‘Tucked deep in a hollow of the Southern Appalachians is Timberfell Lodge, a paradise for men seeking either solitude or camaraderie with their gay brothers and where inhibitions are shed as easily as clothing.’ Timberfell is an excellent example of gay campgrounds being overpriced for gay travelers. Though basically empty weekdays it cost two memberships of fifteen dollars each plus RV parking at $42.50, including tax the overnight charge was almost eighty dollars; in the middle of nowhere with nothing going on.
All gay campgrounds miss out on the passing weekday traveler who knows the cost of a one night stop, including two memberships, is simply price prohibitive over the local RV park.
Located in northeast Tennessee less than two miles off I-81, Timberfell is a hillside property comprised of levels, each connected by solid, if steep, roads. Arriving at the gate a call box alerts the office located in the main lodge some distance up the mountainside past Cocksucker Alley.
Arriving with an RV you will want to park at one of the very limited sites immediately past the entrance gate and go to the office after. Have a reservation if travelling with a RV as sites are very limited, there are only five, and they all have sewer connections. Tent sites, cabins and rooms abound.
Facilities, all in good repair, include the fully equipped Lodge with meal plans, Jacuzzi (actually really a big bath tub), satellite TV and a twenty man sauna located on the over sized porch, all available to everyone. There are also rooms in the Annex, the Barn and cabins. Cocksucker Alley, located below and along the road up the hollow to the Lodge, is for tenting. Plentiful full service shower houses, all with gang showers, dot the property.
Internet WIFI is available at the lodge and upper RV area. Otherwise it’s spotty if accessible at all.
Entertainment is mostly around the swimming pool with abundant sun deck space, well appointed and maintained shower house with gang and outdoor showers, redwood sauna and steam room. Beer and snacks are sold poolside. Nighttime entertainment happens in the Tavern. Beer is sold in the Tavern and liquor and wine are BYOB.
Oddly, there is a no ‘brown bagging beer’ policy. Apparently, since Timberfell sells beer you may not bring your own. All other adult beverages are fine.
1416 Baileyton Main St., Greeneville, TN 37745
Avoid GPS, use directions on the website