Hipcamp host Rhonda R.,
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Small off grid campground away from the noise and bustle of bigger campgrounds. Seclusion and privacy at all cabins. Cabins are primitive with no power or plumbing. Cabins have full or queen bed with 1 set of bunk beds in 2 of the cabins, table and chairs. Fire pit. Charcoal grills and picnic tables outside for cooking and eating. Bathhouse on site with thermal shower and rea
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Small off grid campground away from the noise and bustle of bigger campgrounds. Seclusion and privacy at all cabins. Cabins are primitive with no power or plumbing. Cabins have full or queen bed with 1 set of bunk beds in 2 of the cabins, table and chairs. Fire pit. Charcoal grills and picnic tables outside for cooking and eating. Bathhouse on site with thermal shower and real toilet. You will need your camping items such as sleeping bags, lanterns, and cooking items etc.
Lodging provided
Tents
4 sites
Up to 6 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No potable water
No kitchen
No wifi
Have a question? Send Rhonda a message!
  • Check in: After 2PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Flexible
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Response time: Within 6 hours
  • Response rate: 100%

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Hiking

Just 45 minutes from the Sugarland entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. 15 minutes from other hiking trails wi...Read more

Horseback riding

There are 2 Horseback riding stables in Gatlinburg just a short 35 minute drive away

Swimming

Just a short drive and hike from swimming in the Pigeon River

Whitewater paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at Primitive Cabin in Tennessee.

River, stream, or creek

Just 10 minutes from the Big Pigeon River

Forest
Mountainous

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Hipcamper Oscar
Oscar P.
recommends this listing.
(Bambie )
September 14th, 2022

As the title indicates this is a primitive cabin; come equipped! But if not do not fret as Rhonda is very happy to rent you a lot of material (at a very reasonable price) and is a very helpful host; she gave us very detailed instructions on how to get there and recommended a bunch of fun trails and activities to do in the area. The cabin was quite clean and welcoming, and the fire pits outside perfect for grilling food. Overall we had a magnificent stay!

Hipcamper Noah
Noah T.
recommends this listing.
(Momma Bear)
September 6th, 2022

The cabins were private and kept us dry when it stormed outside!

Hipcamper Anna
Anna B.
recommends this listing.
(Sunflower )
July 28th, 2022

This was a great primitive cabin stay! We stayed in the sunflower cabin which was bigger than we expected and kept us nice and dry when it rained. One thing I wish I would have known before going is you do have to drive a one way gravel road with some uphill to get to the campground which was slightly intimidating, but Rhonda was so nice and made everything a breeze! Overall, it was a great stay and I would definitely recommend!

Hipcamper Antonina

Cozy secluded cabin

Antonina N.
recommends this listing.
(Bambie )
July 10th, 2022

We were looking for a roof over our heads to protect us from the rain. Very secluded and primitive, just the way we like it! There are multiple campsites but you will probably not see the other campers. Rhonda is super helpful and thoughtful. She came to check on us and was very communicative and friendly. Make sure to bring lanterns or some string lights, inside the cabin gets pretty dark pretty fast. Great excuse to get some sleep though! All you really need is a comfy pillow and some of your favorite people! 😁

Hipcamper Laura
Laura D.
recommends this listing.
(Dogwood )
July 4th, 2022

This is a beautiful spot for a quiet weekend! Close enough to enjoy area attractions while offering a remote opportunity. Rhonda is a great host!

Hipcamper Kyle
Kyle B.
recommends this listing.
(Sunflower )
July 4th, 2022

Rhonda was an excellent host! She was kind and helpful. Her cabin and facilities were exactly as described. We very much enjoyed our time spent in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and surrounding areas. We wish we could've stayed longer!

Hipcamper jennifer
Jennifer B.
recommends this listing.
(Dogwood )
June 12th, 2022

Wonderful! Exclusive quiet, get away

Hipcamper Edyta
Edyta F.
recommends this listing.
(Momma Bear)
June 9th, 2022

I had a lovely time at the cabin. Check-in was quick and there are sleeping bags, lanterns, pillows, sheets, firewood and a couple other things available for purchase/ rent at the check-in building.
I wish the cabins were better marked and the signage/ directions were better all around on the site was the only frustration.

Keep in mind that there is no electricity, at all, in the cabins, but there is a washroom area on the site that everyone shares. There is running water there for sinks, showers and toilets, but no hot water. Soap and toilet paper is provided.

The is a fire pit and a bench outside. Inside the cabin there is a table and bed with a mattress (no covers or pillow so bring your own). The bed was quite comfortable. You will have a lovely time here.

Primitive Cabin
Hipcamper C
C P.
recommends this listing.
(Momma Bear)
June 4th, 2022

This was my second visit to Shoestring Campground. If you're looking for a camping experience without having to set up camp, this is the place. Sturdy shelter, real beds, secluded, clean, and so peaceful. My grandkids came to stay for one night and they had a blast discovering honeysuckle, snails, bugs that you only see in the mountains, and playing in the dirt. If you aren't familiar with camping and can't handle the occasional insect, this isn't your place. But if you love nature and love to camp, you've found your spot.

Hipcamper Rhonda
Response from Rhonda, the Host, on June 8th, 2022

Thank you so much for your review! Looking forward to your next stay with us.

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Awards

Best of 2022 Tennessee
Finalist
Property
Shoestring Creek Campground
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$45/night
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