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2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

Featured on the Travel Channel's Food Paradise TV Series

One Of The South's 38 Essential Restaurants

One Of America's Most Romantic Restaurants

"Excellent" Rating — Garden To Table In The Foothills

2020 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

WELCOME TO OUR SMOKY MOUNTAIN RESORT

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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Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon Festival

Date August 21, 2021Venue Townsend Visitor CenterLocation 7906 E Lamar Alexander Parkway Townsend, TN 37882 United States

The Great Smoky Mountain Hot Air Balloon festival returns in 2021! Join us for a summertime spectacle, when several professional balloonist light up the evening sky with a beautiful balloon glow. The sky will be filled with a spectrum of color like never before, against a backdrop of a breathtaking Tennessee sunset.

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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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