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Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins

Banner Elk, North Carolina


125 Riverside Dr,
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
Phone: Click to view

Sites: 70
Recent Rate: $$$$

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Latitude: 36.14393
Longitude: -81.79768

Elevation: 3187' (approx.)
Park Features
  • Pull-thru Sites Pull-thru Sites yes
  • Pets Allowed Pets Allowed yes
  • Big Rig Access Big Rig Access no
  • Tent Camping Tent Camping yes
  • 55+ Only 55+ Only no
  • Kid Friendly Kid Friendly yes
  • Boondocking Boondocking no
  • Cabins / Cottages / Yurts Cabins / Cottages / Yurts ?
  • Dump Station Dump Station ?
  • Group Camping Group Camping ?
  • Water Spigot Water Spigot ?
Hookups
  • Full Hookup Full Hookup yes
  • Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP) Electric (30 & 50 AMP)
  • Sewer Sewer yes
  • Public Phone Public Phone no
  • Water Water yes
  • Cable/Sat. TV Hookup Cable/Sat. TV Hookup yes
Connectivity
  • WiFi WiFi yes
  • ATT Cellular Provider ATT
  • Verizon Cellular Provider Verizon
  • Sprint Cellular Provider Sprint
  • T-Mobile Cellular Provider T-Mobile
Amenities
  • Restrooms Restrooms ?
  • Showers Showers ?
  • Laundry Facilities Laundry Facilities ?
  • Camp Store Camp Store ?
  • Pet Area Pet Area ?
  • Propane Available Propane Available ?
  • Cafe / Snack Bar Cafe / Snack Bar ?
  • Clubhouse Clubhouse ?
  • Firewood Available Firewood Available ?
  • Group Kitchen Group Kitchen ?
  • Horse Camp Horse Camp ?
  • Landing Strip Landing Strip ?
  • Picnic Shelter Picnic Shelter ?
  • Restrooms: vault Restrooms: vault ?
Recreation
  • Pool Access Pool Access no
  • Playground Playground ?
  • Recreational Trails Recreational Trails ?
  • Rec Room Rec Room ?
  • Casino Casino ?
  • Fishing Fishing ?
  • Beach Beach ?
  • Biking Biking ?
  • Boating Boating ?
  • Golf Golf ?
  • Gym/Workout Facilities Gym/Workout Facilities ?
  • Horseshoes Horseshoes ?
  • Mini-Golf Mini-Golf ?
  • Outdoor Courts Outdoor Courts ?
  • Pickleball Pickleball ?
  • Water Access Water Access ?

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37 Reviews

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Review Count: 14
States Visited: 8
Helpful Reviews: 4

Date of Stay: October, 2019 - $42.00
Overall Rating:

This is an older park that could use some updating. It is located near everything, with beautiful views. The internal roads are dirt and in some areas, steep and tight. We had no problems navigating, just go slow and pay attention. The staff were helpful and friendly. Wi-fi is unsecured but fast enough to be usable. Year round park that is sometimes hard to get a reservation, book early. Our site was level enough if you stayed on the extreme left side, if not it would require blocking on the right-side. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
40
Site Surface
Gravel, Dirt
Site Type
Pull through
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Interior Roads
Tight Turns, Poor Conditions
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 122
States Visited: 13
Helpful Reviews: 39

Date of Stay: May, 2018 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

Bathrooms were not kept clean. Sites and roads were gravel. Roads were narrow and twisty. Sites were level. Staff was friendly and helpful. The area is beautiful and the grounds were clean. We will go back again. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A30
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Pull through
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 23
States Visited: 12
Helpful Reviews: 10

Date of Stay: August, 2017 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

We had a high site in a hilly park. A pleasant place to be. The wi fi was useless. The office person was in a hurry to get rid of us to the point of rudeness. The only really annoying thing was that the sewer connection was uphill which is always unpleasant. But overall, I would stay there again. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A33
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Spacious
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 86
States Visited: 27
Helpful Reviews: 17

