I totally agree with the previous reviewer. The GS rating is way off base. The sites are too tight and the narrow road makes backing in a 42 foot RV almost impossible. The location is nice for access, but the restrooms and showers range from "kind of clean" (near the pool) to downright gross (lower area). We won't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This RV park is a mixed bag of good and bad. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The location is nice for access, just a few min. away from downtown Asheville and the close Farmers Market is an added bonus. However, the Good Sam rating is totally off on this site. The restrooms and showers range from semi-clean to downright gross. The showers have extensive mold / mildew, hair on walls and a vent covered in a decade of dust / grime. The traffic noise from surrounding roads and highway is very loud. I really wanted to like this place but it needs some work and the totally false GS rating set up a false expectation. I won't stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Park is a bit difficult to get in to but we were OK with a 43 foot RV with a towed vehicle. Sites vary as to the trees and leveling needs, and many will not fit a bigger rig. Road is narrow but again manageable to back in. These are the reasons for the rating. Camp personnel helpful and friendly and know the facilities well. Small pool a nice feature. Didn't use laundry or restrooms but park is well taken care of and clean. Wi-Fi...used our own. Convenient to get around town and farmers market just a few minutes away. Would return if we were in area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was level and had water pressure and electric and sewer, all good. The site wasn't overly long as our 32' camper and truck just fit. The sites are pretty narrow as the sewer hookup for the site next to us was right next to our picnic table. The store had very few things in it compared to other campground, but the staff were friendly. It was a good stop for over night and we would come back if going thru the areas. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Best thing about this park is involved managers and staff. The sites are very large and easy to get into. Park is well taken care of and makes a camper feel wanted and at home. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
First, the good news. While the majority of the sites are back in and fairly short, they are paved and reasonably level. The RV park is very close to all of Asheville's attractions, as well as, The Blue Ridge Parkway, Arboretum, and Hendersonville. Also, don't overlook the Farmers Market and the Moose Cafe which are a short half mile drive; the biscuits are awesome. Now, for the downside. For $40, after the Good Sam discount, I expect the rest rooms, showers, and laundry room to be reasonably clean and in good repair. They were neither. A good service attitude seems to elude the staff. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Staff was friendly to us. Our second day there we were notified the local cable company was requiring each TV to have its own digital receiver/converter. The park would let you have one with payment of a REFUNDABLE deposit. We opted out. Antenna reception was adequate. As has been noted, some of the sites can be tough for bigger rigs to back into, especially if someone is parked in front of their rig. The rig across from us was on an unleveled pad. By time they leveled their rig, the front end was 6 to 12 inches off the ground. Looked like the thing was taking off. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are concrete (ours required some leveling) with small patches of grass, & some have shade. Most sites are narrow. The laundry rooms are adequate and clean. There is road noise; however, at night the campground is pretty quiet. Convenient location for stays of up to two or three days. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Check in process was easy and friendly. The site we were assigned was terrible. It was in a lower lot behind an apartment building with a streetlight directly over the RV. We walked the park and found numerous other sites open large enough for our RV. I went to the office to move to another site. The attitude in the office changed dramatically. I was told the park is full and I could not move. I booked the site in June and knew there were open sites. The woman at the office told me I was not moving and I could just get a refund and leave. I ran into the owner as I was returning to my RV and explained the situation. He told me that the woman in the office handled all of that and he could not do anything to help. We got a refund and left. I have never met a rude person camping...until now. The campground location is not ideal. It is situated between 2 freeways and the road noise is intense. The facility id older and not being kept up very well. Good Sam rates this park as a 9.5/10 and we booked here based on that. I have no idea how they rate campgrounds, but I have lost faith in the Good Sam system after experiencing this fiasco. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our Maiden Voyage in a motor home so we asked for a pull through as we were still getting used to backing up. BIG mistake. All the pull through sites are on a main road with traffic coming and going at all hours. headlights shine into the motor home all night and you are so close to I-40 that the big rigs practically shake the coach. I found the office staff friendly and helpful, but the facility is definitely not a 10 as Good Sam has it listed. The bath houses are old, and they show their age. I probably won't return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Entrance road to the CG is narrow as are internal CG roads. They are paved. Site is back-in and paved. Narrow road and fairly tight spacing make it a bit testy getting into the site. Office staff helpful and attentive. Well maintained, but watch for the low tree limbs. Very close to the Biltmore complex. Would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here for 4 days and it was fine. We used it mostly as a base to explore the area and was glad to have I-40 so near. We didn't get any traffic noise because we mostly were gone or inside. Our site was a pull-thru and due to not many occupied at that time we had plenty of room. The showers were OK but they need to replace timer light or lengthen the amount of time it stays on. People in office were OK. Not overly rude or friendly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were off the road due to a rain storm. The check-in was a joke. Office worker was cold and rude. We asked for restaurant info and Biltmore info, and we received absolutely nothing. The price of $45.00 is way overpriced for what you get. Cable TV was lousy and Wi-Fi was nonexistent. Informed owner and was told it was my computer. I proceeded to use the restroom and shower house was disgusting. There were cobwebs all over, dead bugs in the sink, and the toilet bowl was dirty. I'm a good Sam member they gave this place a 10 for restrooms. I called them and suggested they go out and recheck this property. It would OK for a overnight stay just don't use showers or expect Wi-Fi. We camped here in a Motorhome.
It's reasonably well maintained (the laundry rooms are awful), but has a poor layout. The dog run area is very far from the sites and there is very little other grass for pets. It is not big rig friendly with the exception of a few pull thru sites. The negative to these sites is that they almost sit on the road. The sites are very narrow this makes opening the awning impossible. Easy access off I-40; however, the road up to the park is narrow and curvy. They park is also somewhat expensive. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The office was supposed to be open until 8:30 pm. We called and were given that info. We arrived at 7:45 and office was closed. We had no site map, no info. We took another site. The shower and restrooms were dirty. The garbage was overflowing. They said they have Wi-Fi; that was a joke. We called after hours number no one answered. We went in to pay in morning and told lady about problems. All we got from her was she didn't work that day and they were short staffed. Also they are not wheelchair friendly. Bathrooms and showers are not handicap accessible. Office has a step that my husband's wheelchair could not go over. The pool area is down a flight of stairs and was dirty and green colored. I wanted to talk to a manager and was told he was on vacation. I did talk to a teenage employee in office and was took we needed to find a park that caters to cripple people. How nice; my husband lost his legs in Iraq and this was our vacation. This park should be ashamed of its employees and park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What happened to this park? We stayed in June and had a wonderful time. The front desk staff was great. This time there were 2 women; the older one was cold and rude. The younger gal was uninterested in us and didn't know about sites, rates, or anything else. We have a 45 foot motorhome, and she put us in site number 4, a 30 foot back in. We had to circle the park which means going out to the road which is extremely curvy. The grounds were well manicured, and showers and restrooms were extremely clean as usual. The workampers who work in office seem to care less about customer service. Do yourself a favor and pick a different park. When I asked for a manager, the cranky older woman said she was and didn't even respond. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
I'm not quite sure what to say about this park. It's very well maintained, some sites with nice views but an 'unusual' layout and some areas are hard to maneuver with a big rig. We had a pull through, and even though the sites are relatively long, (we are 40+) , the sites are very narrow, and depending on your awning, it could be on the next person's site (ours was). If you have a neighbor on the driver's side, and it's another big rig, you are VERY close together if you both have slides. Easy access off I-40 but road up to the park is narrow and curvy. Satellite didn't work due to all the trees but good cable selection. Road noise an issue if you're a light sleeper, but it was hot and humid, so we were closed up and didn't hear the road noise. Back in sites might be better and offer a little better view if you're so inclined. Internet was spotty as well. Probably not a park we'd return to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 3 nights. We ask for a large pull-through for our 41ft 5th wheel but got a back-in on a hillside, but didn't mind because of the fabulous view. Very nice park. Staff was friendly. Excellent farmers market one quarter mile down the road. We would stay here again next time we are in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here one night on our way through Asheville. The campground was easy to find and the staff were extremely helpful. Everything was good. However, with the location to the road this wasn't the sort of place I'd want to stay a week and really camp. I wouldn't have enjoyed hanging outside my camper and watching traffic. It was great for a place to sleep and visit Asheville while we were awake. Given the awesome staff, I'd definitely stay here again if I were passing through Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A very nice park. Bathrooms are dated and small, but sparkling clean. Office staff was very friendly. They charge extra for each child. Very nice pool. Sites vary greatly in size. Our site (12-A)was very tight- we could not have put out our awning if we wanted to. We were able to park our truck in an adjacent site as they were not full. Very close proximity to Interstate 40- we could hear traffic noise, but weren't bothered by it. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was our first time at this park. I was pleasantly pleased. The restrooms deserve a 10 plus rating. The sites and views were great. The office ladies Glenda and Sherry went out of there way to help us with directions etc. The owner has a real gem here. We will definitely return in October. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is well maintained & pretty. You have to beg for $2.off a day for a week stay. If you don't beg for discount you don't receive. I thought all Good Sam parks gave one night free when you stay a week. Not here. Roads narrow even though site fit big rig. Wi-Fi did not work! Always out of range!? We were here with 25 other coaches for a rally. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here five days. The staff is very friendly and accommodating. Definitely pet friendly. The park is very convenient for sightseeing because it is so close to I-40. The down side is that there is traffic noise from the highway. The noise was not really bothersome, especially when the motorhome was closed up with heat or air running. There is a fairly steep entry into the park. Also, when backing into some sites you may notice it is somewhat steep. However, once situated on the site, you will see that it is level and paved. Each has a picnic table. Size of sites will vary. We camped in a 42 ft. motorhome and had plenty of room for the coach and could park a car in front. Restrooms are clean and the park is very well maintained. Free Wifi connection is very good. Sites are not especially spacious, but most have a good view. The nightly cost of $45 is more than we usually pay, but it seems to be comparable to others in the area - especially for big rigs. We will definitely come back to this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in town while the leaves were changing so it was very crowded. We had a back in site, and it was very tight swinging the coach into the site. Our biggest issue with this campground was the road noise from the highways that are on at least two sides if not three of the campground. It was easy to get to because it was right off the freeway, and easy to get to the Biltmore, which is why we came in the first place. Most likely would not stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park, but the sites were on top of each other. We told the office our size, and didn't hardly have room to park our truck with our 5th wheel. We had about 5' from our RV to the neighbors rv. We didn't have room to park our RV without really putting my truck in a bind. After we were parked, we had a great view of the mountains. The park is between 2 interstates, but noise really wasn't an issue, unless you were outside. Great location to the Biltmore Estate. We would stay here again, we'd just get a different site. We stayed in a 5th wheel RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
When we checked in, we were told not to complain because they were booked to capacity and there was nothing they could do even if they wanted to. We understood. We backed into our site (which was smaller than our 40' coach) to the point we were literally hanging over the cliff on the back end. The front of our rig was a few inches into the narrow street and our front door was in the street. We parked our tow in the grass even though it was forbidden since there was absolutely no where else to put it. Then we started leveling. We have been on the road full-time for 10 months and have stayed in over 70 campgrounds and this was the first time that, in order to level our rig, we had to go to Lowe's and purchase more wood blocks. We had the front end up as high as it could go, even our bottom step were up on blocks so we didn't break our legs getting out. The result of being up so high was instability. With every move we made in the coach, it vibrated inside. Now, for the worst part, the traffic noise!! We have only encountered this level of constant traffic noise twice, and both times we were actually on the side of the highway. Bring your ear plugs and assume that the best part of your stay in Asheville will not be at this campground. They do offer Wi-Fi, which was OK for light browsing. They have cable and full-hookup sites. Campfires are prohibited. It was pricey considering the comfort of this stay, the traffic noise, the unlevel sites, the curvy narrow roads with high traffic volume, and the unhappy staff. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are stuck into this complex campground wherever they marginally fit, some at very strange angles. The sites in the "pull-through" area exit directly onto the public road, making security a potential issue. The sites are concrete and level, but in the pull-through area the grass strip separating the sites is barely 6 feet wide, and between some there are trees to maneuver around. Some of these sites, however, are long enough to accommodate the longest rig combinations. The park is located above the interstate, so the hum of highway noise is a constant. On the plus side: the restrooms are spotless and the park is convenient to Biltmore and downtown Asheville. I wouldn't rule out staying here again, but I would definitely first look for something better. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We got the last site available. It was a pull through and when we drove to it another RV was blocking our entry. Our site was the short part of a Y configuration. Had to drive onto the main road and back in. The employee and a neighbor had to stand on the main road to block oncoming traffic. The Wi-Fi was very spotty and unreliable. Leaving the CG we will have to have people on the main road block the traffic. We were facing the main road with a great deal of traffic and only about 15 feet from the road. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A bit of an odd park on the side of a hill. Sites down near the road looked like a parking lot. Sites up on the hill had lovely views. We were told by the office that we had the best site - #25. Spaces were close together but not a problem to back into in a 40' RV. Convenient access to I-40. Probably the best choice in Asheville. We will stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Love the view from our rear window but sites are tight. Pool stated heated but was cold. No heat there! Biggest negative was that the laundry had only two washers and dryers in one little room. The washer didn't even have enough water to cover my small load of clothes that filled one quarter of machine. There is another laundry, but the person working in office didn't know how many machines were there. Location is good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here for 5 weeks on the lower level while visiting family in north Asheville (rate reflects our monthly stay). It is located just off I-40 with easy access to other Asheville freeways, too. The sites are fairly large and well maintained, and the roads are paved. This is a park that dates from the 1980s and it has a bit of ramshackle layout, with sites in every conceivable location. One of the downsides is finding your way in to your spot if you are located in one of the secondary areas. But all things considered, this is probably the best park in the Asheville area. Bathrooms were clean. The pool looked nice, but we didn’t use it. It is quiet and they do not allow open fires of any kind (Asheville ordinance). We did have a problem with our power stanchion circuit breaker while we were here, but the owner fixed it as soon as it was brought to his attention. All the staff was very friendly and helpful. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Concrete level sites. Friendly, helpful staff. Nice grounds. Convenient. Only reason I did not give a 10, a bit difficult to find access road when minutes away. Is very close to I-40 interchange making access road a little confusing to find. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice park. A little unusual design but great use of space. The owners were very nice, check-in was a snap. We had a back-in site that was very easy to maneuver. If you're planning to stay here, request a space that's "above the office" for nice view. Pull-through sites are in a different location and don't have a view at all. We stayed for ten days and had a delightful time. I suspect that other reviewers who gave lesser ratings were either tired from driving, inept at parking, or just grumpy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Constant power problems with low voltage and tripped circuit. We had to run generator. The Wi-Fi was poor. The office staff disorganized. Park was a mesh of different type sites. Pull through sites (only about 10) pulled directly out on highway. That's dangerous for children. At least $15 too high for park with these problems. Won't stay there again. Sites were paved, mostly pretty level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Paved interior roads and pads in very good condition. Spacing is somewhat slim with probably 15' between pads, many of which are angled for easy parking. Fairly level (out by 2"). The park is very clean and well run, with some nice sunset views of the mountains and nice picnic tables. Some constant low level noise from nearby interstate, but not too bad. Not a lot for kids, with a minimal "game room", but they do have a pool and you can hardly beat the proximity to town (only like 7 min away!). Owners very friendly and accommodating. Good Sam discount. We will definitely stay here next trip to Asheville. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice clean well maintained park. Interior roads can get congested with vehicles overhanging in exit road. Not very wide interior roads . One way in / one way out. Convenient to freeway. BUT the road leading to park has overhanging tree branches & curves. Managable if you go slow. It is very convenient to the Biltmore Estate & grocery stores. The park has soft water. Electricity is good. The staff helpful & friendly. We stayed 6 nights. I would stay here again if in area. They have a very nice swimming pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped here in a 26 foot travel trailer as we had a weekend soccer tournament 5 miles away. Check in was easy. Full hookups. There is 10 feet between each camper. No fires allowed of any kind. No open space for the kids to throw the football. More like a parking lot on a hill. Very close to I-40 so a lot of noise but convenient. Bathrooms were old but spotless. Game Room had a Foosball table and air hockey. Nothing else except cleaning supplies in the room. Convenient but nothing special. I do have to say we had a brake controller issue while there and called RV Truck and Auto Repair (recommended by owner). They came out on time (on a Saturday) and did not overcharge. Excellent service. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here 6 days and everything was wonderful! We enjoyed the view every chance we had even though we didn't have one of the "Premium" sites! Beautifully clean campground. Staff is friendly and helpful. Laundry facility is very adequate. We came up the road, with our toad attached, and had no problems at all with our 35ft Class A. The check in and check out times are situated so that the chances of one big rig passing another on the unpaved road are slim. It would help to follow the campground times for these 2 activities. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Don't know why they have such a great "10" rating with TL Dir. Very steep hills getting in and out of campground. We had been here 6 yrs. ago and nothing within the campground has been upgraded. We were put in a site with a sewer connection so far behind us that we had to use 2 hoses. On the plus side, our second visit to Biltmore was great and we had a terrific dinner at Stone Ridge Tavern on 191 a couple of miles from the campground. WiFi was good in the campground. There was a dogwalk area but neighborhood dogs seemed viscious and we were not comfortable at all. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice place, very easy to get in and out of from I-40. Priced appropriately for its location and the care they show in site maintenance. We will be back in April for four more nights. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
After a horrible two night experience, we moved to Bear Creek and stayed a week. We understand that late in the season camps slow down and empty out, but even so, this place was great and run by wonderful people. The view, overseeing Biltmore Estate only one exit away on I-40, is breathtaking. The facilities are very clean. The owners were gracious. We spent most of our week just enjoying the setting. It is an easy commute both to downtown and Biltmore with grocery store and a fantastic farmers market just down the road. A best bet in our mind!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were part of a 20 coach rally. The owner and office staff could not do enough to make us at home and comfortable. Spacious sites; good power and water. Between 2 highways, but did not notice the noise. A great park for overnight or extended stays. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is located between I-40 & I-26. The park has all paved roads and sties. The back in sites are tight backing for big rigs, but are doable. This is a quite park despite the close proximity to the Interstates. The pull through sites are located on Bear Creek Road and you can actually pull from your site to the road. This might be OK for an overnight stay, but they are subject to road noise and traffic. The cable and Wi-Fi were good. The sites are large with plenty of separations between them. The staff is friendly and helpful. They have 2 day tickets for the Biltmore at the single day price. The Biltmore is only about 3 miles from the park. We would come back to this park when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A rather expensive place to stay for what we got. This is a small park and rather tight getting in to most back in sites. Some sites do not seem very level. Trees complicate the backing in as well an narrow roads. This is on a hill and sites feel close together. Cable TV only got a few channels, many less than the park says on their brochure, but Wi-Fi was strong and free. OK for a night or two but not sure I would choose here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is well located,clean sites are rather small, but level. We would stay there again. Rate is higher than many RV parks, but rate was higher because of the time of the year, leaves turning etc. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here over the holiday weekend. The sites were right on top of each other. The pool is advertised as "heated"--it was REALLY cold. The restrooms were dirty, the shower especially. There was no place to plug in a hairdryer. When returning to Asheville, we will look for another venue. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cement (not asphalt) pads, ours was perfectly level where our tires ended up (it was broken in several places.) This was just an overnight, but they have a pool and laundry if you need them. Very small CG with two levels. Bottom was nearly empty, top was ¾ full. Spaces are tight and short, and the travel lane is narrow. Tugs and toads take up the road, but we were able to zig-zag back into our site with my copilot spotting. A bit pricey for an overnight (even with GS), but beautiful sunset view over the valley. Quick access to Biltmore, hiking, Blue Ridge Parkways driving, etc. if you are staying for more days, according to a neighbor. Wi-Fi worked well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has good maintenance, pool and club house are nice. Centrally located- a few minutes from downtown Asheville. Lots are spacious and in some spots there is good view of the mountains which surrounds Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here 2 nights. The sites are paved-this is obviously an older park but appears well cared for and office hours were until 7 pm. The pull-thru section is furthest from the office but we found that people had cleaned up after their pets and everything looked neat and clean. If there is a drawback, the pull-thru sites sit right next to Bear Creek Road which is a busy road but we would not hesitate to stay here again, the cable TV selection is great, we had our own Wi-Fi but we had no problems at all and that's what counts--getting in, getting set up and everything works. They also have detailed maps to area needs--grocery, stores, Biltmore Estate(this campground is only 3 miles from there). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
NOTE: some of the reviews that are listed ARE NOT pertaining to Bear Creek RV Park. This is an RV park that you'd use for 1 or 2 nights as you travel through Asheville. 5 minutes to Biltmore, 10 minutes to downtown. There is NO river at this campground. And, they DO have a pool during season. There are 3 sets of bathrooms. And, you don't need 40 feet of sewer hose as someone referred to, and these were NEVER mobile home sites, always an RV park. Overall, a little noise from the freeway, dated but overall clean and pleasant. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 3 / 10 ]
