About Tent Camping in the Pines
Pitch your tent on my private wooded lot. Enjoy all that Asheville has to offer. Just minutes to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Downtown Asheville, Chimney Rock, Lake Lure and the famous Biltmore Estates. Grocery and gas are only 2 miles from the camp. There is also a micro brewery less than a three minute walk from the camp. They make some of the best beer in Western North Carolina! I offer week to week camping and have a small camper available for the quick fix.
- Listing type: Private
- No. of sites: 8
- Accessibility: Walk to listing
- Campsite area: Bring your own Tents
- Check in after: 9AM
- Check out before: 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: None
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Weeknight discount: 20% off
The vibe at Tent Camping in the Pines
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If proximity to good beer is one of your priorities when overnighting, then Tent Camping in the Pines might be the ideal spot for you. Microbrew devotees will forgive the lack of campsite amenities in light of the location next to the charming Turgua Brewery, tucked away in a rural, mountain neighborhood. A short stroll from your tent down a dirt road lands you at the taphouse, which had a welcoming, block-party vibe when we visited on an early-summer Sunday evening.
The land set aside for camping is a patch of woods next to host Lee’s house, upslope and with just enough tree cover for some privacy. Construction of a pit toilet was underway during our stay, and Lee mentioned plans for adding a few tent camping platforms, as well. There’s a giant fire pit behind the house, though the rains had been so abundant prior to our trip that he gave us permission to start a fire in the woods, closer to our tent. Beware the scattered patches of poison ivy, a common nuisance in this part of western North Carolina.
The main attraction once we returned to basecamp from the brewery was the “Dawg House,” which has to be seen to be believed. It’s somewhere between a wild west saloon and a funhouse, with eclectic décor that would have Timothy Leary feeling right at home. Lee gave us a tour before lighting a big ol’ bonfire in his backyard ring, and we passed a happy evening swapping stories and sharing drink.
We went camping in late September and it couldn't have gone any better. You couldn't ask for a better host than Lee. He was very welcoming, accommodating and personable. The campsite is up a slight hill and has tons of shade from trees. It is near his house, but the trees provide excellent coverage for privacy. There is an outhouse and an outdoor shower with hot water. There is even a sink for washing dishes and brushing your teeth. Lee showed his hospitality by allowing us to join him and his roommates at their bonfire, and allowed us to use their grill to cook. We sat down with Lee and his roommates til the wee hours of the morning sharing awesome stories. If camping here, you must ask Lee to let you see his ultimate man cave called "The Dawg House" that he built using reclaimed materials. Another added bonus camping at Lee's is an amazing brewery less than a 2 minute walk called Torgua Brewery. There you will experience great dry brewing craft beers. You can tell that the owner, Phil, is passionate about his craft. If you are going camping, you couldn't ask for more. It is near Asheville and many hiking destinations. If given the chance, we would definitely come back.
Bernard & Laura