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Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
Leisakay from: Maryville, Tennessee
Trip Type: Couples
Published Date: Apr, 22, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Great resort!! Staff is amazing and the grounds are immaculate!! Location and Views spectacular! We will be back many times, already have next reservation booked. Currently doing renovations to enhance the grounds even more!!
Trip Type: Family
Published Date: Apr, 14, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
The campground at Little Arrow is top notch. With a full campground, we never felt crowded . The set up is very well done.
A well supplied store was set up nicely. Easy access to the river is really well done also.
I would certainly recommend Little Arrow Campground in Townsend, Tn.
Trip Type: Friends getaway
Published Date: Apr, 11, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 1
We knew there was to be some construction work during our stay, expected from 8-5, but continued well past 5. We were also left without water several times and without warning. Not just without water, but during key times, such as when you expect people to be showering. Internet was virtually nonexistent. Had no service the majority of the week, which for those of us who needed to work at least part of the time, makes this campground no longer a viable option. No one we spoke to about the issues seemed to care. And none of the staff asked anyone in our group about our stay, so I expect they already knew the answer.
We did have a good experience with the REO Cheese wagon food truck. Very nice people and good food.
scubacamper from: Chattanooga, TN
Published Date: Apr, 6, 2021 Travel Date: Apr, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
Worth Every Penny
This resort isn't the cheapest option but as with most things, you get what you pay for.
We rented a Premium Cabin for 3 nights:
-The cabin was very clean and efficient
-All furniture and equipment was clean and in working order
-Plenty of hot water
-The site was clean & tidy
-The mattresses were comfortable
-The loft is where the kids slept - this is really only appropriate for older children as the "staircase" is really more of a ladder (steeper than a ship's ladder)
-The heat worked great but the bedroom (opposite side of the cabin than the heater) needed supplemental heat (the cabin had a small spare electric heater on-hand, which worked fine).
-All appliances were clean and in like-new condition
-NO evidence of pet or smoke smells!
-The playground for the children is very nice - seems to be in good shape and well-maintained. However, with all the construction going on at the time and recent rains, there was considerable mud puddles.
-The Coffee Bar area was a nice little surprise - it's inside a common area - plenty of board games to play, a small little play room for little ones, and lots of tables & chairs.
-The office and gift shop was nice as well - a good selection of basic necessities and odds & ends at reasonable prices (considering you don't have to leave the property!)
-The staff were all pleasant, helpful, and professional
-As one might imagine, the pull-out soft bed was very uncomfortable; sleeping was much better just on the couch as it sat
-The coffeemaker (12cup) in the cabin was placed atop the refrigerator which made it very difficult to use; Next time, I will probably swap it with the microwave, which was on the counter.
-The kitchen sink is a "farmhouse" style sink (one large, wide basin), which looks nice but is not a practical choice for such a tiny kitchen; especially one without a dishwasher. Consider bringing a wash basin or tub for hand washing dishes (or, we used the provided cooking pot)
-Of course there's not a lot they can do about it but our stay coincided with some major construction (for what appears to be some exciting improvements). It didn't really bother us but it's worth noting if you're planning on going soon.
-According to one of the employees at the office, the construction includes a pavilion. I'm sure this will be great but it's somewhat disappointing because of where it's being placed: It will most likely block the view we had of the playground from the Premium Cabins (we could keep an eye on the kids from the cabins).
-Our cabin had tiny ants roaming about, but only at the bathroom sink (?). They clearly are aware of this as there were ant traps posted about. Again, it didn't bother us but something worth noting.
-Septic odors: Standing in the right spot on the deck of the cabin, we could consistently catch wafts of the septic tank off-gassing, which was not very pleasant. It seems like the vent for the cabin's drains may have been the culprit (maybe make the vent pipe taller?) There's really only so much an owner can do about this - it's the "price you pay" for having indoor plumbing in a rural area... it really wasn't BAD, just noteworthy.
Overall, we were impressed and will return.
For those with pets:
The resort does have options available for folks with pets but please, if you bring a pet, do not assume you can take them anywhere; especially inside shared enclosed areas such as the coffee bar or meeting rooms. Not all of us are pet owners or appreciate your "fur babies" the way you do; which is okay! (Some folks are severely allergic to pets). Please be respectful of others and leave your pets outside - tying their leash to a chair just outside the door while you go inside is perfectly acceptable in my book!
- Rooms: 5
- Value: 5
- Service: 5
Published Date: Apr, 5, 2021 Travel Date: Mar, 1, 2021 Rating: 5
We camped in a Class C RV. Our experience was a 10 out of 10--from the checking in to the checking out. Our site was level and well-kept. The bath houses are something out of a magazine. The ladies in the office are very kind and helpful. I used the laundry facilities three times (8-night stay; lots of rainy days). The cost is comparable with other campgrounds ($2.50/wash; $2.00/dry). There is even a commercial washer.There is a money changer (for your quarters) but no detergent for sale (we always bring our own, so it wasn't an issue). Lots of construction going on but none that bothered us. They tell you no phone service--that's true; but, it was really nice to not have to be on the phone. Lots of things for the young children to do. Our only "con" was our fire pit was near the next-door camper (they had a porch to sit on and watch the water). When we had a fire, the smoke was a bother to them. We have already booked another 8-day stay next spring break. Do yourself a favor and book a stay.