8.9 Excellent
     
Asheville, North Carolina

Campfire Lodgings

Asheville, North Carolina



116 Appalachian Village Road
Asheville, North Carolina 28804
Phone: (828) 658-8012

Sites: 30
Recent Rate: $50 5/2016

Latitude: 35.6638310397211
Longitude: -82.5898034457634

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Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites no
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • Restrooms (Plumbed) Restrooms (Plumbed) yes
  • Pit Toilets Pit Toilets no
  • Showers Showers yes
  • $0.00 Shower Fee Shower Fee 0.00
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • $0.00 Laundry Fee Laundry Fee 0.00
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • $0.00 Dump Station Fee Dump Station Fee 0.00
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter no
  • RV Wash RV Wash no
  • $0.00 RV Wash Fee RV Wash Fee 0.00
  • Corral Corral no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Overflow Parking Overflow Parking no
Hookups & Connectivity
  • Electric (30 AMP) Electric (30 AMP) yes
  • Electric (50 AMP) Electric (50 AMP) yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone no
  • Central Modem Central Modem no
Amenities
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • 0 Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) Maximum Pet Size (lbs.) 0
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Family Friendly Family Friendly yes
  • Playground Playground yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area no
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse no
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Business Center Business Center no
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Meeting Rooms Meeting Rooms no
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Banquet Facilities Banquet Facilities no
  • Concierge Services Concierge Services no
Recreation
  • Walking Trail(s) Walking Trail(s) yes
  • Recreation Room Recreation Room no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities no
  • Beach Access Beach Access no
  • Boat Ramp Boat Ramp no
  • Marina Marina no
  • Boat Rentals Boat Rentals no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Golfing Golfing no
  • Bike Path(s) Bike Path(s) no
  • Bike Rentals Bike Rentals no
  • Hiking Hiking yes
  • Spa Spa no
  • Horseshoe Pit Horseshoe Pit yes
  • Volley Ball Volley Ball no
  • Sports Field Sports Field no
  • Arcade Games Arcade Games no
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards ?
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River yes
  • Creek Creek no
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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Denver James

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $50.00
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Beautiful rv park that offers stunning views and in close proximity of all that Asheville offers. This relatively small campground classifies its sites as either premium or deluxe. The deluxe sites offer shaded sites with filtered views of the French broad River valley and distant mountains. The premium sites have tremendous, unobstructed views of the river and mountains but are not very shaded. Both types are full hookup. The gravel road up to the campground is a little narrow and a little steep in spots but I had no issue pulling our 31 foot travel trailer up or down. The sites are all fairly level and have a fire ring and picnic table. The campground also has some decent trails to explore. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Take blue ridge parkway to Craggy Garden Visitor Center and hike to the peak. Unbelievable views/beauty.

Also, don't forget to visit Weaverville (10 minutes away). Nice quaint town.

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Freddie and Alvin

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $50.00
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If this park didn't have such amazing views and friendly, helpful management it might get lower ratings as the road up to the park is narrow and trying to maneuver a large rig within the park could get dicey. Bathrooms and showers are clean, but small. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

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tb919

Review Count: 7
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $70.00
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We stayed for a few days in one of their premium sites. It was well worth the money. The views are gorgeous and just what we were looking for to relax and unwind. The WiFi was excellent and satellite reception too. I really liked having a nice garbage can for each site which was covered and emptied frequently. The water pressure was a bit low but understandable up on a mountain. Friendly people and while they were updating a couple of the premium sites they were not intrusive at all. The sites were back in but very easy to maneuver. We loved this spot and will return again. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

We don't currently tow a car but if we did there would be plenty of things to do near Asheville.

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Nance70

Review Count: 15
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $50.00
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We stayed here 2 nights and loved it. The views of the Blue Ridge mountains are breathtaking. All sites are back in, but easy to maneuver, each site has an animal proof trash can and a little light and is nicely landscaped. Leveling was easy. The cable and Wi-Fi worked fine, and the camp hosts were very friendly and on the spot for any assistance needed. The entrance road is narrow and winding, but we had no problem with our 35' 5th wheel. They are in the process of adding a few more spots with excellent views and they are big rig friendly, plus they have a number of tent camping sites. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Downtown Asheville is nearby and a very neat place to see.

Shopping is convenient.

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1coloradan

Review Count: 31
States Visited: 24
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $50.00
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A beautiful park with a beautiful view of the mountains and river below. Happily we did not have to go up the hill in a big rig, but no problem with our travel trailer. We could have used an extra 5 feet of sewer hose to permit us to fit the site better but we were OK with that. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Try the White Duck Taco place in the Arts District. Good and eclectic food. Biltmore is more commercial than I remember from many, many years ago (the winery was then the dairy farm).

