September 12, 2022
This was an impulse get for me but it was such a blast and so worth it I’ll definitely be doing it again :) Janis is so nice and the hospitality is unmatched.
September 4, 2022
I loved staying with Janice. She and her little beagle Teak were delightful. Her land is tucked away in the woods with a beautiful view. I stayed at the 1/2 moon site. It was level and clean. Very close to the communal fire pit which was good for me but if you want more privacy, choose the site in the "jungle". Another 2 couples were there at the same time but it was quiet and peaceful. I hope to return soon to stay there again and do more hiking/camping. You're the best Janice!
September 4, 2022
Camping w view near Asheville+ zips
This was our first time doing a Hipcamp and we had a great experience. Janis was very welcoming and has beautiful views from her home. The full moon site in particular was a plus for us since we were able to pull right up to our site, since it is a nice, big grassy strip connected to the top of the property where the parking area is. We did the Navitat zip line tour in the early afternoon and were able to go down the street 10 minutes to check in at Janis’ after. We got to meet her sweet dog too ☺️
August 22, 2022
Janis is wonderful. Her property is perfect for anyone but most importantly as a new solo camper I felt extremely comfortable and welcomed. The views are beautiful and the property is inviting. The outdoor shower is literally the best shower I have ever had in my entire life. The location is perfect! 10 minutes from zip lining, 20 or less from town and many bars and places to eat. 50 minutes from amazing hikes off the blue ridge mountain. I had a blast and can’t say enough about Janis’ hospitality. She’s great and happy I met her.
August 16, 2022
Felt like home
This Hipcamp is a little slice of heaven! The host (Janis) made our stay even better with her true southern hospitality. Our tent site was quite unique and we felt truly secluded. The private outdoor “facilities” only added to the charm. Don’t let me forget the views! Wow. All I can say is wow. A great feature of this Hipcamp is that Janis created a communal fire pit which to me, helps meeting and conversing with new travelers.
August 6, 2022
We loved staying with Janis. She was very friendly and responsive and let us stay in her art studio when rain was forecasted for the night. Her campsite has a beautiful view and she had great recommendations for hikes and places to visit.
July 12, 2022
Had a great experience!
So my daughter and I were coming in from TN to attend an event in the Barnardsville area. This was going to be a very special trip and I was looking for just the right place for us to stay. I had researched a good bit before stumbling across Janice’s listing and I knew as soon as I saw the listing that it would be perfect for us. I’m so glad we got to come camp with her! Janice is such a lovely human. She’s very down to earth, and kind. She really made us feel welcome and made sure we had what we needed. Her land is also so beautiful! You can tell she has put a lot of love and creativity into caring for it. And she is in good proximity to Asheville as well. It was only about 20 minutes to get to downtown. I would love to come stay with her again anytime we are back in the area. It was a trip my daughter and I will always cherish ❤️
July 11, 2022
Great spot and Janis is awesome! I'd highly recommend.
July 6, 2022
Janis was an exceptional host with a beautiful property to spend a few nights on. We had to cut our trip short one night but hope to go back soon. She even offered us donuts and a box fan to keep us cool on a particularly warm night. Thanks Janis!
July 4, 2022
Janis is the best host! Her sites are very private, and easy to access. She gave helpful directions and awesome recommendations! We really enjoyed our time here, and we would recommend this place to anyone! Thank you Janis!!
June 28, 2022
Not sure how to appropriately describe our experience at Janis’ spot. We stayed two nights and were in utopia for both - even with our first night filled with rain. Janis greeted us with a canopy, tarps, and all the necessities to turn a rainy camping day into a dry, comfortable, romantic setting. The view alone is worth the drive out. Parking was simple. Outdoor shower was hot. We had a beautiful fire pit with a breathtaking view. Janis even helped us out with kindling for the fire. We could not have asked for a better host or stay. I slept beautifully and would gladly return any day. Her location is also super close to Navitat zipping if you’re down for a little adventure!
Nice, less private than expected
Overall great experience, but much less remote than was expected based on reviews and photos. Thankfully, no other guests were staying the same night as us so it wasn't much of a concern, but Janis' home and other sites were nearby, visible.
