News Flash... in only our second full season of operation, Cedar Mountain Horse Camp was featured in the May 2014 issue of Trail Rider magazine as one of only 8 "5-star rated" horse campgrounds in North Carolina, and one of only 95 in America!

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Pricing and Reservations
RESERVATIONS

Have questions?  Want to make a reservation?  Contact us!

Christina (Chris) Achelpohl                          (803)730-9960 cell
                                                                         cachelpohl@gmail.com

Vanessa Patrick                                            (803)521-3614 cell
                                                                         vanessapatrick1@hotmail.com

Campground Phone                                      (828)885-5254 (Try us at this number if you cannot reach us at the above and we have not called you back within a few hours.  We do not routinely check messages left at this number if we are not on site.)


PRICING

NOTE:  Bunkhouse, Cabin 7 and Camper 10 prices do not include sheets and pillowcases.  We do provide pillows, blankets and spreads for each bed.  We will be happy to provide clean sheets and pillowcases for your visit, upon request.  Just add $10 per Queen or Full/Double and $5 per twin bed or cot to your total rental!

Bunkhouse Bedroom:                                                 $25.00 per night.  Limit 3 people, please.  Contains one double bed and an army cot.

Cabin 7                                                                       $50.00 per night.  Limit 6 people, please.  Contains one Queen bed and two twin beds
                                                                                                                on main level plus a full size foam pad in the loft.

Camper 10                                                                  $50.00 per night.  Limit 4 people, please.  Contains one Queen bed and one
                                                                                                                full pull-out sofa bed in the living room.

Campsite 1 (water, electric, 2 pipe corrals):                 $25.00 per night for campsite, $10 per horse for pipe corral, limit one trailer, one
 
                                                                                                                              tent and 2 horses, please***

Campsites 2-9 (water and electrical):                         $20.00 per night, limit one trailer and one tent, please***

Tie-Out Fee - Campsite 8 only:                                $  5.00 per horse per night

Corrals:                                                                       $10.00 per night for 1 horse, $15.00 per night for 2 horses (limit 2 per corral)

Covered Corrals:                                                         $15.00 per night for 1 horse, $20.00 per night for 2 horses (limit 2 per corral)

Large Fenced Pastures:                                             $10.00 per night per horse (limit 4 per pasture) $50 DEPOSIT REQUIRED

Large Fenced Pasture with Shelter:                            $15.00 per night per horse (limit 4 per pasture) $50 DEPOSIT REQUIRED

Stock Trailer Rental/Shuttle to Trailheads:                  $  5.00 per horse per day

 
*** NOTE:  pricing is based upon up to 4 people per campsite.  A surcharge of $5 per person per night will apply for additional occupants in your site.  This is necessary to cover our costs!  Thank you for your understanding.

CANCELLATION POLICY

If you must cancel your reservation, so long as you notify us at least 3 days in advance we will gladly refund your deposit (net of PayPal fees) or give you credit toward another reservation.  We'll give fair consideration to refunds for cancellations occurring within the 3 day window on a case by case basis.

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DIRECTIONS TO CEDAR MOUNTAIN HORSE CAMP


PLEASE USE OUR DIRECTIONS!  MOST ONLINE MAP SERVICES WILL MISLEAD YOU!!!

FROM THE SOUTH, VIA I-26, SC 11 and US 276 (STEEP, CURVY MOUNTAIN SECTION)

From I-26 in Spartanburg, SC, continue westbound to Exit 5, Chesnee/Campobello.  Turn left onto SC Hwy 11 and continue 26.1 miles [taking care at intersections to remain on Hwy 11], passing through Campobello and Gowensville and crossing over US 25.  At end, turn right onto US 276/SC 11 and continue 5.4 miles.  Take the right fork to continue on US 276.  Go 10.2 miles up the mountain, passing Caesar's Head State Park, and continue down the mountain until you reach the SC/NC state line.  Turn right on Solomon Jones Road at the sign for YMCA Camp Greenville.  Continue 0.9 miles.  Cedar Mountain Horse Camp is on the left, just after the red fence on the right and just before the white farmhouse with the bright red roof on the left.

FROM THE SOUTH, VIA I-26 and FLAT ROCK, NC (LONGER BUT LESS STEEP)

From I-26 in Spartanburg, SC, continue westbound to Exit 5, Chesnee/Campobello.  Turn left onto SC Hwy 11 and continue 21.4 miles through Campobello and Gowensville [taking care at intersections to stay on Hwy 11].  At the intersection of Hwy 11 and US 25, turn left to access US 25, then turn right and enter US 25 north toward Hendersonville and Asheville.  Go 12.2 miles and turn left onto NC 225 (NOTE:  this will be the SECOND Hwy 225 exit, EXIT 5 near Zirconia.  Do NOT take the first Hwy 225 exit - Bob's Creek Road).  Go 3.4 miles into the town of Flat Rock and turn left at the sign to the Carl Sandburg Home onto Little River Road (County 1125).  Go 4.7 miles, then turn left onto Crab Creek Road (County 1127).  Go 5.9 miles and turn left at signs for DuPont State Forest onto DuPont Road (County 1259) which becomes Staton Road.  Go 5.5 miles and at the end, turn left onto Cascade Lake Road and continue 2.5 miles to the end.  Turn left onto US 276.  Go 1.6 miles up the hill and turn left onto Solomon Jones Road at the YMCA Camp Greenville sign.  Continue 0.9 miles.  Cedar Mountain Horse Camp is on the left, just after the red fence on the right and just before the white farmhouse with the bright red roof on the left.

