Hipcamp host Bob E.
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The Silo and Barn are non-smoking and pet free.  Due to the structure of the space we cannot accept children under 12 years.   Beyond a campground, The Silo is a unique experience. It boasts three curved staircases.  Four floors lead to a sleeping area that has a 360 degree view with windows that open to the tree tops. Wake up to birds chirping and the smell of mountain air.

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The Silo and Barn are non-smoking and pet free.  Due to the structure of the space we cannot accept children under 12 years.   Beyond a campground, The Silo is a unique experience. It boasts three curved staircases.  Four floors lead to a sleeping area that has a 360 degree view with windows that open to the tree tops. Wake up to birds chirping and the smell of mountain air. There is an indoor shower and a modest kitchen area. Who wants to cook when there is so much to do here! The Silo is very convenient to the Great Smoky Mountains and to a Knoxville ball game. If you choose to bicycle, the road is open to Cades Cove and horse stables. For motorcyclist, the "Tail of the Dragon" is only 20 minutes by way of the Foothills Parkway. Rivers and lakes and hiking trails galore. Come stay with us.

Lodging provided
Cabin
1 site
Up to 4 guests per site
Park at listing
No ADA access
Essentials
Campfires allowed
Toilet available
No pets
Amenities
Potable water available
Kitchen available
Showers available
Picnic table available
Bins available
No wifi
Have a question? Send Bob a message!
  • Check in: After 3PM
  • Check out: Before 11AM
  • Cancellation policy: Moderate
  • On arrival: Go straight to camp
  • Minimum nights: 1 night
  • Accepts bookings: 12 months out
  • Weeknight discount: 20% off

Activities

Offered on the Host's property or nearby.

Biking

Biking trails nearby.

Hiking

20 minutes to Great Smoky Mountains

Horseback riding

Cades Cove Riding Stables

Whitewater paddling

Too many to mention!

Fall Fun

Experience the sites and sounds of our working farm this fall.

Boating
Paddling
Wildlife watching

Terrain

Natural features you'll find at The Silo at Little River Barn in Tennessee.

Forest

Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

Mountainous
River, stream or ...
Farm

The vibe at The Silo at Little River Barn

Places to see near The Silo at Little River Barn

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Hipcamper Miranda + Joshua
Miranda + Joshua M.
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October 4th, 2018

Beyond any expectation we could have even dreamed! One of THE coolest place we've ever been able to step foot into. This place is one of a kind. And to make things even better - you are at the base of the Smoky Mountains. A 15 minute ride into the entrance of the Smokies! Bob, was super friendly upon our arrival. He built this 4 story silo in a year and half - WOW! Local art is throughout the silo to purchase too. We will be back!

Josh stepping out into the fresh mountain air - the entrance. There's even two cots upstairs to put together! So the light can wake you up in the morning - if you wish. Great storage, too. Where the blanket & pillows were stored. Old luggage case!
Hipcamper Nick
Nick M.
recommends this listing.
November 15th, 2018

The silo was the cutest place I've ever stayed! Definitely recommended and would go back in a heartbeat. One of the nights it got pretty cold at night (it was November after all, so not unexpected) and it was pretty chilly in the morning, but nothing unbearable, just something to be aware of. Otherwise it was totally comfortable! Really love the style Bob has going with it!

Hipcamper Bob
Response from Bob, the Host, on November 16th, 2018

Thanks Nick, I'm glad you enjoyed the stay!

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Hipcamper Hailey

The most magical place!

Hailey C.
recommends this listing.
May 13th, 2019

The Silo exceeded all expectations! It was gorgeous, well kept, cozy, unique and overall magical! We wished we could stay more nights. I saw fireflies for the first time looking out the window and was brought straight to tears. We loved every second.

The Silo at Little River BarnThe Silo at Little River BarnThe top floor was my favorite. Great for lounging and enjoying the view 
The bed is so comfy! We slept great!
Hipcamper Bob
Response from Bob, the Host, on July 29th, 2019

Thanks Hailey. I'm glad you enjoied your stay and the fireflies!

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Hipcamper Kelsey

Private, rustic, cozy, & creative

Kelsey C.
recommends this listing.
July 8th, 2019

If you're traveling along the west side of Great Smoky Mountain National Park or if, like us, you've just come out from a long backcountry stint and you're looking for a place to recharge -- look no further! The Silo was luxurious, clean, charming, with dreamlike serenity. I'll probably never see another place like it.

Beautiful, cozy bed on a custom-made Murphy frame.Those stairs, A+Evening's greetings; handmade light sculpture and a painting of the mountains just down the road.Bathroom; admiring the decor.
Hipcamper Kimberly

A little slice of heaven

Kimberly D.
recommends this listing.
July 14th, 2019

The Silo at Little River Barn is AMAZING! My boyfriend and I will definitely be back. We enjoyed the afternoons reading and sipping bourbon on the top level listening to the rain. The bed was extremely comfortable. As an Airbnb host, I give it a definite thumbs up. Extremely romantic setting. Loved it!

Hipcamper Bob
Response from Bob, the Host, on July 29th, 2019

Thank you!

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Hipcamper Jim

Stunning, one-of-a-kind property

Jim F.
recommends this listing.
August 5th, 2019

The pictures don't (and can't) do this place justice. Bob's vision for the property was extraordinary and was matched by his meticulous execution. My kids and I were passing through the area and I was looking for a different and fun place to stay instead of a traditional hotel. This listing perfectly fit the bill. I had no idea, however, how incredible the Silo actually was until seeing it in person. The attention to every detail is amazing. From re-purposing old wood from the adjoining barn, elegant lighting, working air conditioning, a surprisingly comfortable bed, and a coffee station, to the beautiful craftsmanship throughout. This is probably the coolest place I've ever stayed and I certainly hope to return for a longer stay.

Hipcamper Bob
Response from Bob, the Host, on August 5th, 2019

Thank you, Jim. Both you AND your children were delightful!

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Hipcamper Rich

One year anniversary stay

Rich L.
recommends this listing.
September 26th, 2019

Wow is one word I can use to express how amazing this place is. The structure on the inside is very unique. The bed and linens were very nice. They excessed any hotel you would stay at. Love the shower and bathroom set up. Quiet, peaceful atmosphere. Bob was very polite and helpful. Overall great experience. Would recommend to anyone.

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Hipcamper Jeff
Jeff S.
recommends this listing.
September 30th, 2019

Amazing gem! My wife thoroughly enjoyed this peaceful, eclectic, and beautiful silo. We were looking for a location close to the smokies without the crowds and fuzz and this is it! I can not wait to return, unplug, relax, and refocus.

Thanks Bob!

Hipcamper Katrina

Amazing unique stay

Katrina W.
recommends this listing.
November 11th, 2019

My sister and I went on a girls trip to Gatlinburg and had an amazing time! The Silo was absolutely perfect. The barn, silo, and grounds were so adorable. Took a few day trips hiking in the Smokey Mountains and explored the area. We were there in early November and comfortable with all the heaters. Bob even came down and started the fire pit for us! If you're looking for a unique place to stay a few nights you have to stay here.

Nothing better than hanging out by the camp fire eating smores on a chilly fall night
Perfect space to hang out in the evening with familyLoved the outside patio and fire pitAmazing space including the barn
Hipcamper Bob
Response from Bob, the Host, on November 13th, 2019

Thank you Katrina. it was a delight having you guys at the silo. I think the air fryer is a good idea too! You left the place in great shape. Come again sometime. Bob

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Property
The Silo at Little River Barn
State
Tennessee
$150/night
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