This is truly a unique place to stay. It is way off the beaten path, so plan on spending at least several days here. The owners welcome you to their home and treat you like you are their guest. Internet signal is very strong, laundry is complimentary, breakfast is awesome and so are the views! They have very few sites but all are full hookup with concrete pads. Franklin is a good sized town that is about ten minutes away, and there are forests and hiking trails that the owners will guide you to. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We debated not leaving a review for this campground...we want to keep it a secret! If your idea of the perfect RV park is 400 sites crammed on top of one another, thousands of screaming kids splashing around in a giant swimming pool, and hundreds of "adults" drinking, yelling, and watching football, then keep looking. If on the other hand you crave a quiet, location where Mother Nature provides the entertainment then you have found your Shangri-La! Located on top a hill overlooking the Smoky Mountains, CRF is a small RV& B...yes, the owner's will make you breakfast if you like (nominal additional charge); make sure you do this at least once during your stay as it is wonderful and provides you the opportunity to get to know them. Although the wife is the chef the husband will show up under the pretense he is there to "fix" something in the kitchen. He is actually hoping there are leftovers and he will "fix" himself a plate!!! Seriously, They are two of the nicest people you will ever meet and truly treat you like family. When you pull up to CRF there is a sign on the gate that says "welcome home", they mean it. Couple of logistics notes. Call before you pull off the highway (US 441) and they will come down and guide you in. You don't have to do this, but the road is a little narrow and winding and you must cross a single lane bridge. We were in a 45' MH towing an 18' car trailer. We chose to hook up at the bottom of the driveway as it is a little steep and I didn't want to scrape up their drive or my trailer. There is plenty of space at the bottom of the hill. As a bonus you'll get to meet their mom and dad as they live in the house at the bottom of the driveway! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Owners are super individuals who love their place and it shows in the beauty and cleanliness of the property. Quiet, serene, beautiful mountain setting. Great mountain views. Terrific getaway from all hustle and bustle. Good location to visit nearby mountain attractions. This owner knows the area very well and will help point you to the best nearby restaurants, mountain gems unknown to general public, and the best ice cream ever! We will definitely return. I highly recommend as a super site to spend some time for rest and relaxation. There are no rest rooms or shower facilities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We spent a very pleasant 4 nights with the wonderful hosts at Cardinal Ridge. The scenery was beautiful, even tho we had rain showers off and on through out the week. They are set up for Class A rigs with a concrete pad and picnic tables at each of the 3 sites and provide the perfect setting for a quiet get away. The location is quite convenient to Franklin and right in the middle of the Natahala Forest and only an hour or so from the southern edge of the Smoky Mountain National Park. We certainly intend to make our way back soon! We camped here in a Motorhome.
The previous reviews are spot on. They have three sites overlooking the valley with wonderful views facing the west setting sun of the mountains across the valley. The owners are the most gracious and friendly people we have ever met in our motorhoming adventures. They have a motorhome and know what makes a stay outstanding. The sites are level and spacious, with a large concrete pad adjacent to your door. Wi-Fi is present, and the signal appears strong, but we did not use it. They have covered parking for your toad. The water pressure is great, (though mountain cold!). We have typically stayed at other RV parks while visiting this area, but will stay here in the future. They have deer and turkeys that visit at dusk. There are several trails through the hills on the property you can walk along. The owners will give you a tour of their property and the history behind it. They are a great resource for things to do and see. If you are considering visiting this area and want to have a quiet, peaceful place to stay, book your reservations well in advance as I am of the opinion that this little secret is out. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All I can say is Wow. This place and the owners grow on you fast. So be aware. Come for a night and you will likely stay a week or longer. It is rare to find a place that gets so many 10s, especially when you consider that there are no fancy amenities like a pool, cable, paved sites, hot tub, or other facilities. If you need those things, go else where. If you want tranquility, hospitality, new friendships, and a place you would call home if you could, go there. They have a few walking trails on their 23 acres, great road biking right out the driveway, great mountain biking about 30 minutes away at Jack Rabbit, and miles and miles of beautiful drives in the area. The owners can give you plenty of things to do in the area. Can't wait to go back in 6 months and stay for two weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
All those "10's" are -- unbelievable as it may seem -- spot-on!! The couple that manage the park are the friendliest and most accommodating host and hostess you will ever meet. Their awesome multi-course organic breakfasts must be experienced to be believed. (Lemon yogurt coffee cake with strawberry butter, egg casseroles, chicken sausages, etc., etc.) If you want lots of yelling kids, huge numbers of RV's all jammed together, go elsewhere -- but if you march to the beat of a different drummer and want 23 acres of serenity, lots of wildlife, and to be treated like family, this gem of an RVB&B is for you. We originally planned to stay two nights, quickly extended to four, and left as relaxed and happy as we've ever left a campground before. