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“Exceptional Family *and* Couples Campground!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping

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Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping
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“Exceptional Family *and* Couples Campground!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2014

We usually camp in state parks if at all possible--EXCEPT when it comes to Ash Grove! A friend recommended them so highly to us that we tried them out for the first time for a week-long stay during the summer of 2013 (a family trip, with our eight-year-old daughter). During that visit to Ash Grove we fell in love with this wonderful campground, the breathtaking mountains of Western North Carolina, and the town of Brevard. We stayed for another long week in June 2014 (a couples trip, with our daughter only there for three of our nine nights), and plan to go back every year when we take our daughter to summer camp.

We always get a drive-in 'Techno' site with water/electric/Wi-Fi for our pop-up camper, and these sites are top-notch! They are flat and even, easily large enough for the camper with the awning opened and an additional large shade/rain tent, and I love that the ground of each of these sites is lined with wood chips; it really reduces the mess we track into the camper. We have *never* had trouble getting around the campground, up and down the hills, or maneuvering into the site with our mid-size SUV pulling a camper (another reviewer mentioned this was a difficulty for them). A reviewer also mentioned it as a negative that these sites are up some steep hills and far away from the bathrooms; well, it's the mountains. The area is quite hilly, but it has never been difficult for us to get to and from the bathhouse (the bathrooms aren't any farther than your average campground). Worthy of note: even being pregnant and tired on this year's trip, getting around the hilly campground and back and forth to the bathroom was not an issue!

Ash Grove is extremely family friendly in our experience! Mr. Mark has taken our daughter on nature walks and taught her about the local wildlife, and she talks year-round about the things she learns from him, and the things she sees at Ash Grove. The playground has swings, a see-saw, and a horseshoe pit, and there are beautiful mountain walking trails all around the grounds, in addition to the paved roads--plenty to keep our nature girl busy exploring! Steven has always recommended perfect hiking trails for us in DuPont and Pisgah (even when I come to him with tons of stipulations and say 'I want a secluded, beautiful hike of 'x' difficulty and 'x' mileage, and here are the kinds of sights I want to see!), and as soon as you check in they are ready with recommendations for everything from great food to local adventures, all in handy pamphlets that they give you.

I can't speak highly enough about the hosts' attention to detail in making our stay at Ash Grove comfortable. They have firewood and various necessities available for purchase, and THE cleanest bathhouse I have encountered, period, complete with hair dryers and a scale. The laundry facilities are also clean with a nice folding counter, which is really useful for longer stays. Mark and Steven are always ready to chat, and happily give great advice and recommendations about the surrounding area. Any time we have sought them out needing assistance with something--from identifying local trees to borrowing a vacuum!--they are happy to help.

Mark and Steven have preserved the natural beauty of the area at Ash Grove and created a beautiful, relaxing and rejuvenating, secluded home-away-from-home for all who visit them. I can't say enough positive things about Ash Grove! I'm already looking forward to next year's trip. :)

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, July 20, 2014
Thank you for staying with us again and for your review. We enjoy sharing Ash Grove with our guests and try to offer as much information and assistance as we can so that they can experience the beauty of Brevard, Transylvania County, and the mountains we call home. We look forward to seeing you and the new baby next year!
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

My best friend and I took our young daughters (ages 6 an 7) to Ash Grove this weekend for the girls' first camping trip together. We were extremely impressed with the cleanliness of the campground as well as the attention to detail in the campground's amenities. For example, there were wheelbarrows to take your stuff to the campsite, a hairdryer in the bathroom and a fire poker at the campsite. The campsites are mostly private and in beautiful wooded locations. Even though it poured down rain all night and half of Saturday, we had a wonderful time in large part because this campground is so great! I would highly recommend it for anyone.

I also have to commend the hosts, Mark and Steve. Our daughters loved "Mr. Mark" and kept asking where he was because they wanted to show him a new mushroom they had found. He took time when we arrived to walk around with the girls and teach them a little about the flora in the area. He showed them where to find dewberries, and my daughter surprised me this morning with a handful she had picked for me to eat on my pancakes at our campsite breakfast.

Overall, camping at Ash Grove was a great experience. We hope to make our mother/daughter trip there an annual event!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you for choosing Ash Grove for your girls' first camping weekend. We love to share our appreciation of nature with others,so we are glad that the girls seemed to love seeing the mushrooms and picking dewberries. We are looking forward to your return!
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Shelby, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

We LOVE Ash Grove! We are a family of four and have stayed in the stellar campsites on 4 or 5 different visits over the years. Our children, who are now 8 and 10, have been camping here since they were 1 1/2 years old. We have always found the campsites to be well maintained and the bathhouse to be clean. The hosts are super friendly and always have great advice on hiking trails. If you are looking for a family friendly place with a wooded campsite where you don't have to look over at your neighbors from the campfire, this is the spot!!!

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank DKLNEC
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thanks for being some of our favorite guests. It is very gratifying for us to watch our repeat guests' families grow over the years and realize that they choose to create wonderful family memories here. We will continue to do what we can to make Ash Grove a place to which you will always return.
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Greensboro, NC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

We've been to quite a few campgrounds in North Carolina and we always enjoy coming back to Ash Grove. The proximity of this campground to the best waterfalls and hikes in the county can't be beat. It's just a short drive up the hill one you leave downtown Brevard. There are some restaurants nearby and a convenience store just a short drive down the street as well if you don't want to drive back into town. But the convenience of having several great hikes within just a short drive is one of the benefits to staying here.

