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What is the John C. Campbell Folk School?

The John C. Campbell Folk School is a non-competitive learning retreat nestled in the North Carolina mountains and focused on traditional Appalachian arts, crafts, and culture, located just 25 minutes’ scenic drive from Hidden Cove Lakefront Cabin.

For over four generations the John C. Campbell Folk School has been a cultural hub and community gathering point for concerts, dancing, and the arts. The school offers weekend to week-long classes and experiences focused on non-competitive / non-graded classes, concerts, and community.


Subjects at the Folk School are varied and include painting, calligraphy, printmaking, bookbinding, needlework, furniture making, woodworking, basketry, and quilting. Other classes include blacksmithing, story telling, dancing, nature studies, genealogy, cooking, baking, and writing.

The John C. Campbell Folk School experience is rounded out by community dances, concerts, nature trails, and a history center.  You may sign up for classes, or visit for a day and enjoy the creek-side walk, the scenic mountain views, and the craft shop.  Then, return to your retreat at Hidden Cove Lakefront Cabin to fully savor the Appalachian experience!

For over 85 years the John C. Campbell Folk School has drawn visitors from all over the world to its award-winning preservation of, and classes on, traditional Appalachian history and handiworks.

Among its many awards and distinction, the John C. Campbell Folk School has been officially recognized on the United States National Register of Historic Places (1983).  National Geographic Books listed it as one of its “100 Best Vacation to Enrich Your Life” (2007), and the Rand McNally Atlas called it one of the “Best of the Road” (2005).

For more information visit:  www.folkschool.org

The perfect
Smoky Mountain Lake Cabin Rental
Enjoy a lakefront vacation getaway in the North Carolina and North Georgia Mountains in our cozy
 3 bedroom lake cabin.

Contact Us to make your reservation at Hidden Cove Lakefront Cabin.

Why should I stay at Hidden Cove Cabin when I attend the John C. Campbell Folk School?

  • Value for money!
    • Compare our prices to the lodging at the school!
    • Then consider that at Hidden Cove Cabin, you get much more privacy and space, plus private lakeside views for only a few dollars more per night, compared to sharing a room in the school’s lodging facilities.
  • You save money when sharing costs!
    • The cost of Hidden Cove Cabin can be shared amongst family or friends while attending classes at the John C. Campbell Folk School, making it a much cheaper option than on-campus costs.
  • Stay connected to work, enjoy more luxury
    • By choosing private lodging at Hidden Cove Cabin, you have access to practical and luxurious extras not available at John C. Campbell Folk School’s accommodation facilities. By staying at Hidden Cove Cabin you will enjoy:
      • Free high-speed fiber optic wireless internet
      • Cable television and DVD player
      • Full kitchen facilities including two refrigerators, coffee maker, microwave
      • Two fireplaces and a small private library

Free Concerts
Regional musicians for the tri-state area perform a variety of bluegrass and country to an enthusiastic crowd sitting on bales of hay in the festival barn.

Concerts take place three Friday nights per month from 7:30pm - 8:30pm.  (Concerts are held in the Keith House in winter.)

Don’t miss the performances of the fantastic BrassTown Bellringers in December.

Square dancing
7-8pm every Tuesday night. All age groups - everyone is welcome. 
A great experience even for even the most rhythm challenged.

It is more fun than you’d ever expect.

      • A private room and bathroom
  • A peaceful, private retreat
    • Rent Hidden Cove Cabin during your John C. Campbell Folk School class and enjoy a full kitchen, privacy in a quiet neighborhood, your own lakeside dock, and free wifi on the cabin balcony overlooking beautiful Lake Chatuge.
    • Extend your stay a few days before or after your John C. Campbell Folk School course and experience all the other attractions that the North Carolina mountains have to offer.
    • The lodging at the John C. Campbell Folk School is designed to be basic. For those preferring a few more creature comforts, Hidden Cove Cabin has proven to be an economical and comfortable alternative.
  • If your family joins you, they have more options for fun!
    • While you are enjoying your classes at the school, your family members can be comfortable and entertained at Hidden Cove Cabin, busily swimming, boating, hiking, playing or resting while you participate at the John C. Campbell Folk School, worry-free!

An easy 25 minute drive from the school,
Hidden Cove Cabin is an ideal base from which to take classes as well as visit the scenic local area.

As a local family, we understand the rustic mountain experience that draws visitors from all over the world to study at the John C. Campbell Folk School.

As school enthusiasts, we look forward to having you stay at Hidden Cove Lakefront Cabin while you learn the traditional culture and crafts of the Appalachians.

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Hidden Cove Lakefront Cabin is a 3 bedroom lake front vacation cottage on the shores of Lake Chatuge. 
The cabin is nestled in the beautiful mountains of western North Carolina, just two miles from the north Georgia border.
The cabin is located only 6 miles from the quaint mountain towns of Hayesville, NC and Hiawassee GA, approximately 2 hours north, northeast of Atlanta.