Welcome to Creekside Gems primitive raw earth camping, teardrop and van sites! Here are directions in case you lose cell signal in the mountains, you may want to print or screen shot this info for offline viewing:
From TN hwy 321, turn onto Rocky flats rd, in about a mile, turn left onto Mathis branch rd., go another 8/10 mile, turn right into gravel driveway at Dragonshire 5111, airbnb, Greenman, Playhouse sign, follow long 3/10 mile gravel driveway, up hill, through black gates with purple Dragonshire 5111 sign on the left and a blue kayak standing up on the right, pass a 2 story cabin on right, all the way down the driveway to the end. Signs point to the left towards the camp sites at creekside, and in the meadow. PLEASE keep your vehicle speed low and slow and avoid spinning your tires to help upkeep our gravel road. Driveway opens up at the end into a private valley, with plenty of room to maneuver. Look left for parking spaces, which are next to our ticket booth, and Creekside Gems campsites. Please keep vehicles off the grass.
There are 2 nice tent sites along the creek, close by, however you will discover there are multiple acres of land on which to camp if you want to scout a different site, or plenty of room in the big open meadow to set up large tents. I'll be happy to show you around when you arrive if you'd like.
There is fresh well water available from the spigot at the well, and a port a potty for your convenience nearby. Hot showers are available at the main building, a short easy walk, where you are also welcome to use the microwave, toaster oven, drip coffee maker on the hospitality table. The wifi is broadcast from the main builsing and signal is available near it. Wifi password is "ArtGlass", and is also posted on the bulletin board on the wall next to the shower room.
Remember to bring a flashlight, this is Beautiful natural wooded mountain property and it gets dark at night!
We do have dogs which are supervised at all times. We love our fur babies and we welcome yours! Pets must be on leash or supervised in the meadow. There are chickens and a rooster which supply our fresh eggs, free for you to cook, when available.
Please Pack it in, pack it out, leave no trace.
Welcome! I look forward to hosting your camping experience in the Smokies!
If you need further assistance, feel free to message me here, or ring the doorbell button on the front of the main building when you arrive, and I'll come out to greet you.
Thank you for supporting family business and artists directly!
From Mathis Branch rd, look for 5111, and airbnb sign, turn right into gravel driveway, 3/10 mile up and over. Treelined driveway opens up at the end into a private creekside grassy valley. Parking on the left and signs indicate camp sites. Welcome!