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Kinderhook Hollow Ponds/Brook

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39 reviews
· Swannanoa, North Carolina
15 acres
8 sites
3 RV
5 Tent
Lower end 4 acres of the Property (3 acres of ponds and pasture)  is available for camping. 3 stocked ponds (for catch-n-release) and a mountain brook wrap around the bottom of the property. We are just 3 miles to Warren Wilson College equidistant between Asheville and Black Mountain.  We are on a Private Rd. with no light or noise pollution.
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Swannanoa, North Carolina, United StatesTo respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
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Hosted by Timothy M.Joined in October 2018
Response rate: 80%Response time: Within 5 hours
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47 ratings · 39 reviews
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Matias G.
November 14, 2022
Site 5 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great experience for first time
Great area nice people, but wood we paid for was wet and would not light. Had to leave them behind. If coming around winter time I would recommend bringing own firewood.
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Kathryn H.recommends
October 30, 2022
Site 5 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Close yet far
Our host was really cool. He made sure we had everything we needed and helped us pick a spot that was best for us. After he helped get us situated he gave us our privacy and let us enjoy the time there. Really cool little hidden gem.
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Sydney M.recommends
September 6, 2022
Site 2 - Indian Brook
Camping with puppies!
Amazing site! Would highly recommend to anyone. One small concern we had was a large amount of poison ivy scattered randomly around. Just keep an eye out for it and you won’t have a problem.
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Dani B.recommends
August 1, 2022
Site 5 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
We had such a great time at this campsite! It’s nice being able to pick from a few different sites, and we chose a spot by the stream that ended up being perfect. Will definitely return!
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Kevin R.recommends
June 20, 2022
Site 5 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
We had a great time camping here! Private and beautiful, with lots of hikes in the area.
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Julie A.recommends
June 20, 2022
Site 3 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Timothy is very passionate about his land and taking care of it and enjoys sharing it with other people. Truly vested in ensuring that everyone is having a good time and are comfortable and have what they need. This is a very special place.
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Julia A.recommends
May 22, 2022
Site 5 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Camping in the rural NC mountains
This was a nice spot in the mountains and not too far from the BRP. The site (#1) was a bit damp since the sun doesn’t seem to hit it much. There was a nice stream running behind it and a make-shift porta-potty tent! Fairly private site. We enjoyed our short time here!
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Jacob B.recommends
March 14, 2022
GLAMPING Asheville / Black Mtn
Generous host: Creekside camping
Timothy’s property is beautiful and he hosts it so thoughtfully. He has a few different nooks along the hillside. My girlfriend and I stayed along the creek where Timothy had set up a tent, picnic table, hammock, water station, and even started a fire for us. He is generous and kind as a host. My girlfriend and I took the steep hike up the property hill and made a bush crafted fort, maybe it will still be there when you go. Be sure to take Timothy’s advice if other great nearby hikes
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Sara H.recommends
February 2, 2022
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Babbling creek and crackling fire
My husband and I loved camping at Timothy's land. It was a winter wonderland. Snowy and peaceful! Very few cars drove by on the mountain road we were near. Timothy was friendly and personable, he helped us back into the site when our truck got stuck in the snow. He provided firewood and made sure we had everything we needed to stay safe and warm. There were no other campers at nearby sites so it was quiet and relaxing! Definitely highly recommend!
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Jay R.recommends
November 14, 2021
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
We had a great stay at this property. We showed up late and in the pouring rain and Timothy had started a fire for us. He was super responsive and gave us lot of suggestions for activities. The kids had a blast. Highly recommend this property.
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Christopher C.recommends
September 6, 2021
Site 5 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Nice, semi-secluded campsite near a very low-traffic country road. Spacious site by a babbling brook that was pleasant to sleep by. There are a few sites and a house on the property, which made for a steady stream of neighborly noise throughout the weekend. But then again, it's pretty hard to go car camping and get total peace and quiet. Campground owner was friendly and accommodating.
