One of our favorite places to visit are the mountains of Western North Carolina. Our first day after moving to Pride Resort in Maggie Valley, NC welcomed us with about 8 inches of snowfall. We didn't have sleds at the time but we made the best of it. Any snow is fun for a little while. There are many camping options in this area during the busy summer season, but only a few that remain available through the winter. Pride proved to be a great home base as we explored the area seeking our first elk, exploring Cherokee, NC, Gatlinburg, TN, and the Western most section of the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Cataloochee Ski area is also close by and visible from the campground high on a peak to the West.
Normally the swings are stored for the winter months but they left this one hanging just for us. The staff were incredibly friendly to the few of us that were there through the cold winter months.
The snow did melt after a few days and we were able to enjoy a few weeks of fun exploring the campground before the bitter cold returned.
The next time snow came it brought with it relentless sub-freezing temperatures. We spent one 10 day stretch where the high actually only got above freezing once. We learned a lot about the capabilities of our camper, and discovered every area that our piping wasn't thouroughly insulated. Though we did destroy a water filter, and froze pipes more than once, we fared the winter with out any major issues.
This is a campground we would certainly return to, especially when we find our way back to the mountains to enjoy some warmer months.