The Best in Smoky Mountain Lodging

Few things are as breathtaking as the natural splendor of the Smoky Mountains. If you’re looking for the perfect place to set up your base camp and explore these unspoiled lands, Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch is the perfect place.

We’re a kid-friendly, pet-friendly destination, offering guests the choice to book tent campsites, cabin rentals, lodge rooms, or sites for RV camping in the Smoky Mountains. Whether you’re eager to hit the trailhead on horseback or just want to enjoy the fresh mountain air, we promise you’ll have an unforgettable experience with us.


Smoky Mountain Camping and Cabin Rentals

Staying close to the Smokies allows you to fully experience the beauty and breadth of nature in this unique region. We offer several convenient lodging options:

  • For those who enjoy roughing it, we have several tent camping sites available—each spacious and private for your enjoyment.
  • Prefer to stay indoors? No problem! We also have cabins for rent at affordable prices, as well as 6 rooms in our cozy lodge, each complete with bathroom, fridge, and microwave.
  • Traveling with a larger group? Rent our full 6 bedroom lodge out and enjoy a home-like experience complete with fireplace, full kitchen, a living area, and private bathrooms and entrances in each bedroom.

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  • The Lodge (6 Bedrooms)
    The lodge features 6 air conditioned bedrooms with en suite bathrooms and private entrances. Rooms can be booked individually, or book the entire lodge for your group retreat.
  • The Tree House (Sleeps 12)
    This remote, private cabin is the quintessential mountain retreat, with a few extra perks like a hot tub and jacuzzi with a view! For lodging for up to 12, check out the Tree House at the End of the Road.
  • Timber Haven (Sleeps 10)
    This gorgeous cabin offers ample space for any family or group to enjoy a home away from home feeling in the Cherokee National Forest. With locally-crafted log furniture and a giant stone fireplace, visit Timber Haven.
  • Tent Camping in Our Shaded Hollow
    While tent camping in our remote mountain valley dubbed the Hollow may sound primitive, it’s not without its luxuries. Guests enjoy access to water, the Hummingbird bathhouse with hot showers, a seasonal pool, and all the amenities of the property.
  • RV Camping
    If you’re journeying in a camper, RV, or living quarters horse trailer, pull onto our campground for 8 full RV Hookups and 10 partial hookups. We promise a stress-free RV camping experience!
Once you’re here, Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch offers all the amenities you expect from a family campground. On site there’s a café and restaurant serving up great food, country store, bathhouse with hot water, and more! Amenities like air-conditioned rooms, free Wi-Fi and more make us a great destination for family camping!
photo of endurance rider on grey arabian horse

A rider during the annual Meadow Creek Mingle Endurance Ride

Equestrian Services

As a premier destination for horseback riding—including educational programs and packages—Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch will ensure you and your horse are welcomed with open arms and properly accommodated at all times. We have horse boarding stalls available for a nightly fee in our 20-stall barn, along with hay and feed to ensure they’re properly cared for. If you need anything to care for your horse while staying with us, just ask!

Trails and Horseback Riding

People visit us from all throughout the region to experience smoky mountain trail rides and horseback riding. Our trails are some of the best in the area, varying in difficulty for riders of all experience levels. We also offer Smoky Mountain guided trail rides.

Trails are a mixture of single-track winding trials, running the ridge of Meadow Creek Mountain, with varied footing of packed clay, gravel mountain roads and grassy logging trails. We recommend foot protection. Trails offer 1200–1800ft. elevation changes on a few loops, resulting in beautiful, scenic views of the valley.

Book a Stay with Us

If you’re traveling through the region or looking for a venue to put your competitive or trail riding skills to the test, Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch can’t wait to meet you. Book a campsite, cabin or lodge room with us today by calling 423-623-7543.