Swannanoa, North Carolina

Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground

Swannanoa, North Carolina



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

Sites: 37
Recent Rate: $38 1/2016

Latitude: 35.5858166925578
Longitude: -82.4046921730042

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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
  • $0.00 WiFi Fee WiFi Fee 0.00
  • 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 no
  • 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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118 Reviews

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jrackley

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $38.00
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Probably my favorite campground in NC. This place is immaculate. The bathrooms are spotless. We stayed for New Years and spent several days exploring the Asheville area and breweries. We stayed in site 25. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Highland brewery is just a 10 minute drive away and has live music and food trucks every night.

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Lori K

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

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $50.00
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Check-in was quick and staff was friendly and knowledgeable and we were provided good escort to our site. Road leading to campground entrance is narrow and steep. Road within campground is narrow, steep and winding, especially to top level. Not a trip for the inexperienced or the faint of heart in a large motorcoach or pulling a large trailer. The view from the top is amazing. We unhooked our toad at the bottom near the office. Utilityhookups in the site are conveniently located and leveling was easy. It would be a long walk to the office, laundry. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

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southernsky

Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
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Nice park in the mountains, with new upper level. Narrow road off the interstate to the park. Pretty good climb to the upper level but great view. Spots 33-37 are on the edge of the hill with nice decks and swing. The only downside of the upper area is the afternoon sun which there are no trees. Make reservation early for fall colors they book up quick. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

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GDoug

Review Count: 30
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $38.00
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As good as it gets. Excellent sites, the newest on the mountain top. Asphalt loop roads, level, gravel sites, some paved sites (with lawns). The store, restrooms, showers, laundry room and modem room are first class. The staff is as friendly as they come. This place only gets better with each visit. Close to Asheville and the Blue Ridge Parkway. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Take some of the backroads south and west out of Asheville for some beautiful drives. Many waterfalls to see along a south and west loop from Asheville. Visit the Biltmore Estate for at least a day. Get two-day special tickets at Mama's office. Visit Asheville for a day. Plenty of art, restaurants, Mast General Store, etc. Visit the Parkway Art Center.

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axtoncampers

Review Count: 104
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $37.00
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Very nice campground nine miles from Asheville and Biltmore. Quite hilly but level sites. Gated entrance, escort to site with help siting your rig. Friendly staff. No trains and little road noise. Water pressure high and good quality. No problems with power, cable and Wifi worked well. We wouldn't stay anywhere else in the area. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Two days for the price of one tickets for Biltmore available at the office. Biltmore offers Segway tours, if you never have, you should. Rooftop tour at Biltmore is well worth the money.

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User3454

Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $39.00
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Was impressed with the park and found it to be "big rig" friendly. We stayed in a 39' 5th wheel, in the upper part of the campground. An amazing view from the top, and some sites have a balcony with wrought iron table/chairs and a swing. Strongly recommending staying here if you are in the area. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

Drum circle downtown Asheville a must see (every Friday evening 5pm to dark), Mt Mitchell, Clingmans dome, Biltmore House, farmers market, arboretum, and many other great day trips from here.

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mountainmaury

Review Count: 11
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
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Cleanest bathrooms and showers I've seen. Only drawback is the campground is divided among 3 sections. The actual pads are very nice and level, but the campground as a while is on the side of a mountain. The lanes connecting the different sections are very, very steep. It seemed, because of the steepness, very vew people take walks in the park. The managers here are some of the most helpful we've ever met. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

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The Grizz

Review Count: 21
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $30.00
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Excellent private campground tucked into the mountains yet right off 1-40 near Asheville and Black Mountain. Easy to manuver sites, friendly and helpful hosts. Beautiful setting with trails nearby and dog walking facilities. New sites being developed at top of ridge overlooking campground. The cleanest bathroom, shower, laundry facilities we've visited in 2 years of full time RV traveling. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Great location beween Asheville and Black Mountain with lots of shopping, galleries, Biltmore Estate, and breweries to choose from. Highly recommend Mama Gerties for a pleasurable camping experience. They also have cabins and tent sites available to rent.

