We have eight acres of land in the city limits of Chapel Hill next to a city park with two dog parks (one for little dogs). Much of our land is open pasture land with a farm pond and wooded areas. We live across the street from county and university undeveloped land with hiking and biking trails. The University of NC campus is 10 minutes away either by car, by bike, or by free city bus service. Grocery stores are also minutes away. Duke University is about 20 minutes away by car. UNC and Duke hospitals are less than 20 minutes away.
No tobacco use on the property. No firearms of any kind allowed. Be advised that we have a farm pond that children could drown in. Small children MUST be supervised. Quiet hours are required between 10 pm and 7 am. We have a fire ring but you must ask before using it -- sometimes dry conditions prohibit open burnIng. In general, we appreciate and expect our guests to be responsible adults.
We have a 1/4 mile single lane gravel drive that slopes down to cross a stream. There are low hanging branches that might be a problem for taller and wider rigs. There are right angle turns that must be negotiated. This site is not suitable for large rigs or trailers longer than 10 feet.
Can park near rig.
University of NC, Ackland Art Museum, Morehead Planetarium (where the astronauts trained), NC Botanical Garden, Duke University, Durham Bulls Baseball. UNC and Duke Hospitals conveniently close. Many good restaurants and bars as might be expected in a university town.
After a 200+ mile travel day, these road-weary travelers were the fortunate beneficiaries of one of the best spots in Chapel Hill to park our home.
We briefly met our hosts and got instructions for where we would be staying while there. The setting is pastural and quiet at night. We saw foxes and deer out our window in the morning hours.
My wife had a work related event in Durham and I rode a portion of the American Tobacco Trail while she worked.
This spot is convenient for all things Chapel Hill. We enjoyed a nice dinner about 2 miles away from Eight Acres one evening.
Loved my short stay here in Chapel Hill. Very close to anything you would need but nice and quiet. Thank you so much for your hospitality!
Peaceful, convenient spot spend the night just a few miles from downtown Chapel Hill. Very wet here lately, so our hostess helped us with a high and dry spot to park on her property. Our dog really enjoyed the dog park that was an easy walk from the property. Thank you TientsinMama for making our first BW stay a successful one.
Sylvia and Don made me feel welcomed from the time I arrived. I had some rv issues that Sylvia helped me with.
The spot was secluded and safe. They also provided a dumping station. Very convenient and it's not too often places offer this accommodation.
Thank you Sylvia and Don.
Great place, especially being the first location we stopped after joining Boondockers Welcome. Sylvia was very welcoming, the property is beautiful and the site was peaceful. Thank you Sylvia.
TientsinMama hosted me for two nights, even though I booked one! My bird needed to see a avian veterinarian in Durham, and this was any easy location to get to and from. The place was very quiet and peaceful with lots of trees, birds, rabbits, around an open field. I was near a small tree and had a nice breeze coming in. The hosts are nice, super friendly...despite having a pandemic going on, they were able to communicate where to park. I’d love to visit again someday.
This is a lovely and convenient spot. The hosts are great and very interesting folks. They greeted us upon arrival and gave us a sheet with helpful local information. Their property is beautiful and we got a tour of their rig, his wood shop and her coy pond. We hope they will come to New England to stay at our place so we can see them again! We would also be happy to come back to Chapel Hill to stay here again.