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Come here only if you want a sense of tranquility and to be treated like family. Probably not a great spot for kids, unless they can be happy enjoying the mountain views, the geese, the wild turkeys and deer that come up in the yard every evening. Accessible to everything in the area. We stayed five nights and wish it could have been longer. Hookups are great, hosts are new friends. We can't wait to go back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The other reviews are right on; a unique campground area and concept with limited number of sites making it feel very exclusive and private. The first/only RV&B we have seen. Easily accommodates large motorhomes with tows if you have one. Very nice and clean laundry facility. Kitchen privileges if desired. Nice dog walking areas. Gazebo with swing and table located overlooking the mountains where you can relax with a drink, book, or bring up a meal. The rate reflects choosing to not have breakfast. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I totally agree with the previous reviewers. This is a wonderful campground. The owners are the most accommodating owners I have ever encountered. It you are looking for peace and quiet and wonderful views, this is the place. We had the breakfast one morning and it was spectacular! We were here for a week this time and hope to come back in the fall and stay longer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We were looking for a place in Western North Carolina that was secluded, quiet, and more of a high end RV park. When we found the Cardinal Ridge RV&B in Franklin, NC on the Internet, we couldn't believe it. What a great concept. A Bed&Breakfast created just for RVs. The owners of the "RV&B" are RV owners as well. They spared no expense creating the layout of the property. There are currently only 3 RV spaces on the property, so you always have peace and quiet. It was like we had our own private campground. The owners are wonderful friendly people, and being avid RVers themselves, know exactly what motorhome owners like. The "welcome home" sign at the gate is truly how you'll feel. The farm fresh breakfast is to die for. Every day we saw lots of turkeys and deer come right through the property. The property borders a designated wildlife sanctuary, and you'll know it. In addition to the deer, we saw and heard whippoorwills, woodpeckers, and lots of other birds. Pets: we don't have pets but they are pet friendly and have a designated dog walk area. The owners are also motorcyclists (like us) and they are motorcycle friendly. Some of the best motorcycling roads (on and off-road) are minutes away. As far as amenities, we've never been anywhere better. Totally level sites, concrete pads, full hookups with 50 amp power, free Wi-Fi Internet, great sewer connections, and as large of a site as you'll ever see. 3 sites on 20+ acres. While we were there, we hiked the Bartram and Appalachian trails, and fished some local trout streams. Everything was right out our door. The RV resort (as I refer to it) is within 5 miles of Franklin, NC and 60 miles south of Asheville, NC. I could go on and on, but all you really need to know is we will be back as many times as they'll have us. I can't recommend any RV resort, "campground" (I can't label it because it really isn't a campground) more highly. Trust me, visit them and you'll want to go back again and again. We wish we didn't have to leave, but we'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is truly an awesome place. Very unique with the RV&B concept. The owners/hosts are two of the nicest people we have ever met, and they go above and beyond to make your stay the best ever. They will map out scenic drives for you, tell you interesting places to stop on your drive, tell you about great places to eat (including the best ice cream ever). They are very knowledgeable about the area. The sign on their entrance gate says "Welcome Home" and that is how they want you to feel: like you've just arrived "home," and they do a great job making you feel that way. Staying here is so relaxing and peaceful. The views of the mountains are spectacular. We really enjoyed sitting in the gazebo with a glass of wine and watching the sun set over the mountains. We opted for the breakfast one morning, and it was absolutely delicious. Homemade baked goods, eggs (from their chickens) with spinach and tomatoes, honey (from their bees), oatmeal, fresh fruit, bacon, etc. We would have done breakfast every morning if we hadn't been trying to lose weight and trying not to eat too much. I just can't say enough about this place and the owners. We really hated to leave; as it was, we stayed 2 days longer than we had planned, because we didn't want to leave. We will definitely be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We love this campground. This is our second time there and we stayed for two weeks - thus the discounted rate. 50 amp power, water, sewer, beautiful views and quiet. Enjoyed hiking, shopping, restaurants, and parks right in the area. Very hospitable owners with a wealth of knowledge of the area. We will be back again soon. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We found this piece of paradise totally by chance and fell in love with it. If you love peace, quiet, nature, and dynamite views, this is the place for you. You stay in your motor-coach but breakfast is available if you wish - organic, wholesome, fresh and delicious. Unique concept, unique campground, unique and gracious owners/host/hostess. Not for families with kids who need playgrounds, swimming pools and scheduled activities. This is for relaxing, unwinding, and communing with nature at its best. Hiking, tubing, white-water rafting, arts & craft shopping, or just reading a book in their gazebo-its all in the area. We will be coming back often. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an absolute treasure that we found by chance. If you are a Class A motor-coach camper you will love this place. Our site was on the side of a mountain with a view of the mountains and forests below. With 50 AMP, water, and sewer you 'camp' in your motor-coach and are served a bountiful breakfast of fresh hot coffee, home baked breads with fresh jams and honey from their own hives. No playgrounds or pools; peaceful quiet with the birds singing, the sounds of the streams nearby, and the wind in the trees. Hiking, tubing, white water rafting, shopping or just reading a book in the gazebo overlooking the property. You will relax. Unique place with friendly and gracious host and hostess. We came for a night and stayed over 2 weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Staff and campers were very friendly. Pull-thru site was quite long. Be careful when making turns in campground. Some are very tight and must be taken as wide as possible, especially if you're in a longer motorhome. Best to have someone outside to guide you through the turns. Some of the trees could have been better trimmed. