If you like the idea of camping – you want to away and enjoy nature – but you don’t like the idea of giving up the comforts of home, then glamping might be for you. Glamping is “glamorous camping,” referring to the idea of camping without giving up the creature comforts we all enjoy. Glamping is offered all over the world, and you don’t have to travel far to find a great destination. Here’s 5 places to go glamping.
1. Under Canvas in Gatlinburg
Discover the breathtaking Southern Appalachian Wilderness with luxury Gatlinburg lodging in the Smoky Mountains at Under Canvas, which features the ultimate outdoor experience offering convenient access to more than 800-square-miles of lush forest, pristine mountain views, and the Appalachian Trail. The 182-acre camp is just minutes from the Smokey Mountain National Park
Amenities include bath products, bbq grill, bedding, heater, restaurant, robes, running water, and wood burning stove, tons of activities to participate and have fun, and an onsite restaurant. Prices start at $189 /night.
2. Cowgirl Cabin in Grandview, TN
Just a little further north on the Cumberland Plateau is the Grandview Mountain Cottages. They offer eco-friendly, upscale vacation cottages in addition to its newly opened romantic off-grid, glamping “Cowgirl Cabin.” Built with recycled materials, Cowgirl is nestled among trees and built on stilts, giving it the feel of a treehouse with beautiful pastoral farm views.
Amenities include bath products, bbq grill, bedding, bedside lighting, fire pit, flashlights, French press, mosquito nets, organic garden, patio, robes, running water, towels, water cooler, fishing, hiking, and campfire activities. There’s also nearby restaurants, available deliver, and cooler provided for own food. There’s also cookies and chocolate for the perfect topper. Experiences start at $125 /night
3. Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend, TN
Also, in East Tennessee, just steps away from the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Little Arrow Outdoor Resort invites you to adventure with their cozy accommodations in the middle of your own wilderness retreat. Amenities include wood-burning fireplaces, plush bedding, robes, updated features, community parks and facilities, outdoor camping and adventures, and nearly all of your favorite home amenities. There’s also everything from basketball, campfires, festivals, wildlife, and events year round. Choose from a variety of options from RVs, glamourous tents, tiny houses, and other accommodations. Prices start at $80 for a two night stay.
4. Forest Gully
Forest Gully Farms is owned and operated by Jon and Mandy Giffin as a farm and getaway experience built on a holistic ecosystem. Using methods of permaculture and food forestry, they strive to keep a self sustaining ecosystem using native plants, herbs, animals, and bees on their farm. They also include a unique stay with their Gully Huts, which are constructed of white cedar throughout which is rot resistant and has bamboo flooring. With a retaining wall around each hut, the underground location of the huts allows for natural earth insulation, drastically reducing heating and cooling costs. Amenities include playhouse, community kitchen, bathhouse, heating and air conditioning. Prices start at 325/ night + booking fees with a maximum of 8 people. Ages 4 and under are free and don’t count towards max occupancy.
5. Unique Tent Rental Along Percy Priest Lake in Nashville
Getting away and enjoying the outdoors doesn’t mean you have to go far, especially in Tennessee. This unique tent rental is a located along the banks of Percy Priest Lake, just 15 minutes from Downtown Nashville. It has a queen-size bed and a sofa bed, therefore the tent is able to accommodate four guests comfortably.
Amenities include conveniences like wireless internet, free parking, heating/air conditioning, access to the bathroom with standard amenities and a modern, walk-in shower unit, and toiletries. Glampers will love the added bonus of a hot tub and complimentary breakfast. Prices start at 130/ night.