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Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground

Swannanoa, North Carolina


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

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Latitude: 35.58582
Longitude: -82.40469

Elevation: 2511' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access yes
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ 55+ no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts yes
  • Dump Station Dump Station yes
  • Group Camping Group Camping no
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot yes
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Phone Phone yes
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms yes
  • Showers Showers yes
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities yes
  • Camp Store Camp Store yes
  • Pet Area Pet Area yes
  • Propane Available Propane Available yes
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar no
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse yes
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available yes
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen no
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp no
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip no
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter yes
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault no
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground no
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails yes
  • Rec Room Rec Room yes
  • Casino Casino no
  • Fishing Fishing no
  • Beach Beach no
  • Biking Biking no
  • Boating Boating no
  • Golf Golf no
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities yes
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes yes
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf no
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts no
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access yes

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Review Count: 8
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

Phenomenal views on the upper sites with a deck and swing. The only negative I have for this campground is that the water was turned off from late morning to late afternoon, and no one from the staff informed us. That could have had disastrous consequences if the ice maker, washing machine or dishwasher was in use at the time. I doubt the management would be agreeable to paying for repair or replacement. 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
Quite a bit longer than 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
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Scraping Branches
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 7
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: August, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Great property on the side of a hill/mountain. Pretty steep interior asphalt roads with terraced nice level gravel sites. The people running the park are nice and do an excellent job. They escort all new arrivals to their site and are always busy cleaning. The upper level is cleared and has great views of the nearby mountains, lower level sites are more shaded. Great property! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
16
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
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
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Review Count: 119
States Visited: 37
Helpful Reviews: 32

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $50.00
Overall Rating:

This is an excellent, clean RV park which is easily accessed off I-40. Check-in was efficient and friendly. There are 3 tiers with the top tier having awesome mountain views everywhere you look. However, there is no shade, so that is a trade off, but there was direct sun for a just a few hours each day, so wasn't bad at all. The lowest tier has shade at most sites with the middle tier having limited shade. The drive to the top tier was not bad and totally doable. We were quite surprised by some of the negative comments we've read regarding the drive to the top. We found it to be no big deal. You are escorted to your site. The WiFi was excellent, the cable had plenty of channels, and we had good Verizon cell service. Our FHU, pull-thru site was gravel and was level. Our site was comfortably spaced from the neighboring site. There is an Ingles grocery, CVS Pharmacy, post office, and a few restaurants an easy drive right up the road. We would definitely stay here again when in the area. 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
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
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $69.00
Overall Rating:

We camped on the top tier and the view is beautiful. It is a steep incline to the top, but we had no problems. They provide an escort. It was a little dusty at the time of our visit. We will camp 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
35
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Be careful when driving through the campground. There a number of rocks protecting the bushes.

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

Date of Stay: July, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Stayed 3 days. Excellent staff, friendly and informative. After checking in one of the staff escorted us to our site and helped us back in. Check out sites up above the lower sites with views. Cable TV 60 channels, HD worked very good. Site clean, Had option of two sewer connections, ( not sure if that holds true at every site). Water, electric 50/30, Good. Very clean showers, Laundry room very clean, we washed clothes there. Probably in the top 2 campsites we've stayed at! Plan on going back again. Right off 40, Easy on/off to sites in and around Ashville. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
5
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Farmer Market, Folk Center, Downtown Asheville Whitewater Rafting

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Review Count: 41
States Visited: 17
Helpful Reviews: 14

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This is a very nice park. We were only there for one night on our way north but wish we could have stayed longer. Check in was quick and easy, staff friendly and we were escorted to our site. You are in the mountains so the interior roads are a bit steep but not a problem. We were in the lower section so our pull-thru site was terraced into the slope. The site we had was nicely graveled and did not require leveling. Plenty of space and lots of trees and native flora. There was a table, fire ring and the utilities and septic were well placed and no issues with electric. Cell phone and wifi worked well. The restrooms and showers are the cleanest we have encountered. The showers are separate little rooms across the hall from the restrooms. Our rate was with Good Sam discount. We would most definitely stay here again if in the area. 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
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
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $45.00
Overall Rating:

Based on reviews here along with online videos, we chose Mama Gerties. We had high expectations and we certainly were not disappointed. Everything was perfect. We liked it so much we are headed back for a couple nights again next week. Since they are very busy this time of year, all we could get was site #20 which is a back in for our 24 foot class C. We knew going in it had electric and water but no sewer. Nice wide and shaded lot with a wonderful creek at the rear. Like the entire park, it was spotless. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
20
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 21
States Visited: 16
Helpful Reviews: 9

