Pitch your tent in a private spot located between the edge of our farm and a small creek. Drink in the spring water, cook in the outdoor kitchen, and enjoy the beauty of small-scale diverse agriculture. Have a base camp for endless day trips.
Chrysalis Earth Farm is a 3 acre Market Garden that uses beyond organic practices to offer vitality filled foods and herbs to our community. We do work 6 days a week, are out working by 8 am and usually wrap up by 6:30. You will hear ducks, goats, dogs, humans, and small machines between these hours; the sounds of an operating farm! The tent is on the edge of the main field, so it will be less private during working hours, but is definitely private in the evenings. You are welcome to check out farm activities as they are happening. Campers can purchase farm food and duck eggs to cook up if interested!
We also host farm interns and WWOOFers and regularly have friends out visiting; in many ways our farm operates as a community. We have a cheerful and rustic an outdoor kitchen space for campers, Interns and WWOOFers. Pots, pans, utensils, and dishes are available, but please bring all of your own food supplies. Cleaning up after yourself is important since the space is both outdoors and shared with our seasonal summer helpers. The outdoor kitchen has a gas range, a toaster oven, lights, a table and chairs, cold running water and a sink. You may store perishable foods in the farm's walk-in cooler for refrigeration (a short walk from the outdoor kitchen). The outdoor kitchen has a power strip which you can use for charging. Next to the outdoor kitchen is a composting toilet, and we have a shower in the house that you may use up to one time a day and only ask that campers check in with us about good timing.
We have a three year old son and welcome other children on the farm. Our two farm dogs will bark in greeting, and enjoy attention. Our cat has been known to come say hi to campers at the campsite.
The campsite is about a 250ft walk through the main garden from the parking area, and the outdoor kitchen is right next to the parking area. There is a fire ring and a small table with 2 chairs at the campsite. There is also a small spring that flows along the edge of the campsite.
We are located half way between the vibrant small towns of Sylva and Waynesville. Both have great breweries, restaurants and local businesses to check out. Asheville is 45 minutes East. We are a stones throw to the Blue Ridge Parkway and within 30 minutes to Smokey Mountain National Forest, Nantahala National Forest, and Pisgah National Forest; seemingly endless mountains, rivers, creeks, rock balds, mountain tops, coves, waterfalls and lakes to explore.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Flexible
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 3 months out Weeknight discount: 20% off
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Staying at their farm was a beautiful and delightful experience. Warm Welcome from Candace and Sequoia. The campsite has everything we needed for our little family, including our 20 months daughter: nice place to setup our tent (with an unobstructed and ideal view on the garden , the goats and ducks, etc.), compostable toilet, open kitchen (we love open kitchens), and fridge (actually it is more like a cold room, so very roomy) We stayed two nights and we really felt out-of-the-time during that time. We went for the day at the East LaPorte River Access Park, a family friendly spot along the Tuckasegee River and to the Bear Lake which is a true gem. We would have loved to enjoy stand paddleboarding on the Bear Lake but we did not try because it was pretty cold and windy when we were out there... next time! Before returning to the farm, we stopped at Sylva Historic Downtown and stopped by Guadalupe restaurant that we really recommend too (local food, local vibes)... Candace let us know later that she is selling her tomatoes there ! big thumbs up for Candace and family for the hard work and big heart they put in their place !
Great stay on the farm! The kitchen was adorable and the compost toilet was nice and cozy which we were pleasantly surprised about. One girl working on the farm chatted with us a few times and was so sweet. We felt very safe and at home. I would recommend this place.