Hipcamp host Elizabeth R.,
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WINTER CAMPING: There is a Mr. Buddy Heater in the cabin for you to use, no charge. However, you bring your own propane, 1# propane canisters. 

Get away from everyday life, depart from hotel vacations, and experience living in a primitive cabin with no electricity and no running water.  Have a homesteading adventure  in our rustic woodland tree house in Moravian Fall

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WINTER CAMPING: There is a Mr. Buddy Heater in the cabin for you to use, no charge. However, you bring your own propane, 1# propane canisters. 

Get away from everyday life, depart from hotel vacations, and experience living in a primitive cabin with no electricity and no running water.  Have a homesteading adventure  in our rustic woodland tree house in Moravian Falls, NC.  This mountain hollow is a great place for rest, play, and unplugging from everyday life. The cabin is bordered by a creek and surrounded by woods, hills, a wetland. The surrounding land is park-like and is a fabulous way to vacation alone, with family, or friends. Many amenities are included in the cabin and in the common area.

Walk down the steep hillside to the 12x12 insulated, cabin, which is extended with a 10x12 ft. deck. The Tree House hangs off of a rock ledge and is supported by trees. Whether rain or shine, this location is peaceful, private, and serene. Dogwood trees hang gracefully over the deck. Larger trees dapple the large, private site with partial shade. Wade into the shallow stream, sit on the deck,  rest near the fire pit, or sit on the tree swings, and hammocks, and listen to the little stream that borders the camp. 

The interior of the cabin is small, simple, non-electric, but comfortable and includes a loft with a queen sized bed. On the main floor is a futon. It is adequate for 2 adults and possibly three small children, or four adults.

The kitchen has cabinets for some storage and a place for food preparation. To make your stay easier, we have added a few essentials, food items, as well as cooking  equipment. On the deck there is Coleman cooking stove available for your use. There are two oil lamps, tea candles, and solar lights for your convenience. 

There is a small, exterior, but attached outhouse with a sawdust composting toilet. The bathroom has a battery powered motion light so you won't be stuck in the dark.  A solar heated shower bag is available. You can also wash up in the creek.

For those in your company who prefer a more primitive camping experience, there is plenty of room to pitch tents. If you have a larger group of people, you can also book our other sites, The Suspended Sanctuary Tree Tent and the Awesome Overlook Hammock Camping site. The three sites are close enough for easy visiting but far enough a part for plenty of privacy.

Play in the stream, follow the brook down to the neighbor's horse pasture and into the woods, or wander upstream to the man-made waterfall.   Walk up the gravel road to our farm and meet our goats, chickens, donkeys, and horses. This is a working hobby farm.

Local Activities:  to the west include the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is about 30 minutes away.  15 minutes away is Kerr Scott Dam where you can rent kayaks, as well as other equipment,  explore biking and hiking trails. 

Prayer Mountain is right up the road, about 2 miles away.

Heading east, you can find several fine wineries and vineyards that you can visit. There is also a moonshine distillery in town.  About a half hour away is an Amish community that has several businesses open to the public, including the Shiloh Bakery and General Store. They are closed on Sunday and Monday.

To the northeast, about 45 minutes away, is Stone Mountain. Absolutely fantastic hiking, it is also an old homestead that has been renovated and is open to the public.

To the south, there is Rocky Face Park, where there is hiking and rock climbing. Nearby, is Emerald Hollow Mine, where you can go and find, and keep, precious stones in the nearby river. There is also a great disk course course, Highland Hills Disc Golf Course, one of the top 25 in the country. This is fun for all ages. 

 Merlefest (September 16-19, 2021), a world class Bluegrass festival, is located right in our town. 

TRASH REMOVAL: Please take your trash with you. You can put it in the largest trash bin on the street. There is a compost pile next to the garden for veggie and fruit scraps. I will dispose of the human waste.

While there are only accommodations for four people in the cabin, you can have more people by setting up tents on the premises.  Just increase the number of people staying with you. I have limited the amount of people who can stay at the site to prevent noisy parties.  If you are a large family, please ask, and I can change the number of people allowed to suit your needs..

If you wish to have a larger group, please consider booking the SUSPENDED SANCTUARY TREE TENT, Awesome Overlook Hammock Camping for the same period time. The sites are only a short walk from each other.

DISCLAIMER: WHILE WE HAVE MADE EVERY EFFORT TO MAKE EVERYTHING AS SAFE AS POSSIBLE, YOU ARE CAMPING HERE AT YOUR OWN RISK. THE PROPERTY IS STEEP, WITH NARROW, AND SOMETIMES WET PATHS AND STAIRS. THERE ARE STAIRS TO CLIMB UP INTO THE OPEN LOFT.

Lodging provided
Treehouse
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
Laundry present
No potable water
No wifi
Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes-and-Dams/W-Kerr-Scott/ Kerr Scott Resevoir, about 15 minutes away, has ...Read more

Boating

15 minutes away is Kerr Scott Reservoir. You can put your boat in there. https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lak...Read more

Fishing

You can fish at Kerr Scott Reservoir. https://www.wilkescountytourism.com/attractions/type:6/Outdoor-Activites

Hiking

There are many wonderful places in the area to go hiking. Stone Mountain, Rocky Face Park, and the Blue Ridge Parkway has multi...Read more

Horseback riding

Love Valley is a cowboy town30 minutes here. It has quite a history! Only horses are allowed in this town so it is a fun day tr...Read more

Paddling

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Climbing

Check out Rocky Face Park. It is close by and has rock climbing. Here is the link to the park. https://rockyfacepark.com/

Swimming

15 minutes from the camp is: Sun Crest Water Park 6806 All Healing Springs Rd Taylorsville, NC 28681 http://suncrestwaterpark....Read more

Whitewater paddling

Information on local white water rafting can be found here: http://www.riverfacts.com/rivers/12438.html

Wildlife watching

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Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Babbling Brook Treehouse in North Carolina.

