The 10 Best Sites for Glamping in Tennessee

Sleep in a luxury yurt or a romantic mountain dome.
The Best Sites for Glamping in Tennessee
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james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
james wong - the knot contributing writer and travel expert
James Wong
Travel Writer & Expert
  • James Wong is a freelance travel writer and expert.
  • He's reported for publications including VOGUE, GQ, Time Out and Thrillist.
  • James has lived in London, Tokyo and New York; and has traveled to almost every corner of the world.
Updated Feb 07, 2024
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With striking mountain ranges and outdoor adventure at every turn, glamping in Tennessee beckons memories to last a lifetime. For anyone in search of a special romantic getaway with a spouse or an alternative glamping bachelorette filled with pampering and bubbles: the Volunteer State is a top choice for glamping in the US. Here, couples and friends can check into different accommodation styles surrounded by inspiring natural wonders, be it mountains, forests or lakes. These views encourage even the most tech-dependent folks to drop their devices and immerse themselves in the great outdoors—digital frugality is a travel trend, after all.

Though the weather in Tennessee is warm year-round, the best time to visit for pleasant conditions is in spring and fall when the skies are clearest and humidity is low. Note too that it's generally colder in the mountain regions. Ready to sleep under Tennessee starlight? We've rounded up the best glamping tents, domes and resorts for a luxury vacation in the wilderness. Plus, you'll find activity suggestions, as well as packing and road-trip tips.

Under Canvas, Gatlinburg

Under Canvas wedding glamping getaway in Gatlinburg, TN
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Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains sits on 182 acres of wooded terrain, close to the entrance of the National Park and about 10 miles from Gatlinburg. Luxury tents offer configurations for varying parties, including couples (the 'Stargazer'), bachelorettes (the 'Suite' sleeps up to four), and families (the 'Safari with Kids' tent). They're all outfitted with plush beds, en suite bathrooms with organic bath products, and complimentary s'mores to roast on the nightly fire.

Things to Do: Under Canvas' adventure planning team can help work zip-lining, whitewater rafting, and guided hiking into your outdoor itinerary. Those driving to Great Smoky Mountains National Park might want to download Viator's self-guided tour before setting off and consider an Annual Pass if visiting more than one National Park over the next 12 months.

1015 Laurel Lick Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37862

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Tiny House Cottage, Nashville

Tiny House Cottage glamping site in Nashville
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Tiny House Cottage is one of Tennessee's most wish-listed destinations on Airbnb, and anyone who checks in for a charming slice of the simple life will surely fall in love. The tiny house has two lofts, a kitchen, a bathroom with a claw foot tub, and views over a garden verdant with native plants. It's convenient to get here too—the Airbnb is just 10 minutes from Nashville.

Things to Do: There's so much to see, do, eat, and drink in Music City. We recommend a visit to the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum, before drinks at Ole Smoky Distillery & Yee-Haw Brewery and a romantic dinner at Luogo. If there's time, grab a ResortPass and cool off on one of Nashville's sexy rooftop pools. Visiting with the baches? Go wild on Viator's Party Tractor Tour and all the caption possibilities.

Kline Ave, Nashville, TN 37211

4.94 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Forest Gully Farms, Santa Fe

Forest Gully Farms TN glamping site in Santa Fe
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Forest Gully Farms is a real wilderness experience—there are no other customers here, you'll get the whole place to yourselves. The hobbit-style cabins sit on the grounds of a farm, and guests are encouraged to forage for food and collect eggs from the resident chickens. The huts sleep up to eight guests, making them ideal for families or bachelorettes looking to go off the grid and get back to basics. The accommodation has all the essentials, plus a firepit and laundry facilities.

Things to Do: It's all about foraging here: read up with one of the many titles on Amazon for the A to Z. Pack the right gear too—you'll need good boots and athleisure depending on the season. Work up an appetite with yoga and make the most of these scenic grounds.

6016 Fly Hollow Rd, Santa Fe, TN 38482

4.97 Star Rating | Read Reviews

GlampKnox Canvas Campground, Knoxville

GlampKnox Canvas Campground for TN glamping in Knoxville
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Elevated canvas tents are decked with rocking chairs, cozy beds, outdoor hot and cold showers, indoor space heaters, and fire pits at this adorable East Knoxville hangout. But what makes GlampKnox Canvas Campground extra special is its equestrian residents: it's also home to The Stables at Strawberry Creek. Guests can come and pet the horses, and couples can exchange vows here with a wedding and elopement package.

Things to Do: Wander Knoxville Market Square, catch a live show at Tennessee Theatre or a game Neyland Stadium. If you're okay with being spooked, discover the city's gruesome past on Viator's Knoxville Ghosts Tour.

