This is a Boondockers Welcome host in Saluda, NC
Max Rig Size
< 30 (ft)
Max Nights Per Stay
Same Day Requests
Campsite area is 25 feet wide and 35 feet deep. There is a stone fire ring and a web rider swing installed. 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. 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! Seasonally what to expect here at Mountain Cove: Summer - can be hot, humid and quite buggy. We also get those gnats that like to get into your eyes, mosquitoes, poison ivy, chiggers, ticks and snakes (copperheads have been seen). Just a fair warning, we are IN nature out here. Spring - mild temperatures, in April/May lots of wildflowers in bloom. Fall - mild temperatures with a beautiful fall display peaking normally the week of Halloween. Winter - mild winter with nights dipping below freezing common, light snow a few times a season typically in late winter (Jan/Feb). Mountain Cove Hiking Trails: We created almost a mile of hiking trails on our 14 acres which takes you to our little waterfall and our creeks. A trail map is provided. - If you'd like a guided nature hike your hostess would be happy to introduce you to our local flora. Just ask! There is also a self-guided handout you can carry along with you as you hike to learn the history of 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 Little Bradley and/or the drive up White Oak Mountain to see Shunkawauken and Sunset Rock are provided. 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 my 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. Nearest Dump Station: Silver Creek Campground, 2 miles away, $15 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.
Vehicle Suitability Information
Separate Tow Vehicle Parking
Campfire Ring Provided
Outdoor Cooking Allowed
-Only cats are allowed, no dogs. We have a cat that likes his outdoor time and he is afraid of dogs. Sorry!!!! -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 plants, 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. -Please do not destroy or hinder the growth of the moss and plants growing on slope near your campsite. I know, we are weirdos who LOVE nature.
** 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.
Hosted By rohoy12
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
1 week ago
My stay here was one of the highlights of my trip. The hosts were great people and we spent a lot of time talking about many things and sharing knowledge. Their property is so lovely with trails that they have made to hike, leading to several streams with moss covered rocks and stepping stones. I felt like I was in a fairy book tale land while walking the paths amongst the mushrooms, moss and gnomes. I hope to return there someday for another visit.
1 month ago
We loved our stay in this remote area. The lending library/rock painting station was very cool. Good communication from host. Did not get to formally meet them. Would stay here again.
2 months ago
Quite secluded area able to hear the Brook below site, restful sleep. Thank you for hosting.
2 months ago
Tucked in wooded section of NC, and several hundred yards from the homesite, spending the night here was like being in the wilderness. There was almost no light other than the campfire, and only an occasional vehicle on the road below. Very nice.
2 months ago
This was my third time staying in this piece of paradise in the western mountains of NC. Great location for hiking and the hosts property has really nice walking trails with waterfalls. The hosts couldn’t be any more hospitable. Thanks again for a great visit!