Hipcamp host Billy S.,
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Secluded 48 acres in Murphy (about 16 minutes to downtown). Near: John C. Campbell Folk School (about 12 minutes away); Nantahala River (about 35 minutes away). Friendly dog and 2 cats (they live at my house, but may come to the chapel for a visit). Roam the property, swim in the spring fed pond, play badminton or horseshoes, or just lounge on the deck. If you are a camper o


Secluded 48 acres in Murphy (about 16 minutes to downtown). Near: John C. Campbell Folk School (about 12 minutes away); Nantahala River (about 35 minutes away). Friendly dog and 2 cats (they live at my house, but may come to the chapel for a visit). Roam the property, swim in the spring fed pond, play badminton or horseshoes, or just lounge on the deck. If you are a camper or want to try "camping," then you will love "glamping" ("glamorous camping") at the chapel! Read more about "glamping" and the chapel's features below.

My vision is that my property (which I've named "Kingdom Come") would be a place of rest, retreat, and enjoyment for others. I am going to build a few cabins for lodging, but my first major project was building a chapel, so that it would be the centerpiece and heartbeat: a place for reflection, meditation, and prayer. I built the chapel myself (with my own hands, and the hands of a couple of friends). As I work on building the cabins, I have decided to use the chapel as a glamping site (better than using it as a "divine" storage building!).My mother was an artist and when she died I ended up with a lot of her artwork. Some of her paintings now fill the chapel. They also fill the space, I hope, with her grace and love and creativity.

The chapel features beautiful timber frame construction. As to "glamping" . . . there is no running water/plumbing, but you'll have all the fresh water you need for showers, drinking, etc. Limited electricity for running the kitchen appliances.No AC, of course, but the fan will keep it comfortable in warm weather. As to cold weather, the chapel has an electric heater that keeps it fairly comfortable in cold weather: not blazing hot, but comfortable, unless it gets VERY cold; then, the heater just takes off some of the chill. 

Four (4) beds with Zinus Ultima Comfort Memory Foam 6 Inch mattresses are very comfortable! 

Using the outdoor solar/camp shower is wonderful. The privy is clean and well-ventilated.Appliances: fan; toaster oven; microwave oven; coffee maker; and, small micro-fridge. Lighting is provided by four rechargeable lanterns. Screens on the windows and door to keep the bugs at bay. Outdoor deck features comfortable Adirondack chairs, a Weber charcoal grill, and a fire pit for campfires. There are generous firewood bundles available for you to purchase at the chapel, if you wish. Matches and paper provided, too, to help get the fire started.

The play area offers opportunities limited only by your imagination. Sunbathing? Stargazing? Badminton and Bocce balls provided if you want to play!


Towels and wash clothes 

Sheets, pillow cases and blankets 

Coffee filters 

Salt and Pepper 

Soap for washing 

Dinnerware (including knives, forks, and spoons) for four 

Paper plates and disposable knives, forks, and spoons 

Toilet paper 

Paper towels 

Plenty of water for drinking, washing, and bathing 


Charcoal, if you want to use the grill 

Swimming towels.

Lodging provided
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Billy a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Strict
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


Nearby/not on the property.

Horseback riding
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching


Natural features you'll find at Glamping at the Chapel in North Carolina.

Swimming hole

The vibe at Glamping at the Chapel

Places to see near Glamping at the Chapel

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Hipcamper Georgia

Perfect peaceful get away

Georgia R.
recommends this listing.
November 2nd, 2020

The site was so beautiful. I can’t say enough about this site. The Chapel was so beautiful on the inside, and to watch the full moon from the windows every night.. It was like it was straight out a book. 🥰
The hosts, Billy and Mary, were so kind and respectful. Offering to wear masks and social distance during the tour. They had to chapel so well stocked that I was shocked that I over packed. They had everything you’d need other than your clothes, food and maybe some extra blankets for the colder season. The cats and dog were a treat to be around as well.
They really did think of everything you could need and then gave you some more. They had maps of the property, the trails, rafting and where the nearest hospital was (very important!). I could really feel how much care they put into the place. There were so many little hand made creations around!
I’ve already recommended this site to so many people and I only left yesterday! I can’t wait to come back during the warmer months to take a swim in that beautiful pond.

Turnip Lanterns for Halloween!Glamping at the Chapel
Hipcamper Johanna
Johanna K.
recommends this listing.
January 16th, 2021

Although it was pretty chilly in the winter, we really enjoyed our stay at the chapel! It is a beautiful place and close to lots of great hiking in Nantahala and the Smokies. Billy & Mary were welcoming and set up the chapel very nicely. Bringing sleeping bags and lots of layers is definitely important in the winter.

Hipcamper Emily

Beautiful and restorative

Emily G.
recommends this listing.
January 26th, 2021

The Chapel and the land around it was stunningly beautiful. The accommodations were very comfortable and Billy and Mary were the most welcoming and supportive hosts. And the end of our weekend there, we felt refreshed and restored. We will definitely return to the Chapel many times.

Glamping at the Chapel
Glamping at the Chapel
North Carolina
United States
1 Site

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