Meet the Owners, Karen and Scott

Karen and Scott are the owners of Stargazer Stays Glamping. Originally from Vermont, they moved to Tennessee in 2021 and have fallen in love with the Smokies. Karen is a Veteran of the US Army (HOOAH) and recently retired from a fortune 500 company to aid investors in their purchase of cash-flowing short-term rentals in Tennessee. Scott retired from his construction company in 2020 and now works on projects to enhance their rentals. 

Karen and Scott have lived in Tennessee a short time, but their roots are already deep! They have a coffee shop, Heavenly Roast in Wears Valley. During your stay please feel free to pop in for a delicious cup of coffee or a freshly made treat! 

One of Karen and Scotts Favorite things to do is ride their Harley Davidsons. For you gearheads! Karen owns a 2016 Road Glide Special and Scott rides a highly customized 2012 Street Glide. Let them know if you would like a peek! Karen and Scott are always happy to chat with other enthusiasts. 

They have five children! Two of which have chosen to remain in VT and one of them went to college in FL and never came back! They are so happy to have one of their daughters work in the family business in Tennessee and beyond proud of their youngest daughter who is serving our Great Country in the United States Army (GO ARMY!).

Karen and Scott would be honored to have you stay at Stargazer Stays Glamping and look forward to helping others experience the beauty that is the Smokies. 


Sylvia Pike

Sylvia Pike is our glamping maven. Sylvia is also our trailblazer who works with the county and our contractor teams to prepare our glamping sites for tent installation. Sylvia is passionate about creating memorable glamping experiences for our guests. She invests significant care and consideration into each amenity we provide. Sylvia has resided in the Smokies since April 2021, but she has vacationed in the Smokies several times before finally moving to Sevierville. In addition to being the glamping maven, Sylvia also assists with the other family businesses including The Heavenly Roast coffee shop and the Star Gazer Stays short term rentals.


Ethan Chavers

Ethan came to us in the fall of 2021, most recently from the service industry where he managed various establishments around Knoxville, Sevierville, Pigeon Forge, and Gatlinburg. He participated in the construction of the grounds and in implementing the systems and communications required to open the grounds. Ethan works closely with Sylvia to manage the grounds and behind-the-scenes operations. He resides in Wears Valley with his dog, Hound, and enjoys his spare time playing with her.


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