11 Spots For Glamping In And Near Gatlinburg, Tennessee - Updated 2024

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Mwongeli  
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Considered a getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — or “The Smokies”, as it’s commonly referred to by the locals — Gatlinburg in Tennessee is a fascinating place that makes for a quintessential holiday destination to anyone who loves the uplifting outdoor vibes of nature’s beautiful sceneries. Nestled in a scenic valley 39 mi (63 km) away from the bustling ambiance of Knoxville, this picturesque mountain resort is arguably a nature seeker’s dream and an adventurer’s paradise. With tons of fun-filled activities to indulge in all-year-round like hiking, biking, skiing, and white-water rafting, it’s no wonder why this charming place is a must-visit for many globetrotters around the world. Travelers also have their pick of accommodations, from luxury rentals to hotels & inns with mountain views. But if you want to stay close to nature, read on for a list of top spots for glamping in and near Gatlinburg, Tennessee.

We handpicked these listings carefully, considering (wherever possible) host status, recent guest reviews, prices, availability of dates, decor, and a location that facilitates glamping or is close to glamping spots. The image galleries get refreshed with the latest updates regularly. They were last updated on July 09, 2024.

1. Glamping tiny cabin near outdoor recreational activities (from USD 83)

If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle of your daily grind, you might want to check out this amazing glamping cabin. It is located in the woods with nothing but towering cedar trees and the sounds of nature keeping you company. You will also find lots of activities nearby including hiking, fishing, kayaking, and more. The tiny glamping cabin can sleep up to two people in total comfort as it comes with a cozy queen-size bed and heating.

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43.36 km (27.0 mi) from Dollywood
8 reviews  
cabin 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 2
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

2. Luxurious glamping tent with two beds (from USD 53)

This luxurious tent will keep you warm and cozy when glamping. You will sleep in a cozy twin-size bed, fitted with fresh linens. There is a charging station for your electronics and a heater to keep you comfortable during your stay. In the camp, there is a private bathroom and a hot and cold shower.

In the morning, you can enjoy a cup of coffee on the covered porch while taking in beautiful mountain views. You can have picnics in the afternoon and huddle by the fire at night.

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30.45 km (19.0 mi) from Dollywood
32 reviews  
campground 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy : 100% refund if you cancel at least 14 days before check-in.

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
comfortable beds sturdy tent gorgeous views
Cleanliness:
clean tent comfy beds and lovely setting
available closed-in bathroom was clean and shower had plenty of hot water
Host:
bobby was a great host
bobby was a great host and quick to help with anything we needed
Location:
we enjoyed spending time with the cats and the horses and walking around the property
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3. Lavish glamping dome with a hot tub (from USD 358)

Experience glamping on a different level when you book this lavish glamping dome equipped with modern facilities for cooking, sleeping, and relaxation. It houses a fully equipped kitchen, a dining space, and a large bed that sleeps a total of three guests. You will also have your own bathroom and a luxurious hot tub.

Outside, there is outdoor furniture where you can hang out and dine. This dome has curtains that can be opened if you wish to fill the space with natural light or if you want to see the stars at night.

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21.44 km (13.4 mi) from Dollywood
campground 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3
Minimum Nights: 1
Refund Policy :

4. Cozy glamping spot near Foothills Parkway

For that off-the-beaten-path accommodation without compromising comfort, here’s a glamping spot you should check out. The tent is nestled in the loving arms of Mother Nature where there’s nothing but trees, hiking trails, and mountains surrounding you. You can also go to the Foothills Parkway where you can access more outdoor activities, including river rafting, tubing, fishing, horseback riding, and a lot more.

The tent can accommodate up to six people, perfect for families and groups of friends. It also features outdoor amenities like a dining area, seats, a barbecue grill, and a fire pit, ideal for hanging out with the gang come nighttime.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
16.26 km (10.2 mi) from Dollywood
6 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 6 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Host:
great experience definitely different very nice hosts
very friendly host and good communication
hosts were great very friendly easy to talk to and thought of everything
Location:
location is great out in the peace and quiet
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5. A glamourous tent in the woods (from USD 151)

