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 Car
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.
- Check in: After 10AM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 1 night
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out Weeknight discount: 20% off
Offered on the Host's property or nearby.
Natural features you'll find at Tent Camping in the Pines in North Carolina.
The vibe at Tent Camping in the Pines
Places to see near Camp Lee
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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.
A nice little place to get away for the weekend. We would have liked a tad more privacy - you're pretty much camping in someone's backyard and can still see the house through the trees, but it wasn't a huge deal. Also there are dogs so if you have a pooch who doesn't play well with others that might be an issue. We have an older dog who wasn't socialized well as a pup so we couldn't let him around the other dogs much (who were friendly and very cute). The host was super helpful and awesome. So the only con for us would be it's not super private, but we still had a great time despite the rain!
Lee was not in town when we arrived, but his friendly neighbor showed us to the site when we were confused about where to go. It is up a small hill from Lee's house, with other campers sharing the lovely area under the trees. While I was surprised that there were many others sharing the campground, all other campers were quiet and the trees provided some privacy. There is an outhouse, a sink for dish washing, and an outdoor shower. Lee's house is off a dirt and gravel road that may be difficult for smaller vehicles to traverse after rain or snow.
The highlight of the stay was the delightful brewery down the road from Lee's place. They have limited hours, but provided incredibly good beer and company. It is an absolute must-visit at this campsite!
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
Had a great time camping at Lee’s place! Very friendly host, great (hot!) outdoor shower and an amazing little brewery right next door. Would highly recommend this campsite to anyone that enjoys a minimalistic style of camping!
Lee's camp spot is a hidden gem near Black Mountain! It is a wooded little spot behind his house, way down mountain dirt road, but somehow very close to a microbrewery! Lee was friendly and hospitable, and we wish we would have had time to check out his awesome man-cave. The outhouse was convenient, and the shower even has hot water, which is always a blessing. If we're ever in the area again, we'll be sure to pitch a tent in Lee's backyard again.
Host was extremely nice! He has an old house fixed up on the property where you can hang out and shoot pool. There's also a very remote and cool microbrewery at the end of the dirt road about 100yds or so away.
we had a great time! perfect location with mountain views, minutes from downtown, and anemities on site. lee was such a pleasant and helpful host, and his dogs are super sweet too. i’d definitely come back in the future.
Loved it, would return
Lee met us as we pulled in and gave us a tour of the place. There's an outdoor shower (private) and a sink with running (HOT) water. There's also an outhouse as well. The site is up the hill from his house, like in his backyard but there are enough trees so you have your privacy. There's also a large, fireproof teepee next to the campsite which you could stay in as well. We opted to stay in our tent right behind the teepee. There's level ground, plenty of trees if you want to hammock camp, a fire put and tons of wood. Lee's house is in beautiful country, down backroads. We loved the location. He is within eyesight of a micro-brewery that we, unfortunately, did not have time to see. We loved loved loved the outdoor shower. We really enjoyed Lee and his roommate as well. He was helpful and funny but also gave us our privacy. We were about 30 or so minutes away from chimney rock, and we spent an entire day there. We will be camping at Lee's in the future.