Are you wondering what glamping is? It’s the marriage of glamour and camping. It involves having the best of both worlds – outdoors and comfort – in one lodging experience.
Glamping is also a great introduction to the outdoors without sacrificing a good bed, a private bathroom, charming furniture, a sauna, or a hot tub. It’s also not giving in to the mosquitos and other bugs that are often the uninvited guests of camping adventures!
Luxury camping can be defined as everything that upgrades the basic camping experience: a tent, a sleeping bag, a mat, a gas cooking stove, and shared bathrooms. It can be as simple or as lavish as you want, but it almost always involves more spacious accommodation than your standard camping tent and a variety of extra fancy details.
But there is one thing glamping and camping have in common: they both are meant to facilitate reconnection with the outdoors. The mountains, valleys, national parks, and rivers surrounding our city offer plenty of opportunities to set up a canvas tent, a yurt, a cabin, or a vintage camper and give guests outstanding Asheville glamping experiences.
You’ll love blending with nature from the deck of your treetop tipi and walking to a fully furnished space to make tea before sleeping in a bed with linen sheets. Or you might find yourself watching a firefly show before falling asleep stargazing or listening to the sound of a creek through your yurt’s walls.
If you’re dreaming of a glamping trip, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best glamping spots near Asheville, NC. There are options for everyone and every budget since the types of glamp sites in and around town are almost infinite!
Don’t forget to check out our web story: 14 Gorgeous Glamping Spots Near Asheville
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Your Guide to Asheville Glamping
1. Fall Asleep Gazing at the Stars and Wake Up to a Magnificent Sunrise in an Asheville Glamping Dome
Located just 10 miles from downtown, Asheville Glamping offers 14 different options to have an authentic Asheville glamping experience. Their accommodations host between two and eight people and include family- and pet-friendly options.
Some exciting news? They offer payment plans (reserve now, pay later!). They also opened Mirror Hotel, the first mirror hotel in the country, in June 2023. Plus, they’re always adding more glamping sites.
All of their units have AC, fridges, and lovely glamping seating and decor, with the possibility of add-ons like local wine, beer, or chocolate. Some have kitchenettes, grills, coffee makers, microwaves, and fire pits (bring your own wood and starter).
While half of the units use shared outdoor bathroom/bathhouse facilities, the other half have private bathrooms, including eco-toilets. In addition, there are four units with private hot tubs! Please remember that most units don’t have running water.
Now, let’s have fun going over the options. Are you traveling with a larger group? You’ll have difficulty choosing between the two domes with slides that will make your children (or your inner child) ecstatic.
The domes are perfect for couples who want to be cozy, surrounded by mountain views, and able to fall asleep looking at the stars. The super photogenic Mountain View Dome has been featured in national publications, and it’s the spot to watch the sunrise.
The Safari Tent is family- and pet-friendly and has a stream under the boardwalk your kids will adore. Finally, if you want the ultimate romantic Asheville glamping getaway, cross two suspension bridges and enter the secluded adults-only Tree House.
Remember to bring drinking water, bug spray, and a flashlight. Have fun glamping near Asheville!
2. Live Off-Grid in a Yurt on a Lavender Farm Surrounded by Mountains at Hidden Flower Tiny Farm
Hidden Flower Tiny Farm is a five-acre eco-farm is run on solar energy and uses composting toilets. Plus, it’s just five miles to downtown Asheville, four miles to the Blue Ridge Parkway, and five minutes away from grocery stores.
In addition, the farm offers a cozy, intimate space for elopement ceremonies with the backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains. You and your closest loved ones can stay in the different structures, have a lovely ceremony, and enjoy a celebratory meal on the adorable white picnic tables.
The yurt is mostly off-grid and is one of the best glamping spots near Asheville. It has all the kitchen essentials, a woodstove (bring your own wood), an AC window unit, a private bathroom with a shower (not in a separate space), and a fire pit.
All the accommodations are off-grid but have Wi-Fi, a kitchenette, a shower, a compost toilet, and access to all the beautiful things you can imagine are part of a tiny flower farm.
