Hipcamp host Liz
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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 Continue reading...

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
No RV hookup
No RV sanitation
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: None
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off
  • Response time: Within 12 hours
  • Response rate: 100%
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Wind sports
Climbing
Swimming
Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching
Horseback riding
Paddling
OHV
Snow sports
Surfing

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Hipcamper Kim
Recommends this listing

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.

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

Hipcamper K.P.
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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.

Hipcamper Juan
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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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Property
The Heart Center
State
North Carolina
$89/night
2 Sites