I was given a complimentary girls getaway stay at Tennessee Glamping in exchange for this post. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
A few weeks ago I went with a couple of my girlfriends to Altamont, Tennessee to glamp! In case you didn’t know glamping is glamorous + camping. While my friends and I aren’t super high maintenance, we do like the comfort of having a warm shower and a bed to sleep in! Today I’m sharing all about our stay at Tennessee Glamping and what to expect from your stay.
Tennessee Glamping Guide for your Next Girls Getaway
What Is Tennessee Glamping?
A one of a kind mountain top property that was featured on Discovery Network: Building off the Grid. It’s a luxury geodesic dome secluded on 16 acres overlooking the beautiful mountain views. This unique dome brings everyday amenities to the side of a mountain. Enjoy your coffee in the morning with an amazing sunrise view, or relax in the evenings in the hot tub or by the fire pit. You can stay on the property and enjoy the caves and rock bluffs or the nearby hiking trails.
What to Know
The dome sleeps five comfortably. There’s a queen-size bed and a full-size bed in the loft. There are also two bean bag chairs that can be used as full-size beds.
Go with people you’re comfortable with. There are no doors inside the dome and that includes the bathroom. Make sure you go with people you’re comfortable with and take bathroom breaks (ahem #2’s) while people are outside.
Everything is run on solar power. The dome is solar-powered but the main things that run down the power are the hot tub and turning the heat on. If you do run out of power (there’s an iPad in the kitchen that tells you how much you have left) there’s a generator you can turn on but it’s loud.
Easy with the electronics. While there’s WiFi, there is no TV. If you’re looking for a place to lay in bed and watch Netflix this isn’t the spot for you. This is meant enjoying the outdoors and spend quality time with others.
What to Bring
Pack light! You really don’t need much. I packed jeans, a thermal, oversized flannel, and a jacket. And also my fleece PJ’s!
Wear shoes with good tread. You park at the top of the hill and have to walk down a pretty steep path. Make sure you have sneakers or boots with good tread because you’ll be slipping and sliding.
Don’t bring rolling bags. Again, you have to go down a pretty steep hill and will end up having to carry your rolling bag if you bring one. A simple weekender or duffle bag will do!
Food and drinks. You’re a good 20-30 minutes from everything so pack your own food! The dome has a fridge, microwave, hot plate, and grill outside. We made hotdogs over the campfire the first night and hamburgers on the grill the second night! We also brought our own wine, water, coffee, and snacks.
Fire Starters. The campfire was one of our favorite things during this weekend but we had some trouble getting the fire going without a starter. I’m not going to tell you how we ended up starting the fire because we almost blew up!
Heating pad. It gets chilly in the dome at night but there are a ton of blankets and a portable heater to keep you warm. I also packed my heating pad and set it on a timer every half-hour so I could keep extra warm.
What to Do
Campfire. Sit around the campfire, have s’mores, listen to music, and talk! It’s amazing what happens when your phone is inside and you can enjoy everyone’s company.
Look at the stars. Turn off all the lights in the dome, grab the telescope and look at the stars.
Wake up for the sunrise. You can either make coffee and sit up in bed to watch the sunrise (the dome looks out across the view) or go on the porch and curl up in a blanket. It’s so beautiful!
Go check out the caves. Right next to the dome are some caves. It’s a short walk and fun to get out and explore!
Swing. Underneath the dome, there’s a deck with two swings. Have fun, unleash your inner child, and try not to fall off!
Play board games. The dome comes with a bunch of board games to enjoy, who doesn’t love Cards Against Humanity and Scrabble?!