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AgilityCardiMom

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $70.00
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This park is absolutely gorgeous! It is quiet and peaceful. The sites are huge and far apart. They are slanted in such a way that they give you maximum privacy. The premium sites have a gorgeous view of the valley and mountains. And, if you have a regular site in the trees, they have a nice viewing area with benches where you can relax and watch the sun set. The bathrooms were individual bathrooms with a toilet and shower in each. The tent sites were secluded and in the trees. There are not a lot of kids screaming and running around like at a KOA because there is not a lot of kid things to do but this makes it perfect for people like my husband and I who want the peace and quiet to enjoy nature. The only problem with this campground is that it is up a mountain and maneuvering a big rig can be difficult at times. There is about a 1/2 mile curvy, bumpy, narrow, gravel road leading into the campground and backing into a few of the sites was pretty tight. If you have a big rig (especially a fifth wheel), I would avoid spots P8 and D9-13. We had site P8 and, although it was (in my opinion) the best site in the park, parking was extremely difficult due to the narrow road with a drop off on the far side. Don't get me wrong, there were plenty of big rigs up there. Just be aware that that maneuvering can be tight. This is not the place to be if you are not confident of you RV driving skills. Other than the roads, this park is my ideal RV park and I highly recommend it. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

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johngalt1061

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $65.00
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The views from the premium sites can't be beat! From looking down on the cloud tops / fog in the morning to beautiful sunsets in the evenings- it's gorgeous. We love the way they staggered the sites so you can enjoy the whole view from the side windows and your patio area instead of through the windshield like some parks. Staff was super friendly, helpful and organized. We really enjoyed our stay. We disconnected the toad before driving up as others have recommended but I think we would have been fine without doing so (36 foot gas Class A plus Jeep toad). We connected and drove down when leaving with no problems. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

If you are towing - we do not recommend trying to gas up at Ingles there at the New Stock Road exit as the entrance has a deep "V" shape that caused us to drag / scrape our tow equipment badly. About 20 minutes or so to downtown Asheville and Biltmore entrance. Town of Brevard is about 45 minutes to an hour away. Nice little main street and places to eat. We enjoyed Mayberry's Soup and Sandwich shop. Look for the famous white squirrels on the campus of Brevard Collage. Waterfalls are nearby in Pisgah National Forest - beautiful!

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Joe-n-Doe

Review Count: 60
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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We drive a 37 foot class A and didn't find the drive up the hill as dicey as some of the other reviewers report. Nor did we find backing into the 2 different sites we occupied very hard to accomplish. The only problematic issue was the steady, soaking rain. The views are spectacular! This is a very busy campground with a lot of return guests. I recommend making reservations as far in advance as possible, especially if you want a premium site, or if you intend on staying there while visiting the Blue Ridge area in the Fall. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

1. Convenient to Asheville attractions.
2. A fun bus tour of Asheville to take is one of the Lazoom tours.

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TBBGII

Review Count: 16
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $55.00
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We agree with most everything stated in the other reviews. We arrived in a 45' coach with a tow. Scariest half mile I have ever driven in it. I highly recommend dropping the toad before turning into the half mile climb and using the toad as a scout vehicle. There is a spot at the side of the road about ¼ mile from the entrance. Calling immediately prior is probably a good idea, but I doubt if the staff would or could stop any outgoing traffic. Meeting oncoming traffic would be incredibly problematic. Getting the bus into and out of the site was also the most difficult I have encountered. Other sites may be better but were unavailable.

The views are simply incredible, even in the fog.

The WiFi was good until the last might and following morning. It simply quit. The cable is good, but you need a separate remote. The baths are generally clean (except for spiders in ceiling corners - it is in the woods, you know and the fan covers - yuck!). Baths are really in need of renovation. Everything seemed to work, just not well. The fixtures, doors, locks and walls are really old, or nearly worn out. There is also no heat. Pretty nippy on a 46 degree morning. If you venture out at night, bring a flashlight as most of the site's pedestal lights are out.

I am glad we did it, because I don't think I would do it with the information I now have. But, if you want to park on the side of a mountain, this may be the place for you.

The place was full, so don't expect any improvements to be made. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Close enough to Biltmore and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The views from both make staying here unnecessary considering the hassles involved.

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Metro Johnson

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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Campfire Lodgings was a very pleasant surprise. Located on top of a mountain, views are breathtaking. Very nice seating arrangement to watch the sunset, drink wine, and enjoy the valley below. The premium sites have concrete pad and overlook the valley. Spectacular views. The deluxe sites are gravel pads and a 45 second walk to viewing location. Located 10 minutes from Asheville via I-26, we found the location to be easy access to most locations. The bathrooms and showers were individual stalls, clean and comfortable. The laundry room was convenient and took fewer quarters than most places we used. One of the campers backed over their water pipe, breaking the line. The camp was without water for several hours but the on-site maintenance guy as immediately on it. Poor design not to have zonal turn-offs but good response and good communications to let everyone know what was happening. The only negative I found was the 5 minute drive up the mountain. It was narrow and gravel. There was lots of dust on the vehicle, always. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Travel Trailer.

