Feel free to pitch a tent on our land and feel a million miles away! Come camp on an Animal rescue and Hemp farm! Will be back growing next spring. We are in the NC Industrial Hemp program. You will be surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains, and of Cold Mountain. You will be located 15 miles from Asheville, so its a quick trip into any of the lovely towns around u
Feel free to pitch a tent on our land and feel a million miles away! Come camp on an Animal rescue and Hemp farm! Will be back growing next spring. We are in the NC Industrial Hemp program. You will be surrounded by breathtaking views of the mountains, and of Cold Mountain. You will be located 15 miles from Asheville, so its a quick trip into any of the lovely towns around us. Our animals will love meeting you! This is the place to rejuvenate your soul and breath deep! Please look up Gaia Arise Farm to learn more about our natural medicine doc, natural plant medicine, shop and farm! Please click on the directions section to make sure you get to us. :)There is a bathroom in the barn which we also use as our personal laundry room. The barn is located at the end of the horse arena that will be on your left when you drive up. We do not allow people to go into the pastures but you will get visits at the fence. We do have 2 other units for air b n b on the farm and also live on the farm. Feel free to park in any free lots that are facing the unit with stairs on the right as you drive up located across the horse arena. Feel free to also park in the horse arena or along it. Each pin drop is in an area where you have some room to choose where to be, please view the aerial map to find your area. Unit#3 can park at the end of the barn on the gravel by your site. We will be making a parking pad for site #1. We are asking for people to not park on the grass until we are able. Site #2 please set up camp on the other side of the arena opening as people do drive in and out of the arena so you will not be disturbed. Thank you for finding us! Please let us know if you have any questions!
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 12 months out
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As I was driving up to the property, I was prepared to ask the hosts where was the best place to get a view of the mountains in the area - until I arrived. I quickly realized that it was right there in front of me. Cloud and fog covered mountains greeted me as such as I pulled up to the courtyard of the property. Nicole and her husband have to be some of my favorite Hipcamp hosts so far. Both are very accommodating, friendly, and easy to talk with. Nicole and I shared some great conversations while she showed me around the farm and discussed her future visions for how she would like to see the farm grow. She hopes to add suites and full bathrooms in the now empty barn stalls, but for now, the stall make a great spot for a campsite when the weather is not cooperating (and it's located close to the port-a-potty). Currently, they have a menagerie of rescue animals: two donkeys, too piggies, two llamas, a handful of goats and chickens (that are free range on the farm). The views are constantly awe-inspiring and when the weather permits, you can see views of Cold Mountain! There are several spots great for camping and can accommodate any size of group.
We had our best Thanksgiving ever, hanging out with Nicole, Joe and Brian on their farm. As we pulled up we got a really warm welcome and the grand tour from Brian, who talked us through all the best spots to set up camp for the sunrise over the Blue Ridge Mountains, or to watch sunset over the alpacas, or even to nestle ourselves under the shelter of their huge horse arena (we opted for a view of Cold Mountain at sunrise). Then Brian set us up with water, electricity and even started our fire (he provided enough wood for us to keep it going for 2 days in the frosty Thanksgiving chill).
During our stay, Nicole, Joe and Brian gave us the perfect mix of feeling completely welcome as part of their community (coming and going to share a glass of wine or toast a marshmallow with us) but also giving us space and privacy so we still felt like we were camping in the mountains of North Carolina.
Worth noting, depending on what you're after, that the farm is in a rural neighborhood, so you're up in beautiful scenery but your still close to stores and amenities and there is cell service.
Goodyacre Farm was an excellent experience. Many camp areas to choose from and a great view of the mountains. We only had the pleasure of staying one night but enjoyed a camp fire and Nicole and her Husband Joe were very helpful and answered any and all of our questions. Our group also enjoyed the animals and learning more about the hemp farm. We will definitely be back!
Already planning our next trip!
Our camp site (Site 1) was a flat partially enclosed space nestled into a hill above the alpaca and pig enclosure. It was a bit remote from the rest of the farm and only a short walk up a small hill to the warm bathroom inside the barn. Due to bad weather we didn’t get to visit much or see Dr. Stone but we are already planning our next trip! Nicole was wonderful the making sure we had the perfect spot and gracious in inviting us to a birthday celebration they had at the barn.
The farm is absolutely beautiful! We had been on a 2 week cross country trip and of all the places we stayed, I slept the best at this farm- it just has a wonderful, safe feel that made me not want to leave! The views are amazing, the animals are the sweetest. My only complaint is that nobody was there to greet us and I didn’t get a response back on the phone number so I wasn’t even sure I was camping in the right spot until I talked to a few other campers who also hadn’t met the host. It was disappointing because the host seems like she is doing some really great things at the farm- I would’ve loved to have learned more about what was going on there! But even still I would go back in a heartbeat!
Upon arrival, we had to juggle camp spots with some other campers for the evening partly due to our schedule and a late booking. After sorting it all out we stayed at site 1. There was a fire ring and seating with firewood at the site. We enjoyed the nearby alpacas and pigs - our pup was so curious about them too! Nicole was quick to respond to messages, and very willing to help. It was a quick stay, so didn't get to explore the property.
The site was completely stunning and provided a much needed break from the outside world. The campsite was clean and easily accessible. We camp in eno’s and Nicole let us hang them up in the barn next to campsite 3 which was a great set up. She also let me help feed the new rescue cow which was a huge plus
The farm was exactly what we had hoped for and more! We camped on site 3 and had a space that felt private with a gorgeous view of the mountains and a great fire pit and table. We were right next to a barn with a bathroom (very clean!) which was perfect. When we walked around the farm we got to see the other guests who were very lovely, but our space felt like our own. The animals were so much fun and we even got to feed a baby cow! Thank you for such a great stay!