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Dancing into May

Dancing into May

Greetings to our Friends of the Bear!  We have an action-packed month ahead of us with the Bigfoot Festival this weekend at the Townsend Visitor’s Center, the Smoky Mountain Scottish Festival & Games, and the return of the Sunset Concert Series at the Great Smoky...

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Making Coffee Better

Making Coffee Better

At the Dancing Bean Coffee House, we’re making a BIG difference with each little sip of our coffee. How? Keep reading to learn more about our mission to provide you with coffee you can feel good about drinking.The Dancing Bean Coffee House proudly serves Fair Trade...

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Dancing Bear’s Sustainable Gardening: Beyond Composting

Dancing Bear’s Sustainable Gardening: Beyond Composting

​In celebration of National Composting Week, we would like to take a moment to highlight the various sustainable practices used at Dancing Bear, primarily in our on-site gardens. Our commitment to reducing waste and nurturing the Earth extends beyond traditional...

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Reviews Make Our World Go ‘Round!

Reviews Make Our World Go ‘Round!

At Dancing Bear, we truly appreciate each and every review we receive. Our staff and management make sure to check them daily, and the kind words we receive make our jobs more enjoyable. Every now and then, however, we receive a review that leaves us all with a...

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Give the Gift of the Peaceful Side This Holiday Season

Give the Gift of the Peaceful Side This Holiday Season

As you begin shopping and planning for this Holiday season, consider giving the gift of the Peaceful Side with an Oldham Hospitality gift card valid at all 7 of our PeacefulSide.com locations in Townsend, TN! Provide that special someone with a uniquely Townsend...

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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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