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Mother’s Day Brunch

Mother’s Day Brunch

May 10th, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Treat Mom this Mother’s Day to a Specialty Brunch offering at the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro. Enjoy a four course fixed menu, offering a selection of your favorite Brunch classics with an Appalachian Bistro flare.

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Easter Sunrise Service

Easter Sunrise Service

April 12th, 2020 from 7:00 AM – 7:45 AM

Join us Easter Sunday for our Sunrise Service on the event lawn.

Local Baptist Minister Will Barton will be performing the Sunrise Service for the fifth year in a row! We are excited to enjoy music by KimZ Entertainment and Mary Gamboa.

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Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

April 12th, 2020 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Join us for Easter Brunch, and select from a fixed four course menu. Children’s menu for 10 and under will be offered as well.

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Spring Break Special

Spring Break Special

March 31st, 2020

Complimentary dessert certificate to use at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro during your stay.

Complimentary trail map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Complimentary certificate for a pound of Apple Valley’s locally roasted coffee.

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St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

March 17th, 2020 – March 19th, 2020

Join us for the most fun and delightfully Irish dining experience of your life. Featuring Irish classics cooked to perfection, you’ll think you’ve arrived at the Emerald Isle itself.

Our specialty Irish menu is available in honor of St. Patrick between March 17th – 19th through normal dinner reservations and is available for $45/pp plus tax & gratuity. Plus, we will be welcoming back Rich Mountain Celtic again as they take us on a delightful Appalachian Journey!

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New Year’s Eve

New Year’s Eve

December 31st, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper creates an incredible menu for the evening, including 5 amazing courses!

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Eat, Drink and be Scary… It’s Halloween at The Bear!

Eat, Drink and be Scary… It’s Halloween at The Bear!

October 31st, 2019 from 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM

It’s Halloween at the Bear!

Join us for an evening of Spook-tacular cocktails and our ‘Bone-Appetit’ three-course supper menu by Chef Shelley Cooper and her culinary team. Afterwards relax fireside, make s’mores, and drink fresh spiked cider from the cider press. By the crackling fire, with cider in hand, enjoy special guest Elizabeth Rose, renowned Story Teller, telling the best and spookiest Smoky Mountain Stories for all to enjoy!

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Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner

Freemark Abbey Wine Dinner

September 26th, 2019 from 6:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Join us for a night filled with refined Appalachian cuisine paired with exclusive wines from Freemark Abbey!

View our gorgeous 5-course offering, each paired with a distinguished glass of Freemark Abbey’s finest wines.

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America’s 25 Most Romantic Restaurants

America’s 25 Most Romantic Restaurants

February 13-17, 2019

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is proud to have been named one of America’s 25 Most Romantic Restaurants by TripAdvisor for 2019, just in time for Valentine’s Day. Dancing Bear is serving up a gorgeous menu offering of cupid’s finest all week long with our Valentine’s Special Menu available from February 13th through February 17th. The Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear is available through a regularly scheduled dinner reservation. An evening of refined Appalachian cuisine, paired with a course by course wine offering, amidst the delicious mountain setting beneath the stars aims to be a straight arrow to your lover’s heart.

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Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner

November 28, 2019

On Thursday, November 28th the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro will be open for expanded dining hours to give thanks and feast upon a delicious, bountiful buffet spread that Chef Shelley Cooper has thoughtfully planned for Thanksgiving Day. Our 2019 Thanksgiving BearFay Menu will be available soon. Please check back for more information. We look forward to hosting you this Thanksgiving.

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