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mrfoto

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

Date of Stay: August, 2015 - $55.00
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We were on the upper level, but without the deck, on site #39, a back-in site for our 36 ft mh. The views were awesome, sunsets are spectacular. Cool and breezy perfect weather sitting out. We called ahead and staff told us to unhook our "toad" as soon as we exited I-40. Then 1/2 mile uphill to campground. Friendly staff, guided us to our site up a narrow winding paved road caused some anxiety, but no problem. Very level sites on top level. Needless to say, my wife wanted to know why didn't I get a site with deck and swing overlooking mountains. Oh well, they were $15 extra. Free Wi-Fi was good, slightly slow at times, but worked. Great base camp for day trips to Asheville, Hendersonville, Black Mountain. A lot of work has been put into the upper level sites, but no bath house on this level yet. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

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ehl

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
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Absolutely wonderful park! Do not be discouraged by comments about heights - the terracing is very well done. We stayed in the middle section due to concerns about the steepness (big fear of heights!) and were thrilled with our spot - booked for the top terrace for the Fall after checking it out! Walking the park would be for the uber conditioned camper but it's all about the views, relaxing and breathing the sweet mountain air. Staff could not possibly be nicer! We are hooked! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Check out Bittersweet Antiques right at the bottom of the hill - great finds and good prices. Also - Ingles grocery store right down the road with excellent food and wine selection. There are very RV friendly gas pumps right in front of the grocery store as well as a Burger King and a Bank of America across the street. We rented an Enterprise car - reserve early!!!!! They book up quickly. They will pick you up at your site and gave us a Mama Gertie's discount.

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petelakeland

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

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $55.00
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Stayed on a mountain view sight with beautiful view and weather. Some clouds below us. Very clean and well maintained. Gravel with grass strips in between site. Convenient to interstate and grocery store. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

8 miles to Biltmore House, 2 miles to grocery store. Nice grill and fire pit.

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R&S

Review Count: 125
States Visited: 33
Helpful Reviews: 19

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $63.00
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A well-maintained & lovely park, not too far off the interstate. We stayed at the very top level and the views were exceptional. It is a steep drive to the top, but it is escorted and very doable in low gear, even for big rigs. Lower levels have lots of shade but no shade at the top. If you camp at the top level, you may need to drive down to the restrooms & showers, which are sparkling clean. The WIFI worked OK, but no uploading or down loading allowed. Cable, you get a remote from the office & hook up your cable line. The remote works the box, which is outside, but both our TV's had to be on the same station. We loved the top level and got the deck site, with a wood deck, big swing and metal patio set. It was expensive (our rate was Good Sam), but a very special few days. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Tips for other Campers:

Down the hill about a mile is a BBQ place called OKIE DOKEY'S that had delicious food at a reasonable price. Ask at the office for directions.

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scubajoe

Review Count: 27
States Visited: 15
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2015 - $35.00
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Excellent campground. We read the reviews and mentions of steep roads in the campground. We have a 43ft. motorhome and didn't have any problems. They are steep up to the top sites, but nothing difficult about it. Just drive up, the view is amazing! Super clean and well maintained. When people leave their sites, the hosts rake the gravel smooth so it looks nice for the next person! This has been one of our favorite parks so far! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Tips for other Campers:

Unhook your tow vehicle at the church at the bottom of the road into the campground. It's not far after you get off HWY 40. That makes moving around the campground easier.

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Milo&Millie

Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $55.00
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We had a lovely time at Mama Gertie's. I don't understand how anyone can rate this campground negatively. Yes, it's terrain is steep. It is on a mountain, though, and if you go for the mountain view sites (highly recommended), you might bite your nails a little on the escorted way up and way down. But a site on the top is simply breathtaking and worth it. As I did not use any facilities, I cannot comment about those. Also, I do not think this is a park geared towards family activities. What you get is a well-maintained CG in a quiet, beautiful setting. Camp hosts were very helpful and pleasant. We were so pleased we booked a return trip already. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Tips for other Campers:

I would add to the other tips that there are a few wineries nearby, or within a day trip's drive. We stumbled upon the Linville Winery and found that to be very enjoyable. Hot Springs, Grandfather Mountain, Blowing Rock are all nice day trips from the camp base.

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Coach

Review Count: 4
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2015 - $28.00
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Wonderful RV park with very friendly staff. We were on the next to the top shelf and next time would try for the top. Great view. Spaces were very nice with good amount of room between rv's and nice landscaping. Good water, sewer and electric. Stayed an extra day we enjoyed it so much. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

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