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OpenTable Diners' Choice 2023

One Of The South's 38 Essential Restaurants

Featured on the Travel Channel's Food Paradise TV Series

One Of America's Most Romantic Restaurants

OpenTable Diners' Choice 2022

2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

"Excellent" Rating — Garden To Table In The Foothills

2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award


An Award Winning Townsend TN Hotel and Restaurant

Come experience relaxation and beauty at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro, located on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, just minutes from Cades Cove, one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Our Townsend TN Hotel is on a 38 acre property and features 26 charming and rustic accommodations, an award-winning restaurant serving Appalachian Cuisine and the area’s most unique and picturesque event space for weddings and private events.

“Dancing Bear Lodge is home to the Appalachian Bistro, where comfort food classics paired with the breathtaking beauty all around will make you want to sit a spell and soak it all in,” as featured on the Travel Channel’s hit series Food Paradise: Hotel Hot Spots.

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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro’s Spooktacular

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's Spooktacular

Date October 31, 2023Time 5:30 pm - 8:00 pmVenue Dancing Bear Lodge

Goblins and ghouls and ghosts…Oh my! Spooky season is upon us and we invite you to join us on Tuesday, October 31st for an Appalachian Bistro Spooktacular featuring a professional storyteller, who will be telling spooky stories around Papa Pete’s Fire Pit. Tickets are for adults only, and include 1 adult beverage as well as fireside appetizers for you to enjoy during the storytelling. Don’t be scared…You won’t want to miss the bone chilling event!

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The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

“I can't say enough about this resort! Not only are ALL the staff super friendly but the cabin we stayed in was spotless and smelled of fresh wood... I will be booking here again. With the friendly staff and so much to do in the area you can not miss this truly amazing experience. THANK YOU DANCING BEAR LODGE!!”
- Expedia Review

“Wow... what a gem, so out of character, finding this in the middle of the mountains. Beautiful venue and grounds. Excellent service and unquestionably unique cuisine.”
- Kevin via Facebook

“Just a short 2-hour drive from Chattanooga, this property has the rustic warmth of a simpler time AND all of the amenities of a modern getaway: sumptuous bedding, wood-burning fireplaces, comfortable lounging, porch swings and rocking chairs, hiking trails, the mercantile with mountain crafts, antique shops within minutes, and beauty all around!”
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