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A Great Family Vacation

Bedrooms 6
Space 5,600 sq. ft.
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

6 Bedrooms, 6 Baths, sleeps 21

Hot Tub * Rec Room * Fire pit * Dock*

This spacious lake front home will be the ideal place for family and friends to enjoy “time away from home.” Formerly a fishing and hunting camp, Camp Run-A-Muk is nestled on a large private lot with 400' of lakefront and is full of fun! Relax on the lakefront deck, splash in the lake, hide away on the covered deck with a good book, nap in the hammock, fish off the dock or soak in the 7-person hot tub enjoying the view. Multiple Master bedrooms (3) provide for privacy and convenience. The sun rooms’ wall of windows allows for excellent views of the lake and Carolina blue skies! Dual fully equipped kitchens ensure plenty of room for large family meals. Well equipped with many extras, it’s everything you need to experience the best vacation ever. Just come with the wonderful memories of heading to a summer camp, and leave with new memories to cherish forever.

Shawn & Karen Jacobsen
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 18, 2017


Nearest Airport
60 Miles
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
Interstate 40
Nearest Ski
50 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mt.
Car: necessary

Conveniently located 1 hour from Winston-Salem, Charlotte & Asheville, and 45 mins to shopping and outlets in Blowing Rock and ski slopes at Appalachian Ski Mountain. Hickory has much to offer from the Hickory Crawdads minor league baseball team to laser tag at Hickory Dickory Dock to bowling at Bo’s as well as some of the best furniture shopping in NC.

Other Activities: Hickory Crawdads Baseball, bowling, laser tag


Hickory House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 5600 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 23
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Lake
  • Lakefront
  • Waterfront
  • Waterfront
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Air Conditioning
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking
  • Parking Off Street
  • Washing Machine
  • Blender
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 18 people
  • 6 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 4 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 5 - toilet , combination tub/shower
    Bathroom 6 - toilet , shower
  • 6 Bedrooms, Sleeps 23
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 king , 1 double , master
    Bedroom 4 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 6 - 1 queen
    Sun room - futon
    Bedroom 5 - 1 double , 4 twin/ single , 2 sets of bunks
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen , 1 twin/ single , master with Day Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , master with 1 set of bunks
  • Audio Tape Player
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Foosball
  • Game Room
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Ping Pong Table
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Games
  • Video Library
  • Balcony
  • Beach Chairs
  • Boat Dock
  • Canoe
  • Deck / Patio
  • Kayak / Canoe
  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Patio
  • Walkway to Water
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseshoes
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • jet skiing
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • wind-surfing
There is no telephone or Wifi service. There is a good cell phone signal at house. Amenities include: Central AC, Ceiling Fans, 3 Fridges but only 1 Ice makers, 2 Dishwashers, 2 Microwaves, Washer & Dryer, Dining seating for 18, Multiple Cable TVs, VCRs, DVDs, Stereo with CD and outside speakers, 1 Fireplace, Covered Deck, Lakeside Deck, Covered and Open Patios, Kayak, Fishing Poles, Deck Chairs and Loungers, 2 Picnic tables, Hammock, Foosball Table, Ping Pong table, Air Hockey table, Dartboard, Basketball Goal, Gas Grill, Misc. Board Games, Poker Chips, Books, Puzzles, DVD and Video Library, Fire Pit, Horseshoes, Croquet, Portacrib, and Parking for 8. Nearby marina with bait shop, Tiki bar and boat rentals.


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A Great Family Vacation
average rating of 5.0 based on 13 reviews
Lantana, FL

Wonderful place for a family vacation!

  • 5 of 5

Camp Run-A-Muk was a blast for our family who is active and loves to play games. We were constantly having fun, from playing ping pong tournaments, to kayaking, to card playing and even getting in some reading. The house is very large and accommodated everyone very comfortably. We were also close to a few parks for additional hiking and biking. I would say that the kitchen could use some updating of appliances. But overall, we had a great time.

  • Submitted: Dec 15, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Unbelievably great vacation house

  • 5 of 5

We had a family wedding to attend May 2015 and needed a place for 21 family members who were traveling from Oregon, Michigan and Virginia, ages 7 months to 82 years old. This house more than fulfilled our needs. The house is so big that even with 21 people you did not get into each other's way. 4 of the bedrooms have their own bathroom and that was sure a plus! Having two kitchens made it easier for us to make big meals for all of us. The view of the lake is wonderful and having a deck and dock right at the lake was so very nice. My family is already talking about renting this house again next year!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great place group trip!

