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.
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 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
available dates.
Our bathhouse is a converted 1966
Airstream Trailer. Her name is
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,
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 angel
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 lasted....
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 will be 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.
    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
... less than 7 miles
to downtown
asheville and a just
minutes to the blue
ridge parkway!
tipi camp asheville
same great place
new name !
new web design !
this is
the cloth
an impressive
tent indeed.
and this is the picnic hut,
it is here for those who
want to bring a camp
stove and prepare a
simple meal
out under the stars
this is a tent with no name,
10 x 12 and up on a wooden deck
very cozy.
Camp was established in 2009.
This is what people are saying:
guest book
Camp is closed now for this year  
   and will re-open May 1, 2015.
We hope to meet you next season,
'til then stay warm and be happy!
Lani and Jay
camp hosts
9 mountainview road
asheville nc 28806