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Jaelin H.recommends
September 5, 2021
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Awesome possum
Beautiful property, Tim is an awesome dude, will be coming back for sure
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Kimberly G.recommends
June 22, 2021
Site 2 - Indian Brook
The space was great, Timothy met us where he said and showed us where we would be camping. A porto toilet was set up a good distance from camp but was not difficult to get to. Another camp group had apparently canceled their trip so we were had more space to spread out our group.
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Brianna Z.recommends
May 3, 2021
Site 4 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great experience!
Honestly I read the reviews prior and thought they were exaggerating. But they were not! Timothy was amazing. He went above and beyond to make us comfortable! We welcomed us with open arms and gave us suggestions for restaurants and fishing places. He brought us tons of fire wood, offered us lawn chairs and extra water. He constantly checked on us to make sure there was nothing else we needed. He was great! Highly recommend staying here!
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Dave M.recommends
May 3, 2021
Site 3 - Kinderhook HOLLOW RV Nest @3000'
Fantastic spot!!
This place was simply beautiful! Best Hipcamp spot ever. Pictures don’t do it justice! There are very private sites for tent camping as well as RV camping. We pulled our 19’ Airstream into a spot located between 2 small ponds stocked with bass! Behind our fire pit was an active stream that led to a waterfall. You could hear it at night! The property is super private and you one with nature. There are dozens of tree and bamboo varieties planted everywhere. Host Tim met us upon arrival in his four-wheeler. He is a HOOT! Super cool guy who loves his property, nature and music! He was fantastically accommodating and brought us firewood and anything we needed. This slice of heaven is up in the mountain (steep but paved road) and only 15 min away from downtown Black Mountain which is a quaint town with great restaurants and bars. Definitely a spot we want to return to!! Perfect getaway!
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Adam H.recommends
May 2, 2021
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Our private little getaway.
Amazing site! Timothy is a great host. It’s our second time and we’ll be back again soon.
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Margot K.recommends
October 26, 2020
Site 4 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great spot--we had plenty of room to pitch our tents. Nice firepit and small stream nearby which made for peaceful sleeping.
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William I.
October 18, 2020
Site 3 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Priced a bit high
My family and I were looking for a weekend tent camping near Asheville to see the leaves changing. We never meet Timothy, but he was very responsive and communicative via text in preparation for our trip. We did meet Chris and he was very nice and helpful. The steep curvy road up to this site was no problem for us. That said, we felt the price was a bit high for what we received (over $50/day for 2 adults and 4 kids). There were two reasons we felt the value was lower than the cost: 1. We paid $5 extra for firewood and there was wood waiting for us... but I feel like it was there regardless if we paid extra or not; some pieces were three times the size of the small fire pit and, though it was under a tarp, most all of it was either wet, very old and fast burning, or green and uncured. 2. We booked this site partially because there was a “toilet” however, you should know it was a small tent with a small carryable potty in it which was shared between our site and another site. Perhaps this was stated and we missed it, but it would have been nice to know going in. The potty had not been emptied (or flushed) recently when we arrived. Overall, it was a beautiful, peaceful site off the beaten path, but just priced a little high for us to consider staying there again.
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Adam K.recommends
October 14, 2020
Site 3 - Kinderhook HOLLOW RV Nest @3000'
Wonderful site nestled on the Mount
This was a wonderful spot nestled up on the mountain. Highly recommend. Tim was so helpful in getting our Camper backed up as well as providing good convo. Beware of the hill on the drive up as it is SUPER STEEP!
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Lauren M.recommends
September 20, 2020
Site 4 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great host! Even helped us switch sites when our car didn’t make it to one of his options
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Anna B.recommends
September 7, 2020
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Look no further!
I would highly recommend Tim’s beautiful land for your Asheville mountain oasis. We stayed in site 1 & waking up and going to sleep to the sound of a stream was just a dream. The site was just private enough- tons of space & couldn’t see anyone else. Great trees for hanging a hammock, and a beautiful pond to do yoga next to. The site is about 20 mins from downtown Asheville & about 30/40 mins from all the great trails on the parkway. Tim was a fantastic host- he made us feel extremely welcome & safe. I cannot wait to come back!!
