Bring your own gear to camp by the river on an organic farm near Black Mountain and Asheville, North Carolina. Outdoor campfire cooking area, gardens and greenhouses for fresh veggies, artesian spring water, Perfect for families and friends. The Broad River surrounds the property and there is some nice swimming holes here and nearby. This is a beautiful rural area surrounded by mountains and river. Hiking and rock climbing, mountain biking, road cycling are your recreational opportunities here and nearby. Good local folks, and a nearby roadside pub, micro brews and burgers, with live music is just up the road. Nearby scenic areas include Chimney Rock State Park, Hickory Nut Gorge, and Mount Mitchell State Park is an all day trip for your scenic or hikiing adventure.
During the growing season we offer fresh organic veggies for sale or by donation from our organic garden....grown with our love for healthy, nutritious food.
- Check in: After 2PM
- Check out: Before 12PM
- Cancellation policy: Moderate
- On arrival: Meet and greet
- Minimum nights: 2
- Accepts bookings: 1 month out
- Response time: Within 6 hours
- Response rate: 100%
The vibe at Rise Up Rooted Farm and River Camp
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This spot is awesome, especially considering how overrun some of the campgrounds are nearby. Tom welcomed us with open arms at his lush 30-acre farm camp along the Broad River. There are a ton of great spots to pitch a tent here. Find a cool one (literally) next to the river (but obey LNT!) or under one of the property's large shady trees. On the Friday evening of our stay, Tom and Jen, another farmer there, were having neighbors over for a potluck dinner, featuring some of the farm's delicious veggies and greens. Luckily we remembered to bring some beer to share, while the neighbors brought their dogs, local cheeses, and sausages. It should go without saying that this experience went above and beyond our expectations! While Tom graciously cooked for us, he shared some local insight and had great recommendations for nearby spots, including a neighborhood brewery I had never heard of (and I'm from 10 minutes down the road!). Tom and Jen have a wealth of organic farming knowledge. Tom has supplied produce to top chefs in Asheville, so you know he's legit! They would love for visitors to get dirty and help out, but they won't be offended if you aren't able or don't have the time to offer a hand. We ventured to Rumbling Bald near Chimney Rock for some world-class bouldering and then to Asheville for lots of beers and good eats. This is a gem of a spot with lots to see and do nearby. Tom has some big plans for his treasure of a spot, including platforms for camping and a bathhouse, so make sure to come by! Definitely not to be missed!
Tom's farm was a wonderful place to stay! He was very friendly and welcomed us with a quick tour of his property. He provided us with a beautiful camping area with a hammock, a fire pit, firewood, chairs and a picnic table. In addition to that, he allowed us to use his artesian well, propane stove, and portable bathroom. Near the campsite, there is a river with a small sandy bank where you can sit and relax. Tom offered us to get our hands dirty in the garden in exchange for some fresh greens and we gladly accepted. His adorable dog, Zeke, loved to play fetch and gladly kept us company during our stay. The farm is only a short drive to Black Mountain, a hip little town with lots to do and lots of beautiful hiking opportunities. Overall, Rise Up Rooted Farm was an outstanding place to stay and I would absolutely do it again.
Tom is a great host and Rise Up Rooted Farm is a great place to camp.
When we arrived Tom had the space ready for us and was busy splitting firewood for us to use as it had been wet. It's a great spot with plenty of options where to camp. We camped next to the river and close to the fire pit. There was a good mix of shade, fire pit with firewood, grill and picnic table, and access to the river beach where our kids enjoyed many swims.
Other facilities included a composting Porta-Jon and access to spring water.
We found the host, Tom very welcoming allowing us access to all parts of the farm and the kids enjoyed helping pick garlic and other herbs from the produce growing there.
The farms location is ideal for accessing nearby hiking trails, Black Mountain, Lake Lure, etc.
We couldn't recommend highly enough Rise Up Rooted Farm.
It rained 😔. But our host made everything better! When we arrived Tom was all ready to mow wherever we would like to camp. He helped some beginner campers (us) set up our tent. Even let us use his personal grill! Then to top it all off gave us tips on the local sites and fresh veggies.
My fiancé and I rented a Scamper Van out of Atlanta for the weekend, came up for a concert in Asheville and really wanted a great spot to camp out that was close enough to town and still far enough to get a real camping experience. Tom has the perfect place. A real functioning flower, foods and roots farm, great location with river running along the campsite (complete with perfect secluded island area where we enjoyed early light yoga), set back near the trees but plenty of open space for our pooches to play - Tom's and our doggies had so much fun together! Firewood, hammock, fishing poles, covered picnic table, hula hoops! Really, this place is a treasure. Tom is an awesome host too; great communication and available even when not present and was even so kind as to send us on our way with fresh tomatoes! Tom gave us a great tip: just a few mins away is a tiny local farmhouse craft brewery and tap room - Turgua at Firefly Hollow - we absolutely loved it and will return! Cannot wait to make another opportunity to stay up at Rise Up Rooted Farm & River Camp again.
Amazing space!! Tom was a great host! Tons of useful information about the property and nearby hikes, restaurants, etc. He had a campfire already going for us upon arrival (around 7:45 pm on a Friday), chairs set up, a comfy hammock, and hula hoops! We set up the tent between the fire ring and river and slept like the dead to the sound of the water. Great swimming and relaxing - can't wait to visit again!
We had a wonderful stay! Camping right by the river under the harvest moon was fantastic. Tom was a gracious host. I only wish we would have had time to explore his gardens more. Great location between Black Mountain and Ashville.
Tom and Zeke were fantastic and welcoming hosts! The farm is located in a fabulous area of NC amongst not only beautiful land but sincerely wonderful people. The spot by the river was exactly as I anticipated and we couldn't have been any happier with the trip. Soothing noise from the rush of the river just steps from the tent; table space and fire pit make camp comfortable; access to good water was a major plus; last but not least - having a hammock already in place was definitely a bonus.
Enjoyed going to town several times (everyone is very on board and embraces canine visitors - more so than many other places which was a bonus), of course dining at Straight Away, and general exploring.
A special treat was a lovely Sunday afternoon at Turgua Brewery - immensely friendly people, a lovely little space, and some tasty treat beers. The weather was perfect in September for enjoying Phil's saison offerings. Bring a picnic and settle in for a spell. Those that gather don't stay strangers for long ~ everyone is especially welcoming.
This was a my inaugural HC trip and it was truly spot on. I loved knowing I had a place to land (especially heading out on a Saturday) and having some comforts @ camp. This is something I will absolutely do again and would not hesitate one moment recommending Tom's farm. I almost always go the dispersed camping route in GA...but HipCamp could spoil me!