9.2 Excellent
     
Swannanoa, North Carolina

Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground

Swannanoa, North Carolina


Swannanoa, North Carolina
Phone: (828) 686-4258

Sites: 37
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.585816692558
Longitude: -82.404692173004
Campground Overview
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • 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 yes
  • $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 yes
  • 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 yes
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
  • Free WiFi Free WiFi ?
  • Cellular Phone Service Cellular Phone Service yes
  • ATT, Verizon Cellular Phone Providers Cellular Phone Providers ATT,Verizon
  • Cable or Satellite TV Hookup Cable or Satellite TV Hookup yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Central Modem Central Modem yes
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 no
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Waterfront Waterfront no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • 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 yes
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • 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 yes
  • Live Entertainment Live Entertainment no
  • Amphitheatre Amphitheatre no
  • Putt Putt Mini-Golf Putt Putt Mini-Golf no
  • Billiards Billiards no
  • Ping Pong Ping Pong no
  • Lake Lake no
  • Pond Pond no
  • River River no
  • Creek Creek yes
  • Ocean Ocean no
  • Water Park Water Park no
  • Casino Casino no

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150 Reviews

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $42.00
Overall Rating:      

This is one exceptional campground. This facility is located on the side of a mountain and the top of the same mountain. It is a little intimidating going up and coming down. We were guided up by a staff member in a golf cart to our site. Our site was on the top of the mountain and the view was spectacular. The site was gravel and very level. WiFi and cable was offered and both worked very well. The registration office is also the "General Store". Not much in there to buy. They do sell ice. We are constantly looking at the pictures of beautiful mountain views and magnificent sunsets. If you are in the area make it a point to stop over at this campground. You won't be sorry. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
31
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

We just recently camped at Mama Gertie's for four nights and were pleasantly surprised with the campground from top to bottom (literally!). The owners have created a terrific place to stay: clean, polite and impeccably maintained.

We tend to camp at state parks or other public campgrounds that afford more space and privacy, but Mama Gertie's gave us all that and more. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Tent Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my tent trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
No

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Ingles is quite close, just across the interstate.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This is certainly one of the nicest private campgrounds that we've stayed at so far. The staff were quite friendly. The campground is very well maintained. Very clean restrooms and showers. Nice amenities, the wifi signal was pretty decent at our site. It is built into a hill so there are different levels. The very top level has pretty amazing views. It is hard to book one of those. Very close access to I40, grocery store, gas and Asheville. We were on a concrete pad but most sites appeared to be gravel. We will certainly be back. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Check out Chimney Rock, Biltmore and local breweries.

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $31.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a beautiful and well run rv park. Even though the park is in a very hilly region, the sites are level. Everything is clean and well maintained. Good cable reception and wi-fi. The restrooms and showers are all very clean. Some sites are up at the top of the hill and have fantastic views. It is very convenient to Asheville but in a quiet setting. Nice to come back to after a day of sightseeing. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
10
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 84
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed here for 9 nights to attend a conference at the Montreat Conference Center about 8 miles away and to do some Asheville exploring. This campground is a gem. At first we were taken aback by the hills, but after getting situated in our level, long, wide gravel 50 amp spot, we fell for the place. Some 30 amp spots down the hill are smaller. Each spot has a table and fire ring and grassy area. There are views galore from some locations. The place was spotless. The cabins and tent area looked very inviting as a small stream ran past many sites. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
23
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Biltmore nearby. Black Mountain, NC has quaint shops and great restaurants. Try the Red Rocker Inn for a special meal. Lots of natural beauty and state parks nearby for day trips.

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Review Count: 46
States Visited: 20
Helpful Reviews: 11

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

The very nice and fun gal that checked us in answered all our questions and then we were escorted to our site. The laundry, bathrooms and showers are immaculate. The park is situated on a hill, so there are different levels for each site. If you take it slow any size rig can make it just fine. The gate adds another level of security. Very quiet and a stream is close by to listen too. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
12
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit downtown Asheville, what a treat. Blue Ridge Parkway close by.

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Review Count: 20
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: May, 2017 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

This is a lovely park that has tiered levels to stay. We stayed at the top level and the only negative thing I could say is it's a little scary making some of the turns to get to the top, but once you are there the views are spectacular. The site was level and wide enough for us to park the tow car beside the coach. The ground are well maintained and the restrooms are modern and very clean. Staff was super friendly and even hand delivered several packages to us. We stayed here in a 40 foot MH and would definitely return. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Make sure to visit the small towns of Black Mountain and Hendersonville.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: April, 2017 - $64.00
Overall Rating:      

Road into campground is 18 to 20% grade. Difficult for towing a vehicle. Suggest you unhitch before you get off the freeway or crossover to do it first. People were rude about it when we were surprised. Difficult to unhitch the jeep. Area in front of office for a check in is on a steep incline not easy to unhitch there either Even though they believe it is. Wi-Fi is good, worked all the time but not secure. Spaces while they may be level once you get into them are extremely difficult to enter and leave with the severe drop off on the hill. We scraped our front bumper and our back bumper and hitch while trying to get in and out of the spaces. Did not check mountain top ones but not sure how you get up there without a tow truck. Is convenient to Asheville and nearby sites if traveling during tornado season because the mountains block them. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
3
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Lots of art galleries and studios to visit. Biltmore was very expensive so we did not. up to you. Lots of nice antique stores with some very reasonable prices. Blue Ridge Parkway nearby also a great drive and not too far from the smoky mountains. We would come back to the area but not to this campground.

