I grew up camping across Tennessee. Sometimes we traveled in my grandparents’ RV, and sometimes we were on Army cots in my dad’s old Boy Scouts tent. But these days, I’m all about a glamping getaway.
I’m sure you’ve heard of the term Glamping by now – it’s short for Glamorous Camping, and it’s perfect for anyone who loves experiencing the great outdoors but doesn’t like the hassle and discomfort of camping.
It’s also a chance to stay in unique settings, like converted train cars or stargazing domes. And Tennessee has some incredible places to Glamp.
Are you a seasoned Glamper with your sights set on Tennessee’s natural wonders? Or maybe you’re looking to have this luxe experience for the first time. Either way, I’m here to help.
Come along as we explore the best places to go Glamping in Tennessee – from the farmlands of West Tennessee to the Great Smoky Mountains, and from underground gullies to treetop hideaways.
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GETAWAY DALE HOLLOW
You’ll find Getaway Dale Hollow less than two hours north of Nashville, tucked away in a secluded forest. Each of its 40 tiny cabins features air conditioning and heat along with a private bathroom.
You’ll love how clean and cozy everything is, but just be aware it’s not located right on Dale Hollow Lake. You’ll have to drive over 20 minutes to reach the water, so plan for this to be a woodsy retreat instead of a lakeside escape.
Visit Getaway Dale Hollow in the fall to be surrounded by colorful trees and crisp outdoor air.
If you want to feel like you’re tent camping without all the hassle and backaches, GlampKnox is your place. The elevated canvas tents have covered rocking chairs, space heaters, and charging stations.
Kids (and kids-at-heart) will love petting the horse on the property and using the outdoor shower.
The folks at GlampKnox make it easy to enjoy the great outdoors. Arrive to a ready-to-go tent, purchase their pre-cut firewood, and simply relax.
Tennessee Glamping is located between Nashville and Chattanooga, and they put the “glamorous” part of glamping in the forefront!
Here you’ll find beautiful geodesic domes filled with the everyday luxuries you’d expect from a hotel. Think private bathrooms, a kitchen with refrigerator, a coffee maker, grill, amazing beds, heat and AC and some even offer hot tubs!
These glamping domes are perfect for those who want to immerse themselves in nature, but enjoy modern amenities.
GLAMP BY STAY MINTY
GLAMP By Stay Minty offers outdoorsy accommodations with a boutique-style flair. Their community of domes in the Smoky Mountains opened in 2022. These are trendy and comfy rentals with AC, indoor plumbing, and private porches.
Book a group stay in their 6-person dome or plan a romantic getaway in their smaller options.
The GLAMP property also offers accommodations in their lodge and onsite wedding and event options. All of this is minutes away from great outdoor activities, like hiking, ziplining, and white water rafting.
One of the most spacious accommodations at GLAMP Stay Minty is the Pristine Dome, a two-bedroom Glamping rental that sleeps six people. You’ll find a king bed and two queen beds here. The living area allows you to enjoy the great outdoors without being fully outdoors. There’s natural lighting, woodsy decorations, and the chance to enjoy the many amenities on the property.
The outdoor firepit and hot tub will lure you into getting out with nature, and you can venture even farther away toward the nearby outdoor activities. But honestly, glamping is all about unwinding and taking it slow. Stay in if you want – simply relax and enjoy the Pristine Dome and its natural surroundings. This is one Smoky Mountains glamping dome you’ve got to see.
TREE HOUSE GROVE
There’s something so exciting about staying in a treehouse – I think it’s the little kid in all of us, wanting to perch high up in the woods like the birds and critters.
TreeHouse Grove makes it easy to live out all your tree house dreams. The Smoky Mountain property boasts eight accommodations designed by “TreeHouse Master” Pete Nelson. They range anywhere from one to four bedrooms, are pet friendly, and have access to the community hot tubs.
The surrounding creek and woods make for a serene escape, though you’ll be near enough to Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge to enjoy a complete vacation too.
LITTLE ARROW OUTDOOR RESORT
There are all levels of camping at Little Arrow Outdoor Resort. This forested community on the outskirts of the Smoky Mountains offers traditional tent camping, RV parking, cabins, airstreams, glamping lodges, and several tiny home rentals.
These accommodations are all nestled together on the banks of the Little River, making multi-family camping trips easy and comfortable for all. There’s also a community pool, hot tub, splash pad, social activities, and a camp store.
So come and enjoy the great outdoors without a great hassle. Little Arrow Outdoor Resort has a Glamping stay that’s right for you.