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owner of this park was exceptionally friendly. Led us to our level spot, made sure we got hooked up OK, and told us of the free firewood stacked around the property. Loaned us a cable for TV hookup. Most sites are permanent seasonal units but are very clean and neat. The restrooms and laundry room are spotless! We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Two years ago we made a reservation to stay here a week and ended up staying a month. We returned last summer and again this year. It’s a lovely, wooded RV park on a mountain just south of Franklin. Its location on Georgia Road (Hwy 23/441) makes it convenient to attractions, restaurants, and the town with its farmer’s market on Saturdays, farmer’s co-op on Wednesdays, and concerts on the square on Saturday evenings. Typical of most residential mountain communities in Franklin, the roads are single-lane. The Fire Dept. requires those in the RV park to be one-way. However, when you arrive, one of the owners will guide you most expeditiously to your site. If you happen to stay in 1 or 2 of the trickier sites, they will suggest you call them when you pull out. We saw one camper who didn’t, and he got woefully stuck. But that is the exception. People are friendly. Most of the seasonal residents are retirees, up from Florida. The bathrooms and Laundromat are clean. Some roads are paved, some are gravel; campsites are gravel. Some sites afford less space from neighbors than we prefer. Many sites include a deck. Has weekly and monthly rates. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Listed as a Good Sam camp, but did not give discounts. Very tight spaces, with hills. Some paved roads, some gravel, red mud. If you follow the travel (one way) directions, you can't get out of the park. Required assistance of another camper with 4-wheel drive to get up the hill with a 32 foot 5th-wheel. Owner stated campers are not to follow the one way signs, but go the other way, too late for me. Will not use this site again, others in the area are better. Picked the RV park because it was listed as a Good Sam park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a beautiful mountain campground. Sites are on hills, but level, with gravel in each site. Sites are fairly close together but with trees it is still nice. Most people live here from April til Nov but there are plenty of sites for others. There aren't many sites that can accommodate 30 ft or larger. Owners help you get parked and are very friendly. Bathrooms very clean, there is a reading room, laundry room, tables for group meals. I recommend this campground to anyone. Close to town. Very friendly campers. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The Park is made up with mainly long term renters. Many people leave their camper here full time. All the long term campers were very nice to us short timers. The sites are tight but nothing too bad. We stayed on the river, site 45. All of the river site are beautiful.The finality is will maintained. We would come back again. Lot to do and see, Highlands NC especially. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We stayed 4 days and enjoyed this park. It is mostly older retired people from Florida, staying for the summer, but they were very nice and welcomed us to all activities. Would not recommend for young family other than to stop overnight. We would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is an attractive park for exploring the mountains of North Carolina. There are concrete patios next to each site, trees, and the sites are angled so they feel more private. The office manager was friendly, as were the other campers. There is a large field that is great for walking dogs and a gas station/market next door that also sells propane. The campground is set off the road, but you can still hear cars during the day. At night, it was very quiet. We spent three nights here and would stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We camped for a week. The manager was very nice, but rarely seen. All but a few of the sites are covered with shade. They only have 4 or 5 sites on the river that are used by real campers and a few off river. The rest are full of Florida residents that stay during the hot weather. There is only of few of them that are not rude and very unfriendly. If you want a campground that is socialable and has something for the non-summer residents to do this is not the place for you. We will not return and I don't recommend this campground to anyone we know. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We needed a campground close to Highlands, without going over Hwy 64. We arrived a few days before 4th of July weekend 2006. Many of the sites were seasonal. We parked on the river between two seasonal 5th wheels. We found the couples to be extremely friendly. We joined them for bingo and pot luck one night and a movie the next. I enjoyed the experience. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 6 / 10 ]
Stayed there at the end of December , Half the sites are permanent trailers which were spread out all over the park & all were closed up . It gave off the feeling of a trailer park instead of an RV park. River sites were nice but directly across the river was a road (busy) and an old trailer. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This may be the prettiest park we have stayed in so far! The park is small, but very nicely laid out and landscaped. There are a couple of large pull-throughs near the front of the park. We stayed in the back of the park. Our site backed up to a nice meadow with plenty of trees. The sites are large, some close together (for groups) and some set apart (what we wanted). The pads are wood chips, which are soft to walk on. There is a great covered pavilion with rocking chairs, tables, games and a fireplace. The bathrooms were clean, modern, and were nicely decorated, also. We didn't notice any road noise, although the park is convenient to US 23/441. Note that the signs from the highway and the turn are not very clearly marked. We will definitely stay here next time we visit Franklin and Highlands. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wonderful, friendly park just off the highway, but quiet enough. Large park, small sites that are level with wood chips on road base. Wi-Fi was weak, but Verizon signal was strong. Cable was good. As mentioned, 50/30/110@20, water (tastes great too!), septic, cable. Tends to fill up on weekends, so reservations are a must. Franklin, NC is a nice sized town with all amenities and mountains, rivers, waterfalls, biking trails, hiking trails,etc. Great fall color! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
