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The Baying Hound Campground is where rural Appalachia meets “keep Asheville weird.” You’ll see sleeping pods decorated by professional artists, structures made from upcycled building materials and permaculture experiments in the making. Not quite glamping and definitely not KOA, we're happy to offer you an alternative to cookie-cutter lodging without breaking the bank.

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The Baying Hound Campground is where rural Appalachia meets “keep Asheville weird.” You’ll see sleeping pods decorated by professional artists, structures made from upcycled building materials and permaculture experiments in the making. Not quite glamping and definitely not KOA, we're happy to offer you an alternative to cookie-cutter lodging without breaking the bank.

We are easily one of the closest, and cheapest, camping options when it comes to staying in Asheville. Only 8-12 minutes by car from downtown Asheville, we are a friendly, family-run outfit. The camping spots are in a small, private, green valley, and you’ll feel like you’re "out in the sticks" even though you're actually super close to all the breweries and parks that make Asheville what it is. 

If you happen to be interested in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, we own and operate a gym on the premises. You'd be able to attend all classes free of charge during your stay!

Amenities: Communal fire pit, picnic tables, outdoor sink with cold running water*, indoor toilet and sink (no indoor shower), outhouse, outdoor solar shower*, hangout spots

*Outdoor sinks and showers are closed November-April. Brrrr!

Full disclosure: there is a farm directly up the hill from us that can occasionally waft unpleasant animal smells (usually when they clean out their pens). No matter how often we tell them, the animals refuse to respect our quiet hours, so you might hear them at night. There is sometimes some noisy traffic in the neighborhood during the day.  

Frequently asked question: "Can I sleep in my vehicle?" Yes! The parking area is separate from the camping sites, so you won't be able to pull right up to the spot. Plenty of folks do choose to sleep in their vehicles. The parking area is on a private road shared with elderly neighbors and other campers.

**Between NOVEMBER and MARCH, we can NOT GUARANTEE ACCESS TO THE SOLAR SHOWER due to winter weather. While we still allow winter reservations, please be aware that conditions are on the more primitive side of "primitive camping."**

(Another) Full disclosure:Our neighbor up the hill from us has Confederate flags displayed on his property. We understand the hurtful, disrespectful and ignorant nature of these symbols and really really wish they weren't there. The message they send is the exact opposite of everything we believe - tolerance, love, inclusion, equality - however, there isn't a whole lot we can do about it besides give y'all a heads up and let you know that ALL are welcome here at our campground and differences in race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, and political belief/affiliation are things to be celebrated. Rest assured, the neighbor poses no risk whatsoever - he is an elderly man who has trouble moving around.

Campsite area
Tent site
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Short walk
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper Margaret

Perfect for everyone!

Margaret B.
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May 19th, 2022

This site was amazing!! As first time campers, we felt so eased by the mix between rural and downtown life. Just a short drive to the heat of Asheville, this campsite is hands down amazing and has us spoiled for our next HipCamp stay! The host is incredibly friendly and even chatted with us when she was out and about maintaining the property. Great, great location! Also, big plus for how dog friendly this site (and all of Asheville!) were!

Hipcamper Dawn

Warmth & whimsy

Dawn C.
recommends this listing.
May 19th, 2022

A lovely campsite and grounds, exuding warmth and whimsy. I'm so impressed by the big-hearted spirit of the place. Pitched a tent in Campsite #2. Would gladly stay here again.

Hipcamper Dave
Dave F.
recommends this listing.
May 4th, 2022

Baying Hound is a very cool spot, Robert and Amanda clearly care about their guests and their impact on the world around them. Very close to downtown Asheville and easy to find.

Hipcamper Karmyn
Karmyn H.
recommends this listing.
April 25th, 2022

I really enjoyed tent camping at Hipcamp! I had so much fun and everyone was super friendly! The place is very clean and has everything you need. Super close to downtown which is very convenient! Plus they have the friendliest animals! I can’t wait to go back!!

Hipcamper James
James H.
recommends this listing.
April 19th, 2022

Great campground. Would visit again

Hipcamper Carol
Carol S.
recommends this listing.
April 13th, 2022

This is a great place to camp! We stayed at campsite #2 and had easy access to the potable water. The campsite size was just right. The folks we interacted with were friendly. And the communal indoor bathroom was clean and a welcome site after being outside. The vibe here is pretty cool and it was refreshing not to stay at a cookie cutter tent spot or somewhere with RV’s and generators.

Hipcamper shae
Shae M.
recommends this listing.
April 8th, 2022

Grounds were absolutely beautiful. Definitely would describe it as a labor of love. Just the right amount of amenities. Super close to down town to grab a bite to eat. 10/10.

Hipcamper Anthony
Anthony S.
recommends this listing.
March 31st, 2022

Absolutely cool and unique location. Would definitely recommend

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Hipcamper Clark

Charmingly artsy campground

Clark I.
recommends this listing.
March 29th, 2022

Had a great peaceful and quiet stay at the campsite. Really unique and charming place. Appreciate the super affordable tent site and it was well worth it. Would stay there again.

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