Tennessee September 24, 2018
Camp Inside This Tennessee Cave For A Night You’ll Never Forget
Camping in the south of one of the region’s best-known pastimes. Is there anything better than pitching a tent with your loved ones and curling up around a campfire, warming your hands during the autumn and pitching yourself into hidden swimming holes during the heat? No matter the season, the topography of Tennessee remains the same: beautiful. But what about if you decided to go underneath the ground entirely? This underground camping experience made us stop in our tracks – it looks like such an adventure!
Cumberland Caverns, home of the famous Bluegrass Underground, offers an incredible camping experience whether you're looking to camp inside or outside of a cave.
Known as "Overnight Adventures," nightly stays come in between $45 and $52 a person, and include a night of camping both inside and outside the cave.
It's true! If you book two nights in a row you get an experience underneath the stars and the ground, topped off with a daily walking tour, breakfast, bonfire meals and the Rocky Topper Adventure Tour.
You'll have to book your camping trip in a group, however, with the minimum number coming in at ten folks and the minimum age at twelve years old.
Although tents won't be permitted in the cave, a campfire and tent may be utilized during nights spent on the camping spaces available in the fields surrounding Cumberland Caverns.
The cave itself is usually around 56 degrees year round, so you won't be freezing cold or burning up depending on the date of your stay. There are multiple spelunking packages available, and daily walking tours leave every hour between the hours of 9 and 5.
Know that on the walking tour you'll be expected to walk for 90 minutes, with the trek coming in at around a mile and a half. You won't need to make a reservation for taking part in one of the hourly walking tours.
There are also multiple Adventure Trips available for reservation as well, like the 3.5 to 4 hour Higgenbotham's Revenge, What Waits Below (you'll spend the night!), and the Rocky Topper.
if you're coming for an adventure tour, make sure that you pack light with a backpack or duffel bag, and a sturdy flashlight - you're about to see the underbelly of Tennessee.
Is this an experience you would dare to add to your story? How do you feel about Cumberland Caverns now? We're excited to hear all about your personal experience, so feel free to leave tips, tricks and stories in the comments below.
Pretty incredible, wouldn’t you say? If you’d rather live high, HIGH above ground, however,
these gorgeous Tennessee mountain towns.