We stayed here for 1-1/2 weeks. Beautiful and well-maintained park; staff extremely helpful and friendly. Love the surrounding area. Entrance is steep but short so getting up to the office is easy. Recommend pulling around the office to unhook your toad. Will definitely visit this park again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I stayed for 3 nights and had a great experience. The campground is extremely clean and well kept. The camp hosts are very friendly and helpful. The only two drawbacks were some tight spaces for large RVs and road noise. We stopped at other campgrounds in the area and this is definitely the nicest we found. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is the 3rd time we have been here. One of our favorite places to camp. We liked it so much we stayed 2 months. Camp hosts were friendly and helpful as were the camp owners. The place was clean and the bathrooms were great. We plan on coming back this summer! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We did not like this campground at all. It was dirty, and noisy from the highway. They have no propane, pool, laundry, campstore or nice people working there. I like Franklin NC, I don't like this campground! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice quiet park with a beautiful shelter for campers to gather. We travel with a dog, and there is a wonderful mowed open park-like field for him to run, plus no dog waste to watch out for. Very clean, nicest park in the area. We will stay 2 weeks. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is ok if you want to stay inside your camper. There is not much room for outside living. The ticks are horrible. You can hear traffic all day and night from the highway and the neighbors across the street are rude and loud. We like Franklin, just not this RV park. You are parked in a field. They have no pool, laundry, playground or campstore. I guess it is a nice place if you only stay a night or two and you're out sightseeing all day. We found better parks in the area and will go to one of those next year. We have travelled all over the USA, and stayed in nice parks, this is not one of them. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is a lovely campground. We enjoyed the beautiful fireplace in the shelter. What a great gathering place! The camp hosts were wonderful. They definitely made you feel welcome and wanted you to be part of the campground family and not just a renter of a campsite. Additionally, we had a flat tire right after pulling in our spot and they were there helping us fix the flat rather than just giving us a number to call! The bathrooms were very clean and nice. We also enjoyed the beautiful landscaping of the campground. We'll definitely go back there and would encourage other empty nesters to visit. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 10 / 10 ]
We have just spent 3 days at Franklin RV Park. It was perfect for us, a great location situated between Franklin, Dillard, and the Highlands which provided plenty of sightseeing, shopping, and good restaurants. The campground is small, beautifully maintained, the bathrooms and showers spotless, the hosts could not have been more friendly and helpful. We had one of the pull thrus for our 37' class A motorhome. The campground has a common area with a big beautiful fireplace that was lit for campers to congregate and socialize. We really enjoyed our stay at this campground and look forward to coming back when they reopen in the spring. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground is quiet (although you can hear cars), clean and the hosts are great. A lot of attention to detail here in the landscaping, bathhouse and pavilion. We were lucky that the campground wasn't crowded - the sites are very close together. We didn't have anyone next to us fortunately. While sites are very level and wide enough to accommodate slides, there is not a lot of space to hang out on the campsite. All sites do have fire pits and picnic tables. Rated an 8 just because we like more wooded spacious sites. But honestly, this is the nicest full hookup campground in the area - we looked at them all. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is beautiful park to spend some relaxing time in, and the grounds are beautiful. For a fall trip the leaves will be spectacular. The managers were friendly, nice to visit with and concerned about our comfort. There are many things to do in the area and there are some great restaurants to visit. We definitely would visit here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We stayed here July 5th through the 13th. We gave this campground a 10 because it was exactly what we wanted. The park was quiet and clean, and the landscaping was beautiful. The owners/managers were very friendly and helpful. We drove to other campgrounds in the area and we were glad that we picked Franklin RV park, we would definitely stay there again. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This park is easy access from the 441 and close to Franklin. It is very peaceful since it is small and has plenty of trees. One of the nights we were there the hosts started a nice fire in the beautiful rock fire place in the pavilion and invited all the campers - nice comfortable chairs and a great way to meet other campers! The grounds are park-like and the bathrooms were nice and clean. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
[ 9 / 10 ]
Very convenient to the city of Franklin. The park was very well groomed. Hosts are friendly and helpful. Sites were level and hookups are conveniently clustered. Wi-fi and satellite TV worked very well. The fireflies at dusk are amazing. Don't miss the side trip to Highlands, N.C. Many waterfalls and rapids along the way. There's also a waterfall that you can drive behind. The only downsides: Cash or check only. No pool. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our single night's stay was very enjoyable! We viewed Deer drinking form a small pond just below our ridge site. The sounds of Geese and wild birds was awesome! We didn't use the bath house but did check it out! It had updated showers and a very nice handicapped shower. All in all it was a pleasure to stay there! We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Another great stay at this incredibly scenic park at the foot of The Great Smoky Mts. Very close to The Appalachian Trail and The Nantahala National Forest. Lots to do and see in this area. We have been coming to this Park and area for ten years and still haven't seen it all. Hope I can come for many more, and stay here. Owner/Operators are great and we always enjoy our stay. