Hipcamp host Caroline G.,
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Looking for a quaint, mountainous, countryside camping getaway just 40 minutes from Asheville? Look no further! This gem of a campsite will hit the spot. Let the sound of our babbling creek soothe your senses!

We are located in Jacks Creek Township, in Yancey County, North Carolina... but minutes from great little shops, restaurants, and an awesome brewery, in the happ


Looking for a quaint, mountainous, countryside camping getaway just 40 minutes from Asheville? Look no further! This gem of a campsite will hit the spot. Let the sound of our babbling creek soothe your senses!

We are located in Jacks Creek Township, in Yancey County, North Carolina... but minutes from great little shops, restaurants, and an awesome brewery, in the happening little town of Burnsville. Mt. Mitchell state Park is just a hop, skip, and a jump away... as is the dreamy Blue Ridge Parkway.

If you're into road cycling, this is THE SPOT! If you're into mountain biking, Big Ivy in Barnardsville is nearby, as is Paint Rock in Hot Springs, Tannery Knobs in Johnson City, and many other MTB destinations in Asheville. Into fly fishing? We're close to the Toe River and the Cane River. Looking for whitewater? The Nolichucky in TN is right down the road. Hiking, you say?! Roan Mountain is nearby, as is the Appalachian Trail!

Our 65 acre private and mountainous tract will engulf you in the beauty of the Blue Ridge!

Our Well-Travelled site includes leveled gravel, a lawn area, a fire pit (with complimentary and endless firewood), a charcoal grill, and a picnic table. Includes WIFI, and water/electricity hookup.

Please be advised, we will be hosting other HipCampers at other campsites on the property, during your stay.

Campsite area
Tent or RV site
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
RV Information
Travel trailers, Fifth wheels, Toy haulers, Pop-up campers, Campervans, and Cars allowed
Vehicles under 17 feet allowed
Back-in site
Surface type: loose-gravel
Surface levelness: flat
Electrical hookup available
Water hookup available
Ask about slideout accommodation
No Class A RVs, Class B RVs, or Class C RVs
Hookups: No sewage and TV connection
Generators not allowed
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No showers
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Caroline a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Horseback riding
Snow sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Marlin's Magic in North Carolina.


12 Reviews

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Hipcamper Todd
Todd H.
recommends this listing.
September 29th, 2022

Nice secluded place. Other campers nearby yet privacy was not an issue. Facilities consist of port a potty only which is as described. Water and electric was good. Internet was spotty at first yet worked fine after host reset the system. Host were responsive and friendly. I would consider staying here again if in the area.

Hipcamper Leilani

Quiet and peaceful camping

Leilani S.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2022

Well-Traveled was awesome! Quiet and secluded without being too far away from anything. 15 mins to town with grocery stores and things to do. Saw lots of wildlife and never had any issues during our stay. The driveway at the site is a little steep, but we had no problems with our AWD SUV + Pop-Up camper.

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Hipcamper Robin
Robin R.
recommends this listing.
June 5th, 2022

Nice shaded spot with a picnic table and fire pit. The driveway to the property winds along a cow pasture and we saw three turkeys on our way in.

The property itself seemed very private, there were two RVs and a small cabin next to our site. The RVs were empty but someone was at the cabin. We heard them drive in and that was it.

The Parking/gravel area was just big enough for 2 vehicles and the picnic table. We had a 4-door wrangler, 3 camping chairs, and a 1 person tent/cot and that took up the entire parking area. There was some open area next to the fire pit that we could have moved the tent to just in mind that 2 vehicles will fill the whole area. There was a porta potty just across the gravel road, close to the site.

There was an electric hook up just close enough for us to plug into. The water spigot was close as well.

Hipcamper Nathan
Nathan W.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

Property is very beautiful and well maintained. Caroline was very welcoming and provided details about the property as well as very good directions to site. My family and I found it very peaceful and relaxing. Next time we travel to North Carolina we are definitely coming back! Thank you!

Hipcamper Meredith
Meredith M.
recommends this listing.
May 23rd, 2022

We brought our own camper and the space Caroline provided was perfect! There was a leveled gravel pad with a picnic table. The water and electric hook-ups were close (we didn't need an extension cable). Right above the gravel pad is a firepit with wood provided. She added some nice touches with flower planters in the campsite. The outhouse was very clean too. We would definitely return!

Hipcamper Dean & Nancy

Anniversary getaway

Dean & Nancy R.
recommends this listing.
May 22nd, 2022

Well Traveled was an amazing place! Beautiful setting in the woods with lots of special touches around our campsite! Flowers planted and potted all around, plenty of firewood provided during our stay, very clean and well-kept! We loved the quiet seclusion. There is also a camper nearby for guests to rent out, but we felt like there is a nice distance between the spots so you still have plenty of privacy. Caroline was a wonderful host and quick to communicate with us throughout our stay! HIGHLY recommend!!! We would love to stay again when we are in the Asheville area!

Such pretty touches of flowers all around our campsiteOur campsite was tucked right in by the treesRelaxing eveningBeautiful morning view
Hipcamper Amanda

What a gem!

Amanda E.
recommends this listing.
April 21st, 2022

What a beautiful property to stay at with our camper. It’s private and secluded but close enough to get to Asheville easily. And the town of Burnsville is so cute with amazing shops and restaurants. Caroline was very accommodating and knowledgeable. The porta potty was very clean. The property was quiet and the directions to the site were perfect. We will absolutely be back. Thanks for a wonderful trip!

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Hipcamper Genevieve

So nice we booked twice

Genevieve N.
recommends this listing.
October 1st, 2021

We really enjoyed this little spot tucked away in the trees on the side of a slope. The leaves were just beginning to change and float down in the gentle breeze.
Amenities made this stay several degrees easier and more enjoyable; electricity, water, dry firewood, picnic table, port-a-potty, level parking and fire pit areas.
We booked instantly twice and had no issues at all.

Things to know:
Easy access, also easy-to-miss. The neighbors are used to giving directions.
Structures around with lights and generator (minor light and sound pollution), but no one was there but us.
We saw at least one surveillance camera.

The leaves were just beginning to turn and fall.Coffee at the fire pit. Relaxing. Buddy ran free around the camp and had fun. (Beware of the barbed wire along the roadway leading to the camp.)
Hipcamper Carter

Great location and set up

Carter S.
recommends this listing.
August 30th, 2021

Amazing location, easy to get to, and the directions provided made it super easy to get to our spot. As other people have said you have a lot of options for camping from using a tent, hammock, or van. The grill is a game-changer (especially if it's raining or damp out) along with the electricity, easy access to water, and surprisingly clean port-a-potty.

If you need anything you're only a 16-minute drive to a super nice Ingles too in case you forgot anything food-wise or want charcoal for the grill.

The only con is that if someone is staying in the Air B&B RV they can be a little close for comfort. We luckily didn't have anyone else there though so it was a non-problem.

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