Hipcamp host Carter S.,
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Are you looking for privacy, peace, and quiet in a remote camping site that isn’t far from civilization? We are less than 15 minutes from I-24 Exit 97, between Manchester and Murfreesboro, just south of Nashville in Beechgrove/Christiana, TN. Only a short drive to Hop Springs and Bonaroo.

From the top of the ridge, sloping paths call the experienced hikers while the vi

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Are you looking for privacy, peace, and quiet in a remote camping site that isn’t far from civilization? We are less than 15 minutes from I-24 Exit 97, between Manchester and Murfreesboro, just south of Nashville in Beechgrove/Christiana, TN. Only a short drive to Hop Springs and Bonaroo.

From the top of the ridge, sloping paths call the experienced hikers while the views call those who just want to enjoy “being.” Hike the relatively undeveloped paths or stroll along the defined walkways. Either way, enjoy the peace and quiet as you prepare to see more stars at night than allowed in some states.

Enjoy your next peaceful and quiet getaway at 1300 feet above see level! The 30-acre Farm on Douglas Ridge is next to the highest spot in Rutherford County, Tennessee (higher than all of Nashville and most of Davidson County), and is home to the best unobstructed and unpolluted peaceful view of the moon and stars in the area! 

We are under an hour drive from the center of Nashville, under an hour and a half drive from the center of Chattanooga, and under two hours drive from the center of Huntsville.

Your getaway to this secluded off-grid campsite with your tent, our tent, your vehicle, a small (under 20 ft camper, pop-up, or hammock) will leave you refreshed and relaxed, fresh from a nature detox. Each campsite has a rock fire pit - you provide everything else (or add them to your list of extras, see below).

The Farm provides a peaceful and private camping experience conveniently located between Nashville, Huntsville, and Chattanooga. The host family lives on the property, with about eight acres of open pasture/farmland and twenty-four forested acres for hiking and forest bathing (relaxing in natural surroundings that remind you nothing of the city). All photos were taken on or above the farm.

Drinking water, personal toilet alternatives with liner, a camp shower (5 gal), privacy tent for the toilet or the shower, towels with soap/shampoo bars, a food storage security system, kitchen and cooking equipment, and Firewood (7-8 Logs) are available at $5 each, 2 for $9, or 3 for $12. Need a tent? We have a couple of choices starting at $10. Want comfort? Try our 4-inch thick queen-size mattress for $7.50. Let us know of your needs in advance, please, so we can prepare properly for your visit. See the extras to pre-order these items. We will settle the account numbers before you leave.

Post-COVID19 ADJUSTMENTS: We have a paperless and no- or minimal- contact check-in process. If you choose to mask, please do so and let us know of your preference. All payments should be made in advance, before unloading, unless coordinated with the host. If you know you are exhibiting or develop symptoms of any illness, regardless of any test results, please give us the courtesy of awareness so we can respond appropriately.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
2 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No kitchen
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
No electrical hookup
No water hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Have a question? Send Carter a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 4% off

You know what would make this trip even better?

Take advantage of these offers available to add to your trip to The Farm on Douglas Ridge

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Towels w/soap & shampoo bars

Clean towels (2) with Washcloth and soap/shampoo bars. We source our bars fro...Read more

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Experience

Wildlife, plant, veg, or herb tour

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Camp shower

Camp Shower (5 gal) with privacy tent. Hangs from a tree or other fixture and...Read more

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Overnight oatmeal — fruits & nuts

Overnight oatmeal (add milk or water, let oatmeal absorb overnight) enough fo...Read more

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2-person hammock

We have a camping hammock that comfortably sleeps 2 to supplement your gear o...Read more

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Firewood

Firewood (small bundle — 6-8 dry logs with kindling) For your campfire. You m...Read more

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Portable toilet with liner

Portable toilet with liner, Please tie up the liner when you are done and dro...Read more

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Small tent

We have a pop up tent that comfortably sleeps 2-3 to supplement your gear.

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

No boating on site. Nearby: Normandy Lake and Stones River activities

Fishing

No fishing on site. Nearby: Normandy Lake and Stones River activities

Paddling

No paddling on site. Nearby: Normandy Lake and Stones River activities

Climbing

Over 23 mostly inclined acres in one place — enjoy the hike through a variety of microclimates in the forest.

Swimming

No swimming on site. Nearby: Normandy Lake and Stones River activities (there is also a swimming hole less than ten minutes dri...Read more

Wildlife watching

Deer, Wild Turkey, and domesticated chickens, guineas, peacocks, and other wildlife, including a variety of birds and butterflies.

