There are two main types of vacationers.
First, there’s the outdoorsy vacationer. These folks enjoy being one with nature. They don’t mind roughing it a bit or occasionally going without indoor plumbing or internet.
They don’t need the luxuries of housekeeping or continental breakfast. These folks like to unplug and enjoy simpler times.
And then, there are the “indoorsy” vacationers. These folks enjoy fluffy white towels, having a private indoor toilet nearby at all times and generally have to drench themselves in bug spray and sunscreen dare they step foot outside.
But luckily, now there is a way to get the best of both worlds. A compromise, if you will, for those who enjoy the outdoors but also appreciate the conveniences of modern amenities.
Introducing Camp Margaritaville RV Resort in Pigeon Forge.
And this summer, Camp Margaritaville has shown that they are willing to take this unique experience up a notch with their all-new lazy river, activity lawn and Fin City, a family entertainment center.
What is Camp Margaritaville?
Camp Margaritaville is a resort in Pigeon Forge that utilizes the comfort, freedom and affordability of RV life while combining it with the upscale amenities and established name of Margaritaville Resorts. It offers traditional RV camping as well as a more traditional hotel experience at the same location.
Best of all, it’s just a short drive away from several attractions in Pigeon Forge, Sevierville and Gatlinburg.
So, catch dinner and show at Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner attraction or better yet, visit the Dollywood theme park for the day and return to a home that has it all.
The possibilities are seemingly endless when you stay at Camp Margaritaville RV Resort, which is now open in the heart of the Great Smoky Mountains.
Guests can now chill in the all-new lazy river (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
What’s new at Camp Margaritaville in 2022?
At check-in this year, guests will notice something new at Camp Margaritaville. A new family entertainment center, Fin City, is now open.
The resort held a ribbon-cutting ceremony recently to celebrate the opening of Fin City as well as their all-new 120-foot-long lazy river.
The massive 20,000-square-foot space has a family game room with a full arcade that features foosball tables, pickleball courts and games like Halo and Space Invaders. The arcade also offers duckpin bowling, darts, billiards, video game consoles, a merchandise stand and a snack hut.
Also new this summer is an activity lawn with a fire pit and games like giant Jenga.
The Feeding Frenzy Snack Shack offers grab-and-go food and drink options including burgers, pizza, popcorn and ice cream. Sodas, beer and frozen concoctions will also be available.
At Camp Margaritaville, guests can even paint their own ceramics, which will be sent to a kiln and shipped home.
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Fin City offers arcade games and duckpin bowling (photos by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
Ways to stay at Camp Margaritaville
There are two ways to stay at Camp Margaritaville in Pigeon Forge. Both offer a different taste of mountain adventure.
The Camp Margaritaville RV Resort offers several large sites for RV hookups so guests can park their own home away from home and get busy enjoying nature with a margarita in hand.
The options are flexible for RV guests and offer outdoor relaxation with upscale amenities such as bath and laundry facilities, 25+ mbps WiFi and cable TV.
All sites also include concrete pads, 30- or 50- amp power, sewage hookups, a recreation area, firepits and a picnic area.
Guests can alternatively stay at The Lodge, which is more of a traditional hotel experience.
The Lodge offers comfortable beds and traditional hotel amenities (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
What does The Lodge offer?
The Lodge offers a unique, luxurious experience for guests. This option is for the traveler who likes to indulge in a more traditional hotel experience.
It’s a fun choice for active travelers, families, couples and pet owners who like the idea of camping yet prefer a more modern experience.
In The Lodge, guests can book a standard queen room with two queen beds or a deluxe king room with a king bed, all with premium bedding with room darkening curtains and blackout drapes.
Rooms can sleep up to 6 people and some even feature fun separate tented rooms with twin beds that kids will love.
All of the rooms are equipped with refrigerators, microwaves, Keurig coffee makers and 50-inch flat-screen TVs. Guest rooms are available with mountain or resort views. The bathrooms also feature a rainfall shower.
With the two lodging options, you can choose your own comfort level while still enjoying a family vacation together.
Camp Margaritaville also offers amenities for your pets (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
Is Camp Margaritaville dog friendly?
Camp Margaritaville also offers amenities for your pets, including a dog wash area and the Bark-aritaville Dog Park.
The resort is pet friendly (up to 100 lbs, in most cases) but pets may be subject to a pet fee.
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The outdoor pool also features a waterslide and poolside bar (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
What amenities does the Margaritaville RV Resort have?
In addition to the new features mentioned above, the Margaritaville RV Resort offers a camp store, a restaurant, and a bar and resort pool access complete with a double-looped water slide.
Guests will enjoy the upscale bath and laundry facilities and WiFi and hanging out poolside or in a hot tub. There’s also a coffee shop onsite.
The RV sites include the best of both worlds for all types of vacationers: Fans of the outdoors will enjoy the relaxation and adventure offered by the nearby mountains.
Free self parking is also available.
The resort also has Fins Bar, which has a breakfast buffet and all-day dining where you can get Tennessee Pulled Pork Nachos, Wagyu Dogs and Margaritaville signature cheeseburgers.
If you need optional extras such as infant beds, cribs or extra beds and special requests, check here.
This expansion marks the fourth Margaritaville branded entity in the Smokies. Margaritaville hotels currently offer locations in both Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.
The resort has a variety of site types for guests who prefer the RV experience (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
What RV site types does Camp Margaritaville have?
The RV Resort offers five site types:
Super Site: Includes a 70-ft back-in site with special amenities, preferred locations, 30/50 amp with full hookup, picnic table, free WiFi, fire ring and more.
Standard: Includes a concrete pad, 30/50 amp with full hook-up, free WiFi, TV with cable channels, fire ring and picnic table. Site lengths range from 21-51 feet.
Deluxe: Includes a concrete pad, 30/50 amp with full hookup, free WiFi and cable, fire ring and picnic table. Site lengths range from 34-51 feet.
Premium: Includes a back-in site with a concrete pad, 30/50 amp with full hook-up, free WiFi, cable, fire ring and picnic table.
Family: Includes a back-in site with concrete pad, 30/50 amp with full hook up, free WiFi, cable, fire ring and picnic table with close proximity to the bath house, laundry and playground.
All offer access to the swimming pool.
The new activity lawn offers cornhole, giant Jenga and more, which is perfect for families (photo by Bill Burris/TheSmokies.com)
How much does it cost to stay at the Margaritaville RV Resort?
Pricing will vary depending on the number of guests, availability, arrival dates, RV type and other factors.
Standard sites start at around $144 per night. However, this varies depending on many factors, so be sure to enter your dates and information here to view the most accurate pricing.
If you’re interested in booking an RV site, you may book online here or call Camp Margaritaville Reservations at (865) 429-0070, Monday-Thursday.
Reservations for the Camp Margaritaville Lodge can be made with Booking.com.
Camp Margaritaville is located at 149 Cates Lane in Pigeon Forge, TN.
There is also a location in Lake Lanier in Georgia and Auburndale, Florida.
Have you been to the Margaritaville RV Resort near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? Let us know in the comments!
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