A look inside these magical glamping tipis and wagons
The road to Smoky Hollow – a “glampground” located in Sevierville, TN – was a long one. More than four years ago, Rebecca Turner and her husband sold their Central Florida home and packed up with their kids to live life on the road full-time in an RV. “We would not have traded it for anything,” Rebecca said. “We got to see so much of the country.” After three and a half years on the road, the family chose to settle down in the mountains. The Turners decided to buy property, build a house and settle down. But ultimately, they did much more. Rebecca was inspired by the plot of land, a large hollow with mountains and hills all around. The idea for a glampground was born.
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What does this glamping experience offer?
Smoky Hollow currently offers a series of upscale camping – or glamping options. The glamping tipis (pictured below) feature a king-size bed, mini-fridge, microwave, coffee pot and can accommodate up to four guests with two fold-up cots. The Conestoga Wagons (pictured above) are more family-friendly. They offer king and bunk beds as well as the other amenities found in the tipis.
Other options will include a cabin called the Honeybear Hideout. Treehouses are scheduled to be available further down the line as well. All options come with electricity and are climate-controlled. Truly, it’s a getaway where people can unplug and relax – though wifi internet is available for those who don’t want to fully cut themselves off.
How to get to Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort
One thing you won’t see on the property? Cars. Smoky Hollow is a walk-in, walk-out resort. Cars are left at the parking area and it’s about a 100-yard walk to the tipis and another 100 yards to the wagons. Golf carts are available to rent for those who might have trouble managing the trails. And during office hours there is a Jeep that can be used as a shuttle service. Tours are welcome if you’re interested in scoping it out before your visit. The resort is located at 660 Gists Creek Road, Sevierville, TN.
How much does Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort cost?
At the time of this writing, prices start at $129 per night for the tipis, $169 and up per night for the wagons and $179 per night for the cabin. Note that prices are subject to change and vary by season. Visit their website for reservations and details. What do you think about glamping at Smoky Hollow Outdoor Resort? Let me know in the comments!
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