Roamstead Review: Unwind in the Best Cabins and Campground in the Great Smoky Mountains
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Before we set out for our open ended overlanding adventure internationally, we wanted to get away for a few days in our home state of Tennessee, specifically at Roamstead. While there are an endless number of incredible spots around the world, there's truly no place like home. The mountains of East Tennessee hold a special place in our heart and we always find ourselves returning to these rolling hills time and again.
Roamstead instantly stood out to us because of its focus on making a camping experience less rustic and more refined while still allowing guests to stay close to nature and enjoy all that comes with camping in Tennessee.
Roamstead is more than camping though, and when it came time to book our spot at Roamstead unfortunately our truck camper was in the shop getting a few last minute adjustments before our trip so we opted to stay in one of Roamsteads incredible and unique cabins.
Our experience at Roamstead was wonderful and we're sharing all the must-know information plus lots of photos of Roamstead so you can get a good idea of what to expect during your stay and to get you excited for your own trip to this Tennessee gem!
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Roamstead isn't your run-of-the-mill, cookie-cutter resort. It's a beautifully designed and maintained, one-of-a-kind, campground and cabin retreat that's all about embracing the great outdoors without leaving behind the creature comforts of home. Think of it as camping, but upgraded – glamping, if you will (and no eye-rolling, please, we know it's a trendy word). Nestled in an idyllic spot where the fireflies are your evening's twinkle lights and the mountains your morning wake-up call, Roamstead is a place where Wi-Fi is strong but the urge to unplug is stronger. It's the passion project of two wanderlust-filled souls who believe travel should be both comfortable and close to nature.
Nestled smack dab against the breathtaking backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Roamstead is your cozy home base for a foray into the wild. Just a hop, skip, and a jump away (we're talking a mere 20 minute drive) from the kitschy charm of Gatlinburg, Roamstead's little slice of Tennessee is a stone's throw from the North Carolina border. Whether you're here for a little R&R or chase some waterfalls (TLC's advice notwithstanding), Roamstead is smack in the middle of that sweet, sweet mountain magic.
Gatlinburg, TN to Roamstead: 15 mi | 22 min | Google Maps
Knoxville, TN to Roamstead: 65 mi | 1 hr 4 min | Google Maps
Asheville, TN to Roamstead: 65 mi | 1 hr 26 min | Google Maps
Chattanooga, TN to Roamstead: 176 mi | 2 hr 42 min | Google Maps
Nashville, TN to Roamstead: 244 mi | 3 hr 45 min | Google Maps
What to expect at Roamstead
Prepare to fall head-over-hiking-boots in love with Roamstead and its chorus of crickets serenading you to sleep. Here, the air is as fresh and time seems to move a little slower. From the moment you awake in your comfy bed—whether you choose to camp in a tent or RV or stay in one of the comfy cabin or yurt accommodations—you're in for a treat. Lace-up those boots and hit one of the many trails that runs through this region of the Appalachian Mountains, or grab a book and hit the hammocks or the pool for a lazy day of R&R. And when the sun dips and the stars come out to play, gather around the communal fire pit or fireplace to warm yourself and maybe a few marshmallows, too. Just remember, this is the kind of place where memories stick to your soul like campfire smoke to your favorite fleece.
Basic information and logistics about accommodation
Address: 4946 Hooper Hwy, Cosby, TN 37722 | Google Maps
Check-in/check-out: Cabins and yurts -4:00 PM check-in, 10:00 AM check-out, Tent and RV campsites - 2:00 PM check-in, 12:00 pm checkout
Breakfast: Paid breakfast available in the main lodge
Pool: Yes, saltwater outdoor pool
Handicap accessible: No fully handicap accessible accommodation options
Kid friendly: Yes
Dog friendly: Yes
Smoking: Only in RV and tent campsites
Room service: No
Fitness center: No
Business center: No
Free wifi: Yes
Free parking: Yes
Amenities available at Roamstead
Alright, let's chat about what you can expect when it comes to kicking back at Roamstead. From outdoor movies to a morning latte in front of a wood burning stove, Roamstead is loaded with amenities to make you feel right at home and keep you entertained during your entire camping trip.
