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: $55 7/2016

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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126 Reviews

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Review Count: 33
States Visited: 6
Helpful Reviews: 4

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: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

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: 29
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 13

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: 21
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

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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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 0

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

The drive up was very steep, the view was fabulous. Not sure if it was worth the price. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
upper section
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 22
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: January, 2016 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
25
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
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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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2015 - $50.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 68
States Visited: 30
Helpful Reviews: 5

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $45.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
41
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 4
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $38.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Site 13
Site Surface
Asphalt, Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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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Review Count: 104
States Visited: 36
Helpful Reviews: 7

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $37.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
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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Review Count: 6
States Visited: 5
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $39.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Site Number
Top loop
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
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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Review Count: 13
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $35.00
Overall Rating:      

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.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade

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

Date of Stay: September, 2015 - $55.00
Overall Rating:      

We had an incredible mountain view site and loved the proximity to Asheville and Black Mountain. The campgrounds are spotless and exceptionally maintained. Competent drivers needed for steep hill and tight turns. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
Mountain view
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

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

Fresh Wood Fired Pizza and Pasta in nearby Black Mountain has some of the best pizza we've ever tasted.

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