9.2 Excellent
     
Swannanoa, North Carolina

Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground

Swannanoa, North Carolina


Swannanoa, North Carolina
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Sites: 37
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 35.585816692558
Longitude: -82.404692173004

Elevation: 2511' (approximate)
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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Review Count: 4
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: November, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:      

We had a great stay at Mama Gertie's Campground! It is a beautiful campground on a mountain side. The upper sites have amazing views! The lower sites (where we stayed) are nicely terraced between sites, you have good privacy. The staff was friendly and the campground was very clean. We had absolutely no issues and will definitely be back.

Our site (#14) was adequate, but the patio area was a bit tight. Next time we would definitely get a mountain top site, maybe even the one with the deck. The views are amazing. We have a 30' motorhome and tow-dolly. We had enough space to disconnect the tow dolly and put it off to the side, and pull the car in behind my rig. The site was just big enough but not spacious.

One of the best features of this campground is the location. It is only about 2 miles from I-40. Right at that exit, there is a grocery store, shopping center and gas stations. It is also close to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and only 5 miles to Black Mountain. We enjoyed walking round Black Mountain, a quaint little town with lots of shopping. Also, don't miss a visit to nearby Montreat college... beautiful location. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
14
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
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

One of the best features of this campground is the location. It is only about 2 miles from I-40. Right at that exit, there is a grocery store, shopping center and gas stations. It is also close to downtown Asheville, the Blue Ridge Parkway, and only 5 miles to Black Mountain. We enjoyed walking round Black Mountain, a quaint little town with lots of shopping. Also, don't miss a visit to nearby Montreat college... beautiful location.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

By far the nicest RV park we've found. Our 25ft Airstream was comfortable in site 16. The site are gravel and very level. Upon entrance we were met by a friendly, competent staff who clearly take pride in this property. The staff escorts you to your site which expedites the check-in process. We noticed the cleanliness all around, from the dog park, trash collection, check-in area, and more. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
16
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, Covered Forested
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

For exceptional views, book the sites higher on the property

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Review Count: 38
States Visited: 14
Helpful Reviews: 9

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

Out new FAVORITE campground. Security gate, best WiFi ever, full services, roomy and FLAT gravel sites, and friendly staff ... all near the top of a mountain with seriously breath-taking views. The winding, steep-grade road up to the sites may be challenging for a new driver, but navigating IS do-able. All this beauty is only about 15 miles from Asheville with great restaurants, shopping, street entertainers, farmers market and Friday night drumming circles. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
38
Site Surface
Gravel
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
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 29
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 5

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

Very clean facilities, some of the best we've seen. The only negative is the roads within the campground are very very steep and if driving up and down narrow mountain roads bothers you, this is not the park for you. Very nice views from the top of the mountain. We have big rig and had no troubles but it can be scary. Friendly helpful staff took us to our site. Good selection of stores and places to eat within 8 miles. We disconnected because I did not the extra weight when going down the mountain. Went to ACE hardware, about 1.5 miles away, to reconnect. 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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 173
States Visited: 38
Helpful Reviews: 45

Date of Stay: October, 2017 - $57.00
Overall Rating:      

This mountain-setting campground is one of our favorites now! We were on the very top level, but not at one of the patio sites. The view was beautiful. Hookups were excellent. Cable and the WIFI worked very well. Restrooms were spotless as was the laundry area. The whole campground has the feel of meticulous care. The ride to the top is very steep, but you have a guide to your campsite. We love that! This is an excellent location to visit the Asheville and Black Mountain areas. This campground is beautiful! We loved it here! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     
Tips for other Campers:

There is an excellent full-service Ingles grocery store at the bottom of the hill.

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Review Count: 71
States Visited: 23
Helpful Reviews: 13

Date of Stay: September, 2017 - $51.00
Overall Rating:      

Located about a mile off I-40. Narrow roads to RV park. Office on hill, won't be able to unhook. Check in easy, staff very friendly and helpful. Our site was at top of park on side of mountain. It's a steep climb to the top, however, our 40 ft plus tow had no issues. We were escorted, which made the climb easier to navigate. Our site was gravel, pull thru, full hook up, close to level with picnic table & fire ring. Site was long enough to fit Rig and tow.

We were in an open area, although surrounded by trees, we were able to get satellite. They have cable too. WiFi worked great. Unfortunately, we were here when Hurricane Irma decided to come thru, but we still had a great view.

Best maintained park we have ever stayed at! Office with small store, laundry room and exercise room located in front of park. There are bathrooms & laundry room located at top of park too. There is a gate at front of park, and you are given a code. Only one dumpster located at front by office. Small dog areas, some grass but didn't walk dogs because of storm, so there could be additional areas around park. This is a beautiful park and we will be back again! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

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

Close to Asheville, and area attractions.

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Review Count: 9
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $53.00
Overall Rating:      

Beautiful well kept park with large level spaces. We didn't need any blocks to level the wheels. The hill to the mountain view spots is very steep but easily negotiated by large rigs. They will escort you to your space. Bath rooms and laundry are spotless. Very secure, every one gets their own gate combo. Pet friendly. Our space had two sewer dumps, a huge grassy area in front and lots of room for our tow vehicle. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
33
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
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
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Recommend 12 bones in the art district for some good BBQ.

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Review Count: 19
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 6

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $41.00
Overall Rating:      

This was a really a beautiful park. The people were great. We used the laundry, and were pleasantly surprised that it was brand new equipment. There is nothing bad that I can think of to say about this place except for the price. But sometimes you get what you pay for, and this place is great. 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
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 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: 18
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $60.00
Overall Rating:      

Read the reviews & decided to try this CG. Ended up with a spot on top & the view was great. It's a good brake test getting in and out as it's really steep, but worth the trip if you get a spot on top. We were just there overnight on trip to AZ. The showers & bathrooms were spotless. I would recommend this CG. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
27
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough for my 5th wheel and truck (I didn't have to disconnect
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
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Review Count: 6
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: 2
States Visited: 2
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: 9
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 3

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: 89
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 8

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: 22
States Visited: 10
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $75.00
Overall Rating:      

We love Mama Gertie's!! Beautiful scenery, quiet campground and friendly staff. All the amenities are excellent. We splurged for the premium top of the mountain spot and had a patio and picnic table and fire pit AND VIEW!!! Worth the splurge!! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
     
Clean Restrooms
Service
     
Clean Showers
Cleanliness
     

Site Details

Campsite
     
Site Number
37
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Long enough 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
Spacious
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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