Hiking

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Farm on Douglas Ridge in Tennessee.

Mountainous

By Middle Tennessee standards only. Our farm is 1366 ft above sea level at the highest point, with a range of about 150 ft vert...Read more

Swimming hole

Ten minutes drive away

Farm

The sites are located on a working herb, fruit, nut, and vegetable farm. Ask us what we are planning!

Driveway

Gravel drive on one side, leveled dirt on the other. Most cars can go on the gravel, while it may take an SUV or truck to be su...Read more

Forest

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Hipcamper Ronda

Just what we needed

Ronda H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 25th, 2020

We had a relaxing, peaceful weekend at the Farm. The hosts are a wonderful couple, as happy to help as they are to leave you to yourself. Can't wait to go back!

Hipcamper Carter
Response from Carter, the Host, on October 7th, 2020

We are so glad you and your husband had a great time. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Hipcamper Mark

Great quick getaway

Mark M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 6th, 2020

Pretty/ secluded land great for quick getaway. Hosts were friendly and super responsive. Will be back

Hipcamper Carter
Response from Carter, the Host, on September 9th, 2020

Thanks for providing your perspective Of our farm, Mark. We enjoyed hosting you and your family. We look forward to seeing you again!

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Hipcamper Kathryn

Healthy & happy camping

Kathryn W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2020

This was a perfect stay with just the perfect hosts. Everything starting with the 1st communication to having to leave was just what we needed.

Hipcamper Carter
Response from Carter, the Host, on October 7th, 2020

Thanks for the review - it was great hosting you two! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

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Hipcamper Julia

Fantastic stay, highly recommend!

Julia S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 20th, 2020

The farm was fantastic and Carter went above and beyond as a host. The site was private, well kept, and had access to all of the amenities described. Would happily camp there again!

Hipcamper Alex

Meet the smiths

Alex S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 21st, 2020

Sharmyn and Carter are a lovely set of hosts that have a wonderful piece of property.

If you have the oppurtunity I encourage you to talk to them about their experimental garden filled with a wide variety of herbs and vegetables. Coupled with their vision for their property, its a wonderful conversation to start. My spouse and I look forward to returning regularly to share in their passion for the world around us.

The property sports primitive camping places with plenty of level ground to post up a tent. Tons of surrounding forest which lends itself to roaming down the old loggers trail, or posting up a hammock to enjoy the serenity of nature. There is so little light pollution at night, if you can bring a telescope to witness the star checkered sky.

We had an incredibly great time with both the hosts and a set of day of campers.

A++ wouls recommend.

Hipcamper Gabe

Hope to return sometime soon

Gabe H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
April 29th, 2021

Great spot! Carter was very friendly and helpful, and the location is truly beautiful. Lots to see and and enjoy on top of a wonderful and quiet ridge. Highly recommended.

Hipcamper Spencer
Spencer W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2021

Beautiful place. We stayed on the night of a really good concert 20 mins away. Carter is such a nice, helpful and overall badass person. I'm hoping there's more music at that same venue (Hop Springs Beer Park) in the near future - I'll be be booking with Carter again, if so...

Cheers!

Hipcamper Vincent

Positive

Vincent S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 20th, 2021

It was a good experience. Carter was helpful.

Hipcamper Rachel

Amazing for horse camping too!!

Rachel M.
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(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2021

My friends and I brought our horses :) When I pulled up into the field, I was sooo delighted! It is PERFECT for horse camping! It was mostly enclosed, and Carter parked his tractor in front of the only big opening so we could let the horses free graze on a gorgeous, lush green grassy 2 acres overnight. It was horse traveler heaven. Sounds like we broke this place into horse camping and they plan on closing it off so horse people, definitely come check it out!

It was a liiittle tricky getting in as it very hilly, so might be difficult with a HUGE rig, but my friend’s 46 foot motor home / horse trailer did it just fine. I was floundering trying to make sure I found the proper entrance, but Carter and his wife Sharmyn were very graciously available and super helpful getting us settled. Excellent hosts!

Camping here was a magical experience for me and my friends and our horses :) extra special getting a little tour and seeing their happy go lucky dog Dandy. This was my first time Hipcamping! Carter and Sharmyn were so welcoming, and put me right at ease.

The Farm on Douglas RidgeSooo peaceful and beautiful! Luscious grass! Equine tested & approved ;)The Farm on Douglas Ridge
Property
The Farm on Douglas Ridge
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$27/night
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