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Rusty's Roost River Glamping

94%
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· Green Mountain, North Carolina
63 acres
12 sites
12 Lodging
Rustys Roost River Camp with great views on the Cane and Toe River. Surrounded 360 degrees by the Great Smokey Mountains as far as you can see. Short Drive to Downtown Burnsville (20min) and 3 minute drive to Petersons General store. Primitive tent sites right on the Toe River next to our popular Glamping tents!  Rusty’s Roost property rentals is the ultimate glamping escape destination in western North Carolina. Located in Green Mountain, about 40 min. outside Asheville, N.C., Rusty’s Roost offers camping options for couples, families, large groups, retreats and more.  Veteran owned and operated, Rusty’s Roost was built with two goals in mind: encouraging people to connect with each other and with the outdoors. Step away from the day to day and escape to Rusty’s Roost River Camp- you’ll be glad you did.  All of our Canvas Wall Tents are 16'x20' that offer PLENTY of room! Great for individuals, couples, groups, weddings, or events. Quiet, remote, and a more kid friendly river access. All sites have access to hot water showers in Men and Womens bathhouses. Picnic table and fire ring provided. Firewood available for purchase on site or bring your own. 
Activities
Biking
Boating
Fishing
Hiking
Natural features
Forest
River, stream, or creek
Swimming hole
Mountainous
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Green Mountain, 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 Rusty B.Joined in July 2019
Response rate: 100%
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156 ratings · 124 reviews
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Donna S.recommends
October 31, 2022
Black Bear
Going back to the basics!!!
Loved how it took you back to the basics of living!!! How the river brought peace and solitude! Giving that opportunity to disconnect from the hustle and bustle of life and finding the beauty of what is real in gods beauty. Loved being so close to a real running/working train and being able to watch it in its glory. That was FANTASTIC!!!!! They have done an amazing job giving camping a step above but not so much that you forget that your still camping!!!! Can’t wait for our next adventure with river camping at Rusty’s❤️!!!!
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Wendy P.recommends
October 30, 2022
Gamecock
Nice, relaxing weekend glamping! Wish the river would have been up for better fishing but overall a great weekend! Will be back in the spring!
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Katie Beth P.recommends
October 26, 2022
Panther
Slightly unplugged, fully rested
We loved staying at Rusty’s! The outhouse had everything we needed: spacious shower with hot running water, a toilet, and a sink. The toilet and shower are private areas within the outhouse itself, which made for a more comfortable experience when two people have business with which to attend in the area. We also appreciated the segregation between male/female bathroom facilities. The tents are generously spaced out between each site, and offer plenty of room for a family to snuggle up for a restful evening. The mattress was plush, and the blankets kept us warm enough as long as the wood burning stove was lit. We appreciated the electricity in the tent - two outlets on either side (my husband sleeps with a CPAP, so we actually needed access to electricity). Our stay was in late October (checked out on the 25th), and the weather was absolutely perfect! Chilly evenings and warm days kept us busy with board games by the fire, playing catch in the yard, and reading!
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Terri S.recommends
October 25, 2022
Yellow Jacket
Glamping in Green Mountain, NC
The campsite is nice and the river was fun for our friends' kids even though there were no fish for them to catch. We cooked over the fire all weekend which is always awesome. If you go in the fall/winter, be prepared to take sleeping bags and stoke the wood stove all night if you want to stay warm! The train tracks are very close to the tents so be prepared to hear them any time of day and night - you will definitely wake up if they roll thru during the night!
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Chanelle C.recommends
October 19, 2022
Black Bear
This was a great getaway. My husband and I enjoyed the peaceful, quiet atmosphere. The river made for quiet the scenery while we sat on the deck and enjoyed our morning coffee. Plenty of nearby hikes to check out. We plan on visiting again with our kiddos next time.
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Kat D.recommends
October 16, 2022
Panther
My boys and I had the best time at the river camp. The tents were lovely and the scenery gorgeous. It was easy to get to some great hikes within an hours drive. Definitely worth the visit!
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Julie B.recommends
October 15, 2022
Hedgehog
Great experience!!
We LOVE this place! The site is BEAUTIFUL, the host is the best and these tents are amazing. They have electricity and luggga and beds and cots and linen. We brought our pup and he had a blast. The fire pit was great to cook on with the grate on the top. Would highly recommend!! Thanks Toni!
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Lydia L.recommends
October 14, 2022
Yellow Jacket
Great spot. Kid and family friendly. Certainly glamping also a little rough spots around the edges. Come prepared if staying in cold weather through night.
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Christina W.recommends
September 11, 2022
Hedgehog
Hedgehog Camp
Tent was awesome. We enjoyed our relaxing stay even with all the rain. Could have used a electrical outlet down by the tables for preparing meals. Restrooms are very nice however the shower needs repair and few more hooks for hanging clothing would be great. All in all I would recommend this site for a fun adventure.
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Bryon S.recommends
August 21, 2022
Yellow Jacket
Incredible place. Great relaxing weekend of Glamping. Looking forward to planning our next visit.
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Nina A.recommends
August 21, 2022
Gamecock
Sturdy canvas tent on the riverside. Restroom onsite. Coal grills and fire pits between tents. Six tents on site spaced for enough for you to be polite but not obtrusive. River water was cool but no freezing cold. Toni would come by twice daily with ice and fire wood.
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Melissa L.recommends
August 14, 2022
Gamecock
My family and I loved camping at Rusty’s! With direct access to the river and several fun things to do around town, we were happily occupied during our stay. Rusty and his family were easily accessible and were happy to answer any questions.