  • 5 of 5

My group of friends have been coming to LR's homecoming for over 15 years and staying in local hotels. This year we decided to make a change and stay in one location. This place is awesome and had tons of space for everyone! We even rented a pontoon boat while we were there! We will stay here every year if possible!

  • Submitted: Mar 31, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fantastic reunion house - fun for all ages!

  • 5 of 5

What a wonderful home for a fabulous family vacation. We range in age from 1 to 70. This house was absolutely perfect for our family reunion. We watched heron's nesting in the trees above, canoed out to fish, kayaked all over, swam in the cool lake, relaxed in the hot tub and fished from the dock and along the shore as well. We were treated to Friday night fireworks from the ball park across the lake that we could see from the back yard. Our kids loved the spacious game room and the huge, grassy lawn - plenty of room for soccer, horseshoes, etc. We enjoyed a Crawdad's baseball game, an easy day trip up to mine for gold in Blowing Rock, a hike up to Catawba Falls, a fantastic day spent on a rented pontoon boat (complete with tubing!) on the lake. The perfect family vacation. Plenty of room to spread out or come together. 2 awesomely stocked kitchens, complete with enough dishes, silverware, bakeware, etc. to keep our hungry family well fed. Plenty of options for sleeping multiple families - 3 masters and lots of bathrooms. Sheets included was a huge plus. We had fun with the younger kids in the paved carport playing with the large assortment of balls and outdoor equipment. The older kids really enjoyed having their own private space tucked into the back of the game room. Wide variety of DVDs and VHS tapes provided plenty of options for movie night. Owners of this home were very accommodating. We will be renting Camp Run-A-Muk again soon. Looking forward to creating many more memories here.

The Duffy Family

Roswell, GA

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Staunton Va

Great for large groups

  • 5 of 5

Wow! what a wonderful home you all have. We came down from Staunton with a few friends and had the LR Womens Soccer team over for dinner Sat. night and you wouldnt have known they were there the house was so big! We brought down a jetski which they enjoyed despite the cold water. They had a wonderful time with pool table, foosball, pingpong, hottub and so much more. There was plenty of kitchens to cook for everyone and plenty of tables to eat at. Nice setting and dock was nice and sunny. So much fun was had by all. Thanks for sharing your wonderful home with us and allowing us to check out late on Monday since the soccer game was in the afternoon. That made it so much more convenient.We will be back.

Martha and Steve McDonough from Staunton, VA

  • Submitted: Oct 25, 2012
  • Stayed: Oct 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Camp RAM holds our #1 spot for family vacations.

  • 5 of 5

I'd like to start by saying your house is fabulous. We were really very comfortable with just a few exceptions and I'd like to share them with you. More on that in a moment. First and foremost, the good:

We loved the layout! We only ended up with 14 so we had plenty of room and privacy for everyone. This is the first home that we have talked about renting again. From the dock to the fire pit to the morning porch and the rec room, there was always a different spot for all us to get together and play games or talk or do what we do best, eat. Which brings me to my personal favorite. Having two kitchens and three refrigerators was a total blessing! A quick run to the store by one or two people was the only reason any of us left the camp all week. You guys have provided so many amenities and "toys" that we didn't need to visit an attraction to have fun. We loved all of the yard games and kayaks, canoe and other lake toys. The hot tub, pool and ping pong tables were used by all of us. We enjoyed playing cards in the game room off the main rec room. Have I mentioned How. Much. Space. there was?? We loved it! There's a rock right across the lake that we docked at and happened upon a trail that led to a boy scout cabin. What fun that trail was to walk. Speaking of fun, we held a field day on Tuesday and boy did we have a blast. Having the whole yard to play in was fantastic!

Now the very short list of negative: Firstly, the spiders are unbearably bad. They are everywhere! And we aren't afraid of a few spiders (in fact, we have been known to take lots of pictures when we see one) but when they're making webs in the chair you sit in or crawling in the hoodie of your jacket, well its a bit much. The other issue we had were the appliances. If we had known that the dishwasher needed to be run twice at times or the oven heated to a much higher degree than you intend, we would have been better prepared and would have rinsed the dishes better and not burned so many dinners. The only other, very minor issue we had was the absence of tvs in the bedrooms. Some nights, after a long day of cooking, cleaning and playing with 14 other people, most of us just wanted to lay in bed and watch a little tv. Adding tvs to the bedrooms would be a huge plus for us but we weren't lost without them either. All in all, we loved your home. We are seriously considering returning next year. Thank you so much for opening your beautiful "camp" to us.

  • Submitted: Oct 3, 2012
  • Stayed: Sep 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning $250
Refundable damage deposit $500
Tax Rate 6.75%

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.