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Adventuring: 6 Amazing Places to Stay Together

Don’t let your kids think for one nanosecond that life is a ho-hum experience — give them reasons otherwise!

Looking for a getaway off the beaten path that includes a bit of glamping and a whole lot of adventure? These six amazing places to stay will satisfy your kids’ urge for excitement and wanderlust.


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Forest Gully

Forest Gully Farms
601 Fly Hollow Road
Santa Fe, TN 38482
Stay in a “Gully Hut” on a farm designed for sustainable living. The farm has three huts and when you book, you get all three. Book on Air BNB, but if you’re just curious, make an appointment to visit first.




Terra Lodge

Terra Lodge includes several different tree houses approximately one- a-half-hours away in Monteagle.

1925 Trussell Road
Monteagle, TN 37356
Choose from numerous family- and pet-friendly treehouses in Monteagle that sleep up to four. A two night minimum is required. Newly updated.





Under Canvas

Under Canvas – Smoky Mountains has you plopping down under a blanket of stars.

Under Canvas – Smoky Mountains
1015 Laurel Lick Road
Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
Luxury tents and complimentary activities. Under Canvas tents sleep up to three, but they can accommodate kids with cots or even a pack ‘n play should you need (subject to availability).


North Carolina

Asheville Glamping

Asheville Glamping has a wide variety of rental accommodations including yurts.


Asheville Glamping
Blue Ridge Mountains
Asheville, NC 28806

Asheville Glamping manages three locations not open to through traffic. Choose from yurts, tee-pees or domes. Requires a minimum stay of two nights; three nights for larger spaces. Dome #3 sleeps up to eight and has a loft with stairs — or a 9-foot slide for returning to the ground.



Canopy Crew

Canopy Crew in Kentucky has several different cabins in the trees to rent.

Canopy Crew
Red River Gorge, Kentucky

Tree houses or domes to book, all uniquely designed and with electricity and running water. See the houses on the site. 



Treehouse Adventures
3400 Bridgeville Road
Brooksville, KY 41004
A husband and wife team’s dream became a reality in 2007. Now they have treehouses (and tree climbing) and more on 200 acres in Kentucky. Book from the site. 



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Susan Swindell Day

Susan Day is the editor in chief for this award-winning publication and all-things Nashville Parent digital creative. She's also an Equity actress, screenwriter and a mom of four amazing kids.