Now that we're officially out of the holiday season, it's time to wind down and take a breather. Who's really in a rush to go back to work this week, or month? With spring just around the corner, now's the perfect time to plan your next outing with friends (since you've just bulked up on family). Camping in Tennessee may be just the new and exciting adventure you need to start 2020 off right. 

To truly get a sense of the South — and even more so, of Tennessee — you have to try camping near The Great Smoky Mountains. In Sevierville, Tennessee, there's a quaint dwelling near Panther Creek State Park that'll give you ultimate views of the mountaintops. 

This glamping experience is more on the camping side, as it comes with the bare essentials to make sure you get a true taste of The Great Outdoors. 

The campsite comes furnished with potable water, a kitchen area, showers and a picnic table. They even spring for toilet paper (just to add a sprinkle of kindness). You'll have plenty of space to bring all of your other needs, but pack light to keep the experience authentic. 

The campsite is listed as being "nestled in the middle of neighboring 250 acres" so you'll have plenty of privacy to really get away from the city's bustling energy. 

This tent costs $75 a night and fits up to five people. If you bring a group of your closest pals, that's only $15 a head; think of all the other things you could buy with the money you'd be saving.

While you'll be among the trees and mountains of this great state, you won't be too far from civilization as restaurants and shopping centers are not too far away.

This is a popular booking so you should start checking for available dates now to start planning your adventure. Currently, the next available ones are in March, but if you need a bit more time to plan, they accept bookings three months in advance.

The added bonus is weekend bookings get an additional 10% off. This is a steal on top of a steal.

To get more of the outdoor feel, make sure to start a campfire, go hiking in the mountains (you'll be 1,116 feet in elevation) and even go horseback riding on the nearby farm. The Insta pics are already waiting for you. 

There's so much to do in the Smoky Mountains, you just have to grab your friends and go discover your great backyard.


Smoky Mountain Canvas Dwelling

Price Per Night: $75

Address Or Neighbourhood: Sevierville, TN

Why You Need To Go: This mountain campsite is perfect to catch views of the Smoky Mountains and go hiking 1,000 feet in the air. 

We strongly advise that before you go swimming or visit any location, you check the most recent updates on potential hazards, security, water quality, and closures. If you do plan to visit a location, respect the environment.

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