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  • Terrible2%
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“high elevation”(4 reviews)
“cool temps”(3 reviews)
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Reviewed 16 April 2018 via mobile

Beautiful place and always a joy to visit. Host were wonderful. Get some firewood in October for sure, 5300 feet can be quite chilly. Saw a bear on the road here and elk as well. Can't wait to return again. Be sure to get reservations...More

2  Thank ArtFern
Reviewed 15 October 2017 via mobile

This is a small campsite just within the National Park ( although you need to leave the main Park and rejoin from the Blue Ridge Parkway to get to it). Lovely pitches, plenty of space between pitches, lovely sunset views and hearing the elk rutting...More

2  Thank Paul A
Reviewed 9 September 2017

Each year I stay at Balsam Mountain for a few nights and as always the beauty and cooler temps do not disappoint. However, the campground had quite a crowd being that it was a holiday weekend. We stayed Sunday and Monday nights and really enjoyed...More

2  Thank Melissa Z
Reviewed 3 September 2017 via mobile

What a nice peaceful place. In the high 40's the third week of August in the AM. It was a high of 66 that day! Campground host were the nicest folks ever and really made the trip perfect. Place was fairly packed at night but...More

3  Thank ArtFern
Reviewed 4 August 2017 via mobile

I loved the remote location & the cool air due to being over 5,000 ft. However, as the other reviewers mentioned, the campground is small. The camp sites are right next to one another and the camp road. If you want privacy, this is not...More

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Location
United States > Tennessee > Great Smoky Mountains National Park
Also Known As
Balsam Mountain Campground Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Linda T
14 May 2018|
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Response from ArtFern | Reviewed this property |
This a very old campground. The layout is some isolated spots and some spots up against each other. There is actually a reason for the seemingly odd layout. An engineer made the layout so people who tent camp could be social... More
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crystalm37
30 April 2018|
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Response from ArtFern | Reviewed this property |
There are a lot of trees around the campground so view is limited. You can see to the west at the sites 14 15 16 26 and 31 there are nice. There is a nice overlook about 1/2 mile away. If you want a nice view but you will be... More
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Randel J
14 July 2017|
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Response from amypizzutibrown | Reviewed this property |
I would bring baby wipes to use at night before bedtime or in morning and then once or twice we boiled a bucket of hot water and did a sponge bath. I would wash my hair in bathroom over sink. It was cold. It totally doable
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"Bring firewood before you come or plan accordingly. They do not have any available for sale as in the distant..."
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