The owners of the campground are very accommodating and responsive to requests. They have firewood prepared and bundled and will drop it off at your site. We've always picked the Techno sites because of the onsite water tap and the convenience of an electrical outlet. On our last visit the breaker was blown on our electrical outlet, but they replaced that before we were able to get our tents up and everything unpacked and rolled out. Great service guys!

This was the first time we were able to bring the grandkids. They were able to walk all around the campground and make their way to and from the bathroom facilities and our site without supervision. They had a large open area to toss the Frisbee and play catch while we were preparing the meals. They enjoyed the firepit at night and while the smores were ok, they were really more interested in just setting sticks on fire in the already burning bonfire.

While this is 'camping', this is also one of the cleanest campgrounds to stay in. We find the shower and bathroom area always clean and tidy. Plus, if you need to do last minute laundry they have a facility for washing and drying clothes. We asked about places to rent inner tubes and go floating down the local river and we were directed to a nearby business that turned out to be great. They worked with us to get the kids all squared away and we enjoyed a 2 hour float down the river to the pick-up site. Our wet shorts, tank tops and gear went into the washer and dryer at the campsite and we had dry clothes to pack on our next day when leaving. That was a nice convenience.

We look forward to our next visit and would recommend this campsite to anyone looking for a clean, safe, friendly and quiet place to camp.

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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank rweston5408
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
We appreciate your staying with us and taking the time to tell others about us. And your choosing Ash Grove for some time with your grandchildren is an added bonus for us. We look forward to your next visit.
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Charlotte, NC
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13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 23, 2014

I was really hoping for something different when I booked Ash Grove. It was clean, the owners were SUPER friendly, it's just NOT kid friendly.
We camped here June of 2014 in a travel trailer. With a little bit of water on the pavement we almost didn't get our rig up the hill to our campsite. Site #4.
The entire campground it hilly and steep and while that's great for adults, it wasn't ideal for camping with toddlers or even elementary aged children.
The bathhouse was down a VERY steep huge hill making it a workout to get to and get back from. There was no where for the kids to ride their bikes without worrying about them face planting into the pavement from the steep terrain, or kick a ball without having to worry about chasing down the hill into the woods.
There is a playground, but it too, is up a HUGE hill and it's a couple of homemade swings and 2 see saws. No swings for younger children or anything for them to do.

So, my low rating has nothing to do with service or cleanliness, it's just that the terrain was too much for what we were wanting when camping with kids.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank deelsu
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, June 25, 2014
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We are sorry that Ash Grove was not what you expected, but are glad that you found our facilities clean and the owners friendly. We try to make sure that our guests know what to expect before they make a reservation, so that they won't be disappointed. That is why that we state on our website that the roads getting to us--as well as our interior roads--have hills and curves; recommend a 4WD vehicle for trailers 25' or longer; include photos and videos of the campground; and describe our property as "14 wooded, mountaintop acres". However, in the future we will work harder to find ways of conveying to prospective guests that we are on a mountain and not on flat land.
Each year, a substantial majority of our guests are either repeat guests or are referred by previous guests. Many of those guests bring children--of all ages. Those children who have grown up coming to Ash Grove over the past 11 years play at the small playground or with badminton and horseshoes. We also have some nature trails. The trails are easily accessible and children (even of elementary school age) can wander and play along them to discover the joys and beauty of nature, or go on a guided nature walk with Mr. Mark.
We try to offer an informative and honest picture of what Ash Grove is, and leave it up to the prospective guest to decide if the wants and needs of his/her family meshes with what we have to offer. There are several other reviews on TripAdvisor where families with children love Ash Grove.
We are open to suggestions for improvement, but our philosophy of working within and alongside nature prevents us from chopping down and bulldozing our forest to make things flatter.
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Huron, TN
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 14, 2014

This spring we told our 5 year old we were going on a camping trip and he burst into tears when he heard that the destination wasn't Ash Grove. So he was pretty delighted when we made our annual summer trek to our favorite campground this past week. As in years past, everything was perfect. Mark and Steven gave us a warm welcome upon arrival and the site was immaculate. My kids got a much-looked-forward-to nature walk and plant lesson from Mr. Mark. The hookups worked perfectly, the scenery was breathtaking and life slowed down for a lovely week. If you scour the reviews, you might find one or two folks who didn't fall in love with Ash Grove. My guess is they are not the sort looking for peace and precious time in nature but rather the sort of inconsiderate campers that make me cringe at other campgrounds. There's no other explanation, because Ash Grove and the owners are truly superb!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gina W
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, June 19, 2014
Thank you for staying with us again this summer. We enjoy having you and your family here. With your desire for a peaceful experience and your love of nature, you're perfectly suited for what we want Ash Grove to be. We are looking forward to your next visit--maybe even before next summer?
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Shelby, North Carolina
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 12, 2014

The owners of this campground keep it well kept! Bathrooms are so clean!!! Our kids had a great time here. I am going to tell everyone about this place. Camp sites are very private and all are unique in there own way. I can't wait to go back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Woodworkinggirl
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Steven D, Owner at Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping, responded to this review, June 13, 2014
Thank you for being our guests and for the review. We are glad that you enjoyed your camping trip and we look forward to seeing you--and anyone that you recommend us to--in the near future!
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Property: Ash Grove Mountain Cabins & Camping
Address: 749 E Fork Rd, Brevard, NC 28712-8803
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Brevard
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 7 Specialty Lodging in Brevard
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nature Revives the Spirit. Revive yours at one of our fully equipped 1, 2 or 3 bedroom cabins; secluded tent sites or shady RV sites. Located on 14 wooded mountaintop acres near Brevard, Asheville, waterfalls, hiking and mountain biking. ... more   less 
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