After traveling 6,000 miles cross country staying at all types of campgrounds I can now say that this is the worst campground we have stayed at. When I called to reserve a site I asked for a pull through since we were towing a Jeep. I was quoted a rate of $40.00 for a pull through and that is exactly what is on the web site. When we arrived the woman who was pleasant said, “I didn’t realize you wanted a pull through and if you do it will cost $45.00.” I didn’t argue since I just spent 6 hours on the road, it was raining, I was tired and it was for only one night. She then gave us the layout of the campground and showed us our “premium” site. The layout and directions were so confusing it took 2 times around the campground to find our site. I am not exaggerating when I say our “premium” site was 10 feet off the road with no fence or bushes. Road traffic never stopped all night and since we were right on the road we couldn’t sleep. The Wi-Fi worked but intermittently all night. We felt we were ripped off with a bait and switch price. The sites are run down at best and the pull throughs are right on the county road. We would have had a more attractive site in a Walmart parking lot. So, unless you are dead tired or driving through a storm I would not recommend staying here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here one night in our motorhome that we just picked up. The grounds were clean. Our site was close to the bathhouse. Was very impressed with the fact that there were hosts available after hours. Showers were nice and clean. We'd recommend this site to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very convenient location just off I-40 but far enough away to eliminate traffic noise. Upper sites have great views of the valley below. It's a bit pricey but a good spot for a couple of days to see the sites around Asheville. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Pull through has insufficient entry width to get into site with toad. If you leave your toad hooked up, that is why you want a pull through, most of the sites would require over a 40 foot sewer hose to reach. I have a 20' and two 10's and it was a stretch on the site I got. My toad is at the edge of the entrance road and about 1 foot from the utility pole. We are about 30 feet from and facing the highway (street?). Owner was very snippy indicating we should buy more hose, saying they do the best with what they have! I guess these used to be Mobile Home sites. Evidently they do not want to invest to meet the needs of the customer. Our slide is 4 feet from the neighbor's service pole. Evidently they fill the sites whether they meet our needs or not. WiFi was available at the site. Didn't use it as we use Verizon. Analog cable TV is snowy but had lots of digital channels. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Way over priced for this campground. Very small spaces. The sewage pipes were set at a 45 degree angle so two sites could use one line. This causes your hose to be at an angle where it enters the pipe. Mine did not fall out of the pipe but there were toilet paper remains all around both pipes. Management should fix this or at least clean the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground was nice. It was clean and modern. All the advertised amenities were in excellent condition. The sites were very narrow. The site length will accommodate your RV, but you will be right on top of your neighbor. A lot (but not all) of the back-in sites will require patience and skill if you are pulling a trailer. The roads and sites were paved. If you have a pet, the dog walk area was at the far end (by the pull-thru sites) of the campground. We stayed for two nights and visited the Biltmore Estate. For short stays, this campground was perfect. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has narrow sites which range from simi level to slanted. The age of the park is showing in the landscape with the large trees, and the patch work on the sites. No satellite in some sites, but cable TV is here. The staff is friendly and the city activities are close by. The park is not worth the high price that it asks in my opinion. We stayed in a 42 footer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a bad experience with the owner, Bea, before we arrived. She called 5 days prior to our visit to say she was moving us from the sites we had chosen and paid for 4 months in advance. Our group included 3 travel trailers. Bea was so rude that had we had time to secure other camping arrangements, we would have. Upon arrival, she was like a different person. Although Bear Creek is a well kept and clean campground. the sites are incredibly close. We won't stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pricey for the size of the sites. You are right on top of the rig next to you(on the upper sites) and it's very tight getting parked. Insist on a site in the lower level, they are larger and there is more room to get backed up. Most of the sites are back in and the sites that are pull through are right on the main road (like 10 feet from the road). There are no fire rings supposedly because the city won't allow it. I find that bogus because the guy accross the street from the campground had a bon fire going in his yard. We did however check out all the other campgrounds in Asheville and this was the best that we saw. We did not hear hiway noise either as some posters have stated. We would stay here again, only because it was better than the others we looked at. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a good park as compared to a few others we've visited. The pull-through sites are very narrow but are of concrete base which is nice. The electrical hookups are so low to the ground, you almost need to lay on the ground to see under the lid to plug in your rig. The pool is nice, it closes very early at 8 PM and was pretty dirty with leaves and bugs when we were here. The park is very clean and nice. The rate is pretty high compared to other places we've stayed. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
I don't understand the negative reviews. I enjoyed this campground. From site 29 there is a very nice view. It is right off the interstate so there is some road noise, but not enough to deter a future stay. I also found the attendants at the park to be very nice and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Grossly overpriced. Sites are narrow and packed in but level and reasonably well manicured. Most water connections are ground level. Convenient to Biltmore with easy access to I-40 & I-26. 10% discounts are offered for various associated RV and auto clubs. If all you're looking for is a place to stop overnight to take in Biltmore, it's an ok campground. For more than one night, I'd look elsewhere. A MH or 5'er over 36' will be a tight fit. Due to the ridiculous rate, Bear Creek is no longer our 1st choice in campgrounds convenient to Biltmore and the Asheville area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was my second time staying at this park. The first time was horrible because I got a site out by Bear Creek Rd which has traffic all night that drives right in front of your RV. This may be one of the "Bad Road sites" someone was referring to. Now being wiser and possibly a slower season, I insisted on one of the upper sites with a "View". Unfortunately unless you are standing outside your unit the entire time or have a panoramic window on the back of your rig, the only thing you see mostly is the person right beside you. We stayed in site #8 and this was much better than before. $44 is a bit overpriced for this place and when you call for reservations and will be arriving in just an hour or two: boy they are quick to want that credit card over the phone. Or if decide to spend the night here and you arrive after the office is closed they want you to fill out a registration card and leave the camp fee in check or cash in a box at the office. (Most places trust enough to let you come in the morning to settle up). So they seem a bit greedy when it comes to the money part. They do have free cable TV and Wi-Fi, but everyone doesn't need it. My suggestion is to lower the price and offer those services as an additional charge to those who want it. They also had laundry facilities that I took advantage of this time, but only felt like I got taken advantage of. It was a whopping $1.75 to wash and $1.75 to dry. Of course the dryers weren't efficient enough to dry a load with just one cycle, oh no they had to go in for another $1.75 spin, good gimmick. Staff is pretty friendly but only dealt with them over the phone mostly. Park is clean. Best thing it has going for it and probably the only reason why it's still in business is that it is located closest to the Ashville tourist sites. Only reason why I stayed here again is because besides one other RV park, it is the only thing going this time of year. I normally prefer the camping along the Blue Ridge Parkway camps but they apparently are closed this time of year so I really didn't have much choice. All in all Bear Creek is not a bad place to roost for a night or two as long as you know what to expect for your money. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were visiting friends in the area so this park was convenient. Aside from being located at the intersection of I-40 & I-26 it is a fairly nondescript campground. We were on the lower portion right next to the road in a pull through which was long enough for even our guests to park in the same strip. But the road noise and glare of the headlights at night left something to be desired. Up on the hill near the office seems to be the better option - if we were to return. OK overall, but that's about it. Asheville is very nice with lots to do. You can't beat the mountain scenery and fresh air. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am guessing that the people who complained about the sites and "bad road" in do not have a lot of experience. We really didn't see an issue with our 36 ft motorhome. Yes there is a blind curve and the layout to get in and out of the camp ground is odd, but keep in mind you are in the mountains of Asheville! Location is awesome. We were in site 30 and did have a nice view of the mountains in the distance. Some sites will not have that view so I guess it depends on what site you are in. You can't see the Biltmore from any site and need to walk to the dog walk area. Full cable hook ups, and weak Wi-Fi from our site. Concrete pads but no privacy landscaping between sites. You can hear the highway in the distance but it wasn't that bad and the way previous reviews were, it sounded like the campground was literally on the highway. Not so. No problems checking in. Very nice campground and we would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Road to campsite is a steep, windy, very narrow road. Access to the campground's "pull through" was extremely difficult and bound up our toad hitch. The front of the site was literally on the highway with traffic only a few feet in front of the motorhome. The campground was way overpriced and not suited for big rigs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Enjoyed camping here. We camped on the hill and had good shade and some views of the mountains. Sites were spacious, managers were friendly and helpful, pool was heated and clean. Located just across the highway from the Asheville Farmer's Market with easy access to I-26, I-40 and I-240. Not the best campground for bicycle riding unless you're good with hills. Mostly adults: not many amenities for small children. We will camp here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 5 / 10 ]
This park is conveniently located to many of Asheville's attractions and downtown area. The campground appears to be old with little updating to the sites. The views that other reviewers have referred to escaped me. We were located in one of their best sites with what was supposed to be a view. You're higher up in this park but I wouldn't consider the views to be anything special. You have interstate 40 on one side with some level of noise. It's not real loud but you can definitely hear it. On the other side is a view of some type of repair shop, garage or something with equipment parked outside. The water spigot for our site was very close to the sewer hookup drain which was gross. Also this park is very overpriced for what it is. They are able to charge this much because of the proximity to Asheville happenings. Overall: a very average, overpriced and dated park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a great experience. There are level sites, good signal for internet and phone. It has a nice pool, is quiet, clean, and near the farmers market, and shopping. Biltmore is near. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a campground that is ideally located for all activities in Asheville. There is easy off and on access to the interstate. Roads were wide and backing into sites was easy. The campground is small with beautiful views. As you exit the campground, you can see the Biltmore House and the Hotel across the mountains. The owners and staff were extremely helpful and friendly. Sites are paved with room between most sites and fairly level. I wouldn't recommend the pull-through sites, as they are located on a road. I would have rated this a 10 if an interstate wasn't located nearby. Although in a motorhome with air conditioning, the noise was minimal. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Made reservations two months in advance for sites on their ridge with beautiful views. They told us the actual sites we picked were not guaranteed but we would definitely be on sites on the ridge with the beautiful views. When we arrived, our sites were indeed occupied and they had no other available sites on the ridge with the view. We were put on extremely cramped sites next to interstate, with no view except apartment building and storage building and pavement. Not exactly the mountain weekend we had in mind. When we got upset, the owner got very defensive and irate. She was extremely rude and told us we could leave if we were that unhappy. Of course there was no where else to go on July 4th weekend. Will not camp here ever again and would not recommend to anyone! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very small pool, not much of a playground for kids, and totally overpriced, even with the Good Sam discount. We did have a beautiful view of the mountains from our back window. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Not sure why previous poster said staff was rude, as office staff and owner were very friendly, and helpful! Nice park with both pull-throughs and back-ins. Office staff advised me to go to a back-in, because of freeway road noise down at the pull-through section. She was right. Roadway wide enough to back my 40'er in without a problem. Maybe you get what you give, in dealing with people? We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park was clean, but the rest rooms for the area we were in were closed. Cable TV though advertised is non existent. Winding, climbing narrow road to reach this campground and then you are sitting just above the freeway so very noisy. Rate is in my opinion very high for what is offered. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We over nighted here during a bitter cold snap. The restrooms were warm and clean. We were the only people there besides a couple of long term stay units. From what we saw in the middle of winter... long units might have issues with the entrance roads and especially many of the sites. If you are a big rig I would call ahead for info. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground, wifi as excellent, not much contact with staff but were very friendly on check in. Had a back in site up on the hill, would definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here four weeks. It is on a hill, so has beautiful views, especially with the fall colors. You can even see the Biltmore. While the previous comments about pulling in on a blind curve and having the office on a hill were correct, it was not as tight as some posts made it sound (maybe because we've spend so much time in the Northeast where they are REALLY tight). We did not have to re-exit to get to our site, but 2/3 of the park requires that. The staff was friendly and helpful and very accommodating. The park would score higher, but the restrooms could be a little cleaner (often found them out of paper towels as well) and the sites could have a little more room (and we were told we were in the "larger" sites). The first spot we parked was not able to get the wi-fi (it constantly dropped the connection because the signal was so low), but when we parked near the transponder it worked well. The showers seemed old (difficult to find a temperature) and the laundry facility was not very nice (but the centipedes were fun to watch in the laundry room--NOT). Because of the location (very close to Asheville, Farmer's Market, stores, restaurants, etc.) and the staff, we would most likely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park is small but the sites are big with concrete pads and huge trees for shade. It was located next to the Interstate which was convenient for traveling to the tourist areas nearby, but the highway noise was not obnoxious. There was no convenient place for walking and the laundry was a little hard to get to, but the staff was friendly and accommodating. They also provided tickets to attractions that were cheaper than purchasing them at the attraction. A nice clean, quiet and convenient park (so I guess that's why there is a higher price than one would expect with no amenities.) We camped here in a Motorhome.
One of the more unusual designed parks we have stayed in. Most of the sites are built on a hill with different terraces available. There are also sites that are literally right off of a roadway that runs in front of the park. The roads are narrow, and larger rigs may have a problem backing in to the hill sites as most toads or tow vehicles have to park in front of the RV. Very small laundry facilities, two machines and two dryers. I would stay here again, but location is everything. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is very conveniently located in Asheville. It's about a 10 minute drive to the Biltmore Estate, which is a huge draw in this area and well worth visiting. It's also easy access in and out of the park. The Wi-Fi signal is generally very good and no extra fee for the use. Cell phone signal was reasonable as well. Despite this park being practically right in town, it's very quiet. We would recommend this park and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a find!!! This park is in a beautiful location. Lot's of friendly people and the staff go way out of your way to help! The best sites are back-ins. The pull thru's have no view. The roads were pretty narrow, but the sites were very level. We had no real problem getting in or setting up. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location. Easy to find. Convenient to local sites. Clean park. Went swimming and then went down town to the fireworks. It is an older park, very well maintained. Check in was a bit tight but we were able to park with one trip back out and around to the entrance. Good interior roads. Good use on every available inch of space. Clean pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here years ago and decided to return while purchasing a home here. Owner and staff very friendly and helpful, very concerned with our comfort. Exceptionally clean sites and grounds. We found the sites to be roomy considering you are in the city. We had no problem driving in, checking in, or parking in our site. We were staying for one week and decided to stay one more. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a nice campground, but we are too close to our neighbor. All the sites are too tight that way, and the driveway is a bit tight, too. Now it is well cared for and clean. The power is strong, and you can get a big rig in here, too, though registering is a chore and on a hill and very tight. I would stay here again, but I would look to Mama Gerties first as it is more adult and much more quiet as the interstate is right behind you as well. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is with a Good Sam discount. There are different rates for 30 and 50 amps. The drive into the campground is uphill and there is not much room to stop to check in. The roadway through the campground is rather narrow. The staff is friendly. Our site was a back-in and you did have to be a little careful because you backed up to a hillside. The pads are cement and a little broken up but it was not too difficult to level. The restrooms, laundry and pool are downhill so you do walk down a flight of steps to get to them. The laundry was $1.75 for both the washer and dryer. There were two of each in a very small room, but they worked fine. We purchased tickets for the Biltmore Estates from the campground. We were able to buy a two day ticket for the same price ($47.50) as a one day ticket at the Estate. There is a nice view from the sites. Wi-Fi worked very well. We would stay here again, but we might look for someplace else first. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is not a big rig friendly park. Exiting off the interstate onto a 2 lane winding road. After registering you have to leave the park, pulling out on a blind curve, go down the hill and turn against traffic into the pull-thrus sites . You are at the mercy of drivers, since the pull-thru sites are at the bottom of the hill on a curve. we would not stay there again, and could not recommend the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Only thing we found nice was the proximity to the Biltmore House. We were in a pull-thru facing a public road outside of the park itself. Very noisy because you are in between two interstates. We felt this park was grossly over priced. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground, convenient to Biltmore Estate and rest of Asheville. Adequate spaces, friendly staff. We camped in off season (March), only 1/4 full. No complaints except for the cost - $46/night for full hookup + two kids. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We used this campground as a stopover from Tybee Island on the way home to break up the trip. It is a clean campground mostly built on a hillside with some spots on the lower level. It was easy to get into considering the layout and the views of the mountains were something. Staff was friendly and willing to help. The only negative thing to me was the cost. It is a little pricey but I would return for a short visit. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The park personnel were friendly. We stayed in the new lower section. The trees were too young to provide much shade. Interstate noise could be heard, but with our AC running or TV on, we couldn't hear anything. The older upper section seemed a bit tight. It is a great place to set up base for visiting the Asheville area attractions. In a few years when the trees have grown a bit, the lower sites will be very nice. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The road to the park was narrow and winding. The park is located on a hill, so the roads are up and down, with sites terraced. The trees in the park have been trimmed to the point of looking like a tornado went through. The site I was assigned to made it necessary to exit the park, drive the narrow winding road again and re-enter a different driveway. The site I backed my 38' coach into was NOT level at all. I was very unhappy with the site. The management let me move to another site which was more level. Riding a bike around this park was difficult and not fun. I would not ever stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very noisy park. Interstates everywhere, which made it very noisy. Sites hard to get into if they were full. The road in and out wasn't easy to use with our 36ft motor home and towing vehicle. Wouldn't stay there again. Too much noise which starts in early in the morning around 5am and the roads aren't easy to maneuver especially after driving all day to get there. It is close to the Biltmore Estates which is why we stayed there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An expensive night of camping, but we stayed in a pull-through site which may have cost more than the back-ins. The campground is extremely convenient to Asheville (Biltmore Estates, Blue Ridge Parkway), which is about the best reason to use it. We couldn't recommend it otherwise. It is right off of Interstate 40 (we could hear the traffic all night), but not conveniently once off the highway as the one-mile road to the campground is narrow with sharp curves. To get to our pull-through site we had to drive out of the campground and back onto the narrow road and reenter the campground further down the road because there is no room to maneuver inside the park. Pull-through sites are narrow and perpendicular to the park road, making parking on the sites quite difficult. The next time we come to Asheville, we will try someplace else. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Located next to multiple highways and interchanges, which meant there was so much road noise that ear plugs were needed to sleep. Bathrooms and laundry room were not clean. Wireless Internet extremely slow. When I mentioned concerns to management, I received a defensive voice mail from owner. Would not recommend this RV park. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
