After a great day riding, biking, hiking,
tubing, swimming, picnicking, kayaking,
zip lining, exploring Asheville or
just gazing in the mountains
come back to camp, relax,
and share your stories at a campfire
with friends, old and new.
|North Carolina Merry Mountain Travelers
|a very brief history of the
in the United States
|Each lodge has an electric lamp and an
extra plug to charge your cellular device.
The lodges are arranged along a softly lit
path through the woods.
|These are our screen lodges. They are
10 x 10 screen rooms with drop down
sides to provide privacy, if desired. Upon a
wooden deck, they are furnished with
queen beds and made up with fresh linens
for you prior to check in. We provide
towels for your hot shower and a cup of
morning coffee, too.
|The cost for all this bliss is $55/nightly
We have only five lodges at
out under the stars
so reservations are required.
Please use this handy form to check
|Our bathhouse is a converted 1966
Airstream Trailer. Her name is Lucille
and she is outfitted with two toilet rooms,
two bath sinks and a separate shower
room. This is also where you get your
morning cup of java.
|out under the stars in asheville
a tourist camp
9 mountainview road
asheville nc 28806
|If you prefer, we have tents set up with
twin beds. They have electric lamps, too,
and you still get your morning cup.
All for the same price, $55/nightly.
|This is the path in the woods and
below is the playhouse,
a place for a rousing game of
checkers or to get out of the
occasional cloudburst we have
during our camp season.
|In our five years as tipi camp
asheville we found that cotton
canvas tipis do not withstand
the mountain climate.
Because of this we no longer
offer a tipi as a sleeping lodge.
They were beautiful while they
|out under the stars is a great
while vacationing in the
|out under the stars
a tourist camp in the blue ridge mountains
|A camp fire will be set up for
guests to light and tend with wood
supplied to last the evening.
|sorry - we cannot
accommodate pets or
any one under the age
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 alternative to hotel stays.
Beds, sheets, towels, showers and toilets were offered
to the Tourist Camp guests and many often enjoyed
an evening by a campfire sharing stories of where
they had traveled and what they had found
interesting on their way. The Tourist Camp was
not only a place to lay your head at night but an
opportunity to meet fellow travelers you might not
have the chance to know just in passing in the halls
of a downtown hotel.
out under the stars is modeled after those Tourist
Camps from days gone by. Since opening in 2009 we
have enjoyed the company of adventurers 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
|... less than 7 miles
asheville and a just
minutes to the blue
same great place
new name !
new web design !
|and this is the picnic hut,
it is here for those who
want to bring a camp
stove and prepare a
out under the stars
|this is a tent with no name,
10 x 12 and up on a wooden deck
established in 2009.
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