Canvas Tent #0 @Baying Hound Campground


Tent hosted by Bobby And Amanda

  1. 2 guests
  2. 1 bedroom
  3. Half-bath
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This canvas tent is in the quirky and uniquely “Asheville” Baying Hound Campground. You’ll get a full-size bed with sheets & pillows in your tent. Take a look at the surroundings because this isn’t a spot for light sleepers or folks craving seclusion. Great for the social camper who doesn’t want to lug around camping gear! You've got prime access to our indoor bathroom, hang-out space and outdoor solar shower.

Note that we're not calling this "glamping". :) Please read the FULL description.

The space
Our canvas tent is a couple steps up from setting up your own tent and roughing it, but certainly still a "camping" experience. Is it glamping? Nope. Is it a sweet camping set up? You bet. Is it one of the closest-to-downtown, most wallet-friendly options in Asheville that captures that "Asheville" flavor? Heck yeah.

*Autumn & winter nights in the Appalachians can get a little chilly. While we do provide a couple blankets, you might want to pack some flannel PJs to stay nice and toasty.*

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. We’ve been described as “if a European hostel and an Appalachian campground had a baby.” Not quite glamping and definitely not KOA, we're happy to offer you a more social alternative to cookie-cutter lodging without breaking the bank.

- Indoor toilet and sinks with hot and cold running water
- Indoor hangout area with a comfy couch and work table
- A re-imagined, yet decidedly old-school pit latrine
- Outdoor sink with cold running water (seasonal = April-October)
- Outdoor shower with solar-heated water* Mother Nature can be a little stingy with the sun, so unfortunately we can not guarantee that this will provide warm water. If nothing else, it'll be refreshingly brisk. :) (seasonal = April-October)
- Community fire pit with wood for sale for $5 a packet (down in the campground valley)
- Community charcoal grill (be sure to bring your own charcoal) + picnic table along the valley trail
- Omoplata Overlook hangout area with deck furniture, table, hammock and solar lights
- Multiple picnic tables where you can hang out & eat
- Wi-Fi zone with varying quality of internet (but you’re camping, so you should enjoy the outdoors and company of your friends :))
- Nearby Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu gym! Ask us more if you’re interested.
- Curiosity Trail… :)

Things we DO NOT provide:
TOWELS, indoor showers, bug spray, control over the weather, control over our neighbors (or their animals), beautiful mountain-top views, secluded remote sites, electricity for any of our sites

Things we DO provide:
a funky unique atmosphere, proximity to downtown, opportunity to meet other interesting campers, lodging in Asheville that won't break the bank, complimentary farm noises, did we mention we’re less than 10 minutes from downtown?

*The great outdoors will have more dirt than a hotel and less aspects that can be closely controlled - please keep that in mind when rating your stay.

The campground is located in the "Emma" area of Asheville. Also known as "Wild Wild West Asheville" (to distinguish it from regular West Asheville), this is the last bastion of non-gentrified Asheville. Emma is completely un-zoned, so you get an interesting mixture of mostly residential properties that scatter the area. Just like most areas in Appalachia, our neighbors are fiercely independent, yet simultaneously open-minded.

While you'll be surrounded by nature, the sounds of a rural neighborhood are certainly present. Neighboring farms have horses, donkeys, chickens, dogs, pigs, goats and more! As a result, farmyard noises (and sometimes smells) are present and the occasional farmyard animal may wander into the campground. Please keep in mind that we've tried to set our campground at a fair price for what we can offer our guests.

There is a bus stop about 30 minutes walk away from the campground, though the roads are not terribly safe for walking (no shoulder, windy, and drivers who are training for Nascar). If you get an Uber/Lyft into town from our spot, it typically costs about $12 at peak hours.

We do not allow pets for any of our "sleeping structure" or canvas tent spots, however they're welcome at our primitive camping/ BYO-tent sites. Check out our availability by clicking on our profile pic to see all our listings.

Between NOVEMBER and MARCH, we can not guarantee access to our outdoor solar shower or outdoor sink due to occasional sub-freezing temperatures. While we still allow winter reservations, please be aware that conditions are on the more primitive side of "primitive camping" and we highly recommend you come prepared for winter camping.

Q: Can I sleep in my vehicle?
A: You’re welcome to book any spot and sleep in your vehicle! The parking area is up on a little hill and the campground is down in a valley, so you will not be able to pull up to your site. The parking area is right off a private road that we share with two elderly neighbors and other campers.

Q: Are there power outlets at my site?
A: No. There is no power in the campground valley. We do have outlets inside the indoor bathroom area.

Q: We want a romantic, private get away - which site has the most privacy?
A: The Baying Hound Campground is a great place to hang out and meet fellow campers due to the multiple communal hang out spots and the proximity of the sites to each other. While there is certainly privacy in your sleeping area and folks can’t watch you snoozing, you can see at least one other site from anywhere in the campground.

Q: I want to book Friday and Saturday, but it only lets me book one night.
A: Our site availability calendars are kept up to date, so if you can only book one night, it usually means the other night has already been booked.

Q: Is there a place I can plug in my heater during the winter? Or do you offer heating in any of the sleeping pods?
A: Nope and nope. If you make a reservation during the winter months, please remember to bring all your warm camping gear. If you’ve ever slept in your car in the winter, that’s pretty much what it’s going to feel like. :)

Is your favorite spot booked? Want to try out one of our Turtle Shell-ters or other structures? Check out all the Baying Hound Campground sites by visiting our profile (click on our profile pic till you get to the page with all of our listings).

Full Disclosure:
Our neighbor up the hill from us has Confederate flags displayed on his property. We understand the hurtful, disrespectful and ignorant nature of these symbols and really really wish they weren't there. The message they send is the exact opposite of everything we believe - tolerance, love, inclusion, equality - however, there isn't a whole lot we can do about it besides give y'all a heads up and let you know that ALL are welcome here at our campground and differences in race, color, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, sexual orientation, age, national origin, and political belief/affiliation are things to be celebrated. Rest assured, the neighbor poses no risk whatsoever - he is an elderly man who has trouble moving around.

What this place offers

Free parking on premises
Shared patio or balcony
Shared backyard – Not fully fenced
Fire pit
Security cameras on property
Unavailable: Carbon monoxide alarm

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Asheville, North Carolina, United States

Hosted by Bobby And Amanda

  1. Joined in September 2017
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Check-in: After 3:00 PM
Checkout: 11:00 AM
No smoking
No pets
No parties or events

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