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Old 06-14-2018, 05:52 PM   #1
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I am looking for a monthly rental for our Motorhome around Asheville Mama Gerties is booked any suggestions or experience Looking for the Month of August
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Old 06-14-2018, 06:48 PM   #2
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Nothing much that compares with Mama Gerties - most of the others are jammed in tight, noisy, etc. There is a KOA in Swannanoa, a couple miles from Gerties (on US 70), that is popular (but train noise at night).

Asheville Taps closed on June 1, so nothing there. Bear Creek is close to the city, so handy access, but very congested and it backs onto the interstate as well. I haven't been to French Broad River CG, though. There are a couple down towards Henderville too, and that's not far via I26.

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Old 06-14-2018, 09:08 PM   #3
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We stayed at Bear Creek this past March (32' Class A).
The park was quiet, but some, not all of the paved sites are at a slightly higher level than the roadway making it a bit difficult to back into.
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There are 2 KOAs near Asheville, one east and one west of town. Our first trip last year was to the one on the west side.
Yeah, itís just off of I40, but we really didnít mind the noise.
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Call Campfire Lodgings to see if you can get one of the nice concrete pads on top of the bluff.
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Too bad Taps closed - they served us well. Wish them well in retirement!
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Have stayed in the Swannanoa KOA twice, and really like this one. Train noise didn't bother us after the first few nights.
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Old 06-18-2018, 06:26 AM   #9
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X2 on campfire lodgings. Nice place and owners / caretakers very nice also.

Road up is interesting but if you need I have a dash cam video I did one for someone on another forum. Friends we were traveling with had no issues in their 70 ft total DP + trailer with our Harleyís.

Also second the concrete pads but not any really bad sites in the place.

We were there last year during the big migration out of the hurricane path. Owners were jockeying where they could to make room for those that needed a place to bug out too. Was nice instead of just telling them they were booked.
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We have friends who always stay at the Swannanoa KOA. They really like it there. They tried recently to get a site in July for a few days. They had to take the one site that was left which wasn't what they really wanted, but had no choice. We had the same issue at Mama Gerties, so the places up there might be full for the summer. Good Luck.
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We stayed at the Black Forest campground about an hour south of Asheville. They ave a treacherous single lane drive up a hill to it. We wonít go there again. There is the DuPont State forest , with camping and gorgeous waterfalls that are easily hiked to.
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Back in 2014 we stayed at Campfire Lodgings. They have a major steep gravel driveway (could be paved now) with a couple of 's-type' turns then a 90 degree turn right at the top but it's doable (we had our '08 42 ft. Dynasty pulling a Honda CR-V). Since then, with the new coach (now, not so new), we have stayed at KOA West twice.

The KOA also has a steep drive but it's paved and not as bad as Campfire Lodgings. The KOA could do a little better job keeping the trees trimmed back the pull-throughs were accommodating. The drive to the Biltmore Estate is about 15 miles away (30 min drive) but it's mostly interstate making it easy.

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Old 06-22-2018, 09:47 AM   #13
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Yes but the view from Campfire Lodgings is great. Stayed there last year - still probably the same road but worth the trip up.

Will be going there again in spite of the road up

Even have the dash cam video I put together and have sent to a couple people that were worried.
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Old 06-24-2018, 08:06 PM   #14
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We stayed at http://www.lakewoodrvresort.com/ outside of Hendersonville in Flat Rock off of I-26. It is a 55+ park, so if you have kids it probably wouldn't work for you. It is well run, clean and they do monthly rentals. Easy access, close to dining, grocery, etc. We stayed there for a year.

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