After reading literature which had rated this campground very high and it being mentioned in Motorhome magazine, we were looking forward to checking out this campground. We were ultimately very disappointed by the time our departure date rolled around. The first pull-through site that they tried to place us in simply did not have enough clearance to pull my truck and 5th wheel into, the trees did not allow enough room to get through. They agreed to allow us to move to a pull-through with enough room for us to get in. Then the next morning, an employee of the park came knocking on our door telling us that we would have to move because she had another guest who had asked for the site we were on. When we arrived, lady in the office the night before told us to go to the site we were on. I told her that if I was forced to move, then I would just go ahead and check-out. She left and then returned saying that we could stay on the site we were on. Some of our family was staying in the apartment at the campground, when they went to bed - their bed fell on the floor, we were not able to find anyone from the campground to fix the problem. They had to go to a local hotel and spend the night. The sites were so close that our slideouts were only inches from touching our neighbors. The pull through section of the campground connects to the highway which runs in front of the campground making it dangerous for our children and the blind curve of that highway made it dangerous pulling out of our site. Campfires are not allowed and highway noise made our experience far from the relaxing retreat we had hoped for. Restrooms were not clean and the grounds were not well maintained. I would not recommend this campground and I am very shocked that it had received high ratings from industry publications. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Despite my confirming our reservation prior to traveling, the folks here couldn't find it when we arrived. The sites are very tight, especially if you have slide outs. There are few pull through spots. The site they eventually assigned us backed us in until we literally overlooked the interstate and was not large enough for our 3-slide 41.5' motorhome and the car we tow. The traffic noise was nonstop and very loud. They could use some good antennas for their wireless internet, as their signal wasn't strong enough to connect to. This campground is an adequate "staging area" if you plan on sight-seeing in the Asheville area. It is not a pretty or relaxing spot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this campground twice. The first time was a pleasant surprise. The second time by design. This campground is located near I40 but we did not hear the traffic. The hosts were extremely helpful with suggestions of local points of interest to visit and detailed directions. We plan to make this particular campground a regular stop when we travel through the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice campground not too far from Biltmore Estate. Easy access to Interstate. Clean restrooms and very nice pool area. We purchased our Biltmore Estate tickets there which saved us time when we made our visit. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The park was just okay. My wife and I intended to stay only 1 night since we were on our way to Myrtle Beach for a vacation. As we were pulling in my brake light came on, after checking in and settling down in a camp site I decided to find out why the light came on. After discovering that it appeared to be a leaking brake cylinder on one of the rear duals. I went to the office to see if they knew someone that could help us. The owners wife suggested a local guy who she said had done work in the CG before. After driving our toad to his shop and explaining the situation to him he said he would be by in a couple of hours to fix the problem, He never showed up. The next morning I called him and he said he would be out in a few hours so we waited all day and he never showed up or even called. At 7PM I went to the office to see if they could give me another name, well the office was closed. Knowing that the owners lived in a house at the CG I walked to there house. This time I spoke to the husband (owner) he said he didn't know what I could do...who I could call...and further more he said he would never had recommended the guy that was supposed to come out who was recommended by his wife. And at that he turned around and went into his house to continue watching TV. Being left on my own I found a phone book and called a Ford dealer who also has a RV repair shop, he put me in touch with a towing company. The next morning we got towed in...new rotors, brakes, and brake cylinders were installed and that evening we were on the rode again. We spent and paid for 3 nights at this campground when all we intended to do was spend 1 night. DO NOT I SAY DO NOT EVER STAY AT THIS CAMPGROUND. The owner (husband) has about as much compassion as a dead fish. Talk about Southern hospitality. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners weren't exactly rude, but they weren't exactly cordial, either. Beyond that, the owner blamed us for tripping a circuit breaker because we had the audacity to use the electric heat strips in our little 17-foot Casita travel trailer, which was hooked up to what was supposed to be 30-amp service. Yes, we had the TV and microwave on at the same time, but we don't believe we were getting 30 amps of service, despite having paid over $30 a night for the site. We have never had a problem using our appliances at any other campground. Perhaps they should use some of that money to upgrade their electrical system. Even before that incident, we had decided we wouldn't be returning to this campground, chiefly due to the rather indifferent additudes of the owners. Thankfully, there are plenty of campgrounds to choose from in the Asheville area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Made a reservation 4 weeks ahead of time and within two days called to cancel due to change in plans for a different campground in area. Cancellation was made a month ahead of arrival and they charged my card a 5.00 fee!? Not a good business practice...BEWARE! I'll never go for this one again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Our stay at Bear Creek was very nice. The management was very welcoming and friendly. We stayed for one week and will stay here whenever we come to Asheville. The sites are all paved and the grounds are clean. It is also located close to everything. Nice mountain views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner was kind enough to come find us when we were lost trying to locate the campground. This would have gotten them a 10 Plus, but with only two shower rooms available and they were COLD and my shower head had a split in the pipe before the shower head, thus 80% of the water went against the wall. Thus a generous 8. The Host was somewhat less than helpful, not rude just nothing. The owner is a great person. They have been able to get spaces where no space is available. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A bit overpriced ($34 nightly rate paid was Good Sam discount price). It is sandwiched in
the V between two interstates and there is a fair amount of road noise. Sites are pretty close together. There is no weekly rate, although monthly rates can be negotiated. The park is very convenient for visiting sights in Asheville, NC. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
We've stayed at this campground 3 times mainly because it offers wifi. 2 of the times we were there it wasn't working at all and the last time it didn't have enough signal strength. We informed the office of this, but no one took an interest. I felt the grounds were nice, the location is good, but they've added new campsites to the lower part of the campground that had no landscaping. They have two laundry rooms, one was flooded, the other one was dirty. They charge $1.75 per machine which includes the dryer. Some were complaining the dryers weren't working properly. I believe we paid at least $34.00 a night, they offer no discount if you are there more than 7 nights. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 4 / 10 ]
Not many pullthru sites and the sites were very close. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Staff very friendly and helpful. Sites very narrow and close together. Good for an overnight stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Sites are pretty tight together and the pull thrus are along a busy road. Road noise was not really bad, but then we had the coach closed up. Staff was pretty friendly and the campground was very well taken care of. Rate was a little steep even with the Good Sam discount. I'd recommend this campground to any one staying in the Asheville area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived after dark and had difficulty finding a site, or at least how to get to the site. We chose a site listed on a piece of paper hanging outside the office as to which was available. After hooking up, leveling, putting out slides, etc. I turned on the faucet and we had no water. The sites on each side of us had water so apparently it wasn't frozen. We called the owners/managers but no one responded to our call. Our plans were to stay several days in this park, but due to the lack of assistance when needed, we left the next morning and do not plan to go back to this one. Even our neighbor who had been there a few days wasn't happy with the park but didn't know the area or where else he could go. I wouldn't recommend this park to anyone. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This is absolutely the BEST Campground/Resort at which I have ever stayed. Although some sites are rather small, there are sites that will accommodate the largest legal size R/Vs. Very little on-site activity facilities, but many facilities are available nearby. The restrooms and showers are absolutely spotless. Maintenance is mostly done by the ownwer and the supreme cleanliness shows great pride by the owners. Simply the best! We visited in June of 2004 and the owners were working on expansion of additional sites. Cabin sites are available for those that do not have a R/V. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was one of the cleanest parks we have stayed in. The owners live on the premises and go out of their way to make you feel comfortable during your stay. The office staff are all friendly and helpful. We will definitely be going back to this park. Also the park is in a great location. Close to the city and other attractions. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 3 / 10 ]
Sent in deposit months in advance to receive a pull through with 50 amps. Was told this was no problem. Got a 30 amp backin. Staff was somewhat rude on occasion. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
We've stayed here often in our motorhome. Most convenient location to all Asheville attractions, just off major interstate intersections, but noise not a problem. Well maintained park, roads all paved. Nice level, hard surface pads with good, well maintained hookups. Individual spaces are average size but adequate for toad and tow vehicles parking. Many big rigs always present. Some sites well shaded, others partial to no shade. Staff has always been friendly and accommodating, including owners. Bath facilites fair to good, nothing exceptional. One modem connection in office, access limited to office hours and demand from others. Accept cash or checks only. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Excellent overnight stop. Easy in and out. Located right at exit 147 on I40 - real close to Biltmore Mansion. Well maintained - average sized sites. Pull-throughs are right at the side of a fairly busy local road. We camped here in a camper.
[ 4 / 10 ]
We have not stayed here in years but did try to give this campground another chance in 2001 and again the owners are so rude and unfriendly, we decided we were not giving this place any of our money! The campground itself is ok. Some sites are pull thrus but most are backins. The backins can accommodate large rigs but the sites are narrow (20/25ft wide) so you are on top of other campers. They do have concrete pads with grass surrounding the site. The reason I rated don't know for family campground is as rude and hateful as this couple is I would think they would be hateful to children and pets. Thank goodness Asheville has gotten some good campgrounds in the past few years. If the couple that owns this one will retire, it will definitely be worth staying at. We camped here in a camper.
Stunning views from preferred sites. I recommend P-8. We had a non-view site but it was level and plenty of room. Had a wild turkey family greeting us in the mornings. Staff is very helpful and friendly. The road up to the park is a little dicey but made it in a 40' plus tow. If you are looking for a peaceful mountain experience, this is where you want to be. Very close to Asheville but you feel like you are in the middle of nowhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent park in every respect: beautiful views, level sties, immaculate grounds, strong Wi-Fi, and friendly staff (especially Jason). Mountain views include the French Broad River and a distant model airplane airport where you can watch the planes maneuver (but too far away for noise). There is even a freight train in the distance adding to the evening ambiance. Bathrooms are clean, but not air conditioned. Nice laundry room with two coin operated washers and dryers ($1.50 each). Premium sites 1-7 have beautiful sunset views, but are in the sun all day. We were in premium site 8 that had both views and shade. Drive up the hill is tight but not difficult. Take your awnings down if leaving for the day as high winds during an afternoon thunderstorm damaged out neighbor's awning. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Gorgeous views from the mountain looking down on the valley below; good Wi-Fi; well-managed. At first I was concerned that I couldn't do much walking or bicycle riding in this park, but fortunately both are not too terribly far away. There is a great walking path at Beaver Lake about a 6 minute drive away; park in the lot on Merrimon Avenue at the bird sanctuary. Bike trails are a bit further away at Bent Creek. We would love to stay here again if we return to the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was beautiful! The staff was very helpful and friendly. The hiking trails accessible from the park were a great way to exercise my dog and myself! The spaces were well set up and were larger than most other campgrounds. Without reservations, we were only able to stay 2 days--they were that full. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground was a little difficult to find. My first impression was not very good. The driveway is dirt/gravel, very steep and lots of curves. Upon arriving at the office we were greeted and made to feel right at home. The staff was terrific. Jason the maintenance person was phenomenal. The staff is truly glad to have you at their campground and aren't shy about it. We had to cut our stay short, but we will definitely be back. It's close to down town but far enough away to make you feel secluded. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The draw of this park is first and foremost the mountain views and wooded setting. I agree with the other reviews about park condition, surroundings, facilities, etc. It's very small and fills up. Even though this park accommodates big rigs, and we didn't have any problems, it's tight and there is not a lot of room for error. The person who performs park maintenance and security, is the biggest asset (staff wise) to this park IMO. He was extremely helpful in helping us navigate in and out, and did everything he could to make us feel at home. The lady in the office was friendly and helpful to us, but I witnessed her become very impatient with someone on the phone (asking questions about site size and accommodating a 40' RV). This park can accommodate large rigs, just prepare for some maneuvering. Strong Verizon and AT&T signals. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground was immaculate. Staff was friendly, courteous, and helpful. The views from this campground exceeded any I have experienced. The Wi-Fi was outstanding. It is a little piece of paradise. The campground is a long way from our home (about 3000 miles) so I won't likely return but I will never forget the experience! We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed this park with all the beautiful views of the mountains. The road up is steep but doable and once you get up there the sites on the edge are spectacular. There are about 7 concrete sites that have the best views but all sites are level and they have a nice little viewing area for those of us that were not on the edge. The folks that work here are all about service and take good care of you. We stayed here 3 weeks, very convenient to Asheville and other area sites. The only negative was the stink bug infestation, but that's an NE problem not the campground's. But we will avoid this area next time in the fall because of that, we're still finding those bugs all over our RV. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Beware, be very aware! STINKBUGS EVERYWHERE. NO RV IS SAFE. We had them for the best part of a week. In every room! We left for Cherokee, ended up killing over 70 more after we arrived and let out our slides. P.S. WI-FI was poor also. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is special, it sits high on a hillside, and although close to urban facilities feels like it is deep in the NC forests. The location offers stunning views. The owner has not only provided a number of premium sites with views, but has created a space and seating area to allow all the other campers on property the opportunity to enjoy the view too. The onsite managers are extremely helpful and friendly, the park itself is kept in pristine condition. Premium sites are concrete, deluxe sites are gravel, all sites are back-in but plenty long for your average big rig (we are 40ft). Some sites are better than others if larger than 40ft. Major area attractions are easily accessed and groceries are conveniently located within 1 - 2 miles. The negatives: the road up to the park is steep, narrow and gravel, but easily passable if traffic one-way. For rigs coming and going, this is mostly accomplished by strict check-out / check-in times. The requirements for a big deposit with a strict cancellation policy is archaic, and the stink bugs in September are insane! But this is NC in the fall. We have checked out other parks in the area and none compare to this little gem on the hillside. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were in one of the premium view sites, a paved concrete site with nice landscaping and view. The road up the campground can be easy to miss, make wide turns, and do it very slowly and carefully! The gravel road up is very, very steep but doable by all. The last curve up to the campground is the steepest, do not stop, keep on going for momentum! Recommend doing Google satellite view for an idea of what to watch out for. Watch out for the turns, benches, and rocks along the roads within the camp; easy to hit! No online reservation, and big deposit with a strict cancellation policy is archaic, but maybe it is because they do not have many sites. Very close to Biltmore and Asheville. Grocery store very close too. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. The views are amazing. We stayed in P1. Wished we could of gotten 3 or 4 - the views are even better. People in office were very nice and helpful, campground very clean. The other reviews are correct, the road up to the campground was very narrow. There is no way someone could of come down as we were going up, but we did not have any problems and we have a 45 foot motor home and towing a truck. Will definitely go back again.... We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed in one of the premium sites. Terrific mountain views. Probably could see for 30 miles. Handyman was a wonderful guy who lives onsite. He is an at-your-service kind of guy. Premium sites are the only sites with clear, unobstructed views. Visited Dollywood which was a 2 hour drive to TN. Call the office before your arrival and when you are at the bottom of the hill. The road up the mountain is not bad and a big rig and tow will have no problem driving it. However, you'll want to contact the office at the top of the hill to make sure they stop any down hill vehicles. The road is not wide enough for two rigs in some places, especially around the few curves that need to be navigated. However, don't let this scare you off; the drive up and down really is not bad at all. And the view from the premium sites is breathtaking! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was our second trip to this campground in 4 months. The views from the Premier sites are unbelievable! The owners are great and are responsive to any issues. I mentioned a bush that was blocking our view and they were out trimming it within 30 minutes. Very clean and neat sites. The drive up the mountain is an experience, but definitely worth the trip. We will return as soon as possible! One of our favorites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
View from half a dozen prime sites(P#s) is phenomenal. Other sites have limited or no view. AT&T reception is weak to non existent. Very peaceful. As others have mentioned, this park is at the top of a very steep, narrow dirt road about 1/2-3/4 mile long. If you meet another large RV coming in the opposite direction, it is almost impossible to pass on most of this road. If both are towing a toad, someone is going to have to unhook and back down the hill. If two big fifth wheels meet, good luck with that one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
A return to this campground/site for us. The view is incredible. A bit pricey but a homey place to stay. I don't like the fact that they charge you for the entire stay when you make the reservations months ahead! The sites are nice, and the showers/restrooms are private and ample. Be very careful if you have a big rig as the hill to get up to the campground is winding and steep. You need to leave before 12 and come up after 2:30 so as not to meet a fellow camper on the way in or out. All in all we like it here and will return next time we are in town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a gem! Campground is on top of mountain. Premium sites (numbered with 'P’) have positively gorgeous views of valley below. Even the non premium sites have good (though much more wooded) views. The entry road is steep and windy but very manageable - don't be discouraged by it. Staff is fantastic and the on site groundskeeper sets the gold standard for what other CG's should strive for. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park with one of the best views you will ever see from a camp site. Limited sites with direct views, so book in advance. Other sites are very nice, nestled in the woods atop a mountain. Staff is friendly. The grounds keeper is awesome. Be prepared for difficult entrance road. One lane, steep uphill with sharp turns. We camped in a 40 foot rig and would return. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Campground is very clean, sits on top of a mountain and has great views. Premium sites available but public access area is also available for those not willing to spend an extra $15/night. My site was surrounded by gravel and very close to neighbor. It was level though so that's a big plus. Good location to visit Asheville and surrounding area. Staff very nice and helpful. Laundry facility available: $1.50 wash/dry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Good base for visiting Biltmore. Friendly and helpful. Earlier postings that mentioned updating the restrooms are correct. Updating would make this a solid 9. Don't drive yourself crazy getting a premium site. There is a public area that you can walk to in the premium site area that has a great view, in my opinion. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful view from the premium sites. Very nice campground, close to Asheville. Very highly recommend spending the extra money on the Premium sites if you can. This is our second time staying here this year and we plan on returning. Bathrooms seemed to be fine, but we did not use them. Nice path to the small pond. Very helpful staff. Road up the hill is steep. Recommend using 4 wheel drive when pulling a fifth wheel. Looked at the Yurts and they were also very nice and unique. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Stayed on site #9 over Labor Day weekend. This is one of the nicest campgrounds we have ever visited. The site was very deep and afforded plenty of room for our 46 foot motorhome and the SUV that we toad. The way the sites are staggered along the ridge you do not feel as though you are too close to your neighbor. The views are incredible and the campground is incredibly clean and well kept. The bathhouse is the best we have experienced, private and cleaned regularly. Unlike a few of the earlier postings on this website, I found all of the employees willing to go out of their way to ensure we had a great stay. Very short commute into Asheville. We will be returning to visit again soon! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground! Loved the private bathrooms although they will need replacing soon. They are definitely showing their age. In fact, that's the only reason I can't give this place a "10." Shortly after being cleaned, the bathrooms would have a strong urine smell which I'm pretty sure was due to their age. You can only get them so clean. Really liked having on-site laundry and a dishwashing station/sink (and loved that it was outside!). The common area with the view is very nice. We stayed on a site without a view. We liked that the non-view sites were more private and shady, but it would have been nice to have that view! Very quiet, all pet owners were very respectful, helpful staff, overall fantastic campground. Can't wait to go back! We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Located atop a mountain, this campground provides great views of the Smokies and the French Broad river. The campground is pretty and very well kept (all the way to trash cans at each site!). They also maintain about four miles worth of hiking trails on the mountain flank, as well as a small catch-and-release pond. The entrance and access road are curvy and rather tight, and the turnaround at the end of the campground is barely large enough. We just managed with a 40' fifth-wheel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed on 2 sites: #12 for 2 nights then moved to premium #1, with a WOW view!! The entire campground is extremely well maintained and clean with mostly heavy shade, except for most of the premium sites. The premium sites all have fantastic views of the river valley All utilities work great including Wi-Fi. The maintenance man/grounds keeper is fantastic. He will help you with what ever you need. The entire staff is very pleasant. As for the road up to the CG: I pulled my toad up behind my 43 footer. No problem as long as you pay attention to the curves. The tightest part was turning ONTO that road up the hill. Overall one of the best we have visited. Very close to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Pkwy. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Excellent view from the premium site #4. Good cable TV, and Wi-Fi. Mountain road is twisty leading up to the campground, but no more so than all the surrounding roads.The premium sites are a must unless you don't want to have that awesome view. Campground is very quiet and peaceful, laundry is clean but bring quarters. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is one of the top 5 campgrounds were we have stayed. We stayed in site P1 and the views are just amazing. The sites are very laid out and we had privacy even though we were relatively close to our neighbor. It is quiet, peaceful and the staff were great. Also nice to have hiking trails at the park. Love that they have concrete pads for the RV and patio area. One suggestion: if you are towing a car, disconnect before you start up the mountain. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice small campground a few miles out of Asheville. You do go up a rather steep winding road, but we did not have any difficulty. We had one of the premium sites, which we felt was worth the extra cost.This had a wonderful view of the mountains, with the campsite being at the edge of the mountain. Would not recommend this site for small children, but the other sites that are not rated as premium would not have this safety concern. The store closes early so be sure to get your firewood before 5pm. All the staff were friendly and helpful. We did not use the bathrooms or shower so I did not rate this. There are several walking paths well maintained, and the yurts are very interesting. We will most definitely return to this nice campground. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Simply one of the best campgrounds that I've ever been to. The view was spectacular. The grounds were immaculate. The premium sites are level and concrete. A little bit salty on the price but frankly well worth it. We were in town for a soccer tournament and had our three daughters plus friends. There isn't a lot of kid friendly activities or play ground activities so they actually have to explore the outdoors which I think is or used to be part of camping. Highly recommended! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Camped in a 45 foot motor home. If you have guts enough to make the drive up a mostly gravel, steep road to the top of the knob, you'll be rewarded with a fantastic view. Strongly suggest if you have a class A motor home towing a toad, that you unhook and drive it separately. If you don't unhook the toad and drive up, the toad will be covered in a blanket of dust, if it is dry. Also would be a good idea to send the toad ahead up the road to make a road block in case another class A coach is coming down. Also best to not arrive until close to 3 p.m. check-in time to allow campers leaving time to get out. The thing that sets this RV park apart is LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION. The views are spectacular. It is also a haven for birds. They were buzzing everywhere making it interesting. The Premium sites are paved with nice landscaping, fire ring, and picnic table. Non-premium sites are considerably less expensive and without the view or paved pad. Its only a short walk from the non-premium sites to a common area with a great view. Bathroom/shower/laundry house is a pre-fab modular unit. This unit is starting to show some wear. Could have been cleaner. RV park is very close to Asheville, but actually near the village of Weaverville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
If you want a place that feels far away in the mountains, yet is 15 minutes from downtown Asheville, this place is for you. Great vista of mountains and the river valley from sites P1 - P5. Sites P-1 and P-5 have some shade with more restricted views. Other sites have no view or a very restricted view, but there is a common area for their use with a good sunset view. Rates are much lower for non-view sites. Sites are small but long enough for our 40 foot rig and car. Most sites are staggered so you don't have anyone directly opposite you. Very well kept. Good 50 amp power, water and sewer. Cable was snowy but watchable on some channels, fine on others. Verizon cell and air card worked well. This is not a place for kids or loud partiers; they will be bored. So we loved it! We disconnected the toad at the bottom of the road up. The only mild difficulty we had was on the last turn before the top, but manageable. The hosts are helpful and do an excellent job of running the place. Did not give a 10 due to minimal amenities beyond the view, small sites, and the somewhat difficult road up the mountain. Some will think the price is too high, but we didn't because of the "million dollar view." We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Small, clean, conveniently located park. Excellent view of the French Broad River, especially at Sunset! Well kept park with spacious sites. Will definitely stay here again! We camped here in a Truck Camper.
