Safari Tent


About The Space

Luxury Tent in the WNC Tree Tops

Welcoming to the adventurous couple, friends, or a solo traveler looking to reset in nature, take advantage of outdoor activities and explore the area- this tent at Elk Hollow is an exceptional central location to experience the region.

The tent has an open and spacious feel with a relaxing ambiance. The decor is fresh and inviting, with playful pops of turquoise and burnt orange. In the center of the tent is the living area with a loveseat and chair to kick back on- perhaps watch a movie on the flatscreen TV or look out the French doors to the wooded backdrop while you sip a cup of coffee.

The pitched roof and ceiling fans overhead move the air about for a breezy setting, while the glass doors and numerous windows invite plenty of natural light.

Or, if the weather is wet, tuck in on the covered seating area with a ceiling fan overhead to keep the air moving and the bugs at bay.

This tent is set up on an elevated section of Elk Hollow, making the views stunning and the setting feel like you are roosted in the treetops looking down.

Due to the elevated location of the tent, it is recommended that guests have an all-wheel or 4-wheel drive vehicle for the climb. Alternatively, there is an option of a parking area 1/4 mile below, but you’ll want to be in excellent walking shape for the climb up!

Living Room

The swanky open-air living area is the perfect place to hang out and catch up over wine or settle in for a movie on the Smart TV. Patterned easy chairs and a butter-soft leather couch offer comfort along with an elegance you would never think possible in a tent. The ceiling fan with light provides a breeze on nights when the A/C isn’t needed and glass panel doors let the sun peek into the space and make it feel warm and inviting.

Kitchen & Dining 

Behind the sitting area is the fully equipped kitchen with plenty of cabinetry, a full-size fridge/freezer, dishwasher, microwave, gas range, and oven. Guests will have everything for easy meal prep and can enjoy a meal at the bar-height bistro table for two in the living room or outside on the deck.

Bed & Bath

On one side of the tent is the bedroom area with a plush king-size rustic log bed, designated workspace, ceiling fan and light overhead. The wrap-around windows open to screens so you listen to songs of nature lull you to sleep, or you can unroll the canvas for a dark and cozy room.

On the other side of the tent is the full bathroom and dressing quarters, where a curtain can be closed for added privacy. There is a stand-alone soaking tub, spacious walk-in rain shower, and large vanity with sink and mirror.

Outdoor Sitting and Patio Areas

This property has exceptional outdoor living space that highlights the setting. The string lights set the mood and provide plenty of light. Prepare a meal on the stainless grill, or stoke a campfire in the firepit.

The enormous wrap-around platform deck features a hot tub- the perfect place to soak after a long day of hiking. Sip a glass of wine and look up at the night sky.


Amenities & Details

Bryson City is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, known for its wildflowers, streams, Elk herd, and the Appalachian Trail.

The Great Smoky Mountains Railroad offers scenic train rides through the park and along the Tuckasegee River which is popular for white-water rafting and fly fishing.

Within a few minutes, you can enjoy a wide variety of outdoor activities including zip lines, tubing, horseback riding, hiking, waterfalls, fishing, kayaking, mountain biking, gem mining, golfing, Fontana Lake, Nantahala Outdoor Center, Harrah’s Casino, local merchant shopping, restaurants and much more.

We built this home to have something for everyone in our family! We hope you will love and enjoy it as much as we do. We manage it ourselves and have worked very hard to make sure you enjoy your stay.

We have well water and an emergency generator for use during power outages.




Dining Area



Payment Schedule – 50% due at the time of booking and 50% due 30 days prior to arrival.

Damage Deposit – A pre-authorization of $1000 is due 2 days before arrival and released 7 days after departure.

Cancellation Policy –Guest receives 100% if cancellation occurs more than 30 days before arrival;  No refunds within 30 days of arrival.

Notes –

No animals allowed.

Not accessible for wheelchairs as guests must be able to navigate the outside stairs to get to the accommodation.

During your visit to Bryson City, you’re probably looking for the best way to make the most out of your visit. Pristine mountain views are just the beginning of what this charming Smoky Mountain town has to offer! From rafting and hiking trails perfect for outdoor adventurers to eclectic eateries and unique gift shops, there is something special awaiting you here. Whether you’re into dining out or discovering hidden gems in traditional boutiques, spending time exploring all that Bryson City has to offer will be an unforgettable experience!

