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River Refuge

· Cosby, Cocke, Tennessee
5 acres hosted by Hannah F.
1 lodging site
Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center.
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100% of recent Hipcampers say this Hipcamp felt private.
Located only minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, our riverfront glamping tent has all the amenities necessary for glamping in comfort and ease. It includes access to river and pond for fishing, kayaking, rafting, tubing, etc. You will be surrounded by all the necessary creature comforts for your stay, electric, shower, real flushable toilet, heat/air-conditioning, hot water, potable water, coffee bar, fire pit, Blackstone grill, mini-fridge,etc. Just relax and be completely immersed in the mountains and nature.Enjoy the privacy and mountain views of our riverfront property. Lots of shade all day during the summer months and cool breeze off river. You will be located on a family farm in rural Tennessee, but plenty of privacy is available at your campsite on the beautiful Pigeon River. Rafting and ziplining less than 10 minutes away!
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8 ratings · 6 reviews
Skyler H.recommends
March 16, 2024
River Refuge
spring break camping trip!
this was the most lovely campsite ever. Hannah had every amenity you could’ve needed for a comfortable stay. the tent is very big and slept 4 of us comfortably. had outlets shower stuff fridge sink and lights that made the experience seamless. the views are amazing and the sound of the river at night is great. i will definitely be staying here again.
Tamzyn K.recommends
March 9, 2024
River Refuge
Perfect getaway right on the river. Loved the sounds of the white rapids that smooths out and becomes calm right in front of the camp. Site had everything we needed. Coffee machine for the mornings and firewood for our sunset fires. Site felt private. Hannah and Andy were amazing hosts. We can’t wait to come back in the summer.
Gabriel S.recommends
January 22, 2024
River Refuge
One of a kind place to stay
Hannah and Andy are the nicest hosts and have thought of everything to make your stay comfortable. The site is secluded, peaceful, and truly one of a kind. The amenities make it a perfect year-round place to stay for both campers and non-campers alike, and the pictures do not do it justice. The location is very close to some great hikes, waterfalls, scenic drives and overlooks, and local coffee shops. We will certainly be staying again!
Leza D.recommends
October 3, 2023
River Refuge
Time to unwind
What a great location! Hannah and Andy have a special place. We appreciated the feeling of camping but without having to take everything. They provided fire starter supplies, cutlery (if you forget yours) spatulas for the blackstone, towels for the shower, & coffee. They’re on an amazing spot of the river - shallow and deep spots. Bring a snorkeling mask to float and watch all the wonders to be found in the river or test your fishing skills. Their site is very close to Carver’s Apple Orchard (a fave spot of ours) & a nice drive to Gatlinburg. The location is close to I-40 so you can also hop over to Asheville for the day if you want. At night you will hear some traffic from I-40, but this is not going to ruin the trip. Take advantage of the fire pit or sit down by the waters edge and catch the Starlink Satellite train going over. (We had an amazing view of it our first night there.)
Andrea R.recommends
July 12, 2023
River Refuge
Loved the sounds of the River
This was a great spot on the River. There were a lot of extras that Hannah and Andy the hosts included. Air conditioning in the tent, fan on the porch, firewood and kindling provided along with campfire skewers , fishing rod and tackle box, towels and linens provided. . You can swim in the river! Tent was clean and the platform had lots of extra room to store things out of the rain.
Isabelle Y.recommends
July 4, 2023
River Refuge
This spot is absolutely amazing! There are so many amenities to make it feel like home, and the land is gorgeous. We were able to go fishing and tubing in the river and there were several activities within driving distance. Highly recommend and thank you to Hannah for being such a welcoming host!
Cosby, Cocke, Tennessee, United StatesTraditional, ancestral territory of ᏣᎳᎫᏪᏘᏱ Tsalaguwetiyi (Cherokee, East), S’atsoyaha (Yuchi), and Miccosukee First Nations according to To respect the Host's privacy, the precise address of this land will be provided after booking
Hosted by Hannah F.Joined in May 2023
Response rate: 100%Response time: Within 4 hours
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