Hipcamp host Elizabeth R.,
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"Best daughter - Mom time ever" ~ Lyshia

"Great from casual first time campers." ~ Holli

Sit on the 12x16 deck, overlook the creek, and listen to the sounds of the woods as the night rolls in. This unique and primitive site includes many essential items and amenities:  two camping hammocks, (each with mosquito netting, a rain fly, and an under quilt to insulate

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"Best daughter - Mom time ever" ~ Lyshia

"Great from casual first time campers." ~ Holli

Sit on the 12x16 deck, overlook the creek, and listen to the sounds of the woods as the night rolls in. This unique and primitive site includes many essential items and amenities:  two camping hammocks, (each with mosquito netting, a rain fly, and an under quilt to insulate against cold weather) as well as a dry kitchen. This includes a Coleman Stove, a grill for the fire ring, cookware, eating utensils, as well as other odds and ends. You barely need to pack a thing!

The 12 x 16 deck overlooks the wetland below. Sit and relax among the trees as you listen to the babbling brook! Set up your own tent and sleep under the trees.

Follow the path down the steep incline, where you will have access to the mountain stream. Pump the fresh mountain spring water at the spring box and use it for washing, doing dishes, cooking etc. There is also and a gravity fed water filtration system so everyone can get potable water. Ever try a slack line? It stretches across a wet land, just for fun. Don't get your feet wet!

Even if you are an inexperienced camper, this is a great opportunity to develop a new skill. Come and try it out.

We are located in Moravian Falls, NC about 15 minutes from hwy 421.

Please bring hiking boots/shoes. The slopes around the site need shoes that grip.

LOCAL ACTIVITIES:  to the west is the Blue Ridge Parkway, which is about 30 minutes away.  15 minutes away is Kerr Scott Dam where you can rent kayaks, pontoon boats, (as well as other sporting equipment), and fish. There is a great mountain biking trail, as well as hiking trails. 

Prayer Mountain is right up the road.

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 the 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 historic old homestead that has been renovated and is open to the public.

To the south, 15 minutes away, is Rocky Face State Park, where there is hiking and rock climbing.

Go hunting for gems at Emerald Hollow Mine, only 30 minutes away. Walk in the river, go sluicing. What you find, you keep.

Close by is Highland Hills Disc Golf Course, one of the top 25 in the country.

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

Please consider our other sites as well. They will be listed to the right of this site on your computer screen. The Babbling Brook Treehouse, Suspended Sanctuary Tree Tent, and the Cozy Cottage Farm Stay. All sites are unique and are within walking distance of each other.

Disclaimer: This property is on a steep embankment that can be slippery when wet. We do our best to make things safe. However, we are not responsible if you hurt yourself.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
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: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 5% off

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Starting a fire without matches

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Two person tent with assembly

Rent the tent. We will set it up, and put it away.

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Farm Time with the Livestock

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Magical Flames

Creates vibrant, colorful flames for wood burning fires.

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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

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

Fishing

Kerr Scott Reservoir has fishing, only 15 minutes away. https://www.saw.usace.army.mil/Locations/District-Lakes-and-Dams/W-Ker...Read more

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

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

Climbing

Check out Rocky Face Park. It is close by and has rock climbing and hiking. Here is the link to the park. https://rockyfacepa...Read more

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

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Happy Hillside Tent & Hammock Camp in North Carolina.

Forest

We have 10 acres, much of it wooded with a canopy to keep out the heat of the day.

Mountainous

This site is on a steep incline that turns into a 60 ft drop off. The height gives a nice overview of the surrounding area, e...Read more

River, stream, or creek

You have access to the creek for playing, splashing, resting. However, you will be sharing this spot with another small campsite.

Waterfall

About a five minute drive away, you can see Moravian Falls... the waterfall. You need to pay to go into the area, but it is eas...Read more

Wetlands

There is a natural spring on the property that creates a small wetland area.

Farm

We have two large ponies, two mini donkeys, seven goats, lots of chickens, and roosters.

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 Nikki

Fantastic camping experience

Nikki H.
recommends this listing.
July 24th, 2022

We had a fantastic time. The host was very accommodating! Will definitely be back.

Hipcamper Marjorie
Marjorie D.
recommends this listing.
July 6th, 2022

Elizabeth is very hospitable. The site had everything we needed. Our dog enjoyed it even more then we did!

Hipcamper Scott

Unique and delightful!

