Award-Winning Cuisine

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OpenTable Diner's Choice 2022

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

2021 Tripadvisor Travelers’ Choice Award

"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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Upcoming Events

Dancing Bear Lodge’s Hibernation Special

Dancing Bear Lodge's Hibernation Special

Date Jan 2 - Mar 16, 2023Time 8:00 am - 5:00 pmVenue Dancing Bear Lodge

This winter season, we invite you to hibernate with us on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies at Dancing Bear Lodge! During our Hibernation Special* from 1/2/23 to 3/16/23, you can enjoy reduced winter rates, complimentary breakfast from the Dancing Bean Coffee House or Apple Valley Cafe, and a custom gift for 2. Hibernate in style this winter, and enjoy luxurious and rustic accommodations nestled at the gateway to the Smoky Mountains in beautiful Townsend, TN.

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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro’s Sunday Fireside Brunch

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's Sunday Fireside Brunch

Date February 5, 2023Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pmVenue Dancing Bear Lodge

What are some of your favorite memories gathering around the fireplace? Let us help you create new ones this winter season at the Bistro during our special Fireside Brunches every Sunday. Featuring our popular Bear-fay curated by our award-winning culinary team filled with your favorite brunch classics, as well as craft Bloody Marys and Mimosas from the Bar at the Bear - this Appalachian inspired brunch is only made better by the sounds of the crackling wood burning fireplaces in the dining room...

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Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro’s Sunday Fireside Brunch

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's Sunday Fireside Brunch

Date February 12, 2023Time 10:30 am - 1:30 pmVenue Dancing Bear Lodge

What are some of your favorite memories gathering around the fireplace? Let us help you create new ones this winter season at the Bistro during our special Fireside Brunches every Sunday. Featuring our popular Bear-fay curated by our award-winning culinary team filled with your favorite brunch classics, as well as craft Bloody Marys and Mimosas from the Bar at the Bear - this Appalachian inspired brunch is only made better by the sounds of the crackling wood burning fireplaces in the dining room...

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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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