Café and bar
Mornings at Roamstead begin in the café nestled in the main lodge. Plan your day’s adventures over a cup of coffee or wake up slowly with a latte over a game of checkers like we did. Throughout the day the baristas are behind the bar crafting perfect espresso drinks that pack enough punch to energize even the laziest hammock-dwellers among us. And when the afternoon rolls into evening, cheers to a day well-spent with our selection of cocktails, local beer, and wine. Feeling peckish as twilight blankets the sky? The café spins serves up delicious pizzas – crunchy, cheesy, and just the ticket to fuel those late-night campfire stories.
Lodge lounge & workspace
The lodge lounge at Roamstead is akin to that cozy, eclectic living room you always see in those quirky home magazines—you know, the ones that make you wonder if people like that exist in real life. Well, they do, and they're at Roamstead, curled up in an overstuffed chair, feet on the coffee table, nose buried in a page-turner. Right next to the café and bar, it's an open invitation to sink into a plush sofa with a steaming mug of coffee or post up with your laptop and make all your office-bound friends green with envy as you answer emails with a backdrop of rustic charm. It's the perfect spot to snag that elusive mix of focus and comfort, where Wi-Fi allows for productivity if that's what you're looking for, or the couches lure you in with their comfort and promises of relaxation.
Whether you're in need of another layer to combat the mountain chill or a page-turning read to keep you company by the campfire, Roamstead's gift shop has you covered. The charming little shop sells high quality and well designed Roamstead apparel to remind you of your fun trip, along with books, snacks, and a collection of thoughtfully curated items that reflect the charm of the Great Smoky Mountains and the unique experience of staying at Roamstead. Forget something at home? Roamstead's gift shop also sells a few RV items that are often forgotten at home.
Pro tip: If the shop doesn't sell what you're looking for, no worries, there's a Dollar General just a few feet down the street that will have most of the other essentials you might have forgotten.
Now let's talk about the bathhouses at Roamstead, folks—because let's face it, nobody likes to trek through nature only to come back to a dingy shower stall with coin operated showers that don't even feature hot water. We've all had that "eek" moment in less-than-stellar campground showers, am I right? Oftentimes campground showers are so gross that I either opt to go to bed dirty or feel dirtier when I get out of the shower because it's pretty clear the showers only get a bi-annual cleaning. At Roamstead, however, the bathhouses are something to write home about. The bathhouse features beautifully tiled showers with shiny faucets and fixtures. Each stall is so decked out with shampoo, conditioner, and body wash, room to hang your towel and clothes, and a changing area complete with a wooden shower mat. When you’re done singing in the shower (we know you do), you'll find mirrors and plenty of counter space to get ready for bed or another day of adventure in comfort.
Outdoor fireplace and fire pits
As the sun takes a bow and the evening tiptoes in, Roamstead's outdoor fireplace becomes the heart of the great outdoors—your new living room under the stars, if you will. Whether you're a s'mores aficionado or just there for the warmth and banter, those fire pits are like social glue, bringing together kindred spirits and toasty toes. It's where stories are told, laughs are shared, and where you can't help but think, "Life is good." Fire up a conversation or simply roast a marshmallow (or two)—because let's face it, one is never enough—this is what relaxation at Roamstead is all about.
And hey, let’s not forget about the little adventurers—Roamstead has got the kiddos covered too! Located in the center of the campground, convenient for all campsites and cabins is a playground that’s perfect for the younger visitors to stretch their legs and run around to their hearts content. It's the perfect spot for the young'uns to burn off that s'more-fueled energy while you kick back with a watchful eye, knowing they're safe and sound.
