Glamping in the Smoky Mountains
Of course, you may ask What Exactly Is Glamping. It’s considered to be Glamorous Camping. Where present-day luxuries meet dazzling and spectacular nature. It’s especially popular with modern day tourists that seek the luxuries of accommodations that can be found in hotels but, want to be outdoors in nature without all the hard work, hassle and dirt. It’s for the person who wants to be in nature but, to be honest, don’t want to rough it.
Glamping in not a new concept. In the 16th century, a Scottish earl set up lavish tents and stocked them with food and wine from his own palace. In 1520, over 2,500 tents were set up with fountains of red wine for a summit with Henry Vlll of England and Francis l of France. At approximately in the same time frame, the Ottomans had palatial tents moved from one military encounter to another. In the 1920s, an African safari was what wealthy Americans and Britons did for their vacations.
As you can see, glamping combines both the luxuries of yesterday and the hi tech amenities of today. There are many different structures that are used for glamping. You can vacation in a treehouse in a forest, enjoy sunrise from a yurt on a mountaintop, there are cabins, lodges, tipis, and of course tents. There are barns and farmhouses, airstreams and trailers, domes and eco-domes, private villas, wagons and shepherd huts, and many unique glamping experiences such as, caves, ice hotels, planes, and trains. There is little that can’t be experienced as glamping.
There are glamping accommodations that have king-sized beds and a full bathroom with a flushing toilet, hot shower and a sink in your tent. All you need to take with you is your suitcase full of your personal items. Everything else is provided for you. Some glamping experiences even provide all your meals. There are hiking excursions, fishing trips, wildlife viewing, biking, kayaking, and so much more. You just have to search for the type of experience you are looking for.
One such company that is providing the glamping experience in the USA is undercanvas.com. they are situated near seven major US national parks and attractions: the Grand Canyon, Moab, Glacier National Park, Yellowstone, Mount Rushmore, Zion National Park
and now the Great Smoky Mountains.
I’m thinking autumn is the perfect time to go glamping in the Smokies. You can go ziplining, hiking, view the wildlife, hike up to Clingman’s Dome, white water rafting, and enjoy the beautiful fall colors. You will be only minutes from the most visited national park, the Great Smoky Mountain National Park with all it has to offer. There are no accommodations in the area quite like it!