FROM THE NORTH

From I-40 near Asheville, NC, take I-26 east toward Spartanburg, SC.  The best way is to take Exit 40 (NC 280/Arden), then turn right onto NC 280 (Airport Road).  Continue on NC 280 into Pisgah Forest, NC.  Turn left onto Hwy 64 east and go 3.6 miles. Turn right onto Crab Creek Road and go 4.3 miles.  Turn right onto DuPont Road (which later becomes Staton Road) and go a total of 5.5 miles to the end.  Turn left onto Cascade Lake Road and go 2.5 miles to the end.  Turn left onto US 276 and go 1.6 miles.    At the state line and YMCA Camp Greenville sign, turn left on Solomon Jones Road.  Continue 1.6 miles.  Cedar Mountain Horse Camp is on the left, just after the red fence on the right and just before the white farmhouse with bright red roof on the left.  When you see our sign on the left, slow down!  The driveway is about 200 feet ahead on the left!

NOTE:  coming from the north, it is NOT a good idea to take Hwy 276 from Waynesville to Brevard.  It is a very steep, narrow, curvy road.  You can trailer it but will wish you had gone the other way!

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WEATHER

Here's the average weather conditions, from The Weather Channel:

JANUARY:           5.9" precipitation, avg high 44, avg low 26
FEBRUARY:        5.1" precipitation, avg high 47, avg low 28
MARCH:              5.8" precipitation, avg high 56, avg low 35
APRIL:                 5.0" precipitation, avg high 64, avg low 42
MAY:                    5.6" precipitation, avg high 71, avg low 51
JUNE:                  6.5" precipitation, avg high 76, avg low 59
JULY:                   6.5" precipitation, avg high 79, avg low 62
AUGUST:             5.9" precipitation, avg high 77, avg low 61
SEPTEMBER:     5.9" precipitation, avg high 72, avg low 55
OCTOBER:          5.3" precipitation, avg high 63, avg low 46
NOVEMBER:       6.3" precipitation, avg high 55, avg low 37
DECEMBER:       6.4" precipitation, avg high 46, avg low 29

NOTE:  if you see a summer forecast of 80% chance of rain day after day, that DOESN'T mean it will be a washout!  In our experience, that usually means there's an 80% chance it will rain SOMETIME that day!  You can usually ride all morning, get back to CMHC by 2:00pm or so, and there will be a quick storm or shower.  After that, you can usually go back out for a nice evening ride!  Check the HOURLY forecast on Wunderground or another weather service for a better feel for the weather.  That will help you see if it may rain all day versus just the typical afternoon showers.


T-SHIRTS


T-shirts are available!  Call or email Chris or Vanessa to get yours.  They are only $12 for unisex short-sleeved T's, and $15 each for ladies' short-sleeved V-neck and unisex long-sleeved t's.  Most are available in both Youth and Adult sizes.  These shirts are lightweight cotton so are appropriate for summer riding and winter layering.  Purchase yours and support CMHC!


CELL PHONE AND INTERNET SERVICE

Cell phone service at CMHC is sketchy at present; however, there is a place where you can typically get service about 75 feet up the hill from the Bunkhouse Bedroom If you have an I-phone, Blackberry, etc. you can access the Internet there.  A land line telephone is available at The Outhouse for emergency calls.  The phone number is (828)885-5254.  Please do not abuse this privilege! 

You can connect your computer to the Internet at Caesars Head State Park Visitor Center during normal hours, about 8-10 minutes from CMHC.  You may also connect at many wireless locations in Brevard, 15-20 minutes away.

 

CAMP  RULES

Overview
Cedar Mountain Horse Camp is located in a quiet, residential community and we want to be good neighbors!  We ask all campers to be mindful of their surroundings and ensure their activities don't bother others.  "Party Animals" will not like it here!

We've made every attempt to make each campsite well-separated from other sites.  We always liked visiting quiet, peaceful campgrounds and have planned our own campground with this atmosphere in mind.  Keep in mind that other campers have paid to rent their campsites, too, and are entitled to peace and quiet.

Hours
Please enter and exit CMHC only between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m. if at all possible.  Quiet hours are to be observed between 10:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m.

Speed Limit
10 mph for all types of vehicles.  4 wheelers, minibikes, mopeds, golf carts, and other vehicles are not to be ridden around CMHC for recreational purposes; however, they are welcome for transportation and hauling purposes.  Vehicles driven at night must have operational lights.