Breathtaking views from the top of the mountain. Very clean park, nice large sites, friendly staff. This campground would not be ideal for families with small children, since there is nothing for them to do on site, but perfect for couples looking for quiet and relaxation. Only one drawback to our mountaintop view...the wind broke our awning during a severe thunderstorm. However, the staff was helpful in getting the awning off the top of the camper so we could leave. So if you stay here, put your awning in if there is a threat of storms! Otherwise, fantastic!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Second visit to this nice park. Great views from some sites and common area. Nice trails and small pond. Clean restrooms and showers. Some traffic noise but it doesn't spoil this fine location. We will go back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Small campground with mountain views from premium sites, reflected in price. Nice overlook area, wild turkeys and various other wildlife. Shower House and Laundry very clean. Washers were dated but worked fine. Nice trails. A great place to just relax. Chimney Rock a must see while in area. Close to town. Would stay again when in area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Nice campground and enjoyed the stay. Very close to downtown where you will find nice shops and dining. The campground is more for adults. Limited activities for children. The mountain views are great. Will definitely return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
If you know how to drive your rig, (we stayed here in our 35 footer), you will have no difficulty in getting up the road to the campground. This campground is immaculate. The sites have gorgeous views of the French Broad River and surrounding mountains. It is quiet and peaceful. The manager is a very friendly and gracious lady. The grounds keeper was on site 24 hours a day for anything we needed. One day we were in need of ketchup and he went to his trailer and brought us his personal bottle of ketchup to use! My husband enjoyed talking about Dodge diesel trucks with him. As we were the only campers here for the weekend, they allowed us to let our dog run off leash and he loved it! We had no problems with anything. We hiked on the trails around the campground and it was just lovely. We highly recommend this place. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here in site P8. This site has a great view of the mountains and overlooks the French Broad River. Sites P1 thru P5 seem to have an even better view. The premium sites are paved with full hookups. The sites which are not premium are also nice sites, they are just not paved and do not have a view. This is a small park on the top of a mountain. It is convenient to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway, each being about 10 minutes away. The owners were nice and helpful. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We would consider this more of an adult park as there are no activities for children. Road up to park can be difficult for big rigs with turns and especially last little bit of incline. Views are amazing and park was extremely quiet and peaceful at night. Staff was friendly and very helpful, knew us by name by end of first day. Can't wait to return to visit again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Gravel sites here, with some leveling required (for us, anyway). Weekend stays, we found out too late, are a two day minimum. Getting to the park is a bit of a climb up a dirt road with lots of curves and a steep grade over the last 100 yards or so. You also need to be very careful where you walk on their nature trails, as there is poison ivy all over the place. Several of their sites have wonderful, unobstructed views of the river valley below. There is a good WiFi network and a few UNC (public) digital TV channels available. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Premium site had fantastic view however a giant class A in next site was practically parked on top of our fire pit and had the air fan blowing constantly. Would recommend P5 or P6 sites. Individual shower with restroom were OK but could have been cleaner and would have been nicer with AC. Nothing for the kids. This campground is mostly about the view. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
Close to main highway of 26 just north of Asheville. It's located on top of a mountain top with a breath-taking view. Some pads are concrete and others are gravel. Has fairly level sites. Staff is very friendly and honest. Campground is very quiet, small and secluded. Just what we like. Getting up and down the mountain in the motorhome was a bit nerve racking at first, but would go back to this campground in a heartbeat. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First seven sites have a direct view of the mountains. WOW. Breathtaking !!! The rest of the sites are very nice too, but typical nice campground sites. We found manager to be very helpful. Location 10 minutes to downtown. Entrance road was as described but we made it in a 40 footer (now we can call her a Mountain Goat) and there was a 42 footer next to us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The view from this campground made the steep drive up worthwhile. I was 1 of 4 in a group. We had the only site with the deck and made good use of it. People working at the campground were very friendly and helpful. Suggested shopping areas, restaurants, etc., for us. Had a nice shaded site that kept us cool so we didn't miss a pool so much. Would recommend this campground to anyone traveling in the area. Would camp here again if we are in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The staff was quite friendly during our visit. The scenery is awesome in the Premium sites. I don't know if the Deluxe site would be worth it as you are really just camping in the woods in a small campground with few amenities. There is not much for the kids to do, which can sometimes be nice. Very convenient to town. Electricity was good. I do get aggravated with parks advertising WiFi and then providing a totally inadequate signal. That's why I gave it a 9 instead of a 10. Otherwise, we got what we expected. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Camped with a group consisting of four units. Staff was very accommodating and friendly. Had four sites together due to early reservations. One site had a great deck area which was we used for all of our group meals, site was shaded which kept us cool in the 90 degree heat. Loved the backs on the picnic tables! After a uphill twisting drive on a narrow road we were so pleased with the campground and the great views. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
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Based on previous recommendations made by RV'ers, I selected this park to spend a few days in the Asheville area. Even though I previously reserved a site at this park for a big-rig motorhome, I was extremely disappointed with the site saved for me. It was so unlevel that my front wheels were so far off the ground that I could only enter by using a step ladder. On top of this, I arrived a few hours early so I was charged an extra fee to park at this UNFIT SITE. You can bet I will never stay at this place again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. Staff very friendly and informative. Hookups easy to access. Nice fire pits and picnic tables. Plenty of room between campers. View of the valley and mountains couldn't be better. Plenty of room to walk the dogs. The ride up is a little steep but we had no problems at all. They could have better signs getting to the campground from the highway but we did find it with our GPS. We will be staying again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The campground has amazing views of the valley below. The owners are on premise, and care about your experience while in Asheville. There are hiking trials attached to the campground. The trip up the mountain to the campground is steep. However it certainly is worth the trip. We did make it up the mountain with a Big Rig towing a large SUV. If you are in Asheville I recommend this campground. We will return on our next trip to the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a fine campground as long as you don’t have any visitors while you are staying here. We had family from out of state come up to spend the day and it was made quite apparent that the owner was not happy about having extra cars parking in the campground, even at a $4.00 parking fee per vehicle. The owner yelled across the campground to me, “How long are they staying!” just as they were getting out of their cars. We felt so uncomfortable that we left within the hour and went to a nearby German restaurant called the Bavarian (very good food and service). However, it was not quite the way we had planned on spending the day. The view is nice, but the sites are so close you can hear the people walking inside their camper in the adjacent site. One of the reasons we go RVing is to visit with friends and family and we won’t go somewhere where this is so highly discouraged. We will not stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The premium sites have long views to the valley and river below; premium sites have cement patios and pads. I would stay in any of the sites if premium was not available. We toured 2 other parks nearby, this is THE best option in Asheville. The staff could not be nicer. Has wonderful trails for walking your dog. It is a very small and intimate park. My new favorite. We will be staying here many times. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We just got back today from this campground and loved it!! We stayed for 5 nights on site P2 with a gorgeous mountain view. These sites are a few dollars extra, but it was worth it. The mountain view sites also have concrete pads for your unit and a concrete patio, and were easy to back into. The grounds were very well kept. There is a steep road into the campground, but not unmanagable if you're towing with the right vehicle. The owner of this campground was wonderful, very friendly and helpful with information on the area. And truly concerned for our happiness: we got a new neighbor while we were out one day, and when we got back all we could hear were their yapping dogs while they were away. The owner came over to apologize and said she tried calling them several times. She really felt bad for us. This campground is only about 15 minutes from downtown Asheville. The only reason this gets a 9 instead of a 10 is because if we came here in the summer, there is no pool to use. We would love to come back to this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great park with a super staff that was friendly and helpful. The views from the sites are awesome. The park was very well keep and our site had a concrete parking pad for the motorhome. We are looking forward to our next visit to this unique location. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We enjoyed our stay here, as we're not big on the traditional trappings of an RV resort (pool, playground, etc.) that so many campgrounds have. Campfire Lodgings is in a beautiful mountainside setting, with several lovely hiking trails around the campground, and we and our dogs enjoyed them every day. The one-lane road up to the small campground was not a problem, and we had no trouble getting parked. There was no off-leash dog area, but that wasn't a problem because of the great hiking opportunities. We thought that $40 was a little steep for the off-season, with no discounts, otherwise we'd give it a "10!" We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground has some of the best views I've ever seen. If you stay at a premium site you'll back up to the edge of a cliff overlooking a river. Breathtaking. Premium sites are at such an angle that the RV next to you doesn't block your line of sight. The premium also have concrete slabs to park on. I stayed at a deluxe site which was plenty nice but not level and gravel. Each site has a nice fire ring, picnic table, and grill. There are lots of well tended hiking trails. There are no amenities specifically for kids. The management was nonexistent. We arrived and the door was locked. A clipboard with my name and a map was hanging on a nail. Even though I wanted to buy stuff at the store it was always locked. The road up was winding and narrow but easily navigable in my 33' Class C. Management did a nice job of plowing the entrance road as it snowed during our visit. I will stay here again but only between April and September. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Awesome campground. Staff were very helpful. They made us feel right at home. Views are spectacular. We were on P5. Being a rookie RV driver I was concerned about the road up to the campground, but it was surprising very easy to get to. We will definitely be going back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
When you find a special place and special people you want to keep it to yourself. Well I guess it is to late for that after seeing all of these outstanding reviews. Our second time here in 2009 and we are just as pleased as with the first. We were in P2 first and P5 the second. Outstanding views. Great host. They will go out of their way to help make your stay wonderful. We will be visiting them again in 2010. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was clean and well maintained. All types of camping from tenting and yurts to Class A motorhomes. Make reservations ahead of time and ask for one of the sites with a pad and view of the river. Really beautiful. Asheville not far away, but we were there for the foliage and hiking. OBEY THE CHECK IN TIME. Once you leave the highway you will be going up a one lane mountain road. Owners fun and polite. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner of the park goes out of her way to accommodate her guests. The maintenance is kept up and the people that work here are very friendly. The scenery is very beautiful and the sites are spacious. I would recommend this place to anyone that wants to get away from noise of the city, yet be close enough to get to. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
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This is a campground that we won't ever forget! It is small but beautiful. We had a great site, a million dollar view, up on the side of a mountain. This place is beautiful maintained and we will be back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
My mother and I had a great visit. I chose this park based on the great reviews and it was everything I had hoped it would be. We were in the Premium-5 spot (P-5) and it was the best view in the park. Owner was a gem, very helpful; she even went to town and picked up hot dogs for us to cook over the campfire as we had no way down. She does make this park very unique and I definitely recommend it to anyone visiting the Asheville area. I left feeling like I had a new friend. I hope to be able to come back one day. This one is a must-do! We camped here in a Motorhome.
You are rewarded for the long twisted road up to the campground with views that are tremendous. Small number of sites available so be sure to reserve prior to arrival. Friendly, courteous, and helpful staff with well maintained campsites. We would definitely stay here again!! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It has been raining since we got here but the park is very enjoyable. It's neat, tidy, well organized and well run. In excellent repair and modern. This is a very quiet area, no road noise with beautiful views of French Broad River Valley. Only "down" sides are that it doesn't have a pool or hot tub and it is kind of tight if driving a big rig. The sites are nice and good sized, but the roads up to the campground are tight. We would definitely stay here again when visiting Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was by far my favorite campsite from the past 8 years we have been camping. They have an incredible hostess and went above and beyond to accommodate us as well as our pets. The view was spectacular from our site and everything was clean and well groomed. We had a difficult neighbor that refused to move his bus, which he had backed up in to our site (no Southern hospitality there), but even that did not dissuade us from enjoying our time here. If you are looking for a relaxing time with phenomenal views and peaceful tranquility: this is the place for you! Hugs and kisses to you all and thanks for everything. We'll be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was our first time camping with our trailer and what a fabulous start. We paid for the premium view site and wow was it worth it! Spectacular views. The girls loved hiking down to the fishing pond. It was beautiful and well kept. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This was worth the stay, just for the view. We stayed in a spot looking at the mountains and French Broad. We had plenty of room for slide and awning. Management couldn't be more friendly. My brother and his wife stayed in a yurt and loved it. We had flowers, books, good food and friendly people. What more could we ask? We will definitely go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We stayed here a week in July. This was our 4th time here. It is still a great place sites are much wider and deeper than most. The campground is clean and quiet and has magnificent views. The WiFi and cable had excellent reception. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Beautiful hill-top park minutes from Asheville. Common bath/shower clean if not modern. Wi-Fi worked well, smaller campground so book early. No problems at all. Some sites with spectacular views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had premium site 5 and it was well worth the additional cost. The view was the most beautiful we've ever enjoyed in 15 years of RVing! Management was very welcoming, even when we arrived hours before our scheduled check-in. Note: There is a very firm 3:00 pm check-in so all the folks checking-out can clear the fairly tight mountain road before new folks start driving up. We promise to remember the rules when we return and we definitely will return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
I agree with the others, don't let the road up deter you. The campground is very well kept and the views are beautiful. The staff is fantastic and there are some really good hiking trails. The only 2 problems I found were the RV sites. The deluxe sites are not level. They are so far off I ran out of stroke on the leveling jacks. The other problem is the trees. I like trees but I had a choice of being able to put out my slide or being able to put out my awning. The other deluxe sites are the same from what I saw. Next time I will pay extra for a premium site but really one should not have to for a site that is at least level. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The other posts virtually say it all. Do not let the "climb up the mountain" deter you. The road is very doable. Our 40' MH plus toad had no problem. Even passed a truck coming down. Staff could not possibly be nicer or better. The view from P2 was unbelievable! First class and wonderful! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has a great view and is worth the trip up the hill. I did not find it a problem in a 37 ft. motorhome, but was glad I didn't meet another vehicle. My only concern was that there was not much for the kids to do. There is no pool, game room, etc. It is very quiet and well-maintained. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I don't think I can add anything from the previous reviewers who have given this campground a 10. It so deserves all the accolades. The staff were SO helpful and kind, and they keep the place immaculate. We normally camp at State Parks because we prefer the natural beauty but a sudden death brought us quickly to Asheville, and we just happened upon Campfire Lodgings. What a gem. It had everything we needed for our quick stop-over, and I wish we had more time to enjoy it. We didn't have a premium site as they were booked, but ours was lovely anyway. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a view! This RV park is on my short list of favorites. The park is small but the facilites and amenities are great. Clean and private bathrooms. Adequate laundry facilities. Gravel roads and sites pads with concrete patios. Awesome picnic tables with back rests: more campgrounds should invest in these. We had an AWESOME view of the mountains and the French Broad River from our site. We really enjoyed waking up in the morning and watching the fog lift to reveal the mountains across the way and sitting by our campfire as the sun lit the clouds as it went down and the mountains disappeared each night. The staff was friendly and accommodating. Of course, you have to climb the mountain before you can look down from it and in this case, the road up was a little hairy but totally doable with our 35' 5th wheel. There were several other 5th wheels and some class A's at the top as well, but most were smaller class B's or pop-ups. Overall, we loved it and will definitely reserve another mountain view site if we return to Asheville. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We absolutely LOVE this campground! It is our new favorite place and has gone to the top of our list. The views are breathtaking. Each night we were treated to the most beautiful sunset. We stayed at one of the premium sites and it was worth every penny. The restrooms were very clean. The grounds are well maintained. I can’t say enough about our hosts, Ande and Matt. They were wonderful. I feel like we have 2 new friends. Do not hesitate to ask for recommendations, as they are very knowledgable of the area. Save our spot … as we are counting the days until we return! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Excellent campground. The premium sites (concrete slab) are well spaced and landscaped to minimize the views of utility connections. Andie and Mat were both very nice hosts/staff and very willing to help if have questions regarding Asheville and local restaurants. We enjoyed our stay very much and would definitely camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed in many campgrounds over the years some with very good service and very friendly staff. This place is absolutely fantastic. I thought Ande and Matt were the owners! The way they treated guest was simply outstanding! The owner has a major asset in these folks and should not let them get away! As other reviewers have said this place is very well kept. You can tell they take a great deal of pride in the place. We stayed a week in site P2.A level parking slab and a view that was simply fantastic! This is a very special place for us and we plan to visit Ande and Matt as often as possible! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We have been RV campers for 30 years and have visited campgrounds throughout the United States from Maine to Washington State and Canada from Nova Scotia to British Columbia. This campground is the best campground we have ever experienced. Hosts Matt and Andy were absolutely great and maintained the beautiful grounds and facilities better than Disney World's Wilderness Campground. We left feeing we had stayed with good friends. Spectacular views over the French Broad River and Smokey Mountains changed like a kaleidoscope throughout each day of our stay. Road access was safe and easy even in the rain with our Blazer dingy in tow behind our 36' Monaco Dynasty as we exited on our last day. We definitely will be back again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Excellent views, extremely friendly owners!! Can not say how much we enjoyed staying there!! Private, quiet, and heavenly!!!! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This was a fantastic stay for us. This was the first time in our new camper and we could not have asked for better. The lady at the front desk was just great. She brought information on the weather to us and had our wood that we purchased from the store sent straight to the campsite while we were out on the town. This is a fantastic place to stay and close enough to town for a very short drive. We had Premium site 5 and the views were awesome. We stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The view from this campground is spectacular! Our site was very nice. The cement pad was in excellent condition. It even had its own garbage can. We really enjoyed our stay here. We were able to visit many tourist spots. There were also nice trails right at the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We decided to try Campfire Lodgings because of the great reviews it has and after staying 3 days we found it is everything people said. It is clean. The views are great. The staff is very friendly and helpful. We drove around asheville to see some of the other campgrounds in the area and we were so glad we stayed at Campfire Lodgings. When we come back to Asheville we will definitely stay there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
CG was very nice. I echo the first portion of a previous review where the person gave several 10's for the sites, view, etc. We found the stay very enjoyable. I had limited interaction with the staff (3 minutes at check in). Four of the six water closets were closed for repair when we were there. I didn't find that uncommon as it's winter and a good time for renovations. The one I used was very clean and was 100% functional. The reason I gave an overall of 9 is the road getting to the place. Once you turn off the highway there is about 100' of pavement then a curvy narrow dirt road cut into the hill. Being from WV I didn't find it abnormal, but a person who isn't used to driving in confined spaces may find it difficult. It takes some planning on where to position your rig to make the next turn. If possible stop at the bottom of the hill and call the CG to inquire if any rigs are coming down as there is no place for passing. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wow - what an incredible park! I agree with most previous reviewers - truly one of the most beautiful locations we have seen. The views especially from the premium sites are breathtaking! And those sites are paved and level which is an added bonus. The entire property is well maintained and the mountain trails provide for great hiking. We will definitely plan a visit again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I struggled to come up with a rating for this place. We arrived with a “Wow” feeling but left with a soured feeling. Let me explain. Campfire Lodgings is in a perfect location. High on a mountaintop, close to Asheville and all it has to offer. The Blue Ridge Parkway is just over the next ridge. So rate it a “10". The view of the French Broad River and the valley below is outstanding. So rate it a “10.” The office and gift shop is a cute log cabin filled with nice stuff to delight any camper. So rate it a “10.” The sites are level and properly equipped. The premium sites (P1 through P5) are concrete slabs., and feature the best views of the valley. So rate it a “10.” So far, so good! However, the bathhouse disappointed; it is a trailer disguised to look like a log cabin. The interior spaces are small, and it is deteriorating. The water pressure prevents the toilets from working and needed five or six tries to clear out. Sometimes we found waste in the bowls! I had mentioned this to one of the camp/workers, but it did not improve during our seven-night stay. So rate it “1.” We arrived knowing that the management is very fussy and enforce the rules to the letter. No problem because good places stay that way with fair rules that are enforced. However, it is the methods and attitude of the person enforcing the rules that makes the difference. We got a hard time about parking, but there were no “No Parking” signs where we parked. We were up front about visitors, even getting extra parking passes, only to be treated like trailer trash on our last day when this person demanded to know, “How many people are in there anyway! There is an extra charge for visitors!” We had paid for our over-night guest previously. So rate the management a “1.” The bottom line is that the campground is great; the management is terrible! Therefore, my final rating based on how I felt when we left is a “2”! I hope that the owner will get the message. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
