A spectacular Blue Ridge Mountain Region campsite getaway on the grounds of an animal sanctuary, less than an hour from Asheville! Happy Tales Campsite is located on the grounds of an incredible animal sanctuary nestled in the foothills of the spectacular Blue Ridge Mountains! We rescue and house any animals who have been abandoned, abused, or unable to survive in the wild - from a porcupine to chinchillas, from foxes to pigs, from horses to...even a lynx! Enjoy the pastoral beauty of rural North Carolina and take in the majestic nature views from the platform of your canvas tent. The campsite is less than a half hour drive from the Chimney Rock/Lake Lure area, which has tons of options for outdoor adventure and activities such as horseback riding, zip lining, golfing, antiquing - you name it! The incredible city of Asheville, with its amazing breweries, coffee shops and culture is also less than an hour away. Come enjoy this serene nature getaway! Do take a walk and enjoy the serenity of the creek and the lake on the property! Don't access gated areas without permission. Please do not feed, pet, or walk up to any of the animals or their enclosures. Instead, take advantage of the sanctuary tour we offer as an extra. :) We accept pets on a case by case basis, please reach out if you would like to bring your pet. All pets must be leashed when on the grounds. Also please note that in dry weather with an SUV or 4wd you may be able to drive up pretty close to the campsite but there are unfinished dirt roads, other wise it’s a walk or a very short hike to access. Please contact us with any questions about this prior to booking.