Friday, January 20, 2023


winter camping

Winter weather doesn't have to mean that camping fun has to end until temperatures warm up again. Five of the thirteen Spacious Skies Campgrounds that dot up and down the country's East Coast are open for business during the winter season. While the campgrounds aren't having people pitch tents, they do offer winterized-RV sites and cabins to rent. Are you up for a winter adventure?

“Winter is a time to celebrate the joys of slow travel. Our winter-season guests take their time meandering along campground trails and visiting museums and historic sites,” Ali Rasmussen, CEO of Spacious Skies Campgrounds, communicated to this travel geek. “There are plenty of outdoor adventures too, with UTV trails and ski areas just waiting to be experienced.” 

All five winter campgrounds are located in scenic destinations and feature a variety of on-site activities complimented by local attractions: 

Spacious Skies French Pond 

Located in Southern New Hampshire, Spacious Skies French Pond features 46 winterized RV sites. The campground is convenient to a variety of historical sites, cultural attractions and ski areas. Here are three ways to enjoy winter days at Spacious Skies French Pond: 
  • Hit the slopes at Pats Peak, a family-owned destination featuring night skiing, or Mt. Sunapee featuring 67 trails and four terrain parks. 
  • Take a selfie on the Henniker Covered Bridge, a 50-year-old footbridge above the Contoocook River. 
  • Have an air hockey tournament at the campground’s arcade. 
winter activities

Spacious Skies Belle Ridge 

Situated between Nashville and Knoxville in the middle of Tennessee is Spacious Skies Belle Ridge. The campground features 50 RV sites, 12 cabins and 500 forested acres with trails for hiking and riding UTVs. There are also numerous historic sites nearby. Winter experiences at Spacious Skies Belle Ridge include: 
  • Learn about the Civil War by exploring Civil War Trails, a network of sites that helps visitors learn about the war from the perspective of soldiers, locals and enslaved people. 
  • Discover why Monterey’s motto is “Where Hilltops Kiss the Sky” at the Monterey Depot Museum, a replica depot offering a variety of exhibits exploring the rich history of the Upper Cumberland Mountains. 
  • Hike to a waterfall or cave on the property or explore the many UTV trails for a taste of adventure. 
winter camping

Spacious Skies Hidden Creek 

Located in Marion, N.C. at the base of the Blue Ridge Mountains and just 40 minutes from Asheville, Spacious Skies Hidden Creek offers 141 RV sites and17 cabins. During a winter stay at Spacious Skies Hidden Creek, guests can: 
  • Make it a date night in downtown Asheville, renowned for its art, dining and craft beer scene.  
  • Take a tour of Linville Caverns and see an underground stream, stalactites, stalagmites, a vast array of mineral colors and the “Bottomless Pool.” 
  • Open on weekends in winter. Take a hike to…Hidden Creek. Hint: it’s not that hard to find. And while you’re at it, look for Hidden Creek Lake. 
Spacious Skies Peach Haven 

Visit South Carolina’s Upcountry in the midst of farmland and rolling hills. This is a nice destination for people who are geeked to delve into history with opportunities to learn about the region's Native American heritage and a Revolutionary War battlefield to explore. The campground features 127 RV sites, two deluxe lodges accommodating up to six people, one deluxe lodge that sleeps four and two deluxe units that sleep two. During the winter months, guests at Spacious Skies Peach Haven can: 
cowpens national battlefield

Spacious Skies Sandy Run

A popular winter campground destination, Fayetteville, N.C. minutes off I-95, is situated along a route many snowbirds traverse from the Northeast United States and Eastern Canadian provinces. The campground has 62 RV sites. Here are three ways to spend winter days at Spacious Skies Sandy Run: 
  •  Make a beeline for Cape Fear Botanical Garden, featuring specialty gardens and blooming ornamental plants as well as 1886 agricultural structures and a homestead. 
  • Take a drive on Cultural Heritage Trails with more than 750 miles of themed driving trails.
  • Catch – and release – a fish. The onsite fishing pond is stocked and waiting.
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