Now more than ever, we are all on the hunt for the perfect place to escape the chaos of 2020. People looking for socially distanced places to visit is an overwhelming search criteria for the perfect vacation. My families personal search criteria is aesthetics and uniqueness. And as much as I wish we were the camping family because that just makes the most sense for 2020, I need a flushing toilet and shower of my own. Which is why I love glamping in Tennessee.
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Glamping in Tennessee is right up my alley! And I have found the perfect place that checks off all the boxes right here in Middle Tennessee. It’s about an 1.5 hours from Nashville as well as burbs down south, in Altamont. It is a Luxury Glamping Geodesic Dome that is off the grid and rugged yet with all the touches of luxury you want in the woods. Not to mention the view is unbelievable!
Tennessee Glamping’s geodesic dome, as featured on DIY Network’s “Building off the Grid,” is nestled on a mountaintop and 16 acres of secluded property.
Glamping in Tennessee in a Geodesic Dome
Whats a Geodesic Dome
Think Epcot, without the long lines. A geodesic dome is a hemispherical thin-shell structure. The triangular elements of the dome are structurally rigid and distribute the structural stress throughout the structure, making geodesic domes able to withstand very heavy loads for their size. This particular dome is 450 square feet and sleeps 5 comfortably.
- Fully functioning bathroom equipped with a toilet, sink, and shower (not to mention beautifully designed). They even had robes.
- Full-sized refrigerator and sink
- Coffee Maker with filters
- Microwave and hotplate in kitchen
- Outdoor grill
- Wood burning fire pit with Adirondack chairs
- HVAC keeps the inside of the dome cozy or cool.
- Wrap around deck with propane fire pit
- Hot Tub
- Swings with an incredible view
- Caves on site
- yoga mats for a sunrise yoga session on the deck
- Books, boardgames, guitar, telescope. We were completely entertained without the usage of electronics.
- 1 queen bed, 2 full-sized Cordaroys (I’m buying these for our house now). and a full sized bed in a loft.
- Fiery Gizzard Trail
- Foster Falls
- Cumberland Caverns
- Greeter Falls
- Boardtree Falls
- Stone Door State Park
- Beans Creek Winery
Things to Keep In Mind
- It’s a bit of a steep pathway down to the dome, so pack light but keep in mind, there isn’t a Walmart nearby so bring everything you need! My kids ages 6 and 8 had no problem getting down and my husband who has an appointment tomorrow for most likely his 7th knee surgery made as well. I do wish I videoed the first attempt down because it was hilarious.
- It is completely run off solar right now. So you might have to change a few things. For instance, my children learned you can’t leave bathroom lights on all day. This is something they haven’t mastered at their current ages.
- There is no tv, but their wifi is legit. Our cell phones also worked out there without any problems.
- We actually had a pretty bad rain storm one night with a lot of wind but everything felt secure and safe. The rain it a bit noisy, but so is my husbands snoring. Keep in mind, I’ve never camped in a thunderstorm before so wasn’t expecting that.
Things to Pack
I’m a minimalist when It came to packing. So minimalist this go around that I actually forgot all my clothing except what I wore. So that was fun. Thankfully my husband is an overpacked and apparently we wear the same size underwear.
- Hiking Shoes that do well on gravel
- Breakfast, lunch, dinner, and snacks
- Backpacks or duffels not rolling suitcases.
- Started log for a fire, if you aren’t good at that kind of thing.
Have you ever been glamping in Tennessee? Let me know in a comment below!
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