Enjoy the quiet at our 35 acre cozy secluded hideaway with a pond. Surrounded by a mature wooded forrest and rolling hills with multiple locations at each sites to pitch a tent.. Close to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions. Note: Pappas Peak is a secluded hilltop and will not accommodate trailers due to the turning radius on the hilltop.

Campsite area
Tent sites
2 sites
Up to 4 guests per site
Up to 1 vehicle
4WD Recommended
No wheelchair access
Campfires allowed
Pets allowed
No toilet
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No showers
No wifi
Laundry absent
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Hipcamper caroline

Camping on a whim

Caroline G.
recommends this listing.
(Bear Cove)
May 17th, 2022

We had a great time staying here. Love the views and how secluded it was. Host is very nice, and he gave us plenty of firewood. Fair price. Would definitely stay again.

Hipcamper Michelle

Tennessee mountain camping

Michelle V.
recommends this listing.
(Pappas Peak)
May 9th, 2022

My husband and I enjoyed the beautiful campsites that Steven and Paulette offer. You couldn't ask for more friendly and accommodating hosts. We had the opportunity to visit both sites due to rain preventing us from ascending Papa's Peak. While we were able to camp at Papa's Peak, the views and the sounds of nature - think lullabies from Whipporwills and Owls - were so beautiful and comforting. While in Bear Cove, we enjoyed the seclusion and the beauty. Steven and Paulette delivered wood, a picnic table, and a fire ring. We even brought home some fresh eggs from their farm. You can't go wrong camping here.

Hipcamper Kristin
Kristin L.
recommends this listing.
(Bear Cove)
May 3rd, 2022

Beautiful secluded spot! Hosts were incredibly accommodating. I look forward to booking again. As recommended by hosts, make sure you have a vehicle that can traverse the .25 mi route from the hosts' driveway to the campsite. I was in a subcompact SUV with AWD and with caution, did fine.

Hipcamper Jack
Jack I.
recommends this listing.
(Pappas Peak)
October 20th, 2021

Steven was friendly and helpful. The location is 15ish minutes from Pigeon Forge. Would stay again!

Hipcamper Dennis

Solo getaway

Dennis P.
recommends this listing.
(Pappas Peak)
October 18th, 2021

Stephen and Paulette greeted me at the gate and escorted me up to my spot. Wide open spot nice picnic table and fire ring. If private is what you’re looking for this is it ,also it’s very quiet. I had some friends pick me up at the site, as we went to a race at 4:11 speedway. We got back late and Stephen was outside ready to give me a ride to the site, which saved me a lot of walking, thanks Stephen! If I’m in the area again I will surely book Steven and pull it say it again!

Hipcamper Steven and Paulette
Response from Steven and Paulette, the Host, on October 18th, 2021

Thank you very much. Safety, especially after dark( it would have been a pretty good hike back to Bear Cove )and an excellent stay is what we strive for. It was great meeting you and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Hipcamper Scott
Scott C.
recommends this listing.
(Bear Cove)
October 18th, 2021

Panther Creek Hideaway was a great spot! Nice and secluded and quiet. Due to all the rain we had recently, it was nice to have 4 wheel drive getting to the campsite. Something to keep in mind. We did not get to meet Steven & Paulette, but our fellow campers did and they were very welcoming and attentive to any needs that we had. We would definitely check out Panther Creek Hideaway again!

Hipcamper Sean
Sean M.
recommends this listing.
(Bear Cove)
September 27th, 2021

Great giant secluded spot. We were on campsite 1. I was able to get my Ford Taurus up to the camping spot on the property but it’s sketchy at certain points lol. Obviously it’s all good. Had a couple local dogs come visit and became our friends one morning and had breakfast with us. Big white dog and a red hound we named Big Red lol. My only complaint would be the little black dog you have to get through to get into the property. Not friendly at all. Besides that Steven took care of whatever we needed. Had firewood waiting for us when we arrived and delivered more when we ran out. Told us about some amazing local spots that we actually took him up on and wound up forging our own camping knifes. Such a great experience all around and couldn’t ask her a better host. Thank you Steven I will we booking again in the future.

Ps..Bring everything you need when you go up to the camping spot.

Hipcamper Steven and Paulette
Response from Steven and Paulette, the Host, on October 11th, 2021

Thank y'all for the great review. We look forward to seeing you on the next trip. Sorry about bear (big black dog) he's still in training but an essential part of our Family. He protects the chickens and grandbabies. Great thing is he stays at the house and doesn't wonder back to campsites

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Hipcamper Gabby
Gabby V.
recommends this listing.
(Bear Cove)
September 12th, 2021

We had this best time at site 1! It was super secluded and quiet. The location was also perfect--very close to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg. We definitely hope to come back!

Hipcamper Steven and Paulette
Response from Steven and Paulette, the Host, on September 22nd, 2021

Thank you very much for staying with us and we look forward to seeing y'all again🏕🏕🏕

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Hipcamper Joanne
Joanne S.
recommends this listing.
(Bear Cove)
September 2nd, 2021

A great stopover on my way west. Host met me and showed me to the property. Felt safe. Didn't really wander much as I only stayed the night but got a restful sleep.


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