In addition to cultivating five different lavender varieties and flower and vegetable gardens, Hidden Flower Tiny Farm offers sustainability and cocktail-making classes based on seasonal ingredients. They are always offering new experiences, so make sure you follow them on Instagram.
3. Sleep in a Vintage Camper and Lounge in a Treehouse Near Downtown Asheville
JuneBug is on a 50-acre property five minutes from Main Street Weaverville and 12 minutes from downtown Asheville. It offers a fleet of the 10 most Instagrammable vintage campers that can accommodate between two and six guests. Families with children are welcome, but this is not a dog-friendly establishment.
Some of JuneBug’s features make it one of the best glamping spots in Asheville. Don’t believe me? Think about hiking trails, a vintage playground with a merry-go-round, an organic farm along the river, a luxury bathhouse (with a sound system and built-in air conditioning), and a treehouse supported by two old red oak trees! Plus, no modern structures are visible, and the working vehicles they use are a 1949 Ford tractor or a ’53 dump truck.
The campers have different layouts and various features (make sure you check them out before booking), but they have one thing in common: they all have a story to tell! You’ll love learning about the campers’ past adventures.
JuneBug is a fantastic option for glamping near Asheville, NC, and a trendy venue for elopements, small weddings, and out-of-the-ordinary destination weddings. They claim that the Treehouse is the only place in the world where you can have your wedding ceremony and reception (up to 20 guests) high up in the treetops.
4. Book an Eco-Cabin on Franny’s Farm (aka “the Bowl of Heaven”) and Do Yoga with Goats
Franny’s Farm is located in Leicester, just 10 miles from downtown Asheville, and has so much to offer. This pioneer hemp farm has its own line of hemp and CBD products, including fresh-frozen hemp pasta (go to Franny’s Pharmacy in downtown’s South Slope to find them). The farm’s eco-village includes two fully equipped rental houses, five rustic eco-cabins, tiny place perfect for glamping near Asheville, and several regular camping sites.
The cabins overlook the organic farm’s gardens and cute animals, including dogs, cats, donkeys, chickens, and baby goats. Yes, the same ones that will participate in your yoga class!
The cabins offer rustic, basic accommodations and access to a community building with a fully equipped kitchen, toilets, and showers. The tiny house is in a more secluded location overlooking beautiful rolling hills, and it has a shower, a flush toilet, and a kitchenette.
There is also a barn for events, which, in addition to the eco-village, makes Franny’s Farm an excellent venue for a small wedding at an affordable price.
5. Feel Just Right at the Wrong Way River Lodge, an Urban Cabin Campground by the River in West Asheville
The Wrong Way River Lodge & Cabins offers one of the best options for lodging and glamping in Asheville. The A-frame cabins fit up to four people and are perched on 12- to 16-foot-high piers, giving you beautiful vistas of the greenway and the French Broad River across the street. They are located in town, close to everything, and just one mile from the River Arts District. Plus, they’re adorable.
All the A-frame cabins are standalone units with a private bathroom, a working space, a mini-fridge, a microwave, coffee and tea makers, and a private balcony with a hammock. Plus, some cabins are dog-friendly! They also have deluxe cabins in the back of the property by a wooded meadow featuring decks and fire pits.
The Lodge is a beautiful communal space open daily from 7:00 am to 9:00 pm, where guests can socialize, play board games, relax, eat, drink, and shop for local goodies. The Canteen sells coffee, fresh pastries, craft beer, local snacks, sandwiches, gear, and souvenirs.
Are you wondering if there is anything wrong with The Wrong Way name? It all has to do with what the French Broad River and the Nile have in common: they are two of the few rivers in the world flowing south to north – the “Wrong Way!”
6. Feel Like a Glamping Queen by Staying at One of the Luxury Accommodations of The Glamping Collective
The Glamping Collective is hands down one of the best places to go glamping near Asheville, NC. The property is 20 minutes west of downtown and offers five types of luxury accommodations that will make you feel like royalty. Plus, it was featured as one of the best 50 places to go in 2023 by Travel + Leisure. Are you traveling with Fido? He’s welcome too!
