We arrived to a place just two hours north of Atlanta. I found it by googling North Carolina adventures. We were greeted by Tim the owner. His joy echoed from across the oasis. Before we could fully take in the true essence of the place CAROLINA RIVER RANCH, Tim had us feeling quite at home. He kept saying, "You will love it here, I just know it!" I asked him to call me De De, and he did. I heard De De a lot. We settled in among the 12 GLAMPING sites complete with private parking spot. My son had his own tent just a few feet from ours. We all had the most amazing comfort overlooking the Tennessee river. Tim had thought of everything. And LOVE does not begin to describe what we experienced. All the comforts of indoors while outdoors. We had a stainless steel kitchen, beautiful communal stone fire pit, luxurious mattresses and bedding, and extremely well thought out tile bath house. Yes we had electricity too.
Best of all we had Tim. He was gracious. He was happy. He was extremely interested in treating all his guests like family. He gave us options of things to do at the glamping site or a few miles away. We took full advantage of hiking and fishing, and kayaking and tubing. He provided all the equipment and even dropped us off at the perfect place to come down the river. He was there waiting with a newly set fire when we returned to camp.
Our time at Caroline River Ranch was like none other. My son Michael is already planning the second trip. I can't wait to return. Knowing Tim is there determined to create a lasting experience is all the incentive I need.
De De will be back with a few friends soon! Www.carolinariverranch.com