Hipcamp host Liz V.,
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Stay in one of our authentic Mongolian yurts with hand painted artwork, sky views, decks, and gorgeous nature all around. At the Heart Center, we take special interest in providing our guests with a uniquely peaceful, positive, comfortable, and relaxing experience! Whether you are laying on a hammock, walking the labyrinth, or just sitting on the deck taking in the sights an


Stay in one of our authentic Mongolian yurts with hand painted artwork, sky views, decks, and gorgeous nature all around. At the Heart Center, we take special interest in providing our guests with a uniquely peaceful, positive, comfortable, and relaxing experience! Whether you are laying on a hammock, walking the labyrinth, or just sitting on the deck taking in the sights and sounds, we want you to enjoy. This is a people and nature friendly environment, within a holistic retreat center! Guests have access to labyrinth walk, tennis court, basketball and volleyball.For those that are interested, we offer meditation, contemplative activities, and Reiki energy work on a love offering basis. Appointment required.  1 pet allowed at $10 per night and $50 deposit paid to owner in advance.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Have a question? Send Liz a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 2 nights
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

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Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Boating is available at one of our many lakes in the area - Fontana Lake, Santeetlah or Cheolah.


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Swim in pristine and crystal clear lakes. We are close to Santeetlah Lake and Fontana Lake.

Wind sports
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Glamping in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.


We are nestled in the Nantahala National Forest and the Smoky Mountains National Park!

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Hipcamper Eleanore
Eleanore H.
recommends this listing.
June 13th, 2022

We had a serene relaxing weekend at beautiful unique location. Thank you Liz!

Hipcamper Monica

Highly recommend

Monica S.
recommends this listing.
August 17th, 2021

We had a wonderful family vacation here at the Heart Center. Liz is an excellent host who is caring, friendly, and makes her guests feel comfortable. She has an extensive knowledge of the area with recommendations on hikes and other activities. The yurt was clean and just the right size for our family of four. It was well furnished with three beds (two twins and a double) a small table and some chairs. The bathrooms in the gym were clean and well stocked. Had it rained, there was more than enough to keep us busy and active in the gym. There are some great hikes in the area to help you enjoy the natural beauty of Western North Carolina. I highly recommend this place.

Hipcamper Theresa
Theresa L.
recommends this listing.
August 24th, 2020

Could not have asked for a better experience! The yurts were beautiful and cozy. The property allows for privacy, while also having a sense of community. Highly recommend!!

Hipcamper Ed
Ed Y.
recommends this listing.
August 7th, 2020

We loved staying at the Heart Center! Our host Liz is a wonderful warm person and the surroundings are beautiful. We hope to return often

Hipcamper Liz
Response from Liz, the Host, on August 8th, 2020

Thank you Ed; It is our privilege and our pleasure to provide a comfortable, restorative, peaceful and joyful place. We are always glad when our guests enjoy it and, even more so, when they want to come back!

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Hipcamper Lauren

Peaceful yurt stay

Lauren P.
recommends this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Great stay!! We enjoyed our night in the yurt and our sunrise blessing :)

Hipcamper James

Mixed feelings

has mixed feelings towards this listing.
August 2nd, 2020

Liz is a very friendly and spiritual host. Her property had several amenities such as sports equipment, kitchen area, showers and restrooms, and several areas to just relax. While we were booked for two nights we only managed to stay for one because of the heat inside of the yurt at night time, which made sleeping impossible. The yurt had poor ventilation and smelled musky making it even less bearable. There was a fan provided, but could not be used because of power outage issue with the power feed to the yurts. While we would recommend this site in general, we don't recommend staying in the yurts.

Hipcamper Koren
Koren S.
recommends this listing.
July 23rd, 2020

This space is peaceful and calming. We loved the yurt and all the common areas were really wonderful!

Hipcamper Michael

Cool yurt with awesome host

Michael D.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2020

We stayed 2 nights at The Heart Center in the orange yurt and couldn't have loved it more. The yurt itself is charming and comfortable. The isolated wooded setting is ideal for relaxing away from the hustle and bustle of daily life. We had a fire in the fire pit and enjoyed s'mores both nights. Liz greeted us and welcomed our kids and dog with open arms. We enjoyed exploring the labyrinth, the gym and the morning coffee at the cafeteria was much appreciated! We explored all that the area had to offer and the location couldn't be better for waterfall hikes, seeing the massive trees at Joyce Gilmer and marveling at Fontana Dam. We hope to be back soon!

We all enjoyed the labyrinth. My son enjoyed the hammock! Nestled under beautiful mature mountain trees. Ending the day with a hot dog over the fire pit.
Hipcamper Sydney
Sydney R.
recommends this listing.
July 11th, 2020

We loved staying at the Mongolian Yurt at The Heart Center! It exceeded our expectations and was a great place to relax after a long day of exploring the Smoky Mountains. Liz was an amazing host and she gave us great recommendations for places to hike and swim. The site was very clean and peaceful and it was great to have warm water to take showers after camping for a few days prior. Overall, it was a lovely stay and I would recommend checking it out! We only stayed for two nights and wished we had more time there.

The inside of the yurt :)Glamping in the Smoky MountainsThe entrance to the yurt we stayed in!The common area of the Heart Center is a great place to do some morning yoga
The Heart Center
North Carolina
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