Hipcamp host Oenita B.
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Welcome to our land! We have a fantastic mountain tent camp that runs to the ridge line; you can opt to camp in the forest or meadow; amazing view! Potable springs/ponds. Wild and farm animals, also, live on the land. Hike, UTV, horseback (extra $) to sites.

Campsite area
Bring your own
5 sites
Up to 25 guests per site
Walk to listing
ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Amenities
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
Have a question? Send Oenita a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • Minimum nights: 2
  • Accepts bookings: 18 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 50% off

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Mountain Tour

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Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Locally, there are areas that are conducive to biking. It is permitted on this property, yet not recommended, because of the st...Read more

Boating

Nearby lakes and rivers have boating available. Our 4 ponds are relatively small for boating, but good for learning to paddle a...Read more

Fishing

We have four ponds that you can fish. We ask that you catch and release. There are bass, blue fin, carp, catfish, and more. Of...Read more

Hiking

We have numerous trails on the property good for hiking. Note: we do have wild animals on the property. We recommend take prot...Read more

Horseback riding

We presently have five horses. We offer horseback trail riding for an additional fee. Rates are posted at the horse barn and in...Read more

Paddling

Paddling on our small ponds is allowed for learning, practicing, or just enjoying yourself. For more serious paddling, we recom...Read more

Off-roading (OHV)

We will gladly take you and your items to your site upon arrival at no charge, using one of our UTVs. (Property tours and trai...Read more

Climbing

There are several large rocky areas on the property that can be used for climbing. These are not extremely high, but would be g...Read more

Snow sports

Sledding or skiiing on this property is allowed, at your own risk. There are no lifts or special areas for this. We highly reco...Read more

Swimming

Swimming in any of our four ponds is allowed, at your own risk. You must have a partner that can swim, also., in case there is ...Read more

Whitewater paddling

Whitewater rafting is offered locally. We will give you this information upon request.

Wildlife watching

We have a wide array of birds from hummingbirds, great blue herons, bluebirds, to the occasional eagle. (I’ve only seen one onc...Read more

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents in North Carolina.

Cave

We have a couple tiny caves. An adult would have to crawl to access them. We recommend not venturing into any cave on this prop...Read more

Forest

Most of our property is considered forestland. You are welcome to hike on or off the trails in this area. Be aware that there a...Read more

Lake

Lake Junaluska can actually be seen from the ridge of our property and is rather close “three miles as the crow flies”. By car,...Read more

Mountainous

Our property is located on the upper part of Gaddy Mountain in Waynesville, NC. You can see part of the Blue Ridge Parkway from...Read more

Field

We have lovely meadows on our property that are the easiest and best areas to see scenic mountainous views. I dare say we have ...Read more

River, stream, or creek

We have small streams and creeks on the property. If you’d like to see rushing creeks and rivers there are several minutes away...Read more

Suburban

Distance from OLD MOUNTAIN HOME and FOREST Waynesville, NC • WAYNESVILLE (Downtown) - 3.5 miles/ 10 minutes SURROUNDING CI...Read more

Swimming hole

Four ponds are on the property. Please refer to the “Swimming” section within our “Activities” section. Locally there is “Slid...Read more

Farm

We are an active farm. We grow our own vegetables and raise chickens for their eggs. We are a “no-kill” farm. We have Pygmy goa...Read more

Ranch

We currently have five horses we use mainly to ride. Trail rides are available for an additional fee.

Driveway

Our driveway is a one lane road shared by several neighbors. We recommend driving slowly along this winding road, as to avoid a...Read more

The vibe at Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents

Places to see near Old Mountain Home & Forest

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Hipcamper Douglas

Hidden gem on top of the world

Douglas R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
January 16th, 2020

Our stay at Old Mountain Home & Forest was an absolute pleasure. Oenita's 77 acre property sits on the top of a mountain with a 360-degree view of the Great Smoky Mountains. No matter where you pitch your tent, you are guaranteed a magical view at sunrise or sunset. To make this location even more memorable, Oenita (the host) gave us the best type of southern comfort making us feel right at home.

This is the art studio directly next to Oenita's house. This is the one of the first buildings you will see when you arrive at the property. Picnic tables and lawn chairs are available at the campsites on top of the hill. The horses can be seen down the hill from where you can pitch your tent. This is Oenita's house. This is where you will park your car.
Hipcamper Oenita
Response from Oenita, the Host, on January 19th, 2020

I enjoyed you guys ever so much! Oh, my goats were pregnant after all. We have a precious little baby, named PeeDab. More to come. :) I look forward to having you guys visit again. I hope y’all can stay longer. My puppy misses your puppies. I hope your trip home was great and all good things come your way.

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Hipcamper Alex
Alex M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2020

Camping here was something magical. The view from the site is like no other! Beautiful sunrises, sunsets, and stargazing. You feel so connect to nature. Oenita is very friendly, helpful, and has some great stories to tell if you get the chance to listen. Definitely will be coming back to camp here in the future!

