What is glamping? It’s a combination of glamour and camping, or luxury camping, satisfying both the city slicker and nature lover. Arrive to a fully set up mountain campsite in our Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, no assembly or equipment required. You’ll be delighted at the ease and the extra time to play outdoors. (Feature photo: Paint Rock Farm Glamping)
In the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina, experience a big variety of glamping options near waterfalls, hiking, whitewater rafting, ziplining, biking, fishing and swimming in Pisgah and Nantahala National Forests. You’ll also be a short drive away from Asheville, Biltmore, Blue Ridge Parkway and our western NC small towns.
Most glamping sites include the basics: weatherproof shelter, chairs, fire ring and picnic table. Stay in tents on platforms, yurts and more. Inside, find comfortable beds - often with sheets and towels. Not all glampsites are created equal, so amenities vary greatly. While some glamping communities offer resort-like packages, others keep it simple.
Blue Ridge Mountain Glamping Tips
Here are some tips to help you plan:
- Confirm the amenities offered at your glampsite including water, electric and bathroom facilities. Are linens included?
- Ask for a list of suggested things to bring (like flashlights, firewood & matches, cooler, cooking supplies, etc)
- Ask your host about nearby grocery stores, restaurants and things to do.
- Make reservations well in advance, especially on summer weekends and the fall.
- Some glamping sites have room for an extra tent or sleeping bags for additional guests or family members.
Glamping Spots near Asheville
Pisgah Glamping, Asheville
This glamorous camping is located inside Lake Powhatan Campground in Pisgah National Forest, just 10 miles from downtown Asheville and Biltmore. Each fully set up campsite includes a large weatherproof tent with standing room and a queen size bed, cot, picnic table and fire ring. 12 glampsites, bed linens, towels, wood, ice, coffee maker, electric hook ups, nearby bathhouse, hiking &… read more
Paint Rock Farm, Hot Springs
Brand new, beautifully furnished River Perch Glamping Cabins are nestled on 160 acres of private land, overlooking the French Broad River. Community covered deck overlooking French Broad River and… read more
Smoky Mountain Glamping, Waynesville
This creekside glamping is located near Great Smoky Mountains Nat’l Park & Blue Ridge Parkway on a private family farm. Lake Junaluska and Waynesville are 10 minutes away with access to… read more
Nantahala Yurts, Bryson City
Mongolian-style tents located inside Nantahala Gorge, adjacent to ziplines, rafting and more fun with Wildwater. 20 mins from Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Each yurt is wrapped in… read more
Cherryfield Luxury Group Camping, Brevard
Glamp in luxury at this woodland retreat on 250 private acres. All four spacious tent pavilions are side-by-side, making for easy gathering with parking right out front for easy loading and… read more
Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins
Located in West Asheville, this unconventional cabin campground is the perfect intersection of urban and outdoor adventure! This cabin “village” overlooking the French Broad River Greenway… read more
Mandala Springs Eco Retreat, Blue Ridge Parkway
Getaway from the city at this 30-acre eco-retreat surrounded by national forest just off the Blue Ridge Parkway less than 5 miles from Craggy Gardens. Enjoy camping, glamping, tiny home rentals,… read more
Urban Escape Vehicles
This locally-owned camper van rental business offers the perfect base camp for all your Western NC adventures! The van comes with everything you’ll need for cooking and camping, with plenty of… read more
Asheville Glamping, Asheville
Enjoy a unique and adventurous experience with a variety of glamping options. From treehouses, vintage RV’s, domes, bell tents and more- find your rest and relaxation in multiple settings and a… read more
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