Tent Camping

Tent Camping

Shaded hollow for tent camping on remote mountain

Pitch a tent just steps away from our trailhead with access to endless miles of Cherokee National Forest trails. There are water spigots nearby, and guests have access to our men’s and women’s bath house with hot showers. Great for large groups, youth groups, camps, family reunions, horse camping, horse clubs, and more! Come stay within reach of endless trails and opportunities to explore the beautiful Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee!
image of an illuminated tent pitched next to a campfire under a night sky full of stars

A Few Things to Love About Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch:

  • Access to Hummingbird Bath house & water: Guests in our primitive campsites enjoy access to a well-kept men’s and women’s bath house complete with hot showers, as well as water spigots located in the hollow.
  • Great for groups: Our tent camping area is perfect for group events like youth groups, family reunions, horse clubs, nature clubs, yoga retreats, wellness retreats, and much more.
  • Easy Trail Access: Our campsites are located near trail heads so you can wake up and hit the Cherokee National Forest trails right away! One trail goes up to the Meadow Creek Fire tower overlooking the ranch, then goes down the other side of the mountain to the Burnett Gap.
  • Enjoy Our Amenities: Campers can enjoy the cafe close to the main lodge, make use of our horse facilities if travelling with an equine friend, or book a guided trail ride at the stables.

Hummingbird Bath House

We’re Here to Help During Your Stay

We’re located at the foot of the Cherokee Mountains in the East Tennessee countryside. Lot’s of wild edibles if you know who to ask such as blueberries, black raspberries, nut trees, and chicory. It stays cooler up here than down in Greeneville, and we get magnificent cool winds. Sometimes when it’s been raining the clouds will flow over the mountain like water. We also have our fare share of wildlife- plenty of rabbits, the occasional deer, raccoons, foxes, turkeys, killdeer, cardinals, bluebirds, hummingbirds, Canadian geese, various hawks and birds of prey, whippoorwill, doves, swifts, woodpeckers, and many more. We also have free ranging cats, all fixed, spayed, and vaccinated. Also friendly!

Other Things to Note

There is a trail that leads to the top of the mountain to the fire tower outlook. Good for hikers or horseback riders. There is also a separate road for cars. There is also a road/trail that goes down the other side of the Mountain to the Burnett Gap area. Our ranch is off the beaten path, yet located within an easy drive of beautiful hiking locations such as the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. We are also near to the relaxing Hot Springs and historic Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate.


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Give us a call at 423-623-7543 for assistance.

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People are Talking About Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch

Here are just a few of the many great things our guests have had to say about their visit to Meadow Creek Mountain Ranch

“Rustic in the BEST Sense of the Word!”

This is a picturesque property off the beaten path in the Smokies. The lodge has a rustic feel in the best meaning of the word--it's extremely clean and has everything needed. The property has amazing views of the mountains and horse pastures (you can purchase trail rides here). Lynn and all staff give great Southern hospitality. The cafe has delicious homemade food and beer at low prices. The campsite is also beautiful with plenty of space for yourself. Within a day trip of Asheville, Bryson City, Gatlinburg, and other Smokies locations. Hiking trails start on the property.
May 2020

“Charmed by our stay!”

We were delightfully surprised to find such a warm and welcoming environment! The lodge is on a farm that boards and trains horses, so the setting was beautiful. There was live bluegrass music outside as well as a bonfire and a simple bar you could buy drinks at. It was also lovely waking up and seeing the sun rise over the mountains, being greeted by horses and a sweet farm cat, and enjoying some peace and quiet. While it’s a little off the beaten path, I really recommend staying here and hope to visit again! We were so charmed by our stay!
Oct. 2022

“You need to experience it for yourself!”

Our dog was welcomed and had fun meeting the cat and horses. Lynn and the staff are wonderful - please take time to talk with them! The lodge was clean and we enjoyed Kim's dinners at the cafe. Once the word of Kim's cooking gets out maybe they can do breakfast also. The views, the location - hard to describe other than beautiful - you need to experience it for yourself! The lodge was nice and the other guests were very friendly.
Oct. 2021

“I Will Definitely Stay Here Again!”

Beautiful location! I only stayed a couple of nights but if/when I visit this area again, I will definitely stay here again! I had my dog with me and it was an easy place to walk her and let her snif around. All around comfortable, remote, beautiful place! Very relaxing.
July 2022

“Absolutely Loved It”

Fantastic food and hospitality. Scenery doesn’t get any better than that. Pet friendly and welcoming. Absolutely loved it here
May 2021

“Can't Wait to Go Back!”

Ms. Lynn and Ms. Claudia were the best - so sweet and such hospitality!!! They were very accommodating and willing to help. Beautiful views from the front porch. It was a great and relaxing trip which is just what I needed! Can't wait to go back. The area is beautiful!
April 2021

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