Nestled in a small valley between tree covered small mountainy hills, Adventure Village has always been a safe bet when we come to Brevard, NC and our preferred locations are booked full.
We 'work from wheels" so some type of reliable internet is a must anywhere we go. Whether it be through cellular or wi-fi, our entire business is online. And we chose to stay at Adventure Village due to all the amenities they boast, including property wide internet (more on that later).
Open all year, overall the place is clean, quiet & feels fairly safe. Others on the campground have always been friendly.
Adventure Village has RV/Trailer sites, tent sites & a variety of cabins from small 1 roomers to much larger multi-bedroom ones with hot tubs.
Albeit nicer than most, the RV section is one of those parking lot style RV city feeling. Sites are close together. Every site is a back-in. With them being close together, we could hear neighbors on both sides of us.
We rolled in with a Ram 1500 Pulling a Lance 1995 Travel Trailer that's 23'8 total length. Had no problem backing-in. Site was not fully level, so we had to pull out the wheel levelers and go up about 4" on one side.
You see from the pictures how close everyone is. We had site 6 which backed up to a small flowing creek. It nice to hear the running water the entire time.
Also, the "Adventure" part where they talk about trails and biking….not so much. We found the trails had not been maintained for some time. They were grown over with thorny vines and bushes.
The only hiking or biking you will do is up one of their two roads. The one up to the larger cabins, which appear to be quite nice. Or, the second back road that leads up to the tent section.
The Cabin road is well maintained and makes for a quick walk or a moderate uphill climb for a mountain bike.
The Tent road, on the other hand…much different. Not well maintained with large ruts from water run off, slick muddy spots and pot holes. A much steeper road than the cabin one, and is a good warm up on a mountain bike. The tent sites are well spaced apart and at higher elevation than the RV section. But, if you're going to camp here, you better have a 4WD/AWD vehicle with some clearance. Especially if you're at one of the upper sites that have the best views.
Now for the practicality of working here… Adventure Village does have about 5 wifi access points. And we could always get a signal. However, even though I'm at full strength on their 2.4gigahertz wi-fi…it was intermittent at best. We never knew when it would start, or stop and became very difficult to work. So we tried their 5gigahertz network, IF we could maintain a connection, it would work…again…if we could even connect to it (in all fairness, 5g wifi is not as strong of a signal as 2.4g, but is much faster).
So then we went for the backup, cellular. We have an iPhone 11 and Samsung S20+ on Verizon. Phones would show 1 bar 4G LTE, but we could not get anything data related to come through well. The good news here, is that we could make phone calls with good reception and reliability. At time, our iPad would get 2 bars on Verizon's 4G network.
I'm giving this 3 stars because while it is nice place in the mountains, and it's clean, quiet safe, well located to see all this area has to offer with a staff that is friendly…we prefer camping in spots with more space and trees giving that more natural & secluded feeling.
Also, the "Adventure" part really is not there. Trails are either forgotten, or unaccessible and really not usable (unless you want to puncture your mountain bike tires with all the thorns).
Plus, the lack of reliable internet as boasted by Adventure Village is frustrating. We were also told they get good Verizon service, which they do for voice, but not data.
This campground is cute and quaint. I stopped here for a night to car camp (after office hours) and was able to reach someone by phone to be able to stay overnight.