Horse Etiquette
Do not run, lope, gallop, canter or trot your horses in the campground, especially in the campsite areas.  You may work (longe) your horse in the unfenced grassy areas so long as you do not endanger others.

Coggins
All horses must have a current negative Coggins.

Noise
Again, please keep your surroundings in mind!  Loud music, shouting and the like have no place at CMHC, as we wish our campground to be a peaceful retreat for both riders and horses.  Absolutely no music or TV shall be played outside before 7:00 a.m. or after 10:00 p.m.  During other hours, your activities should be readily audible only to occupants of your own campsite - everyone may not like your taste in music!  No firearms, BB guns, paintball guns, fireworks or the like may be discharged on CMHC property.

Children/Minors
Children under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.  No underage drinking!  Parent or other adults in charge of a minor are accountable for the actions of the minors for which they are responsible.

Dogs and Cats
Dogs and cats are certainly welcome at CMHC if they are horse-friendly, socialized, and otherwise well-behaved.  Dogs and cats must be confined to a pen or crate, or inside your trailer, when you leave your campsite.  Do not bring dogs that bark incessantly or act aggressively, or you will be asked to leave without a refund.  Owners must clean up after their pets and are responsible for any damage.  NOTE - NO PETS ARE ALLOWED IN THE OUTHOUSE AT ANY TIME!

Drugs and Alcohol
No drugs, period.  Heavy drinking and loud partying have no place at CMHC.

Trash
CMHC is in bear country.  NEVER leave food (including pet food or horse feed) outside, unsealed and unattended, and ALWAYS take your trash with you when you leave.  NEVER leave bags of trash outside overnight, even if sealed (unless sealed in a bear-proof container).  CMHC will not be responsible for any damage that may be caused by violation of this important rule.  Further, violators will be held responsible for any damage to CMHC or others.

Corrals
If you reserve a corral, you may also temporarily use the fenced central area in which many of the corrals are located to allow your horse some grazing time; however, please limit the time to one hour to allow others their turn as well.  Keep in mind that the other corrals may be rented, and other campers may need to move their horses through that area, so do not leave the CMHC premises!  If you take advantage of this opportunity, you MUST clean up the central area after your horse!

Manure and Hay
All manure, hay and feed must be cleaned up and placed in the designated Manure Dump or taken with you when you depart.  To minimize flies, please clean up during your stay, as well, if there's an accumulation. 

Water Usage
Turn off all water hoses after you use them.  If you use the automatic waterer in the large pasture, turn off the hose valve when you check out.  Do not wash your horses in the campsite area, corrals or pastures.  You're welcome to wash below the corral/pasture area.

Wastewater and Gray Water
Do not dump on the ground.  If you need to dump one of your tanks, you may use the cart provided for such use, and may dump into one of the two dump sites.  Ask Chris for the location behind The Outhouse.

Campfires and Cooking Fires
Always use a stone or metal fire ring, grill, or other safe and appropriate container.  All fires must be fully extinguished when you leave CMHC (even for a short time), go to bed, or otherwise leave the fire unattended for a time.  Plenty of deadwood is around for you to use, so NEVER cut live trees or bushes for firewood or kindling.

"The Outhouse"
This building and its facilities are for the common use of all campers.  Be courteous and don't spread out or otherwise monopolize the screened porch if others wish to use it.  You may bring your own chairs for extra seating.  NO DOGS ALLOWED!  Also, we have only one bathroom so keep your visits as short as possible, conserve hot water, and clean up after yourselves.  TURN OFF the air conditioner or heater when you leave the bathroom.  Turn off ceiling fans and lights on the screened porch.  If you use the propane patio heater, please turn it off and shut off the gas bottle!  NOTE:  in winter months we leave the restroom wall heater on setting 2 to prevent frozen pipes. 

"Bunkhouse Bedroom"
Dogs must be crated in the bedroom unless you bring your own sheets, quilt, or other cover to protect our linens and furnishings.  You are responsible for any damage or loss.  Clean out and unplug the refrigerator and prop the door ajar so it will not mildew!  Clean and unplug the microwave and coffeepot before you check out.  Turn off lights and lamps.  Unplug fans, heaters, and/or electric heated mattress pad.

"Cabin 7"
Dogs must be crated unless you bring your own sheets, quilt, or other cover to protect our linens and furnishings.  You are responsible for any damage or loss.  Clean out and unplug the refrigerator, microwave and coffeepot before you check out.  Please leave the refrigerator door ajar.  Turn off the air conditioner and fans, and unplug the heaters and/or electric mattress pads/blankets.

"Camper 10"
Dogs must be crated unless you bring your own sheets, quilt, or other cover to protect our linens and furnishings.  You are responsible for any damage or loss.  Clean out the refrigerator, microwave and coffeepot before you check out.  Unplug the coffeepot and other small appliances such as heaters.












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