We camped here for 5 nights (10/1-10/6, 2005). Our site (#29) was on a small peninsula right on Conway Lake which was a great spot for our 18' TT. We saw loons, a heron & ducks on the lake. The CG was maybe 30% full due to the time of year we visited. We enjoyed our stay very much & would not hesitate to return. There were 2 potential drawbacks I can mention - 1 major, 1 minor (depending on your point of view). The minor drawback was that the access & interior roads, as well as the sites themselves, were all dirt/gravel. I imagine this is due to the shaded nature of the CG. This was not a problem for us as the weather was fantastic the days we were there; if it was rainy, I could see where this could be a problem. The potentially major drawback was that the restrooms & bath house were not heated. If you needed to use these facilities & it was cold in the Spring or Fall, it might cause some problems. For those who use their own facilities, it's no big deal.
This was the best/nicest CG we've ever stayed at in 6 years of camping. The owners are extremely friendly & helpful. The restrooms are CLEAN & large (in fact, they have 2 that are like master bathrooms - self contained toilet, sink, shower stall & changing area all behind a deadbolt locked door). I never saw anyone cleaning the pool but there was never a stray leaf in the water & it was always crystal clear. The sites are well sized/spaced & level. The small store had self-service bags of ice & you paid on the honor system. Part of our 4 family group rented a cabin which was also very nice; it was furnished & totally self-contained. The road into the CG is pretty steep (& a bit daunting to this flatlander) but if you take it nice & easy there will be no problem. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is an easy 15 minute commute from the CG. If Holly Cove were closer to home we would visit every year! I can't recommend the CG highly enough.