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7 Best Places for Glamping in Tennessee

Glamping in Tennessee is one of my favorite ways to experience the outdoor beauty of the Volunteer State.

Not only are there are a ton of options, but you can find a glampsite, glampground, or glamping rental pretty much anywhere in the state, including just a short drive from Nashville and Memphis.

Like traditional camping, glamping allows you to get up close and personal with nature – but there’s a twist. It adds in a bunch of extra luxuries for even more comfort and fun.

Here are our top 7 favorite places for glamping in Tennessee.

* Don’t forget to check out our glamping 101 post for the best glamping how-to’s and tips!

Best Glamping in Tennessee

Cades Cove in Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Your options for glamping in Tennessee are extensive. So, we’ve done the legwork for you and narrowed down the choices to just 7 of the very best.

Forest Gully Farms

Forest Gully Farms is a completely unique glamping experience if I’ve ever seen one.

In addition to completely unique accommodations (which we’ll touch on next), the mission of the property itself is distinctive.

Forest Gully Farms is on a mission to create a sustainable food forest. Not only can you walk around and enjoy the farm, but guests are also encouraged to nibble on fruit in the orchards, pick veggies for dinner, and collect eggs from the chicken coop for breakfast.

Now, for the glamping rentals themselves…the cozy huts are built half underground for great insulation in both summer and winter. You’ll see like you’re in a scene straight from The Hobbit when you stay here.

Also notable is that a rental is for all three huts – plus the entire farm and bathhouse. You and your party will be the only guests there.

Treehouse Stamish Castle

Perusing Airbnb is one of the best ways to find unique glamping rentals in Tennessee – or anywhere else.

And, Treehouse Stamish Castle is one of my absolute favorites in the state.

Not only is its location high up in the trees unique, but this Airbnb is also notable for offering free stays for dogs!

Despite being a treehouse, this unique Tennessee glamping rental has all the luxuries you need for a relaxing stay, including air conditioning and heat. Of course, the bed is extremely comfortable. There’s also a small in-house kitchenette. A bathhouse with hot showers is just steps away.

There are two other treehouses on the same property. Why not rent all three for the family glamping trip of a lifetime?

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Prefer something a little more luxurious than a standard campsite – then Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains might be for you.

Conveniently located for exploring Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this glamping retreat boasts all the seclusion and privacy you want from camping with all of the luxuries of home.

Accommodations consist of luxurious canvas glamping tents set on top of wooden platforms with hardwood floors.

Although several different options are available, the most luxurious tents have ensuite bathrooms and wood-burning stoves. A few (known as “Stargazer” tents) even have built-in skylights so you can watch the stars while lounging in the comfortable beds.

Under Canvas Smokies Retreat is an awesome place to stay whether you plan to just relax at the cabin or explore the park during the day.

Whimsical Escapes

For those that desire a remote and secluded Tennessee glamping trip, Whimsical Escapes might just be for you.

Located on six acres of land near Thorn Hill, this glamping tent is just about as cute as it gets.

Situated on a wooden platform with wood floors and a wood stove, the canvas tent is clean, cozy, and stylish. It’s just as perfect for glamping in winter as it is in summer.

Other features include the nearby on-demand hot water heater and composting toilet. String lights and a comfortable queen-size bed complete the living space.

Most glampers will likely remain near the tent to soak up the off-grid glamping vibes, but there are numerous activities nearby, including a short hike to the nearby waterfalls.

Little Arrow Outdoor Resort

Get your nature fix (without sacrificing the luxuries) at Little Arrow Outdoor Resort.

The outdoor resort is set in the heavily forested foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains near Townsend, Tennessee.

Although several lodging options are available, including tiny homes and cabins (as well as tent and RV campsites), the one we’ll focus on here is the glamping tents.

The glamping tents at Little Arrow are some of the most comfortable I’ve seen. Rather than just use a standard canvas tent, their tents are something of a mix between a cabin and a canvas tent.

In fact, these glamping tents are absolutely palatial at over 500 square feet. Each has two separate bedrooms and one bathroom in addition to a spacious living area with kitchenette.  

Sassy Springs Retreat

Sassy Springs Retreat is your source for year-round glamping in Tennessee, near Morrison.

Although not quite as luxurious as other glampsites on this list, I love the fact that Sassy Springs is so rustic.

Rather than pack in every amenity and luxury imaginable, this glamping rental offers an experience much more like traditional camping – but with a few extras thrown in.

Their canvas bell tents are comfortably furnished with queen size beds, dressers, and a few chairs for sitting. String lighting and a porch out front complete the experience.

A large double bell tent is also available. Instead of just a single queen bed, it fits in two queen beds to accommodate groups with up to 5 guests.

Getaway Dale Hollow

Looking for a glamping retreat near Nashville?

Getaway Dale Hollow is the perfect escape from Nashville located in nearby Celina.

Despite its proximity to Music City, this Tennessee glamping getaway is just about as quiet and peaceful as you could ever want.

The handcrafted tiny cabins are incredibly cute and comfortable. Plus, they’re spread across 415 acres so you’ll have plenty of privacy.

This Nashville glamping getaway encourages visitors to pack light and unplug. They even offer cellphone lockboxes so you can truly disconnect with your electronics and fully connect and engage with your family or friends.

DIY Glamping in Tennessee

barn in Tennessee

A glamping rental is certainly nice for those that prefer the most hands-off luxurious approach.

But, another option to consider, especially if you like to “do it yourself,” is DIY glamping.

Head to your favorite campsite with your camping gear in store plus some additional luxury items.

For me personally, glamping staples include string lights for atmosphere, a camping hammock for daytime relaxation, and a portable power station to keep all my devices charged.

Of course, the right tent is also important. Although you can certainly get by with your standard camping tent, a bona fide canvas glamping tent kicks the experience up a few notches.

Just as essential is a comfortable sleep setup. I prefer to bring a queen-size air mattress topped with soft sheets, a comforter and duvet, and my own pillows from home. I always sleep well when camping – but with this setup, I sleep like a charm.

Check out our list of the best glamping gear to turn your next camping trip into a glamping trip

RV Glamping in Tennessee

RV Camping in the Summer

RVing is the original glamping – at least in my book.

Look at it like this. An RV still lets you get your fill of nature. You can park it at your favorite campsite for a weekend or move it from campground to campground as you see fit.

But, at the same time, you also have all the luxuries and comforts of home – luxuries you don’t have when camping.

These luxuries include a kitchen to cook meals, a bathroom to take care of business, a comfortable bed to catch some Z’s, and a living space to hang out with family.

If you don’t have an RV of your own but are interested in staying in an RV on your Tennessee glamping vacation, our guide to renting an RV can help you find the perfect RV rental.

Go Glamping in Other States

canvas glamping tent with platform and walkway

Glamping is just one great way to experience the outdoors in Tennessee.

We’ve also put together an extensive list of the 30 best Tennessee campgrounds whether you’re in an RV, tent, or camper van.

Looking for glamping outside of Tennessee?

Then don’t forget to check out our glamping guides for other states:

And, if you still have questions, just let us know in the comments below – we’re here to help!

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