Pet-Friendly Bell Tent Glamping Site in Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Bell tent in Hot Springs National Park, AR

2 guests • 1 bed

1 reviews

Retreat into the forest to a secluded and private glam-camp for two on 16 wooded acres 3 miles from downtown Hot Springs National Park! Prepare full meals in a well equipped woodland kitchen. Hike or bike private onsite trails. Enjoy a crackling fire against the mountain sunset. Star gaze from the 2-person hammock, and sleep soundly in a real queen bed in a cozy canvas tent.

Fern Dell sleeps 2 maximum, and is furnished to entertain up to 4 in case friends or family would like to reserve our other 2-person glampsite, Black Fox Den, a short hike or drive away (1/8th mile).

ALL YOU NEED TO PACK: Clothes (layers recommended), footwear suitable for the natural outdoors, warm socks, personal hygiene items, sunscreen, food, drinks and a sense of <pampered> adventure!

Queen size down alternative pillow top mattress on a platform bed frame
Comfortable pillows and bedding
Bedside lamps and ambiance string lighting
Bluetooth speaker
Multi-device charger and electrical outlets
White noise machine
Books and board games
Portable floor fan(s) in warm months and a propane heater in cooler months
Yoga mats
Live Like a Local In-Tent Guide to Hot Springs
Covered deck with rocking chairs and storage

Mini fridge
4-burner stainless steel gas grill
Gas burner
Sink with running water
Granite countertops
Quality pots and pans
Plates, bowls, knives, cutting board, cups, mugs, wine glasses, grilling tools & basket, serving utensils, mixing bowls, oven mitts
Salt, pepper, olive oil, various herbs, spices
Dish soap, hand soap, hand sanitizer, sponge, dish clothes, paper towels, all-purpose cleaner and trash bag(s) provided
2 large overhead fans
Glass top table and padded chairs with an incredible view of the mountains
Bright lighting over the countertop for meal prep and separate dimmable Italian string lights surrounding the pavilion

COFFEE: Pour-over, French press and percolator coffee makers, bean grinder (BYO beans), ground coffee, creamers, sugar/substitute, instant coffees, teas and cocoa

The heart of camp features a decorative fire ring with spark screen centered on local slate surrounded by a ring of large boulders from the area. Chairs and marshmallow roasting sticks are provided for a perfect night under the stars! MISCELLANEOUS:
A complementary bundle of firewood provided at camp when you arrive; additional bundles of wood for sale
1 mile of private trails onsite for hiking, mountain biking and e-biking
2 water spigots at camp with hoses for rinsing biking or other gear
Outdoor garden swing
2 person hammock
Clothes line
Gravel fire pit area and pathways designed as a French drain
Grid-tied electric off-set by solar
Low light pollution and open sky star gazing spots around the property if you want to bring your telescope and/or photography equipment
Electric vehicle charging possible at restrooms (discuss with hosts first)
Luggage/gear drop off before check-in may be possible on request

Shared campground restrooms are 100 yards away and include a half bath and a separate three-quarter bath with shower, sink, vanity, mirror and toilet. Both bathrooms have running hot and cold water, electricity and septic. Towels, wash cloths, hand soap, shower gel, shampoo, hair dryer, toilet paper and various convenience items provided. Bathrooms may be shared by up to 2 other people and are cleaned and sanitized daily.

DOG FRIENDLY: Well-behaved, house broken dogs of any size and any breed welcomed. Dog(s) must remain under control, leashed and with owners at all times. For their safety, DOGS CANNOT BE LEFT IN THE CAR OR TENT BY THEMSELVES even if they are crated or tethered. Doggie day care and pet sitter options are available in Hot Springs if needed. Trails, parks, downtown and many nearby restaurants are dog friendly! Bona fide Service Animals welcomed! Due to the remoteness and ruggedness of the surrounding area, Fern Dell is not a safe or suitable environment for non-dog pets or non-dog emotional support animals.

EV: There is a high-speed DC electric car charging station located 3 miles from camp.

Winter in Arkansas can be cold but bearable, and great for hiking/biking and s'mores next to the fire with average highs in the 40s/50s and lows in the 20s/30s. We provide several layers of warm blankets and a propane heater to keep the tent cozy for you overnight.

NOTE FOR HOT WEATHER STAYS: A portable air conditioner is available when overnight temps are consistently over 74 degrees.

No infants, toddlers or other children under 10 permitted.
No more than 2 people total and 1 must be an adult.
Dogs must be with owner(s) on a leash at all times.
No undisclosed animals.
No illegal activities.
No events.
No parties.
No fireworks.
No smoking in the tent, but it's okay outside.
No open flame candles indoors or out; battery operated are OK.
No fire arm discharge, hunting, trapping, archery or similar.
No motorized vehicles on private onsite trails except e-bikes
Unregistered daytime guests must be discussed with us in advance.
Guests who violate these rules will be asked to leave immediately without a refund.

Air conditioning is only provided when overnight lows are consistently over 72 degrees. Contact us to confirm A/C if you are uncertain.

Propane heating is only provided when overnight temperatures are consistently under 65 degrees. Layers of cozy blankets provided by season. Contact us to confirm the availability of heating if you are uncertain.

