Hipcamp host Tom
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Beautiful camp site with great long range views! You are welcome to pitch your own tent or hang your hammock wherever you want on top of the mountain. You have the entire mountain top to yourself, the closest residence is my own and it is in the valley so you have great privacy. Close to multiple great towns. Weaverville and Burnsville are both 10 minutes away. Asheville is Continue reading...

Beautiful camp site with great long range views! You are welcome to pitch your own tent or hang your hammock wherever you want on top of the mountain. You have the entire mountain top to yourself, the closest residence is my own and it is in the valley so you have great privacy. Close to multiple great towns. Weaverville and Burnsville are both 10 minutes away. Asheville is about 20 minutes away and downtown Mars Hill is about five minutes. Easy, quick access to main roads if you want to go exploring in town. Mount Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and many hiking trails are all within comfortable driving distance.

Expect to see wildlife, my land has Turkey and Deer. You are also free to come get some farm fresh eggs from my Chickens or just pet the goats and take in the farm.

During the summer we have Blackberries to pick, and you are free to use anything in the garden. Usually have Corn, Tomatoes, Jalepenos, Peppers, Okra, and some other things also.


* The military tent in the pictures is gone.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Walk to listing
Group sizes
Up to 8 people per site
No potable water
Fires allowed
No toilet
Pets allowed
No showers
Pack it out
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Tom a message!
  • Check in: After 10AM
  • Check out: Before 5PM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict (30 Days)
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Forest
Beach
Cave
Desert
Hot spring
Lake
Redwoods
River, stream or creek
Swimming hole
Waterfall
Wildlife watching
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Horseback riding
Paddling
Wind sports
OHV
Climbing
Snow sports
Surfing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling

The vibe at Minie Ball

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Hipcamper Alyssa
Alyssa
recommends this listing.
April 4th, 2016

Super beautiful property with happy, social goats and productive chickens! Beautiful views from the top of the hill all day and night, and very kind hosts! Firewood was placed near the fire pit before we even arrived and there's a large tent to camp in if you prefer that. The campsite is huge, however, so there's plenty of room to pitch your own tents. We got very lucky and caught Tom on his way out and were gifted delicious eggs from his chickens (which we cooked for breakfast). We had an amazing stay and would definitely recommend this spot to anyone in the neighborhood.

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Hipcamper Sarah
Sarah
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2016

Our Minie Bell stay was wonderful! The views are great and the campsite is conveniently located close to several hiking trails and a short drive from Asheville. The owner is very welcoming and attentive.

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Hipcamper Haley
Haley
recommends this listing.
August 8th, 2016

Great place to camp! Very private and lovely views. Definitely need a vehicle with good ground clearance to get to the top to drop off your supplies. We loved everything about this location and we plan to go back in the fall. It's also a great place to camp with your dogs. So much room for them to run and play. Great place Wade!

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Hipcamper Nick
Nick
recommends this listing.
October 13th, 2016

This place is absolutely fantastic. Honestly, the pictures really do not do it justice. Very gorgeous, very private and well equipped.

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Hipcamper Michael
Michael
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2016

If you are near Asheville and looking to camp, go out of your way to get here. Absolutely beautiful land, wish we could have stayed longer but enjoyed every second we were there.

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Hipcamper Angela
Angela
recommends this listing.
October 5th, 2016

Sick view of the Blue Ridge Mountains, super private, and our dog loved being able to roam free! Stay here!!

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Hipcamper Hunter
Hunter
recommends this listing.
October 11th, 2016

Our stay at Minie Ball was extremely enjoyable. The host was extremely accommodating and the views waking up in the mornings from the tent couldn't be beat. Highly recommend staying here!

Hipcamper Hayley
Hayley
recommends this listing.
November 9th, 2016

Minie Ball saved the day! My friends were taking me on my first camping trip for my birthday, however, all the good campsites they knew of were closed. We scrambled for an hour trying to forgive out what to do when I remembered I saw a site called hip camp. Minie Ball was direct book so we didn't have to wait and it was inexpensive. The view was phenomenal and it was pretty secluded. If you hike to the top, it's a pretty straight incline all the way up, but once you reach it, you realize how worth it, it was.
Also, Thomas was awesome. He wasn't home when we arrived but he brought us up some firewood and water to put it out if needed.

Hipcamper Adam
Adam
recommends this listing.
August 16th, 2016

Great campsite! Easy to get to but still feels very secluded.

Property
Minie Ball
State
North Carolina
$50/night
1 Site