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Standing Bear Farm

· Hartford, Cocke, Tennessee
2 acres hosted by Maria G.
7 lodging sites · 6 tent sites
Near Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Within a 60-minute drive from the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.
Maria is a Star Host
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This is a hiker hostel of the Appalachian trail it is a lovely rustic vibe with a hint of hilbilly chic!! We have creeks that run under and past all the private rooms! We have a kitchen, laundry and hot showers! Our bathrooms are porta johns and a outhouse (for now) just so you know! We have fire pits and places to hang out even a little store! Lovley place tucked into the smoky mountains. There is dogs and cats this is a very pet friendly and family friendly too!! Safety is out number one concern 😉! It's the taste of the outdoors without completely being on your own we have a lovely store with anything from soda and snacks to pizza and beer! Even has a lovely little hiking thrift sections with shoes hats clothes and more!! Constantly growing and expanding please come be part of standing bear family we look forward to meeting you!!
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34 ratings · 24 reviews
Damon C.recommends
June 26, 2024
Standing Bear CAMPING 🏕
Hit the spot!
Beautiful, well maintained hostel/campground that caters to hikers on the AP. Rolled in on a motorbike for one night and had the best time meeting the staff and hikers. Hospitality was top notch and paid extra for a meal cooked by staff that was healthy and hearty! Highly recommended if you are in the area!!!
Meri R.recommends
June 23, 2024
Site 1 - Treehouse or Creekhouse
Smokehouse in the Smokies
I absolutely loved Standing Bear! Maria and her staff are beyond kind and helpful, and the land is gorgeous. It is a little mountain paradise. I stayed an extra night because it was so wonderful. This place isn’t for everyone but it’s definitely for me. The communal kitchen, laundry, and fire pit were great, and I was so comfortable in the little smokehouse cabin on the creek. Very cozy annd private, and a fan kept it cool in the summer heat. Thanks for everything. I hope to come back again soon. ❤️
Janet S.recommends
December 23, 2023
Standing Bear CAMPING 🏕
Great spot to stop and rest. Maria is very welcoming and the feel of the entire place was like home. The hot showers wlfelt amazing!
Paige L.recommends
November 7, 2023
Site 1 - Treehouse or Creekhouse
Cabin was beautiful, unique, clean sheets and kept us warm in the late fall. Nice communa kitchen and bathroom. Jerrid and Maria were so hospitable and all the other hikers were welcoming and chill. Will definitely be back 🌅
Erica B.recommends
November 2, 2023
Standing Bear CAMPING 🏕
Super Unique Stay off the AT!
The hip camp is an experience! The folks here were incredibly kind and it is unlike anywhere we have ever stayed before.
Kulpreet S.recommends
October 30, 2023
Standing Bear CAMPING 🏕
Everything was great. Great people and vibes. Def recommended
Hartford, 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 Maria G.

Joined in July 2022
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