Welcome, hammock campers! 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 brew
Welcome, hammock campers! 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. This site accommodates up to two hammocks - bring your own! :) Tent camping in this spot is also totally fine.
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.
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, sink with cold running water, outhouse, outdoor solar shower, indoor bathroom, hangout spots
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 WATER due to winter weather. While we still allow winter reservations, please be aware that conditions are on the more primitive side of "primitive camping."**
- 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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Peaceful and magical
The stay was more than I expected, after a long drive we pull up to cute and crafty sites, well maintained and so peaceful. It’s primitive but really you have everything you need. At night the fireflies begin their show along with little solar lanterns all over the space. Oh, and it’s right in Asheville!! Family friendly, my kids loved it.
This is a great location if you are spending time in/around Asheville. With instructions, it was easy to find and the camping sites are close enough to the parking area that it was easy to set up. However, the camping spots are numerous and close together, and there does not seem to be any quiet hours - the large group camping next to us staid up partying loudly until 4am! Overall: great location, but would recommend they reduce capacity and enforce quiet hours so that campers can actually sleep. Also, the adjacent property has confederate flags up FYI.
Stayed 10 minutes and left!
My Son & I pulled up about 4 pm. It was deserted. Which i guess would have been good had we stayed because the lots are side by side with no type of barrier in between. ZERO privacy. No electric anywhere. No Picnic table ot Fire pit or running water for each lot. Only 1 of each used for community Lol. Nasty outhouse for the Bathroom. Its a dump basically. Either do it or NOT! They choose not too. Got a text from the owners before arriving that said text back for anything needed. I text them after we left to say we did not stay to please refund the $. Still to this 6 days later have not gotten a response. Finally wrote HIPCAMP and got a response saying Rober and Amanda didnt want to refund a penny back. HICAMP did however which was great bot not very admirable of Rober & Amanda. Its no wonder not a sould was at this place. We went down the road and found a Gem of a place for 15 bucks more a night next to the River with ALL amenities I mentioned and then some!
Enjoyed our stay
We stayed 1 night and this location met our needs as a place to crash close to Asheville. The solar shower wasn’t warm by the time we left so we didn’t use it. We slept in our camper van. The parking area is on a slight incline but we managed to find a spot that was flat enough for us to be comfortable. Pretty & quaint sites down in a grove of trees. Kinda quirky and unique.
The campground is awesome! Our site was perfect for our hammocks and we weren't too far from the car. The indoor bathroom is still being built but is functional and greatly improved our stay.