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 approximately

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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 approximately 40 minutes.

Campsite area
Bring your own tents, vans, trailers
3 sites
Up to 10 guests per site
Park at listing
No wheelchair access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
Pets allowed
Max size unknown
No hookups
Amenities
Potable water available
Showers available
Bins available
No picnic table
No wifi
Have a question? Send Stephen a message!
  • Check in: After 12PM
  • Check out: Before 12PM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Meet and greet
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 1 month out

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Boating
Fishing

Terrain

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

Forest

The vibe at Rusty Acorn Farm

Places to see near Rusty Acorn Farm

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Hipcamper Jane
Jane C.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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 campenjoying the viewTheir barn in progress: beautiful and big space that will soon be a center piece of the propertyStephen giving us the full tour
Hipcamper Dolly
Dolly V.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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.
(Dispersed site)
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!

Rusty Acorn FarmMornings on the farm The firepit Fresh eggs and the marshmallow stick that Steve cut and carved for us
Hipcamper Megan
Megan U.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
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.
(Dispersed site)
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.

It was a beautiful afternoon on our second day after the thunderstorms past through in the night. Breeze blows through the hills and makes it very comfortable. Can't miss Henry, he likes to hang out and play but also enjoys a good rest in the sun. Made every meal over the fire pit and it was fantastic. From the far hill looking across the towards the front gate, so many nice places to take landscape shots, I wish I could post even more.
Hipcamper Gary H.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
May 28th, 2018
Hipcamper Kevin M.
recommends this listing.
(Dispersed site)
August 22nd, 2017
Property
Rusty Acorn Farm
State
Tennessee
$35/night
3 Sites