I made reservations to stay at Honey Bear for three nights in July, and had to change them to the next week. There was no problem in doing this. When we arrived at the campground, after driving on a very winding, somewhat narrow road, we were immediately disappointed in the appearance of the campground. The website says the campground is three miles from Boone, but the winding road makes it somewhat inaccessible, especially for large rigs. The pictures on the website look much better than the actual place. The website also shows pictures of each individual campsite and gives dimensions. What the pictures don't show is the close proximity to the other campsites and how narrow the road is in area A. We did walk around and look at the other areas, and the sites in area B were not as close and were a little larger. I did pick our spot, A 11, due to availability online. We found the campground was lacking in overall maintenance. The electric pedestal at our site was coming apart and was a hazard. The site was also very uneven and not level, as many of the sites were. This can be helped with blocks, but we don't tow and drive our RV in and out quite often, so we would have to level it each time. It took us 15 min. to level it the first time! We decided not to stay three nights and told the front office who passed this on to the owner. Good business practice is when a customer has a complaint or problem, the first response should be "what can we do to make this right?". They could have offered another space if one was available. The owner did nothing to help the situation, and would not refund two nights, as according to their policy. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Motorhome.
Arrived to office only to find it closed and our site pass taped to the door. 1st night could not get TV to work and needed cable box like the last time we stayed there. Next day the lady at the office tells me they no longer have cable TV. No apology just a cold -just use your computer. Guest what, the WiFi cuts you off every few minutes. They did not tell me they no longer have cable but are quick to take your credit card. We will no longer come here. The place has gone to the skip it list. Office has few to no supplies but plenty of expensive fire wood. Shame shame. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.
I wanted to stay here because it was secluded and quiet. The sites in the C-loop by the stream are "TIGHT". We tried several times to get my 29' travel trailer in the spot and was unable to back it in. The staff helped but we we could not make the turn to cut the trailer in. The staff was very helpful and stayed past closing to 1) try to help us get in 2) to allow us to cancel the reservation since they did not have any other spots open for the 7 days we needed. I would use the campground if I had a smaller travel trailer, pop-up, or small motorhome. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.
We arrived at Honey Bear Campground for Memorial Day weekend. We made reservations 2 months in advance and received site C-7. First impression was rather sad, we knew we were in trouble when their sign was being held together by a ratchet strap. When we arrived they made us wait for 2 hours to check in. Once we were allowed to go to our site we were faced with a site that was barely accommodating for our 27' TT. My hitch was barely out of the road and my back bumper was hovering over the fire pit (making it unusable). The electrical hook up was missing spacer and blanks allowing for exposed electrical parts to possibly be contacted. Cable TV was advertised on the website and on the packet that was given to us at check in. We hooked up to the dilapidated hook up that was there and no cable. Wifi was terrible, and had no water for 2 hours after set up. When the camper arrived for site c-6 I could sit on my couch and touch his awning. Spoke to Management and they said they could not move us even though a unit half my size came in about an hour later and set up in a site twice the size of mine. Next spoke to an owner who basically told us if we didn't like it we could leave. So we packed up our camper and found a much nicer campground a few miles down the road. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $37.00
In spite of torrential rains, our site (C-4) never flooded. The WiFi was spotty. it was steady when it worked, but it was too weak to connect to two of the six days we were there. The roads were rutted from the rain, and the sites a little less level than I'd like. I was able to level the motorhome using leveling blocks and the jacks, and all four wheels still touched ground. Gravel sites. The sites aren't big, but certainly adequate and not shoved together. There is no store and the office and coffee shop had odd and sparse hours. The staff was extremely helpful and friendly, from check-in through the entire stay. We wil probably stay here again. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Motorhome.
Date of Stay: October, 2014 - $35.00
No Noise, Friendly Host, Love The Setting. The Cable TV about drove us nuts, worked or did not work. you never knew from one minute to the next if you would have a picture. NOTE: They are doing a lot of upgrading in the campground. We will be happy to camp there the next time we are in Boone. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Date of Stay: September, 2013 - $37.00
Very quiet campground. We stayed here while visiting local attractions like Tweetsie Railroad and Blowing Rock. Campground was clean and well kept. They had video games and movies on Friday/Saturday. They were also giving out free root beer floats and vanilla lattes. The only issues we had was that our site was not exactly level and narrower than expected. They had a ton of magnolia trees providing lots of shade. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Motorhome.
