Tipi on Sylamore Creek


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Tipi on Sylamore Creek ~ solo campground and community swim hole

Die Unterkunft
PRIMITIVE CAMPERS only - no glampers

NEW = for a fee of $12 extra (cash to host), you can have access to a 110 power outlet. For BYO fans, charging phones etc. (Not for space heaters or AC)   - Host does have wifi now you can walk near his house and briefly access.

accessible only by vehicles with high clearance. There are no refunds / and no cancel policy. Please read entire description and view all photos prior to booking.

Want to Camp Here?

Your tires could pop. You could get flooded in and have to stay a while. You'll be using an outhouse. Possible to rub shoulders - or very rough road entrance - with grumpy neighbors . Your canoe could tip over with all your gear in it. You may never be able to arrive and there will be no refund. There is only one way in and one way out. And there is no cell signal.

Still Want to Camp here?

Read every following word or we're likely not a good fit for one another.

This story starts about 10,000 years ago. Or at least that's what the artifacts found here tell us. The following property description in the first person because this story is deeply personal to me.

This private holler (or valley) on S. Sylamore creek has been a gathering place since pre-recorded time. It has one of the largest springs in the county and the creek never runs dry. The swim hole is always deep and cool even in late August. It is healthy and full of fish and all other kinds of wildlife. The host (Hardy, pictured, AKA Hillbilly Buddha - to me) and his wife bought this property many decades ago always with the intention to have a commercial campground to share it. Hardy sincerely knows how to make everyone feel welcome and at peace. They raised their son Casey here. Today there is only one campground on it and it is where the newly pitched authentic tipi has command.

I first visited from Memphis about 14 years ago and the pull was so great, I moved here -to this holler- directly. It changed the trajectory of my life. I would have to carry my groceries over in a canoe some days because the low-water bridge was impassable. I've had more than one vehicle get totaled by flash flooding and a poor parking choice. Even though I now reside downstream, this location (and Hardy) is a touchstone to me and the greatest network of people I know. I call them family.

On any given Saturday you will NOT have the swim hole and cave to yourself - or any other day for that matter we can guarantee. Morning hours and off days and off seasons and it's all yours. Our friends and local families and young people come and frolic too. 99% depart by dark. You WILL have the campground and shallow creek frontage around the tipi to yourself. (Unless of course you make friends and invite them over). We do have a very kindly neighbor who may pass by your campground on his way to his part-time fishing shack.

Hardy is very protective of the peace and quiet and beauty of the creek bank. Driving on the gravel bar and loud music and trash left behind is strictly forbidden. But it happens and then is dealt with.

Still reading? You're going to love this hallowed ground as do we.


Here are the booking logistics:

~ same day reservations highly discouraged. first arrival after dark not allowed - trust us on that.

~ Ivy Vacations LLC will handle the reservation system and will daily call Hardy with expectant guest details

~ 2 days prior to arrival you will be given hardy's landline #. You will be given extremely detailed arrival instructions ; turn by turn driving directions with landmarks AND the GPS coordinates.

~ It is the responsibility of the guest to arrange arrival details with Hardy - if desired by guest; He can give you skinny on water levels and forecasts, can coordinate to canoe you across, can possibly meet you at top of hill and guide       you in. (return calls from him may take 24 hours). You can also just show up on your arrival day and time.

~ Electronic agreement of Rental Rules required for all confirmations.

What Ivy Vacations handles for your reservation:

~The tipi and grounds are reserved for you and you alone.

~the campground is orderly and supplied with what is seen in the pictures.

~one stack of firewood for one nights fire - either inside the tipi or in larger pit outside. More can be purchased from hardy for nominal rate on site.

~General questions answered from our 'office' team via email, text and phone.

Recommended for guests:

~ vehicle with high clearance and decent tires. 4x4 not required. experience with narrow gravel steep hills and know-how to GO SLOW.

~ drinking water - or ask hardy where the spring is and catch your own.

~ anything food or beverage related - you bring. Charcoal grill and prep table provided.

~ toilet paper for the outhouse

~ bedding - 2 full size mattresses provided on platform beds - bring your own sheets, pillows, towels and sleeping bags

~ gear for creek; water shoes, fishing poles (catch and release small mouth bass and seasonal trout), creek chairs

~ a little cash? Hardy sometimes has some enhancements or tools you may or may not be interested in.

~ Stone county is a dry county. with exception of our beloved Gravity Brew Works 30 minutes away, you'll want to arrive in area with any spirits you want during your stay.


Q : Why does the airbnb listing say I can "ski in" or that there is a washing machine?
A: To list on Airbnb we had to meet a certain number of amenity count that tipis simply do not have. Had to fudge. What you see is what you get.

Q : Why don't you have a cancel policy/ offer no refunds?
A: We can't manage the weather or your vehicle specs or your adventurous spirit. This is moderate priced for the potential reward.

Q : If I can't cross bridge in my vehicle, what do I do?
A: like all of us, you leave your truck on the other side and boat across. Many of us at Ivy Vacations also live on the creek and will be able to relay if the crossing is likely questionable for a vehicle at your arrival time. Hardy has a clunker canoe that works fine or bring your own. Need some skill / know-how to go upstream out of current. Hardy will assist if coordinated with him. It is very rare that it is flooded and inaccessible by car.

Q : What if water is up so high that we can't even boat over?
A: Generally in 12 hours, flash flooding abates. Try again later.

Q : How often are there flash floods?
A: 5 times a year? No way to tell really. But for the most part a good truck can cross the bridge about 300 days out of the year.

Q : Will you rent it year round?
A: Yes! Spring is typically wettest season. Summer and fall the driest. It can snow in winter and if it's a big snow you'll be stuck until you can get out (no extra charge and oh boy that sounds like fun). There is an interior liner not shown and will be a sunken fire-pit inside soonly and should be cozy.

Q : What if there is an emergency?
A: Hardy has a portable landline and a long distance calling card. New in 2021 Hardy has wifi - you'll need to get with him about it. It's not for your use at leisure.

Q : Why won't you tell us where this actually is located?
A: Because then it wouldn't be so private and special. We'll share it 2 days prior to your arrival. It's about a 20 minute drive to Mtn View proper.

Q : What's up with the pig?
A: Her name is Pig Pig. She likes beer so hold on tight to yours.

Q : Can I bring a tent?
A: Yes, but please no more than 8 people max onsite.

Q : Can I bring my motorcycle?
A: Are you a dual sport rider with tons of experience off road and not bringing a trailer? Maybe so. Many have tried and many have failed or bailed with their street bikes. Just don't.

some pic descriptions: scenes of rough road in. Pig Pig. Your campground. Distance from your campground to main swim hole. Hardy. Spring to catch drinking water. The amazing day we had pitching the tipi - a dream realized, outhouse - cedar shavings on floor.

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