What a picturesque campsite. Very clean and quiet, with stunning views. The owner was very pleasant and attentive, and helpful with regard to what to do in the area. If we go again (we are planning to), we would definitely book the premium sites as they have the best views. Maneuvering our 35ft 5th wheel was a little tight, but definitely worth it. Not ideal for children as there are no activities, except horseshoes, but great for hiking which we did every day with our 3 dogs. Only 10 minutes to Asheville and the Biltmore Estate which was amazing. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We have camped here for weekly stays 3 times this year and have loved the scenery, well-kept grounds and clean facilities. The toilet/shower rooms are clean and private. The manager and maintenance man are helpful, friendly and responsible. They make sure the camp is kept quiet, clean and safe. We camp in the Asheville area from Florida at least 3 times a year and would not camp anywhere else. Previously, we camped in a campground nearby which had dirty bathrooms, muddy sites and was in need of repair. We will never go back there after discovering Campfire Lodgings. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is our second visit to Campfire Lodgings, both times for a month, and we loved it just as much each time. The manager is one of the most caring and accommodating people we've met in our three years of full-timing from coast to coast. She bends over backwards to help solve any problems that come up while camping there. One of the many things I've seen her do is help a woman who had a sick dog with arrangements for her to get the dog to a veterinarian. A campground can be beautiful, which this place is but, in my opinion, it's the people who run it that push it over the top. I continue to recommend this RV park to everybody who asks about Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Earlier ratings gave this campground a number of 10s.Things have changed. Once, it was run by a partnership of Stormy and Andy.Stormy has gone and Andy has the friendliness of a cobra with PMS and the attitude of a skunk on steroids. We braved the road up to the campground (and it was scary) but, when we got to the top, we found one of the most beautiful campgrounds with the most beautiful views we have ever seen, especially from Sites P1-P5. Our delight, however, was soon diminished by a haugty woman (Andy) who informed us we were two hours ahead of check in time and, even though the park was empty, she would allow us to park on our reserved site,but not turn on the water or electricity, or make the sewer connection for two hours "because you are not paying for it." We had reservations for a week, and the whole week ws ruined by this woman. In addition, we saw two other couples that also arrived early (nobody told us check in was at 3 p. m.) and, since check out was noon, we assumed, like the other couples,l we could get there shortly after noon. These other couples were also chewed out and were very, very angry.To add insult to injury, the manger gave us a "welcome bag" with a stale candy bar and outdated coupons to purchase paper prouducts at a store. A great campground ruined by lousy management. Stay somewhere else. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is tops. It is on the top on a mountain and top rating. Staff are friendly and helpful and funny. We can't wait to stop here again. Don't forget to unhook your tow car at the bottom of the hill. It is quite a pull that last 50 feet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
WOW! Believe the previous reviews - this place is wonderful. Very hospitable hosts, a breathtaking view, clean and quiet sites. We camped overnight on site #1 (sites 1-5 are premium sites) and wish this had been a destination instead of a stop-over. Pricey at $54, but found it to be worth it. Follow the website's driving directions in - easy access from the interstate. The driveway is gravel with a fair slope, but wouldn't find it a problem unless ice is a concern. Very child and pet-friendly. Wish we had more time to walk the trails and explore. Even though it is over 7 hours away from home, we are already planning a return trip for next year. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here at Premium site #3 for 5 nights and this place is WONDERFUL!!! The view from the premium sites is incredible and gorgeous beyond words. The park is small, quiet and very clean and Andy is the best camp hostess anyone could ever ask for. She's the best. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
All I can say about this place is WOW! Nice grounds and the sites are very well kept and landscaped. Hosts are so friendly and helpful. They make you feel like old returning friends even if it is your first visit. In response to some of the previous reviews commenting on the steepness of the road to the campground, the road was no where near as steep as some of the interstate hills. We had no problem whatsoever pulling up their drive. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Premium site views are breathtaking. If you are going to stay here, please try to get one these paved sites. Lovely peaceful place with a very friendly and helpful manager. Just be aware there is a twisty hilly road to get to the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
By far our favorite park in the entire United States. These two make wonderful hosts. They are very accommodating: one of our cats got sick and they helped us find a vet, and extended our stay without problem. Views are to die for. The entire campground is spotlessly clean. Nice hiking trails. The road up can be a little dicey, like someone said before, beware of that last turn or you could end up in someone's front yard! Still, well worth the extra money for the location. Will be back as often as we can, maybe twice a year. Can't wait to return!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
If you are able to stay in one of their premium sites (#1-#5)then this park is very good. Those sites have level concrete pads, have beautiful views and have a good Wi-Fi connection. Unfortunately, we were not able to get into one of those sites and, as a result, this park is very average. The other sites are gravel, not level and the Wi-Fi does not work. Additionally, as mentioned by others, the access road is narrow and a real challenge and I would not recommend doing it with a toad attached. Another issue that we found was that the park was not really dog-friendly. There are several walking paths but they are pretty rugged and are overgrown with weeds and, since the park is on top of a mountain, there are not a lot of places for pets to do their business. On a positive note the owner was very friendly and helpful and the restrooms are quite clean. If we could stay in one of the premium sites we would definitely stay here again but, otherwise, we would pass. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a great little campground on top of the mountain in Asheville. The managers are awesome folks who do a fantastic job of maintaining the campground and ensuring your stay is a good as can be. There are 4 or 5 premium sites that have a million dollar view across the mountains and valley below. These sites also have nice, level concrete pads. The other non-premium sites are gravel, semi-level, in the trees with no, or very minimal view, but still very nice sites. All RV sites have full hookups and cable TV. Wi-Fi works if you're close to the office, but it did not work at our site that was towards the end of the campground in the trees. It's a very quiet, peaceful campground. Great trails to walk yourself, and your dog! They are planning to expand the campground and add more sites, including more premium view sites, in the next year or so. The only negative, and the only reason I didn't rate it a 10, is the road leading up to the campground. It's about a half mile and it's a dirt and gravel road that is steep at some points, and it's very narrow with a couple of really tight turns. It would be really dicey if two large rigs had to pass each other. Actually, I don't think they could at most points along the road. They do try to manage this by asking folks to call from the bottom of the hill if they arrive before check in time, so they can coordinate with anyone leaving at the same time. We made it up the road with our 40' motorhome with toad attached (luckily, no one coming down at the same time), but we were within inches of trees and rocks. When we left, we waited to hook up the toad until we were safely at the bottom of the road. But, it was well worth the few minutes of stress going up/down the hill to stay at this campground! HIGHLY recommend it! We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a must stay park if you are in Asheville. You can't beat the views and the beautiful surroundings. All sites are back ins with easy access. If you call, ask for a view site, you will be pleased. The road up to the top of the hill where the park is located takes a careful approach but I pulled a 40 ft fifth wheel up...just take it easy. We toured 15 states and 20 parks in our summer adventure, this park is our favorite! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed in this campground for the entire month of May. The views are spectacular. Lots of hiking trails in the immediate area. We will definitely return as it is one of the best places we have stayed this past year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I am new to this deal but this is the most exhilarating experience I have had so far... The premium spaces are unbelievable for view. It is hard to find and a climb to get to but WOW! I will return soon... We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a small campground but you cannot beat it. It is hands down one of the nicest places I have ever camped. The staff is friendly and helpful, and the bathhouse is just wonderful. You get your own little place with a shower, toilet and dressing area with a locking door - just heaven. And it is only 10 minutes from downtown Asheville, but you would never know it - it is so quiet and peaceful. And everyone seems to love dogs - I would stay here every time I am in the area. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Stayed in a popup. A steep, narrow, twisting gravel entrance road. Sites average spacing. Expensive ($38) for what you get (no pool, gameroom, etc.) Five sites across from the office have spectacular views of the mountains, but the others are not worth the price. They claim to have WiFi, but it doesn't reach the outer sites. Since the sites are strung out along a road, the outer sites are a LONG way from the bathrooms. The bathrooms are actually individual bathrooms, just like at home. Each has a sink, toilet, and shower. Unfortunately, there are only FOUR of these rooms for the whole campground! Thus, FOUR individuals showering, or fixing their hair tie up all the toilets. Overall: nice, but not worth the price. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
We loved this park. We were headed to a family reunion in South Carolina from Indiana. We found this campsite on the Internet, called and got reservations, had no problems checking in. They have 5 "primo" spots, that feature a great view. We were able to get one of those, it is a great quiet park. The staff was very friendly, nice showers and bathroom facilities. Very easy trial to hike, walk. During our hike we saw a bear, that was a highlight to our stay there. We only stayed one night but would stay agian if we were in the area. We had no problem getting up the hill with a full-size four wheel drive truck and 26 foot travel trailer. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Access to campground is via a steep dirt road. But don't shy away from this one, the views across the French Broad River to the Blue Ridge Mountains is spectacular (I'll bet Vanderbilt wishes he had this view at Biltmore Estate). Campground has lots of wildlife. It is clean and very quiet. The only reason I rated this campground a 9 instead of a 10 was because of the access road (some signs would help to assure the driver that they are on the right path). We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park had an "Oh my gosh!" view that should probably make most any other problem seem insignificant. The staff was very friendly, but a bit absent from duty at times. When we called for a reservation there was no answer so we left voice mail. A lady returned our call the next day and apologized for taking so long to get back to us because she had been out of town. This wasn't really a problem since we were calling several weeks in advance. The road up to the park was narrow and gravel, but we had no problem even with a 37 ft. motor home and a tow car—just watch out for that last sharp left turn or you will end up in someone's house. There was no one in the office when we arrived, but our site was posted outside, and we had no trouble locating it and setting up. We had a premium site (they have the best views) which was cement, level, and plenty long with a patio and a grassy area. As stated in another review there is a steep drop-off by these sites, but there was still plenty of room for us (sites 2 & 3 seemed to have the most room). There is also an area in the center of the park for large gatherings. We never saw anyone in the office that whole day, so we paid the next. (Hey, if they weren't in a hurry to get their money, it didn't bother us.) Their TV cable was good, and the WiFi was strong at our site, but you do need to get the code from the office. The individual bathrooms were clean, but were showing a little bit of wear. The laundry was small but nice. And did we mention the view?!--beautiful mountains with the river visible below. Yes, there was fog in the morning, but it only added to the charm. We just happened to meet the people in sites 1, 2, and 4, and none of them were park workers when we were there. We definitely recommend this park, and hope we get to stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There were four campers in our group that stayed at Campfire Lodgings on May 5,6,7. It was the first time there for all of us and we had read some good reviews. We had made reservations for 3 premium sites together and one directly across from the others two months in advance. When we got there, the friendly but totally incapable person working the office counter advised there was only one premium space available but we could pick from other available spaces deeper in the park in the trees. The others may not be together. She said they rented the premium spots to someone else. So much for having reservations. We found out that Premium spot #1 was occupied by one of the park workers. Spots 16,17, and 18 were also park workers. For a park with only 19 spaces to begin with, 4 of the better spaces were blocked by employees. We chose premium spot 4. I guess the view would be wonderful when it wasn't foggy but that was about 90% of the time. The premium spots also have very little yard and although we tried to have a group meal and get-together around the campfire ring, the ring is on a slope and about 5 feet from dropping off the cliff. Only a couple of chairs could be placed around the campfire due to safety. For having WiFI, we were in Premium site #4 and could only occasionally get the wifi signal strong enough to use. If it won't send a signal even 100 feet, what use is it? We used our own shower and toilet but some of the others used the shower facilities in the park. Although clean, they complained of no hot water on more than one occasion. Management was a hit and miss to catch in the office. If they were in the park at their camper, they were off duty and didn't want to be bothered. The trash cans at each site were full when we got there on Friday. It was Monday AM before they were picked up. In the meantime, on Saturday night, a black bear got into several of the cans and knocked them over. Contents were strung about. One of the campers in our group watched from her Motorhome. The people in the sites ended up cleaning up after the bear the next day as management didn't do anything even when told. One of the members of our group had an item stolen from their campsite. Management didn't seem to care when told. The turn around at the back of the park is very difficult for someone pulling a 30' travel trailer because of the tight circle. We did fine in our 34' 5th wheel though. There is also a large hole that was full of mud and water from the rains in the turn around. It has obviously been that way for some time but not repaired. It is deep enough to cause clearance problems for some trailers or possibly get stuck in. Since it is in the designated turn around and there is not much of a way to avoid it, this problem should have been repaired a long time ago. Apparently if a problem doesn't inconvenience the management, it isn't a problem. None of us will ever use this campground again, nor will we refer it to anyone. $45 for the premium and $38 for the muddy sites is way too much for this park. If the owners (who live out of state) wish to keep this park alive, they better get some competent management help onboard to address the problems. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Arrived here during midweek for a 3 night stay while visiting the area. Stayed at site 2, a premium site with excellent views. Folks managing the place were very friendly and we found the bathrooms/showers to be very clean. Would have given a 10 rating if I could have connected to the wireless network. The manager couldn't help me with this but I do know that others staying here had no problems connecting. Campground is somewhat secluded but you can be in downtown Asheville in about 10 minutes. I would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
My understanding is the old manager has changed jobs and they have a person filling in until a new manager can be hired. If the lady filling in hires a new manager like her this campground want stay open much longer. The campground is clean, nice sites , & great views but I won't pay this much money to feel like I'm bothering her. The office is locked most of the time, if anyone is even there. I will not stay here again unless the management changes. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We're fulltimers and this is our favorite park. We've been here 4 times this year. We have a 40" MH with a tow vehicle and we have no problem getting up the road to the park. Views are awesome, winter and summer. Staff is wonderful and very accommodating. P-2 is our favorite site but P-1 through 5 are all great for the views. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Highly recommend this campground; it was very scenic and pleasant. Located on top of a mountain ridge, what a view. We were able to get one of their premium sites with a wonderful view of the valley between the campground and the mountain range looking to the Smoky Mountains. I would say this campground is better suited to couples than families. Not too much for the kids to do. Well keep up and and very clean. Has a very steep entry road to the campground. We like it so much, wife booked for next year too. This was our first visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We didn't stay here, but drove up to check it out because we wanted to see what you get for $10 more per night than we're paying elsewhere. The first 3 sites do have a gorgeous view, but for class A motorhomes, that last steep turn will definitely be a tail scraper: beware! In addition, we didn't see how anyone could turn around anything bigger than 30' to get out. Good luck. I'll be staying elsewhere. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been camping about 6 years and this was probably our very favorite park. We are not real big on lots of activities - we camp to relax. This park was made for that. We were in premium site #3. Right on the edge of the mountaintop with a view that went on forever. The sites are designed to be very private, laid out almost end to end instead of side by side. We could not even see our neighbors. We had a very large concrete pad, heavy duty picnic table, and well placed fire ring. Each site had it's own trash can and a small light pole at the site entrance and at the utility hookups. Everything about the campground was extremely neat and clean. Owners were very friendly. Did not use the bath house or laundry but building looked new and clean just like the new office. It was a little scary coming up the gravel mountain road for fear that we might meet another camper. We never met anyone else so it was ok. Also since we pull a 37ft 5th wheel with a long 3500 pickup, manuevering in the turnaround that you must use to get out was a little tricky - but we made it. We love visiting Asheville and now know where we'll be staying in the future. Loved this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Excellent bathroom facilities. Sites could be just a bit more level. Some were concrete pads. Some just stone. Steep access road but well maintained. Check with campground owner for WiFi access password. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
We stay here every opportunity we can. The view is gorgeous, the hospitality fabulous and wonderful amenities. We especially like the wi-fi and all the cable channels. We highly recommend this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
Stayed here September 2004 during major flooding in Asheville. We drove a 31' Class C. I was a newbie RV'er and had no problems accessing the campground or our site. Beautiful views! The owners/managers were very friendly and helpful. Our two yorkshire terriers are ready to go back! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 10 / 10 ]
All of the above! Plus, if you can, get site P4, an incredible view; when we left, people
rushed over to see the view from our site. We have a 30' TT, and had no problem getting into the very level site. They are in the middle of constructing a new Office/cabin, but with the view, we never even looked that way! We highly recommend staying here, this was the first time that we had camped (my wife and I) without the kids, this peaceful location was just what we needed.AAA+++ We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
My husband and I went here for our first anniversary and plan on going back for many more. This campground was increadible!! Although having to drive up a dirt road to get there we had no trouble, our camper is a travel trailer 19 foot but we saw
a 38 footer up there and one 38 foot travel trailer. The first thing we notice was the view was awsome! It is on the edge of the mountain and over looks more mountain ridges and the sunset. We were there in mid March and so got almost a 350 degree view of the mountains. In the summer about 150 degrees would be viewed. The next thing we noticed was the owners were VERY friendly and pet friendly. There were not many people there at the time and the owner told us we could let our dogs out to run and play and the owner even played fetch with them! Sites 1-3 were being worked on to put concrete slabs and upgrade to water and electric. These site have a very good view being right on the edge of the mountain ridge. They were also going to put a deck onto site 3. We stayed in site 6 which 5 - 7 have also excelent views. The site are amazingly level and we did not even have to use our leveling blocks. There are many walking trails and even a pond in which the dogs were able to swim. The trash is picked up daily by the owner so no loud trucks at 6:30 in the morning picking up trash. We had an awsome time and brag about it to all our friends. I just can not say enough positive about this campground and it owners! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a wonderful campground that is situated at the top of a mountain just outside Asheville. The drive up the mountain to the campground is by way of a gravel road which was easily driven. We pulled our 28 ft TT up the road with no problem. The view from the top is beautiful. The sites were spacious. Though there is no pool, game room, etc., the campground is the best in true camping. You are surrounded by nature, beautiful mountains and a wonderful atmosphere. It has a fish pond and hiking trails. Though rustic and natural in appearance, it offers modern camping
with full hookups and clean bathhouse. The owners were very nice and cared about whether we were enjoying ourselves. We DID enjoy ourselves and recommend this campground highly. It is also close to major attractions such as the Biltmore Estate, Chimney Rock, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. A great
campground! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
If you can get spaces 1-3 you have great view of mountains and river below. Other sites not too much view except for trees. Dirt road up mountain to campground but once there, gravel sites and roads. Very nice campground and we really enjoyed staying here for two weeks. Only 6 miles north of Asheville. Sites are not bad but not all sites are level. We will be back. $180 per week and $3 extra per night for phone hook-up and not available at all sites. We camped here in a camper.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This campground is on top of the mountain with some sites overlooking the valley.Not into amenities such as pool, clubhouse, etc just beautiful area. Family operated and very accommodating. Approx 15 RV sites with the rest tent camping. Have a few cabins. RV sites are extra large with plenty of grass and space around. Been camping for 15 years. Live near Asheville and because never found a good campground to stay in never took the MH to Asheville - just did day trips. Will return again and again to this place. Hate to give such a good review because don't want too many people to know of this wonderful "find." We camped here in a camper.