Forest

The entire area is wooded.

Lake

The lake adjacent to our land is owned by a church. We do not have permission to use the dock and the lake. However, you can wa...Read more

Mountainous

Just a short drive away, you can find all kinds of amazing views. Just ask for directions.

River, stream, or creek

There is a little creek that runs along the edge of the campsite. It is perfect for wading in, for small children to play in, e...Read more

Waterfall

There is a man made pond above the tree house. You can walk up the stream and find where the water come over the dam. Also, ab...Read more

Wetlands

There is a small wetland. There are crawfish holes dotting the property. Can you catch any of them?

Farm

If you are interested in seeing our animals, please ask, and we will happily let you pet them and be around them. One of the ho...Read more

Driveway

PLEASE READ: Our driveway services three homes on 20 plus acres of property. Our guest parking is on a narrow pull over on the ...Read more

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Hipcamper Jazzi
Jazzi S.
recommends this listing.
January 18th, 2022

Absolutely beautiful, like something out of a fairytale. I loved sitting on the porch & listening to the creek. Our dog loved playing in the snow. Two different, amazing sites to have a fire. Great place to relax & unwind

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on January 25th, 2022

I am so glad you were able to experience winter in the mountains of NC! I hope to see you again when it is a bit warmer.

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Hipcamper Treasure

Live-in ready and loved by many

Treasure M.
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January 1st, 2022

Elizabeth provides everything you need at this camp, including a warm welcoming. The cabin is cozy and very dog friendly. There are chairs around the fire pit and hammocks along the brook. There is a well pump at the dish washing station and even a primitive shower (you can make it hot, I promise!!)

It's truly an awe-inspiring little oasis in the foothills of the Great Smokies.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on January 4th, 2022

What a sweet review. Thank you Treasure!

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Hipcamper Jackson
Jackson D.
recommends this listing.
December 26th, 2021

The treehouse was everything we were hoping. We spent most of our time relaxing on the deck listening to the creek flowing and cooking whatever we happened to pull out of the cooler on the propane stove; those peanut butter and smashed banana grilled sandwiches really do taste better in a treehouse. We walked our dogs down the creek and gathered wood to cook kabobs on the fire. My better half enjoyed the painting station and left with something to put in a frame to remember our humble Christmas spent in the woods. I'll definitely be back and I would recommend anyone to enjoy at least a few nights at Babbling Brook.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on December 27th, 2021

I ;love your review! It really adds more dimension to other reviews. Thanks for the personal touch.

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Hipcamper Tiffany

Cozy family experience!

Tiffany M.
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December 24th, 2021

We had such a beautiful time at Babbling Brook. Elizabeth was such a lovely host and made us feel welcomed! We wanted to celebrate our Christmas in the wilderness and Elizabeth's hipcamp was the perfect way to celebrate the holidays as a family. If you are looking for an amazing outdoor experience, I highly recommend booking your trip at Babbling Brook! Thanks again, Elizabeth. We will definitely be back in the spring!

If you are looking to share an amazing outdoor experience with your kids, I highly recommend booking your next trip at Babbling Brook! Elizabeth invited us to see her farm animals and feed her goats! Such a cozy spot by the creek for a bonfire and camping games.
Hipcamper aruna

Nature lover s delight

Aruna A.
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October 24th, 2021

This place is truly a treasure that we found ! The tree house is charming and quite comfortable for us . My little girls absolutely loved this place and thoroughly enjoyed playing around and painting the rocks ( thanks to elizabeth for getting them a brand new set of paints and they just had so much fun with it ! ) This place is probably one of the best to star gaze since there are no city lights nearby . Also the woods were flooded with moonlight at night and the sound of water from the brook turns this place quite magical for any nature lover . Mark and Elizabeth are truly wonderful hosts and they truly go above and beyond to make sure that the campers have the best possible experience . I highly recommend this place

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on November 5th, 2021

Thank you so much, Aruna. We really enjoyed your family as well. Thanks for the great review!

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Hipcamper Julie

Perfect fall getaway

Julie S.
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October 18th, 2021

Really enjoyed our time at the Babbling Brook Treehouse. It has everything! Elizabeth has it fully stocked (ie dishes, pans, kettle, blankets, etc) so that we were able to just enjoy nature and the little creek that runs by. The treehouse was cozy and my kids loved hanging out on the balcony in the hammocks we brought. We’ll be back!

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Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle G.
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September 13th, 2021

Great hospitality and amenities on the property

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on September 14th, 2021

Thank you so much, Kyle.

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Hipcamper Lina
Lina P.
recommends this listing.
July 19th, 2021

This was our 2nd time at the treehouse! Elizabeth’s hospitality is just amazing. There’s enough privacy that even if there are people staying at the hanging hammocks ( close by), you won’t even see or hear them.
If you’re going in the summer months, a battery powered fan will be a good idea to bring since it gets humid inside.

We loved our stay! We hope to come back soon. Thank you Elizabeth for everything!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on July 19th, 2021

I loved having you here! And thank you for the suggestions for other guests. It is so very helpful.

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Hipcamper charis
Charis D.
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June 30th, 2021

So great to unplug!

Awards

Best of 2022 Treehouse
2nd place
Best of 2019 North Carolina
3rd place
Best of 2018 North Carolina
2nd place
Property
Self Sufficient Holler
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$70/night
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