Unique, Pet-Friendly Luxury Camping Rental with Hot Tub near Asheville, North Carolina

Hot Springs, North Carolina (United States)
1 unit
7 guest capacity

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Accommodation Description

· Kid-friendly · Private Jacuzzi/Hot Tub · Private Barbecue

This pet-friendly luxury camping rental makes for an idyllic getaway destination near Asheville in North Carolina. There are two structures that are to be rented as one, a cabin and a barn. Together, they sleep up to seven. The cabin is pet-friendly, while the barn is not.

From the outside, the glamping site a restored tobacco barn. Slide open the door and there is a 400 square foot all season, carpeted, insulated, great room with grid power, fully provisioned kitchen, high ceiling, sleeping loft, lots of windows and a huge porch.

The room sleeps one couple and two singles or kids in the loft. In warm weather, a giant porch overlooking a robust creek could easily accommodate another four sleepers in bags.

The 240-square-foot cabin is simple, modern, clean, and well-insulated. There are two beds, a twin-size and a double, in a full-size loft with low clearance to the roof, which is perfect for one to two glampers or a couple with a small child. Read More

Accommodation Features

  • Bunk bed
  • Wi-Fi/Internet
  • Bathroom
  • Towels
  • Double bed
  • Fireplace
  • Shared Kitchen
  • Private Jacuzzi/Hot tub additional charge
  • Heating
  • Private Barbecue

There is a private shower room with both hot and cold water, with a space heater, an outdoor kitchen with running water, a barbecue, and a play loft way in the high rafters, near where the barn owl occasionally perches.

Glampers will also find indoor and outdoor, solar-powered LED lighting, six car-lighter wall outlets for charging a laptop or cell phone (please bring your own car charging equipment), a simple kitchen with cold running spring water, a propane range, a cooler, no fridge, two rocket stoves, an indoor wood-burning stove for heat and hot water, and a composting toilet in a separate structure.

The hosts have also provided glampers with plenty of basic cooking implements and utensils in good condition in each location. French press for coffee, cast iron skillet, basic pots, pans, knives, some spices depending on who has left what. Glampers are also welcome to bring their own food and groceries with them to ensure they are comfortable throughout their stay.

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Location + Surroundings

This glamping site is near Spring Creek in Madison County, North Carolina, which has rolling hills, curvy roads, gorgeous vistas, dramatic weather, varied animal and bird life, and friendly, respectful neighbors. Very little real estate development has come to this mountain community. This site is located between Cherokee National Forest and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Madison County was settled in the early 1800s by independent and resourceful settlers, mostly Scots-Irish. In the mid-1800s, when Union and Confederate recruiters came calling, Madison County folks had no interest in being governed by someone far away and were just as likely to hide in the hills as join one side or the other. To this day, there is a very strong "live and let live" ethos that runs through the county.

In the late sixties and seventies, back-to-the -landers came to the area and settled, attracted by that ethos, open space, and, most of all, the incredible unspoiled beauty. Many are still here alongside descendants of mountain folk (from whom I bought this parcel), retirees, artists, and visitors. This property is in a tiny little township that probably has less than a thousand people. Our neighbors are friendly, gracious people who don't get in each others' business, but look out for one another. It's de rigueur on the roads around here to raise a hand or at least an index finger and acknowledge every car that passes.

This property is in a remote area. Good roads will take guests here, but there's no public transportation. From the Asheville airport, it's a 90-minute drive on the interstate to a curvy mountain road. Four-wheel drive is not required except in extreme weather.

The driveway of this property is right off a solid two-lane road, which can have as few as 20 or 30 cars passing per day; it's easy in, easy out. There's a volunteer fire department for emergencies (Spring Creek, North Carolina) and neighbors are friendly but far apart. It's best to go for food and ice once, either before arrival or, if guests are up for a beautiful drive, they can see one of the following towns: Waynesville, Marshall, or Hot Springs. Read More


Whether it’s the absence of electricity, the quiet of the country, no city glow in the night sky, or the once common experience of the natural world dominating over human-made or human-crafted things, it’s astonishing for many glampers to see and feel and experience without constant communications via text and email and the distractions of modern life.

This property features a unique tree house with a human-size birdcage on top, 1 linear mile of private hiking trails, a shaded babbling brook, a fruit and nut forest garden, a geocaching treasure hunt (guided nature tour), a humanure composting system, and many other permaculture features.

This is a glamping site for glampers to simply learn an enormous amount about themselves, about homesteading or permaculture, and about alternate ways of being. The sense of being off the grid and the treadmill of modern life, unplugging from the dominant culture and experiencing oneself as humans did 100 years ago and more.

Glampers can not only simply unwind and relax, but they can additionally explore the vast amount of forests and mountains that surround them, to rediscover their love for nature once again.

About a mile or two from Good Egg, there's a convenience store and RV park for snacks and gas (directions to here and other places are in a binder in the cabin). About a four- to five-mile drive will take guests to a General Store and gas station, where there is also a small restaurant there. For a fiberglass and jets hot tub soak or a restaurant meal, 30 minutes away is Hot Springs. Max Patch, a breathtaking "bald" with panoramic views, is just 20 minutes. Downtown Asheville is about an hour away.

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Accommodation Rules

  • Check-in:
    3 p.m.
  • Check-out:
    11 a.m.
  • Infants allowed Under 2 years old
  • Children allowed 2-12 years old
  • No smoking
  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy

  • You will receive a full refund if you cancel at least 7 days prior to check-in.
  • You will be charged for one full night’s stay plus 50% of the cost of the rest of the stay if you cancel within 7 days of check-in.
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Additional Information

There is a $200 refundable security deposit.

There is wood-fired Snorkel Stove behind the cabin which is great fun, but very different from a typical hot tub. It's Japanese style, which means no chemicals and is cleaned before each guest. The hosts ask that they shower before using. There is a $50 cleaning and wood fee (the hosts provide split firewood) per two-day use. (Each additional two days is $25 for firewood.) If guests are interested in trying the tub, there are detailed instructions in the booklet in the cabin. They can just go ahead and click that option under the rental, and the fee will be included.

This property, excluding the barn room, is pet-friendly, and there is an additional fee. Please note: Pets are permitted everywhere, including inside the cabin, but not in the barn room, which is carpeted and the hosts keep it clear for those with allergies. If guests plan to bring a pet or pets, please check the option to add the fee.

There is a brand new geocaching treasure hunt that the hosts set up that features single words posted at each of 11 different features on the 30-acre property. If guests would like, they can put on their hiking shoes, go find the words, assemble them into a coherent an inspiring quote, and contact the host for a prize. Please contact host; details will be sent via email. Read More

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