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: $36 12/2016

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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
  • $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 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

Review Details

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136 Reviews

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Review Count: 24
States Visited: 9
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 6
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: 6
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 116
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 34

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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Review Count: 31
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed at the top to enjoy the view. The view is truly exceptional and worth the road up and the extra expense. The top is a broad shelf carved into the side of the hill and its entirety is level. There is no shade but the grounds are well landscaped. The bathhouse is new and spotless. There is a small area for a dog walk with dog waste containers.

The entire CG was well maintained and very clean. The roads are paved and they are all fairly steep, although the sites not on top were all fairly level with plenty of shade. Just pay attention, and the roads are quite manageable. Other than that, the other reviewers covered most everything well.

We will 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

Site Number
29
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

There is plenty to do in the area. The Biltmore is a must visit. Asheville was settled by my old hippie friends from the 60's and in my view, is not what it used to be. Today, I find it crowded and commercial. Too bad. ("Find paradise and put up a parking lot.")

Yes, the parking is very limited. Parking our F-250 was a challenge. Go early. The Blue Ridge Parkway runs right through and the Folk Art Center should be seen. Also, Mt. Mitchell is near and worth the ride to the top.

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $70.00
Overall Rating:      

This was our 3rd time here and our first in the premium sites with decks. The view is spectacular! No problems getting a 41' fifth wheel and long bed dually up or down the mountain. The bath house on the top level is almost complete and looks great inside. We used the main office showers and bathrooms at times and they were spotless. The wi-fi and phone signal (Verizon) are much improved from our last visit here. The cable set up is a bit odd in that you get one remote that operates the box, so if you have more than one TV, you have to pass the remote between rooms. Not a huge deal since we don't watch much TV, but could affect some campers.
The owners work hard to make this park a great experience. They are very friendly and helpful. I only had 2 very minor issues all week. First, I think there should be exceptions for the one car per site rule. The pull thru sites up top have plenty of room for a small second vehicle (which we had) and saves a very long,steep walk down to the office where extra cars must be parked. Second, and a bigger issue, was the manager enforcing some unwritten rule about not moving the picnic table off the deck. We had moved the table literally 5 feet to be under our awning so some of the the large crowd we had could eat outside during the rain, which we had a lot of that week. The table and chairs are wrought iron, so it's not like they could be damaged by moving them, and we even said we'd put them back after the rain stopped. No dice. Kind of a bad rule, and furthermore - if it's a rule, put it in the list of rules you give at check in.
One last note - be very cautious if you have a long trailer or MH and stay in the lower sites. We saw many gouges in the pavement where folks dragged the back of their rig pulling into the site. Very steep approach and exit.
Overall, we really like this campground and all there is to do nearby. It's a bit pricey at $70 per night ($5 more per extra person), but the views are worth it. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer (plenty of space) for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Rent a pontoon boat at Lake Lure. Tube the French Broad River. Hike Chimney Rock. Explore downtown Asheville.

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

Our site was at the top and we had a beautiful view! The road up was steep but no problem. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Must see the Biltmore.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We stayed in spot 7. Originally sad that we couldn't get the top level but this spot was private and shaded and we were happy. We scraped our hitch pulling in and was a bit tricky. There are no amenities and no open spaces for kids to play, but for a few nights or for someone without kids, it's very peaceful and pretty. Well maintained property and nice staff. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
7
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

We enjoyed Pigsah Forest sliding rock and Looking Glass Falls. (These experiences were much better than the Smoky's TN side!) Biltmore village is great to hang out, eat and listen to live music and it's close. Chimney Rock area has pull offs to hang out in the river which was really nice for us and the kids.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: July, 2016 - $63.00
Overall Rating:      

This park is amazing. The sites are immaculate, the shower and laundry facilities well supplied and clean, wifi works well and consistently, the water pressure is good and the staff is very helpful and friendly. We stayed in one of the mountain top views with a deck that included a wooden swing, picnic table and grill. The deck was built into the side of the hill so the back of it was literally 20 feet off the ground. The view was amazing and totally worth the effort it took to get to the top site.
The mountain sites are hard to reach, but the staff members are expert at escorting you up the hill. They even convinced us not to unhook our tow knowing exactly how much space we would need to make the turns up the hill.

I strongly recommend this RV park if you are looking for that special place to enjoy the glorious mountains near Asheville. You will not be disappointed! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Mountain view w deck
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
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
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient

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

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

One of the most beautiful and spectacular parks we have been to. The wi-fi was okay, but not great and dropped frequently. Getting into the park looked like it would be difficult with a steep incline to get to the very top, but was not actually that bad. Not very kid friendly, without many activities for them to do. Convenient to Asheville, being 10 minutes away. Excellent, clean bathroom and laundry facility. The view at the top at the premium sites was absolutely amazing, however the lower sites didn't have a view. The staff was friendly, but nit picky and uptight. They had a game and weight room, both in good condition. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Premium site
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
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:

I would only stay here if you book a site on the top of the mountain. The lower sites did not have much of a view.

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Review Count: 55
States Visited: 19
Helpful Reviews: 22

Date of Stay: May, 2016 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

Decent place, convienent to Asheville and surrounding areas, but most sites are very close together. Mostly very small yards, very steep roads for walking, and a bit hairy for driving a big rig up/down. Take it slow and easy and there shouldn't be a problem. The narrow road, with no shoulders on the way to the park is not so good....hopefully you don't run into any on coming traffic or don't mind brushing against bushes and trees near the road. The best sites in the park are in the upper area. Sites 32 (back in with a decent side yard and no neighbors on passenger side) and 33 (pull through with another decent side yard) being the best of the bunch. The other pull throughs 34-37 had some great views with a deck over looking the valley. If you plan on spending a lot of time at the park, 33-37 are probably worth the extra charge. All of the upper sites have gorgeous views. We wouldn't consider trying to park a big rig in the lower area...high approach/depart angles with large trees/shrubs near the sites. We're not going to rule this park out for future visits, but will be looking for alternatives before booking here. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
29
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

We almost skipped Biltmore based on the admission price, but so glad we went! The "house" was amazing, but the (dog friendly) grounds, gardens, and huge greenhouse were spectactacular! If you enjoy craft beer, there are many, many great breweries in the area. Lots of amazing hiking, from very easy to grueling near Ashevill. Downtown Asheville is very cool with great resturants and people watching.

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Review Count: 30
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

This family owned park has been developed with great care and attention to detail. We stayed on the top tier of the park and the views were breathtaking. Each site is large gravel, level, with well positioned and fully functional hookups. The staff is very friendly and helpful. The laundry is clean and the machines looked new. $50 per night was a bit of a splurge for us, but well worth it. We would most definitely go back time and time again. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
45
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Blue Ridge Parkway entrance and Billy Graham Training Center are both less than 5 miles and the Biltmore Estate is about 10 miles from the park. Asheville has some wonderful places to dine, the view is spectacular, and the people are friendly.

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

Date of Stay: April, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:      

Park was very clean and well maintained. Upper level has wonderful views of North Carolina mountains. We would definitely stay here again. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
32
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Biltmore Estate

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