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The Great Outdoors RV Resort

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Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Great campground! Owners and employees are very nice and helpful. Facilities are very clean and amenities are very convenient. They're open year round and have propane on site. Best place in Franklin to camp!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to tell you, we have visited many campgrounds in the last 5 years but this is one of the best! Our campsite had full hookup and the staff and new owners were very nice and welcoming. We will definitely come back to this RV Park. I don't think there is another in the area that could be as...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you for your great review! It is people like you guys that make our new life so much fun! Here is an idea for you, we are staying open all winter this year so make your plans for Christmas in The Smokies. If not then we will be looking forward to your return! God Bless you both, Mike...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a magnificent park. It has a wonderful lay out. Cable and WiFi are superb. The staff are the best I have ever seen, helpful and friendly. The new owners are wonderful people. We stayed September and October 2016. Our plans are to go back. It is close to Franklin and The Smokey Mountains.

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is very important to us that you enjoyed your stay! We very much look forward to your return! It is great people like you that make this life so much fun! God Bless, Mike and Polly

Tampa
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Spent 2 evenings at this beautiful campground. New owners who are doing things right and already planning additional services. Should be interesting since they presently offer more than we found elsewhere. Clean restrooms, fire pits on request, dog wash area, camp store, large laundry & meeting area, exercise room and heated pool. Awesome views and sunsets. Only drawback was sites...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jim, thank you for staying with us at The Great Outdoor RV Resort and for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the compliments and are happy you enjoyed all the amenities! Look forward to your return. God Bless, Mike and Polly

Camas, Washington, United States
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We came on a cold November weekend to see the fall colors and to take a drive on the Blue Ridge parkway. The RV park is perched at the top of a hill and has beautiful views of sunset. The pool was closed because of the season, but the hot showers made up for it nicely. The staff were very...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking time out to give us a great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our amenities and look forward to your return. While the pool will not be open until spring, we would love to have you back this winter! Thank you again, Mike and Polly

Trenton, Florida
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I with his 95 y/o mother wanted to get away for a few days and found this wonderful place close to Franklin. The owners were super people and so friendly. We went gem mining a couple times and the trees were beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave. I would love to spend...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us a great review! It was a pleasure to meet you and hear about your travels. We look forward to when you return! Come see us this winter!! Thanks again, Mike and Polly

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a cabin here for two months while searching for a permanent home. The employees could not have been nicer and more helpful. Grounds are very nicely manicured and garbage pickup is closely monitored. Good location, only a few miles to town, stores and shops The only negative is the constant traffic noise since they sit on a rise...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting our campground and sharing your enjoyment of our cabins. We wish you the best on the purchase of a permanent home. If you are in the area be sure to stop and in and say hi! Thanks again, Mike and Polly

Belton, Texas
Reviewed October 19, 2016

We love this beautiful RV park located conveniently in the Appalachian Mountains, surrounded by great scenery. The RV sites are large and very nice. It is easy to maneuver and park a big rig, all the personnel are friendly and helpful, and the amenities (pool, showers, fitness room, store) cannot be beat. New owners, Polly and Mike asked for our...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Wow, thank you for coming all the way from Texas to visit The Great Outdoors RV Resort, it is our pleasure to not only meet you but to have such friendly people at our park, We appreciate you taking the time to review and very much look forward to your return! Sincerely, Mike and Polly

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Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to this campground. Our first visit was wonderful last Oct. We had site 28. When I called for this years reservation I was offered 28 again and was looking foward to our beautiful view. When we arrived The site 28 on our reservation was marked out and 24 was written in! I was very disappointed...

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GORVRESORT, Manager at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

We sincerely regret that your stay was not up to your expectation. While we do not promise specific sites we do try our best to honor requests. With the in-climate weather approaching we changed the site to accommodate as many people as we could that were fleeing the dangerous hurricane. Please reach out to us directly if you would be...

Viera, Florida
Reviewed October 2, 2016

The resort is beautiful but the Blue Heron Restaurant is a Jem not to be missed. I had their Salmon on Cedar Plank it was excellent and was paired with perfectly cook Asparagus and delicious Rice Pilaf . I highly recommend the Blue Heron.

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Free Parking
  • Concierge
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The highest rated park in the Smoky Mountains with a Good Sam rating of 10/10*/10. We have 63 full hook up sites with three beautiful mountain cabins that are completely furnished including all linens, silver ware and dishes. We offer many amenities including free internet, cable TV, 50/30 amp service, motorcycle washing station, dog washing station with hot water and electricity, garbage pick-up at your site, swimming pool and a rate lower than you would expect. With our Good Sam, military, FMCA and AAA discount our sites have a daily rate of $39.55. Even less when you stay longer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great Outdoors RV Resort

Address: 321 Thumpers Trl, Franklin, NC 28734
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Franklin
Number of rooms: 66
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  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
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“This is an RV Park, not a hotel. Beautiful views from the higher sites.”
 of 5 bubbles B4571PGannm, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Not a hotel. This is an RV resort with cabins.”
 of 5 bubbles ambonito, Sep 8, 2016 | Read review
“Ask for shade vs open sites”
 of 5 bubbles 998JamesH998, Aug 16, 2016 | Read review
“Service excellent”
 of 5 bubbles Redonion12, Jul 13, 2016 | Read review
“ask for a site away from the highway”
 of 5 bubbles elenar144, Oct 29, 2015 | Read review
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