A few weeks ago I posted about my plans for a glamping trip to Asheville NC. Well, I just got back from that trip, and boy, were those Blue Ridge Mountains beautiful. I live in coastal North Carolina and visit Raleigh often, and the mountains have such a different, more relaxed vibe than the rest of the state. Lovely, lovely.
On the way there, we heard Take It Easy by the Eagles a ton of times on the radio, which epitomizes the way I felt when I was on this trip…I *tried* not to let the sound of my own wheels drive me crazy but tbh my “wheels” are really loud. I did my best.
So! Here’s a rundown of our glorious fall glamping trip to Asheville, NC.
When we arrived in the Asheville area, we thought we’d get a hike in so we could stretch our legs after having been in the car for a few hours. We decided to stop at Chimney Rock State Park, where there are a few trails to choose from. There was a cave called Gneiss Cave (pronounced “nice” – I made a lot of jokes about this) on the way to the first trail, so of course we had to check it out.
I snapped this extraterrestrial pic from the bottom of the cave.
The first trail we took was an easy hike that brought us to this awesome waterfall! These photos do not do it justice at all.
The second trail we took wasn’t really a trail at all. It was actually about a million stairs, but thankfully the vista of Lake Lure from the top was stunning!
After a long hike back down the stairs and a stop for something to eat, we arrived at our eco-friendly bungalow in Hendersonville (about 30 minutes from Asheville) that GlampingHub.com helped us book.
Once we were done oohing and ahhing over the adorable, cozy bungalow, we decided to get a fire started. We brought a hatchet and small saw with us
to split the provided firewood into smaller pieces so we could cut stuff up.
We’d brought s’mores supplies, rum, and apple cider to go with our fire. ‘Nuff said.
The following day, it was time for the biggest adventure we planned for this trip: horseback riding, which we booked through Saddle Up Trail Rides. It was a two hour ride up and down the hilly trails in Pisgah National Forest.
Our horses were both gassy and unamused, stopping to poop multiple times each, and farting freely during the ride. Despite the bowel activity, it was a really fun way to see the forest!
After the ride we got cleaned up and headed into downtown Asheville for dinner and drinks. We started with some small plates at Chai Pani, an Indian street food restaurant. We had samosa, tomato and cheese uttapam, and the showstopper of the night: Bombay Chili Cheese fries (with spiced lamb, paneer, onion, and cilantro). O.M.G.
There are so many breweries in town, of course we had to try one! We headed to Asheville Brewing Company for a flight.
The next morning, we got up early, checked out of our bungalow, and headed back to Asheville for breakfast at the infamous Tupelo Honey and some shopping. I bought some spices and incense!
Based on my experience with GlampingHub.com for this trip, I highly recommend both booking a place to stay through GlampingHub. It’s easy to browse the site to find exactly what you’re looking for, and if all of the glamping hosts are anything like ours, Grace, you’re sure to have a wonderful experience wherever you choose to go glamping.
If you’re interested in booking the same sweet little cabin I stayed in, you can find the listing here!
Comments & Reviews
Lea Bullen says
Sounds like an awesome trip. Really great pictures. I always like the idea of glamping and wanted to try it, easing myself into real camping lol. You just reminded me off that.
Wow, had no idea there was a website to help with setting up your glamping accommodations. Thanks for the info!
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Glamping is really the only way to go. Especially for people like me who don’t like roughing it 🙂
Mama to 5 BLessings says
That is my kind of camping! Looks like a great place to stay with amazing views!
Cascia Talbert says
It looks like you had a wonderful time. Your photos are beautiful.
Claudia Krusch says
It looks like you had a wonderful time. Love your pics!
This has been on my list of things to do for so long, I’m going to have to make it happen.
What a wonderful time. I have never gone camping in a long time, but if I do, I’d like to camp like this.
Robin (Masshole Mommy) says
Loos like you two crazy kids had a GREAT time. That cave you guys found on your hike is so cool. I have never seen a cave like that in real life 🙂
Mama to 5 BLessings says
That food looks amazing! So does not look like the food we eat when we camp! What a nice way to camp!
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
Now that is glamping! Looks like you had a blast!
It looks like you had a wonderful time. My husband and I have been looking for a getaway vacation and looks like I’ve found it now.
Tina @ My Highest Self says
Love your glamping photos, what an adorable cabin! I will have to check into this since I’m not a fan of camping out in a tent.
I LOVE that! Glamping is the only way to go for me. I’m not interested in tents or rocks in my side.
