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 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.

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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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Hipcamper Adam
Adam S.
recommends this listing.
(Dogwood )
May 30th, 2022

Second stay at Dogwood and had another wonderful experience. Quiet, peaceful, and comfortable. Recommend checking out Docs 321 Cafe in Cobsy. Good food, funky local spot.

Hipcamper Caroline

Girls trip fun!

Caroline J.
recommends this listing.
(Bambie )
May 21st, 2022

I loved this cabin! It was the perfect level of "primitive"--we still felt like we were camping but felt safer and more comfortable sleeping in the cabin at night. My friends and I were worried about being 3 young women traveling alone, but Rhonda was a great host and made us feel super comfortable!

Hipcamper Cavell
Cavell B.
recommends this listing.
(Dogwood )
May 20th, 2022

Nice quiet cabin in the woods. Wish we had time to stay longer!

Hipcamper Heather
Heather J.
recommends this listing.
(Bambie )
May 15th, 2022

This place was magical. We felt incredibly remote while still being close to modern amenities and wonderful hiking areas. The roads were a little intimidating for us Floridians but after the first drive in, it was easier. The cabin (Bambie) itself was dry and kept us cozy and not too hot and not too cold. The bathroom is a walkable distance but driving it or bringing a bike would be the most ideal. They had awesome firewood on site and there was a picnic table on site also. The host gave us specific driving directions and make sure you follow them! The roads out there are um interesting lol. Overall a great place and a great location. Make sure you bring plenty of indoor and outdoor lighting as there isn't even solar lights here or anything. We brought our own fairy lights and that made the inside very comfortable.

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Hipcamper Emma

10/10 would recommend!

Emma W.
recommends this listing.
(Bambie )
May 1st, 2022

Great spot all around! Beautiful grounds, clean structures, and private camping experience. My husband and I stayed in the Bambi cabin for three nights. The cabin was great and the most secluded as it is farther back from the main drive. Rhonda and her husband were great hosts.

Hipcamper Jason

No glamping here and we loved it!

Jason B.
recommends this listing.
(Sunflower )
April 17th, 2022

5+++++ Stars. We absolutely loved our mini vacation. No electricity. No running water (at the site). It's a true get back to nature primitive campground. Rhonda and her "staff" were very welcoming and polite. We will be back...... again and again!!!

Awards

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