We love this campground mainly because of the French Broad River. The sites are right on the river, and it is the most peaceful sound ever! You can tube down the river or tie up to a limb or a rock and float in place. The water is just swift enough to make it fun but not dangerous. There isn't a lot of landscaping (shrubs, etc). It's mostly left natural so there is plenty of shade everywhere. We just enjoyed our 2nd visit here and I hope to plan many more! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The paved camp site was FHU with Wi-Fi and cable TV. Access to it was really tight even with our 27 ft 5er. Big rigs beware. No turn around and the access road is really tight. The view of the French Broad River was worth it though. The back bumper of our 5er was at rivers edge. Restrooms very nasty. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The campground is clean but some what ran down. On the positive side the place has the best river front view I ever had in an RV Park. Your rear bumper is hanging over the river bank. There are only 4 to 6 sites have sewage. The full hook-up sites have concrete pads. The pads are narrow. We have a 28th 5th wheel, it fit on the pad comfortable but tight. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice, small quiet and all spots are on the river. There is lots of wildlife ( Ducks and geese with babies will come to you and let you feed them. We would go again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The park was very nice. Most of the sites are located on the river and the view is beautiful. The sites are a little close. The restrooms were clean but there was only one shower and the water was lukewarm. My daughter and I had to stand in line every night we were there. The reason I would not recommend this campground is because of the train track located on the other side of the river. A very long and loud train went by several times during the night waking my entire family. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
[ 1 / 10 ]
Filthy facilities, Wi-Fi promised and paid for and then told it was not working. Broken down old campers were being used on a permanent basis by some and had an accumulation of trash and debris around them. Sewer connections were brimming to the top with raw sewage making dumping impossible and the smell was awful. The staff was unfriendly and seemed unwilling to exert any effort to correct problems. Ingress/Egress is limited to one narrow drive which was further complicated with the owners SUV parked on the drive. Their web site is state of the art and enticing, but the reality is disappointing and we felt inclined to lock up our camper and stay inside instead of enjoying the river. Three different campers complained of the residents of one site, which consisted of 3 men staying the back of a U-Haul truck, ordering pizza and staring at any and all females every time we made a move, but nothing was done to either move them or remove them, thus making us further inclined to stay inside our campers and out-of-sight of these men. We were very uncomfortable at this campground and the smell of sewage was horrible. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was one of our most favorite places in all of our travels. It is well maintained and absolutely gorgeous. Interior roads are in very good shape. The campsites are well maintained by the very friendly staff. Restrooms are attended to at least twice a day and are very clean. We were fortunate to have a full hook-up site as there are not too many of them. But all sites are beautiful. Our Internet worked only because we have an antenna booster. Our Verizon phones did not work at our site. We really enjoyed all of the hiking trails and the beauty of the lake. I would go back in a heartbeat! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is our ideal campground. Outside the city but close enough for convenience. Beautiful natural setting. Sites with or without utilities spaced nicely apart; dark and quiet at night. Clean toilets and showers in the center of each loop but only warm, not hot, shower temps. Staff was unfailingly friendly and helpful. Too bad they have pet rules but aren't allowed to eject violators - only to try to 'educate' them. Four days of barking dogs made it 'only' a 9. I would return here as often as I could. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Saturday, June 22 – Pisgah National Forest, Lake Powhatan Recreation Area, Asheville, NC. This campground is located on the west side of Asheville off of route 191 and near the entrance of the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are five loops in the park and this time we stayed in the Big John Loop. It was shaded and we did have electricity, but only one of two sites have electric in this loop. Bent Creek Loop across from our loop has about four sites with electric. Hardtimes Loop – no electric and the loop closer to the lake, but you still have a long walk to get to it was the Lakeside Loop. Right now most of Lakeside Loop have water and sewers and hopefully by 2014 all the sites in this loop will be full hookups. The Lakeside Loop has some huge sites for big RV’s. It cost us with electricity $25, but if you have a pass take 50% off and if you reserve add a reservation fee of $9. You can reserve some of the sites in this park and the others first come except this is a very popular park. This park is beautiful and there is so much to see and do in Ashville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. One can bike, hike and swim in Lake Powhatan. Check in was quick and the host was informative about what to see and do in the area. Bath houses were clean and the showers were great! We were headed east and have stayed here before, so it was just a one night stopover for us, but a nice stop on a beautiful day in June. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Gravel pads within a nice forest setting. Clean modern toilet/shower combinations in individual units. Peaceful quiet campground with close access to the Blue Ridge Parkway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fantastic first come, first serve campground (after October 15). Beautifully treed and spacious spots are relatively level and paved, plus each site offers great fire ring area. Tremendous hiking and mountain biking opportunities in the park. Sites vary from no utilities to full hookups. There is no cell service; no AT&T, Verizon or Sprint voice or data service… We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed for 14 days. It is difficult to find anything bad about a National Forest. It is quiet with paved roads, 60ft trees surrounding our site, and about 30 yards to my closest neighbor. The volunteers and park hosts were all very friendly and helpful. They recommended places to eat and shop. The bathroom & shower facilities were immaculately clean. All roads were paved and sites were paved; however, all sites had a severe slope making it impossible to level even after we drove up onto 3" ramps. We stayed in one of the few full hook up sites (Site 56). Local conveniences are amazingly close for such a secluded area. Two large grocery stores about 3 miles away. Downtown Asheville about 15 miles away. A wonderful farmers market with fresh vegetables about 5 miles. Things you need to be aware of: 1- Not big rig friendly despite the fact that they do have sites that are long and wide enough. There are low hanging trees on the two mile drive up to the main gate and more low trees after you get into the park. Single lane, one way roads getting to your site. Backing in without brushing up against trees was very difficult. If you are looking for an overnight, this is not the place. However, once you are backed in and set up, it is beautiful. 2- Very poor cell phone coverage. Internet access off our Verizon hot spot was almost useless. 3- It is called "Lake" Powhatan but the lake is really just a large pond. 4- Gates are locked at 10:00 pm. Which wasn't a problem for us but just something to be aware of. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We arrived at the campground after calling ahead to confirm there were full hookup sites available, but were told we had to wait for up to two days when stopping at the gate. Be very specific with your questions. We were assigned a site with water and sewer but no electric in June. This was annoying to say the least. The next day we were offered a full hook up site which was ok for our 36 footer. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The roads in were a little tight for a big rig with low trees. We will return and recommend this park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We selected this place after reading the good reviews and that it has electric hookups, but we were not able to get a site with hookups. Be aware, there are ONLY a FEW sites with ELECTRIC and a few with full hookups. Some sites are reservable, others first come basis. Most sites are level, although on some are on a hill. Restrooms were clean, some bathhouses have individual rooms for showers & toilet. Lake is much smaller than I would have thought for a recreation area. I would hate to see the place full. Most sites are shaded and well spaced apart. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Beautiful campground in a perfect location. Asheville, NC is just a few miles away and you are in the middle of numerous cultural and natural attractions yet in a deep, pretty forest. We stayed in one of the few full hook-up sites. Sites were nicely separated with lots of trees and underbrush. There are also many other sites that have water and sewer only (strange no electricity) and primitive sites. We arrived on a Saturday night and although the place was full it was very quiet. There are many, many hiking and biking trails that leave from or are very close to the campground. While there is no camp store, they do sell ice and bundles of firewood on site. AT&T cell service was very weak at best and usually not available. We received approximately a dozen TV stations with our over the air antenna. The restrooms were new (with the exception of one in the "Hardtimes" loop) and while OK, I was not impressed with the cleaning. Although not filthy by any means, they were clearly not thoroughly cleaned daily, particularly the showers in the "Lakeside" loop. Not a huge deal, but I've seen stronger efforts at other campgrounds. One thing I was surprised to see was hand soap in the bathrooms. What a concept! One other minor complaint is the lack of playground equipment for the children. A few hiccups aside, I would strongly recommend this campground, and will not hesitate to stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Excellent park! Very friendly staff. Very private, paved sites with trees all around. Our only complaint is lack of cell phone service and our satellite dish could not pick up any stations due to all of the trees, which was a mixed blessing. If you want to get away from the electronic world this is a great place to do that and yet be very close to the great city of Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a very good campground. Clean and well maintained with a lot to do in the area. Staff was friendly. The only two small gripes are the staff asks to see your camping pass each and every time you enter AND leave which is unnecessary since sometimes you are behind a line of people and they do allow you to just pass through. Also, the lake (more like a large pond, which is a good thing), is PACKED with people. A confusing tidbit on this CG is the layout of the site amenities. There are only a few full hookups and they seem random. There are many (some of the best sites) in my opinion, with only water and sewer and no electric. Why water only? This seemed odd to us at best. Otherwise, it is a great place to stay. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is in the middle of a beautiful forest, very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and just minutes from Asheville. We stayed here for a month and loved hiking and sightseeing. The bathrooms are new and kept very clean. The lake is an added feature. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We just returned from this campground- we stayed 5 nights in lot #55 in the Lake loop area- our lot had full hookups. It was wonderful! one of the best campgrounds we have been too. You can't beat the price of $25 per night. The campground is very private. The lots are very spacious and shaded with LOTS of trees! The lakeside loop is a very short walk to the lake. Walked the path a few minutes and were at the lake. It is a beautiful area to walk or you can ride bikes (it was less hilly in the area near the lake and was an easy ride on the rocks). The campground has a lot of hills so it is hard to ride very long in some areas. The showers and bathrooms were very nice and clean. This campground is perfect...I would even put it at a 10 rating. Perfect!! Close to downtown Asheville (10-15 minute drive) and a very clean, quiet, private campground, plenty to do (there is a beach located at the lake to swim, ride bikes in a lot of areas)--what more would you want in a campground? The closest grocery store is called "Ingles" it has everything and is only a minute drive from the campground. Didn't see a lot of restaurants close to the campground but there is a Ryans steakhouse, McDonalds and a few more places in the area. The hosts/volunteers were all very friendly also. I would recommend this campground 100%! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for four nights while we explored the Asheville area. This is a very nice campground. Tall trees are everywhere. The roads were newly paved which made for a smooth ride. However, the sites weren't very level; lots that we saw sloped quite a bit. There are trails all over the area that you can ride your bike on or hike on. The lake is a short walk away from the camp sites. The NC Arboretum and the Blue Ridge Parkway very close and easy to get to. Yes, it's a 10-15 minute drive into Asheville, BUT staying here was worth it. It's quiet, clean, pretty, and the hosts/volunteers were nice and always had a smile on their faces. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This National Forest campground is managed by Cradle of Forestry personnel. It's location on the edge of Asheville provides convenient access to the many tourist activities that Asheville provides. Campsites are shaded, well spaced, and quiet. The showerhouse serving the Lakeside loop was clean and brand new. All campground roads were in the process of being repaved. We overnighted here on our way to the beach. We've stayed at many of the private campgrounds in Asheville, but Lake Powhatan will be our #1 choice in the future. Price reflects the Golden Age discount. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Very nice campground. Close to Asheville. We camped here while visiting the Biltmore Estate. Restrooms were very clean, but only one shower, one toilet and sink per gender in our section. Nice easy hiking trails, nice lake with beach. Nice semi-shaded (leveled) gravel campsite. Only a few sites with all hookups. Highly recommended if visiting the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a clean, well maintained park with paved interior roads and gravel sites. The campground hosts were helpful and very friendly. All sites have level areas, but some are only large enough for a tent or pop-up trailer. Less than half the sites have a large enough level area to accommodate a large RV. The park is located in the Pisgah National Forest and all site are shaded, probably making satellite reception difficult. There is a small lake with a sandy beach within walking distance. The park is hilly and there are lots of hiking and biking trails. The area attracts mountain bike riders who ride the Bent Creek area trails, however casual bike riders may not find it enjoyable. The dump station has a tight turn that should be fixed. We had to unhook our towed vehicle to make it through. Hosts told us the area gets busy on weekends, but we camped mid week in May and the park was only about 10% full. We used our Senior Pass for a 50% discount off the $20 fee, plus an extra $5 for electric. We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground! Camp hosts were extremely helpful, friendly, and professional. The sites allow for some privacy and are spacious. Whole campground was kept clean and the hosts attend to maintenance and upkeep regularly. This campground is very convenient to shopping in Asheville, but seems like it's deep in a forest. Bathrooms very clean, showers clean also. Big fire rings, big picnic tables, reasonable prices and location. The only down side is that this campground closes on Oct 31. I would camp here in the winter if it was open. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Pisgah National Forest – Lake Powhatan Campground Asheville,NC – Friday, Saturday & Sunday May 1,2,3, Site 93 Hardtimes Loop/ $20 but add on if 3 way hookup which you can only get if host sites are not filled. Golden Age Pass applies so take 50% off just the base fee. The directions are easy to follow to this National Forest Campground but some of the roads are narrow off of highway 191. This park has four big loops or areas and they are all on hills – the whole park is hilly. There is a beach for swimming, showers in some loops, dump station and many trailheads in the park for hiking. If you are in excellent shape and in your twenties you can bike all around but it is very difficult for someone who is not! It is on Highway 191 right off of I-26 just before you enter Asheville with many shopping malls and stores around. It is right next to an entrance to the Blue Ridge parkway and within three miles of the Folk Art Center and the Destination Center – two good places to visit on the parkway. The North Carolina Arboretum back entrance is on the road to the campground. Dogwood Trees were all in bloom so it was very pretty driving in. It is also close to the Biltmore Estate for visiting and an easy trip downtown but Asheville is a city and the traffic is heavy especially on Fridays and Saturdays. The site we had was hard to get into but there are many that are easy. All the hosts that we met were very nice, friendly and informative. We would stay here again. There is so much to see in Asheville and on the Blue Ridge that you can not do it all in just three days! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Spacious, shaded, relatively private and well maintained sites, an abundance of beautiful hiking and biking trails, a lovely, sand beach, excellent security, a helpful and gracious staff, and easy access to a variety of local attractions (including the North Carolina Arboretum just down the road) make this a wonderful campground in which to enjoy a peaceful camping experience. Campers should be aware, though, that the gates are locked at 10 p.m. nightly (you can park outside the gate and walk in if you want to enjoy Asheville's magnificent nightlife until a later time). The restroom facilities -- though well maintained -- may be somewhat inadequate (a single toilet, sink and shower were provided in our loop's men's restroom). We camped here in a Tent.
A very private park and gives you the real camping experience. We camped in a 37' motor home and towing a Jeep and we had no trouble making the turn at the dump station. True we did walk through that loop before doing it, but it wasn't an issue really. We swung wide and all that but made it easy. Plenty of spigots around the campground to get water as needed, just not on any campsites. I think you could drive up to one in your RV/camper and fill up without any trouble though. It is easy to get to and the roads aren't too steep or winding. We love it. They are closed for several winter months so be aware of that. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Primitive camping for the most part. The four or so sites that had electricity were filled with camp hosts. The hosts were very nice and we got some free kindling to start our fire. The bathrooms were ok and the one shower in the restroom was clean. The water level at the lake was low but we are in a drought. The lake is small (big pond) but makes for a good swimming place for kids. The lake is a bit of a hike from most of the campsites. I guess 3/8 mile but you can drive to the lake. Lots of hiking trails. it was very quiet and the leaves were beautiful. We spent 5 nights here. I did not use the dump station because I felt I could not get my 24 foot travel trailer and truck turned around on the very small loop. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a primitive facility campground without electric hookups, but does have water and sewer. We found the campground managers to be very helpfull and friendly. The sites are relatively private and large. There is a recreation lake, but this is not a campground loaded with facilities for children. This is a true campground instead of an RV park. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Truck Camper.
