1955 Restored Vintage Aljoa Camper "Nellie Belle"

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Campervan/RV hosted by Ed And Janice

2 guests, 1 bedroom, 1 bed, 0 baths
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Blackberry Blossom Farm is often referred to as " A magical place, BEST Airbnb we've ever been to!" We continue this reputation by adding The Nellie Belle, a cute, fully restored, 1955 Aljoa Camper to our accommodation selection.
Bathroom accommodations are at our Campground Bathhouse, a beautiful 3 minute walk away.

Vintage decorated and impeccably clean, 1 comfortable full bed, kitchenette, dining table with 2 benches.

100 acre farm, cool, clean air and gorgeous mountain views.

The space
The Nellie Belle is an authentic 1955 Aljoa by Sportscraft, a post WWII industry answer to gather families back together for camping trips and travel across the country. The shape was also referred to as a "canned ham" and made the best use of materials which were still scarce post-war. This 15' camper has a full size foam mattress, kitchen with minifridge, gas stove & oven, sink, table with booth seating. Stocked with quality linens, pillows & towels, tea kettle, French coffee press, utensils, dishware, wine glasses, and many extra essentials you may have forgotten. Bathroom facilities are a short walk away at our beautiful Blackberry Blossom Campground bathhouse, impeccably clean, private and modern.
The Camp Store porch is a favorite spot to sip your morning coffee or read a book. Stocked with snacks and drinks, it is also a one-of-a-kind quaint resale shop with vintage items and quality, gently used, natural fiber clothing in all sizes. We're proud to offer unique gifts from local artisans & herbalists. Wi-Fi is available in the Nellie Belle and at the Camp store for working or checking e-mail, social media, looking up things to do or restaurant menus.

Blackberry Blossom has a gorgeous view of the Unaka Mts. The vintage Nellie Belle camper has the privacy you want with access to local events, festivals and Appalachian adventure.
Please note that cell phone reception is usually available for Verizon customers, but service from other providers may not be available.

Open the door & windows and enjoy the fresh mountain air. Screens keep bugs out but allows a glorious mountain breeze. An electric fan is also included should you need a little more air movement. Outlets and USB ports are in the Nellie Belle for charging or plugging in a C-PAP, ect.

Firefly shows start in June, so enjoy the cool evenings as the sun sets and relax into the peaceful mountain pace. Close by are waterfalls and the Appalachian Trail.
We are a perfect choice for couples who need a peaceful respite, business travelers, overflow for family gatherings and mountain vacationers. Even if you are just passing through on your way to someplace else, give yourself a rest at Blackberry Blossom to recharge for the rest of your travels. Many passing-through guests come back to make this their main destination for future visits. We're special, and once you visit, you'll see why!

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What this place offers

Kitchen
Wi-Fi
Free parking on premises
Patio or balcony
Private backyard
Luggage drop-off allowed
Children’s books and toys for ages 0-2 years old, 2-5 years old, 5-10 years old and 10+ years old
Hair dryer
Fire pit
Security cameras on property

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Where you’ll be

Unicoi, Tennessee, United States

Blackberry Blossom Inn, Farm & Campground is 100 acres, nestled into the mountains of the Limestone Cove community and backs up to the Cherokee National Forest. The property is mostly forested and is safe, private and peaceful. There are several creeks, hiking trails and a fishing pond on the property .
Our neighbors are wonderful friendly folks who wave to all as you pass them on the narrow winding road to the farm. Go slow, you never know what is lazing in the sun as you make your way into the cove. We frequently encounter turkey, chickens, ducks, peacocks, dogs, deer and an occasional cow who has nudged under the fence. The roads to Blackberry Blossom are paved but our driveway is gravel, not steep and all kinds of cars and motorcycles have no problem getting here.

Hosted by Ed And Janice

Joined in November 2011
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Ed and I own and operate a 100-acre property with a Permaculture food forest farm growing medicinal herbs and heirloom vegetables. Blackberry Blossom is a luxurious 2-suite inn and a 9-site tent campground. We live in the bottom part of the Inn and are usually on-site for our guests. The property is nestled into the Cherokee National Forest offering hiking trails, 5 creeks, a stocked fishing pond (catch & release). 9-site tent-only campground which has a super clean bathhouse and unique camp store. Our focus is on environmental education of the Appalachian Mountains. We have a background in the hospitality and bed and breakfast business and pay attention to the details that make a difference. Our Inn currently features the Rhododendron Suite, a 2-bedroom luxury suite with queen beds, kitchenette, private bathroom with deep jetted tub, private entrance and deck with grill overlooking the Unaka Mountains. Private fire pit with seating to enjoy a crackling fire and gaze at the stars. In your room you will find quality linens, bath towels and toiletries. A bottle of cold spring water from the farm awaits you in the refrigerator. ***The Creekside Suite is not currently available for short tern rental. Please check back in Fall 2021 for updates*** Our larger accomodation features the Creekside Suite, which sleeps six. 2-bedroom king and queen, large sitting room with queen sofa bed and dining area, kitchen and private bath. This beautiful suite features a covered patio with grill and wraparound deck where you can sit in the cool shade steps away from a running creek. Firepit makes a cozy gathering place for s'more and making memories. Both suites have private entrances and decks, and luxurious amenities. Enjoy hiking trails into the woodlands and beside creeks. Explore a turn of the century grave yard marked with field stones and a rich history of the people buried there. The farm is available for weddings, family gatherings, reunions, meetings and workshops.
Ed and I own and operate a 100-acre property with a Permaculture food forest farm growing medicinal herbs and heirloom vegetables. Blackberry Blossom is a luxurious 2-suite inn and…

During your stay

We allow our guests to decide how much interaction they prefer. We respect your privacy but are available if you wish. We're always here for safety issues, emergencies & answering questions. We try to greet you personally upon arrival when checking in to show you all of the amenities so please give us an estimated arrival time as you get closer on your travel day. There is a key in the bowl on the table to lock the camper up if you want. Please make sure you leave the Nellie Belle unlocked when you leave and put the key back in the bowl.
We allow our guests to decide how much interaction they prefer. We respect your privacy but are available if you wish. We're always here for safety issues, emergencies & answering…

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House rules

Check-in: After 3:00 pm
Checkout: 11:00 am
Self check-in with key safe
Not suitable for infants (under 2 years)
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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Nearby lake, river, other body of water
May encounter potentially dangerous animal

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