Book your stay in this glamourous tent and enjoy a spectacular glamping experience just 12 mi (19 km) from Gatlinburg. Nestled high up on a private ridge, this incredible accommodation set on a mountain top and surrounded by picturesque biomes makes the perfect spot for a fun-filled weekend getaway. Perfect for an outdoor-loving couple who’d like to take a break from the daily routine of tedious city life, this charming spot comes fitted with a king-sized bed. There’s also a beautiful wooden Russian stove that emanates a cozy atmosphere where you can wind to relax after a day in the woods.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
9.83 km (6.2 mi) from Dollywood
148 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
because of the cold nights bryan had brought in a propane heater for extra warmth
no sacrifice on the amenities great shower and electrical outlets at tea bar
comfy bed to recover from exploring trails and amenities to still look great for date night
bathrooms coffee bar grill fire pits) were very thoughtful and truly added to the “glamping” experience
the bathroom and coffee bar were beautiful appointed- one of the nicest 'outdoor' showers i've ever taken
Cleanliness:
it was very clean and private
remarkable clean would recommend to anyone
the tent was clean comfy and beautiful
the tent was very clean as was the bath house area
absolutely an amazing experience everything was clean and well organized
Host:
the owners were very environmental friendly and even recycled
the hosts were super kind and welcoming
super hosts were very attentive and private at the same time
i definitely recommend this to anyone the host are super nice and informative
bryan & christy were amazing hosts and responded to our questions almost immediately every time which was very helpful
Location:
the location was beautiful up on a mountain
the location is great not too far from gatlinburg and pigeon forge
this place is even better than you can imagine
what a wonderful space i felt so relaxed being in such a comfy place so close to nature
the whole place has a pretty secluded feel to it but is a pretty close drive to everything
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6. Chic yurt with panoramic mountain views (from USD 108)

If you are looking for an off-the-grid experience to unplug from your daily grind and to uplift your spirits, check out this chic eco yurt near Gatlinburg, which meets all the elements of a perfect hideaway. Here, you can immerse yourself in a world of palpable peace and take in the scenic beauty of nature. Sitting on 126 acres (51 hectares) of lush forested property, this design-forward accommodation offers you a cozy living area with plush beddings and a private balcony from where you can relish panoramic views of the Great Smoky Mountains and its breath-taking surroundings. Ideal for a group of four vacation travelers or a small family, this stunning space is brilliantly fitted with all the luxurious amenities for comfortable accommodation.

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Maryville, Tennessee, United States
40.16 km (25.0 mi) from Dollywood
23 reviews   Wifi Available
Yurt 3 Beds 4 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 4

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
there is a lovely covered but open kitchen and dining area bathrooms and showers
Host:
mary and jessi were both super accommodating and fantastic hosts
they were the nicest people and really were wonderful hosts
the host was great and so friendly i would definitely go back
we did not meet mary who was away but her husband herman was a great host
Location:
such an amazing location with multiple yurts community bath showers and kitchen
if you want to slow down and relax this is a great place to do so
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7. Exquisite tent on a ravishing ridge (from USD 151)

Make this fabulous canopy tent your own while vacationing and discover some of Tennessee’s hidden gems. Boasting a serene setting and nestled on the pristine confines of a picturesque ridge overlooking the national park, what you get here is a beautiful place to unwind and reconnect with nature. Perfect for a maximum of three adventure seekers, this place is a fantastic spot for those of you looking to find an eclectic blend of primitivity, cleanliness, and serenity in a peaceful setting. Amenities available include a tranquil living area with a cozy queen-sized bed, an indoor fireplace, and a private firepit with a hammock where you can enjoy the enchanting glow of lit campfires under the starry skyline of this alluring place.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
9.82 km (6.1 mi) from Dollywood
170 reviews   Wifi Available
Tent 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the perfect place to surround yourself with nature our tent was comfortable with lots of thoughtful touches
were there bathrooms? towels? bedsheets? a bed?? don't worry about a single thing
truly like camping just more comfortable) you will love it
Cleanliness:
very clean place to stay
the shower and bathroom area was clean
the tents were super clean and the beds were comfortable
the bathroom was clean and had all of the modern updates
we thought it was very clean and the property was well taken care of
Host:
the hosts are so friendly and sweet
the hosts are very nice and helpful
very thoughtful hosts who clearly have put a lot of time and heart into this space
we had an amazing time at this beautiful relaxing getaway the hosts were friendly and helpful
staying at this place was so much fun and the owners were so friendly and helpful during my stay
Location:
super close to everything while still seeming like you are in the middle of the woods
the location was easy to find & conveniently close to pigeon forge
charming location in the hills and very convenient to the pigeon forge strip
absolutely beautiful location and amazing personal touches
this location is a perfect get away for anyone who enjoys the outdoors
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8. Affordable tipi with a rural vibe

Nothing spells out a quintessential holiday home like a beautiful space fitted with all the luxurious amenities you might need for a comfortable vacation experience. Such is the case when it comes to this beautiful tipi tent found in the pristine confines of the majestic Smoky Mountains. Tucked away in the scenic forest, this magical accommodation sits between the babbling Dun Creek and the winding Rocky Flats road, making it easy to explore the scenic and captivating beauty of the smokies. Perfect for a maximum of three travel vacationers, this enchanting tipi rental comes with a futon bed made up of vintage linens, a relaxing couch layered in blankets, and a wooden Norwegian stove to keep you warm and cozy.