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Leslie M.recommends
August 9, 2022
Trout
Rented a tent for 4 nights for my son's family and they enjoyed it very much. Accommodations were great
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Jaime W.
August 8, 2022
Hedgehog
Would be tough to recommend
Beds were not clean. There was sand or dirt on the sheets. So glad I read about this in someone else’s review and brought our own bedding. We slept on top of the comforter. Table was sticky and gross. Glad I brought Clorox wipes to scrub the crust off - although cleaning was not really on my vacation agenda. Bathrooms were utterly hideous - to use a quote from our neighbor campers. Flooded, dirty, and full of garbage and other peoples left over soap and shampoos. On the 2nd day we couldn’t even use the water handle to wash our hands. Luckily there was a hose outside we used. It definitely seemed like no one cleaned in between guests. We found the top of our table for the deck down on the ground, and all the pretty lights that were on the deck were broke and not working. One night a large family partied and sang until almost 2am. Very frustrating when staying w a family. The place has super potential. The tents are lovely and the river is wonderful. Maybe with an owner that cared to give it some love I would recommend it, but not currently
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Forrest F.recommends
August 7, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
Wonderful Time In The Mountains!
Excellent camping in the middle of no where. If you really want to get away this is the place to go!
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Annu K.recommends
July 31, 2022
Bald Eagle
Glamping!!!
Awesome views of cloud kissing mountains and soothing river waters. Comfy beds and good space for campfire with a picnic table. Water access only at washrooms. Restrooms could have been cleaner. I would like to go again.
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Lynnea P.recommends
July 11, 2022
Trout
Absolutely amazing location, and probably the coolest tent I've ever stayed in. Plus, Rusty's Mom Toni was pretty fantastic. Will definitely be back!
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Sarah R.recommends
July 9, 2022
Trout
Beautiful spot to reset and enjoy nature. The hosts were very accommodating and answered the phone any time we needed something. Wonderful glamping experience . I t felt like home.
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Megan R.recommends
July 7, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
Camping and tubing!
Beautiful location right along the river. Campground had everything we needed and the host was very friendly and helpful. An amazing family ran campground. Would 10/10 recommend.
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Trent H.doesn't recommend
July 4, 2022
Site 3 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
We arrived and didn't even stay when we realized we had to trek through the neighboring campsite to access the river.
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Karen A.recommends
July 4, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
It was a really fun and delightful time. The scenery was beautiful and the river felt so nice! Instructions could give the gps coordinates earlier.
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Sarah R.recommends
June 29, 2022
White Tail
This place was so peaceful, it was the perfect place to reset.
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Jessica F.doesn't recommend
June 27, 2022
Bass
The tents are wonderful and beds sleep very well. The camp community was quiet and very peaceful. The creek is very clean and fun to play in. However, the shower house was not in the best working condition and there is no kitchen prep area as described. I would recommend bringing your own bed linens as well.
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Mella J.recommends
June 27, 2022
White Tail
Girls Weekend Was a Hit!
Had a girls weekend at Rustys Roost. There were 5 of us and we shared 2 tents between us. The tents were spacious and clean with comfortable beds. We enjoyed the river being so close to the tents. We floated and fished. Had a great fire and roasted marshmallows. It was quiet at night, except for the train that came by several times during the night. But we actually enjoyed seeing the train. We will definetly come again. The only downside is there was only one outhouse and we had the 2 tents farthest from it. There is only one wash station and the faucet on it wasn't working. We appreciated Toni bringing us ice and wood so we didn't have to leave, since we were only there for 2 days.
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Natalie H.
June 26, 2022
Beaver
Tent was comfortable. Bathhouse needs improvement. Not sure was worth the cost.
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Lisa B.recommends
June 23, 2022
Site 2 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
Great location! The river is beautiful, crystal clear. Highly recommend tubing if you get a chance. Toni recommended NC Outdoor Adventure. They were awesome! Rusty's Roost was a wonderful experience. We had some hiccups finding the actual tent sites but figured it out! If you want river front only one of the three is directly on the river. Make sure you choose that site. Toni was very friendly and helpful, we really enjoyed getting to know her! We will be back!
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Heather W.recommends
June 20, 2022
Site 1 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
Great camping spot!
Site 1 has the best view in the place! It is a long walk to the shower and toilet but, hot water and flush toilet are a major thumbs up and make it worth it. I was a little disappointed that my first night was not at the site I had reserved because of a mix up. But what are you going to do....I made the most of it and it was a pleasant enough night.
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Melissa M.recommends
June 19, 2022
Rooster
Just Wonderful
Everything was just as advertised. Lovely views and you can spend the whole day on the river. The fireflies lighting up the trees was a special summertime bonus.
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Joshua H.
June 19, 2022
Site 3 - Rusty's Roost II Tent Camp Sites 🐔
Good, could have been better.
We landed on site 3 which did not have direct river access or a view of the river. We were able to walk down and access the river, but we had to walk through other campsites to get down there. Bathhouse is nice, but out of soap and TP. It rained the day we got there and the firewood that was delivered was wet.
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The B.recommends
June 15, 2022
Rustys Roost River Camp Toe River🐔
We had a wonderful time at Rusty’s roost! The kids had an absolute blast playing in the river for 2 full days nonstop with no complaining or arguing! Tents and beds are amazing with plenty of room. We stayed in the trout tent. It has 2 queen beds, and a cot and we put down 2 twin air mattresses as well. Clean bathrooms and an awesome shower. The train came through several times and the kids loved that as well. The owners were super friendly and helpful! We will definitely be staying again!
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