SFGN’s Gay Camping 2019: Whispering Oaks Retreat | Lifestyle
Whispering Oaks is a Middle Tennessee private membership resort located about an hour and a half southwest of Nashville near Mount Pleasant, TN.
For men only, Whispering Oaks is a rustic clothing optional campground with a convenient layout set on naturally beautiful wooded terrain. Improvements are continual by the dedicated owners. On arrival and driving through the gate it’s easy to feel like you have come home.
The camp is set on a mountain top spanning over four hundred and fifty acres. Forests of trees provide shade and terrain for miles of hiking trails. Open meadows dot the mountainsides. Bold streams cascade over waterfalls running through the verdant woods feeding beautiful meandering creeks that water small ponds throughout the property.
The owners, staff and residents are friendly and welcoming. Whispering Oaks is clean and well maintained. It is a great place to relax, enjoy a naked hike and meet new friends.
Amenities include a heated swimming pool, a large bubbling hot tub and a multi use recreation center and assembly hall that hosts many themed events. Tenters, visitors in cabins without bathrooms and those who just prefer public facilities will enjoy the community restrooms and showers. After dark The Woodshed comes alive for adult entertainment.
Feel free to bring along your favorite food, there is common refrigerator space and a microwave along with a grill for personal use in the dining pavilion. In addition, there is a full commercial kitchen where meals are prepared for special events and themed weekends. Special event menus generally are at an additional charge to campground access fees and rentals.
Over twenty individually decorated cabins dot the camp. Most include a queen size bed, air conditioning and Wi-Fi. Some include microwave, mini refrigerator, flat screen television and private or shared baths. Creative names define a theme for each including, though by no means limited to, Thai One On, Nash Vegas and The Love Shack. Personally, I might avoid The Funky Bunk.
Consistent with the camp nature of Whispering Oaks, accommodations are on the rustic side ranging from cabins with complete kitchens to bunk beds in a bunk house. Accommodations include two bunk houses, basic cabins, deluxe cabins with shared baths, private rooms, and private rooms with private baths. Yet in keeping with demands of the gay market Whispering Oaks provides a high level of creature comforts in their cabins.
Campers can tent and RV sites include full hookups The campground offers fourteen RV sites for ten permanent residents and four weekenders equipped with up to fifty amp electric service, water, and sewer. Additional RV sites are being created.
Located just a few miles away is The Farm, one of the largest and longest-lasting intentional communities in the United States. They have several public areas to visit including a fabulous General Store, which offers many natural and organic foods.
An annual membership fee of ten dollars keeps the camp a private facility. A day pass is available. Bunks cost twenty dollars per night. Cabins and RV are priced for two.
All and all Whispering Oaks is a great value for the experience and a genuinely unique place offering endless opportunities in a huge and beautiful setting.
Whispering Oaks Retreat
926 Walker Road
Hampshire, TN 38461
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