campfires by night
North Carolina Merry Mountain  Travelers
a very brief history of the
Tourist Camp
in the United States  
Each lodge has an electric lamp and an
extra plug to charge your mobile 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. Set on 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 per night is $60
We have only five lodges at
out under the stars
so reservations are required.
And, 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,

out under the stars in asheville
a tourist camp
9 mountainview road
asheville nc 28806
out under the stars  is a great
hotel alternative
while vacationing in the
out under the stars
in asheville
a tourist camp in the blue ridge mountains
A camp fire is set up for guests to
light and tend with wood supplied
to last the evening.
sorry - we cannot
accommodate pets or
under the age of 21.
... less than 7 miles to
downtown asheville
and a just minutes to
the blue ridge parkway!
this is
the cloth cottage,
this is the picnic hut, it is here for those who
want to bring a camp stove and prepare a simple
out under the stars
and this is the tent with no name.
9 mountainview road
asheville nc 28806

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 enjoy a campfire
out under the stars...
Camp was established in 2009.
This is what people are saying
guest book
This is the path in the woods and
below is the
a place for a rousing game of
checkers or to get out of the
occasional cloudburst we have
during our camp season.
tipi camp asheville
is now
out under the stars!
same great place,
same happy hosts!
out under the stars is for people who
love to camp
that's camping)
our  lodges: all sleep one or
two and cost $60 per night
In our five years as      
tipi camp asheville  
we found that cotton
canvas tipis do not     
withstand our
mountain climate.
Because of
we no longer
offer a  tipi as a  
sleeping lodge.
were beautiful while
they lasted....
tipi camp angel
One very important (and much loved) feature at camp is our
bathhouse, 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.
    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 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