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Plumtree Campground Tents & Cabins

· Newland, Avery, North Carolina
78 acres hosted by Plumtree Campground A.
5 lodging sites · 12 RV/tent sites · 3 tent sites
Recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp is great for families and kids.
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Enjoy the comforts of home at some sites—including flush toilets, showers, and a kitchen.
Plumtree Campground and Retreat is an off-the-beaten-path property for hikers, bikers (both pedal and motor), campers, adventurers, parkway goers, mountain lovers, fisherman, and skiers/snowboarders. Learn more about this land: Plumtree Campground and Retreat is an off-the-beaten-path property for hikers, bikers (both pedal and motor), campers, adventurers, parkway goers, mountain lovers, fisherman, and skiers/snowboarders. The property is the former Blind Squirrel Campground which included a zip line recreation area. Relics remain, with zip lines and bridges still running through the tree canopy and an old climbing wall. These aren’t currently in use, and cannot be explored, but they add a wonderland-like quality to the land. Other features also remain that can be used: a sliding rock waterfall which is a short hike within the campground property, moderate trails for hiking, and mountain biking running from the waterfall through the back of the property (these trails are mountainous, so please enter at your own risk), fruit trees, blueberry bushes, small trout pond, a playground, an open meadow for star gazing, and our friendly neighborhood duck, Howard. (He hangs by the pond and accepts treats!) You are welcome to explore all these features, but please be mindful and respectful of residents and guests, do not enter or explore the greenhouses or gardens, and remain aware that this is mountainous terrain with inherent risks. This is a rustic property in the forest, centrally located to all the area has to offer. Privately run, we offer a variety of lodging options: - Seasonal and daily camping with full hook up RV sites - Popup sites, tent sites with water and electric - Group tent site with pavilion - Primitive tent sites - Primitive cabins (no electricity/water) - Lodge with four bedrooms/bath - Cabin with a two-bedroom/bath among the trees - Cabin with a one-bedroom/bath pond side - Studio apartments. Four available. Includes one bedroom/bath Campsites include a fire pit, picnic table, and electric/water/sewer depending on the site. There are 5 tent sites boasting elevated tent platforms nestled against the mountain. Sites are generally mossy, treed (think hammocks!), and have gravel parking. There are 3 his and her bathhouses on the property with the largest within walking distance of the tent loop, with 2 toilets and 3 stall showers each. This corner of the world has so much to offer and we are close, but just far away enough from it all. The scenic drives alone are worth venturing out: - Blue Ridge Parkway - Linville Falls - Linville Caverns - Grandfather Mountain - Beech Mt Ski Slope/Rec area - Jonas Ridge Snow Tubing Park - Sugar Mt Ski Slope/Rec area - Roan Mt State Park - Appalachian Trail - Yellow Mountain Gap Trail Head - North Toe River - Banner Elk - Little Switzerland - Mayland Dark Sky Observatory - Brown Mountain OHV Trail System All these adventures within a 20-40-minute drive. Boone is only 50 minutes away, and Asheville 1 hr. 20 minutes. Off HWY 19-E is Spears Country Store, about 5 minutes from here, where you can get basic supplies, propane, and gas. We can also provide firewood for a fee. Ingles grocery stores in both Newland and Spruce Pine are just 20 minutes away. In Spruce Pine you will also find a Walmart, historic downtown with many shops and restaurants. Be aware cell service can be spotty in the area depending on your carrier. WIFI is offered, but not guaranteed due to the mountainous terrain. One of the joys of being deep in the mountains, true disconnection from the everyday! 3 night minimum required for holiday weekends. Plumtree Campground & Retreat913 Big Plumtree Creek RoadNewland, NC 28657
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122 ratings · 63 reviews
Jonathan S.recommends
July 15, 2024
B4 Tent/pop-up
Plumtree = Clean, Upkept, Shady
We were attending the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games and wanted a place to camp that was near enough to the shuttles and still a pleasant campground. We were thrilled with Plumtree. We picked site B4 because it was more toward the end that overlooked the field and the stream. Score! The campground was clean and upkept. The bathrooms were very nice and clean, warm water, nice facilities. The fire rings were nice size and location. The picnic table was solid. The gravel driveway had enough room for our tent and our van and felt decent under the tent. There are sites with platforms (we didn't use these), but from upclose, they look very nice and sturdy. There was so much shade that it really kept the weather cool in the middle of July. Almost no sun peaks through. At nights, we could hear the pleasant burble of the stream on the night air. In the morning, they were offering free and tasty coffee in their general store. There was even a nice little sitting area outside in the shade. There was a nearby waterfall that we didn't get a chance to walk to. The staff and owners were pleasant and helpful, and they even cart-delivered our purchased firewood to our site. When I'm in the area again, I will gladly stay here again. Kudos!
Kate F.recommends
July 11, 2024
B8 tent platform W/E
Great stay with everything you need
We loved camping at Plumtree Campground. We stayed at campsite B8 - P and it was great to have water at our site as well as an outlet to charge any electronics. The camp site was quiet and peaceful at during the night, with some moderate activity during the day. We really enjoyed picking a few blueberries from the bushes on the property and adding them to camp pancakes! The manager and staff were super helpful and their camp store had fire wood and ice, as well as anything you might have forgotten.
Amanda S.
July 7, 2024
B4 Tent/pop-up
The campground is beautiful, shaded, the landscape is well kept and very friendly staff. Campsite is in a good location I am not sure I would stay here again for a couple reasons. 1. The campsites are too close together, it's like parking in a parking lot. Some of the campers next to us were loud and up till 1am-2am every night. So it was hard to sleep. (Not the campsites fault but because everything is right next to each other there is no noise buffer. 2. The restrooms were okay but the toilet stalls constantly had standing water on the floor because there is not good drainage for the bathroom showers.
Chris C.recommends
July 7, 2024
H4 Hike-in site
Best camping trip ever!
Amazing hike in camp site! Primitive feel with the benefits of a bathhouse. We loved our stay and the hosts were amazing. Would recommend to any mature adult group. Very quiet and civil which is exactly what we needed! Plenty of wildlife! Very close to Roan and Grandfather mountain.
Typer B.recommends
July 7, 2024
B6 tent/pop-up Pull-Thru
Best Campground Overall!
This campground was one of our favorites hands down. The scenery is incredible with blueberry bushes, LOTS of apple trees, pear trees, and the hundreds of different flowering plants. It’s was just amazing! We loved it here! Plus, if you don’t want to fish in the stocked trout pond, you could ask Jimmy for a bag of food and go down just to feed the trout! But Jed and Jennifer(Owners) were so incredible and hospital! If you need firewood, they bring it right to your camp site and no matter the time of night, if you need anything out of the camp store, they will open it up for you. And if there’s anything you need, they have it in the store. We have already booked our next stay in a couple months! Can’t wait to go back and see them again!
Dawn A.recommends
July 4, 2024
B11 tent platform W/E
Plumtree Campground is a beautiful paradise. I visited Elk Park Falls, Roan Mountain, the town of Spuce Pine and Linville falls. Fresh air and peace. The owners are wonderful, helpful and genuine.
Newland, Avery, North Carolina, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East) and S’atsoyaha (Yuchi) First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking

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