Great Smoky Mountains

Safari-inspired accommodations near Gatlinburg, TN

2024 Dates: April 4th – December 2nd 2025 Dates: April 3rd – December 1st

Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is located just 10 miles from Gatlinburg, Tennessee and is set upon 182 acres of lush, wooded terrain near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Beckoning travelers to Tennessee’s ancient mountains and misty blue vistas, Under Canvas’ unique glamping accommodations offer an unparalleled outdoor experience in “The Land of Blue Smoke.”

‘Best Resort in the South’ by Travel + Leisure 

‘Top Resort in the South U.S.’ by Condé Nast Traveler


"While every Under Canvas location provides something unique, special, and is well worth the journey, this spot felt uniquely like a home away from home for families to celebrate together once again."
Travel + Leisure
"Tucked into the trees, this collection of safari-style canvas tents with hotel-quality beds brings Under Canvas’ established park-side glamping concept to the Southeast."
Southern Living

Explore Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains



Organic Bath Products

Upscale, organic bath products stocked in your ensuite bathroom


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Our upscale menu embraces both seasonality and locally sourced produce


Fire Pits & Smores

Nightly fires and complimentary s’mores available



Live music, morning yoga, kids activities and more


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Charge your devices using our bedside USB outlets


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Let us help you plan the adventure of a lifetime


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West Elm furnishings adorn our expansive lobby tents

Experience the "Land of Blue Smoke" at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

Immerse yourself in the splendor of the Great Smoky Mountains with an unforgettable glamping stay at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains. Sleep in upscale tents with king-size beds with plush linens, ensuite bathrooms with hot showers, wood-burning stoves, and stunning verdant mountain views.



Directions from Knoxville, TN

Take US-441 South for approximately 20 miles. Take a right at Pleasant Hill Rd in Sevier County and then take River Divide Rd to Parkway in Pigeon Forge. Turn right onto Pigeon Forge Parkway (US321), continue on, then turn right onto Conner Heights Rd/Indian Cir Dr (Streetlight labeled #10). In 0.5 miles continue onto Mill Creek Rd. In 0.7 miles, just after passing the Smoky Mountain Ziplines, turn left at the bridge to stay on Mill Creek Rd. You will pass some horse stables on your left, just over the bridge. **note you may lose cell service from here. Continue straight on Mill Creek Rd which become Laurel Lick Rd. Follow the Under Canvas signs. Take a left at the big red shipping containers (there’ll be a small lake on your right after you turn) and follow the pebble driveway up the hill and through the forest to arrive at camp.

Directions from Great Smoky Mountains National Park (approx. 20-minute drive)

Head North on Wear Cove Gap Rd toward Little Greenbrier Trail. Continue on to Line Springs Rd and then turn right onto US-321 N. Turn right onto Bryan Rd, continue on for about half a mile and then take a left onto Valley View Rd. Take a right on Little Cove Rd, and then another right on Little Cove Church Rd. Little Cove Church Rd turns slightly right and becomes Laurel Lick Rd. Turn right on Bruce Ogle Rd. and follow the signs to camp.


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Great Smoky Mountains FAQs


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Food and Beverage at Under Canvas
Seasonal and Thoughtfully Sourced Menu

We feature seasonal food and beverage offerings that prioritize locally-sourced ingredients from nearby purveyors.

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S'mores at Under Canvas
Complimentary S'mores

For dessert, we let you become the chefs with our complimentary s'mores packs and nightly campfires.

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Under Canvas cocktails

Choose from a selection of wines, beers and canned cocktails to enjoy during dinner or around the campfire.

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Grab N Go Food Options at Under Canvas
Grab N Go Options

On the run for a day full of adventures? Snag breakfast, lunch or snacks to enjoy on the road, or trail.

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Dining Al Fresco

Enjoy dining al fresco surrounded with lush green views of the Smoky Mountains.

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Healthy Options

Fuel your adventures with our always fresh and healthy options available for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

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Premium Coffee

Wake up and smell the coffee with premium espresso beverages.

Experience Under Canvas Throughout the U.S.

Under Canvas has 12 locations near some of the country’s most popular national parks and extraordinary landscapes. Book your stay at Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains and continue the adventure at Under Canvas Glacier, Under Canvas Mount Rushmore, Under Canvas Grand Canyon, Under Canvas West Yellowstone, and beyond.

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