We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit at the fire pit while listening to the birds as the sky turns pink & purple over the Smoky Mountains. We purposely tucked the campsite high up against the mountain to achieve complete solidarity. Evenings w/the stars are simply magical! Come & cliff jump at our secret swimming hole, rope swing and cliff jump off the isla
We can't adequately describe how peaceful it is to sit at the fire pit while listening to the birds as the sky turns pink & purple over the Smoky Mountains. We purposely tucked the campsite high up against the mountain to achieve complete solidarity. Evenings w/the stars are simply magical! Come & cliff jump at our secret swimming hole, rope swing and cliff jump off the islands in the lake, hike the Appalachian trail, whitewater raft the Nantahala River, then rest in peace at the campsite.
- Check in: After 1PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
- On arrival: Go straight to camp
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 18 months out Weeknight discount: 10% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at "David's Dugout" Tent Camp Platform in North Carolina.
To put the campsite in a location to capture the perfect view meant that our gravel driveway became incredibly steep! If you DO...Read more
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Amazing view on beautiful property
Location was amazing. Property was beautiful. The platform needs to be leveled. It’s very crooked and after the first night we ended up staying elsewhere. It was an amazing experience and we loved the area so much we have decided we want to call this area home.
Secluded, primitive, and affordable
Definitely use the written instructions to gain appropriate access to the campsite! You will park below your site around 500 ft. You will need to hike up (no steps, just a pathway that was slippery when wet, but once you get to the platform, you are living in the trees! There is a fire pit, but you'd have to really commit yourself for a few firewood runs. No level ground at site besides the platform, so limit need for excessive tents, etc. The view/feel of back-packing, but with the comforts of your car being a short hike down! The best of both worlds, in my opinion! Will be back ASAP!
This was such a fun trip! We only stayed one night, but it was still enjoyable. The hike up to the platform was no joke, definitely harder than it looked, but once you got there it was so worth it! Mike was a great host! He was helpful in every way possible and his emails were very informative! We will be back!
Beauty high on the mountain
Mike’s campsite was great; private and beautiful! The tent platform is large enough for a 6 person tent. One item worth mentioning; the hike up to the tent platform is steep (as was mentioned in the listing!) so don’t plan on bringing anything heavy such as a hard cooler up to the campsite. We absolutely plan on returning here again and would recommend this to anyone!