Hipcamp host Lisa A.,
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Come enjoy the hike-in, off the grid mountain experience at the Cabins at Sandy Mush Bald. Located on 500 acres in Western North Carolina on one of the highest peaks of the Newfound Mountain Range. The cabins feature access to a covered porch with incredible views, a fire pit, kitchen with a wood burning and gas stove, full bath, numerous sleeping accommodations, and a homem

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Come enjoy the hike-in, off the grid mountain experience at the Cabins at Sandy Mush Bald. Located on 500 acres in Western North Carolina on one of the highest peaks of the Newfound Mountain Range. The cabins feature access to a covered porch with incredible views, a fire pit, kitchen with a wood burning and gas stove, full bath, numerous sleeping accommodations, and a homemade breakfast each morning. Site #1 is sometimes a shared space, with a large loft that sleeps up to 8 guests, please message for more information. The beautiful, moderate to challenging hike is 2.5 miles and takes about an hour. NOTE: We are ensuring that a stay in the cabins is safe for all of our guests during this time and are following all mandated guidelines to keep the cabins sanitized during and between each visit. We will also send detailed information to each camper once they have booked.

Lodging provided
Cabin
2 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Other
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Lisa a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Mountain Top Cabins in North Carolina.

Mountainous

123 Reviews

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Hipcamper Matt

Rustic and charming - great hosts!

Matt G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 5th, 2021

2nd time to this gem of a spot. The hosts, Riley and Sunny were superb company. Great views, clean air, and cabin kitties always make things better. Highly recommend to those who enjoy a challenging hike to reach a worthy prize. Also an excellent spot for astrophotography/landscape photography.

Hipcamper Maria
Maria F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 27th, 2021

First time using Hip Camp and it was such a wonderful stay! Lisa was very responsive and the hosts, Sunny and Riley were lovely. The hike up to the cabins is challenging but so worth it. Beautiful view and so peaceful. I will definitely be back :)

Hipcamper Leah

Perfect anniversary trip

Leah T.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 23rd, 2021

We had the most magical, lovely, perfect anniversary trip to this incredibly special place. We were thoroughly enchanted by our little secluded upper cabin, and enjoyed two very delicious meals at the main cabin, with truly breathtaking views. This is such a special place, and the hosts were so considerate and thoughtful. We can’t wait to come back!

Hipcamper Michael

Incredible stay!

Michael W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 21st, 2021

I had an incredible stay at the Mountain Top Cabins! Riley and Sonny were great hosts - they were great communicators throughout the process, and I enjoyed our conversations and meals during the trip.

Will definitely be trying to come back to the Mountain Top Cabins if I am back in the Asheville area!

Hipcamper Jackie

Worth it!!

Jackie R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
September 14th, 2021

We loved staying at the mountain Top cabins! The hike up there is definitely challenging, so make sure you wear hiking boots! I would also recommend using a backpacking backpack (or day back would work) because I would imagine the hike would be 100x harder with bags! We stayed in site 2 which was very rustic and cozy. It definitely doesn't have the same view, but it wasn't really a big deal as we got to enjoy the view from the main cabin! I would HIGHLY recommend staying here, it's an amazing off-the-grid experience.

Hipcamper Andrew

Must visit!

Andrew F.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 13th, 2021

Omg where to even start… first off when we arrived at the top of the mountain, we were greeting by the most loving cat, Finn (and his brother Tommy who wasn’t far behind).

The cabin itself is very cozy and the hosts (Riley and Sunny) were so welcoming. They made us feel like we were at home right away, including making a fire in the fire place and cooking the best chicken soup of our lives (which really hit the spot on the cool foggy evening).

The hike up took us about 2 hours and is pretty strenuous. With that being said, it was so worth it and made our stay that much more special.

We traveled for a week around North Carolina and this was the highlight of our whole trip!

Hipcamper Merritt

Yesssssss

Merritt M.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
September 11th, 2021

We loved this experience! From our friendly feline welcome party, to the incredible views this place is a perfect magical hideaway. Riley and Sunny made us feel welcome and at home. After a great breakfast, we spend the afternoon with a kitty adventure guide up to the bald with jaw dropping views, we really didn't want to leave. Advice: pack light and stay long!!

Hipcamper Laura

The perfect writers escape cabin

Laura C.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 23rd, 2021

This place was created with a beautiful vision and that vision is shared with the on site host. Riley took really good care of us and his passion of sustainability and creation was contagious. We felt safe but also got the remote magical feeling every hiker searches high and low to find. It was also pretty special to share this space with our twin toddlers. The hike is strenuous but there is something really special at the end. I am hoping to return soon and this be the place I write my book.

Hipcamper Mark

Awesome - the silence is deafening

Mark S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
July 27th, 2021

If I were really selfish I wouldn’t leave a review. . The pictures say it all. And fireflies light the night Riley and Sunny are great hosts, put out a good spread, and great to talk to about almost any topic. And don’t worry if you just want to sit there taking the viewing think to yourself they give you your space.

Awards

Best of 2022 North Carolina
Finalist
Best in 2021 North Carolina
2nd place
Best in 2021 Cabin
Finalist
Best of 2019 North Carolina
10th place

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