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Living in Florida, I’ve forgotten how restorative a trip to the mountains is for the soul. Over Memorial Day Weekend, I took an excellent road trip through South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia and I booked my stays through HipCamp. Each night was a different and memorable experience and joining me on this adventure was my dog Radcliff and friend from the national parks, Janet. The first overnight stop was glamping in Winnsboro, S.C., at the Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin.
Glamping in the South Carolina Mountains
This place holds its own mountain magic. It’s located next to Rosewood Farm and Agripark which is home to animals like horses, donkeys, goats, chickens, and a pig. It also has tons of wooded areas for leisurely and calming walks. The cabin was perfect and comfortable.
Rosewood Rendezvous Tiny Cabin has three single beds set up as bunk beds and a queen-sized futon. There was a kitchen area which included a microwave and refrigerator. The bathroom had a great shower with hot water, a nice surprise when you’re planning on camping. There were sweet accents reflecting the farm in the cabin. The shower curtain looks like a piece of electric fencing (without the electricity!).
Sammy, the Cool Farm Dog
One of the best things about the stay is the dog Sammy. He loves guests and makes himself at home. The cabin is dog-friendly, and my pup had a blast running and playing with Sammy.
I cooked steaks and roasted marshmallows for s’mores over the campfire. What’s a camping expedition without roasting marshmallows? In case you don’t know, I love s’mores! The wonderful hosts ensured there was plenty of firewood.
Once darkness settled in, I looked over to the pond next to the cabin and saw fireflies dancing in the tall grasses. Fireflies! These weren’t synchronous or the blue ghosts, but they were gorgeous, twinkling fireflies.
Not far from the cabin is a cemetery and another which may be a slave cemetery. Some graves were marked only with rocks. The host said the local historical society is in the process of identifying the graves. We visited and paid our respects. I found some information about the cemetery, it’s the Marshall Cemetery and the two headstones belong to a mother (Jane, 1748 – April 18, 1833) and son (Robert W, 1781 – March 30, 1834) who were not slaves.
There are miles of walking trails through woods and open fields. After a good night’s sleep, my dog and I took a walk through the fields enjoying the morning chill and stillness. Ahhh, mountain paradise.
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The visit was too short but it’s a place I’ll keep in mind for a weekend visit. It’s really not that far from my Southwest Florida home.
As I pulled away, I looked in car’s mirror to see Sammy standing in front of the cabin, watching us pull away. I was sad saying goodbye, in a short time I really fell in love with the place but know there’s always next time.
New to HipCamp (www.hipcamp.com)? Think of it as the Airbnb version of camping and glamping. Sure, you can book a stay in a campground but you can also book a stay in a camper, in an orange grove, or at a drive-in movie theatre.
Book through my HipCamp link to save $10 on your first booking.
The next night’s stay was in Hendersonville, North Carolina at NERO Coffee + Camp.