Charming Safari Tent with a Wood-Burning Stove near Pigeon Forge, TennesseeGatlinburg, Tennessee (United States)
Charming Safari Tent with a Wood-Burning Stove near Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
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- Pets allowed
Near the tent, guests will find a shared bathhouse containing six individual bathrooms, each of which is completely private and contains a flushing toilet, a sink, and a shower with hot water. Luxurious linen, pillows, blankets, towels, shampoo, and body wash are provided.
Other amenities include battery-powered lanterns that guests can use for lighting both inside and outside, as well as for charging electronic devices via USB plugs. Around the 200-acre glamping site, guests will also find an on-site restaurant serving takeaway lunches and sit-down breakfasts and dinners, propane barbecue grills, and a communal fire pit. Complimentary s'mores and roasting materials are provided.
The intended occupancy of the safari tent is two adults. An additional two cots can be added to accommodate up to two children, for an extra fee of $10 per cot per stay. The host will not allow parties exceeding the maximum occupancy to check in to a single tent.
- King-size bed
- Linens and pillows
- Mosquito net
- Private Lounge/Living room
- Fire pit
- Shared Barbecue
- Outdoor furniture
The site does not have electricity, but there are battery-powered fans and lanterns with USB plugs that will allow guests to charge at least two cellphones at a time. With advance request, a generator can also be provided for guests who need to bring CPAP machines or other electrically-powered devices.
For parking, guests will find a central parking lot with footpaths leading to the glamping property. For guests with mobility issues, the staff can help them get from the one to the other with a golf cart.
For guests staying at an accommodation without a private bathroom, there is a bathhouse containing six individual bathrooms, each of which is completely private and contains a flushing toilet, a sink, and a shower with hot water. The bathhouse is lit at night, as is the site's reception tent. The accommodation comes with lanterns that guests can use inside and outside. Otherwise, the campsite is naturally lit at night by the spectacular light-pollution-free sky above.
Individual fire pits are not allowed for safety reasons, but there is a communal fire pit that is lit by the staff between 7:00 PM and 11:00 PM. Complimentary s'mores and roasting materials are provided.
Complimentary sheets, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, towels, shampoo, and body wash are also provided. Cribs, pack n' plays, and full-size camping cots are available as well. The cots can accommodate guests up to 6'2" in height and 300 pounds in weight.
- Breakfast additional charge
- Dinner additional charge
- Front desk service
- Massage services additional charge
Location + Surroundings
- National Park
- River, stream or creek
- Fuel station
- Amusement park
- Movie theater
Ranging from 876 feet to 6,643 feet above sea level, the park's mountainous terrain is covered with thick expanses of leafy deciduous forests at lower altitudes and coniferous forests at higher altitudes. These forests and the park's many waterways provide habitats for a rich diversity of wildlife, including more than 200 species of birds, 67 species of fish, 80 species of reptiles and amphibians, and 65 species of mammals. The latter span a range of creatures big and small—from chipmunks, bats, and river otters to bobcats, white-tailed deer, and black bears.
Guests will find a number of trailheads nearby, including the Little Greenbrier Trailhead, Curry Mountain Trailhead, Cove Mountain Trail Trailhead, Hickory Flats Trailhead, and Gatlinburg Trail Trailhead. Moving further south into the park, guests can visit attractions such as Cades Cove and Clingmans Dome. At the former, guests will find prime spots for wildlife viewing, amid a lush valley surrounded by mountains. At the latter, they will find the highest point in the park, at the top of which there is an observation tower with incredible 360-degree views of the forest below and mountains beyond.
The site is about 20 minutes from downtown Gatlinburg and 15 minutes from Pigeon Forge. In Gatlinburg, guests will find a variety of restaurants, shops, live music venues, and miniature golf courses, along with attractions such as the Gatlinburg Space Needle, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum, and the Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park. A ski area is also accessible which offers a range of year-round activity options.
At Pigeon Forge, guests will find attractions such as the Dollywood amusement park, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, the Hollywood Wax Museum, SpeedZone Fun Park, and the Gatlinburg Golf Course. The site is about an hour from Knoxville, Tennessee, and four hours from Charlotte, North Carolina, where the nearest international airport is located.
- Horseback riding
- Extreme sports
- Wildlife watching
- Jeep tours
- Winter sports
- Whitewater rafting
- Zip-lining additional charge
With more than 800 miles of trails, 2,100 miles of rivers and streams, and a more than half a million acres of pristine natural environments to explore, Great Smoky Mountains National Park offers guests a range of outdoor activity options, including hiking, biking, horseback riding, fishing, rafting, scenic driving, and wildlife viewing. Nearby trails and trailheads include the Little Greenbrier Trailhead, Curry Mountain Trailhead, Cove Mountain Trail Trailhead, Hickory Flats Trailhead, and Gatlinburg Trailhead. For rafting, guests can go on trips with local outfitters such as Rafting in the Smokies and Smoky Mountain Outdoors. For horseback riding, guests can go on rides with Sugarlands Riding Stables and Smoky Mountain Riding Stables. The staff at the glamping site can help guests with planning and arranging activities.
At Ober Gatlinburg Amusement Park and Ski Area, guests will find another host of winter, summer, and year-round activity options. In the winter, they can go skiing, snowboarding, and snow tubing. In the summer, they can play miniature golf and go on a variety of rides, including an alpine slide, a water raft slide, a chair swing, a scenic chairlift, an aerial tramway, and a mountain coaster. Throughout the year, they can go ice skating at an indoor ice arena, play games at the arcade, and see a variety of animals at the park’s wildlife exhibits, including bears, bobcats, river otters, and birds of prey.
At Pigeon Forge, guests can visit attractions such as the Dollywood amusement park, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, SpeedZone Fun Park, and the Hollywood Wax Museum. They can also go golfing at the Gatlinburg Golf Course. For miniature golfing, there are a number of other options in both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, such as Ripley's Davy Crockett Mini-Golf, Treasure Quest Miniature Golf, Fantasy Golf, and Professor Hacker's Lost Treasure Golf, in addition to the above-mentioned course at Ober Gatlinburg.
Check-in: From 03:00 PM
Check-out: 10:00 AM
Pets allowed additional charge
Some spaces are shared
Check-in is between 3:00 p.m. and 1:00 a.m. Guests arriving after 10:00 p.m. are asked to let the host know about their arrival time in advance.