Are you searching for the perfect magical place for your big event? If you're planning a large gathering and need a unique location that can accommodate 62 guests, The Camp is exactly what you've been looking for! The Camp is the ultimate North Carolina mountain vacation rental for family reunions, corporate retreats, church groups, weddings, and multi-family getaways.
Located near Chimney Rock, North Carolina, The Camp has everything you need; including four homes with a combined capability of sleeping up to 62 people, a 5,000 square-foot social hall, a gymnasium with a full-sized wooden basketball court that is large enough serve as a dance floor for parties, an outdoor basketball court, an arcade, tennis courts, an athletic field, a heated pool, an amusement-park worthy water slide, and a fishing pond. The Camp is a pet-friendly, full-fledged dream-come-true vacation rental for groups who need endless entertainment for all ages, coupled with the comforts you'd expect from a five-star resort. The Camp is also an ideal escape from notoriety, offering luxury and exclusivity past its privacy gate.
The largest of the three homes is Eagle's Nest, which features handicapped-friendly access, separate quarters for the kids, and a luxurious master suite with a private bathroom and stone fireplace. There a total of 5 bedrooms and 4 bathrooms, that sleep 22, in this spacious, well-appointed home.
The Cottage located underneath Eagle's Nest, has its own easily accessible entrance and a private covered deck that make it truly separate. It offers a smaller, one-bedroom space for guests who may need more privacy.
The newest home at The Camp, The Pond House, is aptly named because of its location next to the fishing pond. The Pond House is just right for a large family or a group of friends; accommodating up to 10 people, with 3 bedrooms and 2 full bathrooms. The open concept great room of the house gives it a community feeling; while the large deck invites you to relax in a rocking chair and enjoy panoramic views of The Camp and the mountains beyond.
Each of the homes offers something unique to meet the expectations of your group; and each is fully equipped for a relaxing experience.
Cloud 9, the home closest to the deck and poolside action, is an entertainer's delight, boasting a huge screened-in porch perfect for outdoor meals, two family rooms, both with oversized wrap-around leather couches, and a full bar complete with a mini-fridge and a wide assortment of cocktail glasses. Cloud 9 is an enormous space that also encompasses 5 bedrooms, 4 full bathrooms, a home office and downstairs area perfect for the kids. It comfortably sleeps 22 people. The Owner's Suite, is an additional one bedroom part of Cloud 9, with limited availability, and must be booked separately. It is magnificently-appointed with vaulted ceilings and high windows that let the light pour in, a private balcony, and an old-fashioned claw foot tub.
Our Rustic Bunk-House can sleep an additional 60 guests and is ideal for teenagers and young adults.
Adventure awaits everywhere at The Camp, providing plenty of chances for bonding and character building. Whether its a group hike to "the bear cave," a baseball game on the playing field, basketball in the gymnasium, a jog along the paved path to take in the view of Little Mount Pisgah, an invigorating round of volleyball, or taking in the beautiful mountain views in a relaxing rocking chair, there's something for everyone at The Camp. There's even an old fire truck to add to the jovial atmosphere. In the evening, sitting by the campfire offers warm moments to share memories, tell exciting stories, and roast marshmallows.
The Camp has wireless internet, allowing guests to keep up with their "real world" connections. A fully-equipped exercise room offers everything needed to maintain exercise routines; including Boflex machines, treadmills, and a stationary bicycle. For nighttime entertainment, there are wide-screen plasma televisions in each of the homes, an game arcade stocked and ready for a ping-pong or pool tournament, or a hot tub beckoning you to come for a relaxing soak. The Camp provides ample opportunity for both challenge and camaraderie, lending the quintessential experience of fellowship that people expect from a group retreat.
For nearly eight decades prior to its renovation, The Camp operated as Camp Mishemokwa where hundreds of children spent summers having all the classic first-time-at-camp experiences. In 2005, The Blum Family purchased the 150-acre property, spending countless dollars and tireless hours rebuilding, renovating, and giving The Camp a new lease on life as an exclusive vacation rental property.
The Camp is located near many of North Carolina's most senic attractions. Bat Cave is 4 miles away and has a general store and post office. Five more scenic miles bring you to Lake Lure, where Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey practiced dance moves on the moonlit water in the hit 1980's movie Dirty Dancing. There are several restaurants in the quaint town of Lake Lure, ranging in fare from old world Italian or German dining to casual tiki bar drinks. Just down the road from Lake Lure is Chimney Rock Park, a thousand-acre pet-friendly park whose main attraction is Exclamation Point, which offers a stunning view of the gorge below. Nearby attractions also include gem mining and whitewater rafting. Asheville, North Carolina, a popular destination for entertainment and fine dining, is just a thirty-minute trip from The Camp.
That being said, you'll find everything you ever dreamed possible right on-site at The Camp, making even a day trip seem like too much time spent away from your own pleasure island. Catering is available at The Camp, as is food delivery from dozens of restaurants. The Camp also provides plenty of firewood for your hot dog roasted on a stick and gooey S'mores that will make you giggle like you haven't in years.