Asheville campground offers popular camping alternative
One of Campfire Lodgings Campground's yurts. (File/FOX Carolina)
ASHEVILLE, NC (FOX Carolina) -
When many think of camping, they don't usually think of coffee pots or air conditioning, but as it turns to fall, many campers are looking to camp luxuriously.
"Glamping" is becoming a very popular way to travel, and get into the outdoors without losing the comforts of home or a hotel.
Some find camping in a basic, two-person tent with rainguard ideal while others find the whole process frustrating, so they are turning to a new, more comfortable outdoor shelter - a yurt.
"You're surrounded in the woods in our cabins, but you're one step away from a hotel room, in my opinion, and the yurts really give you the outdoor experience," said Ande Rappaport, who manages Campfire Lodgings Campground in Asheville.
They offer cabins nestled in the mountains of western North Carolina, minutes from downtown Asheville.
While they have a range of shelters, like RV trailers that overlook the Blue Ridge mountains, Rappaport said the yurts are gaining attention.