You’ll love the communal area with a large fire pit, games, and picnic tables, the five miles of on-property trails, the proximity of public trails in the adjacent Rough Creek Watershed, and the breathtaking mountain and sunset views.
The kitchens and bathrooms are fully equipped, and the oversized showers fit two people. Also, there is a grocery store 10 miles away. Of course, the domes at The Glamping Collective are fully insulated, heated, and cooled.
All the structures are beautiful, and the setting couldn’t be more perfect for an unforgettable Asheville glamping experience with a luxury feel. For example, the 23-foot Luxe Geodesic domes feature 400 square feet of interior space and a 200-square-foot private outdoor deck with hot tubs overlooking the mountains.
7. Enjoy a Norwegian Sauna + Cold Plunge on a Working Farm with Tons of Adorable Animals
This eight-acre “farm glamping” experience near Asheville will go beyond fulfilling your desire to disconnect from the busy world out there. You’ll be staying in a tent near your private outhouse – including a Norwegian-style wood-burning sauna with a spring-fed cold plunge – and hanging out with goats, pigs, sheep, chickens, barn cats, dogs, and ducks!
The farm is a short 15-minute drive to downtown, and the 11×13-foot safari tent has everything you’ll need for a comfy Asheville glamping stay, including a wood-burning stove (wood, kindling papers, and matches are provided). You’ll love the authentic cowhide rug, the pond visible from the deck, and the large open pastures.
A cool fact? The outhouse replicates a scenic one-holer from Power Creek outside Condova, Alaska. Plus, the custom toilet seat features unique art! The tent has no power, but a mini fridge and an outlet are in the outhouse area. They also offer pour-over coffee and tea service.
8. Relax in a Hot Tub while Glamping Minutes from Downtown Asheville
You’ll adore these luxurious Asheville glamping tents featuring private hot tubs located within the city limits and offering a fully stocked pantry for you to use.
You’ll love walking into the spacious, beautifully decorated tents equipped with a king-size bed, lounge chairs, a coffee maker, an electric fireplace, two fans, privacy curtains, and a meditation pillow. In addition to the hot tub, there is a private picnic area with a fire pit (wood is included).
The bathrooms are private, and the shared kitchen provides snacks and breakfast items, including fresh eggs from the host’s chickens, croissants, muffin and pancake mix, oatmeal, bagels, coffee, and tea.
9. Use Your Stay at the Tree Top Tipi to Reset Your Mind
The 400-square-foot Tree Top Tipi in Marshall is one of the best spots to go glamping near Asheville, NC. It has three beds, accommodates four people (plus one dog), and has a porch overlooking the canopy of trees.
The fully insulated tipi has a propane cooktop, a cast iron pan, a mini-fridge, electricity, heaters, air conditioning, and Wi-Fi. The luxury bathroom is in a separate building a few steps from the tent.
Plus, they have wine and an excellent “bring a bottle, leave a bottle of wine” policy (no worries, you can also pay for your wine later!). You’ll also love the communal fire pit with picnic tables, charcoal grills, and lounge chairs to relax under the stars.
This glamping spot is 2 miles from downtown Marshall (be sure to take some time to explore it!), 20 minutes from Hot Springs, and 25 minutes from downtown Asheville.
10. Experience Wildcat Ridge Farm’s Peony Season by Staying at the Riverfront Yin Yurt
Yin Yurt on Wildcat Ridge Farm is one of the cutest yurts near Asheville, and it offers “the charm of a cabin in the woods with the modern amenities of home and the unique Zen-like experience of a yurt.” While it’s beautiful year-round, we highly suggest you book it during the May peony season, for which the farm is known.
This luxury yurt is located on a hill with beautiful vistas, 30 minutes from downtown Asheville and 20 minutes from historic downtown Waynesville.