Tucked away in the same building as those luxe bathhouses, Roamstead offers a laundry room that's open 24/7. This laundry haven comes equipped with washers and dryers that'll treat your clothes to a spin cycle any hour of the day. Best part? No need to hoard quarters because these machines are high-tech and happy to accept both your shiny coins and trusty credit cards. Staying at accommodations that offer laundry facilities is our key to packing light. When we are able to wash while traveling we can pack less!
Outdoor dishwashing station and food storage
At Roamstead, they've got the outdoor dish cleaning stations situation under control. When it's time to roll up your sleeves after a campfire feast, you'll find the dish cleaning stations are fully stocked with soap, both hot and cold water for that just-right temperature, and a supply of fresh sponges (because nobody wants to use a sponge that's seen more plates than a buffet).
Now, let's talk about bears. Since we're sharing the woods with these furry giants, every tent camper gets access to the food storage locker. It's sturdy, secure, and saves your snacks from becoming Yogi's midnight feast. Securing your food is essential to keeping bears out of camp. Remember, a clean campsite is a bear-free campsite!
Nothing screams summer like the sound of water splashing and kids (or kids at heart) giggling as they cannonball into a pool. Roamstead boasts an on-site, saltwater swimming pool that's more than just a place to cool off. Open during the sultry stretch from May to September, this is the perfect place to cool off after a long hike or to lounge by with a good book if you're hoping to catch a few rays. Don't forget your sunscreen because that Tennessee sun can be brutal.
Wifi and cell-service
Wi-fi is available throughout the Roamstead property as is cell coverage for most providers. We have Google Fi (which uses T-Mobile towers) and we had surprisingly strong coverage while camping! While wi-fi extends throughout the property, keep in mind that the property is very wooded which can limit the strength of the signal in a few places. When in a pinch, the loft in the main lodge offers the quickest internet speeds.
Roamstead offers a rotating schedule of entertainment for visitors of all ages. From live music to movies shown via a projector outside in the common areas, Roamstead does a wonderful job ensuring that there is always something for guests to do. These events are free of charge and are always family friendly so even the youngest guests feel welcome and a part. If you're curious what events are taking place during your visit, you can visit the Roamstead website or give them a call.
Arriving at Roamstead and the check-in process
Rolling up to Roamstead, you can't miss the main lodge – it’s the first thing you’ll see, proudly sporting the Roamstead logo on the front. The friendly staff at the lodge’s front desk make checking in is easy, quick, and straightforward. If you're cozying up in one of our cabins or yurts, you’ll snag a keycard, just like at a hotel. All guests are given a map of the property to make navigating to simplify navigating to your accommodation.
Check-in time for RVs and tents: 2:00 PM
Check-in time for cabins and yurts: 4:00 PM
Checkout time for RVs and tents: 12:00 PM
Checkout time for cabins and yurts: 10:00 AM
Different accommodation options at Roamstead
One thing that makes Roamstead truly unique is its variety of accommodation options on site. From hotel like lodge rooms to RV and tent campsites, a one-of-a-kind cabin built in the 1860s, and even yurts, Roamstead is guaranteed to have an accommodation option that fits your wants and needs.
Note: There currently is not a fully handicap accessible option at Roamstead. This is something they are looking to add in the future though. For more information regarding the handicap accessibility at Roamstead, you can read more about it in in our F.A.Q. section here.
We've camped at a lot of campgrounds in the USA, Canada, and even Iceland. When I saw that Roamstead is one of the nicest campgrounds we've ever stayed at, we're not exaggerating. Previously the destination of nicest campground (in our opinion) was Disney's Fort Wilderness Campground in Florida. We still love that campground and think it is one of the best, Roamstead offers something completely different. It'a boutique campground that has been finely tuned, thoughtfully designed, and meticulously maintained to make the camping experience not just enjoyable but a truly special experience. Roamstead is by far the best campground in the Smoky Mountains!
RV full hookup sites
The RV camp spots at Roamstead at wide, level, and completely gravel (yay for no dirt or sand getting into the camper!). RV campsites come in two different varieties: full hookups (water, electric, and sewer), or just electric and water. The electric at all full hookup sites is 20/30/50 amps so all campers will have enough to power all that they wish to run while camping. Each campsite is pet friendly and comes with a fire ring and picnic table.