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

Day 28, 2,188 Miles. Today Misty and I are at Mama Gertie's Hidaway in Swannanoa, North Carolina - just east of Asheville. Rate is $53.10/night for a "Mountain View Site" with a Veteran/Military discount (or Good Sam). My site is pretty nice, gravel and level with a picnic table, fire pit and grass "yard." Easily long enough for my 39'6" and toad. 50-amp with well laid out hook-ups. There are a few "Deck View" sites which look really nice. The park is more or less carved from the side of the mountain. The roads are a mix of blacktop and gravel and at first may look a little daunting, but nothing to worry about. The park, laundry, bathrooms, etc. are extremely well-kept and clean. There is a decent "camp store" and exercise room. It is a "closed" park with a key-pad gate. WIFI is the best I've experienced at a park for some time and the cable is good with 62 channels (did not try OTA). My Verizon signal is strong as well. I am using my Dish but on the lower sites, satellite would be difficult, even with a tail-gater type satilitte due to trees. If you want a good pizza and wings, I highly recommend Pepperoni's Gourmet Pizza just down the road n Black Mountain (they deliver). I had the "kitchen sink" pizza and lemon pepper wings - best wings in my recent memory and the pizza was sooo good! I really like the park and being able to look out towards the mountains of Pisgah National Forest - amazing. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
30
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
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Order a pizza - the "kitchen sink," and some wings from Pepperoni's Gourmet Pizza - they deliver to the park

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Review Count: 83
States Visited: 28
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $77.00
Overall Rating:

Located about a mile off I-40. Narrow roads to RV park. Office on hill, therefore we unhooked before arriving. 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 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 deck, swing & 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. The bottom half park has mature trees at the sites. They have cable too. WiFi worked great. One of the 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. Used the laundry room, wash - $2.00, dry - $1.25. Machines worked well. 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, but plenty of internal roads to walk dogs. The park was full when we stayed there, but very quiet. We didn't run AC because it was cool at night, and there was no outside noise. This is a beautiful RV park and we will be back again! We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Motorhome. 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
Quite a bit longer than my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Patio
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visit Biltmore, as well as the Grove Park Inn. Grove Park lets you park for 3 hours free. We stopped for a drink and walked around.

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Review Count: 63
States Visited: 31
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

The facility is well cared for and highly maintained. Interior roads are paved and sites are gravel and pretty level. This campground has been carved into the side of a mountain so a lot of the lower sites where I stayed have been terraced into the hillside. While you are close to the next site there is good separation with the terracing and plantings. Out site had mountain laurel that was at least 8 feet tall.

All the staff I interacted with were very nice helpful folks. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
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, Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
No
Tips for other Campers:

We stopped to tour the Biltmore Estate but changed our mind cause I'm cheap. I was unwilling to spend $146 to gain entry. I've heard that it is quite a work of art though.

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Review Count: 45
States Visited: 22
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2018 - $59.00
Overall Rating:

Last time we were at Mama Gerties was 2008 and wanted to come back to see the new upper sites. Mama Gerties is still a great campground that is very neat and well kept. The lower and middle sites are shaded and and relatively private. But since we came back to try out the upper sites, we stayed up there this time (we were in site 29) We liked these sites very much as they have great views- views you wouldn't get at many other campgrounds. And all of the sites have their pluses and minuses. Sites 27-32 have nice views without the premium pricing, but are pretty close together. Sites 33-37 have the best views of them all and are the nicest sites in the park...although they are preminum priced. Sites 38/39 are off to themselves, but their awnings do not face the nice view - something to know. Sites 40-45 have decent views, but not as good as 33-37 since there are sites in front of them. One more note on the high sites, the drive up and back down is tricky for big rigs. Ours is 44 ft and although we did not have any issues, it was a bit nerve wracking but doable if you go slow. Again, the campground and the grounds are immaculate and the staff is very helpful and friendly and we would definitely come again. 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
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
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 18
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $38.00
Overall Rating:

This park is very unique. It was carved out of a mountainside. The lower sites are tiered and very level. As you get higher there are sites for larger rigs and the top of the park have the beautiful views. Showers are private with doors and seats. Impeccably clean. Mature growths of trees and shrubs give the park the look of a cool quiet woods. Some sites are very shady and some in the sun. Laundry is also very clean and they have a coin machine as well. Staff could not be friendlier and you are lead to your site. Although very steep, it is possible to do with all size rigs. Cabins looked very nice in wooded section as well as quiet tent sites. Very well done campground. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
17
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my travel trailer and tow vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

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

Visited the Biltmore and would have driven the Blue Ridge but rain prevented that. Dinner at Okie Dokie barbecue was very good.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

We are a New Zealand couple and have been traveling for 2 months and this is The BEST park we have stayed in. The attention to detail is first class, bathrooms and laundry top notch and the nightly rate so reasonable. Thank you We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Truck Camper.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely, small campground with nice landscaping. Each campsite is tiered which provides a lot of privacy. The hookups are easily accessed, the bathroom, shower rooms, and laundry are very clean and up-to-date. Front desk staff were friendly, helpful, and efficient. Close to Asheville, Black Mountain, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. I plan to stay here again, and I recommend Mama Gertie's highly. We camped at Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground in a Travel 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 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
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $37.00
Overall Rating:

Very special place. The campground setting is unique, I have never seen one cleaner, and the staff is friendly and helpful. The restrooms, laundry, and showers are immaculate and very convenient. The views on the upper level are spectacular. I highly recommend Mama Gertie's Hideaway Campground. 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 Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
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:

The park is conveniently located to Asheville, The Biltmore, Black Mountain, The Blue Ridge Parkway, and Chimney Rock. A very nice, large grocery store, hardware store, restaurants, and gas are close by.

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