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Cosby, Tennessee, United States
21.56 km (13.4 mi) from Dollywood
629 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Hut 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
we took a battery operated fan to keep air circulating in the teepee
rosie was very helpful and made our stay comfortable
many sweet touches to make the stay rustic and comfortable
a little cold but with the metal stove burning through the night it made it nice a cozy
Cleanliness:
the tent was clean and spacious
everything was clean and cute
the tipi was clean and cozy with the nice earthy quaint touches that it had
the teepee itself was well maintained and relatively clean for being in the woods
Host:
the hosts are so thoughtful and sweet with every single detail
rosie is a great host
rosie is a wonderful host providing thoughtful accommodations
rosie was an awesome host the tipi was so perfect and the eggs and bread were a nice touch
wonderful hosts and a great retreat from daily life
Location:
it’s about 35 mins from gatlinburg so the location was perfect
rosie’s place is in a great location
if you’re looking to have a nice vacation away from society this place is it
would definitely recommend for a quiet getaway from the city life
a great place to get away loved it
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9. Modern tent with a primitive setting

If you are craving for an exciting outdoor experience that opens your eyes to the marvelous wonders of Gatlinburg, then book your stay in this charming, wooden tent rental and reconnect with nature. A quintessential gem boasting luxurious charms and primitive elegance, this stunning accommodation makes an ideal spot for nature buffs who are looking to not only explore but also surround themselves with the quiet respite nature provides. This charming property in the lush confines of a picturesque biome can amply host five adventurers, making it an ideal space for small family accommodation. Plus, it’s also just a stone’s throw from Little River and right next to the Smoky Mountains National Park.

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Townsend, Tennessee, United States
21.72 km (13.5 mi) from Dollywood
9 reviews   Superhost Wifi Available
Tent 5 Beds 5 Guests 2 Bedrooms 0 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 5

Top guest reviews
Cleanliness:
little arrow is simply awesome all of the common areas are spotless and well appointed
Host:
the staff is friendly and the tent was just awesome
a friendly campground for kids
Location:
great location right by the park
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10. Enchanting rental with room for four

Book your stay in this enchanting canvas rental and open up yourself to a world of fabulous amenities. A quintessential spot with a brilliant twist of simplicity and elegance, this unique tent rental has all the makings of a perfect holiday getaway. Boasting convenient access to more than 800 square miles (2,072 square-kilometers) of lush green forests, awe-inspiring mountain views, and the captivating Appalachian Trail, this stunning accommodation offers you an elating opportunity to explore and go glamping in the Smoky Mountains while relishing a host of modern comforts.

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Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, United States
6.15 km (3.9 mi) from Dollywood
10 reviews  
Private room in tent 1 Bed 1 Bedroom 0 Bathrooms
Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
staff is super nice and amenities are cozy
Host:
” the staff was incredibly friendly
the atmosphere was great staff were helpful and attentive food was better than expected for camping
Location:
the location is beautiful and tucked away
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11. Attractive tent in the mountains

Last on our list is yet another exquisite accommodation that will leave you settled on expanding your vacation. Nestled in the scenic foothills of a ravishing mountain, this fabulous tent meets all the elements of a perfect hideaway and can amply sleep three. A perfect epitome of an authentic glamping experience, this exhilarating accommodation makes an ideal place for those of you looking to explore the captivating surroundings of the picturesque Song Sparrow Hill. With plenty of modern comforts and luxury touches — including plunked wooden floors with an indoor fireplace — what you get here is a laid-back spot in a harmonious setting, where you can enjoy a vacation.

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Hartford, Tennessee, United States
43.34 km (27.0 mi) from Dollywood
265 reviews   Superhost
Tent 1 Bed 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the tent is really nice--comfortable and filled with special touches
Cleanliness:
the bed is comfortable and had clean sheets
the tent was very clean and had anything you might need
the tent was homey and clean
shower and outhouse were clean and functional
the outhouse was clean and had a bag shower as well
Host:
tiffanie was an excellent host and makes an outstanding loaf of homemade bread
people are friendly too
tiffanie was a great host and made us feel very welcome
tiffanie is a wonderful host
tiffanie was a great host and made sure everything was available
Location:
perfect location if you want to spend some time outdoors
stayed the night at song sparrow hill saturday and it was a blast the location is amazing
i honestly could live there a perfect place to get away from city life
this is an extremely peaceful relaxing scenic location and i highly recommend it
it was an amazing peaceful and secluded location
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Vacation in style

With a plethora of unique glamping spots, Gatlinburg in Tennessee makes the perfect destination for a fascinating camping adventure. Whether you’re looking for a downright contemporary space or a uniquely primitive place, you are guaranteed to find an enchanting glamping spot that will appease your taste. So, plan and book your stay in any of them and enjoy glamping in and near Gatlinburg.

Any must-sees we missed? Tell us about them in the comments section or write a post here to help out fellow travelers!
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