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Meg Hollaway

Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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I can honestly say Campfire Lodgings is one of our favorite parks, definitely in our top 3. This was our 2nd time there and we can't wait for the 3rd. Neither time that we were there we never saw one boulder in the road, there's not big boulders in the road as one review stated. There are large rocks placed in areas (not in the road) to help keep vehicles off the grass and places they should not be. The road up is not that bad either it is well maintained. You're going to the top of a mountain so, it is gonna be curvy but don't let these reviews of how bad it is scare you off because it's really not that bad. The park is very well maintained and the bath house is very clean. The staff is vary helpful and nice. The views are breathtaking! We will definitely be going back. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Blue Ridge Parkway is a must this time of year.

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John Borajkiewicz

Review Count: 57
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $65.00
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Many of the comments about the difficult drive leading to the campground are true but the views once you reach the top are well worth it. Our rate is for a premium site which has your camper right on the edge of the cliff with perfect views of the Great Smokey Mountains and beautiful sunsets, well worth the price. Everything worked great, WiFi, cable, and all the hookups. Each premium site is situated and has plantings so you have complete privacy.
The check in service was very good and everything was explained in detail. As others have stated don't arrive before 2:30 as you may run into someone checking out and the road is only wide enough for 1 camper to pass.
We would definitely come back for another visit. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

The Biltmore is a definite place to visit but you should plan on the entire day to take advantage of the high entry price. If you book online 7 days in advance you might be able to save 10.00 (check for specials).

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Winecoastersblog

Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $45.00
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DO NOT ATTEMPT IN A BIG RIG. Tight, tight turns. Once you get in the campground, watch carefully for boulders in the road. IN THE ROAD. And the maintenance 'manager' will put the boulders right back IN the road once you move them out. We almost ran one over during our entry today. We luckily spotted it prior to running it over. When i moved it out of the road, the maintenance Manager promptly Moved it back for someone to run over. He was standing near by talking to a guest and watching their off-leash dog. When this hazard mentioned to the maintenance manager, the reply? "It is what it is." Really? It would have been an expensive repair bill and potentially a new tire. Our drive out was no picnic. I drove our toad vehicle separately down the one way )with blind curves and no shoulder) entry road to ensure no one was driving up the road. We hooked up at the bottom of the entry

drive. Yuck. I wish I had a better recommendation in the area - I don't. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Find another campground

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CarrieBearie

Review Count: 109
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $45.00
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This cg has just as good a view as everyone says! Beautiful!!! We didn't stay in one of the view sites (too expensive for a multiple night stay...), but we ended up in the farthest away site so ended up with a bit more space, privacy, and forest feel. We made use of the communal view area - everyone's there for sunsets. No satellite reception for most (all?) sites - too many trees! And couldn't get PBS on their cable or on air channels! So missed the finale to my series... Oh well, it was worth it! And as for the driveway - don't be freaked out by some of the other reviewers! It's really not that bad! Just follow their rule of not showing up before 2:30pm to check in (I also called right before we drove up, and we unhooked in a little pull-out area just before cg entrance on other side of road). Nice trails to hike around cg. Would be awesome to stay there in the fall!! We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Motorhome.

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Was more impressed by the Biltmore than I expected to be - it was worth the price! Reserve a full day for it though (or at least several hours)! And of course the Blue Ridge Parkway is gorgeous!! We also enjoyed the Western North Carolina Nature Center.

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JanneC

Review Count: 48
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: April, 2015 - $45.00
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This is an absolutely beautiful little gem of a park. It is situated right on the ridge of a mountain and most of the 15 RV sites sit right on the ridge overlooking the French Broad River and valley. The sites are large - some are gravel and some are cement. All are relatively level with full water, electric, sewer, cable TV and WiFi. The sites are surrounded by tall trees and there are hiking paths all over the mountain. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The bath house provides individual bathrooms with showers. The laundry room is small - 3 washers and driers but they work wonderfully. In the last 6 months this is the first park laundry room where I have only needed on cycle on the drier - even for towels. Both bathrooms and laundry room were very clean. We cannot wait to return to this park. We camped at Campfire Lodgings in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Biltmore Estate - you'll need a full day to see it all. Vortex Donuts for out of this world coffee and donuts. French Broad chocolate factory. lunch at Corner Kitchen and Well-Bred Bakery and Cafe. Amazing desserts too.

La Carreta in Weaverville

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