We enjoy the cool mountain air with lots of mature trees - 15 degrees cooler than July at home in the DC area! WiFi better than most, maybe because an antenna is mounted on a tree across the drive. But, they must have good band width because throughput is good all times of day. This is a hilly park accessed via a narrow road with switch-backs from the main Hwy (105). Few pull-throughs (some are parallel to driveways): think twice if you have a very big rig. Many fifth-wheels and motor homes have made it in. Convenient to downtown Boone and nearby, mountain attractions. The camp has a funky name and the city is named after pioneer Daniel Boone, but it has a lot of cosmopolitan amenities as well as country / bluegrass music. My neighbor is here for a 2 month stay and his advance reservation was not honored for his choice of site, but staff delivered some gravel to fix a muddy area next to his RV. We got a 10% military discount; no other discounts. On-line reservation system not well designed, especially for low band-width access: better to call. We would come here again. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.
Our group of seven camped here for a week, our second time at this campground. We LOVE this place. Sites can be small and unlevel, but the staff was great. They assisted us in backing in for a couple of tight spots. It rained a lot, and some sites could really use some more gravel to help with drainage. Cable worked great, Wi-Fi was not great, but better than last time. Had an issue with a dryer not working well, they refunded our money. The stream and shade here are just amazing. We used the coffee bar behind the office as our group hangout spot during the rain, worked out great. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.
We have been RVing in North Carolina for the last four years and our trips always include stays at Honey Bear Campground. The length of our stay has grown increasingly longer, from one week up to four months, so it is clear that we really enjoy Honey Bear! The setting is beautiful with lots of trees and a pretty mountain stream. It is very quiet and you really feel like you are away from all the hustle and bustle, though it is a short drive to all the conveniences the area has to offer. There are many great things to do in the area from driving on the Blue Ridge Parkway to hiking the trails to visiting the nearby wineries. The staff at Honey Bear is always very pleasant and they go out of their way to be helpful. The facilities are always sparkling clean. The coffee shop is great. Internet access is provided at the campsites. There is plenty of space for kids to run, while still allowing for quiet areas at the campsites. There are lots of weekend activities to keep the quests entertained. We love Honey Bear and can’t wait for our annual return. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Very nice setting. We were there early in the season and it was private. Pretty fishing pond that was catch and release. Grounds were nicely landscaped. Many sites were carved out of the hillsides and there was still work to do. The owner was very nice and welcomed us and provided a lot of local information. Bathrooms/showers were very nice and clean, too. The cons were roads in the park were in bad shape-rutted and steep in areas. Hook ups located in rear of site, not fifth wheel friendly. This was the rule not the exception. Water pressure was really bad at the site, fine at the bath house. Dog area there, but you could not get into it. Luckily, there were manor places to walk and we were well equipped with doggie bags. Not the worst place that we encountered. We will return. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $45.00
Loved this campground but had a couple of gripes. The bad: we were a day late arriving because we had RV problems and they would not credit us for the lost deposit - this was just ridiculous. So we paid for 3 days instead of the 2 we were there. Also, they are in the process of upgrading some of their facilities. Ffor example, the laundry has 2 ancient washers and one was broken. BUT here are the good things: the park has a lot of charm. There are lots of bushes and trees and the multilevel layout gives each site a private feeling. The nice stream has several hand-made wooden bridges crossing it lined with LED lights. There is a fishing pond. Good areas for dog walking or for kids to run around. Hook-ups are so-so. Water pressure was really poor. This area has a lot to offer and there are many hikes and activities close by. I would stay here again. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Motorhome.
This is our 2nd time at this campground and we asked(back in March) for a 50 amp site. We reserved a week and so this gave us the weekly rate, but no other discounts. The grounds are clean and quiet. Neighbors we've had are nice. I gave this an 8 because we don't use the bathrooms or the laundry--we have our own--and we use our own Wi-Fi. There are brand new owners and if they continue the traditions of old, they'll do OK. Just off 105 and if you've had mountain experience you'll have no trouble getting here. Our total length is about 53(36 for the rv; then the truck). Our site is back-in. It is very close to attractions, grocery, and we will stay here again. The dumpster is on one's way out of the campground. The office is helpful about attractions and even has tickets for some venues. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Fifth Wheel.
This place is in a nice location and is clean, but needs a lot of help in several areas. The hook ups in some sites are in bad locations. Some sites are very unlevel. The washer dryers are terrible. The office needs to get organized. There is also a older woman which needs some customer service lessons. Because the hookups are in bad locations, you will have to borrow sewer hose and electric extension cords. I gave them a 10 dollar deposit on a electric cord. When I returned it they said I never gave them any deposit. The old woman got huffy and said I did not have time for this and then slapped 10 dollars on the counter. I will explore other options in the area if I return. We camped at Honey Bear Campground in a Travel Trailer.