The largest RV campsite available is a pull-through site that fits campers up to 45 feet long.
The RV full hookup sites are pet friendly without a fee and each site is allowed up to three pets each.
RV water/electric hookup sites
For guests who do not require full hookups, partial hookup sites are available for a lesser fee. The electric at these sites is 20/30 amps and there is new sewer hookup. There is a dump station on property so you can still empty your black water tanks during your stay or when leaving the campground.
The largest water/electric only hook up site is a back in site that can accommodate campers up to 28 feet long. Guests who wish to run lots of appliances and/or have a larger RV should book a full hookup campsite.
The RV water/electric hookup only sites are pet friendly without a fee and each site is allowed up to three pets each.
In my opinion, the tent camping spots at Roamstead are the absolute best spots on site! Unfortunately, many campgrounds shove tents in a small dingy corner of the campground far removed from everything, or they're smack in the middle of the campground in a field that feels exposed and lacks all privacy. However, at Roamstead the tent camping experience is completely different!
Each tent campsite includes a privacy fence on three sides, a picnic table, standard three prong electric outlet for charging basic electronics, a fire ring, and each site is also creekside. There are toilets and a dish washing sink directly next to the tent campsites and each tent campsite has access to the spa like bathhouse on property located a short two minute walk away.
There are only six tent sites available at Roamstead so be sure to book in advance if you want to snag one of these perfect tent sites! Do note that these sites only allow up to two pets per site and pets should never be left unattended at the tent sites.
Rooms in the main lodge
For guests who are looking for simplicity but also want to be close to all that Roamstead has to offer, the hotel like rooms in the main lodge are just for you!
There are three rooms in the lodge, all of which are located on the second floor. Each room features a couch sitting area, a queen size bed, full bathroom, balcony with sitting area, and an in-room mini fridge. The lodge is where the café, bar, community room, and gift shop are located make everything right outside your door. The pool, outdoor fireplace, and fire ring with Adirondack chairs are also located right next to the main lodge. From the room's balcony guests can enjoy the atmosphere of Roamstead and can feel a part of the action from their balcony even if they'd rather enjoy it from a far while enjoying a bit of alone time.
Note: The lodge rooms do mean carrying your suitcases up a flight of stairs (no elevator is available) so be sure you're up for that before booking one of these rooms.
Roamstead offers a few different cabin options for visitors to choose from. Below we breakdown the differences in the various cabin options to help you choose which one would best fit your wants and needs.
The Pine Cabins are the smallest cabins available to rent at Roamstead and comfortably sleep 2-3 people. These are the perfect size for a couple who are looking for a quaint getaway in nature. Each cabin features a full bathroom, heating and air conditioning, wi-fi, kitchenette (including mini fridge and electric stovetop), queen size bed, living room sitting area perfect for relaxing (including a sofa that converts to a bed), plus a front porch with seating that overlooks the creek running through the property.
There are five pine cabins Roamstead, three of which are pet friendly.
The Oak Cabins are very similar to the Pine Cabins, but feature two bedrooms instead of one. The Oak Cabins comfortably sleep 4 people with the one queen bed bedroom and one bedroom with two twin beds. The Oak Cabins come equipped withe same amenities as the Pine Cabins including a full bathroom, heating and air conditioning, wi-fi, kitchenette (including mini fridge and electric stovetop), living room perfect for relaxing, plus a front porch with seating that overlooks the creek running through the property.
There are four Oak Cabins at Roamstead, three of which are pet friendly.
Roamstead's Maple Cabins are two story cabins that comfortably sleep four people. While these cabins sleep the same number of people as the Oak Cabins, they feel a bit larger since they include a loft making the living area feel larger with a two story ceiling. All Maple Cabins feature one queen size bed (downstairs) and two twin beds (in the loft). The full bathroom is on the main floor as is the kitchenette that features a mini fridge and electric cooktop. Each Maple Cabin features heating and air conditioning, wi-fi, living room, and a front porch with seating perfect for enjoying the beautiful Tennessee outdoors.
