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yourself in plush accommodations


the Peaceful Side of the Smokies


modern Appalachian cuisine


your most special occasions


Welcome to your Smoky Mountain Basecamp

At Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro, rustic charm meets culinary excellence in the heart of the ancient Appalachian Mountains. Nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains on the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, just minutes from Cades Cove, we offer a unique haven for those seeking respite from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Our 38-acre serene and wooded property is home to 28 well-appointed accommodations, each thoughtfully designed to reflect the spirit of the Appalachian lifestyle while offering modern comforts. Just a short walk from any of our cabins, villas, and cottages is the award-winning Appalachian Bistro, where the rich heritage and flavors of the region are celebrated in the culinary creations of Chef Jeff Carter with fresh, organic produce harvested from our private gardens and the finest locally sourced ingredients available each season. Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro is more than just a destination – it’s an experience.

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Immerse yourself in plush accommodations

Dancing Bear Lodge blends rustic charm with refined luxury in each of the 28 unique accommodations located on our 38- acre property, embracing the essence of the Appalachian lifestyle in their design while featuring plush bedding, cozy furnishings, tasteful decor, and modern amenities. Whether you prefer to take a dip in the hot tub while you bask in the natural surroundings or you enjoy warming up next to a crackling fireplace after a day in the Great Smoky Mountains, we have the perfect accommodations to meet your specific needs.

Savor modern Appalachian Cuisine

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, voted one of America’s Most Romantic Restaurants, beckons you to embark on a culinary journey that pays homage to the land, the farmers, and the bountiful harvests that define our region. The award-winning Appalachian Bistro boasts an ever-changing farm-to-table menu curated to showcase some of the finest local ingredients available each season, a wine menu recognized by Wine Spectator, and expertly crafted cocktails from the Bar at the Bear.

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Explore the Peaceful Side of the Smokies

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro offers the perfect launchpad to explore picturesque Townsend, Tennessee, immersing yourself in the warm hospitality and rich heritage that define this hidden gem in the Great Smoky Mountains. We invite you to our sister properties, Apple Valley Mountain Village and Peaceful Side Social, and encourage you to explore all that our town has to offer.

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