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Mountain Cove

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This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Saluda, NC

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    < 30 (ft)

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    1

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    Yes

Campsite area is 25 feet wide and 35 feet deep. There is a stone fire ring and a web rider swing installed. We have been told by our guests that cell service at the site is good. Many past guests with different carriers have been able to work from their rig while at our site. We also offer wifi. We live on the side of White Oak Mountain on 14 acres at 1,080 feet in elevation. You will be able to get a view of the mountain from your campsite. You can listen to Ostin Creek from your campsite and take a short trail down to the same creek to chill. We are surrounded by the Green River Gamelands so our space is quiet, green (well seasonally anyway), and heavily forested. If you like being in nature, this is the place for you! Mountain Cove Hiking Trail: We created a trail nearly a mile long on our 14 acres which takes you to our little waterfall and our creeks. The trail is well blazed and many trees along the way have silver identification tags. There is also a self-guided handout you can carry along with you as you hike to learn the history of our property. A notebook is provided with identified flora organized by date that it blooms on our property. Sharing Cabin: At your camp spot we have built a little "cabin" with materials to share. Please find the Guest Book and fill out a page. There is also a take-a-book, leave-a-book sharing library and a rock painting activity included in the "cabin". We encourage our guests to find a rock in one of our creeks, paint it and leave it on display for other guests to enjoy. Local maps and information are provided in this "cabin" as well, for your convenience. Suggested Local Attractions: Just 2 miles down the road from us are 2 large waterfalls with trails to access both. These are called Little Bradley and Big Bradley. You can take a drive up White Oak Mountain, 3000 feet, and sit on Sunset Rock to get a great sunset view of the mountains and on the way up stop and see Shunkawauken Falls (which means sky-water). Directions and tips on the drive/hike to the Bradley waterfalls and/or the drive up White Oak Mountain to see Shunkawauken and Sunset Rock are provided in the camper cabin. Pearson's Falls is a 90 foot, very lovely, pay to see waterfall 20 minutes away, owned by the Tryon Garden Club. The Gorge Zip-line in Saluda will take you down 1000 feet, over 11 zips with views of the Green River Gorge. Chimney Rock State Park is a short drive away, in Lake Lure, and features great views and wonderful hikes (there is even an elevator). Another fun thing to see in Lake Lure is the Flowering Bridge which is a decommissioned road bridge landscaped by volunteers and is always in bloom. One of our favorite hikes is called Bearwallow Mountain in Gerton, about 45 minutes away, trail maintained by Conserving Carolina. The Blue Ridge Parkway and Asheville are just 50 minutes away. All the information you need for any of these activities is easily found online and some of this information is provided in the camper cabin. Nearest Dump Station: Silver Creek Campground, 2 miles away, $15 (but our last few guests were charged nothing and this campground has new owners and is under construction) but the driveway to get to the dump station is on top of a steep hill and if you are in a larger rig you might have difficulty turning around.

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Vehicle Suitability Information

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Pets Welcome

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Wifi

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Slideouts Allowed

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Outdoor Cooking Allowed

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Generators Allowed

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Separate Tow Vehicle Parking

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Campfire Ring Provided

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House Rules

-We allow pets, but NOT DOGS. We have had a bunny, African grey parrot and many cats as guests. Please do not ask us to make an exception for your well behaved dog. -Kids are welcome, but must be supervised at all times. The campsite backs up to a very steep slope. -Our hiking trails on our property have hazards like cliffs and venomous snakes, please supervise children at all times. -No leaving children unattended in the woods, no allowing children to hike trails alone. -No damage to any of the living things, no picking flowers please. -You may pick up deadfall in our woods to use as firewood or bring local source firewood, do NOT help yourself to cut firewood from our "great wall of wood" as we use this to heat our house in the winter. -Smoking is fine, but please no associated litter. -Please turn generator off by sundown or 9 pm (whichever comes first) and do not turn on before 8 am. -NO loud music. We live quiet, and we like quiet.

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Location

** Please note** While the size of the RV the spot can accommodate is UP TO 30 FT in length this ACTUALLY means 30 OVERALL, coupler to rear bumper length, and NOT the box floorplan length on the sticker of your RV! Gravel surface to park your rig on. The driveway goes uphill to the camp spot, you will need to go past the spot and back in which can be tricky with a big tree and the curve if your length is not under what we have specified. Depending on the size of your rig and tow vehicle, you may park the tow vehicle next to your rig OR across the driveway from the camp spot.

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host Profile

Hosted By rohoy12

Age:

45-55

Science and Nature Enthusiasts Details: She is a retired science teacher. He is retired from the manufacturing industry. We both are new to the RV world and looking forward to making new friends and learning from others. Home Town: We live in Saluda, NC. Favorite Boondocking Locations: Uncompahgre National Forest, CO Lewis and Clark/Helena National Forest, MT Superior National Forest, MN Skills or Expertise to Share: She is pretty good at identifying local flora and fauna. He is pretty good at anything mechanical.

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References for this location from other RVers

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    ProfMinerva

    4 months ago

    We had such a wonderful time at Mountain Cove, that we have already returned since our one night stay. The hosts have done a wonderful job of making visiting this place an interactive experience, full of wonder! Doing their hike is a must and exploring all of the sites which are in the map book. Definitely take them up on painting one of the rocks as well. There is quite a collection here! Thank you so much for hosting us! We are very grateful to Harvest Hosts and Boondocker hosts.

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    Cruzers1

    4 months ago

    This is easily one of the best locations we have stayed, very peaceful and safe! best

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    soaring360

    5 months ago

    i loved the private stay in nature! the view of the stars was breathtaking! looking forward to staying again :).

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    VanBarker

    7 months ago

    Great spot to enjoy a very quiet private evening after a long days travel. The host’s trail to the waterfall was an awesome way to stretch out our legs. So much better than a busy noisy campground! Thanks for the stay.

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    SheriLynnOffGrid

    8 months ago

    100% complete silence. This is absolutely incredible... you hear the birds, rustling of the leaves, a steam nearby .. and only the occasional car drive by in the far off distance. They were absolutely wonder and came out to help me since it's my first time. Wonderful people and how incredible people over up their private property to strangers. This was a great first experience bc I was nervous to bother people or it be weird. They made me feel like home in my spot. it's a nice little spot that i was able to back my ford van transit into, open the back doors to a beautiful view and finally stop and enjoy this trip for a moment as previously i had been running around from place to place. they even have a little place for a fire! the road was pretty windy coming in but it was freshly paved and a fun drive. nice to be off the beaten path and away from noise. I can't think of a more perfect spot and hosts!

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