Parton me, do you have any Grey Poupon? We’re all out of dijon, but this Dolly Parton-themed camper really passes muster. Located in the Knoxville, Tennesee suburb of Maryville, this Smoky Mountain glamping experience is about an hour outside of Dollywood and 40 minutes from Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville.
This five-star weekend getaway is a must-visit destination for Dolly fans. Let’s take a tour, shall we?
Nestled on 6 acres in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, this cozy 20-foot camper is a shrine to the Queen of Appalachia. As you pull up, you are sure to be welcomed by the hosts’ handful of loveable dogs and perhaps the hosts themselves, Adrienne and Dean Smith and their daughter Tayler.
Artwork by Girl Knew York adorns the exterior of the colorful camper. It is painted white, blush pink, and mustard yellow. Some may assume that pink is Dolly’s favorite color, but when Andy Warhol asked the country singer what her favorite color was, she said, “I have two — white and yellow. White makes me feel light and airy. Yellow makes me happy.”
Dolly fans might recognize the butterfly on the spare tire cover. “Butterflies are my symbol,” Parton has been quoted as saying. “As a child, I used to get lost chasing them and got my butt whipped for wandering too far off. So we have butterflies everywhere.”
The dining area is decorated with memorabilia, while the mini-fridge houses essentials like water and chocolate.
Dolly album covers including 1974’s Love is Like a Butterfly decorate the bedroom. The full-sized bed features luxe bedding and a quilt of many colors. Co-designer Tayler Smith bedazzled the white electric guitar on the wall to match Dolly’s rhinestone-covered Taylor GS Mini.
Tumble outta bed, stumble to the fully functional kitchen, and pour yourself a cup of ambition in one of the coffee mugs covered with the country singer’s mug.
It may not look like it, but there is a shower in this itty bitty bathroom. Don’t forget to pack obscene amounts of hairspray — a print above the toilet reminds guests, “The higher the hair, the closer to God.”
Wildflowers don’t care where they grow, but that hasn’t stopped the hosts from planting a little garden. Dolly Parton roses, a hybrid tea rose, are planted next to the camper, too. A covered lounge area features a picnic table, seating area, and grill.
A nearby pond is home to fish, which guests are welcome to feed. Sit on the swing and take in the tranquility. There’s also a fire pit by the pond.
Smoky Mountain Views
Enjoy views of the majestic Smoky Mountains from the property. The entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park is about half an hour away if you want to go do some hiking or sightseeing.