Opening Summer 2022!

Wrong Way Campground is currently under construction with plans to open in the Summer of 2022. Currently, you can book a cabin for dates after August 31st, 2022. Earlier dates will be opened up as we get closer to opening.

You can follow construction progress on Instagram or Facebook @wrongwaycampground. Come stay with us and slow down on “River-Time”!

You've got questions? We've got answers! Below are answers to questions we often get, but feel free to Contact Us if you still need help with something.

  • Where does the Wrong Way name come from?

    The French Broad River right across the street is a big part of our origin story and the guest experience. The Wrong Way name is a nod to a local raft guide story about the French Broad River being one of the few rivers in the world, along with the Nile, that flow South to North... which is the ‘Wrong Way’. We also feel that the Wrong Way name reflects our unconventional approach to traditional lodging and hospitality concepts. We only go with the flow when it comes to rivers... Otherwise, we like to find our own lines.

  • What is your cancellation and no-show policy?

    Any reservations cancelled more than 14 days prior to arrival will receive a full refund. Any reservations cancelled less than 14 days prior to arrival will receive a 50% refund. Any reservations cancelled less than 48 hours prior to check-in (3pm) on the day of arrival will be charged the full amount of the stay.

    If a guest does not arrive at Wrong Way Campground and does not cancel their reservation by check-out time on the day after their scheduled arrival date, the no-show guest gives up their reservation for any remaining nights and management can make these nights available for booking by another guest.

  • How many people can sleep in the tiny A-frame cabins?

    All of our cabins have a queen size bed and queen size sleeper sofa so we are saying that the limit is 4 people... yeah, that sounds about right... 4 people. Keep in mind that only our deluxe cabins have a wall and door separating the bed and sleeper sofa. 

  • Do you allow pets?

    Several of our cabins are designated as pet-friendly. A pet fee of $25/pet/night will automatically be added to the per night rate when you indicate how many animals you have with you. While on the property, we ask that all pets be kept on-leash and closely managed by their humans. There is a dog park at the French Broad River Park, which is within walking distance of the campground. Sorry, we do not allow cats.

  • What time is check-in and check-out?

    Check-in time is after 3pm and Check-out time is before 11am.

  • Do you have quiet hours at the property?

    For the respect and comfort of our guests and the surrounding community, we maintain quiet hours from 10:00 pm to 7:00 am.

  • Is smoking allowed on the property?

    Our entire property is 100% smoke free (including e-cigarettes).

  • What amenities do the cabins include?

    All our cabins include a full bathroom with shower, queen bed, queen sleeper-sofa, seated workspace, mini-fridge, microwave, electric kettle, HVAC unit, private balcony/deck, high-speed WiFi, and dedicated parking. Everything you need, and nothing you don't.

  • What amenities does the River Lodge include?

    The communal River Lodge has a rentable event space with a capacity of 35 seated and 80 standing, an 8-person conference room for group meetings, and a "Canteen" with grab-n-go, cafe/bar, and indoor/outdoor seating. 

  • Are there TVs in the cabins?

    No. We made the decision to exclude TVs from the cabins in order to encourage guests to get outside to enjoy the attractions, businesses, and activities that are right out your front door. If you HAVE to be inside, read/write a book, play a game, gather in the River Lodge... you've got other options. You’re welcome.

  • Can you cook in the cabins?

    Well, only if you call microwaving, cooking :). All cabins have a microwave, mini-fridge, and hot water kettle. You can check out our Explore page for recommendations on nearby dining options. Or better yet, stop into the River Lodge Canteen for a curated selection of sandwiches, snacks, pastries, and beverages!

  • Do you have any RV sites?

    We are primarily a cabin campground and do not offer RV hookups, but our friends down the road at Wilson's RV Park might be able to accomodate you. Tell 'em we sent you!

  • Is there anything fun to do at or near Wrong Way?

    Hell yes! We have several experiences that can be reserved through us or one of our vetted experience partners... Or you can explore our map of local recommended attractions, businesses, and activities.

  • When is the River Lodge open?

    The River Lodge is open and staffed from 7am to 10pm every day. A hotline number is provided to guests for any after-hours emergencies.

  • Do you have an exercise area?

    We have the best outdoor exercise area in all of Western NC! We are located right across the street from the French Broad River Greenway, which includes walking/running/biking paths, cycling velodrome, sand volleyball courts, basketball court, baseball field, lawn bowling court, roller-hockey rink, playground, and public river access. We are also located right next door to the ClimbMax rock climbing center which has indoor and outdoor climbing walls. 

  • What are your cleaning practices?

    We use eco-friendly cleaning products and follow the CDC’s recommendations for commercial cleaning practices. However, To limit waste and guest interruption, we only clean cabins upon guest departure. While we do not charge a fee for cleaning the cabin upon departure, guests can request cabin cleaning during their stay for an additional fee of $25/day.

  • How close is the campground to the river?

    The campground property is located on the French Broad River Greenway directly across the road from the river and recreation path, which can easily be accessed by a crosswalk at the East end of the property. A public river access point is only 100 yards from the property.

  • Are your cabins wheelchair accessible?

    Cabin #1 is fully ADA compliant and can be accessed from the parking lot by a gravel path. Click here to check availability and pricing.

  • Is it quiet in the cabins?

    We are an unconventional, urban campground that is convenient to a number of popular Asheville destinations. But that convenience also means we don't have the seclusion and silence of most traditional campgrounds. Luckily, our cabins are constructed of Structurally Insulated Panels (SIPs) that provide excellent sound insulation from the nearby road noise. 

  • What is the current water level of the French Broad River in Asheville?

    You can check out the French Broad River discharge rate (cfs) and water level (ft) by visiting the USGS website. You can also view a live feed of the French Broad River in West Asheville.

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