Hipcamp host Jessica G.
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The perfect blend of all you come to WNC for! We have the perfect balance of privacy, proximity to attractions, and year round easy access right on Scenic Hwy 9 between Black Mountain and Chimney Rock/Lake Lure. Family friendly with an instant playmate for your kids, my super social son Tender Wolf!

Before I was able to secure stewardship of (buy) this beautiful heali

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The perfect blend of all you come to WNC for! We have the perfect balance of privacy, proximity to attractions, and year round easy access right on Scenic Hwy 9 between Black Mountain and Chimney Rock/Lake Lure. Family friendly with an instant playmate for your kids, my super social son Tender Wolf!

Before I was able to secure stewardship of (buy) this beautiful healing slice of heaven i was traveling annually to WNC for a necessary nature plunge. I needed the incredible green of the forest teeming with diversity to heal my heart, the purity of the crystal clear cold water to cleanse my spirit, the expansive views of the mountains which somehow helps with reshaping perspective, and to see the real dark sky with no light pollution, only stars to inspire my dreams. I'm ever so grateful and thankful to have this as my and my childs' daily life now and I'm happy to share the deep peace and comfort we've found with you and your family.

Ways to Enjoy Your Stay 

We love hiking daily both on land or in the creek. There are a couple of swimming holes and waterfalls along the creek perfect for hiding from the midday 'heat' (i'm from Fl soooo that word doesn't describe what i feel, lol, it feels like airconditioning to me all day outside! lol). While Asheville has been seeing temps in the mid 90's we haven't hit above 85 in the field and it stays a cool lovely 70 by the creek and the water is much colder than that. 

You can definitely spend a full day just enjoying the property and a week or better checking out all the other sites in the area without spending too much time in the car and without wasting time changing camp locations. Sooooo many options are available within 25 minutes and even those farther away points of usual interest are around an hour (your in the forests the whole time along the way)

On property, both hikes are easy to moderate in difficulty. The land hike has a shorter and a longer option, the longer one takes you to the top of the ridge-line and there are some large rock out croppings on the way. Views are lovely year round but the summer foliage does reduce them some. The land hike is easier and certainly dryer than the creek, haha. The Creek hike is my favorite though. It is a bit more difficult than the land hike and you will have to get wet as well as either go on land or go through possibly hip deep water to make it whole way. I often wear rain boots or water shoes to protect my feet since i go between the water and the land. You'll see small waterfalls, really cool natural rock formations, remnants of stoned logging road, small swimming holes, downed trees to climb over under or around, snails, salamanders, and crayfish. Please be careful were you step and do not move around the stones where they have their beds. They are all signs of beautifully clean pristine top of the watershed healthy creek and i am honored to steward it's continued health.

 If you need an even easier day just relax by the creek let the kids play on the trampoline, the tether ball, soccer, and the close part of the creek.  Soak up some sun doing Yoga or Qigong in the field and in the evening hang by the camp fire. Enjoy the rarity of 0 light pollution by gazing at the star studded sky and be mesmerized by the silent fireworks show provided nightly by the billions of fireflys.  

Rain or shine, Guests are welcome to hang in the screened and covered patio, by the fire, or in the lounge/kitchen (garage). If you feel like lending a hand i'll gladly make use of your skills and or for highly skilled grading, gardening, carpentry, or plumbing maybe able to consider a trade or better.

Lodging 

Campsites are available on the cleared future Earthship home site  and below the homesite at the top of the field 10-20 tents can easily be accommodated in these area and a porta-potty will be  located here.

There is also plenty of room for an additional 5+ tents on the levelish ' backyard' area between the barn and the house, patio, lounge area

The above are the known level areas of the property, if you find a different spot that you like you are welcome to pitch your tent there. While i have a pretty large capacity for total camping for retreat options, i will limit the number of different groups to what seems comfortable for all.  

I am open to hostessing and have a background in helping facilitate and cook for retreats, reunions, and events. Please connect with me r your details and we'll make it magical! I'd say 36-40 ppl max and additional porta potties and potable water points will be on site based on the number of guests. In an event scenario my son and i will stay in the cabin and the house will be open use for the duration of the event.

Creekside Cabin aka the Shuga Shack8x12 insulated, powered, and finished 'Tiny House' cabin with a raised massage table and an additional 3in sleeping mat, and a comfy swivel chair (for now, soon it'll have a queen sized loft bed and be better positioned for longer term or year round rental, the current power is an extention cord ) the house, patio, lounge, and campfire facilities are closer for this unit than the campsites

Rooms in Our Home - also on hipcamp but booked through a different linkRent one or both roomsThe Dandy Daffodil room has a queen size bed The Playroom has a bunk bed (2 single beds) and of course toys!

WildlifeHumming birds, song birds, hawks, bears, foxes, wolves, coyotes, wild turkey, box turtles, black snakes (we love) and poisonous copperheads (be careful) are the animal friends i have either seen, heard, or seen evidence of on my property. You can also hear some two-leggeds in their cars and motorcycles as the price of proximity and year-round access. But it's only enough to know the zombie apocalypse has yet to begin, lol, and is super minimal at night.

