We stayed here for three nights over the 4th of July weekend while meeting up with my parents to celebrate their 40th anniversary. Let me first say that attitude determines how all of us judge things. That being said, there were some mishaps in booking the stay as management had triple booked the RV rental and two days before arrival they called us to let us know of the problem. They were in a panic, but offered multiple solutions to fix their mistake. In the end, they ended up buying another brand new RV to add to their rentals and we were the first to stay in it. It was quite nice. The entire Bear Den staff team goes out of their way to deliver excellent customer service. The campground is immaculate, quiet, peaceful, and close enough to city accommodations (walmart, restaurants, etc) for convenience. The draw backs were that the fishing pond was not stocked as is indicated in their website and I would not swim in the "lake". As much as I loved the rest of the campground, the fishing and swimming were huge disappointments to us as those were 2 of our top 3 reasons for choosing this campground. However, once we just gave up on the idea of fishing and swimming we enjoyed ourselves very much.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Bear Den Family Campground, Campin' Cabins and Rental Villas Open for the Season in Early March. 144 campsites for tents, pop-ups and other types of recreational vehicles adjoining the Blue Ridge Parkway. Water, electricity, fire-rings and picnic tables at each campsite. RV sites with full hook-ups - pull thrus. Bear Den Campin’ Cabins offer basic shelter and electricity for 4 to 6 campers. Modern bath houses; each with hot showers and coin-operated washers and dryers. Sanitary disposal stations. Bear Den Family Campground’s Trading Post has ice, drinks, firewood, souvenirs and just about every camping supply you may need as well as some food items for your camping. Due to our location in the mountains we don't have cable, but we do provide free WiFi for your use. We also have two dump stations for your conveniences. Bear Den Family Campground and cabin guests love our lake for swimming, fishing and canoeing. We have a sandy beach and playground, so the whole family can have a fun get-away in the NC Mountains. Bring your fishing poles because North Carolina fishing license is not needed at our lake. And for the hikers, we have plenty of trails for you to explore so don't forget your hiking sticks. Let the kids bring their bicycles, canoes or paddle boards for your stay with us here at Bear Den...we also have basketball, badminton, volleyball, table tennis, shuffleboard and horse shoe courts, playground and a game room with pool tables, air hockey and arcade games. Never a dull day at Bear Den Campground and everything for your enjoyment right here. *Bear Den's campground and rental cabins are open from the first week in March through November 30 - weather permitting. Early spring and late fall in the NC high mountains are tricky to predict. Select Cabins are available for rental year-round. ... more less