My daughter just went to Asheville earlier this year and ate at Chai Pani and Tupelo Honey. She also saw Lake Lure. I personally haven’t been to Asheville in forever, I’d love to go back and stay at this adorable bungalow.
Tina @ My Highest Self says
I need to check out Tupelo Honey. I keep hearing about it!
I have never been to Ashville but would love to go there someday and is on my wish list of places to see. I love the mountains
Stacie @ Divine Lifestyle says
Don’t tell my husband, but I would much rather glamp than camp. I’m not really into discomfort.
I cannot stand camping. This is my type of camping for sure though! out in the wilderness but still sleeping in a bed and a roof over my head. THIS I could do! But I don’t think you brought enough s’more supplies… I would have cleared the shelves lol
Lisa Jacqueline Lewis says
What a spectacular trip! Love the funky cabin in the woods! And that food looks devine!
Sounds like a wonderful trip I would love to visit Asheville. I am a huge fan of glam ping.
What a cute place! I live a little to far to got there, but I do have a travel bucket list and this looks like I need to add it to it.
What a quaint little place. Looks like a ton of fun.
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
Asheville is so beautiful! I think it is the perfect glamping location!
Chasing Joy says
If never heard of this Glamping site. I’d use it because glamping is the only way I’m going into the woods.
That looks like such a cute place to stay. I would love to take my family there and enjoy the weekend. I have never been a tent kind of girl!
Erika Bragdon says
Glamping sounds like my style! My husband always wants to go camping and while I love the idea of getting away with less technology, I don’t relish the thought of sleeping on the ground! Or even an air mattress that goes flat.
THIS however sounds perfect! I love the little house you stayed in – so cute!! And yes, your leaf hat is awesome!
Haha! Glad you noticed my leaf hat. You would love glamping – cozy and rustic, but not too rustic.
Looks like so much fun! Glamping is definitely my kind of “camping” 😉 hehe. The scenery looks gorgeous too!
Wow, what a beautiful place to visit!! Nothing like “roughing it” in a place like that! 🙂
i still don’t really know what glamping is – but it looks like a LOT of fun! 😀
Definitely adding to the bucket list! I love the bungalow! What a cute place to stay!
Rebecca Bryant says
What a fun time you had. Can I come hang out with you?
Tonya C says
Okay, girl, now THIS is camping I can do! Looks like a lot of fun and so peaceful out there.
Pam W says
Going glamping is definitely on my to do list! And I love visiting Asheville so this would have been a super experience for me!
Christine - The Choosy Mommy says
I LOVE glamping! It is my style of camping. I never knew there were these sights in NC because we always just head straight to the beach but this is def. worth looking into!
Wow that looks like such a fun time. You took some wonderful photos as well!
I don’t really like camping, so glamping like this is right up my ally! Love that fun decor inside of the rooms!
That Dane Cook, “I did my best” kills me every time. Haha. This is some camping I’d love to do. I haven’t camped in years and am dying to go! Looks fun
Hahah. Gotta love Dane Cook.
Jody Smith says
Beautiful scenery, it looks like great memories were made here! Glamping is the only way to head outdoors lol.
Aimee Smith says
This looks amazing! My kind of camping. I would pretty much do anything to wake up to that breakfast! Yummy!
Now that sounds like my type of camping. I have got to look into doing something like this!!
Ana De- Jesus says
Glamping looks like so much fun thank you for sharing!
Marcie W. says
What an adorable bungalow and I just love that tub. My husband and I could really use some alone time away from social connections and city life.
Looks like you have a lot of fun in Asheville trip. Never heard of this word Glamping until today sounds like my style not too rustic not going to sleep in the woods. Great graphics what a good time you had I want to be like you when I grow up traveling the great outdoor one day at a time.
Looks like a great place. Thanks for sharing the details. Looks like I have a place to add to my bucket list as I have never been to the Asheville area.
Heidi Spears-Gray says
I love that glamping is becoming such a big thing. It seems like the only kind that I would be interested in 🙂
Glamping is the only way my husband will go camping! This looks like it was a fun trip!
Seattle Travel Blogger says
You posted some beautiful pictures here!
And it sounds like you really know how to approach a trip itinerary!
Miles L. says
Glamping is one of the ways to attract more people to go camping. I think Asheville is a great place to say.
This is how I want to camp! I was just in Asheville, but I stayed downtown. I’ll have to try something like this next time. Looks like a lot of fun!
