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! Meet our marmoset Monkey, Daisy Mae. Behind our house, just a hill climb away, there's a beautiful man made lake. It's very deep so be careful if u venture back. Google map it!

Lodging provided
Van/Bus
4 sites
Up to 5 guests per site
Up to 2 vehicles
Wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Wifi available
Bins available
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

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing
Paddling
Climbing
Swimming

Terrain

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

Mountainous
Field

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Hipcamper Caleigh

Camping with foxes

Caleigh B.
recommends this listing.
(The Beavers Dam $25)
August 8th, 2022

Super friendly hosts and cute fox visitors! We loved the pool:)

Hipcamper Brianna
Brianna B.
recommends this listing.
(The Beavers Dam $25)
August 7th, 2022

The ponderosa is perhaps the best hipcamp I’ve stayed at. The property is beautiful and the hosts just overflowed with generosity. There is a calmness and peace about this place that cannot be described. I highly recommend.

Hipcamper Randa

Great place!

Randa M.
recommends this listing.
(The Beavers Dam $25)
July 14th, 2022

Wonderful stay! shade trees, grass, pool!!!! Host went over and beyond providing pool towels and coffee and biscuits!!! The mokey was adorable !!!!

Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on July 17th, 2022

Thanks Randa!! We love sharing are little part of the world. My husband loves people and sometimes my monkey does. Lol. Wish I could've met y'all but glad u had a good stay!! Jan

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Hipcamper Luke
Luke S.
recommends this listing.
(The Beavers Dam $25)
July 7th, 2022

The hosts could not be nicer, the pool is fantastic, the sites are beautiful, there are fruit trees and horses and wildlife and it is very close to the downtown. 100% would recommend, 5 stars.

Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on July 9th, 2022

Luke it was a treat to have you and your beautiful daughters! Thanks for the great review and we hope to see y'all again!

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Hipcamper Jennifer

A true home away from home

Jennifer A.
recommends this listing.
(The Fox Run $25)
July 5th, 2022

I loved Ponderosa it was amazing and host were beyond generous with their time, knowledge and resources. The pool felt cool and perfectly balanced on chemicals. No stinging eyes or fading out of my new swimsuit. The Hot tub was available as well to guest. Since the showers were quiet ready they offered to let me shower inside their home. Which I thought was very generous but declined because I have friends locally I could shower at. I took a 10x10 pop up as well as my car for camping. Their sites were easy to pull in and out of, and the perfect place after a long day of sight seeing. Would I recommend them to a friend, of course haven't stopped singing the praises of their location on social media. And plan on returning the next time I am in the area.

Beautiful well cared for horses to enjoy and spoilThe pool areaWhere the showers and bathroom were located from my campsite.Molly, my canine companion and our campsite, We sleep in my car and use the pop up and small attached tent to store our stuff while sight seeing.
Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on July 6th, 2022

Jennifer, thanks for the great review. We enjoyed you and Molly and look forward to seeing y'all again soon!

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Hipcamper Hannah

Laidback camping!

Hannah H.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
June 19th, 2022

Jans camp spot was great, Jan was great at communicating prior to my stay and made sure I had all the information I needed. Jans husband greeted me when I arrived and ensured I had everything I needed and more! The camp spot itself was lovely in a paddock behind their house with ample shade, and a fire pit and wood were provided. There was a toilet next to the swimming pool to use which was great (although no sink currently, but I think that’s on the way). The swimming pool could be used when it wasn’t rented by other guests (Jan rents it out for parties over the weekend) and I really enjoyed early morning and evening swimming! The fireflies in the evening were wonderful to watch around the campfire, and I even saw a fox trot through the paddock. All in all I had a great two night stay! As far as things to do in the area, I would highly recommend a meal at The top of the rock restaurant if you stay here. Also visit the Lodge factory shop and look into Chattanooga guided Kayak tour of the Bats flying out of a cave on Nickajack lake.

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Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on June 24th, 2022

Hannah, thanks so much for the great review and you are right a shower and a sink is coming with men and women's bathrooms. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay and hope that you will return one day after all of our amenities are up and running. Jan

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Hipcamper Ana

Had a great time

Ana J.
recommends this listing.
(Site 8)
June 18th, 2022

Spacious camp sites, firewood was provided, the pool was clean, the new outdoor bathroom was clean and convenient. Very hospitable environment!

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Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on June 22nd, 2022

Thanks Ana! I wish I could've met you but I'm so glad it went well. Soon our showers will be finished and I know that will be a blessing to our campers. Thanks for choosing us!!

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Hipcamper Steven
Steven S.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
May 26th, 2022

Very nice place, nice people, and very nice horses

Hipcamper Derek
Derek E.
recommends this listing.
(Site 10)
May 8th, 2022

What an amazing group of people. I loved meeting them, I loved their property and their camping options. They’re doing amazing setting up the amenities and adding bathrooms etc. will definitely stay with them again when I’m in town. Thank you all for your hospitality.

Hipcamper Jan
Response from Jan , the Host, on May 11th, 2022

We're so glad you chose to stay with us! I loved the tent setup and I'm glad you enjoyed your stay. Yes! We have property improvements well on the way and will soon have a bathroom and shower for our pool reservations and hip campers! Thanks for your kind words and would love for you to visit again soon. Jan

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Property
The Ponderosa
State
Tennessee
Country
United States
$25/night
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