With the growing popularity of the automobile in the early 1900's
people set out on the roadways of rural America just to enjoy the
ride and to visit different places of interest along the way. Tourist
Camps, hosted by friendly folks, popped up on private properties
all along the back roads in between towns as an inexpensive and
private alternative to hotel stays. Beds, sheets, towels, showers
and toilets were offered to the Tourist Camp guests. The Tourist
Camp was a simple, yet delightful, place to lay your head at night
after an evening in town, or a frolic up into the mountains.
out under the stars in asheville is modeled after those Tourist
Camps from days gone by. Since opening in 2009 we have
enjoyed the company of travelers from all across the U.S. as well as
Germany, Ireland, France, England and Australia !
...and we look forward to meeting you,
Jay and Lani Linkotter, your camp hosts
|a very brief history of the Tourist Camp
in the United States
|tipi camp asheville
out under the stars
|Our Tourist Camp was established in 2009.
Here's what some guests have said:
|North Carolina Merry Mountain Travelers
|out under the stars
a great hotel alternative
in the mountains!
|camp was so much fun and we really adored
all our fabulous guests! thank you all for 7
wonder-ful seasons! and now we're on to a
your camp hosts, lani and jay linkotter