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a Great little Park with wonderful owners and beautiful surroundings. We have stayed here many times before and I can't wait to come back. It is a Nice Park to tour the Franklin and Lower Smokey Mountain area, with many National Parks around. The Owners are on site and are very helpful to all their Campers. We will be back. NOTE: I don't know what park the reviewer who gave a (1) was at, but I am sure it was not this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a nice, very clean RV park. It is family owned by a husband and wife. They take great pride in keeping up the appearance of the RV park. Every holiday, decorations are in abundance! They do have Wi-Fi but it appears you have to sit in or very near the office to get access. The sites are back-in, and the owner is very helpful in assisting you. There are some extended stay but the owners make sure they keep everything orderly. They also have some cabins for rent. The only down side is the park is right by 64 West and the traffic noise can be pretty loud. We camp here fairly often as it is near our home and we use it while we are loading up our RV. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This place is a dump. We won't go back, it is dirty and nosiy. There is no laundry, pool, propane, campstore. The people working here are rude and not helpful at all. We like the Franklin area, but not this campground. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Great location if you are hiking or visiting the Franklin/Highlands area. There are limited number of camps available before April 1st,. The Pines is open all year. Even though the park is located directly on Highway 64 it was not too noisy. This is an older park but well maintained. The bathrooms and laundry area were both clean. Now the best part, the owner/host are very pleasant people and want to go out of their way to help. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Great park, a little piece of heaven, can't wait to go back. We stayed here for the month of October 2006. This was our third visit to this park. The park is well kept and the bathhouse and laundry super clean. The owners are super friendly and can not do enough for you. Not only are you escorted to your site, but I have seen the owner personally back a campers unit in when they were having trouble, and even helped them hook up. The park is very pet friendly with lots of pet walking room. The park is close to Natahalia National Park and to the town of Franklin with all types of shopping available, and lots of sightseeing to do. It is very easy to get to and to get into. Although we were hooked to 30 amp power, my power hungry motorhome never wanted for more. The owners live on site and are always available to their campers. We are already booked for this October, can't wait. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Our site was changed 3 times, and the last time, the site they gave us, someone was already in there. Dogs ran wild, doing their business anywhere and on our camper tires. The campground had potential but I guess since the campground was for sale, the owners let it run down somewhat. The pictures on their website is way out of date. The roads are in disrepair and would be a beast for a camper 30' or larger. We will not be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Difficult for big rigs but doable. Only 1 pull thru site. Waterline was broken but didn't tell us until after we paid. NO refunds. Camp rumour has they are closing the RV side and making it a mobile home park. Mostly seasonals. Gem mine on site is owned by someone else. We wouldn't stay here in future. Too hard to get to with little to show for it. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a family campground, so if your looking for a place to drink and party, then its not the place for you. This campground is located about 1/2 mile off the main highway on a very dusty gravel road. There's a limited number of available sites, because most are seasonal. There is a catch and release pond in the middle of the campground with sunfish, catfish, and plenty of ducks. The owner dams up the creek to provide a swimming/wading pool during the summer months. There is a laundry with cold water, and hot showers on friday and saturday. There are lots of very tall popular tree that provide lots of shade. Bingo is held under a shelter on saturday night. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Second time to visit. This is a nice out of the way campground. Older so some site sites cannot accommodate larger rigs. No problems with my 35' double slides and awning. Gem mine on property. Smaller park, very clean, w/friendly staff/owners. Within day trips of Maggie Valley, Cherokee, Helen (Ga), etc. Nice place to stay. Possibly a little boring for kids! We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 6 / 10 ]
This campground is located on a very dusty gravel road, and consist primarily of seasonal campers. There is a creek that the owner dams to provide a wading area. There is a catch and release fishing pond with small sunfish and catfish, and lots of ducks. The creek is prone to flooding its banks during hard rains. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Drop dead gorgeous park! Right on the Appalachian Trail. Waterfalls, rivers, great fall color. No electric at sites; No water at sites. In the cool fall weather (dipping into the upper 20's) a generator is a must (which we didn't have). So, we had to pack it up and go to a lower elevation. Would be a wonderful 14 day stay with a generator. Seems like many sites would handle a large motor coach. Sites are level and have gravel and black top. Water can be obtained easily from the many spigots that are threaded. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
Wow, what a surprise! Very nice, quiet campground in the Nantahala National Forest. No frills, just quiet and peaceful. Five loops, each has a campground host. Beware of the recreation.gov website, however. I originally booked a site in loop 5 which obviously couldn't accommodate a 29' travel trailer. Reservationist told me it should accommodate a rig up to 55'. No way, the site may have handled a small pop up. Had to cancel and lost a $20.00 cancellation fee (that fight isn't over yet). Anyway, very nice campground. Will be back. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The campground has 5 loops each with its own very clean bathhouse. Loop 1 is like camping in an evergreen forest with not a lot of underbrush. Loops 2-4 are located in a flat open area with more hardwood trees. Some of these sites have no shade. Loop 5 is on the hillside and the campsites are shady and surrounded by rhododendron. This loop has a gravel road and is suited for tent camping. There is also a group camping area located off loop 3 with pit toilets and a large open spaces for tents. Each loop has a host and they were always friendly and busy making sure the campground is well maintained. There are no hook ups for electricity or water but there are ample spigots located through out the campground in each loop. There is a small store in the campground which kept regular hours during my stay and sold drinks, snacks, ice, firewood and other items. There are many trails accessible from the campground for you to enjoy and kids enjoy playing in the Nantahala River and Kimsey Creek. Many kids also had fun riding their bikes through the campground loops. The campground has a dump station located just outside the entrance near the back country information board. This was a very friendly campground and I can't wait to return. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