Morning fogViews in the morning from the tent Sunrise and morning fogSunset again
Hipcamper Tajah

Beyond words amazing

Tajah J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 25th, 2020

This campsite was better than I could have ever expected it to me. Not only was our campground one of the most amazing views I have ever seen, but our host was the kindest woman I have ever met. This is such a welcoming environment with amazing views, animals and activities to do. My friend and I that went got the chance to fish, hike and take in amazing mountain top views in what felt like any outdoor lovers playground. On top of that we were able to interact with all the sweet animals on the property. If you get the change you need to go here, you won’t regret it!

Campsite at sunset Our view right when we opened our tent in the morning
Hipcamper Jess

Beautiful moutain view tent camping

Jess E.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 8th, 2020

Oenita has a beautiful property that we are so thankful we found! The site they call "The Pretty Spot" is in the middle of the meadow with an amazing view, but no shade. We opted to stay to the left on the property line that was perfectly shady/sunny mix with an amazing view of the mountains. As stated, is it primitive and it's on the side of a mountain so finding flats spots presented its challenges so I suggest bringing a mini shovel so you can safely have a campfire. Oenita (plus Tim, Elijah, and Lynn!) were the sweetest and such a pleasure to be around. Our only small issue was on day we were leaving...it took us 1 1/2 hours to find someone to take the UTV to our site so we could leave, which could have easily been rectified if we had set up a specific time for them to come get us. Other then that Oenita was very tentative to the texts and calls when we needed assistance (the sites on up a very steep gravel/dirt road, I'm sure some vehicles have the capacity to make it, ours did not so we were dependent on them getting us back up to the site when we came back with groceries or ice. I did the walk up with 2 gallons of water but I don't think I'd could have done much more. lol) Her beautiful property includes a hike to the top of the ridge line...it was challenging but so fun! Took us an hour to reach the top doing a little over a mile up. Thank you for your hospitality, we can't wait to return!

Campfire time :)The camp was a little spread out so we could use all the available flat land we could findThe view from our tentCooking with a view
Hipcamper Katheryn

Gorgeous views and generous host

Katheryn H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 16th, 2020

Oenita is a warm, hospitable, flexible, and generous host. We enjoyed her property and the campsite very much. The views are BREATHTAKINGLY STUNNING, especially at sunset. There are horses, goats, donkeys, and fishing ponds on the property as well.

A few things to note:
* Bring a camping canopy to provide shade during the day. There were no trees by our site, which made for enormous starry skies, but we were grateful to have our canopy during the day.
* I highly recommend having a four wheel drive SUV or truck with high ground clearance. They were very willing to drive us to our campsite as many times as it took to get our gear there, but we realized that we wanted our vehicle close by to store food. Our mid-sized SUV managed it, but there is no way a car or a van would have made it.
* Our campsite was in a horse pasture, so we had horse visitors every night once the sun went down and they stayed well after we went to bed. So expect to be shooing away horses from your dinner or listening to horses munching right next to your tent at 3:00 AM.
* That said, I was grateful that the horses were close by around 5 AM when we woke up to hear a bear walking through our campsite (remember - keep your food in your car!!!). Though I was more than a bit nervous to hear the bear, I could hear the horses close by, had the panic button on our key fob at the ready, and the bear moved on within a couple of minutes without any interaction with us or damage to our campsite. I say all of this not to disparage the property. The campsite is great. Camping in the mountains carries the risk of bears, no matter where you are.

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Hipcamper Richard
Richard B.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
June 27th, 2020

Oenita was really nice and helpful. The views were amazing

Hipcamper Devon
Devon J.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 6th, 2020

The views were incredible and our host was very kind! Would definitely recommend staying here!

Hipcamper Joseph

Pretty spot!

Joseph T.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 12th, 2020

Wow! The place was beautiful. It was perfect for what we wanted to do. We felt safe. It being th 4th of July weekend the weather was not to hot and humid. The 5 horses were tame and hung around but never bothered us. Was able to see some fireworks from the valley below. The view is worth it all. Onita was very friendly and welcoming. I was able to communicate through text very easily. U do need a 4x4 if road is wet. A heavy truck with good tires will make it up the hill when dry. The site is close to town. We had a great time.

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Hipcamper Christine

Out of this world!

Christine S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 27th, 2020

Óenita was a truly gracious host! Her property (75 acres on top of a mountain overlooking The Valley) is breathtaking!! Her two puppies couldn’t have been sweeter and she went above and beyond to accommodate us when we ran into a few issues (not related to her!) Can’t say enough good things! Make sure you have a 4wd when going up her hill and be safe Xx

Phenomenal Mountain Views for Tents
Property
Old Mountain Home & Forest
State
North Carolina
Country
United States
$60/night
5 Sites

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