There are five Maple Cabins at Roamstead, four of which are pet friendly.
The Spruce Cabins look almost identical to the Maple Cabins but the orientation of the cabins are a bit different. The Spruce Cabins comfortably sleeps two people vs. the four people the Maple Cabins sleep. The Spruce Cabins feature one queen bed in the loft area. The full bathroom, living room sitting area, kitchenette (featuring a mini fridge and electric stovetop), and two person dining table are all downstairs. The Spruce Cabins feature outdoor porches with seating perfect for a slow morning sipping coffee while listening to the creek flow through the campground.
The Hemlock Cabin is the largest and most unique cabin available on property and we were lucky enough to get to call this cabin home while we were visiting Roamstead. There is only one Hemlock Cabin available and it's truly a one-of-a-kind since it was built in the 1860s! This cabin comfortably sleeps 6-7 people making it perfect for families or small groups. The Hemlock features one queen bed bedroom with a full bathroom upstairs in the cabin. Downstairs there is a bedroom with two sets of twin bunkbeds that sleep four people total. There is another full bathroom downstairs that connects to the bedroom and kitchen. The living room in the cabin is comfortable and comes with puzzles and a couple of games, perfect for a cozy night in. The Hemlock Cabin comes with a full kitchen featuring a full size fridge, oven and stove, kitchen sink, and all the pots, pans, and utensils you'll need for cooking for your group while at Roamstead. The kitchen also features a table with seating enough for six.
My absolute favorite part of the cabin is the screened in porch that overlooks the creek. Lounge on the outdoor patio and listen to the creek without the pesky Tennessee mosquitoes finding you. The Hemlock is a truly unique cabin for those who love history and unique accommodations!
The Hemlock Cabin is pet friendly so feel free to bring up to two dogs with you on your great vacation to the Smoky Mountains!
Note: Due to the age of the cabin floors are uneven, ceilings are much lower than normal homes (~7 feet high in most rooms), and the thresholds in the upstairs are quite large and can be a tripping hazard for those with more limited mobility.
The yurts at Roamstead are the perfect in between option for those who want to be close to nature but still want a real bed in a climate controlled environment. Each yurt features one queen bed, wi-fi, heat and air conditioning, and mini fridge. The yurts do not have bathrooms in the unit but they do have access to the toilet stalls located between the tent camping and yurts as well as access to the spa like bathhouse in the campground.
There are nine yurts at Roamstead, six of which are pet friendly.
Ever dream of staying in a vintage Airstream? Are Roamstead you can! This fully renovated Airstream maintains the charm of its its original 1970s design while offering modern conveniences and upgrades such as a full bathroom, queen bed, dinette for eating or working, plenty of electric outlets, wi-fi, heating and air conditioning, and a kitchenette. If you want to experience camping in style and feel close to nature while still living comfortably, the Airstream is the perfect spot for you!
There's only one Airstream on property so if you know you'd like to stay in the Airstream, be sure to book your reservation in advance!
What our experience was like
From the moment we pulled into the Roamstead parking lot and walked into the main lodge to check-in, we instantly felt welcome and like we had just stepped into an old friend's cabin in the woods. The staff at Roamstead was professional but friendly and was quick to answer all of our questions and offer suggestions of things to do on site at Roamstead and in the surrounding area.
During our stay we were lucky enough to snag the Hemlock Cabin which is the one-of-a-kind cabin that was built in the 1860s. While we were sad we weren't able to camp in our own truck camper in their campground, we thoroughly enjoyed this unique cabin, especially getting to sip our morning coffee on the screened in front porch watching and listening to the creek just outside. Somehow we managed to book our stay during an unusually warm week in early February and this unexpected (but very welcomed) warm weather gave us the opportunity to soak up ever ounce of the outdoor goodness right outside our door.