COPPERHILL GLAMPING TENT
The Cabins at Copperhill have gotten trendier (and more outdoorsy!) thanks to the new Glamping tents available on the property. Their three luxury tents have hardwood floors, a covered porch, and heating & AC.
Glamping guests can enjoy the great amenities at the property – an activity lodge, fire pits, and a community bathhouse. But the main draw is the nearby Ocoee River, home to some of the best whitewater rafting in the country.
Other nearby adventures include a scenic railway, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
The Copperhill Glamping Tents are located near Copperhill, Tennessee, near the Georgia border.
UNDER CANVAS GREAT SMOKY MOUNTAINS NATIONAL PARK
This is the Glamping Experience you likely envision – spacious, IG-worthy tents with stargazing options, an old-world setting that’s rustic yet cozy, luxury amenities, and the chance to stay comfortably in the great outdoors.
There’s a reason that Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been named a top resort by national travel publications. Your stay at one of their safari-style glamping sites will feature a hot shower, king size beds, wood-burning stoves, and unbeatable scenery.
Booking a glamping tent at Under Canvas will allow you to stay in the wild, serene outdoors while being minutes away from the best Smoky Mountains activities.
Farmstays meet Glamping at Stillwaters Farm. Sure, you can book an old-fashioned tent camping site on this quiet farmland, but you’ll find me snug as a bug in their vintage Airstream Glampers. They have a boho charm, complete with eclectic decor that fits right into the surroundings.
You can book their farm cottage if you want even more space and comfort. Either way, the hosts invite you to immerse yourself in their farm life, whether that means joining in on the daily chores or kicking back and enjoying the slower country pace.
Stillwaters Farm is located near Henderson, Tennessee, roughly halfway between Nashville and Memphis.
FOREST GULLY FARMS
Gather the family and live like hobbits (in a good way!) at Forest Gully Farms. If you’re looking for unique glamping experiences, this is the place to go. These underground gully huts are set in a food forest, so old and young alike can forage for food, walk under the stars, and wander free under Tennessee’s starry sky.
Each hut has heat & AC, and staying here in different seasons will bring brand new experiences each time.
The eco friendly Forest Gully Farms is located in Santa Fe, Tennessee, about an hour Southwest of Nashville.
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Rustic, romantic glamping awaits at Cowgirl Cabin on the Cumberland Plateau. This one-bedroom cottage is situated on a sprawling farm, and you’ll be steps away from hiking trails, a stocked pond, and great views of the rolling hillside.
The outdoor showers and bathroom will make you feel like you’re really roughing it, but the indoor bed and host’s support will keep you feeling safe and comfortable.
Experience farm life and the great outdoors in style at Cowgirl Cabin.
You get a little bit of everything when you stay at the Treetop Hideaways. This Chattanooga property calls itself a boutique treehouse hotel, so you know you’re booking a unique stay.
They have two treehouse rentals onsite. Elements takes glamping to a whole new level: the private bathroom has heated floors, and the mini fridge comes stocked with wine. Luna is a design wonder, marrying industrial and rural elements of the Chattanooga area.
You’ll be minutes away from Chattanooga’s best outdoor activities and trendiest restaurants, and you can come “home” to a queen size bed, a hot shower, and one of the most unique places to stay in Tennessee.
Treehouse Mountain in Copperhill, Tennessee is another great place to experience treehouse living.
Here you’ll find four different treehouses, each offering something unique and different. Stamish Castle offers plenty of pillows and blankets, and 360-degree views you’ll adore. La Paz is perfect for a family of four and features great mountain views. The Dreamweaver is their original treehouse, and is perfect for couples or a small family of three, and the Rubicon combines all the best features of all the treehouses.
You absolutely can’t go wrong with any of these amazing choices!
You want a unique, country-inspired stay that will match your Nashville Vacation. The blue, vintage trailer sits peacefully under a pavilion alongside a firepit and outdoor bathhouse. And it’s all located on No. 9 Farms, an organic farm in Ashland City.
Complete your stay by ordering farm-fresh produce and eggs that can be ready in your Campervan when you arrive.
This is the perfect getaway for Nashvillians looking for a taste of the outdoors, or a great place to stay if you’re visiting Music City but want to experience a bit of the country life while you’re here.
There is a wood fired hot tub at Cordell Cove, and that’s the entire reason I’m booking a stay here. This romantic glamping site is in a secluded wooded area between Lebanon and Cookeville, and it’s completely off-grid. That means you’ll be using solar-powered lanterns, making your morning coffee over a campfire, and likely won’t get any kind of cell reception.