There are only two non-host sites that have water or electric. This is a primitive campground in the foothills of the mountains around West Asheville, about a mile from the entrance to the Blue Ridge Parkway. All sites are in the forest, very natural setting. If you are looking for a luxurious place to set up you satellite TV/internet, this is not for you. If you are looking for a campground where you can take your family and enjoy fishing at the lake, this is it. Asheville places to visit are just a short distance from the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Management & staff excellent- friendly and helpful. Clubhouse spacious and clean. Pool available in season. Laundry on site is more reasonable than Laundromat Wooded sites. We were not able to connect to Satellite. No Wi-Fi or cable available. Sites are not level or large but staff will assist in whatever it takes to level and facilitate settling into site. Convenient to Asheville and Western NC attractions. Showers could use more cleaning attention. This is our 3rd year to stay a month at this park. Despite any shortcomings we will return again next year. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a very tight park to get at 40' RV in. It was not a park I would ever go back too again. Nothing nice to look at if desperate for an over nighter, it's fair. We had booked 3 days without seeing it and was not happy at this park, sorry no refunds, so we stayed 3 days. Will not go back to this one at all after seeing it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
On the east side of town, close to I-40 and convenient to Blue Ridge Pkwy, Biltmore etc. Park is old, roads narrow considering that vehicles have to be parked on the road. Back in sites narrow and not real easy to get into, trying to avoid other parked cars and rigs. The cable TV is a new thing where you are issued a small box, cable and remote control. You have to connect this box in line with the input cable to your TV. The TV remote turns your set on and off and controls sound and the extra remote changes channels. It took trying three boxes before we got one that worked. One neighbor never did get one to work (after three tries, then the office was closed). When it worked, the audio was so weak that with the TV turned up to 100% on the sound, you couldn't hear it if you had a fan, A/C or furnace running. I think I'd look for a park somewhere else and drive into town to visit the sites here. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for a week at a cost of $219 for a pull-thru with full hook-up. All we wanted was a "base" to operate out of to see the sights of Asheville. For that, it served us well as very close to everything. However, there are many drawbacks to this place. First off, very small and narrow roads within the campground itself. Lucky for us we were on the end and it was easy for us to get into our pull-thru site. With a 40' it would be hairy trying to back into any site. Campground not well maintained and there are several seasonal junky sites. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park Is marginal at best, but is very convenient to the Biltmore estate and restaurants. Owner is trying to sell the park and it seems he does not really care about his customers or the park. Restrooms had mud all over the floors, and did not appear very clean. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The only thing that keeps me from giving this park a 1 rating is that the owner was pleasant. The park is extremely small, sites are tight and not suited for Big Rigs -- though a skilled driver can pull it off. The restrooms were filthy -- no other way to put it. Mold, mildew, and just plain dirty. Less than 75 yards from train tracks with freight trains running all night. Our concrete site pad was heaved and broken which made getting level a challenge. Picnic table had a 18" hole burned in the top of it so it was unusable. WiFi signal was too weak to even upload a simple email. Good Sam rating of 6/9.5*/9 is way way way off track. Avoid this place at all costs. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I think big-rig access was an error in previous reviews. The campground website says "large, level pull-throughs" and "can accomodate the largest made RV's." Neither of these is true. We were in a large coach with slides on both sides towing a car. I told the owner this when I made the reservation. When we got in at 4pm, the office was closed. A note on the door left instructions for me to unhook my toad right there in the entryway and proceed to my site. Without the car, the coach can pull through the very small site. This is NOT my definition of a pull-through! As for large sites that can accomodate the largest made RV, our site is barely long enough for the 40 foot coach. We were instructed to park the dinghy crossways in the front; about half of it is out in the road. This is common at many sites making the road difficult to navigate. Finally, this "large" site is so narrow that I can't open the basements on one side. Our slide is less than 3 inches from the power post and the water faucet. The park is very small and tight maneuvering. We had to get our "neighbor" to move their truck to get out of the site; glad they were up! There are 2 (separate) rooms with a shower and toilet. They were fairly clean. There is one washer/dryer in one of the bathrooms. No other facilities here. Like other reviewers, we chose Taps for the location. I think Good Sam's rating of 6/9.5/9 is pretty far off track. I could not get the Wi-Fi to work, but Verizon worked fine. Biltmore was a blast! We may come back to Asheville, but we would never stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Two positive things to say - very nice owner and close to Parkway and downtown. However, loud - street noise and train - day and night - yes, there is a whistle. Park is very tight for large rig and lots of long-termers. We would not stay here again. Incidentally, the park is for sale. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We selected this park based on how close it was to The Cove (Billy Graham training Center). We also visited the Biltmore Estate. Very basic, no frills gravel sites and interior roads. Short road into park has many deep potholes so drive very slow. Grass at each site and most are separated by short wooden fence. Combination of pull through and back in sites with FHU. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tight parking for motor home. Close to Biltmore Estates and not up in the mountains. Washer and dryers are $5.00. It fit our needs for the trip. Would not stay for an extended time. We stayed 3 days We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Tight park for driving but nice space between units. Big rigs would have a harder time getting in and out; our 36-foot was about all I'd want. Laundry facilities limited. Concrete patio and concrete runners for tires. Grass around the coach but NO parking on the grass. Near freeway and the railroad. Don't hear traffic from freeway other than as white noise. Train noise is present a couple times a night but is short duration and we never heard a whistle. So-so water pressure but good sanitary system for dumping. Convenient to parkway and Biltmore. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, location, location. This RV park is not fancy but can fit your need for touring around Asheville. The location is great. It is right by the Blue Ridge Parkway, close to downtown Asheville, and close to the Biltmore. The sites are a bit tight since it is an older park, but there are a number of large motorhomes which fit in. There are a few full-timers, but most people seem to be travelers like us, so it did not bother us. There is a train nearby, but it did not bother us. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Location is great, just off the I-40 on a road with a grocery and a couple of restaurants and a great local bar, The Roots Bar, a few yards up the road. Also had a bus stop just outside which took you into downtown Asheville and ran every hour, hugely convenient and what is so often lacking in other city sights which are often too far out. Pretty little wooded site with a nice garden and immaculate bathrooms. Wi-Fi excellent and the owner was most helpful. Asheville is also well worth a visit particularly on a Saturday night through to the end of August when they have a free festival called Shindig on the Green which offers great bluegrass and Appalachian mountain music. We would have stayed for 3 nights, but could only stay for two as they were booked. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a very nice, quiet, small park on the east side of Asheville. It's very close easy access to I-40. The manager is SO nice and friendly, helpful also. They keep the lawns mowed, clean park, level sites. We had planned to stay 2 weeks, but extended our stay to almost a month. There is a river running right behind the park, and you can fish in it. We have a large 40 foot 5th wheel with 5 slides, and it was not a problem to fit in our site. We would recommend this park to anyone. Not sure of the nightly rate, we paid a monthly rate, which is less. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Spaces are extremely tight. Semi level, takes work with the automatic jacks. This is an old RV park better suited for RV trailers some of which appear to have permanent residence here. It is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and just ok for a night. We stayed a couple and had to move the 2nd night to another spot which was even tighter for our rig because he had someone else booked into our site. I think it is an area destination park for RV trailers. Would not stay here again unless we had no choice. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As another has said "Location, location, location". Spaces are tight to get into because of the cars being parked in the aisles. Place is neat except for the owners check-in office and space. Our 40ft just fit into the space and of course the car had to be parked in the aisle. Wouldn't stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Location, Location as I say. The Blue Ridge Parkway is maybe if that one mile down from Taps. Downtown Asheville is a straight shoot down one road, you can not get lost. Biltmore is five miles off I40. There are a grocery store and a WalMart just down the road as well. We stayed at Taps RV park one week in a 50 amp pull through site which is in the middle of the park. For the money you can not beat it. You have the river behind the back-end sites which are 30amp. Our site leveled concrete with extra gravel to the right, so your feet do not step in mud when it rains, which it did one day. Cable was excellent, and internet was very good. A family owned RV park. The staff was helpful with any needs or help. Taps does not list washer and dryer, but has one on site. We plan to come back for a winter stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Good location for a short stay in the Asheville/Blue Ridge Parkway vicinity. Owner was nice. Sites are concrete and gravel, level and clean. Bathrooms were older but acceptably clean. No amenities in the park other than a picnic table at each site. The sites are narrow, and divided from the neighboring site by a short section of stockade fence to give the illusion of privacy. The park is sandwiched between a river and a gas station. Access to the gas station is easy. River access is blocked by kudzu and boards. Our site, C4, was close to the office, but the advertised Wi-Fi would not reliably connect and when it did the signal was very weak, so we gave up. Next time we are in the area we will seek other options. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Tight spaces, cars park on roads make it hard to maneuver. Only one combo washer/dryer operated through the office only, which is closed most of the time. Rude, unfriendly management. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
AT first glance, this place looks iffy-right off a main road, behind a gas station, gravel sites, several old, dirty RV's. However, we were lucky enough to get a site right on the stream, which also faces a small farm with horses-it was really pretty and relaxing. The site was fairly level as well. Had we been in a site that wasn't on the stream, I would have rated it lower. Internet was spotty. Only 2 bathrooms, locked with keys hanging outside. 1 washer/dryer in 1 of the bathrooms-inconvenient . It is a good location close to highway but definitely not fancy. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Location, location! This is an old park that has full hookups, level paved sites, with an owner-manager. It only has one washer/dryer, no frills, but the best location and the right quality for the price. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park was clean and the staff was very friendly and helpful. Pads are concrete and level, hookups were in good shape. Roads are gravel but the turns will be tight for a big rig. The park is located central to all the attractions in Asheville, but it was surprisingly quiet. We stayed one night and did not check out the restrooms. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed here several times and have always found this park to be clean, friendly and very accessible to Asheville. We are in a 40' motor home and have had no trouble maneuvering into various sites. The owner is very friendly and helpful and the grounds are lovely. We highly recommend this park and will continue to return to it whenever we are in Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My only problem with the park: the restrooms (2) and washer/dryer (1) were located next to the commode. Two restrooms/showers (unisex) are not adequate for the park, and the location of W/D is not where you want your clothes. Manager and wife were helpful and friendly. The water was clean. Travel in a 34+ footer with tow dolly, did not have to unhook. Would stay again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have stayed at this park many times over the past 4 years and have always enjoyed our stay. The owner is extremely helpful and congenial. We have a 40' motorhome and have had no problem whatsoever in maneuvering our rig in the park and getting into the various spaces we have occupied. The vegetation at the sites is nice, and there's a down home atmosphere that is lovely - we would not stay anywhere else when we visit Asheville We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sites are close together, lots of bees around rotted fences. Water had dirt in it; had to flush the system at the next stop. Park was quiet, nice host, and good location for local access. Would not stay there again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is a good place to stop for a day or two. Approximately fifty percent of the sites are pull-throughs. The pads are concrete. The sites are adequate, but the narrow roads are a real problem. There is no place to park the tow vehicle or car. The turns are real tight which makes it difficult for big rigs to navigate. There are also a couple trees that have low branches that are potential problems. All roads are gravel. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is an excellent campground if you want convenience to attractions, restaurants, and grocery stores. As reflected in other reviews, there is some noise from trains (not really loud dependent on wind direction) and occasional traffic. Overall, it is a quiet place to stay. We stayed 12 nights and thoroughly enjoyed it. Restroom and bath facilities were clean. Owner is friendly and helpful. When we return, we plan to stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 7 / 10 ]
Roads are all gravel and in good shape. All sites are very short but you have room in each side. You have two cement strips on most sites to park on. You have 11 sites that have 50 amp power and all others are 30 amps. This is not a big rig campground due to small roads and tight turns. Short RV units will take up the hold site and tows will park in front on in road. Water, sewer, power, cable TV, and table on all sites. Owner was very nice at check in and helpful as well. This park has been in service a long time or back in days of small RV units. Lots of green grass in hold park, nice. Noise: We could hear the train at times (no horn blowing) only wheels rolling on the tracks. Most of the noise here is off Hwy 70 in front of park. Wi-Fi was free, fast, strong, and will work on your site. You do have some trees to park under here. Rates are on Good Sam. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed at this park because is was all we could find in the area that had been reviewed and had big rig sites. We needed Wifi and needed a laundry, which this one had. It was raining when we set up so the site was very wet but dried up quickly after the rain. The staff was friendly. My problem with this park was the "laundry". There are two bathrooms each having a shower and a toilet & sink. One of the bathrooms had a washer dryer combo in it like they make for small apartments. The staff, who works limited hours, must turn it on for you when the bathroom is not being other wise used. You pay the staff and they turn it on during their office hours. There were some small (tiny) campers which used the bathrooms as their home away from home so I was not able to get my laundry done. I had to find a laundromat. This park is OK for overnight if you don't need the laundry. It is pretty tight for big rigs. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We camp in a 32' Vintage Airstream. Our site backs to a creek view (sites A1-A9 only). "B" and "C" sites, though pull-through, are much less attractive. Tidy, grassy landscape with Hollywood drive for trailer and concrete slab for table. Short fence conceals neighbor's hook-ups. Site too short to accommodate truck--parked seven spaces away (all sites are only 40' long). There is a train across the creek that may annoy light sleepers. Park has a significant number of permanant WT residents. It is an easy walk to adjacent hiway commercial including restaurants and a new bank. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a clean, well-maintained, well-managed park and the owner is friendly and accommodating. Wifi was generally good, but sometimes slow and it disconnected unexpectedly a few times. Except for the deficiencies described below, we would rate this park 7. My pet peeve is difficulty entering and exiting pull-thrus. Shame on me for not paying better attention to prior reviews of this park. Some sites, particularly in Row C, are very difficult to enter and leave if your rig is longer than about 27-28 feet. Getting our 35-foot 5th wheel into a pull-thru in Row C with a long pickup (long bed, crew cab) was the most frustrating parking experience I’ve ever had, mostly because of parked toads and tow vehicles crowding the lanes in front of and behind our site. There was insufficient space to swing out, pull forward, or back up adequately to get positioned on the concrete pad without making several back and forth maneuvers. Throughout the park, the pads are so short that toads and tow vehicles must park perpendicular to the front of the RVs and the vehicles protrude into the driving lanes. There is adequate room to drive through the lanes, but not to maneuver easily into and out of some sites. Beause of a patio fence between sites, I had to close my slide out to have enough room to walk and to work as I connected and disconnected all the utilities (and I’m a small person). In some sites, the patio fence is placed where it is not a problem. We will not stay here again because of the vehicle maneuverability issues. If that doesn’t bother you, then this is a campground worth considering. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed here seven nights. It is close to many attractions in the Asheville and western Carolina area. The campground is small and the sites are close together, but there is a wooden fence separating each site. We appreciated the concrete pad, level site and concrete patio area. We had a large shade tree. The campground backs up to a body of water which might be the river. We are in a dought and all the rivers in the area are at 50% capacity, so it is not visably flowing. If your site does not back up to it you won't know it was there. Gravel roads are well-maintained. The bath house also houses one stacking washer and dryer for campers use. This worked out as there are so few sites. Several people are stayed on a monthly basis probably working in the VA Hospital closeby. All the sites are neat. It is hard to tell who is paying monthly. The owners are on site and very helpful. Park rules are enforced. We spent quiet evening on our patio and had something new to explore in the area everyday. There is a train nearby but it did not interrupt our sleep. There were only a few open sites during our stay. It is within walking distance to three restaurants, convenience store and produce stand. The RV dealership and parts store is just down the road. Several campgrounds in the area are for sale, so be sure and call ahead for reservations. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We absolutely love this campground and have stayed many times in the past 7 years. Our site is 28 feet wide and we have a shade tree in our yard. It is a quiet, super friendly campground surrounded by mountains and trees. It sits beside the Swannanoa river and is close to the VA Hospital, shopping and downtown. It definitely exceeds our camping needs. NO,it isn't fancy but, Bill and his family are on site 24/7 and are ALWAYS willing to help anyone that needs help. Many of the campers have dogs here, including us. Bill is a stickler for following the pet rules which is very important to us. With regard to the last posting, we were here during their stay and they did not want to follow the pet rules. Leaving a dog outside, unattended and off lease has to be addresses for the safety of other campers and their pets. If Bill did not enforce his rules, we would not want to camp here! It is bad enough that he has to keep cleaning up after pets owners that think they don't have to be responsible for their pet's actions. I can't tell you the times that we have walked our dog and found piles left by inconsiderate campers who think that rules don't apply to them. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an older CG and the drive roads are a bit narrow. But most sites have a concrete pad with concrete pad for picnic table and a wood fence between sites for privacy. My overall rating is perhaps a point higher because of very friendly and helpful owner, who seems to be everywhere at once 24 hours a day. Plus the grounds are very well maintained and clean. This was a repeat visit for us. No pool or other amenities, but we stayed here 8 days. Very convenient to Asheville. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Although pets are allowed, this is not a dog friendly RV park. If you want to let your pet get some fresh air, be prepared to sit with it while it's outside. Don't even go inside your rig for a few minutes or one of the questionable looking permanent residents will tell the owner on you. It is not particularly kid friendly either. It is extremely crowded with only the front of your space to park your tow vehicle or toad (there is visitor parking on the far East side of the campground). We had to move our truck twice in the week we stayed to allow our neighbors to leave or pull into their spaces. The interior roads are gravel while the spots are two strips of level concrete. The park is for sale; however, the owner, Bill, is still keeping appearances up. There is one over/under washer dryer ($1.50 ea) in the bathroom. You have to pay Bill first to use it as it is not a commercial model. When he closes the office, he turns off the breaker to the w/d so get your laundry done early! The train tracks are an unobstructed 1,000 feet behind the park. Worst part is the tracks are on a curve and when steel wheels take curves on steel rails...they squeal and screech. We would not stay here again. It is too crowded (sites are 18 feet apart) and with the extra vehicles, it's really hard to maneuver around. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The best thing about this campground is its proximity to downtown Asheville. We stayed for five nights, while my husband was on assignment in the area. The WiFi connection was strong, which was important as I need it to work throughout the day. Unfortunately, the pull-throughs are short, and quite close together, so if you have a toad you must unhitch upon arrival before pulling into your site. (This would be a challenge for me when I travel solo, but fortunately, my husband was along on this particular arrival!) We camped here in a Motorhome.
The site was small and cramped,and there is not much space between each site. The wifi worked ok, it was hanging from an extension cord in a tree. While the sites are pull-thru, you have to unhook a tow vehicle before going to your site. We stayed here for one night so that we could visit Biltmore Estate. The host was nice and helpful. The host is on-site 24/7. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Sure don't know what Taps park the last reviewer stayed at but certainly not the same one where we have stayed 14 times(sometimes for several months at a time). We park on a cement pad with a large cement patio and a privacy fence. There is plenty of room to put out our awning and there is a picnic table at every site. We certainly have no feeling of being crowded or too close to our neighbors. The owner of the park is friendly and helpful. We have stayed at other parks in Asheville and this one is definitely best for us. We camped here in a Motorhome.
OK place to stay. Owner was terrific, but roads are tight and hard to get into site. He has tow cars and trucks parked in front of the spaces, so turning to get into a space is almost impossible. Train can be noisy, but they seem to stop at night, so sleeping was not a problem. Close to the VA Hospital, if that is a concern. Cute little patio with a tree and privacy screen is a nice touch. Really, it is just a place to lay your head if you are sight seeing, otherwise, stay at the one on top of the mountain. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
You have to be kidding me! This place is like packing a sardine can! I could almost reach out and touch my neighbor! Could you cram any more sites into a 1/2 acre of land! Not my idea of "accommodations". If I didn't need to dump, I would have just stayed at a Walmart, it wouldn't have been any noisier with the trains. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Quiet, friendly park. Good location for seeing the sites in Asheville. Restaurants are within walking distance and there is a great produce stand nearby. Owner-run and well maintained. Train is close, but not as close as some parks I've stayed at. It didn't bother us. We had some repairs and had to extend our stay a few times and the owner was very accommodating. We camped here in a Motorhome.
As others have stated, good park. Stayed for a few nights. Helpful owners. Smallish but level sites. Good WIFI signal, even at end of park. No fault of the owners, but regular train traffic a few hundred feet away across the river. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Was a first time full-time camper. Stayed just one week less than a full year. Bill and family took care of me like family. Friendly from the first contact to the last. Bill taught me so much. Several others were long term as well but many "in and outers". Close to town and all attractions. Made lots of friends w/ other visitors. Willing to return any time. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is right off interstate and close to East Asheville. Owner keeps this park clean. Spaces are tight, though, with little additional parking available. Many of the spaces had a small fence and a tree which made it feel very cozy. Very clean restrooms and showers. Good wireless internet connection maintained. Though a train does pass behind the park I didn't notice a large increase in noise. I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
An overall decent facility run as a tight ship by on-site owners. Mostly long-term rentals, with few sites available for overnighters and no shade or stream sites, even though you'll find those in the description. This can sometimes be a negative at some places, but all sites were kept up, clean, and the place overall was very quiet. Not much for landscaping, but restroom facilities were clean for the most part. Two all-in-one bath/shower rooms were always damp, with mold and mildew. This is because the weak vent fans only worked when the light was on and you were supposed to turn the light out. Can't imagine how bad this gets in summer. Location between busy road and near railroad track and next door to go-cart track could be noisy at times, and was not really near anything of note in Asheville. Next door with easy access to quick mart gas station for supplies. Good SECURE wireless Internet. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Stayed several weeks here and really enjoyed it. Park is very clean and well kept. It is older and somewhat tight to get around. Sites are close but this is an urban area and elsewhere in Asheville is the same or worse. Very convenient location and easy to get to from I-40. On site owner keeps tight rein which is very good. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
It's a nice park to overnight in. It's an older park and sites are small, so it's tight getting large RV's around the roads. Sites have a concrete pad, and a picnic table. Quiet at night. We would stay there again if in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Bill the owner lives on site big difference. WiFi works great and is secured which also is very nice. Bill was most helpful on all of my inquiries. I needed directions to a near by resort for business meeting no problem. Bill gave me a map and highlighted he path. Asked where I could jog near by again no problem. He gave me directions to a near by park where there would be few cars and as flat as can be expected running in the mountains. He even knew the exact distance of the run if I chose to go to very end. Asked where a good steak house was again made excellent recommendations and provided directions and advised of several other type restaurant in the vicinity We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Convenient location in Ahseville. Nice owners on-site. Lots of noise from traffic and trains. Not a scenic park at all. Just added wireless! We camped here in a Motorhome.
You can't beat this campground for convienence! Our site was pretty quiet, but there are some sites that are very close to the road. Owner is friendly and fun. It's not the most scenic, but it's a lot less $ than other places that are further away from town. Internet is DSL and only $2/day for the site, not per laptop (we have 2), but it's a bit on the slow side. Cable TV is excellent with 79 channels. We'd definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an extremely tight campground with inadequate parking and very small sites. The "privacy fences" are a joke. It is definitely not visually appealing. Additionally, management was very rude. Trains comes near (about 100 yards away) the park several times a day, and it doesn't matter whether or not they blow the whistle, it sounds like it's coming through your living room. I definitely will not stay here again, and would recommend that anyone else considering this place spend just a few dollars more and get a decent campsite. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 9 / 10 ]
The park is very clean and well maintained. The owner and his family are very friendly and helpful. It is in town but it has a country feel to it. There is a train but it doesn't blow near the park. I would recommend Taps RV Park to everyone that is heading to Asheville, North Carolina. We camped here in a camper.
[ 8 / 10 ]
Nice smaller campground, close in, with restaurants all around within walking distance. Very friendly owner, lowest rates in town. Only draw back is 2 or 3 times a night, trains go by and are quite loud. We camped here in a camper.
