Jeff and Kenia
This is the story of two people who grew restless of the city and longed to pursue a deeper connection with nature, meaningful interactions with people, and a future wherein coming generations could experience life at a different pace. The initiative to make that change was fully realized following the birth of their child, and the search for somewhere new began soon after. Always knowing that they wanted to someday retire into the mountains of North Carolina, Jeff and Kenia decided to make that jump a few decades earlier than expected after they stumbled aross 23 acres for sale outside of Stone Mountain State Park. Now, they are settling in to life in the mountains and are currently expanding a small cabin rental business into a campground that features primitive tent camping, outdoor glamping, as well as log cabin rentals.
Freedom Grove Lodging
The inspiration for this campground adventure originates from the days when the owners met on the job in Charlotte, NC. When Kenia, who worked with the City of Charlotte's Hickory Grove Division, and Jeff, who worked within the city's Freedom Division, first met, they never imagined that life would lead them to pursue a relationship, marriage, a family, or a move from their home in the city to a life and entrepeneurial endeavors in the wooded Blue Ridge Mountains. Moving forward with life's path requires honoring the start of the journey as well as the friends and relationships gained along the way. Furthermore, Freedom Grove pays homage to a great love and respect shared by Jeff and Kenia for this wonderful nation that has so greatly blessed each of us and allowed us the many freedoms we enjoy.
It is our sincerest desire to offer each guest of Freedom Grove Lodging the experience that we left the city to discover. While our cabins and campground do offer digital entertainment and internet services, we hope you choose to explore our area and reconnect with the outdoors through the many opportunities that await you here. Take in the scenery on a hike. Listen to the sounds of the river while you fish, or the forest while you camp. Enjoy s'mores, relaxation, and edifying conversations with your family and other guests around the firepit or in the hammocks. Walk the trails and see what four-legged friends you may spot. We also aim to support other local businesses and we hope you do as well during your stay with us. Be on the lookout for featured local wines, furniture, and more during your stay with us!