My wife & I have camped here since the 80's. Then it was all first come first served. Now since it got on the internet everybody and their brother knows about it so it's hard to get the site we always like or other sites. So we still just go up there and hope to get in. It used to be the greatest park in NC. We think the old bathrooms were better. I wish they would give pictures of the camp sites on their website like some other parks. Also if you have more than a popup don't get campsite #40. It's got a big tree in the center and trees in front so you can't back up. We have to say campsite #13 loop 1 is the best site in the whole park. It is real hard to get so if you ever see it on the net you better book it. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
[ 10 / 10 ]
This campground is family friendly, very clean, and management is very helpful and friendly. I have camped here many times and there are a lot of locals who camp here on a regular basis. Site 13 is right on the river. There are other sites that are very near the river or creek in Loop #4. The campground is loaded with Rhododendrons. Store sometimes is open, but has no regular hours, however, if you need something, the management is always around and are glad to open up to let you get what you may need. The campground has many hiking trails, and leave right from the campground and provide the option to do some loop hikes. The area is considered to be one of the best hiking destinations in the southwest mtns. The Appalachian Trail is nearby. The showers are kept very clean as well as bathrooms. No hookups, but this campground makes up for that in it's beauty. The creek and river are good for trout fishing. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
The best campground in the entire Southeast in my opinion. Th elevation is high so it's never hot in the Summer. Beautiful camp type setting among large white oak trees. A stream runs thru the place and the campers there always seem extremely friendly. Can be hard to get a site sometimes due to popularity. A great place to get back to nature. Very peaceful, quiet and clean. Additionally, paved roads means no dust. Would highly recommend. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This campground was very nice and staff was extremely helpful. They drove us to the site and directed us for backing in, I didn't even have to get out of the coach! A friend was arriving later than us, and they were not able to get level in the site next to us, the campground quickly gave them the option of changing to a nearby campsite and gave them several options. We would stay there again when in the area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
[ 9 / 10 ]
This is a first class CG. I would like to have given it a 10, but there are a couple of cons that prevent that. The Wi-Fi is wimpy, often barely working. A few of the sites are pretty narrow and another few are not level. Otherwise the CG is a clear 10. The pool was spotless and warm, 83 degrees. Very little road noise. The sites are going to be reworked to improve them and level them. The staff is first class. The one who directed us to our site is a great guy. He seemed to know every guest by name. Entering the CG is a bit challenging. The drive is very steep, but easily manageable if you take your time. Yep, we will be here again, sometime in the spring. Do yourself a favor and book reservations there. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We recently stayed at this park while attending an RV rally. The park is beautiful with nice views of the Smoky Mountains. The staff of many workampers bend over backwards to attend to your every need. The pool was nicely heated and we swam in it several times. We would definitely stay here again. Our rate was the rally rate. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice park with a spotless shower and bath. The staff is great and helpful. We have stayed here many times in previous years and will be back again. Reasonable rates for a very clean campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great park. Clean, beautiful views. They have activities for guest if you want to participate. Very friendly and close to lots of things to do. Beautiful clubhouse. Has a nice laundry facilities and an exercise room. One of the best parks ever. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Great campground. Exercise room was nice. Pool was nice. Weekly activities, pot lucks, desert nights, ice cream socials, campfires. Great staff (work campers). Close to many activities: golf, greenway walking trail, casino (Cherokee), Smokey Mountains, Smokey Mountain Performing Arts Center. Great mountain views. WiFi was poor but the owner added 100 MB/sec service and it now flies. Nice monthly and extended stay rates. We spent 5 months here and will be back in the future. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The nightly rate based on one month stay. Friendly staff. Grounds are kept up very nicely. Not all sites are level. Sites are all gravel and back in. If your site backs up to Hwy 441 bypass, the traffic noise is non stop and loud. We camped here in a Motorhome.
There is much to like about this RV park: it is a modern facility, exceptionally clean, close to Franklin, and the staff, mostly seasonal workampers, are incredible! But, it is on a bare hillside and suffers from sites that are too close together. Most sites have very little useable area adjacent to the parking pads -- on ours, we had to place the picnic table and chairs right next to the coach, almost touching, due to the slope. There are no trees. Worst of all, the Wi-Fi is terrible: e.g., over the course of a week I was never able to get access to G-maps to help plan our local excursions. Would we stay there again? Not likely. We camped here in a Motorhome.
