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Above the Fray Glamping, Black Mtn.

· Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina
11 acres hosted by Doug B.
6 lodging sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
Amazing views
Hipcampers say this spot has amazing views.
Off-lead friendly
Pets can be off-lead at this Hipcamp.
Doug is a Star Host
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The views are hypnotic and look down and out over the continental divide. Good morning sun and sunsets can be seen in the same spot. Your car is parked within feet of your deck so Car Campers and experienced campers can enjoy. Designed with campers and dogs in mind. The deck is large (384 square feet) with a tin roof. Some roofs are full size, some 2/3rds and some 1/3rd, depending on what one wants for tent size or sun exposure. (See pictures of each site/deck) Each deck has sun and rain curtains for helping keep comfortable in normal weather. Dogs enjoy a two gate system so quests and dogs can be leash free and away from the road. All dog owners know to pick up after their pets. The human Private Porta John is cleaned weekly. Lights and electrical is 110V (3 prongs) for YOUR coffee pots, electric grills, mattress inflators, crockpots, electric blankets fans, etc. I do not provide any electrical appliances, other than counter area lighting and low level string lights so one can see the night sky. Many of my campers will "Pay it Forward" and leave coffee pots, hot plates, fans and such, so count yourself lucky to find a deck with them. I provide chairs, 5 gallons of fresh water in containers, fickle solar shower and pop up changing room along with an assortment of camping supplies from dog bowls to antimicrobial wipes. I provide various size garbage bags to manage your garbage. Your parking area is next to the deck. Black Mountain’s tasty restaurants are 4 miles away and All Trails is a great app for finding trails suited for your interest. Be respectful to the place and please be friendly to the people you meet. Learn more about this land: Private Glamping Decks with a view that pictures do not do justice. Private decks on a dead-end gravel road mean hopefully the sounds will only be of nature. The conveniences of electricity, porta john, water, chairs, table, roof, cleaning supplies, rain curtains, and astounding views have my Glampers coming back often. Designed with Dogs in mind with a two-gate system and no need for a leash when on the deck. Obnoxious, barking dogs are not welcome, so bring only controlled and well socialized dogs. Help me keep it dog friendly. Never block the road with a park car.
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Black Mountain, Buncombe, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), Mánu: Yį Įsuwą (Catawba), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Doug B.Joined in February 2020
167 ratings · 141 reviews
Jacob C.recommends
January 28, 2024
View Like No Other, Glamping. 279
An amazing view! Everything was set up for my stay when I arrived, and I had an excellent experience. I hope to be back soon!
Kenzie C.recommends
January 8, 2024
View Like No Other, Glamping. 279
Really cool spot, we went new years eve. And obviously very cold but the tarps on lines helped a lot. Will definitely stay again in better weather
Sean B.recommends
January 4, 2024
Deck plus room for Class B Van. 269
This place was awesome, had amazing views, was just far enough from town we were happy to run down for meals, but still felt very removed. Look forward to staying here again.
Allison J.recommends
January 2, 2024
Southern sun, full roof. 283
Beautiful View and Convenient Too!
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay on Doug’s deck. The views are incredible! The road to the site is well maintained. It was a nice treat to have power and overhead lighting. There was ample water provided. There is also a very nice public spring on the way to town. I recommend filling up before you leave! Black Mountain is about 10 min from the campsite. There is a grocery store there as well as lots of good restaurants and breweries. I am excited to revisit during the warmer months!
Amanda A.recommends
December 31, 2023
View Like No Other, Glamping. 279
Site 279
Absolutely beautiful! The drive up the mountain is easy and the directions are clear. The site is breathtaking. I went in December, few snow showers and constant cold wind (be sure to gear up for wind as the host advertises). Such a great experience!
Ashley V.recommends
November 25, 2023
Western/Southern views. 271
Best book on hipcamp!
Amazing time!!! Definitely will be coming back loved every minute.
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