The best Tennessee Glamping trip that went viral on TikTok and Facebook finally has a dedicated blog post! If you are looking for TRUE glamping – running water, heat, A/C, toilets, mattress, kitchen – THE WORKS – then THIS place is IT. It’s basically it’s own campsite too with a grill, firepit, swings, and hot tub! Here’s the hype video:
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I’ve done semi “glamping” before – aka a Canvas tent with a bed in it – but this is next level glamping. It’s pretty much a tiny home – but a dome. Tennessee Glamping was actually on the Discovery channels “Building Off the Grid” if you want to learn more about the actual construction of the dome.
Side note – since my videos did go viral Tennessee Glamping is now sold out for 2021! Definitely subscribe to Tennessee Glamping’s newsletter and follow on Instagram for cancelations though. More details on the experience below!
TENNESSEE GLAMPING LOCATION
Tennessee Glamping is in Altamont, TN – about 1.5 hours southeast of Nashville closer to Chattanooga.
It’s in a very rural “town” of Tennessee, and you do have to take a little bit of a gravel road to get there. Tennessee glamping now has 2 domes – but when I stayed they just had the 1. Dome 1 is the original with a large staircase to get down to the site – but once you’re down you are completely secluded. It’s just you and the mountain views.
DOME#1 and DOME #2
Dome #2 is build about 500 feet from Dome #1 and has a more accessible entrance than the steep stairs of number one – so if you have the option I would probably go #2. #2 also has an outdoor shower….so I’m INTO it!
The 2 glamping domes are completely separate from each other and 100% private. However, it would be perfect as a “couples trip” – you could all hang out at 1 dome campsite, but then have private sleeping arrangements. Since it’s a dome, there are no bedrooms and there isn’t a bathroom door. Watch the video to get a feel for the layout!
OUR NIGHT GLAMPING
We only stayed 1 night based on availability, but would have loved to do 2 nights. When we got there, we grilled burgers (brought the supplies on our road trip in a Yeti cooler) while we watched the sunset. Then we made smores at the firepit and got in the hot tub under the stars! We came inside, drank wine, and played board games. It was the PERFECT night away from technology.
FULL SIZE KITCHEN
There was a full size kitchen with a fridge, hot plate, microwave and coffee maker! The grill outside made it easy to cook – we just packed groceries in our cooler. The full size bathroom with a toilet and shower made it not feel like camping at all!
TENNESSEE GLAMPING: PET FRIENDLY
We love our fur baby! It’s always so hard leaving her behind when we go on vacation, so it was perfect she could tag along with us! Our goldendoodle loves the outdoors and she couldn’t have been happier with her stay. We made sure to pack a cable to tie around the deck so she wouldn’t wander off on her own.
PEACEFUL MORNING SUNRISE
The sunrise in the glamping dome was the most magical sunrise experience. Instead of actually having to wake up to see the sunrise, the sunrise woke you up, and you got to watch it rise above the trees as you were in and out of sleep. It was so peaceful and the best way I’ve ever woken up. If you’re not a morning person, you will absolutely love the experience of getting to watch the sunrise without actually having to get up for it!
NEARBY HIKES TO TENNESSEE GLAMPING
I love that Tennessee Glamping put together a little Hiking guide because I didn’t even have to do any other research except read their guide! They gave a few options including Fiery Gizzard – which is rated Top 25 hikes in the United State by Backpacker magazine. It’s a strenuous 11.5 mile hike which we were not up to with our dog – so we opted for a 3.2 mile loop trail – Greeter Falls.
Greeter Falls was the easier hike option – which honestly was one of the best hikes we’ve been on in middle TN! We loved the terrain – it wasn’t a flat path, lots of rocks, tree roots, etc to make the hike more interesting. You followed along a river line for most the hike, with lots of tiny waterfalls in between until we finally made it to the largest, sparkling blue waterfall! There were multiple swimming hole options throughout the trail, and you could even get in near the large waterfall. Obviously, be cautious, especially after a rainstorm where the water may be too strong and volatile.
Watch our Greeter Falls video here!
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100% RECOMMEND TENNESSEE GLAMPING
Even if you aren’t staying at the glamping site, I would still 100% recommending driving out here for a day hike.
Since we didn’t have a second night, we had to pack up our car before we left to hike. It honestly wasn’t that big of a deal, but it would have been SO NICE to go back to the hot tub after a day in the woods. There’s always next trip!
Overall, I highly recommend Tennessee Glamping for any adventurer, or non adventurer that likes the amenities of a hotel. You’ll find that here! To book your Tennessee Glamping experience, check out their website here.
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