I cannot say enough good about this park and our camping experience there. We have camped for 45 years. They called us to verify when we would be arriving on the afternoon of our first night's stay. Someone was waiting for us ( no packet on the door!) We were escorted to a clean and open site. While my husband was assited with set up, they invited us to share with their Father's Day Dinner in the community room. A welcome thing for weary travelers. The rest rooms/showers are elegant. The pool is clean and heated when necessary. The WiFi, electric,water,sewer, and cable all worked excellently. They provided a map of the area. They also included a nice tv channel guide and a listing of area stores, hospitals, clinics, vets, and restaurants. Everyone was so friendly and outgoing ! We will definitely be camping here again. No cons! We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very well kept. Extremely clean facilities, especially restrooms. Friendly staff. Great pool. Lots of CG-sponsored events at no charge. I would give this CG a "10" if the Wi-Fi were better--it varies from unavailable to good. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice park, which the owners are diligently working to further improve. Pool, restrooms/showers, and clubhouse are extremely clean and well maintained. Laundromat and restrooms were superb. The sites are close together and trees have not grown large enough to provide shade. Our gravel site was almost level. Propane refill was quick. As the landscaping matures this has potential to be a beautiful park. Owners and staff are friendly and attentive. We enjoyed our stay and are recommending it as a future rally site for our camping club. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is wonderful RV resort. Very friendly, helpful, and considerate staff. The resort is located in the Mountains near Franklin, N.C. and close to a verity of attractions. The resort offers a pool, exercise room, laundry, and clean showers and restrooms. Lots of activities are offered to the RVers, cable TV, and extremely good Wi-Fi. I recommend this resort to anyone for a few days or a few months stay. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We arrived at this park late April intending to stay for a month. The park is so nice, and there is so much to see in the area that we extended for the 3 month special rate. The park is maintained in excellent condition. The owners are constantly sponsoring events such as dinners and movies to make the stay enjoyable. The work campers are all friendly. The rate I quoted reflects the 3 month rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is definitely the nicest RV park in Franklin. Lots of landscaping and everything is spotless. The camp hosts come by every morning to pick up your trash - and they are quick about it! The pool looked beautiful and inviting, although we didn't use it. They also have a pretty well stocked workout room. We were parked in one of the upper tiers. We did have a bit of trouble leveling as the site angles forward, so we had to block the front tires. There are also a lot of ants! We've experienced the same problem at other area parks so apparently ants love this town. We had spotty issues with the WI-FI but, again, the camp hosts were quick to remedy the problem. One small thing - we paid for an extra night at the normal charge, then found out the next day we had to leave due to a family emergency. We didn't ask, but thought they might credit us for that night since we had just paid. Our rate reflects a special spring weekly rate. We camped here in a Motorhome.
The owners and people who work at this park are wonderful! Everyone is so friendly and helpful! This is a clean, quiet park, not a lot of kids running around. There is some highway noise, but I didn't find it unpleasant. They had a pool side party for Memorial Day that was very nice! It included drinks, food, and live music! My one complaint is that I had chosen this campground for Memorial Day weekend because they advertised on their web site that their pool was heated. I thought that would be a nice treat for our two daughters. Unfortunately, they did not have it heated and my daughters were able to swim very little! (this is why my rating is a 9 and not a 10) Some of the upper sites have a nice view of the mountains, but the vegetation is starting to grow and hide the view. I hope they keep it trimmed back to maintain the view!! We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This is a very nice camp ground, with paved roads and level sites. The rate is a special for the start of the spring season. The owner is very nice and is at the campground every day. The owner had a Memorial Day pool party while we were there, with food, adult beverages, soft drinks, and live entertainment without any charge. There are many camp workers that will help in anyway they can. This was our first time to stay here, but we will be back for the fall colors - reservations all ready made, for October. We camped here in a Travel Trailer.
This is great park. Very clean. It is run by many work campers and every one of them are great to be around. There is a lot to do in the area such as the Smokey Mountain Center for the Performing arts, the casino at Cherokee, NC, gem mines, antiques, etc. Franklin is a delightful town with many great restaurants and shops. The pool looks nice but will not open until Memorial Day. The clubhouse is very nice and they host a dinner or pot luck weekly. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This park is outstanding! It is beautiful and well kept by friendly employees. The owner stops by to make sure everything is OK and he even remembers your name the next day! I'm impressed and will use this park next year. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We had a retired-military rally here and were treated great. The owner visited us and dropped the rate in half to $15 a day for anyone wanting to stay on after the rally. All the staff went out of their way to help us and to make sure we were happy. This is a great park with great views. We will for sure go back. Franklin is a very friendly town. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This was a great little park. The staff was "southern friendly" and very helpful. The park was quite clean and well kept. The surrounding mountains were spectacular. There was plenty to do nearby for everyone. The new owners are also very friendly and have improved the park quite a lot. We camped here in a Motorhome.
My wife and I enjoyed our stay very much. Very good location and everyone was very friendly. Enjoyed access to Smokey Mountains and all the attractions that were very easy to access from the Park. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
Cool mountain location. Very clean well manicured park. Friendly and helpful staff. We have stayed here many times and find the power and Wi-fi to be very reliable. We come here as a getaway place to chill out. It is also a great base location for folks that like mountain and river activities. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This resort has is located central to many points of interest in western NC and northern GA. It is easy to find driving north from Franklin, but easy to miss if driving southbound toward Franklin. New owners went into business when we arrived for the Memorial Day weekend. All of the employees and the "regulars" made us feel right at home. The office, pool area, and bathhouses were all spotless. The park has an unfinished feeling, but the sites were well laid out. We had no trouble parking in our large rig. Our site was clean and level, but the road noise behind and below our site left us feeling a little sleepless the first night. The new owners provided all of the guests with a great Memorial Day get-together at the pool with music and food. We will definitely return to this RV park whenever we plan to be in this area. We camped here in a Motorhome.
