As travel destinations go, the area around Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge Tennessee is a tough one to beat. The towns are beautiful…they’re nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains near America’s most visited national park. In addition to the park, there are all kinds of activities ranging from theme parks to museums. Really, all you need to make a trip here completely unbeatable is the perfect place to stay and kick up your boots and relax…and we know just such a spot.
Styling in the Appalachians
Imagine waking up in the warmth of a king-sized bed under the finest down comforter with the smell of fresh morning dew in the air. Now envision stepping out into a lush green forest, viewing the Great Smoky Mountains, gorgeous surroundings and incredible wildlife as you walk a few steps to a fireside where your chef has prepared a delicious breakfast.
If that sounds like a perfect way to start a day, we have the spot for you. This is the morning routine at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains, one of Under Canvas’ newest and most anticipated glamping destinations.
Smoky Mountains Lodging with a Twist
For those of you unfamiliar with glamping, the concept is this: take all the natural beauty and access to nature you would expect of a great camping trip; then, combine all that with the glamour and comfort of an upscale, outdoor resort. Under Canvas is one of the world’s top glamping companies, providing unique accommodations in and around favorite destinations across North America including: Yellowstone, Moab, the Grand Canyon, Glacier, Zion, Mount Rushmore, and now, the Great Smoky Mountains. From unbeatable vacations to organized adventure activities like fishing and rafting to event hosting for weddings, retreats and more, Under Canvas has earned a reputation for creating the kinds of experiences that stay with a guest for life. And the company’s new camp in the Great Smoky Mountains is sure to live up to that high standard.
The Ultimate Great Smoky Mountains Stay
Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is a 200-acre camp offering immediate access to the 800 square miles of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. This setting combines unprecedented upscale camping with pristine mountain views, lush forests and the countless adventures for which this location is famous. It provides easy access to all the activities and offerings of nearby Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. It puts you right at the trailhead of countless hiking opportunities including the famed Appalachian Trail. It merges all the best qualities that draw people from all over the world to explore and enjoy this region time and again.
The Under Canvas Glamping Experience
When you want to envision glamping with Under Canvas, set aside those old visions of a minivan loaded with pup tents and dehydrated food. Instead, picture something more along the lines of a four-star resort with a world-class staff. For starters, the tents at Under Canvas are spacious, tall canvas tents with wood floors, throw rugs and sofas. Next to your comfortable king-sized bed is a claw foot tub ready to greet you with a warm soak after a day of fulfilling adventure. This is what makes Under Canvas one of the most unique places to stay in and around Gatlinburg, Tennessee and the Smoky Mountains.
Beyond your tent is the Under Canvas team — a blend of expert guides, camp directors and chefs with the outdoor skills of a wilderness outfitter and the service of a top concierge. Need them to plan a hike, arrange travel, gather park passes, whip up a midnight snack, or find that secret place where the trout are biting? You’ve got the right team on hand ready, willing and impeccably able.
Great Smokies at Your Doorstep
There’s a good reason that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is America’s most visited park. It offers a rich a bounty of beautiful sites, nature interaction, activities and accessibility. There are opportunities to view beautiful wildlife like Black Bears, places to hike under waterfalls, countless mountain vistas and gorgeous, vibrant vegetation of all types. And with an Under Canvas team that can arrange your whole vacation, the best of the Great Smoky Mountains is entirely at your disposal.
Ideal Glamping in Tennessee
The Under Canvas camp offers quick, easy access to the towns and attractions of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Together, these timeless mountain hamlets offer a wealth of opportunities and activities that complement the natural beauty of the park. In Gatlinburg you might visit the top of the 407-ft. Space Needle for an incredible view of the town and mountains. You could also ride the Sky Lift, an aerial cable car that carries you two miles upward to Ober Gatlinburg, a ski resort by winter and amusement park by summer.
In Pigeon Forge, you can visit Dollywood, the famed amusement and water park created by country singer Dolly Parton. If some great mountain music is your scene, you can also can take in the Smoky Mountain Opry. The possibilities are virtually limitless just minutes from the distinctive comfort of your Under Canvas tent.
Pick your time to enjoy
When you want the peak of beauty and the height of comfort with the full extent of service, it’s time to visit Under Canvas. And with the new Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains camp, you can now experience the welcoming beauty of Appalachian life in a manner never before possible. To learn more and reserve your space, visit the Great Smoky Mountains page on UnderCanvas.com.