It sounds intimidating at first, but the hosts at Cordell Cove help prepare you for a restful, unplugged stay. And once you get a taste for this forested, relaxed life, you’ll be drawn to their glamping site again and again.
Sure, you can find more glamorous Glamping sites in Tennessee, or ones that offer more amenities. But there’s something special about Canopy Ridge. Their safari-style tents are spaced out and close to nature, simple yet inviting.
You’ll be close to Pigeon Forge when you stay here, making these glamping tents the perfect place to call home during your weekend away. And after experiencing the ease and comfort of glamping at Canopy Ridge, you’ll want to return for even more relaxing getaways.
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THE RIDGE OUTDOOR RESORT
When considering a Pigeon Forge Vacation, you may not dream of camping between your daytime adventures. But Ridge Outdoor Resort lets you get the most out of your Smoky Mountain outdoor getaway while resting comfortably and in style.
They have classic RV sites available, but it’s their glamping options that make The Ridge so special. Each tent boasts multiple bedrooms, a kitchen, AC & heat, and indoor plumbing.
These are perfect if you have family members who love camping and ones who don’t, as you get the best of both worlds. In addition to the accommodations, the property has lots of terrific amenities, like a heated pool, a kids’ activity center, a playground, and lounging areas.
The Ridge Outdoor Resort is in Sevierville, Tennessee, near the best of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
GLAMPING TENT TREEHOUSE
What’s waiting for you at the Roost? This Chattanooga-area vacation rental is a glamping tent perched high in the trees, so it’s the best of luxury tent camping and unique treehouse stays. It’s comfortable, too – there’s an attached shower and bathroom, heat & AC, and a relaxing atmosphere.
You can quickly head into town, where the sights and sounds of Chattanooga welcome you. But you can also stay put, simply enjoying the quiet property, its nearby hiking trails, and the peaceful feeling of returning to nature.
Get truly away from it all at Deer Park in Dunlap, Tennessee. This secluded hideaway is 30 miles north of Chattanooga and 17 miles south of Fall Creek Falls. You don’t stay at Deer Park to be close to things – you stay here to be far from everything.
But getting off the beaten path doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice comfort. The tree house cabin has AC, a log fireplace, and an outdoor kitchen.
But it’s the hosts that make your stay here special. Reviewers rave over the service they receive onsite, feeling like they’ve been welcomed into a unique and cozy oasis.
EURO-STYLE TINY HOUSE
If you want to get close and snuggly with your co-traveler, a tiny house is the way to go. This Euro-style Tiny House in Sevierville, Tennessee allows guests to enjoy a cozy getaway in the great outdoors.
And though you can fully enjoy the charm of this small space, there is also room to stretch out where you need it: a king size bed, vaulted ceilings, and the vast beauty of the Smoky Mountains.
Step outside to enjoy your own charcoal grill and picnic table, or venture into the common areas to relax in a hammock or pick up a game of cornhole. All of this is conveniently located near Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg in the foothills of Great Smoky Mountain National Park so that you can enjoy a complete Tennessee Smoky Mountain vacation.
CONVERTED RAIL CAR
It’s clear that a lot of love and care went into repurposing this Converted WWII Train Car into an Airbnb. The result is a unique stay that offers the comforts of a cabin, the coziness of a tiny home, and the adventure of camping.
Platform1346 doesn’t look like much from the outside, but inside you’ll find luxurious living with comfy furniture, modern decor, and an industrial charm that honors the train car’s World War II roots.
This Maryville, Tennessee, property also offers the chance to stay in an aircraft hangar lodge or a Dolly Parton themed camper. And it’s all tucked away on quiet farmland near the Great Smoky Mountains.
Two treehouses are available at Candlelight Forest, each offering a unique chance to immerse yourself in nature while being close to lots of activities and sightseeing.
Le Petit Chateau gives magical fairytale vibes, while Sophie’s Roost has a woodland whim. They each sleep six people, have indoor plumbing, and are secluded enough to feel like you’re in your own hideaway.
But the entire property of Candlelight Forest will make your stay here unforgettable. Stay long enough to do all the things: rope swings, petting goats, canoes, fishing, a custom tree house for exploring, and more. The adventure resort is less than 20 minutes from Downtown Chattanooga, where even more adventures await.
Candlelight Forest is in Chickamauga, Georgia, so you will have to venture just outside of Tennessee for this experience. But it’s close enough to the border that I’m including in my favorite Tennessee Glamping locations.
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