During the evening we made our way to the lodge for pizza and a beer and enjoyed lounging on one of the couches next to a coffee table where we played checkers. It's so rare we have time to unwind for all things technology and Roamstead (while still connected to wi-fi all throughout the property) encouraged us to slow down and unplug for a bit.
After dinner we made our way to the outdoor fireplace where we sat back and enjoyed a bit of reading on our Kindles as the evening turned to night. Once the weather was too cool to stay out, we made it back to our cabin for a good night's sleep.
The next morning we made our way back to the main lodge to grab a latte before walking our dog, Kramer, around the property and next to the creek. We love stretching our legs first thing in the morning and the sounds of nature were a welcome change of pace from our usual city neighborhood with sirens and racing cars down the state highway.
All in all, our time at Roamstead was relaxing and was the perfect last getaway in Tennessee before we pack the truck and head internationally indefinitely. We cannot recommend Roamstead enough as the best campground in the Smoky Mountains (maybe even the USA!). And for those of you who are looking for the best cabin getaway in the Smoky Mountains, Roamsteads varied cabins are the best place to call your home away from home during your Tennessee adventures!
Things to do near Roamstead
Roamstead is located just minutes from Great Smoky Mountains National Park and is exactly halfway between between Knoxville, Tennessee and Asheville, North Carolina. Its close proximity to both towns and the great outdoors makes it the perfect basecamp for your Tennessee mountain vacation.
Explore Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Did you know that Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the USA? It's true. Year after year millions of visitors flock to these mysterious mountains that hold adventure and secrets in the its beautiful peaks and valleys. From hiking to fishing and driving tours to historic buildings, this park has so much to offer.
Personally we love hitting the trail and going for a good hike through the park, but we also love biking or driving the famous Cades Cove Loop which is one of the prettiest places in all of Tennessee (maybe even the USA!). No matter how you prefer enjoying the great outdoors, there's something for you at Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Note: Great Smoky Mountains National Park is not very pet friendly, especially when it comes to trails. Be sure to read the park's pet guidelines thoroughly if you plan to adventure into the park's boundaries.
Day trip to Asheville, North Carolina
If Roamstead's tranquility has you craving a bit of eclectic urban vibes, Asheville, North Carolina, is your go-to day trip. Asheville offers a smorgasbord of palate-pleasing eats including delicious coffee, Carolina BBQ, fine dinging options, vegan donuts, farm-to-table feasts and more. Not to mention, Asheville is practically the Disneyland of breweries. You can barely walk a block without stumbling upon a hoppy haven brimming with craft ales and IPAs. Asheville is so much more than food though! The Asheville is home to gorgeous mountain vistas and a downtown so quaint, you'll think you've strutted into the pages of a storybook.
Nestled in the heart of Pigeon Forge, Dollywood is less of an amusement park and more of a love letter to the Smokies, penned by the queen of country herself, Dolly Parton. It's where thrilling roller coasters meet down-home Southern cooking—think mouthwatering cinnamon bread and southern "meat and three" options that are a true taste of the south. As far as entertainment goes, Dollywood features everything from bluegrass pickin' sessions to heartwarming holiday extravaganzas, this spot is fun for everyone from 2 to 92. And you bet there's more to Dollywood than just rides and tunes; the park is peppered with artisans showcasing traditional crafts, reminding you to maybe, just maybe, slow down and savor the simple things.
Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon River is an absolute blast—talk about a rush! The river snakes its way through the Smokies and offers rapids of all sizes. It's an invigorating way to connect with nature and get your adrenaline pumping. Don't worry if you're not a seasoned paddler, the local rafting companies have some of the friendliest guides around, who'll ensure you have a splashing good time while keeping you as safe.
Visit Historical Gatlinburg
If you're itching for a little bit of hustle and bustle without the drive to Asheville, Gatlinburg, Tennessee might be your best bet. While personally I don't love Gatlinburg because it's kind of touristy, some people really do! There is lots of delicious food to be found here and it's fun to walk the sidewalks in the historic downtown area. Gatlinburg is a short ~20 minute drive from Roamstead making it an easy place to skip on down to for a day of fun or just a meal out.
