Hipcamp host Elizabeth R.
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WE WILL HAVE A HEAT SOURCE FOR THE CABIN. WE WILL INCLUDE one (1) 1# canister of propane, per night reserved, for the Mr. Heater Buddy. That will heat the cabin for 3 hours on high, or 6 hours on low. You can bring extra canisters or purchase more from us for $5 each.

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Located in the Brushy Mountains of North Carolina, this little tree house is a wonderful place to

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WE WILL HAVE A HEAT SOURCE FOR THE CABIN. WE WILL INCLUDE one (1) 1# canister of propane, per night reserved, for the Mr. Heater Buddy. That will heat the cabin for 3 hours on high, or 6 hours on low. You can bring extra canisters or purchase more from us for $5 each.

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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. Whether rain or shine, this 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 and hammocks, and listen to the little stream, that borders the camp. 

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 after sunset.

There is a small, exterior, but connected outhouse 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.

Activities include the Blue Ridge Parkway which is about 30 minutes away. We are also about 15 minutes from Kerr Scott Dam where you can rent kayaks as well as other equipment.  Nearby, you can find several vineyards as well as an Amish community that has several businesses open to the public, including the Shiloh Bakery and General Store. 

Kerr Scott Lake has kayaking and other outdoor activities. Merlefest, our largest festival, is about 15 minutes from the house. During the week, there are several open air markets which highlight local food, local artisans, and local music. There are also several antique and second hand stores in our community. 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 increase the number of people staying with you. Any questions, please feel free to ask.

Accommodation provided
Treehouse
No. of sites
1 bookable site
Access
Short walk (1 - 5 mins)
Group sizes
Up to 10 people per site
No potable water
Bring your own water, purify from river or stream
Fires allowed
Firewood provided, fire ring, fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
No showers
Bath in river or stream
Bins available
Compost bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Elizabeth a message!
  • 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
  • Weeknight discount: 10% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

There are marked road biking paths. here is a link to find out more. http://brushymtncyclists.com/road-biking/

Hiking

This is not really 'hiking', but there is a large wooded area, about 6 acres, that you are free to explore.

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Babbling Brook Tree House in North Carolina.

Beach

It's a small beach, sandy areas along the creek.

Forest

The entire area is wooded.

Lake

The lake is owned by a church. at this time, we do not have permission to use the dock and the lake. however, you can walk and ...Read more

Swimming hole

There's a small, hidden swimming hole. can you find it?

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Farm
Driveway

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Hipcamper Hung
Hung T.
recommends this listing.
April 17th, 2018

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.

There is a campfire ring in the yard behind the tree house, a perfect arena for roasting marshmallow.A perfect corner for extreme relaxation. This couch could also be extended to become a small secondary bed.The step ladder will lead to the main sleeping area. The kitchen include numerous cabinets which are great for storage.Plenty of room to string up your hammock for some outdoor relaxation.
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on April 17th, 2018

Thank you for your great review. Hung, we are really enjoyed your time at the cabin and at the farm. Come back soon.

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Hipcamper Samuel
Samuel G.
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April 21st, 2018

Me and two of my friends visited Babbling Brook Tree House for a weekend away and we will almost certainly be returning. The trip was great and the hosts were extremely friendly.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on April 22nd, 2018

Thank you very much for your kind words, Samuel. We are looking forward to your return.

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Hipcamper Lesley
Lesley A.
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April 24th, 2018

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.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on April 24th, 2018

Leslie, we are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We are looking forward to your return to our Tree House. And, thanks for all of the advice! Safe travels. Elizabeth

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark F.
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May 7th, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Lieve
Lieve L.
recommends this listing.
June 19th, 2018

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!

Making a fire in front of the treehouse
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 19th, 2018

Thank you for the great review! We had a great time, too. Thanks for choosing to stay with us.

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Philip V.
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June 24th, 2018

Would definitely recommend, amazing experience!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 24th, 2018

Thank you so much Philip and Lieve. We really enjoyed your visit, too.

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Hipcamper Sam
Sam G.
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April 29th, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on April 30th, 2018

Thank you, Sam. You all were great guests. Annual trip! Yay, we would love to have you return. Something to look forward to.

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Harveen B.
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April 30th, 2018

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!

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on April 30th, 2018

Thank you very much, Harveen. We are thrilled that you all enjoyed your time in our little cabin in the woods. You were great guests and we would love to host you again! Happy work week to you! Summer is around the corner.

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Daan W.
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June 19th, 2018

Such a beautiful place and really warm and welcoming hosts. The site is amazing and we really enjoyed our farm experience that Elizabeth was so nice to offer.

Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 19th, 2018

Thank you so much Daan! It was our delight to host both you and share a little of our farm life. Elizabeth and Mark

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Property
Self Sufficient Holler
State
North Carolina
$65/night
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