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I chose Under Canvas to gather friends and family together to celebrate my birthday. I wanted something the would be fun for both the campers and the city folk. Everyone in my group was delighted with the combination of natural rustic setting with the amenities of a quality hotel. The campfire with complimemtary s’mores set the camping tone, the comfy king sized beds with private bathrooms in each tent made the stay seem luxurious. The staff was friendly and helpful, and even took the time to decorate my tent with streamers and flowers for my birthday. The food at the camp cafe was filling and reasonably priced. The proximity to the national park and the local town was convenient and the staff had lots of recommendations. I wish we could have stayed longer.

I took my children and grandchildren to Under Canvas. We all loved everything about the experience. Beautiful place, excellent service and the food was great. You feel like you are out in the mountains yet you are just a couple of miles away from anything you could possibly need. I highly recommend it for anyone and especially if you have young children. We will be back!!!!

We arrived on a cool afternoon to a cold tent. Staff started fire in stove. It went out while we were dining. They started it again and the tent got semi warm. Quickly burned down however and it got to about 35* outside and inside. We had a tent with bath but there was no way to bathe in the cold tent. Turns out the bath house is not heated either. Checked out after one night and won’t go back. Food was good. Staff pleasant.

Under Canvas was a great experience. Beautiful area with nice staff and surprisingly really good food! Their trout dinner is better than some top restaurants could serve. Staying here is a wonderful escape from the tourist traps of Pigeon Forge and the crowds at the Great Smokey Mountains. It was relaxing and a great way to see the beauty of the area. They set up a fly fishing experience that was terrific! Definitely check it out.

My husband and I really wanted to go to the smoky mountains in TN to hike and enjoy scenery, We did not want to stay in Gaitlenburg or Pigeon forge, to commercial. We found Glamping under Canvas. Booked on line and realized we had to change, which was no problem. Tent we rented was up on the hill in the woods. Privacy was wonderful. It also had toilet, king bed, pull chain shower and also a wood stove, wooden floor. . We listened to the rain at night, nice to unplug with no internet and tv to truly re-connect. The only suggestions i have is to make sure the wood is dry for the wood stove to stay lit. It did get chilly at night until that stove was going. Also there should be hot water at the sink., maybe a bench in the shower. Also a good steak or a bbq buffet one night on the menu for dinner.We ordered af few sandwiches for our hikes and that was nice option to have. The coffee service to our tent in the morning was nice as well. We loved the outdoor fire pit with roasting marshmallows and live entertainment. , This is a great place for family and couples.

We stayed in the stargazer tent – and it was amazing! The staff is extremely helpful and accommodating 24 hours a day. The food was so good we ate there 3 out of the four nights. We traveled with two teenagers, and being able to decompress (no cell service or Wi-Fi) was such a treat. We played games (scrabble and Uno) each night..,they even enjoyed it! I am not a camper, I’m more of a hotel girl… But I would do this again in a heartbeat. It’s my kind of camping! The location is beautiful and October was a wonderful time to stay (the nights were cold). The beds were extremely comfortable. S’mores each night was a highlight that we look forward to each day. Highly recommend!

Looking for a new adventure, we heard about Under Canvas for glamping. What an amazing location! We were there in October so there was a chill in the air at night. Thank goodness for the stove in the tent - just have to keep it loaded or you will be starting a new fire in the morning. Really enjoyed the camp offerings. They have a restaurant onsite that has very good meals and nice wine/beer options. There is live music on the weekends in the outdoor seating area which also has a fire pit with a S'Mores bar. Lots of activities around the camp for kids and adults and close to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park (would recommend leaving early in the morning to beat the crowds to the park). There is little to no cellular service in the camp and that was wonderful! Staff was excellent and had good suggestions for off camp activities. Highly recommend and will be looking at other Under Canvas locations near other National Parks.

After my hike to extend the days outdoor recreation I chose to stay with Under Canvas. The drive and stay to this area is just as classic as it gets for this area. Big open-rolling-grassy-hills with cozy homes with barns dotted around. The Under Canvas grounds is in large open meadow field, its a wonderful stay. This is my second location with them now and its always A+. After a fantastic dinner, under the strung lights of the outdoor gathering area and some great conversation, it was time for bed. Here's my trip to the area:

First time glamping and have mixed reviews. We stayed in deluxe tent with an adjacent hive tent for my two teenagers. Campsite was clean and the staff was welcoming and helpful. On-site food was ehhh but the only other option is to drive in to town and fight the fall-break crowds. The pull-down shower handle was a major inconvenience as well as the chargeable lanterns, which were difficult to turn on and lasted only roughly an hour. A better light source is needed, especially when we had to wake up every 2 hours to keep the small stove fire lit to heat our tent. Each night it went out after falling asleep and we woke up to 35 degree temperatures and our belongings moist from dew. Fun experience to sit around the campfire and talk with other visitors but other than that, the site doesn’t offer much. It was nice to try but for $300/night, will probably choose something else next trip to Gatlinburg.

Camp was great, amenities provided were as advertised. Food was a bit expensive but that was expected. If you are going to book any extras (hikes, white water rafting, zip lining, biking, etc.) just do it yourself. You'll save yourself the 20% price hike for them to click the buttons on the computer for you.

Laurel Lick Road Pigeon Forge TN

Hotel highlights

  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • 24-hour front desk

Located 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Smoky Mountain Ziplines, Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains is within a 15-minute drive of Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction. This 54-room campground welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, free self parking, and coffee/tea in a common area.


Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at Embers, the campground's onsite restaurant. For a nice break, mingle with other guests at the free daily manager's reception. Cooked-to-order breakfast is offered for a fee each morning from 7:00 AM to 10:00 AM.


Free toiletries are standard in all accommodations.

Property features

Built in 2018, the brand new Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains offers coffee in a common area, a terrace, and barbecue grills. If you drive, put free parking to good use. The 24-hour front desk has staff always at the ready. Additional amenities include a picnic area and a garden.

Room options

Stargazer Tent, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Suite Tent with Adjacent Hive - Private Bathroom

King 1 | Sleeps 6

Suite Tent, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Tent, Private Bathroom

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

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Under Canvas Great Smoky Mountains

1015 Laurel Lick Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
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