733 McCubbins Rd, Knoxville, TN 37924

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Little Arrow Outdoor Resort, Townsend

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort is at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, and it's got something for absolutely everyone. Tiny homes, cabins, airstreams, RV sites, and more, so you can travel with friends of varying budgets. For glamping specifically, there are luxurious tents and lodges. Little Arrow's amenities list will keep all entertained thanks to a playground, basketball court, pickleball court, movie events, and even a spa.

Things to Do: In Townsend y'all can ride a horse into the sunset! Next to Heaven Adventure will supply the horsepower. Back at the resort, guests can get a massage treatment in an airstream. Alternatively, bring the spa to your room—pack some sets from Skin Gym and finish with Aveeno for sun protection before venturing outside.

118 Stables Dr, Townsend, TN 37882

4.5 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Tennessee Glamping Domes, Altamont

Tennessee Glamping Domes for your honeymoon in Altamont
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Altamont's Tennessee Glamping Domes have been all over television and social media, and with good reason: they're the most photogenic in the country. Your camera will have a feast (thank goodness the Wi-Fi is strong). There are two kinds of glamping domes to choose from: Clingman's, which are riverside, and Mount LeConte, nestled deep in the woods. Each has a king bed, sleeper sofa, kitchenette, bathroom, and deck with hot tub and seating.

Things to Do: The property is 10 minutes from Gatlinburg, and there you'll have to sample Tennessee's finest pours. Top attractions include Sugarlands Distilling Company, Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, and Tennessee Cider Company. Viator has a five-star wine and shine walking tour, perfect for bachelor or bachelorette groups.

2902 Gap Rd, Altamont, TN 37301

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Treetop Hideaways, Chattanooga

Treetop Hideaways for your TN honeymoon in Chattanooga
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If a treehouse retreat is on your travel wish list, then drive to Chattanooga for a sleep in the sky. Treetop Hideaways is perched high up on Lookout Mountain, and their luxurious Elements Treehouses have plush Tuft & Needle mattresses and bathrooms with heated floors for your comfort. The stocked mini-fridge and bar area come with complimentary wine, a s'mores kit, and hot beverages.

Things to Do: The town of Chattanooga is home to Tennessee Valley Railroad Museum and Chattanooga Whiskey Experimental Distillery. Explore Lookout Mountain, and since you'll be out all day we recommend bringing one of Stanley's lunch boxes or food jars in an AWAY backpack.

1708 Scenic Hwy, Chattanooga, TN 37419

4.92 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Piney River Resort, Bon Aqua

Go glamping on your honeymoon at Piney River Resort in Bon Aqua
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This countryside RV resort and campground in Bon Aqua has a trick up its sleeve for those who don't want to rough it: glamping tents. Piney River Resort's options are fully equipped with all home and hotel comforts, like AC and heating, a private bathroom, and a kitchenette. There's also an outdoor deck overlooking the ponds for a romantic homemade dinner. This is one of the more affordable glamping options in Tennessee; prices start at $155 on weekdays and there are further discounts off-season.

Things to Do: Explore the rolling Tennessee hills, or simply relax along the banks of Piney River. Drive 15 miles to the town of Dickson and pick up supplies to make a feast back in your kitchen, but just to be on the safe side when it comes to drinks, pre-order a quality bottle from Wine Access for your trip.

6869 Piney River Rd N, Bon Aqua, TN 37025

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Getaway House, Moss

Go glamping on your honeymoon at Getaway House in Moss, TN
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These tiny cabins with floor-to-ceiling walls have been a huge hit on social media, but when you're done snapping it's all about disconnecting from tech at Getaway House. Guests are given phone lock boxes and encouraged to stash devices away for the duration of a trip. The Nashville outpost is situated in the forests of Moss, just below the Kentucky border. Each cabin has a private bathroom, kitchenette, and a fire pit. Getaway Houses are dog friendly too, so couples needn't leave the fur-baby behind on the road trip.

Things to Do: The whole point of a Getaway House is to disconnect to reconnect. Connectivity moments like The Couple's Game and Intelligent Change's Let's Get Closer will keep you both entertained and enhance intimacy. Or, try and get through Kath Stathers' mammoth travel bucket list books including The Bucket List, The Bucket List: North America, and The Family Bucket List. We've also rounded up our 24 best reads for honeymooners: you'll forget you ever had a cellphone.

2493 Moss Arcot Rd, Celina, TN 38551

4.0 Star Rating | Read Reviews

Smoky Mountains Glamping Dome, Sevierville

Smoky Mountains Glamping Dome in Sevierville, TN
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Another gem just outside Great Smoky Mountains National Park; couples can lie flat and gaze out at the stars all night at Smoky Mountains Glamping Domes, all of which have both bay and sky windows. The domes are cozy, fitting up to two people, but there's a porch area and private firepit, not to mention 140 acres of farmland to stretch your legs. A secluded and intimate choice for couples on an anniversary trip or a honeymoon.

Things to Do: Aside from exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you're also a short drive away from Dollywood. That means one thing: a Dolly Parton road trip singalong.

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