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Written by vampirefan on 06 Sep, 2007
John and I wanted to stay in the nearby Four Paws Kingdom campground which is for doggies and their pet parents, but this holiday weekend required a 3-day stay. We only wanted 2 days so we had to search elsewhere. Trying to find a pet-friendly…Read More
John and I wanted to stay in the nearby Four Paws Kingdom campground which is for doggies and their pet parents, but this holiday weekend required a 3-day stay. We only wanted 2 days so we had to search elsewhere. Trying to find a pet-friendly place within a reasonable budget gave us a limited selection. So we went with the Hitching Post since they accepted pets and it was within our budget. Since we were here only two days we went with a camping cabin rather that a tent site. The campground is set up for both tents and RVs. They also have 2 camping cabins and apartments for those not bringing their home away from home with them. The campground is located only a few minutes from Lake Lure and Chimney Rock. Amenities: Full hook up and dump for RVs Electricity for tent sitesBath HouseWasher/dryerCamp storePicnic tablesFire ringsFishing pondChildren’s play areaVolleyball and basketball courtsHiking trailsCabin amenities AC/HeaterFireplaceCoffee MakerFridgeMicrowaveCouchKitchen area with table and chairs2 roomsJohn and I checked in and it was a breeze. We drove around and quickly found the cabin. We checked in and found the place to be a disappointment. It was musty smelling and old. The furniture looked like something even the Salivation Army would reject. The floor sloped and the carpet looked like it had been there decades. And of course I have bad allergies so they were kicking in high gear. The wallpaper is old and outdated and a mix mash of accessories. There was a mattress behind the couch, for what I have no idea. The blanket on the bed seemed and smelled old and the sheets didn’t match the bedspread or each other. But we were only here 2 days, so we just had to make the best of it. Cons Everything is old looking, outdated, mismatched, and old smelling. The bathrooms: there are only 2 toilets and 4 showers and the showers are dirty looking and there is nothing to dry your hands on. So make sure you bring yor own towel to dry your hands. The microwave and fridge are small. Make sure you bring a cooler to keep bigger things cool. No TV, phone, or Wi-Fi. We just took our laptop and Netflicks rentals and enjoyed Tony Soprano and his crew and that gorgeous Furio, Blades of Glory, and that hottie Karl Urban not wearing a whole lot in Pathfinder. The camp shop isn’t very well stocked. Cabins have no bathroom. No grillsTent sights not very secludedJunk sitting around all over the placeMust bring your own towels if staying in the cabinPros The view. You are in the mountains and the views here are stunning. Location. You are less than 10 minutes from Lake Lure and Chimney RockThere is an Ingles grocery store at the end of the roadPet friendlyThe cabins are right across from the bathroomFriendly staffEven with all the families here it was still nice and quite in the eveningWhen asking about the waterfalls on the property I found out that the camp has recently been acquired and the owners have major improvements in store. Course that does nothing for current campers. Jaz and I went walking around and the place was full of rusting crap and old campers, which are a big eyesore and spoils the hike. They apparently don’t care about investing a lot of money in furnishing the cabins since eventually they plan on tearing these down and building nice, new, shiny ones back further into the woods in which time they will make them nice for visitors. They also plan on clearing out the place so they can add even more tent and RV spaces in the 40 acres. Again that doesn’t do diddly for the current camper. The campground would certainly be OK for those with nice campers who have all the nice amenities they need. The place is OK if you’re here just a few days and can’t find anything else. I would try Fou Close