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Kissimmee, Florida
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped by to visit friends before heading west. Mike and Polly and doing some amazing things with the park like sprucing up the picnic tables, grounds and cabins. Super people and super park. It is a must see if you are in the area.

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for choosing to stay with us on your journey and your kind words! It is great people like you guys that make our job extra fun!! We look forward to your return and to hear of your adventures out west. Thanks again, Mike and Polly

Reviewed 25 February 2017 via mobile

Great people and place. The facilities and sites are very clean, well kept and spacious. The views are amazing! The owners are great and were a lot of fun to talk with. We ended up here by happy accident after some RV mechanical problems. We will definitely return.

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

While we wish you would not have had your mechanical issues, we definitely were thrilled you happened upon our resort. We look forward to your return without any mechanical problems! Thanks again for staying with us. Mike and Polly

Ocala, Florida
Reviewed 17 December 2016

This is an exceptional RV Resort. One of the best I have ever seen operated by caring people who live on the property. Very nice sites with great views of the mountains. Exceptional restrooms and great WIFI. Nice area for walking too. All very modern and well designed. Easy to get around park. Sites are gravel and roads are paved....

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

What a pleasure it is to have such nice people choose our resort! We enjoyed our conversations with you guys and getting to love on your fur babies too! Thank you for taking the time to give us such a great review. We will be looking forward to your return. Merry Christmas! God Bless, Mike and Polly

Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Great campground! Owners and employees are very nice and helpful. Facilities are very clean and amenities are very convenient. They're open year round and have propane on site. Best place in Franklin to camp!

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you! We are inspired by your great review! Our goal is to make sure you have a fantastic experience at our resort. We look forward to your families return. in the mean time, Merry Christmas and God Bless! Sincerely, Mike and Polly

Reviewed 15 November 2016

I have to tell you, we have visited many campgrounds in the last 5 years but this is one of the best! Our campsite had full hookup and the staff and new owners were very nice and welcoming. We will definitely come back to this RV Park. I don't think there is another in the area that could be as...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Wow, Thank you for your great review! It is people like you guys that make our new life so much fun! Here is an idea for you, we are staying open all winter this year so make your plans for Christmas in The Smokies. If not then we will be looking forward to your return! God Bless you both, Mike...

Reviewed 14 November 2016 via mobile

This is a magnificent park. It has a wonderful lay out. Cable and WiFi are superb. The staff are the best I have ever seen, helpful and friendly. The new owners are wonderful people. We stayed September and October 2016. Our plans are to go back. It is close to Franklin and The Smokey Mountains.

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. It is very important to us that you enjoyed your stay! We very much look forward to your return! It is great people like you that make this life so much fun! God Bless, Mike and Polly

Tampa
Reviewed 9 November 2016

Spent 2 evenings at this beautiful campground. New owners who are doing things right and already planning additional services. Should be interesting since they presently offer more than we found elsewhere. Clean restrooms, fire pits on request, dog wash area, camp store, large laundry & meeting area, exercise room and heated pool. Awesome views and sunsets. Only drawback was sites...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Hi Jim, thank you for staying with us at The Great Outdoor RV Resort and for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the compliments and are happy you enjoyed all the amenities! Look forward to your return. God Bless, Mike and Polly

Camas, Washington, United States
Reviewed 6 November 2016 via mobile

We came on a cold November weekend to see the fall colors and to take a drive on the Blue Ridge parkway. The RV park is perched at the top of a hill and has beautiful views of sunset. The pool was closed because of the season, but the hot showers made up for it nicely. The staff were very...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

We very much appreciate you taking time out to give us a great review! We are thrilled you enjoyed our amenities and look forward to your return. While the pool will not be open until spring, we would love to have you back this winter! Thank you again, Mike and Polly

Trenton, Florida
Reviewed 5 November 2016

My husband and I with his 95 y/o mother wanted to get away for a few days and found this wonderful place close to Franklin. The owners were super people and so friendly. We went gem mining a couple times and the trees were beautiful. The only thing I didn't like was having to leave. I would love to spend...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you so very much for taking the time to give us a great review! It was a pleasure to meet you and hear about your travels. We look forward to when you return! Come see us this winter!! Thanks again, Mike and Polly

Iowa City, Iowa
Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Stayed in a cabin here for two months while searching for a permanent home. The employees could not have been nicer and more helpful. Grounds are very nicely manicured and garbage pickup is closely monitored. Good location, only a few miles to town, stores and shops The only negative is the constant traffic noise since they sit on a rise...

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GORVRESORT, Owner at The Great Outdoors RV Resort, responded to this review

Thank you for complimenting our campground and sharing your enjoyment of our cabins. We wish you the best on the purchase of a permanent home. If you are in the area be sure to stop and in and say hi! Thanks again, Mike and Polly

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Suites
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The highest rated park in the Smoky Mountains with a Good Sam rating of 10/10*/10. We have 63 full hook up sites with three beautiful mountain cabins that are completely furnished including all linens, silver ware and dishes. We offer many amenities including free internet, cable TV, 50/30 amp service, motorcycle washing station, dog washing station with hot water and electricity, garbage pick-up at your site, swimming pool and a rate lower than you would expect. With our Good Sam, military, FMCA and AAA discount our sites have a daily rate of $39.55. Even less when you stay longer. ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great Outdoors RV Resort

Address: 321 Thumpers Trl, Franklin, NC 28734-9280
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Franklin
Number of rooms: 66
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“This is an RV Park, not a hotel. Beautiful views from the higher sites.”
B4571PGannm, 15 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Not a hotel. This is an RV resort with cabins.”
ambonito, 8 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Ask for shade vs open sites”
998JamesH998, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Service excellent”
Redonion12, 13 Jul 2016 | Read review
“ask for a site away from the highway”
elenar144, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
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