Drinking Water, Toilets, and ShoweringDrinking water is available at the hose on the lower part of the property all the time and in the house (additionally filtered) during the same hours showers and kitchen use is. Even from the hose It's clean delicious mountain well water. There is also a popular filling spot on hwy 9 that is from a piped spring and free for all to enjoy. You will want to have containers to hold water you may need at the campsite but you can fill as needed on property. A porta-potty is available at the tent site and showers are available in my home during certain hours, the creek is fantastic for rinsing off (no soap) anytime. As funds and helping hands allow, these features will all improve.

Cookingyou may use the fire and the propane grill anytime and the house kitchen by appointment with all cooking and cleaning being completed no later than 8pm. The lounge will also some helpful cooking options. There are bears so all food and food related trash should be kept labeled and stored in the lounge or in your vehicle, never at your tent!

Less than 5 minutes away ActivitiesI'm luckily nestled between the only 2 public gathering places between Black Mountain and Lake Lure. You can add to your adventure and healing by visiting The Light Center (open 7 days a week) for light therapy, more hiking trails, or swimming in the pond (all free) or visit The Straight Away Cafe for a bite to eat socializing and great music Wed-Sun. Both are less than 2 miles from us.

Location, Location, Location!!! Close to Everything!!! Black Mountain and Montreat are 20 min one direction, Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and Bat Cave are 20 min in the opposite direction, the amazing Catawba Falls Trailhead is also only 25 min and you can be enjoying all Asheville has to offer in 25 min as well. Only 7.5 miles from !-40 you can easily get to wherever you'd like go and enjoy beautiful views of fields, creeks, and mountains along the way. There is a grocery store, fast food and local food options by i-40 as well. Uber and others do service this location!

I use Verizon and have great service reception for phone, streaming, and hot spot. I can not speak on the reliability other service providers. If you are hosting an event and require service but don't have verizon we can use mine as my data is unlimited. You may use the numerous outlets located on the patio and lounge to charge your devices as needed.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
4 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
No wifi
Pack it out
Have a question? Send Jessica a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Climbing
Snow sports
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Cloud 9 Campsite & Creek-side Cabin in North Carolina.

Forest
Hot spring
Lake
Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Farm
Driveway

The vibe at Cloud 9 Campsite & Creek-side Cabin

Places to see near Laughing

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Hipcamper David

Beautiful, relaxed, kind and epic

David A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 17th, 2019

This was a hidden and relaxed stay. Lots of options for supper private and more open camping... you can camp beside a stream.. amazing simple beauty.
Jessica was a relaxed yet helpful host. Made us feel at home and helped us out with everything we needed. Also have us lots of ideas of things to see... Even texted me answers to questions very quickly...

Thank you Jessica and Tender Wolf. We shall be back again next summer.

Hipcamper Gina

Heavenly haven!

Gina T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 12th, 2019

Jessica's place was amazing! She has great camp sites and beautiful property! We enjoyed all our interactions with the host, her son and others staying on the property. It felt very safe and welcoming. We were 2 adults traveling, but it would also be a great option for families and groups. We can't wait to go back again! We enjoyed the trails, the creek and kitchen facilities. Needing a place in the area this is a place that offers quality ammenities, wonderful location and an amazing host!

Hipcamper Sarah

Great stay and convemk

Sarah R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 2nd, 2019

We stayed two nights and had a lovely time. We took a dip in the stream after a day of hiking and it was great spending the evenings by the campfire! My only complaint is that we werent there longer to explore the beautiful property more!

Hipcamper Abbie
Abbie T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
September 3rd, 2019

cloud 9 was a little slice of heaven! Jessa and Tender Wolf were the most warm, open, and laid back hosts you could ask for! I camped in tents with 7 friends, and there was plenty of room. We chose to pitch a tent near where we could bring a car, which meant we were close to the house. But if you wanted something quieter, there are other beautiful parts of the property if you are able to carry your things a little ways.

Hipcamper Kym

Amazing experience

Kym A.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2019

Even though it was cold, rainy AND dark when my daughter and I arrived we had a great time! Jessica was very accommodating and a perfect hostess and her slice of heaven is just that! Tender Wolf was the perfect host as well. I plan on returning and would highly recomend

Hipcamper Reid

Comfortable and enjoyable!

Reid C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 21st, 2019

Jessica and her son were wonderful hosts at Cloud Nine. They were hospitable with their space, and we were grateful for the garage (aka "lounge") during a very rainy evening. The site is located not too far from the cute town of Black Mountain, but also close to great hiking and scenic areas. We had a fabulous meal at the close-by Straightaway Cafe (thanks to Jessica). Definitely would camp here again.

Hipcamper Jamie
Jamie S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 28th, 2019

Jessica was very quick to respond to me and was very helpful when I needed it. This was a very last minute reservation and she accommodated me without any issue.

Hipcamper Patricia

Still on cloud 9

Patricia M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
November 3rd, 2019

I booked my stay in a stranger's land, but I arrived as family. Jess has a way of just opening the door like a cousin or a sister would and allowing a person to be free to be. I will be back. Again and again. And I will tell as.many people as I can to consider Cloud 9 as their home away from home.

The view from the topThe Sugah shackLooking out over the homestead.
Property
Laughing
State
North Carolina
$20/night
4 Sites
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