An excellent park close to the highway but above the highway noise. This park has several levels and they are easy to back into. It is about 4 miles from Franklin and 16 miles from Dillsboro off a 4 lane highway. A Wal-Mart and fast food is about 2 miles away. The leaves were beautiful, the staff kind, and they give out doggy biscuits for the 4 legged guests. This will be our park of choice for exploring the area again--nice drive from Highlands, Cashiers, Sylva. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
We enjoyed our stay at this RV park. It's a relatively new park and all facilities were clean and well maintained. The work campers were friendly and busy all the time keeping the park looking good. The RV park is carved out of the side of a hill and has several levels. We (40' rig) were on the upper level, across from the club house and pool. Although Highway 441 was visible, the road noise was minimal on our site. We also had a great view of the surrounding mountains. The laundry is located in the basement of the club house and has two washers and dryers. There's also a small exercise room adjacent to the laundry. We had a chance to use the cable TV connection as our satellite receiver died during our stay and were pleasantly surprised at the number of channels available and the clear reception. (Not always the case at RV parks). We would camp here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice, clean, newer park. Wide level sites. Great internet and cable. Showers/restroom are clean. Park is nicely landscaped. We had a problem with our cable TV and the owner helped us isolate problem to our RV. We had traffic noise due to site we chose. We would definitely stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Very nice campground. We stayed over the Thanksgiving holiday and were only 1 of 2 campers in the entire park. The park owner checked us in and walked up to our site to make sure that we were all right, even told us to use the adjoining site to park our vehicle since the park was empty. Everything was clean and spotless, roomy sites and all the amenities. Plenty of places to go and see outside the campground; we rode bikes, played outside with the kids and explored the campground. They have an outdoor pool and nice clubhouse that is available for use. I would recommend this campground to anyone, and they will be seeing us again. We camped here in a Fifth Wheel.
This was a great place to stay while visiting the Franklin area. All back in sites but plenty of room to maneuver. Cable TV, and WiFi worked great. All facilities were kept sparkling clean. Store was short on supplies but it was the end of season. Plenty of places to shop a couple of miles down the road. The terracing of the different sections provides a sense of privacy. There are few trees due to the age of the facility but some have been planted. Laundry was spotless with plenty of room and a TV to watch while doing the laundry. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This three year old park is half ownership and half rental. The park is built into the mountain and gives each site a beautiful view of the surrounding area. The level gravel sites are big and our 42' MH fit nicely. The Wi-Fi, satellite and cable TV worked fine. The area is beautiful and town is a few minutes away. The park is quiet and the staff was great. Word hasn't got out about this place yet, and so very few people arrived during our five day stay. We'll be back. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Weekly rate included Passport. One of the very few 10's I have ever given. Steep walking but site is level, large, even shaded. And great cycle riding. Will return again and again. We camped here in a Motorhome.
We have been coming here since the resort opened, around 2006. Thought I had previously rated it, but apparently not. All sites are back-in, full hookups and includes free cable and WiFi service. Sites are terraced on mountainside and most sites have great views of the Smoky Mountains. Roads are paved, sites gravel: eventually will be concrete. Very large in-ground swimming pool. Activity building has restrooms, laundry and excercise room on first floor, second floor is available for large groups (such as rallies), complete with restrooms and kitchens. At present, no charge for use for organized large groups camping here. Campground recently joined Passport America. We camped here in a Motorhome.
No pull through sites, but very wide easy roads to maneuver. Had no trouble with 42 feet. All roads are paved real wide for easy access. Amazing mountain-range views. We were going to stay one night and stayed the week. Sites 45-60 are on top if you stay or reserve a spot over the phone. The park website gives you a great overview and park tour if you are not sure. Pool, showers, club-house, cabin lots, Class A Lots for sale at the Sunset Ridge section with private facilities if you are looking for property. We took he tour with the owners, nice friendly couple. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Park is beautiful and facilities are very good. However: bring your bug spray as the sites are infested with ants and many had bees (yellow jackets and bumble) and beetles. If you are not getting bitten by ants or have then all over your outdoor things you are getting chased by bees. While we were here 2 work campers got stung and one had to go to the hospital. Beetles are everywhere. Sites are not real level and the road noise is unbelievable. Be prepared to hear the owner's wife complain about every camper in the place if you go in the office. I think her attitude is give me your money and shut up. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new park that has great facilities. It is still growing in usage but is in a good location for overnighters or longer term stays to explore the area. Cable and Wi-Fi are included in the site fee. This is also a good place for rallies of motorhome or trailer clubs as they have a nice clubhouse with kitchen facilities. Have visited here several times already and found the owners and their workkampers very friendly and helpful. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Super friendly owners and staff who waited in the office until we showed up after hours. Very nice mountain view. Super clean showers and restrooms. Large capacity laundry facilities that my wife raved about as it dried everything in 10-20 minutes. This campground will be even better once some of the trees mature. We camped here in a Motorhome.
Fairly new campground with further expansion already in the works. Very user friendly with large, open, back-in sites. Very big rig friendly. Front office Staff and campground hosts are extremely helpful and very friendly. Sitting on a hillside, the campground is terraced with all paved interior roads. The sites are level compacted crushed rock for a very stable campsite. We started with just two days, but kept adding days because we were fully enjoying the view and the weather. We already plan a return to Franklin and will use this campground. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a new park that is being set up as a true Motor Home Resort. The resort is still under construction, but the sites are ready and the views are unbelievable. Don't miss this one. We camped here in a Motorhome.
This is a no frills park. No staff. Register at Antique Mall Depot in Whistle Stop Antique Mall. Sites are all asphalt and level. All sites have full hook-up. There was only one trailer here when we were here for 5 days. Right on Georgia Rd. in Franklin. Very convenient. Easy in and out. Convenient to restaurants and shopping. We will stay here again. We camped here in a Motorhome.