Visit Gatlinburg Skypark
Gatlinburg is home to the longest pedestrian cable bridge in the USA: Skypark. For those who aren't afraid of heights, the Skypark bridge hovers 1,300 feet above the ground and stretches 700 feet over the valley below. The views from the bridge are truly beautiful but do know that bridge requires tickets and crowds can be heavy during peak times and seasons. Be sure to book your tickets in advance and we'd recommend visiting as early in the day as possible to beat the crowds.
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This section is dedicated to answering all of your questions about Roamstead. If you have any questions we don't address here, be sure to visit the official Roamstead website or give them a call.
Is Roamstead handicap accessible?
Unfortunately, at this time there is not a fully handicap accessible option available at Roamstead. The cabin bathrooms are not large enough to accommodate wheelchairs and the pathways throughout the campground are gravel making it difficult for those with limited mobility.
However, there is a fully handicap accessible shower and toilet stall in the bathhouse with plenty of room and handlebars. I hope that adding an accessible room/cabin/camp spot is something that Roamstead is able to accomplish in the future, but at this time it is not an option.
Is Roamstead kid friendly?
Absolutely! Roamstead is very welcoming of kiddos of all ages. The atmosphere is very family friendly at Roamstead and even features a playground for the kids to run around to their hearts content. Kids especially enjoy getting to use the pool in the summer, making s'mores over the campfires at night, and playing in the creek during the day.
Note: Parents are always responsible for accompanying their kids at all times while on site.
Is Roamstead pet friendly?
Yes! Roamstead is very pet friendly. If you plan to travel with a pet, you must note your animal on your reservation when booking. Roamstead reserves certain cabins and yurts to remain pet free to accommodate guests with allergies.
There is a maximum of two pets allowed in cabins, yurts, and tent sites and a maximum of three pets at RV sites. Pets stay for free at the tent at RV sites but there is a $10 pet pet per night fee added to reservations booked for the yurts and cabins.
Guests are required to cleanup after their pet when it uses the bathroom. Roamstead has made cleanup simple by providing dog baggy stations all throughout the property to ensure the property remains clean and enjoyable for all.
Note: We've traveled a lot with our dog and this is one of the most generous pet policies we've ever seen!
What time are check-in and checkout at Roamstead?
Check-in time for RVs and tents: 2:00 PM
Checkout time for RVs and tents: 12:00 PM
Check-in time for cabins and yurts: 4:00 PM
Checkout time for cabins and yurts: 10:00 AM
Can I smoke at Roamstead?
Roamstead is entirely smoke free with the exception of individual tent and RV campsites. However, cigarette butts and any other evidence of the use of tobacco products should not be discarded in the fire ring or anywhere else in the spot. If evidence of smoking is found upon checkout, a $200 fee will be charged to your account.
Does Roamstead offer electric charging stations for electric vehicles?
Yes, there are vehicles charging stations throughout the Roamstead property. However, vehicles should not be charged using the RV hookups.
What's the best campground in the Smoky Mountains?
Hands down, Roamstead is the nicest campground in the Smoky Mountains. The level of service, quality of facilities, and overall experience is unmatched by any other campground in the region. For a true vacation-like camping getaway, book at Roamstead!
Are generators allowed at Roamstead?
No, generators are not allowed at Roamstead out of respect for the other campers on site. If your RV requires electricity to run appliances, the electric/water sites offer 20/30 amps and the full hookup sites offer 20/30/50 amps.
So there you have it, the full scoop on Roamstead and why it’s the whole package – and then some – for your Smoky Mountain escape. Whether you're looking to kick back in a cabin, pitch a tent under the stars, or roll up in your RV, Roamstead's got you covered. So grab your hiking boots, marshmallow sticks, and your furry best friend (don't forget to book 'em in), and head on over for some good ol’ outdoor bliss.
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