June 25, 2022
Janis was amazing! Lovely sights and views and amazing service. 10/10 would stay again!!
June 23, 2022
Janis is such an accommodating and great host! Had a wonderful time camping on her land. It was a perfect getaway. Would highly recommend.
June 21, 2022
Beautiful mountain camping spot
Janis’s property was so beautiful! She was a very generous host and greeted us when we arrived and even gave us some suggestions of places to hike/get coffee. We only spent one night here but wished we could’ve stayed for more. Would definitely recommend!
June 7, 2022
I only stayed overnight and car camped so unable to give full review. The grounds were lovely with flower gardens in multiple areas. Steps down to and then up to vault toilet. Did not use the shower due to time constraints. Janis was very welcoming and quick response to communications. FOLLOW HER DIRECTIONS. 28 Upper Windswept is the road you need to look for off of 197. The maps send you to Cyrus lane which is wrong. Great place to explore all the nearby areas especially Blue Ridge Mountain Parkway.
June 1, 2022
Janis’ property is absolutely stunning and she has gone above and beyond by adding thoughtful details that make it the perfect cozy retreat: from coffee in the morning to a fire pit with incredible views. Janis is a true gem and not only had gotten a fire going for us upon our early evening arrival, but even let us borrow a rain fly when we realized we had forgotten ours! She gave us excellent recommendations and we will definitely be back to try out the ones we didn’t get to!
May 31, 2022
janis’ land is infused with so much love and attention; it’s really clear that she enjoys enriching the experience of her campers. her land has incredible views, and each site is leveled and thoughtfully surfaced for those sleeping on a tent. she has laid out the tent sites with generous space for campers’ privacy. there is a composting toilet that is clean and sanitary (also with a great view!). we also loved the outdoor shower! cant recommend janis and her land enough.
May 31, 2022
AmazingViews at hand-crafted oasis
Fantastic scenic stay. Janis is an incredibly generous and kind host with a very special spot. We would have stayed weeks if we could! Her place is hand-crafted and the love in every detail is tangible. Great composting toilet, a delicious hot outdoor shower, space between campsites and an unforgettable view.
May 30, 2022
We had an absolutely wonderful time at Janis's Hipcamp! Janis is such a lovely person--we got to know her during our stay and she is such a welcoming, outstanding host & great person to chat with. Her property is amazing in itself, but her hospitality took the Hipcamp to another level! The property is gorgeous--we especially loved the mountain views, cozy bonfire, outdoor shower, and her pup Teak! Although you feel tucked away in the mountains, the property is a short drive to the town of Weaverville & downtown Asheville (both awesome places to check out during your stay). We loved it so much, we ended up extending our stay another day!
May 30, 2022
Great Camping, Great Location
Janis is a helpful and kind host from the beginning to the end of your visit. We made the easy drive up from Asheville to stay two nights and loved being able to sit under the mountains and bright stars and next to a fire. She is super close to Asheville as well as a multidue of hiking trails and fishing. There are also many wineries and breweries near by as well! Highly recommend!
May 13, 2022
5 star host
Blue Ridge Camping is a great place to stay. Janis is a 5 star host, is very friendly, and puts a lot of effort to ensure everyone is comfortable. The campsites are clean and well maintained along with all the amenities one could hope for. A definite place for a return visit.
November 4, 2021
Come for a night or stay a while!
Janis has thought of everything here at her hipcamp. She offers everything—composting toilet, outdoor shower heated with propane, beautiful flowers and views, tasty well water, peaceful and safe campsites, fire rings and friendship! Janis is very caring and also cares a lot about the comfort of ever camper and their experience. One camp site has parking at it, others are a short walk from where you park, and there is a communal picnic table and charging station to utilize near the parking.
October 26, 2021
Janis is more than a host; I now consider her a friend. She is excellent at communicating and was kind enough to greet me at dusk, help me find the perfect spot for my car, made sure I was going to be warm enough and is generally such a kind person. I met a few of the other campers, all with their own interesting and inspiring lives. I only wish I’d been able to arrive earlier to sit around the fire and trade stories. I woke to an incredible view and…a hot air balloon soaring up over Janis’s lovely home. I enjoyed getting to know Janis and was sorry I couldn’t stay longer.