Hipcamp host Stephen N.,
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Rusty Acorn Farm, over 30 acres with grand views of the Smokey Mountain National Forest and 5 minutes from a public boat access to the extensive Tellico Lake. 20 acres open fields and 10 acres of woods. We raise pasture poultry on one part of the farm. Probably the best view of any farm in the area of the Smokey Mountains. 13 miles from Vonore. South of Knoxville approx


Rusty Acorn Farm, over 30 acres with grand views of the Smokey Mountain National Forest and 5 minutes from a public boat access to the extensive Tellico Lake. 20 acres open fields and 10 acres of woods. We raise pasture poultry on one part of the farm. Probably the best view of any farm in the area of the Smokey Mountains. 13 miles from Vonore. South of Knoxville approximately 40 minutes.  Well behaved pets are welcome.  

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans and truck campers, trailers
1 site
Up to 16 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
Camping vehicle details
Water hookup available
No electrical hookup
No sewage hookup
No TV hookup
Generators not allowed
Pull-through site
Max length 30ft
Accommodates slideouts
Surface type: grass or field
Surface levelness: flat
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • Check in: After 1PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out

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Natural features you'll find at Rusty Acorn Farm in Tennessee.


We raise free range chickens and a variety of market vegetables.


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Hipcamper Jane
Jane C.
recommends this listing.
November 12th, 2017

Ruth and Stephen have a stunning piece of property in Eastern Tennessee. Surrounded by farmland and mountains, there is nothing but beautiful vistas in every direction. They are doing an incredible job building a nice little homestead with a cabin, barn, chickens, and gardens all coming up nicely. Their spot is great for HipCampers and has several beautiful places to set up camp. A fire pit sits atop a nice knoll with views into Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and a camp shower and very clean outhouse have been built nearby. Our hosts were welcoming and even gave us some fresh eggs before sending us on our way. We can’t recommend Rusty Acorn enough!

finishing setting up campTheir barn in progress: beautiful and big space that will soon be a center piece of the propertyenjoying the viewStephen giving us the full tour
Hipcamper Dolly
Dolly V.
recommends this listing.
August 23rd, 2017

We loved this campsite! Gorgeous view, great location near the park. The facilities are well maintained and our hosts went out of their way (showed us around the farm and gave us our privacy) to make sure our stay was memorable. The kids can't wait to go back and stay longer!

Hipcamper Hannah
Hannah H.
recommends this listing.
June 4th, 2018

If you ever get the chance to visit Rusty Acorn Farm, DO IT! Not only is the view breath taking, but your hosts, Steve and Ruth, are most definitely the most interesting people in Tennessee. When we arrived we were greeted by Steve who gave us a grand tour of the property and let us meet all the animals. We were able to pick any spot to camp so if there are multiple campers you will still have complete privacy. Plus, everything that Steve has built for the campers is amazing! They were able to make an outhouse and outdoor shower seem cozy and clean! We had the firepit all to ourselves and it kept us warm as we stargazed (you can see thousands from here!) and roasted marshmallows. To finish off our trip Ruth cooked us the best homemade breakfast I have ever had and hung out with us while we played with the dogs and ate our food. We recommend this site 110% and are already planning a trip back in the fall!

Foggy sunset on the hillHenry, the world’s friendliest dog, on the porchThe amazing breakfast Ruth cooked for usMaya and daisy
Hipcamper Megan
Megan U.
recommends this listing.
October 25th, 2018

My husband and I had a fantastic experience at Rusty Acorn Farm. When we arrived there was already a fire going with plenty of firewood to get us through a fairly cold night. Once we got settled, Stephen came by with his sweet dog Henry to bring us some eggs (which we enjoyed for breakfast in the morning). The campsite was clean, private, and had a fantastic view. We would definitely recommend.

Hipcamper Steven

Best hipcamp spot i've been to!

Steven G.
recommends this listing.
March 19th, 2019

If the previous reviews seem too good to be true, the truth is they're probably still under selling it. It's not difficult to find coming from I-75 or from 411 and is very close to the Smokie's as well as Ft. Loudon State Park. This is an absolutely fantastic place to stay. Stephen and Ruth are wonderful and incredibly accommodating, they raise free range chickens so they offered us eggs which we made over the fire pit and they were remarkable. The camping space is fantastic because it sits on a hill with great views, and the outhouse is a nice touch as well. Stephen and Ruth offered for us to ask for anything we might need at any time, even to call if they were't home, it was truly a wonderful experience. I cannot leave a review without mentioning Henry, their dog who is the friendliest dog I've ever met, and I hope every guest gets to show him some love because he certainly gives it back like a dog you've known for years. Cannot recommend this place enough for any person/group who wants a nice getaway place with pleasant views and wonderful people, and I hope to go back sometime in the future.

The campsite setup, everything you might need for a fire and a good place to make meals. The outhouse, looking the other direction from the fire pit spot. This is where they keep the chickens, over a hill past the barn. Looking back down the driveway from Stephen and Ruth's house.
Hipcamper Kimberly

Idyllic setting with great hosts

Kimberly T.
recommends this listing.
May 26th, 2019

We loved our night at the Rusty Acorn. The camping area had beautiful vistas and was very spacious. Stephen was a wonderful host with just the right amount of interaction. He went above and beyond in making aure we had what we needed and we really appreciated the eggs that he gave ua. Highly recommend!

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Maia A.
recommends this listing.
June 17th, 2019

Amazing camping experience, could not have been better. Beautiful location with an extremely kind and generous host. Thank you Stephen! I hope to come back some time.

Hipcamper austin

Great hosts, glad we stayed

Austin R.
recommends this listing.
June 26th, 2019

Just as billed. Host was very gracious, gave us tour upon arrival to include gathering fresh efgs and even garden veggies. The camp spot is on a level spot atop a small hill. They have rigged a sink with running water and an outhouse.

It had been raining prior to our arrival, yet Steve has gone out ahead of time and lit a fire in the iron ring, and had covered it with a metal lid so we had an existing fire on our arrival which was so nice and appreciated.

The ONLY down side was the roosters...which started their conversation around 3 or 4 am and tried to put so each other...bring ear plugs!

Overall very glad we stayed there. Me, 14 hr old daughter, 7 yr old son, and dog.

Hipcamper Katy
Katy O.
recommends this listing.
September 12th, 2019

Great location, hospitality, and a great way to escape the city. Recommended and hope to come back soon.


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