Elizabeth O. says
How fun! I wouldn’t mind hiking all day for a view that beautiful! The horse ride must have been an adventure, loool! Glad you guys had fun!
Brenda Brown says
Oh my gosh! This is the cutest! I want to go myself!
now that is camping love that tub.
Why did you guys not come by and say hey?! We love living in WNC. What a fun adventure you had.
This looks like such a fun time! I wouldn’t be on a horse, ever, but the rest looks magical. I want to go back to Asheville.
This looks like such a fun adventure and that little cabin was adorable! I need to check out GlampingHub and make my sisters give it a whirl with me. – Katy
Chelley @ A is For Adelaide says
Yes! Glamping with my girlfriends sounds like so much fun!
Omg, it would be such a great girls’ getaway!
Ora Lee Gurr says
What a fantastic way to camp in style. This type of visit would be a lot of fun. Asheville appears to have a lot to offer in the way of entertainment, food, and adventure. I’d love to go.
Bonnie @wemake7 says
Looks like you had an awesome time. I would love to go to that same cabin with my hubby.
Stephanie @CopyKat.com says
This looks like a great way to spend a few days. I love the area it is simply gorgeous. I envy your enjoyable days.
That looks like so much fun! Our camping season is pretty much over where I’m at, but I’m definitely looking forward to starting back up in the spring!
Lisa Joy Thompson says
Now that is my idea of a fun trip! The bungalow looked oh-so-cozy and I love that you brought S’mores supplies! You’re a girl after my own heart!
I had no idea what that word meant, so I had to go look it up to be sure. I have mixed feeling about it, but I guess I should try it once!
What amazing views on your hike. And that bungalow is too cute. It looks like a fun getaway.
What a cute place to stay. I would love to do a glamping vacation. Love the part about your gassy horses…lol.
This looks like so much fun. I am all about glamping but not camping outdoors so much.
tara pittman says
That waterfall is incredible. Perfect place for a hike.
this trip looks like it was awesome
Michelle F says
Those are some great pictures. If I ever went camping I would definitely want to do it this way.
LOL I love your Giant Leaf hat, looks like a great place to stay for a vacation.
Looks like a great trip to Asheville! I love the pictures and the cave looks “nice”!
Jessica Harlow says
The Tupelo Chicken and Biscuits look like such a delicious breakfast dish! I have to admit, you are braver than I to go into the bottom of that cave though! lol The waterfall is gorgeous though!
Emily Smith says
This is my kind of camping! What a rustic and beautiful mini vacation! Glad you had a nice time.
Carol Bryant says
I myself have written about glamping with dogs and interviewed those who did it but I never actually knew someone who did it and blogged it – looks like you had fun
Valerie Remy-Milora says
That bungalow looks so inviting! I could spend a night or two there. And that view on the lake… Priceless!
Looks like a great trip to asheville and i think you had a wonderful time. thank you for sharing
Ann BAcciaglia says
What a fantastic adventure. I would love to go and stay in the same bungalow as you guys! It is so cute and adorable. I would also love to see the waterfall!
Now that’s my kind of glamping! I used to live in SC on the border of NC so I made frequent visits to Asheville. I have so many great memories of visiting Chimney Rock State Park. The views are breathtaking!
Stunning views. Love your photos! Awesomely fun glamping for sure.
very nice! I have to show the pics to my hubby! That place looks amazing!
Jeni Hawkins says
Wow! What a great post – I would definitely love to go there…that red door beckons ME!
I’ve never been horseback riding. I’d try it though (gassy horses and all,lol!). The hot tub was a nice perk.
Carlee C says
You can not beat that view and the water fall was gorgeous. Of course now I am hungry from looking at the Tupelo Honey chicken and biscuits that you had for breakfast.
Jennifer Pritchard Kearney says
haha wow looks like an amazing adventure! I DO love your leaf hat! 🙂
Haha! It was fun…and fashionable. 😛
melandria romero says
what a beautiful place, i guess it’s so nice to go there and enjoy the nature.
[email protected] says
I love Ashville and you certainly captured its charm. It has everything, from mountains to great food and more.
I love the idea of glamping, as I’m not much of a camper.
Glamping and this particular location is definitely on my agenda now! Thanks!
Your pictures are absolutely beautiful! I’m such a city girl, but we recently took a rustic weekend adventure and it was soo nice to escape the city!
It looks like you had a wonderful time. What a beautiful place to relax and have fun.
