I want to provide a different perspective. We live 100 miles from Townsend/Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area. We camp here a LOT! Already this season we've stayed at Jellystone (Cosby, TN) twice and Treemont (Townsend). We've camped at at least 8 different campground in this area. Misty River is our least favorite and I'll tell you why. The campground is obviously new. All the well established trees must have been cut down in order to maximize the number of spaces per area. There is no shade and no camping next to a river or stream. Spaces are tight and there are way too many rules. One rule was to avoid placing items under the camper. So I just strew my camping stuff all over what limited space we had, but nothing under the camper. LOL I am a rebel.
For me (and my family), camping is all about appreciating the beauty of nature. You don't get that here, except for the view of the beautiful mountain in the distance (on the horizon). Other campground like Treemont and Little River (both less than 5 miles from Misty River) have sites on the river and all sites are shaded with mature trees. Jellystone in Cosby, TN has two creeks running through the campground and almost every site has river access. Most with a firepit located right next to a well established creekbed. The entire campground (Jellystone) is blanketed with mature trees, there are crafts for the children, karaoke, and hayrides with Yogi Bear.
The staff here (Misty River) seems nice enough if you don't mind rules.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- It's a dream come true for a romantic getaway. Enjoy log cabins on the side of the Little River in the Smokey Mountains. From your bedroom window you can count the trout in the river and when you have a warm fire in the fireplace and your loved one by your side as you listen to the river just outside your window; nothing in the world could be better. ... more less