Hipcamp host Laurel S.
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The Blue Ridge Campground is located 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway 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 a coffee shop, a general store, cafe, etc.  Most businesses in Little Switzerland are seasonal.  Gas, groceries, and more restaurant choices

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The Blue Ridge Campground is located 3 miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway 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 a coffee shop, a general store, cafe, etc.  Most businesses in Little Switzerland are seasonal.  Gas, groceries, and more restaurant choices are 7-8 miles away in Spruce Pine.

We are a small family owned campground currently offering 4 camping sites (one of which will open in June 2020 and will offer a unique "glamping" experience in a 16' round canvas tent!).  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 wander around our property, or catch (or feed!) a fish in our pond!  Our public restroom and shower (with hot water) are located at our main store building (also the owner's apartment), which is accessible for all of our campers.  We have a drink vending machine (sodas) at the check-in area and bagged ice by request.  A limited selection of basic camping supplies is also available for purchase by request.  Pets are allowed at this site if they are well-behaved, restrained, and are not left unattended.  This site is on a slope, so if it's important to you to have a flat site I might suggest one of my other listings (The Cabin at Blue Ridge or The Creek at Blue Ridge).

This woodsy site has a rustic open-air 10' x 8' shed shelter (wood walls, floor, metal roof, open doorways and open window), a fire ring and firewood to burn, a picnic table, and a 10' x 8' tend pad.  It is within walking distance of the restroom and shower but a lot of people do prefer to hop in their car to ride down the hill to the restroom.  It is important that you arrive before dark so that you can find your way around the property.  

I am often not around throughout the day to greet guests when they arrive, so I've set up a check-in area with all the information you need.  I do require guests to fill out a small registration card, for my records, and to sign off on the campground rules (basic, common-sense stuff).  No trailers or RV's are allowed at any of my sites.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Laurel a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within an hour
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Shed at Blue Ridge in North Carolina.

Forest
Mountainous

The vibe at The Shed at Blue Ridge

Places to see near Blue Ridge Campground

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Hipcamper Ryan
Ryan M.
recommends this listing.
November 13th, 2018

Great location to include on a trip in and around the Smokey Mountains and Blue Ridge Parkway

Hipcamper Katie
Katie P.
recommends this listing.
March 30th, 2019

Quiet and great sites. The grounds were very well taken care of. The bathroom and showers were very clean.

Hipcamper Catherine

Serene visit

Catherine W.
has mixed feelings towards this listing.
May 27th, 2019

We would return! The community is small and it takes time to travel if you’re planning on exploring. Prepare well, because the closest store (for food) is approximately 25 mins away. Check in at the front before searching for the camp site. We were not provided accurate information on the reservation page. Overall, it was a great experience and we enjoyed the visit.

Hipcamper Rob
Rob B.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2019

We arrived to find that there was only one other campsite booked at the time of our stay, so it felt very private and peaceful. The site was really well kept, with a new handmade picnic table and just the right amount of firewood stacked up for a fire that night.

The site was well shaded and allowed us to escape the heat. We were able to set up our hammock and kick back as the sun went down. The night was really peaceful and our 2 dogs loved getting to spend time with us outdoors.

The grounds were well kept with an abundance of wildflowers in bloom. We very much enjoyed our stay at Blue Ridge Campground and would definitely return.

View of our campsite.Relaxing at camp.There were beautiful wildflowers all over the property.Getting the fire started.
Hipcamper Sean
Sean B.
recommends this listing.
June 15th, 2020

Beautiful location, tucked away from the hustle of city living. The campsite was perfect, only one other family was nearby so it was very quiet and private. It's the perfect getaway right off of the blue ridge parkway. Highly recommend this location, plenty of trails nearby to hike if you want, or a perfect place to sit in stillness for awhile.

Hipcamper Laurel
Response from Laurel, the Host, on June 19th, 2020

Thank you! Hope to have you all stay again, it was my pleasure to host you! Thanks for the great review!

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott B.
recommends this listing.
June 16th, 2020

This site is a gem! Laurel came out and greeted us upon our arrival and gave us directions to the site. Great little camping spot with good facilities, and only a short drive to the parkway. 11/10 would definitely recommend 🤗

Hipcamper Laurel
Response from Laurel, the Host, on June 19th, 2020

So glad you enjoyed it!! Ya'll were a pleasure to host, and I appreciate the great review as well! Thank you!

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark F.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2020

Laurel was very helpful, the bathrooms and shower were warm and clean. A perfecf stay for shelter from the rainy week

Hipcamper Laurel
Response from Laurel, the Host, on June 22nd, 2020

Thanks Mark! Wish it had been drier while you were here but I'm glad you enjoyed it nonetheless!

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark F.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2020

A rainy stay, so the shed was very helpful to stay dry. Spent some great time alone with God, what a blessing to be given this location, also vlose by a mountain, so enjoyed some hill sprints and scenery!

Hipcamper Sarah

A lovely site and great host!!

Sarah J.
recommends this listing.
June 25th, 2020

Such a lovely site. Firewood provided under the Shed. We were the only campers until our last night. So peaceful and serene! Sweet little pond on site with fish. The hot shower and bathroom was very nice. Laurel was super helpful with recommendations on hiking trails and waterfalls nearby. We’ll certainly be back!

Gorgeous sunset sky by the pondView from shed to fire pitMap of the campground
Hipcamper Laurel
Response from Laurel, the Host, on June 28th, 2020

Thank you Sarah! I'm so glad y'all enjoyed it and I look forward to having you back!

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Property
Blue Ridge Campground
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$25/night
1 Site
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