Let's face it: camping isn't for everyone. If you're not into braving "the great outdoors" for an overnight adventure, all hope is not lost. Glamping combines the best of camping, with the amenities of luxury lodging. If you've never heard of glamping, or are interested in learning more, this beginners guide to glamping is for you.
What Is Glamping?
Glamping combines the traditional experience of an overnight stay in the outdoors, with the modern amenities of your favorite lodging options. Experiences may be offered in tents, cabins, huts, tepees, tree houses, trailers or other lodging options. Glamping lets visitors get outdoors without leaving behind the comforts that make you feel at home. You'll also have less gear to drag along, because glamping sites are set up and ready for your arrival.
Because the type of lodging varies significantly, amenities vary as well. At one glamping site, you may have air conditioning, running water, heating, electricity, TV, wifi, or a wide range of other amenities. Think about the things you love about a hotel, and merge them into a camping experience. Does it seem too good to be true? It's not. There are glamping experiences all over the Smoky Mountains.
Glamping in the Great Smoky Mountains comes in many forms. Enjoy luxury tent camping with Under Canvas or spend the night in a tree house or retro camper at Camp LeConte. You can even rent yurts, airstreams and more in the area on Airbnb. Your options are limitless. If traditional camping doesn't strike your sense of adventure, you'll find a way to make it work with glamping.
If you wouldn't label yourself an outdoorsy person, or would just rather enjoy the finer things while out in nature, glamping is for you. This beginners guide to glamping just scratches the surface of all the great glamping and camping opportunities in Pigeon Forge.