Saidah Washington says
I always expect to see your Facebook profile picture when I see you on your blog and when I don’t I’m like, “who’s this lady”. LOL!! We’re heading to Asheville for the holidays and I can’t wait. I’m going to check out that Glamping site you recommended. I’m a big fan of the show Tiny House living and those glamps remind me of them.
How gorgeous! We definitely need to visit someday!
Nikki @ Tikkido says
What a fun trip, and a seriously cute tiny house for glamping! I’m a fan of any form of camping that can involve going out for Indian food. 😉 Those fries look AMAZING!
This post made me laugh. I love your writing style. Despite the gassy horse, it looks like you had a blast.
Amanda || Growing Up Madison says
Oh man this looks so peaceful and I sure would love to visit it one day.
How fun! This is my style of camping!
Looks like you had so much fun! I love the views and that bungalow is so cute. If I am to go camping, I would love to camp like this.
Glamping is definitely my kind of camping!! This looks wonderful and so relaxing 🙂
Chubskulit Rose says
Such a relaxung scenery for a weekend getaway! Love the view and your picture riding on a horse.
Debbie Denny says
I just love the pictures and sights. Wonderful place to stay and visit. The food looks awesome also.
Nancy @ Whispered Inspirations says
Love all of your pictures. I would love to horse back ride!
Janis @MommyBlogExpert says
This place looks so rustic. I’ve never gone glamping but this post is inspiring me to try it.
What beautiful pictures!!! Absolutely stunning! And such a cute place to stay!! : )
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Heather lawrence says
This looks like the perfect place to get away and unwind and just reconnect back to nature.
Love the waterfall pictures too bad it wasn’t warmer you could of “rinsed” off there!
Why did they have a “rinse off station” by the hot tub anyways? I have a hot tub and that confuses the daylights out of me…
It was great! I don’t really know about the rinsing station though – maybe to rinse the chlorine off afterward?
Kristi @ Homestead Wishing says
It is so beautiful there. I would love to take a visit there. The waterfall is amazing. I love to see stuff like that!
This is my idea of camping. The place is amazing and that little bungalow is so pretty.
Travel Quest says
Asheville, NC is one of my favorite place to visit on Fall season the mountain is stunning. Also I always want to go to Biltmore Estate such an amazing place to be.
Asheville really has amazing views! What a fun experience, even with the pooping horses 🙂
Shanéy Maharaj says
What an adventure. Would love to do something like this, maybe when my kids are bigger.
Laura funk says
Those falls, that big leaf and that food look awesome! Looks like it was a great trip
[email protected] says
I could camp like this! None of that sleeping bag nonsense for me when there’s something like this out there.
I wanna go there so bad! I live in the Charleston Area and plan to at some point. Looks so beautiful.
what an amazing place to stay from the hot tub to the hulu hoops but mostly the environment
Yes, yes, yes! This looks like my kinda camping! That waterfall is just gorgeous!
Angie Scheie says
I do like your giant leaf hat! lol. I also really like the sound of a glamping trip. Adding it to the list for next summer! 🙂
What a great trip you had! Love the pictures, and that food looks Delicious! Haven’t ever heard of glamping, will check it out
Now this is my kinda camping! I’m always telling people I would love to go camping, as long as I don’t have to sleep in a tent 😉
Lisa Rios says
Looks like a great adventure & a wonderful experience to cherish. The pictures are so beautiful, the Chimney Rock Falls is absolutely a treat to watch. Would love to visit sometime soon.
This looks like a wonderful place to visit. Thanks for sharing.
Sophie S says
I just got back from my second trip to Asheville, and this time we got to do some hiking! Love that area but never thought to Glamp…..going to have to check out the site!
Mimi "MimiCuteLips" Green says
Great recap, I’m not been Glamping but its on my things to do list. Especially after a failed attempt at camping. SNORE!
Maggie Branch says
Glamping seems like my sort of camping! Thank you for sharing this tool to find glamping places!
Aww, you did it! I’ll have to add this to my list at least one time.
That bungalow looks like the cutest place ever! And that waterfall really does look gorgeous 🙂
jared's mum says
wow! i love all the photos you took! i have heard so much about glamping and i cannot wait to try it out with my boys!
Sarh S says
This looks like a cute little vacation place. I’d love the caves for sure, I honestly have never been in caves… but my 9 year old daughter has. That is so not fair, especially when she comes home and brags about how awesome they are!
This looks like the place I grew up in. So peaceful and magical. Thank you for the Beautiful share.