We were here a week. GOOD: Concrete pad, nice river setting, and shade trees. BAD: Sorry 50 amp electrical service, 113 volts before we turned anything on. After turning on 1 air conditioner after about 15 minutes the voltage was down to 104 and our EMS shut down the power to the trailer. I hooked up our 30 amp Autoformer and went with 30 amp. The 30 amp receptacle was only showing 113 volts also but with the Autoformer it was over 120 volts. After starting the AC again it had maintained 120 volts. Thank goodness the Autoformer works like it should. The water pressure fluctuates like crazy from 78 pounds to 22 pounds. If you are in the shower it might be going good and then it goes to a trickle. There are several long term people with junked up sites. Also, there are several rigs that seem to be unoccupied and had no one around them for the week we were there. The guy in the site next to us had to hook up to a 'Y' in the next site over for water as his water spigot was out of service. This could be a real nice park with just a little work but they don't seem to care about doing any work. Check-in is crazy at the office of the auto repair shop. That is if the manager is there and it is open. We would have left after the first night but there are no refunds. We made it through the week running on 30 amp with the water heater on propane. We would never come here again. For people who don't know running an AC under 108 volts will shorten the life of the AC motor and also on any other electric motor you might have. Like I said we would never come here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Our 2nd stay at Wilson's, both times were uneventful, and yes we will return. What I Liked: Three miles to downtown Asheville NC, a city alive with peoples, outdoor cafes and street entertainers. A New Orleans feel. The RV Park is located within a Park/Recreational Area. Miles of paved bike/hike paths. Rafting and biking rentals are within walking distance. All sites have level cement pads, water, 30/50 amp, sewage. Half the site are on the French Broad River with a beautiful view. Most sites have shade. Other Observations: The park is located between two busy interstates, i.e. road noise. The park office is closed after 5 pm and on weekends. Could not get the cable TV to work at my site (#9). I left three voice mails and one email and never received a response from the park. You can not reserve a specific site. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Small but central location. Close to Interstate but entrance to park is a little confusing. Limited number of overnight, non-seasonal sites when we were there. Reasonable value for location which is next to a great river front walkway. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I wanted to like this park. It is nicely situated on the French Broad river with a great biking, walking trail going through the middle of the park. Dog friendly. Really close to Biltmore and downtown Asheville. As others have noted there is I-240 just above the park, lots or road noise that was easily manageable inside the RV by turning on a fan. We went to their website and noted that they were a Passport America park so in order to get the $15 rate we joined PA since this visit alone would pay for the membership. They had taken our information for a reservation but when we arrived they did not seem to have any system for reservations. Since we had a "reservation" we could not get the PA rate. However, there was no evidence that they had any idea we were coming. There were 3 sites left, we barely fit on one of them. The park was full. The power was spotty at best and was not really 50 AMP luckily it was cool. The water pressure was horrible especially in the mornings. At $15 this park would be a 6, at $30 it is a 4. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is sort of a special RV park. It is right on the French Broad River and right next to a very nice public recreation area. It is also the closest RV Park to the Biltmore. We had a back-in site right next to the river. Our coach is a rear living room model so we were just 15 feet from the river's edge. The view was great. The park is fairly small but the roads are paved and each site is on a concrete slab, that was level. You check in at the office, which is passed the park and located in an RV service facility. The person that checked us in was very pleasant and helpful. Since we were expecting a lot of rain, one of the park employees told us not to worry if we saw the river rise a few feet. We stayed two nights and would not hesitate to stay there again if in the area. The road noise was evident but since we were using the AC, it was not a problem. It was a very pleasant experience. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The rate is a Passport rate. This park has nice concrete pads, a river, a bike/walking path & beautiful trees in bloom. The WiFi did not work. You have to use a special cable box to get cable but that did not work. My Verizon Mi-Fi & Sprint phone did work well. The biggest problem for us was the relentless traffic noise. You could not speak to people outside without yelling. Inside with everything closed up, the traffic was still loud and only died down between around 1am to 6am. It was a little difficult getting the scoop on getting into the park as well. Don't try to do the right turn into the park from the off ramp. You have to go 50 yds further and pull into the repair shop lot which is where the office is and register. Then there is a pull around when you make a left that will get you into the park. The trail that goes through the park has heavy use by locals, so there is always people walking by from outside the park. I would not stay here again unless the city built sound barrier walls to drown out the highway noise. It was Really loud and continuous. We camped here in a Motorhome.
What a wonderful park. We originally planned to stay for a couple weeks. We ended up staying for almost six!! This is a no-frills park. No playground, no meeting rooms, no dog park (but a municipal hike/bike trail literally bisects it). Those things are not useful for us so we were glad to not be paying for them. A perfect park for us with its location, views. concrete pads, Wi-Fi, and cable TV. It has easy access to the rest of the city and all Asheville has to offer. The way it sits on the banks of the French Broad river in a valley keeps wind to a minimum and highway noise is very low. The river edge was about 15 feet out our back window. The way the park is oriented you would never think you were in an urban setting. Were I to own an RV park, I would want this one or one just like it. We cannot wait to return. The restrooms/showers were closed for the winter but that was no problem as we use our own. This is going to be one of our favorite parks, I can tell. Be sure to say "Hi!" to Tony and give Cooper, his dog, a pat on the head. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Park is Passport America but they will not take reservations for that so we paid the full price. You pick your own spot and several with the trees can be a problem for your roof and the things up there. There are nice cement patios and we have cable. We understand not all sites have cable though. As far as we can see there is not a bath or shower facility. We scored them low due to the road noise 24/7. It is really one of the worse places for road noise that we have found in the last 3 years. On the plus side there are no trains and it is convenient to catch the Blue Ridge Parkway and to tour the Biltmore Estate. We probably would not stay here again for the noise reason. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
The rate we paid was based on P/A. They do not take reservations for P/A. If you plan on staying during a special event, you will need to make reservations at their going rate. This park is right on the river with nice back-in sites. It is a little tricky getting into the park. When you exit the freeway at the bottom of the ramp you see the RV Park on your right. But go straight and immediately turn right into the parking area for the registration office of the park. Then after registering you will have to make a u-turn to get into the park. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There appears to be about 12 riverfront sites and twelve non riverfront sites. When we visited the riverfront sites were full. So we camped in a non riverfront site. These all appear to severely slope down from back to front. Despite using jacks at maximum extension at the front, our RV was still sloping forward. Our water pressure was very low. Cable did not work on our site, and I noticed several sites did not even have cable hook ups. Lots of permanent campers, some of which are shabby and let this park down. Concrete slabs range from 30-48 feet. Which means that most 40+ rigs leave no room for parking a tow. Most people park across the front of their rig, half on the slab and half on the grass. It had been raining before we arrived, and noticed this practice makes deep muddy ruts in the grass here. If you are a light sleeper, this park is on the side of a major interstate, extremely noisy all night long. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is Passport America. Do pay attention to posts about getting to the campground. You take exit 1-c off Interstate 240/26. At the bottom of the ramp is a sign that says turn here. Don't. Go 150 feet farther to the RV repair facility. That's the office. Then you have to swing across the road into a turn lane to get into the park. Once you're in, it's a nice place. On the bank, literally, of the French Broad River which was very clear when we were there. The owner was a neat fellow. We gave it a 9 instead of 10 because we don't know anything about park amenities. Nice concrete pads. Full hookup. Easy to back into from a very wide center area. Local (paved section) of the greenway goes through the middle of the park. It's close to the West Asheville Arts District and neat local restaurants about a mile or so east; the standard row of chain restaurants, about a mile or so west. Convenient spot to access the entire Asheville area and pleasant to return to. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First thing is getting into the park. As you exit the freeway you see the park below and to your right, there is a huge sign that reads: "Exit now, then turn right". The problem is, the turn is a 180 degree turn that no rig over about 25 foot long would be able to make. You need to go about another 100 feet ahead and pull into the RV Repair lot on your right. This is where the office is located. You may want to disconnect a tow vehicle here if you are over 35 feet long, because the turn to get back to the park is pretty tight. I suggested to the manager that they may want to change the directions in Passport America site, but he didn't seem to think there was a problem. Once you get into the park, you will find a very lovely setting. When I pulled through, I thought I was in a state park and the commercial park was down the road. Half the sites are on the riverside and the other half are against a hill with the freeway above. The sites are all concrete and all back-in with a triple-wide access road between them. Each site is wide with full grown trees between each site. It is full-hookup with 50 amp service, cable TV and internet connection. To get to the internet connection, you have to go to a browser, which brings up their site and then just click on the link shown and you are connected free-of-charge. The adjoining freeway is fairly level and about 50 feet above the campground at this point so the noise from the freeway is not that bad. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Nice park right next to the freeway. It is on the bike trail, so there are lots of walkers, bikers, joggers, etc.. Very nice looking park. Check in at the store, pay and then pick a site. All sites are back in. Rate is for Passport America. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Rate is Passport America. Park looks nice. I don't know about owners/workers we never saw them. We put our money in a locked box and stayed 2 days and then left. If you desire a peaceful, quite setting this is not the place. There is an extremely busy road right above the campground. The noise factor is the only reason that I gave a poor review. if it is not an issue then you might be happy staying here. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Nice park right on the river walk/ bike trail and next to a park. We had no luck with their cable tv or internet, which was very disappointing. We were glad we read that we had to disconnect before attempting to enter park. The office is at the rv repair shop. We stayed here on Passport America. We would stay overnight here. We camped here in a Motorhome.
First a word of caution. As stated in previous reviews, it is impossible to follow the signs into the campground. Coming from the west you take exist 1-C. The ramp is VERY short and the entrance to the CG is at the end of the ramp. But to make it into the park you would have to make a 180 degree turn on narrow roads that are only a few feet apart. In other words, you take your life in your hands. You can proceed about a block until you see the RV repair place on the right. Pull in front of them, unhook and turn around and go to the park. Once you get there you will find large shaded sites with large concrete pads. The trees are such that it is unlikely you will be able to use your dish. We could not make the cable work. Place is clean and as stated there is a lot of noise from the interstate. We backed into a site on the river that provided a restful place to sit and watch the river go by. Hiking and biking trails go through the campground. For some reason, the grass around our site was very soggy. All in all, this is a good place to stay (provided you survive the entrance). We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wilson's Riverside is situated directly under major highways on a river in the midst of a jogging park, which goes through the camp. As everyone says there is a certain charm and a lot of noise. I suspect in warm weather it is more than sufficient for a day or too, although it is a very sharp right hand turn to directly enter the campground. However, we were there in late October, and the bathroom/showers, in an unheated trailer, were going to be shut off Nov. 1st which we were never told and hence required our having to find another campground for our extended stay. It is unclear who or how this park is managed; you check in at a repair shop with men who are curt, bordering on rude. There were some larger rigs like ours, several dilapidated long termers, and some tenters with a public jogging trail through the middle of the camp. We made a point of locking up every time we went out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice little campground located right in the Asheville city limits on the French Broad river. Unfortunately, there is a lot of road noise from I-240, but it is a great location to tour the Ashville area. It is an impossible turn off the I-240 exit ramp into the campground so continue straight to the RV service area on your right (approximately a city block) where you register (Wilson RV) and you can turn around for easy access to the campground. All sites are concrete and level. We did not use the restrooms, but I did see people cleaning them regularly. Cable TV was excellent, but some had to hook up with their neighbor as it did not work at all sites. Those sites on the river had room for 3 cable hook ups at about every other site. Wi-Fi did work but was temperamental when it rained. Passport America rate is permitted for 2 nights, in our case $15 each night for two nights. Regardless of the noise, if you are going to be there for a short time I would recommend the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Wilson's is a small full service (W/E/S/TV/Wi-Fi) park, directly off a busy highway. It is noisy. The Wi-Fi did not work most of our visit. It is a good place to stay over night if you're self contained and member of PA. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Wilson's is a small full service park, directly off a busy interstate. It's not quiet or remote but it seemed clean and it's close to downtown Asheville. Not sure I'd choose to stay more than a day or two, but if we are needing to be in the heart of Asheville for some reason we'd stay again. When I say full service, we had water/electric/sewer/cable TV/internet, along with a picnic table. And the best part was we paid half price with our Passport America. There were no grills however so must have a stand alone or cook on stove. Can be quite noisy with sirens and traffic from the interstate, but still it has a relaxing atmosphere by the French Broad river. There was no trouble from the other campers although the neighborhood surrounding the place is a little ghetto. We camped here in a Tent Trailer.
With full hookup and 50 amp service, this campground is a good value for the $15 Passport America rate (for 2 nights max). However, if you have a big rig there are some issues. We tow our fifth wheel with a semi truck, and our overall length is 67 feet. When you get off the highway you have to make a sharp right turn to enter the park. There was no way we could make that turn. We made our turn-around at the first gas station down the road, but because of a dip in the road we bottomed out. The campground site was plenty big for our fifth wheel, but with the owner’s permission we had to park the truck partially on the grass because there was not enough room on the site for both the truck and trailer. The ground was soft from rain, but we were able to leave the left side tires on the cement pad so there was no risk of getting stuck in mud. When leaving the campground we could not make the left hand turn to enter the highway without going over a curb with our trailer tires, so we traveled about 3 miles east on city roads to get to an I-40 west entrance ramp. We would stay here again, but if you have a big rig then be prepared for some maneuvering. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park has been rebuilt since the review about the dirt sites. Nice concrete sites, 50 amp, water and sewage. We had no cable TV, which wasn’t a problem for us. They accept Passport America, so our rate was only $15, a great bargain. WiFi is very spotty. If this is important to you, pick a site close to the bathrooms where the router is located. I was at the other end and had to ride my truck down there to get connected. It is pretty close to the expressway, so noise might be a problem for some. Every few minutes, a trucker would use his jake brake and you could hear it. We had the AC on and it was fine. The park is right on the river. There are only 25 sites. The city park up river has a bike path jogging track that runs through the middle of the road in the park, but this wasn’t a problem for us. (I like watching those tight shorts). The park is very close to town and you can use surface streets to get to the Biltmore House and the various local attractions. The Blue Ridge Parkway entrance is about 10 minutes away also. The bathrooms were below average in my opinion. It was a good value at the PA rate, but not at the $30 rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park has made great improvements. The interior road was dirt and grass. Now it is nicely paved asphalt. The City of Asheville and Mr. Wilson has made an agreement to allow a walking and bike path through the park and help keep the park roads in good condition. I have been to many parks and this one is nicer than many other parks I have stayed at. The sites are concrete, electric is good, cable is very good. Water pressure is 40psi but gets a little low when using. Sewer is good but if your dumping a lot it may slow down a bit but does not backup or clog. The restroom and shower is at the far end of the park but is clean. The park is by the exit ramp to I-26. It can be noisy. We use the AC at night for white noise so we hardly ever hear the traffic noise. To get to the park from the exit ramp you do need to pull parallel in front of the Office/Shop building. The traffic is one way which is the I-26 ramp. Only traffic in the other direction is to the RV Park, so there is not real problem swinging around and going back to the park. This is a Passport America park, so for $15 you will not find many that are as nice as this one. Mr. Wilson is nice, but he is calm and may seem not interested, but you have to understand, his real business is the RV repair shop and the park really does not bring in a big bucks, maybe just enough to keep up the park. Actual location is N35.56672 W82.58542. Directions on their website are correct. I will stay here again when in the area. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Price reflects Passport America rate. Several sites still do not have working water so bring a very long hose. Another camper told us that the owner will not fix anything unless absolutely necessary. Traffic from the interstate was noisy but bearable. The GPS location given by the park is misleading; they show it a good distance from the Interstate when it is actually right beside the exit ramp (think diesel engine brakes all night). Camp store was OK, but the owner was gone so much we quit trying to go. Good for a night or two but that's about it. We stayed 2 nights and were glad to leave. We will not return as there are other options nearby. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
It was okay for overnight stay. The noise from interstate was bad. Some sites did not have working water. The office is down the road, and did not even know we were there until we stopped to pay the next day. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Passport America rate. This campground is between two interstates: I-40 and I-240 so you listen to traffic noise all night long. If you need a place to stop overnight, then this place is ok and then only at a discounted rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This park is a pleasant place to spend a night or two. To stay many more than that you would have to enjoy continuous road noise. Inside the rv with everything closed it wasn't bad. It became very annoying during the short time we spent outside grilling. The I-26 off ramp that runs along the side of the park generates most of the noise. If you use a satellite, ask for a space next to the highway. The new concrete pads along the river are level while most of the ones on the highway side slope down slightly from the rear. The WIFI signals were strong and the tv cable service was clear with lots of channel selections. However, our cable outlet did not work and we had to connect with our next door neighbors. Most of the cable outlets have 3 way splitters so this isn't a problem if you have a long enough co-ax. The voltage at our space metered out 119 volts. We never saw any loiterers and at no time did we feel apprehensive about our security. Our stay here was pleasant and reasonable with the Passport America rate. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Clean park next to highway and river with concrete pads. The first pad I tried was way out of level. The second (and most of the sites) had a tree planted right where the sildeout goes. Road in was dirt with a sharp turn. Wi-Fi worked great. Warm and buggy in late April. Traffic noise was about the worst we've experienced anywhere. For convenience to Asheville, it was OK. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Overnight stop. Easy to find off I-26. Office (garage) parking lot had potholes but provided room to get turned around to go into the park. All sites are concrete pads, driveway dirt, but supposed to be paved in the second week of April. The TV and Wi-Fi were fine. Some road noise but not obtrusive with windows closed. The u-turn needed to exit onto I-26 was not doable for a dually with a 36' 5'er. Pulled up parallel to road in front of ball field and backed into driveway to turn around. Would have been a hassle in traffic, OK on Saturday morning. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Restrooms closed in winter. No security. Several times observed strange cars drive thru CG and back along river. Cop cars entered to same area. Quite a bit of highway noise. All sites are back in. Many were adequate for a 40' motorhome and toad. Very close to Biltmore (the Vanderbilt estate, well worth the trip). Contrary to the comments of a previous reviewer, exiting the park to I-26 with a large motorhome and toad should pose no problem for anyone with the minimum skills to operate an RV safely. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice park with concrete slabs to park on, reliable wi-fi internet and cable TV. We were only able to get satellite reception from the highway side sites. The only drawback to this park is the highway noise but we drove to one of the other parks close by and it was just as noisy and twice the money so this is by far the better bet. It is a Passport America park so the first night is $13 and subsequent nights are $16 which really make it better than the other parks around. We would come back to this park if in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a decent RV Park. It now has all concrete pads. Most are big enough for a big rig. We have a 38ft 5th wheel. Pads are fairly level except the ones away from the river. We had to make a large adjustment to level our trailer. We moved to a different site and had little problem leveling. Water pressure is around 25-30, with high chlorine content. Water filters cleared that up. Electric was good. Some indicated that they had a very low voltage at their site, but I had no problem. Cable is great with about 100 channels. We could only get Satellite on the river sites. RV Office is about 100 yards from the camp sites and part of an RV repair garage. Entering the park is a bit unusual. From I-240 Exit 1C you have to go down to the Office/RV Garage and make a U turn using a paved road to get into the park. This is a Passport America park; $26 full price, $13 Passport America for 1st day $16 for more. Tony, park owner, is not very cordial but easy to talk to if you take the time to get to know him. The park is close to Biltmore Estate and Blue Ridge Parkway. We stayed here a week, and I would stay here again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
A fine, no frills CG at a great rate (Passport America). We enjoyed the riverfront sites and the fact that the owner just paved the sites, so leveling was easy. Access to the Biltmore Estate, downtown Asheville and I-240 was quick and easy (see note below). Owner was friendly and also operates an RV repair business within a couple hundred yards of the CG. Would have rated this park higher, except that there is no wifi (owner noted that he is working on it) and the highway noise might be a factor to those who don't use white noise or earplugs. When you leave the park, be careful entering the I-240 access ramp. There's an island that makes it impossible for a large rig with tow vehicle to negotiate. Better to hook up in the public park directly across from the ramp and enter the ramp from the driveway out of the public park, rather than making a left from the access road onto the ramp. It's not a big deal to do so, as the ramp is only about 1/4 mile from the campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is right across the river from the Biltmore House & Garden which is a wonderful place to tour. There is a fee involved. Because this campground is on the river, they have a rafting company also and rent them when in season. They have a small RV store. We had a nice shady spot. This is a Passport America listed campground also. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We love this camp ground because of the large sites and being on the river. Agree with others about the on ramp to I 240 and the lack of WiFi. No security and some full timers seem to be living in the park, maybe construction workers. We camped here in a Motorhome.