Your Guide to Luxury Camping in NC

By Hayley Donigan

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Whether you refer to it as the Tar Heel State, the Old North State, or simply North Carolina, there is no denying that this one of the original 13 colonies has a lot to be said for. Steeped in rich history and thriving with culture in the modern day, North Carolina is without a doubt a fantastic place to go luxury camping.

This East Coast state has more than just up-and-coming cities and a rich heritage to offer. With a diverse geography that includes a stunning coastline, towering mountains, and several national forests, North Carolina is a nature-lovers delight. Take this guide with you when you go luxury camping in NC to ensure that you make the most of this enchanting Atlantic state.

Asheville

Because of its bustling cultural scene and range of restaurants, shops, and attractions, Asheville is one of the most popular cities to visit in North Carolina. If you venture slightly outwards, you will realize how much beautiful wilderness there is to offer right on the outskirts of the city. If you’re looking for an outdoor adventure, you need not look any further than Asheville, since these luxury camping sites are an excellent base for hiking, mountain biking, and white-water rafting.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park

With a range of luxury camping sites located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you can easily take advantage of one of the most beautiful areas in the country. This is the most visited national park in the U.S., and it is the pride of many a North Carolina native. Seize the opportunity to go on a hiking adventure that you will never forget during your outdoor getaway—the Appalachian Trail, Deep Creek Loop Trail, and Big Fork Ridge Trail are all fantastic options.

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Pisgah National Forest

Pisgah National Forest comprises over 500,000 acres of wilderness that includes waterfalls, mountains, and hardwood forests. The recreational activities here are endless, so you would be very wise to choose a glamping site located nearby this national forest. Visitors can fill their days with horseback riding, fishing, climbing, and cycling, but not all of them will have the luxury of finishing off their action-packed day by curling up beside a crackling fireplace and sleeping in a comfortable bed.

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This guide to luxury camping in NC is the perfect resource for starting off your glamping adventure, but that’s not all. We've also got the low-down on luxury camping near NC historical sites, as well as a huge collection of great NC getaway ideas.