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Come and enjoy the forested privacy that this campsite offers. Located five minutes from the highway, it feels like you are far removed from civilization.  We provide a fire ring, firewood and a fire starting kit.  Patio table and chairs are on-site for your comfort.  A Storage Shed provides dry storage in case of rain.

As your host, we are focused on providing a grea


Come and enjoy the forested privacy that this campsite offers. Located five minutes from the highway, it feels like you are far removed from civilization.  We provide a fire ring, firewood and a fire starting kit.  Patio table and chairs are on-site for your comfort.  A Storage Shed provides dry storage in case of rain.

As your host, we are focused on providing a great experience with simple primitive camping. NO showers or running water, but plenty of drinking/washing water and a porta-potty.

The Holley's Wood Site is blessed to be located in the "Heart of the Smokys".  Relax in the privacy of the woods or spend your day exploring a myriad of activities offered in the Smoky Mountains.  We are less than 20 minute drive-time from:    

SHOP in Bryson City and/or Dillsboro...walk the shops and enjoy the unique brews and foods offered

RAFT/Kayak the Nantahala Gorge

HIKE the numerous trails in the Great Smokys National Park or Forest Service land

BIKE at Nationally recognized Tsali or Fire Mountain trails

FISH our Pristine Mountain Rivers and Lakes

GOLF high quality courses within 5 miles of the site -- Sequoia National and Smky Mtn Country Club

BEER from craft brewers in the area can be served to you at more than 6 venues in a 30 mile radius.

FIND out about Pioneer and Native American history at Oconluftee Village, the Cherokee Museum and the GSMNP Visitors Center OR share in the fun at Harrah's Casino.

RIDE the Great Smoky Mountain Railway OR Motorcycle/Sports Car thrill ride the "Tail of the Dragon".  Hop on the Historic Blue Ridge Parkway and experience nature in all its splendor.

It can be overwhelming to decide what to do -- we will be glad to give you "insider info" to refine your plans once you arrive.

Bring your TENT, VAN or small TRAILER and tell your friends you vacationed at Holley Woods, where lifelong memories were made!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers
1 site
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
Camping vehicle details
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 6 months out

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Hipcamper Catherine

Wonderful place to camp!!

Catherine S.
recommends this listing.
July 9th, 2020

Our group of 7 spent 4 nights at Holley Woods and absolutely loved it. Woody and Renae's land is centrally located - 15 minutes from the cute downtown of Sylva and 20- 30 minutes from mountain biking and hiking trails. Beyond location, their hospitality deserves 5/5 stars between providing extra supplies to make our stay more comfortable and giving local recommendations.

The site comes with more land and more supplies than you would get in a standard campsite. The available wooden shed for storage was more than necessary with summer rain showers that the area receives. The campsite is also very private and quite roomy, as we were able to have two 4-person tents, one 2-person tent and another 1-person tent.

Seemingly rare for the area, the site has cell service. This was helpful for doing research of what trails to do and load GPS directions on our smart phones.

While there currently is not running water on the site (it's in progress), Woody provided fresh water jugs to us everyday and we never found ourselves with a lack of water. The toilet situation was a bucket with a toilet seat lid when we stayed (a porta pota was a work-in-progress), but it was not too bad. Woody emptied the bucket everyday, or there are plenty of establishments nearby with bathrooms if you want a little more privacy.

Overall, we can't recommend this site enough to a group looking to make a home in the woods for a few days!

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Hipcamper Mark
Mark W.
doesn't recommend this listing.
July 13th, 2020

The site is new, and a work in progress. The host seems very into making a good experience for guests, and I am sure this site will improve with time. The general area is more inhabited than I like, and the roosters and dogs down the valley are a bit noisy early in the morning. The forest is nice, but the disturbed area has poison ivy and needs finishing up, filling of trenches, etc... all things that can be accomplished. There was more gravel road traffic noise than I would hope for, although many may not care about this. The free firewood is a plus, and the proximity to the GSMNP is useful. A proper tent pad and composting privy, and more screening from the driveway are suggested. Thanks, and good luck!

Hipcamper Woody and Renae
Response from Woody and Renae, the Host, on July 14th, 2020

Thanks Mark for the feedback. We hear you and we understand how it feels to be annoyed by local noise. Last year we were in a campground that had urban noise pollution with planes landing and trains whistling...and we will not go back there again. Future guests of ours should know that if you bring your own dog it may hear other barking dogs from our neighbor's homes in the distance -- this is the only part of our experience that is similar to staying in a campground. Mark is correct we are improving our site weekly and we appreciate the kindness of our guests for overlooking that process...but we are choosing to remain "open" to serve the HIPCAMP community with a great deal for the price compared to our local campground that can cost $60 a night once you buy your firewood (our firewood is free).

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Hipcamper Alexander
Alexander C.
recommends this listing.
July 20th, 2020

This was exactly what my wife and I were looking for as a base camp for visiting the National Park. It is about an hour from Newfound Gap (and the Appalachian trail) and closer to Mingo Falls, Deep Creek area, and other places on the North Carolina side. It was also a private place with no other people or buildings in sight. For trying to camp and hike in the Park responsibly during COVID-19, the seclusion was a plus. We knew all that going in and made this a good choice; however, the campsite is much better than we realized. Woody and Renae clearly enjoy crafting a great camping spot, with free firewood, a box of tools that are there for campers to use (e.g. a lighter and can opener are present in case you forget yours), and plenty of potable water. There’s a bucket toilet right now in a stall with toilet paper supplied. Woody was also excited to talk about plans for further tweaks to the site, give recommendations for what to do, and offer help if you need anything... and he knows he talks a lot so he’ll warn you to stop him if you have things to do. Very nice guy. In other words, the drive up the narrow dirt road isn’t great for a large RV, but if you are tent camping, this is a gem.

Hipcamper Carina M.
recommends this listing.
July 16th, 2020
North Carolina
United States
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