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must-visit for anyone who loves the great outdoors. With its stunning vistas, breathtaking waterfalls, and diverse wildlife, the park is a hiker’s paradise. But if you want to add a little adrenaline to your adventure, why not try whitewater rafting on the Nantahala River? This thrilling experience will take you through rapids and drops, all while being surrounded by the beauty of the Smoky Mountains. And if that wasn’t enough, zip lining at the Nantahala Gorge is another great way to get your heart racing. So whether you’re a nature lover or thrill-seeker, there’s something for everyone in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Ready to get your shopping on? Look no further than The Mountain Outfitters and Appalachian Bear & Wildflower Company for unique souvenirs, gifts, and quirky treasures. From handcrafted jewelry to hand-carved bear figurines, these local shops have it all. Plus, the friendly staff will point you in the direction of the lesser-known hotspots for even more finds. Not sure what you’re looking for? Just wander the aisles and let the eclectic mix of items spark your creativity. Don’t leave without checking out these hidden gems – your souvenir game will be on point.

When dining in just won’t do, look no further than Everett Street Diner, Modern Bistro, and Nate and Nick’s Pizza and Bar! Whether you’re in the mood for classic diner fare, modern fusion cuisine, or mouth-watering BBQ and seafood, these restaurants have got you covered. Satisfy your cravings and taste buds with the unique flavors and ingredients that this area has to offer.

Looking for a unique and fun experience? Look no further than the festivals and events in Bryson City! With the Winter Festival and Music in the Mountains Bluegrass Festival, there’s something for everyone. Bundle up and join in the winter festivities with ice skating, s’mores, and hot cocoa. Or, tap your toes to the sweet sounds of bluegrass at the Music in the Mountains Festival. No matter your taste, Bryson City’s festivals and events are sure to entertain and delight.

This small mountain town has something for everyone. Explore the sweet mountain air of the Smoky Mountains as you adventure out in nature with a variety of outdoor activities. Shop around and find unique souvenirs, gifts, and quirky items at the local shops. And don’t forget to satisfy your appetite with some delicious southern comfort food from some of the best restaurants in town!

1. No pets of any kind.

2. The property is surveilled. Any tampering with/moving/redirecting/covering/disconnecting WiFi or devices or outdoor cameras or doorbells will result in immediate cancellation of your reservation and you will be required to leave and vacate the premises immediately. Please understand that we do not sit and watch the cameras, but this is our home and investment, and we have these measures in place to protect our home and us. We want to ensure rules are being followed. There are no cameras in any private areas that guests have use of inside the home. There are a few closets in the home that are locked and not available for guests use as they are storage areas. Do not attempt to break in or unlock these doors as the inside area of these locked storage areas have surveillance. Please note by booking this property you waive your option to disable surveillance. 

3. No smoking inside, please use the ash tray out back if smoking.  Cigarette butts in the yard will incur extra cleaning fees that will be withheld from your deposit.

4. Guests staying longer than 1 week can request housekeeping services at an additional cost to provide clean linens and towels and clean living areas. Please contact the host for information on additional cost if housekeeping services are wanted.

5. Parties are not allowed as this home is in a quiet neighborhood.

6. For insurance and safety purposes, all guests must be listed and accounted for on your reservation/itinerary. No more than 8 guests may stay at any time. 

7. It is strongly recommended that you purchase travel insurance when booking our home. Sometimes unforeseen circumstances arise, weather, illness, emergencies etc, which could cause you to need to cancel your trip or end it prematurely. If you choose not to obtain travel insurance, please know that we will abide by our cancellation policy and no refunds will be provided should you decline to protect your travel. If you book this unit, that action constitutes agreement with this policy. Under no circumstances will guest receive a reduction in rent, be relocated at owner’s expense or be refunded for any equipment or amenity failure. Property manager/owner, upon being notified by guest of any malfunction will make every reasonable effort to have such appliances/amenities repaired. Replacement or repair during occupancy cannot be guaranteed. Issues must be reported to owner within 24 hours of arrival. 

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