Hipcamp host Charles K.
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Welcome to Butterfly Farm Sanctuary, a small spiritual retreat center for people committed to their own inner transformation.

Nestled on 22 acres along a river in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina near Asheville, NC, we offer a vegetarian-only refuge for people looking to rest, reflect, re-energize, heal, create, vision, dream, or any combination of the abo


Welcome to Butterfly Farm Sanctuary, a small spiritual retreat center for people committed to their own inner transformation.

Nestled on 22 acres along a river in the Smoky Mountains of North Carolina near Asheville, NC, we offer a vegetarian-only refuge for people looking to rest, reflect, re-energize, heal, create, vision, dream, or any combination of the above.

EarthSeed is a 13 foot diameter tent (12 ft. High) that sits beside a beautiful creek. A picnic shelter with grill, cookware, refrigerator and a fireplace sits across from it. You also have access to a wonderful full bathroom.

Please note: When requesting a booking, would you please give us a good description of why you want to come and what you would like to receive while you are here.  We want to make your retreat here as meaningful as possible and it helps us get to know you before we accept. 

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 2 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Charles a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 80%

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Hipcamper Bryan
Bryan C.
recommends this listing.
December 9th, 2016

We loved our stay at Butterfly Farm! The place is incredibly peaceful, and the hosts have put so much care and effort into the property. Exploring the land and hanging by the river was awesome, but the EarthSeed and picnic shelter were the absolute highlights. The tent was such a cool space, and having the entire picnic shelter to cook, make a fire, and relax was perfect. They provide firewood and all the kitchen essentials you need to cook a meal too. Also, we spent a pretty chilly night there (low of 24) in late November, but the extra blankets and furnace in the EarthSeed kept us toasty. Cheers to Charlie and Stella for sharing such a special place with us, we hope to come back!

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Hipcamper Malgorzata
Malgorzata S.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2017

Our family of 4 (mom, dad, 5y old and 7y old boys) stayed at EartSeed for 4 nights. We absolutely loved it!

Where to start .... hosts. Charlie and Stella are wonderful warm people. Very informative and helpful just like family! They made us feel like home. Charlie supplied us with maps and tips on where to go, what to see and how to enjoy the surrounding woods.

They made sure the guests are comfortable and happy. The tent was brilliant! We felt like sleeping in the upscale boutique room in the middle of the wood. The kitchen shelter .... beyond the words! Fireplace by where we spent most of the time was incredible! Our kids learned how to chop the wood and make fire. We did some campfire baked goods like: apples and veggie hot dogs. The grill, toaster, coffee press, and fridge with half/half and fresh grounded coffee made our mornings! The time we spent here was precious and priceless. Watching our kids run free (often with the host's 2 fantastic dogs) in a beautiful safe and healthy surrounding like this is beyond the words. We enjoyed all the little things that Charlie and Stella and Smoky Mountains offered to us ❤

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Hipcamper Emily
Emily G.
recommends this listing.
June 30th, 2017

Where to begin? Charlie and Stella are some of the most thoughtful and gracious hosts you'll ever meet. Their mountain refuge is the perfect place for rest, reflection, pondering, and transformation. There wasn't a single thing they didn't think of to make our stay more comfortable or pleasant. The EarthSeed is everything you'd expect it to be: unique, serene, and pretty much divine. :) If you're in need of some quiet solace or self reflection, or simply a walk in the woods, you will find the Butterfly Sanctuary is the perfect refuge.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt E.
recommends this listing.
August 6th, 2017

Earthseed was simply wonderful. A great place to to find nature, to find quiet and to find yourself. Our hosts were so generous and made us feel very welcome. We will definitely be planning a return visit.

Hipcamper Kelley
Kelley D.
recommends this listing.
October 29th, 2017

We absolutely loved our time at Butterfly Farm with Charlie and Stella and will definitely be making a point to make a longer trip in the future. The property and land are stunning, and the drive in along the river and lake are gorgeous. We stayed for two nights, the first we had about 45 mph wind gusts and the tent didn’t so much as budge. Saturday it rained continuosly for 14 hours and we didn’t see a peep of water inside except for our shoes. We had a wonderful time cooking outdoors and huddling around the fire at night under the Pavillion (raining the entire time we were comfotable, the lowest temp reached the 20s).

I wish the weather were better only so that we could explore the property a little better. Saturday we went in to town to visit some of the breweries since it was raining so heavily, and Sunday we were pleasantly suprise to wake up to snow flurries! I definitely recommend going South to meet up with the Blue Ridge Parkway and follow it into Asheville. It snowed the whole way and we couldn’t see many of the peaks for the fog, but the beauty was unbelievable.

Book it while you can if you love the outdoors and reconnecting with nature! We couldn’t have picked a more perfect weekend for peak foliage with the added bonus of the first suprise snow flurries of the year.

Hipcamper Angelina
Angelina L.
recommends this listing.
November 20th, 2017

A true sanctuary! We had a great time with some great people and are looking forward to getting another break away from the 9-5 lifestyle and reconnect with ourselves and each other.

Hipcamper Chris
Chris H.
didn't provide a recommendation.
February 19th, 2018

My fiance and I stayed here twice now and both times have been truly wonderful experiences. The earthseed tent is amazing and very comfortable with heaters and high-end inflatable mattress and bedding. We loved the outdoor hang out area, where we could prepare meals and hang out by a fire, even if it was raining out. There is a beautiful shower inside their house to use also, so its all the best of camping without the difficulties! However all of that is secondary to Charile and Stella who run this site, they are so sweet and helpful and made sure our stay was amazing. They are natural healers and intuitive caring people. We got a lot more than we thought we would by just our connection with them!

Hipcamper Daisy
Daisy C.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2018

Charlie and Stella were impeccable hosts and they provided everything we needed for our stay at EarthSeed. It was the perfectly located near The Great Smoky Mtns and Asheville/Blue Ridge Parkway. Charlie can provide maps and recommended itineraries if you need assistance deciding what to do. It was a wonderful place to relax and be one with nature.

Hipcamper Matt
Matt E.
recommends this listing.
May 1st, 2018

We just had our second visit to EarthSeed and it won't be our last. Charlie and Stella are warm and caring people and gracious hosts. Butterfly Farm is a special, peaceful place.

Butterfly Farm Sanctuary
North Carolina
United States
1 Site

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