Hipcamp host Cassie F.,
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The yurt is nestled in between a mixture of Hemlock and Poplar trees on the side of a small, steep mountain. Between the beautiful rock outcroppings, life in our temperate rainforest shows with the lush ferns and foliage, resonating forest sounds of birds and insects, background music of the Cane River, and the overall tranquil ecologically rich environment. The yurt is some


The yurt is nestled in between a mixture of Hemlock and Poplar trees on the side of a small, steep mountain. Between the beautiful rock outcroppings, life in our temperate rainforest shows with the lush ferns and foliage, resonating forest sounds of birds and insects, background music of the Cane River, and the overall tranquil ecologically rich environment. The yurt is something sweet, without a lot of amenities it is still a true camping experience! The outhouse is less than fifty feet from the yurt, a rain barrel set up for doing dishes, and a designated fire pit with camping chairs.

Each season brings different joys; wake up to the birds singing, spend crisp mornings with tea and a book, and enjoy relaxing evenings catching lightning bugs or warming by the fire.  We have some small gardens by the yurt, you’re more than welcome to help yourself. And the wild berries! Some blackberries, but mostly wineberries, are usually ripe for a few weeks around mid July and goodness they are a favorite! Lots of wildlife to explore, wildflowers to enjoy, wading and skipping rocks in the river, even a few fishing spots nearby so bring your license and gear.

Approximately ten miles past the property, towards Tennessee, you enter Pisgah National Forest and run into the Appalachian Trail. We can direct you to great hikes in both directions, and a little waterfall just off the road perfect for hot summer days or a polar plunge during the winter months! Mount Mitchell, the highest point East of the Mississippi is on the other side of Yancey County, worth the drive and visit on the Blue Ridge Parkway. While you’re out, visit the quaint town of Burnsville, NC, about a 30 minute drive from the yurt, where you’ll find restaurants, a brewery, art studios, a community theatre, and eclectic shops. Asheville is a longer commute at about an hour's drive, and has everything you’ve heard of and more. A must-stop for art lovers is Penland School of Craft, an international center for craft education tucked in the Blue Ridge Mountains, 45 minutes away.

Although our family lives in close proximity to the yurt, we respect your privacy and are available on an “as needed” basis. There are four of us, a few furry friends, and you might see our chickens depending on where the tractor is set up. Farm fresh eggs are available and delicious!

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Bins available
No showers
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Cassie a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Road biking on 19W and Asheville area has several mountain biking trails.


You'll want a fishing license, and we can tell you about a few good spots!


About a 15 minute drive to the Appalachian Trail. LOTS of hiking in the area.

Horseback riding

Check out the Preserve at Wolf Laurel or Bucktown Stables. Both are located within about a 20 min. drive.

Snow sports

Wolf Ridge Ski Resort is about a 45 min. drivel they have snowboarding and tubing available.

Wildlife watching

There is plenty to see and listen to from the deck of the yurt, There are all types of birds that live on the Cane River; inclu...Read more

Whitewater paddling


Natural features you'll find at Sunny Side Up Yurt in North Carolina.


Just down the road from Pisgah National Forest. This entire area is surrounded by National Forests.

Hot spring

Natural hot springs are fed into a hot tub in Hot Springs, NC, an hour drive from out spot.


Our own little mountain has a steep 1/4 climb to the top. There are plenty of trails within an hours drive; a list of these tra...Read more


Drive down the road toward TN, about ten minutes, and you'll come to Big Creek falls. a sweet spot to cool off in the summer mo...Read more


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Hipcamper Jessica
Jessica A.
recommends this listing.
July 25th, 2022

Cassie’s yurt was so so awesome. You should stay here! They have thought of so many extra touches and have clear instructions for those who aren’t familiar with yurt living. 10/10 would recommend!

Hipcamper Madelyn
Madelyn S.
recommends this listing.
July 17th, 2022

The yurt was amazing! Comfortable for sleeping and hanging out. It was a beautiful spot, with all the amenities and an incredible view of the night sky to enjoy. A little luxury with nature included.

Hipcamper Nathan

Excellent! will stay again!

Nathan G.
recommends this listing.
July 7th, 2022

My family of four had a wonderful stay at the yurt! The space was exactly as it was described and pictured. Plenty of space and everything you need. Unfortunately we could only stay for 1 night, but we managed to cook a full dinner, breakfast, and even s’mores over the fire pit. We will definitely be coming back to stay here again!

Hipcamper Elena
Elena G.
recommends this listing.
June 27th, 2022

The sunny side up yurt was comfortable and serene! Lots of privacy and we had everything we needed. Would definitely stay here again.

Hipcamper Virginia

Treetop yurt retreat!

Virginia P.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

I would describe our stay at Sunny Side Up Yurt as a peaceful glamping experience. After parking, my husband and I descended a short staircase to the gorgeous, deck-perched yurt, and the relaxing evening that awaited us.

Cassie and Ben’s yurt was beautifully decorated, well-maintained, and had everything we needed for an enjoyable stay. This Hipcamp is a perfect choice for those seeking to unplug and restore in a comfortable, wooded setting: The bed was comfortable. The kitchen offered the necessary amenities to cook a delicious dinner. And, the vast deck was treetop heaven.

What really stood out about this property was the meticulous attention to detail. It’s evident that the hosts put a lot of thought and love into the design of this Hipcamp. From the garden areas, to the fire-pit, to the interior space of the yurt itself, Cassie and Ben have done a fantastic job of turning this property into a tiny paradise. Even the outhouse is a place of interest!

If you’re looking for a great place to spend a peaceful evening with your dearest loved ones, and enjoy being lulled to sleep by the tranquil murmur of a nearby river, Sunny Side Up Yurt would certainly be a fantastic choice.

Thank you for sharing your Hipcamp with us, Cassie and Ben. My husband and I thoroughly enjoyed our time at Sunny Side Up Yurt.

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Hipcamper Jacob

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Jacob G.
recommends this listing.
June 2nd, 2022

We really enjoyed the Yurt. It was beautiful and had everything we needed. I would definitely recommend it for anyone looking to get away for a night.

Hipcamper Tessie
Tessie C.
recommends this listing.
May 16th, 2022

The yurt was beautiful, clean and secluded in a beautiful valley

Hipcamper Hannah

North carolina getaway!

Hannah S.
recommends this listing.
May 3rd, 2022

My partner and I enjoyed the yurt so much! It was beautifully decorated and has all the necessities you need with additional resources in case you ran out of anything or forgot anything!
I would note that the driveway is super steep and if you don't have AWD or have trouble walking/being on your feet this may be a challenge for ya. There's also no shower or private area to bathe if you're staying longer, so I made sure to bring a collapsable bucket with biodegradable soap and we had lil sponge baths in the evening.
Otherwise, this place was absolutely lovely and Cassie and her husband, Ben were very kind and communicative. We also made sure to purchase some eggs from their chicken coop and enjoyed them for breakfast!

Hipcamper Cassie
Response from Cassie, the Host, on May 5th, 2022

Wonderful to have you, thanks for the kind words and leaving the space so tidy! Happy spring!

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Hipcamper Donovan

Best hip camp ever

Donovan L.
recommends this listing.
January 11th, 2022

The hosts were amazing, it was by far the nicest Airbnb / Hip Camp I’ve ever been to; the wood stove was perfect, the bed was super comfy, the yurt was so cool, we were 10/10 impressed and will be planning another trip in the future.

Sunny Side Up
North Carolina
United States
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