Date of Stay: July, 2017 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We were camped backed up to a small creek. The sites were very close together. Cable TV requires a cable box so I didn't bother. The campground wasn't ideal for us, but I would stay again. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A11
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Fire Ring
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 17
States Visited: 11
Helpful Reviews: 3

Date of Stay: June, 2017 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

Have stayed here many times both winter and summer, as we are big fans of this part of the country. Site was small for the M/H we have, but it worked out ok. Sewer hook up was quite higher then the site, so I had to support the hose for it to drain properly. Large park with lots of tents, but it was very quiet at night. Nice stream goes right through it, and there is fishing and gold panning next door. Propane just down the road and also ski rentals next door. Close to Boone, the Mast General Stores, Linville Caverns, Linville Falls and Grandfather Mountain. Try it, I think you will like it. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A33
Site Surface
Gravel, Grass
Site Type
Other
Site Space
Just long enough for my motorhome
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
20 Amp, 30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Linville Falls, Linville Caverns, Grandfather Mountain, Boone Inn Family Style Restaurant, Mast General Stores, Ski Resorts, Blue Ridge Parkway and many more.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: September, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We just returned from this place and it is WONDERFUL!! It quickly became one of our favorite places to go. It's on the west side of Boone NC off of HWy 105. It is hard to find at night b/c the sign is not right next to the road and it's dark out that way. Most of the camper sites we saw had wooden porches w/ a picnic table on it and fire pit behind. Beautiful view of the mts. There are also lots of tent sites that have lots of shade. I highly recommend it to anyone visiting the Boone area.

I only used one bath house, and it was adequate..2 shower stalls. Could have been a little cleaner and refurbished, but it was clean and met the purpose of a bath house.

Arrive before dark. The campground sign is a bit farther off the road than I was looking and I passed it in the dark...Hwy 105 is dark and curvy. Had to turn around in a restaurant parking lot. Then the campground roads look different than the map. Had to do a 90 degree back in to the spot w/ just flashlights. Its a dark campground!! We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table, Patio
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 2
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: August, 2016 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

We found the bathroom and shower facilities to be old and dated, very dirty and not cleaned very well.

The location of the park was very nice. We had a nice view of Grandfather Mountain and Banner Elk was a short distance away. The interior roads are supposed to be gravel but require re-graveling. They are now mostly dirt and dust is a constant problem. Every time a car passed a layer of dust was spread over the RV and Toad. Upon registration we were told that we would have to move on our last night to another site. We did move one space over which was an inconvenience, only to notice that nobody arrived to use our previous site. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Long enough for my motorhome and a towed vehicle
Campsite Features
Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Nearby
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $49.00
Overall Rating:

Upon check-in, 2 staff members smoking just outside the entrance door, dusty roads, staff drive like maniacs, short-stays are cramped, staff are personable, river site was small and noisy with road/hwy traffic all day/night, no fish to speak of in the creek, saw three rather large water snakes, bathroom was disgusting; clean them or close them. Sites are not cleaned prior to arrival, neighbors sewer line is just outside ones door. Child play area is in need of professional repair. Didn't feel safe, love the general area, quaint country store, no desire to return. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Fifth Wheel.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
River side
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Not big enough for my 5th wheel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Not Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

Grandfather montain, Tweetsie railroad, anything Boone, Golf..

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: June, 2016 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

Beautiful campground, some of the sites by the creek are close together. The kids had a great time in the creek, and so did I. Campground close to many nice areas. But, I was completely grossed out by the bathrooms. At first I thought they were just behind on cleaning, but after 4 nights, they were terrible, trash overflowing, looks like they moped once a week, toilet seats broken, etc... I preferred our itty bitty bathroom and shower in the camper. If we don't hear better results from people, we may not go back. But, it is a great location, and I thought the gravel paths were OK. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A9
Site Surface
Gravel
Site Type
Back in
Site Space
Just long enough for my travel trailer
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table
Power Hookups
30 Amp, 50 Amp
Sewer Connection
Yes

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Mostly Shady
Tow Vehicle Parking
Yes, Convenient
Tips for other Campers:

We loved the restaurant close by Pedalin' Pig! On 105 a bit closer to Boone.

