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The Newly Upgraded Bar

The Newly Upgraded Bar

Here’s what we are so excited about! Big changes have been taking place at Dancing Bear Lodge! Executive Chef Shelley needed a bit more culinary space for her and her team to keep creating signature Appalachian cuisine, and our bar - although cozy, lacked the...

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The Gardens – at Dancing Bear Lodge

The Gardens – at Dancing Bear Lodge

Mother and son Gardening Super-Duo, Sharon Oldham (Boss Lady) and Houston Oldham are the master keepers and Gardening masterminds at Dancing Bear lodge. Together they “toil in the soil” from season to season and bring bountiful gifts of fresh, organic produce to Chef...

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Let’s Talk Spring Mushrooms

Let’s Talk Spring Mushrooms

Spring Recipes, Tips & Tricks for Cooking with Mushrooms Q&A Session with Renowned Chef Shelley of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Maybe it's because folks have a little more time to explore their own yards this spring, or maybe we are grasping at every...

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Smoky Mountain Cabins– The Perfect Winter Getaway

Smoky Mountain Cabins– The Perfect Winter Getaway

Top 5 Reasons to Visit Dancing Bear in Winter Are you considering a Smoky Mountain cabin vacation? The Great Smoky Mountains are majestic in any season. Of course, their popularity seems to peak in the fall months when visitors can find themselves surrounded by a...

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Smoky Mountain Vacations and More For a Holiday to Remember

Smoky Mountain Vacations and More For a Holiday to Remember

Gift of the Bear—Our Holiday Gift Guide It’s the season of giving, and at Dancing Bear Lodge, we’ve got a lot of give! From gift cards to merch, we can help you find the perfect gift for even the toughest person on your shopping list. Maybe that special someone in...

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Chef Shelley’s Ambrosia Salad

Chef Shelley’s Ambrosia Salad

A New Twist on an Old Favorite Chef Shelley Cooper of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee has reimagined the classic dish, adding in her own style to make a tried and true dish even more special. “Every family has its own way of doing ambrosia,”...

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