Hipcamp host Candace A.
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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 ou


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.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No showers
No wifi
Have a question? Send Candace a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


The rivers and lakes of WNC are known for their fishing. We are within a 20 min drive to the Tuckaseegee, the Pigeon, and the O...Read more


Our farm is 5 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, and around 30 minutes from The Smokey Mountains National Park, Nantahala Nat...Read more


Many people come to this area to kayak, raft, canoe and float the rivers and lakes.


We can direct you to some great swimming holes, all about 30 min away.

Wildlife watching

Duck and goat watching on the farm! there are a lot of birds here too. Many wild creatures out into the mountains. Travel to th...Read more

Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Tiptoe through the Garden

Places to see near Chrysalis Earth Farm

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Hipcamper Cole
Cole S.
recommends this listing.
August 26th, 2017

Camp beside a beautifu eco friendly Earth farm and learn all about the area and what it has to offer at the chrysalis earth farm!

Beautifully lit morning by the drying shedRefreshing hikes nearbyTiptoe through the GardenTiptoe through the Garden
Hipcamper Helene
Helene M.
recommends this listing.
October 2nd, 2017

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 !

Hipcamper Lauren
Lauren C.
recommends this listing.
April 11th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Rebecca
Rebecca C.
recommends this listing.
May 28th, 2018

Justin and Candace are very welcoming and helpful.! The farm is lovely. Justin really came to our rescue when we had some difficulty setting up our tent and Candace made sure we knew the ropes around the farm straight off. We highly recommend staying with them!

Hipcamper Justin
Justin F.
recommends this listing.
September 19th, 2018

Candace and Justin were both incredibly welcoming and helpful. The farm is gorgeous and the campsite is perfect. There are so many amenities as well; running water, toilet (compost), stove, etc.

Would absolutely camp here again.

Hipcamper Margaret
Margaret B.
recommends this listing.
October 31st, 2018

The farm was definitely a unique spot! Incredibly friendly hosts with great ideas for hiking. The area for campers was not as private as we had anticipated. 2 miles from the blue ridge parkway was great for hiking and scenic drives.

Hipcamper Bodie

Great stop

Bodie F.
recommends this listing.
February 11th, 2019

Great camping stop at a scenic area next to a beautiful creek.

Hipcamper Callum
Callum M.
recommends this listing.
April 26th, 2019

The farm is so so beautiful, and the hosts are lovely - highly recommended!

Hipcamper Tosia
Tosia M.
recommends this listing.
April 28th, 2019

Great place - would highly recommend :) Candace, Justin and Sequoia were lovely! There was an outdoor kitchen that we could you use, and we had some duck eggs, which were delicious. The campsite is by a stream with great views of stars in the night. Also - the whole place is right by the Blue Ridge Parkway with access to hikes. Thanks so much, Candace, would definitely love to come back!

Chrysalis Earth Farm
North Carolina
United States
1 Site
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