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Glamping On The Water - 45 Minutes From Nashville

Bedrooms 1
Half Baths1
Property type campground


About the property

Waterfront camping on the crest of a point that overlooks Bledsoe Creek

Water lovers alert! A spacious tent with a full view of wide open water sits at the top of a point in a scenic country setting. Sleep on memory foam beds. Enjoy kayaks, bicycles and fishing. My place is good for couples, solo adventurers with camping experience, and families with kids age 8+. Unplug, unwind and refresh at my place that's been described as a "sanctuary." Everything is provided - just bring your toothbrush!

Experienced campers love my place because it opens time for fun and saves a LOT of work - no need to load a vehicle, unpack at the campsite, break camp and unload back at home. Inexperienced campers love it because the memory foam beds are deliciously comfortable and my glamping is like an outdoor hotel. Infrequent campers love it because it saves money investing in camping gear and tents used only a couple times.

Directly across the creek is Bledsoe Creek State Park with walking trails running parallel to the water.

If you enjoy the outdoors, you will LOVE glamping here!


More Details

Leslie Dunn
Member since: 2017
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 28, 2018

About Leslie Dunn

I moved to Tennessee after spending most of my life in Gainesville, FL. Six years ago, I moved to Castalian Springs into an old farm house set on the most beautiful piece of property to be closer to my job. I've been grateful ever since.

I helped bring recreational kayaking to Nashville in 2008 and the next year became a certified kayak instructor. I've taught over 1,000 new paddlers. I've written three books available on Amazon and published in magazines and newspapers since the '80's.

Hope you come glamp with me and share the beauty of my home.

What makes this campground unique

When I was first shown the property, I first looked where I could put my kayak in the water and then viewed the home. Shows my priorities, right? Bledsoe Creek is unlike any other creek. It's wider than most rivers I've paddled. Sunsets over the water inspire the photographer in anyone. There's nothing like waking up to morning's fresh air and birds and listening to the frogs at night. My place is more like a sanctuary than an oasis but it is both. :)


Castalian Springs Campground Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • campground
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 5:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 1:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Smoking allowed
  • Text owner approximate ETA. When that text is received, instructions about getting on the property will be texted to you.
  • Return kayaks, bikes and fishing gear back where you found them. Thank you in advance.
  • For safety, 300 lb. limit on kayaks to prevent flips or boats sinking. Beds also have 300 lb. limit to prevent bending metal.
Location Type:
  • Rural ...
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , outdoor shower , Rented portapotty serviced weekly; propane heated shower
  • People are LOVING their outdoor shower experience! Country well water with a pH level that knocks bottled water off the shelf. Great pressure! Fluffy towels provided, wash cloths, scrubbies and even body wash.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 twin/ single , Choose one double, one single or two singles when you book.
  • Large, spacious durable tent with your choice of a double bed or two singles. No matter what you choose, you'll sink into the beds and get a good night's sleep for all the fun you'll have! Matching covers and rugs, nightstands, shelves and even a remote controlled ceiling light! Headlamps for night trips to the potty and lanterns in the tent.
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Water Sports Gear ...
  • 2 bicycles
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • swimming
Cragfont Historical Home, about two miles from glampsite, is listed on National Registry of Haunted Places and one of eight verified haunted places in the State of Tennessee. Bledsoe Fort, another historical site, about four miles from glampsite has preserved buildings and a self-guided walking trail to see more authentic historical artifacts.


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Glamping On The Water - 45 Minutes From Nashville
average rating of 5.0 based on 5 reviews

Best Experience!! Must visit!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay here. Leslie truly thought of everything to make us feel welcome. The property is gorgeous and we couldn't have asked for anything better!

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Tena, for choosing Come As You Are Camping for your sweet hubby's birthday! You guys packed a weekend of fun into one day with the kayaking, campfiring, and keeping the tent windows open for the night breezes. Before I forget, Bernie and Ziggy said Hi and we hope to see you again next year. Y'all were great guests and welcome back anytime!
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So beautiful !

  • 5 of 5

A very beautiful relaxing place to stay ! Loved kayaking to our breakfast and my husband loved the fishing ! It rained quite a bit but for us that made it even more relaxing ! Would recommend this place to anyone !!

  • Submitted: Oct 21, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We had a great relaxing time.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great time glamping. Leslie was wonderful and a great help. She pretty much has everything you need ready for you. We had a blast kayaking. The area and scenery is very beautiful. We'd love to come and stay again sometime in the future.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I can't think of a better way for y'all to unwind after your long trip than kayaking right where you camp. Thank you guys for choosing to stay at my little piece of heaven and the five star review. You are welcome back anytime!
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Great place and time for family with older children to relax

  • 5 of 5

Leslie has thought of everything to have waiting on you when you arrive. Pack your clothes and bring your food (or eat out at any of the cute local places). Leslie leaves all maps and directions in tent. Memory Foam beds, side tables and everything you need to cook. Beautiful scene to wake up to. We really enjoyed the kayaking, caught some fish, hiked in the State Park and spent alot of time in the hammock (bring yours). Tell the kids there is no way to charge their phones (but there is) and you will have their undivided attention. Packing up was so easy since we didn't need to bring very much. Leslie is around as needed to help with anything (including jumper cables for us). Bernie especially and sometimes Ziggy were our only guests. We were there during the week with a very quite lake/creek but I'm sure it is busier on the weekends. Lots of boats at the marina and homes.

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for choosing to stay with me. I truly enjoyed watching (from a distance) your family play together! I enjoyed reading your details and you added a good point that hadn't occurred to me - leaving is a breeze when all you have to pack up are personal things like clothing. Thanks, guys! You are welcome back anytime.
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Smyrna, TN

Great Private Lakeside Camping Adventure

  • 5 of 5

Our family had a great time at Leslie's place! My daughter especially enjoyed all of nature out there as you can experience it first hand. And to have everything provided that you might possibly need, Leslie thought of everything! She was a great hostess! We didn't kayak but it was available, we'll have to do it next time. What a wonderful body of water there at Bledsoe Creek! What a great view we enjoyed the whole time!

  • Submitted: Jul 8, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Larry, Donna and their family camped in the past and enjoyed having everything already set up for them. All they had to do was bring clothes and food. I enjoyed seeing this hard working couple relaxing in camp chairs overlooking the water and enjoying the view. Great guests to host!
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Nearest Barpub
3 Miles
Shady Cove Marina - 2 m by car, 3/4 m by kayak
Car: not necessary

Two miles from glampsite sits Cragfont, a historic home listed on the national registry of haunted places.

Nearby Indian midden and historic Bledsoe fort site with preserved original buildings built by pioneers.

Bledsoe Creek is the Go To place for local fishermen.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $15

No night minimum - stay one night or more.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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