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Old 09-29-2006, 02:58 PM   #1
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We plan to tow our 25' to the Ashville, NC area in October. Any campground recommendations please.
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Do you like rustic, or full service?

There are MANY national forest campgrounds in this area - I used to live there. One of the most lovely areas in Brevard - just a few miles down the road.
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Vist the Biltmore mansion in Ashville. It's the largest private residence in the U.S.. Well worth the price of admission. The castles in Europe have nothing on this house.
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Vist the Biltmore mansion in Ashville. It's the largest private residence in the U.S.. Well worth the price of admission. The castles in Europe have nothing on this house.
I saw a Judy Collins concert (HBO) from the Biltmore a few years back. The Biltmore was great and Judy was Judy....
We have the Arizona Biltmore resort in Phoenix. It's a Frank Loyd Wright design, any connection?
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We plan to tow our 25' to the Ashville, NC area in October. Any campground recommendations please.
I highly recomend Campfire Lodgings but be forewarned the last stretch of driveway into the campground is not for the faint hearted or underpowered tow vehicles but once in the view is excellent and the hosts are out of this world.

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Asheville Area Camping

There is a great campground convenient to either I-40 or I-26. It is Bear Creek Campground. They have excellent (clean) bath facilities and are very near the farmers market. In the fall the market will have some arts and crafts, lots of pumpkins and gourds, plenty of NC grown apples.
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FLW and the Arizona Biltmore...

There are conflicting opinions about who designed the Arizona Biltmore. However, the Arizona Biltmore's own web site says that the property is Frank Lloyd Wright-influenced architecture. Nice faux Wright. I'm not aware that it has structural problems either, which is almost proof that it is not a FLW designed building.
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Do you like rustic, or full service?

There are MANY national forest campgrounds in this area - I used to live there. One of the most lovely areas in Brevard - just a few miles down the road.
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We have in-laws that own a campground near Lake Lure, they would be happy to have more campers. They own River Creek campground, and have sites from "rustic" to fully equipped cabins.
Their website is www.rivercreeknc.com , and you can book reservations there, if you like.
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We have stayed at 3 different ones in the Ashville area that I would recommend, depending on your needs.
The BEARS DEN can ONLY be accessed from the Blue Ridge Parkway, is very nice, is far from the 'hustle bustle'. Closest small town is Spruce Pine. Is east of Ashville.
Next, if you like boondocking style, Janet mentioned Brevard. Davidson River State park. First come first served, no anything but water (unless they have upgraded) less than 15 minutes from Brevard with quaint eating establishments, and upity acting folks that don't understand "Airstreaming"
Lastly, in Hendersonville, close to shopping malls, bunches of commercial activity, and south of Ashville is the Rutledge Lake campground, privately owned, and pretty nice. All the necessities, and one where all are expected to follow campground rules. Clean laundry faclities.
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The Davidson River campground is very pretty, although there are virtually no services with the exception of water - and that is not at each campsite.

Another campground (in Brevard) is Cascade Lake Campground. This is a nice enough campground, but really nice if you have a canoe or kayak. The campground (and some sites) at right on a very pretty lake/river, where in a fairly short distance you can paddle up to the base of a small waterfall. Really nice.

There is also a small place called Town Mountain Travel Park, but it is better as a one or two night stand.

Before traveling, check for which locations are open. Things start to close up this time of year.
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Davidson River now has 30 Amp service—on 4 sites, that you can’t reserve, all first come, first served. You can run your generator 4 hours per day (that they choose). On the other hand, it is absolutely beautiful in the fall, or any other time really. Rule of thumb is that when the World Series is being played, the leaves are at peak. Susan’s parents have a home there and we have been going up to visit there for about the last 12 years. We love it, and would like to retire there ($$$$$$$). It’s gotten expensive over the last few years, but affordable is available for most anything you want to do.

There are lots of private camp grounds in the area, but we’ve never stayed in them. We have stayed at Davidson River tent camping and it was great.

From that camp ground, you are about 30 minutes from Ashville and Hendersonville. Forum member RichardT lives in Bat Cave, which is just next to Lake Lure. You might PM him for more recommendations.

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I found a couple of shots from us at Cascade Lake - if you enjoy kayaking and canoing it is really nice - and fun.
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