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Reviewed 7 July 2015

We stayed for one summer night. It was perfectly quaint with easily assessable trails and overlooks to see the best views. Perfect weather during the say and slightly chilly at night. It was super quiet at night so we had to keep our music very...More

8  Thank Morgz_baker
Reviewed 27 June 2015 via mobile

Everyone that goes here either loves it or dislikes it. You will love it if you want to be away from tourist traps and enjoy being in the woods. Wonderful views and lots of hiking. Overlook has best sunsets in the Smokies. Downside is small...More

13  Thank Gunny W
Reviewed 31 January 2015

During the government shutdown of 2013 we went to Pisgah Campground and it was good but the weather had been really wet all year.In August 2014 we returned to Balsam to see 54 degrees during the days of August, what could be better. Never saw...More

11  Thank SgtGWebb
Reviewed 26 October 2014

The area is just lush with greenery. The sites are small and no electric or water so it is rustic. We were only there one night as we were just passing through but we will return. Reservations are not accepted so it is first come,...More

5  Thank ralindal
Reviewed 25 July 2014

We enjoyed our first visit to Balsam Mountain Campground since 2012. Was closed in 2013 due to the silly sequester. The campground was as beautiful as ever. We picked spot #18 on the one-way portion of the loop road. The campground did not seem to...More

11  Thank biffburley
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#1 Family Hotel in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
#2 Charming Hotel in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
#3 Quaint Hotel in Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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United States > Tennessee > Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Balsam Mountain Campground Hotel Great Smoky Mountains National Park
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Linda T
14 May 2018|
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
30 April 2018|
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
Randel J
14 July 2017|
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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