Hipcamp host Jan  R.,
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See Lodge cast iron factory. Enjoy our small town. We're close to Rock City and the Chattanooga choo choo and other great sites in Chattanooga Tn. Enjoy our swimming pool!

Campsite area
Bring your own tents
10 sites
Up to 8 guests per site
Park at listing
Wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Wifi available
No kitchen
No showers
No picnic table
Pack it out
Laundry absent
Have a question? Send Jan a message!
  • Check in: After 11AM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 3 months out


Offered on the Host's property or nearby.



Natural features you'll find at The Ponderosa in Tennessee.


8 Reviews

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Hipcamper Laurie

The best just west of chattanooga

Laurie R.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 25th, 2021

Stay at Jan's was very enjoyable. Quiet little farm with friendly horses and 3 cow babies, but close to activities. Jan and her husband made our stay easy, helped and greeted us when we got there, and and they provided a fire pit and firewood. We were able to enjoy a nice fire before heading in for the night after coming back from dinner. Jan's husband offered some places to go see which we took him up on. Close by in Jasper ,just a few miles east, there was a restaurant on top of the mountain with open air deck seating overlooking the whole valley, Top of the Rock .The scenery is stunning. Make reservations online early, it is a popular place. $$. All in all ,our first Hipcamp booking was success. I just hope all the rest can live up to it

Hipcamper Toni

Beuatiful, hidden gem!

Toni K.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 16th, 2021

Loved staying at the Ponderosa! Campsite is located in a big pasture with trees across the back. Fully fenced property with 2 beautiful horses. Fire ring is also conveniently located near the campsite and firewood is available to campers. Located on a quiet, dead end street with minimal traffic. Beautiful night skies and fireflies! They also have a pool and hot tub for visitors!

We were in the area to visit my niece at Sewanee College, which is only 30 minutes away, so convenient location for us.

Jan and Richard are wonderful hosts who would do anything for you. Very friendly, helpful and essentially the nicest people you will ever meet! We look forward to our next visit! Thank you guys for our little adventure!

Beautiful night at the Ponderosa
Hipcamper Garrett

Perfect stay

Garrett W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 11th, 2021

This is a fantastic place to stay! Some climbing buddies and I were in town climbing for the weekend and Janet was so incredibly accommodating and outwardly nice to us! The horses were very friendly, the field was nice, they built us a lovely fire pit and let us use their pool and hot tub. 10/10 definitely coming back!!

Hipcamper Laura

Stories to remember

Laura L.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
October 4th, 2021

Memorable stay with friendly horses and devoted hosts.

Hipcamper Phil
Phil S.
recommends this listing.
August 15th, 2021

Jan and Richard are great hosts. Their spot on earth is most pleasing!

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Hipcamper Sally

Pretty property and so convenient.

Sally M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
July 19th, 2021

The property is five blocks off the main street in a small town. The pasture land and barn was picture perfect. They have a lovely swimming pool that can be used. The hosts are very wonderful and caring people. Truly enjoyed our stay and have been blessed to meet these beautiful people.

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Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on July 20th, 2021

It was great to meet you and your son. We're happy you had a good stay and are welcome back anytime. Thanks for the review! Jan

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Hipcamper Phil S.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 15th, 2021
Hipcamper Debra  W.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 2nd, 2021
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