Hipcamp host Liz V.
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Stay in one of our authentic Mongolian yurts with hand painted artwork, sky views, decks, and gorgeous nature all around. At the Heart Center, we take special interest in providing our guests with a uniquely peaceful, positive, comfortable, and relaxing experience! Whether you are laying on a hammock, walking the labyrinth, or just sitting on the deck taking in the sights and

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Stay in one of our authentic Mongolian yurts with hand painted artwork, sky views, decks, and gorgeous nature all around. At the Heart Center, we take special interest in providing our guests with a uniquely peaceful, positive, comfortable, and relaxing experience! Whether you are laying on a hammock, walking the labyrinth, or just sitting on the deck taking in the sights and sounds, we want you to enjoy. This is a people and nature friendly environment, within a holistic retreat center! Guests have access to labyrinth walk, tennis court, basketball and volleyball.
For those that are interested, we offer meditation, contemplative activities, and Reiki energy work on a love offering basis. Appointment required.

Accommodation provided
Yurt
No. of sites
2 bookable sites
Access
Park at listing
Group sizes
Up to 4 people per site
Potable water available
Bottled water or jugs
Fires allowed
Fire ring w/ grill
Toilet available
Flush toilet, portable toilet
Pets allowed
On leash
Showers available
Hot water
Bins available
Recycling bin, trash bin
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Have a question? Send Liz a message!
  • Check in: After 4PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Super Strict
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating

Boating is available at one of our many lakes in the area - fontana lake, santeetlah or cheolah.

Hiking

Hike the famous appalachian trail, the poplar loop, the last virgin forest in joyce kilmer memorial forest, the trails at the c...Read more

Swimming

Swim in pristine and crystal clear lakes. we are close to santeetlah lake and fontana lake.

Biking
Fishing
Wind sports
Climbing
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Glamping in the Smoky Mountains in North Carolina.

Forest

We are nestled in the nantahala national forest and the smoky mountains national park!

Places to see near The Heart Center

Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
21 miles way Explore
Nantahala National Forest
Nantahala National Forest
24 miles way Explore
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
Hiwassee/Ocoee Scenic River State Park
40 miles way Explore
Moccasin Creek State Park
Moccasin Creek State Park
44 miles way Explore
Black Rock Mountain State Park
Black Rock Mountain State Park
45 miles way Explore
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest
46 miles way Explore
Vogel State Park
Vogel State Park
46 miles way Explore
Smithgall Woods State Park
Smithgall Woods State Park
53 miles way Explore
Big Ridge State Park
Big Ridge State Park
55 miles way Explore
Frozen Head State Park
Frozen Head State Park
56 miles way Explore
Norris Dam State Park
Norris Dam State Park
56 miles way Explore
Oconee State Park
Oconee State Park
59 miles way Explore
Panther Creek State Park
Panther Creek State Park
59 miles way Explore
Obed Wild & Scenic River
Obed Wild & Scenic River
60 miles way Explore
Devils Fork State Park
Devils Fork State Park
62 miles way Explore
Cove Lake State Park
Cove Lake State Park
62 miles way Explore
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
Keowee-Toxaway State Park
66 miles way Explore
Fort Mountain State Park
Fort Mountain State Park
66 miles way Explore
Cumberland Mountain State Park
Cumberland Mountain State Park
70 miles way Explore
Harrison Bay State Park
Harrison Bay State Park
71 miles way Explore
Table Rock State Park MO
Table Rock State Park MO
72 miles way Explore
Table Rock State Park
Table Rock State Park
73 miles way Explore
Don Carter State Park
Don Carter State Park
73 miles way Explore
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
Andrew Johnson National Historic Site
76 miles way Explore
Indian Mountain State Park
Indian Mountain State Park
80 miles way Explore
Tugaloo State Park
Tugaloo State Park
80 miles way Explore
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
Carl Sandburg Home National Historic Site
81 miles way Explore
Lake Hartwell State Park
Lake Hartwell State Park
81 miles way Explore
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
Cumberland Gap National Historical Park
82 miles way Explore
Fall Creek Falls State Park
Fall Creek Falls State Park
83 miles way Explore
Wilderness Road State Park
Wilderness Road State Park
84 miles way Explore
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Military Park
Chickamauga & Chattanooga National Milit...
86 miles way Explore
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
Davy Crockett Birthplace State Park
86 miles way Explore
Victoria Bryant State Park
Victoria Bryant State Park
88 miles way Explore
Sadlers Creek State Park
Sadlers Creek State Park
92 miles way Explore
Paris Mountain State Park
Paris Mountain State Park
92 miles way Explore
Pisgah National Forest
Pisgah National Forest
92 miles way Explore
Mount Mitchell State Park
Mount Mitchell State Park
92 miles way Explore
Pickett State Park
Pickett State Park
92 miles way Explore
Tallulah Gorge State Park
Tallulah Gorge State Park
99 miles way Explore

