We followed the link to the Hipcamp directions and ended up in a field with a huge cow, a friendly horse and 10 goats. We thought the fact that there was a very aggressive dog having a fit about the fact we were there very strange but eventually the dog went away and we started to set up. The cow wanted very much to live with us and we Found that untenable. Yes, we were counting on a farm but not counting on 24/7 cow company. We decided to make sure we were in the right place. Luckily we had a signal and discovered on Apple Maps the Foothills Farms was five miles away. It is not the first time our Hipcamp direction link has been wrong which is why we decided to double check. The Foothills Camping area is a pretty field. There is a horse training ring and a barn close to the field. There is supposed to be water but we did not see it, nor did we need it. It is private even though you are close to a road. You hear cars but that also means you are close to convenience stores and gas.
This is a full RV site in the heart of the smoky mountains. It is very close to the national park. The spot is off the main road from Whittier to Bryson city but it is extremely private and you have views of the river for all of the site. Rob is very responsive and gives very good instruction on the best way to access the site. It pays to read through everything he has written especially if you have a large RV. There is a small sticker on the handle of the well water pump that states that the water is not potable.This sticker should be disregarded as the water is perfectly drinkable and comes from a pristine well.
Peace of the Woods II has a wonderful babbling creek and that is the highlight of the spot. We were glad we texted Hope, our Host, for directions because Google Maps sent us to a spot about a block away. The space is a gravel driveway in a very quiet area about 100 feet from the very quiet main road. The creek is about 10 feet from the end of the driveway. There is a water spigot and an outlet for electric the end of the driveway but the electric was not working when we were there. The views on the road to the campsite are great. We did not see a tent spot or a fire ring and the site. We were in a truck camper and did not need a tent atea. We also did not see a sign for the tent spot that Hope’s description mentions but, as I said, Hope told us where to find them gravel driveway. The area is safe and quiet. We have ATT cell phone service and were not able to get a connection anywhere near the campsite. We did several hikes in the area and also hiked to the Panther Top Fire tower which is very close to the campsite. It is a really short hike with spectacular views.
The campsite and the host are fantastic. We did a lovely bike ride on the quiet roads near the ranch and a hike up to a beautiful lookout that is right in their property. The Hipcamp directions were wrong but Michelle gave us the right address and directions. Michelle gave us fresh eggs and we had pasta carbonara for dinner which was delicious. Thanks to Michelle and Family for sharing their ranch with us.
I am writing this review about a stay at this campground a while back. Long story but I highly recommend this campground for families, couples and retirees. The trout stream is great for dipping your feet into and for listening to as you go to sleep. The campground host is friendly and helpful. It is nice to have a place to wash dishes, play badminton and a pavilion to gather around. We are so happy to have found this campground on Hipcamp .
ThE RV site itself is just as pictured. The creek and the little waterfalls are truly a treasure and it’s so nice to hear the sound of the creek as you’re going to sleep. The pros of this spot are that the electric and the water are reliable. The view of the creek in the woods are pretty, and the host is responsive, gracious and friendly. The cons of the spot or the neighborhood you have to drive through to get to it. There are some homes that are kept up very nicely but there are others that you drive by that have so much trash and are in such disrepair that it takes away from the beautiful scenery of the area.