Bathroom facilities are 100 yards from camp.
No internet, wi-fi, cable or TV provided.
It is a packed gravel drive to/from the campsite; not paved. We drive our Honda Accord back and forth with no problem. 4-wheel drive is not needed.

NATURE: There is still camp in the glamp! You may encounter bugs, wind, rain, wildlife... we strive to make sure our guests are comfortable, but it is purposely situated in nature and nature is part of the package.

The 16 acre property includes the hosts' home and a second 2-person glampsite (Black Fox Den - 1/8th mile away). Bathrooms may be shared with up to 2 people staying at Black Fox Den, and are cleaned and sanitized daily when both glampsites are occupied.

Firewood, free ranging chicken eggs and seasonal vegetables available for sale onsite.

Hosts Max and Michelle live onsite and are available when requested, but respect the privacy of their guests otherwise.

Camp is across the road from 30+ miles of world-class IMBA designed mountain biking and hiking trails at the Northwoods Trails - voted the Best Trails in Arkansas by riders. Green, blue and black single track, multi-track, flow trails, jump lines and the Lucky 13 expert section. From the Northwoods, connect to the National Park’s Sunset Trail of stunning views (11 miles hiking only) –or- the Pullman Trail to downtown/Park Avenue (.65 mile moderate hiking/biking).

Catch a trail head at Cedar Glades Park adjacent to camp with 10 more miles of trails for mountain biking or hiking connecting to the Northwoods, a bike skills park, 18 holes of disc golf, 3-story tree house, kite flying field, amphitheater, picnic pavilion, playground, remote control airfield and car track.

20 minute drive to Mid-America Science Museum, Magic Springs Water Park, Garvan Woodland Gardens, quartz crystal digging sites, and Lakes Hamilton, Catherine, DeGray and Ouachita. Approximately 1 hour drive to Crater of Diamonds State Park.

Private parking available right at your site a few steps from the tent. Lyft, Uber and taxi services are available to pick up and drop off at the camp driveway entrance - 500 yard walk to Fern Dell or leave your car parked next to the driveway.

From camp-adjacent Cedar Glades Park trails connecting to the Northwoods trails, you can bike or hike the Pullman Trail into the walkable and bikeable Uptown Park Avenue neighborhood, 1 mile north of downtown.

Public transportation is not available at Fern Dell, but is available Monday - Saturday downtown.

Hot Springs Memorial Field Airport (HOT) is a 20 minute drive from camp with Southern Airlines daily direct flights to/from Dallas (DFW) and Memphis (MEM) with Enterprise rental car onsite. Little Rock (LIT) airport is a 1 hour drive with all major rental car companies and airlines.

If you'd like to consider booking our second glampsite so family or friends can join your glamp adventure, ask about our very secluded, off-grid Black Fox Den listing a short walk, 1/8th of a mile.

A Live Like a Local guidebook of our favorite restaurants, trails, theaters, events, daily activities, lakes, spas, theaters, live music venues, sightseeing spots, gift shopping, and plenty of area brochures and maps are provided. We want you to fall in love with Hot Springs as much as we have. Let us know how we can help you plan your perfect getaway to our beautiful town!

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Features and services


  • 1 Queen-size bed

Most popular features

  • Pets allowed

  • Private Kitchen

  • National Park

  • Heating

  • Hiking

  • Air conditioning

  • Fireplace

  • Fridge

  • Forest

  • Mountain

  • Wildlife watching

  • stove


  • barbecue

    Private Barbecue

  • Bathroom

  • Biking

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Where you will stay

Arkansas Retreat | Glamping in the South

Hot Springs National Park, Arkansas

Detailed location provided after booking

Scenic views
  • Hot Springs National Park
    1 miles straight-line distance
    2 kilometers straight-line distance

  • Mountain

  • Forest

Nestled in the Ouachita Mountains, the rural area surrounding this lovely glamping destination is sparsely populated, a mix of heavily wooded areas and open fields, streams, and seasonal springs (none onsite, all private property) and features Cedar Glades Park directly adjacent and Northwoods Trails across the road; Hot Springs National Park Visitor's Center 3 miles away. Wild birds, white-tailed deer, red foxes, bobcats, coyotes, smaller mammals, snakes, bats, and many others live here. Mystery rock cairns on the property.
Activities near Hot Springs National Park
  • Hiking

  • Biking

  • Wildlife watching

Camp is located adjacent to 26 miles of hiking and IMBA-designed biking trails; 15-25 minutes to the 5 Diamond Lakes and Garvan Woodland Gardens.
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Things to know

Arrival and departure

  • Check-in: From 02:00 PM

  • Check-out: 11:00 AM

House rules

  • No infants allowed
    Under 2 years old

  • No children allowed
    2-12 years old

  • Pets allowed

  • Smoking allowed

  • No parties

  • No events

  • Open fires allowed

  • Minimum age to rent: 18

  • Some spaces are shared

Cancellation policy


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Additional info

Well-seasoned firewood, s'mores kits, seasonal herbs, fruits, and vegetables are available for sale onsite. Luggage/mountain bike drop-off before check-in is permitted upon request.
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