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A Guide To Glamping in the Smoky Mountains

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.

Glamping Smoky Mountains

What Is Glamping?

Glamping in the Smoky Mountains 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.

Glamping Smoky Mountains

Glamping Amenities

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 Smoky Mountains

Glamping Destinations

Glamping in the Smoky Mountains comes in many forms. Enjoy luxury tent camping 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.


Best Glamping In The Smoky Mountains

The Ridge Outdoor Resort

The Ridge Outdoor Resort is located in Sevierville and features tons of different ways to glamp. At The Ridge, you'll find RV sites and glamping tents, cabins and tiny homes to choose from. The resort includes incredible amenities including an outdoor zero entry pool, hot tub, modern bath house, a playground and more.

The Ridge

Under Canvas

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is located just 10 miles from Gatlinburg. It is a private glamping getaway that visitors love on 182-acres of property. Under Canvas features luxury, safari-inspired tents for visitors to relax and unwind in. They also offer daily housekeeping, an on-site dining facility, fire pits, camp activities and more.

Under Canvas

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.