It fits up to four people (one pet is welcome) and features a full kitchen, a wraparound deck, and a garden fire pit. You’ll adore the peonies and the nearby river. Also, the owner is a chef and offers special three-course gourmet dinners. It’s the perfect spot for a honeymoon!
11. Go Glamping by the Lake with Pisgah Glamping at Lake Powhatan
Pisgah Glamping at Lake Powhatan offers 12 cute canvas platform tents in a setting that couldn’t be better for a super fun family Asheville glamping experience. Besides being by a lake in Pisgah National Forest, the property is alongside the 6,000-acre Bent Creek Experimental Forest, home to some of the city’s most popular biking and hiking trails.
The 12×16-foot tents are waterproof, host up to four guests, have large, screened windows, a fan, a grill, and a picnic table, and feature raised porches with comfy furniture. Also, there are lighting features and enough power to recharge your devices. The bathroom facilities are shared with the Lake Powhatan Campground and include hot showers. In addition, there are shared water pumps.
You’ll love being able to park beside your tent and access Lake Powhatan’s beach and fishing pier, as well as Bent Creek. However, please remember you must make your reservation on a different website because this Asheville glamping site is on a National Forest property.
12. Have the Magical Experience of Waking Up in a Yurt Village on Mountain Spring Cabins’ Property
Mountain Spring Cabins is 10 miles west of Asheville and up the road from the Blue Ridge Parkway. These yurts offer an excellent option for glamping. They fit between two and 12 people and are on semi-private sites offering scenic vistas and a flowing stream. So, what else do you need? Oh, yes, they are pet-friendly, too!
Each yurt has a private bathroom at the bathhouse (with a toilet, sink, and shower), and larger parties can reserve an extra bath and a half for an additional fee. In addition, all units have charcoal grills, Wi-Fi, are fully furnished (including bedding and towels), and have books and games. Please keep in mind that these yurts don’t have water.
You’ll love stargazing from your bed, hanging out on your private deck with a picnic table, and getting cozy around the large communal bonfire (marshmallows are not included!).
In addition, Mountain Spring Cabins has cabins, cottages, and tiny houses for rent.
13. Stay in a Treehouse-Like Yurt 10 Minutes North of Asheville
Campfire Lodgings offers another excellent opportunity for glamping in North Carolina and experiencing a yurt near Asheville. Located in Goldview Knob in 100 acres of woods, the yurts are set on elevated platforms on the side of the mountain, surrounded by trees that give them the feel of a treehouse.
You’ll love the large windows, the cathedral ceiling with dome skylight, the 500-square-foot private decks with gas grills and picnic tables, and the log fireplace. Two yurts have private bathrooms, while the other has a dressing area.
All units have a small fridge, a microwave, a coffee maker, air conditioning, and heating. Unfortunately, dogs are not allowed.
In addition to these beautiful yurts near Asheville, Campfire Lodgings offers cabins, an RV park, campgrounds, and the unique Cliff House, built with boulders and old shipyard beams, featuring antique decor and large decks overlooking the treetops and mountains.
14. Experience “the Romance of a Boutique Hotel Room in a Back-to-Nature Setting” with Outlander Glamping
Outlander Glamping offers four 14×16-foot custom-made cabin tents in private, lovely settings on a 20-acre property 10 miles from downtown Asheville and very close to the French Broad River.
You’ll enjoy having your outdoor shower with on-demand hot water and your own “never shared and immaculately clean” porta potty. In addition, each unit has a mini-fridge, a coffee maker with coffee, electricity, rugs, a fan, a deck with covered outdoor seating, and a patio with a grill.
Also, you’ll have a private campfire area (your hosts will prepare it for you daily.). Imagine showering outdoors and going to the already-lit campfire to catch the sunset!
The Outlander is above the French Broad River on NC 251, part of the “North Carolina Scenic Byway,” one of the most scenic drives around Asheville. Unfortunately, this is not a family- or dog-friendly Asheville glamping establishment.
There you have it! The 14 best Asheville glamping spots. What are your favorite places to go glamping near Asheville? Let us know so we can add them to the list!
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