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Katie D.recommends
August 17, 2020
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Timothy was very communicative and welcoming. Everyone who worked at the campsite was really helpful and brought us fresh firewood after a rainy day, which was very welcome. The site was all around great and we would stay there again!
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Gary W.
July 30, 2020
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Nice place for tents or popup camper. Would not recomend for travel trailer. Restroom is minimal.
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Jaysi B.
July 28, 2020
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great for Tents, Not Trailers.
First the good: The area is beautiful and the site is beautiful. As many have described, there is a little creek that runs through the property, which is a mixture of wooded areas, open grassy areas, and a pond. We did not have any issues with mosquitoes, which was great considering it was summer time. Timothy met us upon arrival and helped us park our 22' pull behind camper (more on that below). He was very friendly and eager to help. The stargazing was great and nights were extremely quite, which was nice. We enjoyed our evenings by the fire pit. The bad: The site is very challenging to get a camper/trailer in and out of. There is a small (10 foot) opening in the fence that you have to back through, and it's made even narrower by the bushes on each side of the opening. Our standard, 8 foot wide trailer was brushing the bushes on both sides. Timothy was great at helping to guide the trailer in, but it was challenging. Making matters worse, the site was pretty muddy, which Timothy explained is typical since the area is technically a rain forest. This made our 4x4 truck slip and slide a lot during the very challenging entry and exit. Also, the neighbor woke us each morning using a loud weed wacker for about an hour starting at 7:30. Not sure if this is typical, but it might be good to know if you're sensitive to non-nature noise while camping. Our takeaway is that the site is great for tent campers but not trailers. With easier access and less mud this would not be an issue.
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Jeb B.recommends
July 26, 2020
Site 4 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great spot!
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Dan F.recommends
July 15, 2020
Site 4 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
This is a fun spot, all around. A friend and I stayed here briefly while exploring the NC mountains, staying mostly at hipcamps. On Timothy's property there are lots of different kinds of trees, mushrooms, and streams to walk around and check out. I saw several types of decent sized fish in the pond as well. I personally enjoyed climbing up several of the trees (I'm 36, so that doesn't happen as often as it should) The drive is really pretty, and once you're there it feels pretty private/secluded. The host makes everything really easy, offering several spots to set up tent as well, depending on your preference. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend this spot to almost any kind of camper.
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Michael A.recommends
June 24, 2020
Site 4 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Tim is a fantastic host. Very helpful
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Dean M.recommends
June 21, 2020
Site 3 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Great experience.
Tim and Chris were awesome, friendly, helpful and knowledgeable. Campsite was fun and scenic recommendations were the best. The Blue Ridge area and Pisgah National Forest are spectacular. Highly recommend.
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Kristopher F.recommends
June 21, 2020
Site 2 - Indian Brook
Beautiful spot in the mountains
We have a wonderful time staying on Tim’s land in the NC mountains. Beautiful spot up near the end of a dead end role super close to Blue Ridge Parkway (maybe less than a mile as crow flies) and all of its beauty. Definitely worth checking out Craggy Gardens Pinnacle while there it is stunning. We came with our 22 foot Airstream and it fit well. Not sure I’d want to try to drive up and navigate in with anything much larger though. The road up to the property has a couple steep switch backs. Tim was an excellent host and made sure we were all set with everything we needed. He also provided some great recommendations for what to do in the area. We’ll definitely be back.
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Ben B.doesn't recommend
June 16, 2020
Site 1 - Kinderhook Hollow Brook+Ponds@3000'
Disappointing but Cheap
We booked Kinderhook hollow because of the good reviews of Tim, the host, as well as the list of amenities. I talked with Tim before our trip and got directions with him. On the day we were slated to arrive, I was contacted by another person that was managing the property for Tim. After arriving at the site, we found that there were NOT picnic tables as advertised, no wifi as advertised (which was not something we really cared about, but it’s still false advertising.) Chris gave us a brief tour of the property, which was being shared by three other groups. The space is nice and quiet as well as inexpensive but it was not up to our expectations based on the amenities listed and good reviews of the host.
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