We stayed 6 days. Loved it. The river made it so peaceful. The bath house was the best. Mountain View was great. Even get to watch the Bryson City train go buy. The owner was super nice guy. Will definitely be back again.
My family and I stayed here this week. A bit of a sudden change of plans and we were stranded looking for a campground at the last minute. I called this campground and the owners were so accommodating!!! I was totally impressed w the hospitality, outstanding bathhouses and camp sites right on the river. We will definitely be back and highly recommend this to anyone!!
We had an incredible time during our winter trip to Bryson City. Our first time staying at Grumpy Bear and it won't be our last. The owner was very helpful and polite, I prepaid for fire wood which he delivered to our campsite each night. The bathhouse was exceptional, usually we don't utilize them, however it was so nice we took advantage of the opportunity. Additionally, the fact that its ADA compliant with a ramp and has a dedicated shower facility was a nice touch for those who require it. The location was amazing, hearing the rushing waters of the Tuck flow by and watching the GSMR pass by for the Polar Express trips was remarkable. It's a easy river side drive to downtown Bryson City to our other favorite spot Nantahala Brewing Company and the Warehouse.
Stayed for a few days and look forward to staying again. Great location, centrally located and access to the river are high points. As others have mentioned, the new private shower/bathrooms are more than worth the price of admission. Although the name is Grumpy Bear, the owners are everything but grumpy, really friendly, personal service that made it a great little trip. One of the few "campgrounds" I will go out of my way to stay again.
I was able to stay 3 days at the Grumpy Bear last week and it was the best camping experience I have ever had. The location was close to everything and my camp sight was within a few feet of the river. The owners were on sight and were very friendly and helpful. I felt like I made some new friends upon meeting them. The campground is NEW! The bathrooms are the best I have ever seen and very clean. I will be going back as soon as possible!
Super beautiful campground right on River. Simply serene. Best, clean, new bathrooms ever. Karen and Jerry are awesome hosts. Away from hectic parts of Smokey Mountains, but easy drive to Smokeys too. I love it here, and we will be back! Close to Brysson City for,food and shopping.