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Hipcamper Kim
Kim W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
February 23rd, 2018

I love it when a campsite far exceeds my expectations. I didn't know much about this property before arriving there, and it's fair to say I was blown away. I hate to rob you, fellow Hipcamper, of that same element of surprise, but here goes:

The Heart Center encompasses 30 lovely acres tucked away in the mountains of western North Carolina. It feels somewhat remote, so I was surprised on arrival to learn that it was a thriving school for a number of decades in the mid-1900's. After that, it was used as an illegal wildlife sanctuary, with lions and tigers (oh my!) roaming around in the gymnasium - seriously! The current owner, Liz, purchased the overgrown property in 2000 and has done a mighty impressive job of reclaiming, restoring and rebuilding. Her grounding, loving energy permeates the property and her commitment to offering a heart-centered retreat for children and adults alike is incredibly compelling.

In addition to the yurts and tent sites, the grounds also offer number of different amenities that you can see in the photos. This was my first experience staying in a yurt, and even while sharing the space with a dog and two other people, I slept like a baby. There was something soothing about being tucked into that cozy structure, out in the woods but on a real bed.

I recommend bringing a camp stove if you're planning to cook or heat up dinner, though you can check with Liz to see if the microwave in the dining hall is available for use. There are clean porta-potties adjacent to the yurts and tent sites, but also a full bathroom with sinks and shower stalls in the gymnasium. There were too many fun toys and games to take advantage of on our short visit (table tennis, anyone?); I recommend staying at least a few nights so you can check out everything.

Big thanks to Liz (and her sweet dog, Wayah!) for making our visit so comfortable and enjoyable.

My first yurt experience!Love the light filtering in through the dome!Surprisingly spacious - three of us plus a dog fit inside, with room to spare.Taking a moment to kick back and relax.
Hipcamper Ed
Ed G.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 11th, 2018

Liz was so great! What a special place, cozy yurt in the rain

Hipcamper K.P.
K.P. W.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
March 16th, 2018

Liz was wonderful and very welcoming. What she's doing at the Healing Center is a great endeavor and well worth your time to discuss it with her. I was happy to help support the work through my reserving a camping spot at the Center. Stayed in one of the Yurts and it was truly a magical night compete with a rain storm, but dry and warm inside. Hot showers and wifi available at the center and coffee in the morning. The area is also gorgeous and worth exploring. Waterfall hikes, Joyce Kilmer forest, and the tail of the dragon all super close. Stay Here!

Hipcamper Liz
Response from Liz, the Host, on March 16th, 2018

Thank you! It is our pleasure to serve and provide a unique and peaceful experience.

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Hipcamper Juan
Juan R.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
August 9th, 2018

Amazing experience. Liz is a wonderful person and a great host.
If you are looking for a peaceful place, this is it.
Liz thank you for everything!

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Hipcamper Kacy
Kacy B.
recommends this listing.
(Site 2)
October 22nd, 2018

The Yurt at the Heart Center was exactly what I was expecting. Even better actually, because it was nice and warm and cozy in the cool, rainy October weather. It was just me this visit, but there would easily be room for three adults.
Liz was super friendly and accommodating and the facilities were just as described. I’m planning on a second trip!

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Hipcamper Utsav
Utsav L.
recommends this listing.
(Site 1)
December 2nd, 2018

The heart center is a nice place if you want to experience glamping. Other than we being shifted to hut where there was limited lighting, it was a really fun experience!
Liz was very helpful, she even got us some desserts !

Hipcamper Priyanka S.
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(Site 1)
March 25th, 2018
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March 25th, 2018
Property
The Heart Center
State
North Carolina
$89/night
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