STARTING NOVEMBER 1, WE WILL HAVE A HEAT SOURCE FOR THE CABIN. THERE IS A SEASONAL PRICE CHANGE TO ACCOMMODATE THE COST OF PROPANE.
Located in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, this little tree house is a wonderful place to get away from it all.
Walk down the steep hillside to the little 12x12 insulated cabin, which is extended with a deck. If you enjoy glamping this rustic, non-electric cabin hangs off of a rock ledge and is supported by trees. The location is peaceful, private, and serene with more than an acre of total seclusion. Dogwood trees hang gracefully over the deck. Larger trees dapple the large site with partial shade. Wade into the shallow stream, sit on the deck, rest near the fire pit, or sit on the tree swings or hammocks, and listen to the little stream babbling near by.
The interior of the cabin is small, simple, but comfortable and includes a loft with a queen sized bed, and a futon double bed on the main floor. The futon can also be two single beds. The kitchen includes cabinets for storage and a place for food preparation. We have added a few essentials, food items and cooking equipment, to make your stay easier. There is also a small, propane Coleman cooking stove available for your use. There are two oil lamps, tea candles, and solar lights for your convenience. These do not provide lighting bright enough for reading.
The paths have some solar lights along them so you can find your way in the dark. It is very, very dark at night. Please bring a flashlight or battery powered torch so you can walk the paths at night.
There is a small, exterior, but connected privy with a sawdust composting toilet. This room has a battery powered motion light so you won't be stuck in the dark. A solar shower is in the works and should be completed sometime this summer. Until then, you can wash off in the creek.
For those in your company who prefer a more primitive camping experience, there is plenty of room to pitch a tent or two.
For recreation, play in the stream, follow the brook down to the neighbor's horse pasture, and up to the man-made waterfall. Find the path into our woods and explore the hillside. Walk up the gravel driveway to our farm and meet our goats, chickens, donkeys, and horses. This is a working hobby farm. If bread is coming out of the oven, enjoy some hot, homemade sourdough bread. If it's cheese making day, have a taste of some homemade goat milk feta, ricotta, or mozzarella (yumm).
If you're really curious, I'll teach you to milk the goats. If available, I will give you eggs take back to camp to use for breakfast. We love to help people reconnect to forgotten skills, return the soil, and learn the tasks of yesterday.
We are located about 30 minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway. We are close to Merlefest, Applefest, and other local festivals. Nearby, you can find vineyards. Located in an Amish community, Shiloh General Store. Within walking distance, Moravian Falls Prayer Mountain. There are also numerous antique stores in Wilkesboro and North Wilkesboro. Kerr Scott Lake has kayaking and other outdoor activities. On Fridays, in season, there is also an open air market which highlights local food, local artisans, and local music. Come and explore Wilkes County and see what we have to offer.
FYI - While there are only accommodations for four people in the cabin, you can have more people by setting up a tent on the premises. Just the increase the number of people staying with you. Any questions, please feel free to ask.
PROPERTY EVENTS: Hands on homestead kitchen cooking opportunities
Do any of you want a lesson in cheese making? making bread? Did you know how to can your own produce? That you can can bacon? If you are interested in any instruction, please ask. At this time I am not charging, but I am asking that you give a donation of your own choosing.
- 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
The vibe at Babbling Brook Tree House
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Babbling Brook Tree House exceeded all of my expectations. The cabin is built sturdily, well insulated and far away from the main roads for additional peacefulness. The hosts, Mark and Elizabeth, are incredibly helpful and kind. They live in a farm nearby with goats, horses, chickens, puppies and are ready to provide assistance with any troubles. I highly recommend visiting this property to experience this tree house and a glimpse of the free range life.
I absolutely loved my one night stay at the tree house. From the moment of arrival, Elizabeth and Mark provided warm and generous hospitality. The tree house itself is cool rustic, charming and comfortable. I look forward to return again one day, to find peace nestled among the trees.
My friends and I had an amazing stay!! Elizabeth and Mark's cabin was the perfect weekend getaway. The cabin was cozy and the site was beautiful. Mark and Elizabeth were so considerate, helpful, and warm... wonderful people to get to meet. We loved our visit and hope to make it an annual trip!
We LOVED the tree house and everything about it! The area is super serene and peaceful, as well as beautiful. The accommodations are homey and welcoming, and the hosts are fantastic; gracious, knowledgeable, and friendly. I honestly have no complaints. We hope to come back soon!
We had a fantastic experience. Elizabeth and Mark are incredibly considerate and kind hosts. We had to arrive late, as our troupe was arriving from DC and Atlanta and they were there at midnight to guide us and get us situated.
The next morning they arrived with eggs and fresh milk to help us start our morning. They provided great advice for what we could do to explore the area. We honestly enjoyed just staying at the site and found it incredibly relaxing; the sounds of birds chirping and the babbling brook nearby, and farm animals in the distance, while in the hammocks and swings were too tempting to leave.
Elizabeth gave us a great demo on making cheese — and how to salvage it when things don’t go as planned. We met their dogs, other animals/pets, and got a chance to feed their several goats.
We had zero complaints. Be sure to read the description on what to expect, it’s very transparent on what you’ll have. If you’re uneasy walking on uneven terrain just be prepared; I’m prone to rolling my ankle, but I did just fine.
I’d happily go back one day! Thanks again, Elizabeth and Mark!
Such a great place to camp! Elizabeth and Marc are great hosts! The treehouse is a wonderful place to stay in the middle of the hills and trees. Beautiful creek right next to the treehouse. Elizabeth and Marc even took time to show us around their farm, milking the goats, making cheese and bread: an unforgettable experience!