Hipcamp host Elizabeth R.
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Sleep suspended over this wooded mountainside, overlooking a horse pasture,in a Tentsile, three person,tree tent. This primitive campsite and suspendedtree tent provides a unique experience for campers, new and seasoned.This shelter, complete with a rain fly,is located asteep hillside in the woods of Western North Carolina. The tent is designed to protect you in all weather


Sleep suspended over this wooded mountainside, overlooking a horse pasture, in a Tentsile, three person, tree tent. This primitive campsite and suspended tree tent provides a unique experience for campers, new and seasoned. This shelter, complete with a rain fly,  is located a steep hillside in the woods of Western North Carolina. The tent is designed to protect you in all weather conditions, rain or shine. It has a maximum weight limit of 880 lbs.

Once you arrive, you will trek through the woods to this location. Then, when you arrive at the clearing, you will be surrounded by trees and embraced by the landscape. It is here that the hammock and tree tent are suspended.  The tent is built to house three people. The hammock sleeps two. Climb up into hammock and  then up into the tent and experience living and sleeping among the trees. Tentsile recommends that you use a pad or mattress of some sort.

For your convenience, there is a fire pit, with a grill. Some firewood is provided. If you need more, there is an abundant supply all around you.  

Lay on the hammock and listen to the horses grazing peacefully below the camp. The creek babbles near by. In the evening, the tree frogs sing their nighttime song. When the fireflies come out, they twinkle like nature's Christmas lights. 

A short walk away, through a small wetland , you will find the place where the spring fed creek gathers into a shallow pool.  Here, you can easily wash up. Please use biodegradable soap. I understand that Castille soap is a good choice. 

ARRIVAL TIME - Because of the steep hillside, dense underbrush, and the dense darkness of the woods at night, is very difficult to get into the site after dark. Please come before the sun sets. Please bring flashlights!! 

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. 

Merlefest, the largest bluegrass festival  in the nation, is about 15 minutes from the house. During the week, there are several open air markets which highlight local food, local artisans, disk golf, and local music. There are also several antique and second hand stores in our community. Prayer Mountain is only two miles away. Come and explore Wilkes County and see what we have to offer. 

TRASH REMOVAL: Please take your trash with you. 

You can bring your dogs. However, NO DOGS are allowed on the hammock or tent. Their claws could tear the fabric. Thank you for your thoughtfulness.

Lodging provided
Canvas tent
1 site
Up to 5 guests per site
Moderate walk
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
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: 5% off


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.


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


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


Natural features you'll find at Suspended Sanctuary Tree Tent in North Carolina.


The entire area is wooded.


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?


The vibe at Suspended Sanctuary Tree Tent

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Hipcamper Ben
Ben E.
recommends this listing.
June 20th, 2019

We loved staying in the tentsile, it is definitely a unique experience. The campsite is very private and cozy and the property was fun to explore. We will definitely be back!

Suspended Sanctuary Tree TentThe fire pit was a great place to relaxThe parking area along the driveway
Hipcamper Elizabeth
Response from Elizabeth, the Host, on June 20th, 2019

We are thrilled that you enjoyed our little sanctuary in the woods and are looking forward to your return.

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