Covered wagons helped push the American frontier all the way to the Pacific Ocean, but for western trails the Conestoga wagon morphed into the prairie schooner. The Conestoga wagon originated near the Conestoga River in southeastern Pennsylvania. The wagon body's unique curved shape jostled items together and prevented cargo from tumbling like tenpins on slopes. Huge, broad wheels glided over rough patches. But Conestoga wagons weren't just practical brutes; they were beautiful. The Conestoga wagon era abruptly ended in the 1850's, when railroads came.
True West Campground has brought them back to life with a unique camping experience! Take a step back in time and stay in a covered wagon. Our wagons are a bit more comfortable than those that were used in the 1800's, but the nostalgia of the western times is sure to make your stay both memorable and unique.
Rates include 4 people. Additional people = $10/pp for adults.
Child rates are available. Call for details.
$165.00 for a one night stay
$145.00/night for 2 nights
$135.00/night for 3 nights or more
Unicoi Trail Wagon
The Unicoi Trail Wagon, pronounced Uni-coy, was named after one of the original pioneer trails in Tennessee's history. It was open only to traders at first, but after 1795 this trail became important to settlers from the Carolinas and Georgia for reaching the southern counties of east Tennessee. I'll bet the settlers in the 1700's would have enjoyed this wagon!
Catawba Trail Wagon
This wagon, pronounced Ca-taw-ba, was named after an old Indian trail that was used by settlers from the Carolinas and Georgia to reach northeast Tennessee through the Catawba Gap near the Nolichucky River. About a fourth of earliest pioneers used this route. Surely it would have been a much better ride in a wagon such as this
One King bed w/8" Memory Foam Mattress
Two twin beds w/8" Memory Foam Mattress
Pillows and Bedding included
Dinning Table with 4 chairs
USB Ports for phone chargers
Heat and A/C
Coffee Maker for ground coffee or K-cups
Outside Fire pit