Scott H.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

We had a wonderful stay! We were met when we arrived and given a whole tour of the sites. It's charming and brought out the inner kids in us. There's a beautiful running creek, hammocks everywhere and plenty of fire pits. Some of the highlights were hearing the call and hoofbeats of neighboring horses in the night, playing on the slackline, listening to the sound of the creek and being visited by the dogs that live there, they are all sweethearts. If you're looking for a semi-primative camping experience with lots of play areas to explore, this is the perfect place. Thank you for a great visit, we'll be back!

Hipcamper Michael
Michael R.
recommends this listing.
June 11th, 2022

Happy Hillside was beyond what we needed... and expected! Elizabeth has done such an amazing job with the property. There is a cabin, hammock camp and tent camping. We got to experience the tent camping for two nights and it was absolutely magical!!! On top of that... the communal area and creek running through the property was the therapy we needed! So much character and hidden gems throughout the whole property. We spent an entire afternoon and evening just exploring the property. On day 2, we went to explore some mountains and went on a 4-Hour tube trip at Foothill Outdoor Adventures (15 min away).
As if the property wasn't amazing enough... Elizabeth was an awesome host! She gave us lots of recommendations, taught me some cool facts about some of the plant life/ area and introduced us to her super cool and friendly dogs. Jake (Happy Hillside dog concierge) even hung out with us for several hours around the fire our first night.
I highly recommend this property and look forward to coming back again soon!

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Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 11th, 2022

What an amazing review. Thank you! and thank you for taking the time to add so many details. You created a beautiful picture of our unique hillside camping. I know others will also appreciate your detail. Hope to see you soon!

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Hipcamper Valerie

A primitive camping paradise!

Valerie H.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

An amazing site that includes SO many extras ... you truly need only to bring your own bedding, a flashlight, some dry firewood and voila! You're camping!!! The very thoughtful hosts have included everything else you will need for a wonderful stay. Highly recommend this space and the hosts for campers of all experience levels!

Meet Jake!  The site Ambassador... a truly gentle soul who helped make me and my fur babies feel welcome and protected.  <3
Hipcamper Valerie

A beautiful site & amazing hosts!

Valerie H.
recommends this listing.
June 1st, 2022

I cannot recommend this site and hosts highly enough. As a solo female camper, I felt incredibly welcomed by my hosts & safe on their land.

The beautiful, well-built deck overlooking the creeks below was the perfect place to setup my dome tent, w\ a lot of room to spare for the table & chairs provided on the deck itself and all the gear that I brought for myself & 2 small dogs. The string lights installed on the deck provide the perfect night-time lighting & I didn't have to use a lantern at all (but do bring a flashlight if you need to use the potty in the middle of the night).

If you don't have a tent, there are 2 camping hammocks installed on the site, with built-in bug screen & rain flies, offering a perfect sleeping option. There is a picnic table & other outdoor seating so you don't need to bring any chairs with you! Directly below the deck is the cooking area which offers the option of cooking on the grate provided inside the large fire ring OR the Coleman stove (and propane!) included with the site (along w/ all the cookware & dishes you will need!). Lastly, there is also a pit-toilet setup (a privacy tent with composting toilet system -- clean and convenient).

The hosts have done amazing things to build 3 private sites & beautiful shared spaces as well and I recommend this place to campers of all experience levels. You will be comfortable, safe and the spirit of the place will leave you feeing renewed!

Meet Jake!  The site Ambassador... a truly gentle soul who helped make me and my fur babies feel welcome and protected.  <3
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 1st, 2022

Thank you Valerie! Your review is a gift, not only for us, but for those who read it. Thank you for your detailed and beautiful description.

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Hipcamper Dave
Dave P.
recommends this listing.
October 4th, 2021

The area is awesome. The hammock camping site is cool and overlooks the rest of the property. My kids loved it here!

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

I'm so glad your kids loved it here, Dave. You all are such a sweet family. I hope that you can stop in another time.

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Hipcamper Catherine

Lots of outdoor activities!

Catherine N.
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August 16th, 2021

This was a very fun spot for my 5-yo and I to stay - I would say it would be great for older kids to explore on their own, I had to supervise my little one on the ropes and slopes, but we still had a blast!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on August 20th, 2021

It was so nice to meet you and thanks for the review. I'm so glad that you had a good time.

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Hipcamper Jesse

Dress warm, bring boots.

Jesse B.
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April 12th, 2021

Well provisioned unique location.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on April 13th, 2021

Your family are obviously well seasoned campers. I love seeing that. Potential guests should take your review to heart, when it cold, dress properly. And by all means, wear boots. Thank you for your thoughtful review.

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Awards

Best of 2018 North Carolina
2nd place
Property
Self Sufficient Holler
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$47/night
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