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Review Count: 1
States Visited: 1
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2015 - $33.00
Overall Rating:

Have stayed here for years. Great staff. Bathrooms clean. Now have a 40 ft Motorhome and it fits fine in the spaces they have available for that size. Camping on the river is most popular but rest of campground is good too. If you want on the river plan ahead. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
A5
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Sun & Foliage
Some Shade
Tips for other Campers:

Fishing there at the campground or surrounding areas Restaurants are nice. Grandview Restaurant has a great breakfast. Not pricey Stonewalls is great for steaks and nice evening out.

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Review Count: 65
States Visited: 26
Helpful Reviews: 12

Date of Stay: May, 2015 - $40.00
Overall Rating:

I read the reviews about the ruts in the road and they are there, but not as challenging as previous reviewers. Maybe they repaired them. I drove my 38 foot MH in a mountain downpour towing a toad and had little difficulty making it up to site A95. The bathrooms and showers were close, clean and well maintained during our stay. Very large campground with great views and accommodated all types of campers. The site we were on had full hookups, was fairly level and included picnic tables and fire pit. We would return. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

Value
Clean Restrooms
Service
Clean Showers
Cleanliness

Site Details

Campsite
Site Number
a-95
Site Surface
Gravel
Campsite Features
Fire Ring, Picnic Table

Campground Details

Space Between Lots
Very Close
Sun & Foliage
Sunny Open
Tips for other Campers:

Beautiful scenery, Boone, Blowing Rock (the Brewery is great}, Blue Ridge Parkway

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 2

Date of Stay: June, 2013 - $39.00
Overall Rating:

Lovely views in the mountain meadow area. River side is very cramped. Our motorhome door opened less than three feet from neighbors sewer. We moved up hill. Bath Houses were not cleaned on a regular basis and they need updating. Laundry area needs to be swept out. The lint behind the dryers is several inches deep. They have an ongoing battle with the road ruts and excessive raining. They worked hard to smooth things out. Pavillion was only open on Friday and Saturdays. I found the people very friendly and would return. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 90
States Visited: 29
Helpful Reviews: 26

Date of Stay: April, 2013 - $35.00
Overall Rating:

This campground has the worst access roads imaginable - narrow, steep, and incredibly rutted. Other than that it is an attractive campground spread out along a stream with the sites located in clusters so it doesn't feel crowded. There are several different levels because of the hilly topography. Usual amenities. The Wi-Fi signal does not work well but that seems to be the norm at campgrounds. Great campground for dogs with ample room for walking, running and playing. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 3
States Visited: 2
Helpful Reviews: 0

Date of Stay: October, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

We would not stay here again in a big rig. Narrow, badly rutted gravel roads with very tight turns. Had quite a hard time getting into our "pull through" site. Have never encountered such indifferent office staff. No one led us to site and it was hard to find. That said, our view was gorgeous once we got settled. Right next to big open area in the middle of the campground, surrounded by lovely mountains. In a smaller rig the setting might make it worth the trouble. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Motorhome.

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Review Count: 5
States Visited: 3
Helpful Reviews: 1

Date of Stay: July, 2012 - $36.00
Overall Rating:

I was disappointed in the campground and glad that we only made it a one-day stopover so we could be close to Grandfather Mountain. Sites are not level and VERY close together, to the point where I couldn't tie out my dog, as she would be in someone else's site on her 6ft lead. The whole grounds looked kind of run-down, with weeds growing around the camp sites. Grass, however, appeared to be cut. Don't let the flattering photos on their website deceive you. A stream runs behind The sites in the A loop, but access to the stream is steep and rocky. We camped at Grandfather Campground RV Resort & Cabins in a Travel Trailer.

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