Hipcamp host Laurel S.
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The Blue Ridge Campground is located 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway on McKinney Mine Road in Little Switzerland. We are next door to North Carolina’s premier gem mining attraction, Emerald Village, and its North Carolina Mining Museum, and 3 miles from an ice cream shop, a coffee shop, a general store, etc.

We are a small family owned campground currently offering 12

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The Blue Ridge Campground is located 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway on McKinney Mine Road in Little Switzerland. We are next door to North Carolina’s premier gem mining attraction, Emerald Village, and its North Carolina Mining Museum, and 3 miles from an ice cream shop, a coffee shop, a general store, etc.

We are a small family owned campground currently offering 12 primitive tent camping sites, 2 of which have rustic shelters. Our sites are private and wooded, nestled among Hemlock, Beech, Oak, and Rhododendron forests. Our property boasts an amazing variety of plant life - giant Ferns, Butterfly Weed, Milk Weed, Trillium, Mountain Laurel, Bee Balm, mosses, mushrooms, and wildflowers galore! We encourage exploration and conservation of our natural wonders, and invite our campers to explore our walking trail and pond (no fishing or swimming - but you can feed the fish!).

Our restroom and shower (with hot water) are located at our main office/shop building, easily accessible for all our campers. We have drinks, bagged ice, extra firewood, and some basic camping supplies for sale upon request. Pets are allowed if they are well-behaved, restrained, and are not left unattended.

This flat, ridge-top site has a rustic log cabin-type shelter (log walls with no chinking, a metal roof, floor, and door with latch), a fire ring and firewood to burn, a picnic table, and room for a tent (or 2!). It is at the turn-around at the end of our campground access road, but still within walking distance of the restroom and shower. This is our #5 site.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 6 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from spigot, purif...
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring
Toilet available
Flush toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Laurel a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 2PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Hiking
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cabin on the Ridge in North Carolina.

Forest

Places to see near Blue Ridge Campground

Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest
10 miles way Explore
Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell State Park
10 miles way Explore
Lake James State Park
Lake James State Park
14 miles way Explore
Roan Mountain State Park
Roan Mountain State Park
22 miles way Explore
Grandfather Mountain State Park
Grandfather Mountain State Park
26 miles way Explore
South Mountains State Park
South Mountains State Park
29 miles way Explore
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
39 miles way Explore
Elk Knob State Park
Elk Knob State Park
41 miles way Explore
Cherokee National Forest
Cherokee National Forest
41 miles way Explore
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
43 miles way Explore
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
45 miles way Explore
Warriors’ Path State Park
Warriors’ Path State Park
49 miles way Explore
New River State Park
New River State Park
61 miles way Explore
Kings Mountain State Park
Kings Mountain State Park
61 miles way Explore
Crowders Mountain State Park
Crowders Mountain State Park
63 miles way Explore
Table Rock State Park MO
Table Rock State Park MO
64 miles way Explore
Overmountain Victory National Historic Trail
Overmountain Victory National Historic T...
64 miles way Explore
Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mountain State Park
64 miles way Explore
Grayson Highlands State Park
Grayson Highlands State Park
64 miles way Explore
Table Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park
65 miles way Explore
Lake Norman State Park
Lake Norman State Park
67 miles way Explore
Croft State Park
Croft State Park
68 miles way Explore
Natural Tunnel State Park
Natural Tunnel State Park
68 miles way Explore
Stone Mountain State Park
Stone Mountain State Park
71 miles way Explore
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
76 miles way Explore
Panther Creek State Park
Panther Creek State Park
76 miles way Explore
Devils Fork State Park
Devils Fork State Park
77 miles way Explore
Hungry Mother State Park
Hungry Mother State Park
78 miles way Explore
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
81 miles way Explore
Oconee State Park
Oconee State Park
87 miles way Explore
Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala National Forest
91 miles way Explore
Chester State Park
Chester State Park
94 miles way Explore
Wilderness Road State Park
Wilderness Road State Park
95 miles way Explore
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
97 miles way Explore
Pilot Mountain State Park
Pilot Mountain State Park
98 miles way Explore
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
98 miles way Explore
Sumter National Forest
Sumter National Forest
98 miles way Explore

The vibe at Cabin on the Ridge

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Hipcamper Erin + Caroline
Erin + Caroline M.
recommends this listing.
September 7th, 2017

We watched the weather all day in anticipation of our trip to the Cabin on the Ridge but as luck would have it we arrived under gray skies that pretty quickly turned to rain. Still, the weather didn't dampen our enthusiasm.

Once we found the site we decided to do a little exploring, first driving through the cute and very small town of Little Switzerland (literally, don't blink or you'll miss it) as well as Emerald Village which is a gem mining attraction. I honestly had no idea something like Emerald Village existed in North Carolina and couldn't get over how cool the cave/rock structure looked. It reminded me of things I've seen out west. Be sure to leave time to check it out. There's a pretty good scenic view and it's free!

Also not to be missed is the Blue Ridge Parkway which is only about 3 miles away from the campsite. It has gorgeous overlooks and tons of places to picnic and hike.

As for the site itself, it's awesome. The road leading up there is gravel and on an incline but our little RV had no problem gaining traction and making it up there. We ended up using a couple boards to help us level out since the sites were at an angle but we didn't even mind because it was quiet, clean and peaceful.

Each of the sites has a fire pit, a couple of them have a picnic table and some of them even have a little wooden rustic structure on it (you'll see them in the photos.) We loved the access to an actual toilet and hot, running water for a shower. As you know, sometimes these amenities make all the difference in a trip.

Though we didn't have the best weather, we did have a blast and would love to return at some point in the near future!

Maybelle always finds a good place to rest.Walking the dog!Pretty little lake on the campground (there's also a soda machine near that grey building...)We went exploring before we got to the site. How cool is this cave?!
Hipcamper evey
Evey T.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
September 21st, 2017

This campground worked great for the weekend we were there because we were the only people there. If it had been full we would have no privacy at all as the sites are very close to each other. The pictures you see on the page of caves and waterfalls is not on the premise although it is close by. I couldn't tell you about the store/museum as it was not open for our entire stay. I did see Laurel , who was very pleasant, one time. Firewood and ice are free (if you can find someone to give it to you). There is only one bathroom and one shower for everyone at the campground to use but they are clean.

Hipcamper jodi
Jodi P.
recommends this listing.
November 14th, 2018

Awesome and secluded and just off the blue ridge parkway. plenty of firewood and stars. showers with hot water plus a flush toilet just short walk from site. Laurel greeted us and drove up dry firewood to the site when we arrived (after dark). Stars were great.

Hipcamper Chuck J.
recommends this listing.
September 10th, 2018
Hipcamper Patrick  K.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2018
Property
Blue Ridge Campground
State
North Carolina
$20/night
1 Site