While summer might be the best time for tent camping, fall’s brisker weather makes it the perfect time for no-tent-necessary experiences. Ever tried staying in a treehouse? In a micro cabin on an alpaca farm? Fall’s the time.
Enter Hipcamp —a startup that creates new places to stay in nature by unlocking access to beautiful private lands such as nature preserves, farms, and ranches. With 3.5 million users, Hipcamp helps campers enjoy the outdoors—in all seasons.
To celebrate the start of fall, Hipcamp has hand-picked the most unique nature stays around the South:
Once owned by a large family in South Fulton County, Georgia and formerly known as the KHW Retreat, The Farm at Wilkerson Mill is a pristine, five-acre oasis just minutes away from I85, I75, I285 and the Hartsfield-Jackson Airport.
A breathtaking view of the distant mountains greets you as you come on to the property as well as the majestic Villa del Sole, a Tuscan style villa on top of the hill. The land drops away into rolling pastures dotted with ancient trees, some 150+!. The woodlands are filled with wildlife that surround the property.
Pitch your tent near the lake, and have your own dock and bench at Zen on the Lake.
Two cabin tents in the woods off a gravel road bordering the homestead make this South Carolina camping spot at Thus Far Farm a great destination.
Creekside Campsite is beside a beautiful stream amidst old growth hardwood trees and Mountain Laurel (Blooms mid April though May). Fall asleep to the sound of water rolling through the rapids. Access to an 18 acre lake and use of a canoe and kayaks for fun and fishing is included.
For more ideas and destinations, Hipcamp also has its own fall foliage map.