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Review Count: 10
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: February, 2017 - $52.00
Overall Rating:      

We've loved this campground since our first stay. It's not a huge place and maneuvering can be somewhat intimidating due to the hills and curves, but the folks there will help you get to your site in one piece and with minimal stress. Once you're set up, you'll be rewarded with a heaping helping of peace and quiet. Road noise here is nearly non-existent. The grounds are well kept and clean and the gate at the entrance helps one feel a bit more secure in the evenings. Only a few of the sites are paved, so if that's your preferred landing pad, call ahead to ask. The sites at the top of the hill provide extraordinary views but are, unfortunately, closed during the winter (can't blame them - would hate to get stuck up there in the snow!). There are a pair of pinball machines at the main building that we normally love to dump quarters into. They too, however, are not available during the winter months. The pinball preservationist in me worries about their long-term health... There's also a horseshoe pitch that we didn't take advantage of and, I believe but cannot confirm, there's also a pool table in the main building. Our site came equipped with a sturdy picnic table and a really neat fire pit. Firewood is available at the office for $5 per generous bundle. If you happen to forget to pick up your wood prior to the office closing, the Ingles supermarket in town usually has some in the produce section. We had no problem with satellite service (the one owned by the phone company) or Verizon cell/data service. They do offer free wi-fi, which seemed passable, as well as digital cable, which we didn't use. As others have said, there is a church with a large parking lot that's normally empty and makes a great spot to disconnect your toad, should you have one. You could disconnect in the reception area of the campground but it would be tight and could slow others down. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
22
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

While here, check out Okie Dokees Smokehouse for great BBQ (try the jalapeno hushpuppies!). Head out of the campground, go straight over I-40 and take a right at the three-way intersection. If you instead turn left, you'll find an Ingles supermarket, a post office and an Ace Hardware in a nearby shopping center. Black Mountain is a few miles east and has more dining choices and some neat local shops.

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

We visited Ashville to tour the Biltmore Estate during Christmas. Outstanding. And Mama Gertie's was a great place to stay - just about 10 minutes away but much nicer than the closer RV parks.

It is on a hill and it can look a little imposing when you first arrive. But the staff is so helpful and friendly and will help you get into your site. The roads are plenty wide and recently repaved. Turns require some care but are good for even the largest rigs.

Views are amazing especially from the upper parts of the campground. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
15
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my 5th wheel (had to disconnect)
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Visit the Biltmore House at Christmas!

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Review Count: 7
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: December, 2016 - $36.00
Overall Rating:      

FYI, Sites 27 - 45 are closed for the winter. A gorgeous campground and is kept neat and clean. Staff is very friendly and helpful. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
13
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Native Kitchen and Social Pub has excellent food. https://goo.gl/maps/kFGCZ8xjyzC2

Pisgah Brewing Company is a local brewpub with a great selection.
https://goo.gl/maps/jewbmST3dfR2

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Review Count: 16
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: November, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

Added a day to our trip because we enjoyed Asheville and the surrounding area so much. Built on the side of a hill so the drive in and setting up can be a bit challenging, but a great spot. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Asheville and surrounding area offer lots of fun things to do, especially music and restaurants. We also enjoyed a very long (and high) zip line nearby.

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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $29.00
Overall Rating:      

We're on a long road trip and have stayed in dozens of campgrounds, usually choosing only CG's with excellent reviews. Mama Gertie's has great shower and laundry facilities and is spotless. The CG is on a steep hill, so the sites are terraced, providing privacy between sites. Good wifi connection, good AT&T and T-mobile reception. Would definitely return here. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
F11
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: October, 2016 - $54.00
Overall Rating:      

Stayed in one of the sites atop the hill and truly enjoyed the deck along with its' swing and patio chair set. The restroom and laundry atop the hill are literally brand new and spotless! The laundry machines are all digital and the room has a bill changer for added convenience. The entire campground is beautifully landscaped and well kept! The staff was extremely nice and helpful and even brought firewood up to our site. The entry gate requires a 4 digit number to get in and it makes the entire campground off limits unless you are registered guests. We are already planning a return trip for next fall! You will love this place guaranteed! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Sites 35 & 36 are nice, but the power lines do obstruct view! If the view is important select 33 or 34. Sites 27 thru 32 are pull thru's but don't have the deck and swings. Best tip is to reserve EARLY as they are already booking heavily for Fall of 2017.

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Review Count: 136
States Visited: 35
Helpful Reviews: 37

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $43.00
Overall Rating:      

Nightly rate based on their weekly rate of $300. I don't give 10 ratings out very often! This is an awesome place. Built into the side of a mountain, the roads are very steep and the sites are terraced in places. (Not necessarily everyone's cup of tea, but large motor homes and fifth wheels made it with no problems.) The people who run it are friendly and helpful with advice on nearby Asheville, a great town to visit. The sites are cleaned up after each visitor leaves, and the whole park is immaculately clean. Their cable tv worked great, giving us lots of stations very clearly. Their web site was fine. Our Verizon signal was hit and miss. The cabins are placed away from the RVs in pretty sites next to a little mountain stream, by the way. We will definitely be back! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
1
Site Surface
Concrete
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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