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Host Your Leadership Workshop

Whether you are planning a team-building retreat, a leadership workshop, a corporate dinner or luncheon, or an incentive trip for your top performers, Dancing Bear Event Center & Lodge in Townsend, Tennessee offers your attendees a look at the Peaceful Side of the Smokies they will remember for years to come. Time spent getting to know the other attendees, focusing on the task at hand in our secluded meeting space away from the hustle & bustle of daily life, and seeking adventures that only the Smoky Mountains offer all contribute to the unique experiences only available here at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in Townsend, Tennessee.

Shuttle service is available to and from the Knoxville and Maryville areas. Be sure to inquire at time of booking!

Dancing Bear Lodge has teamed with the Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont for unique training that will help your team members build the leadership skills necessary to deal with a rapidly changing world. This is a great idea for companies seeking Knoxville Corporate Events, Maryville Company Retreats, or corporate retreats in the Smoky Mountains.

Sample topics to explore in your workshop:

  • Teambuilding
  • Effective Communication
  • Emotional Intelligence
  • Understanding Differences
  • Leading Change
  • Executive Coaching
  • Managing Conflict
  • Executive Presence
  • And many more to fit your specific needs…

You’ll leave the Peaceful Side of the Smokies feeling recharged and inspired!

The Great Smoky Mountains Institute at Tremont is a non-profit residential environmental education center that provides in-depth experiences through education programs that celebrate ecological and cultural diversity, foster stewardship, and nurture appreciation of The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. GSMIT offers year-round workshops for nature-lovers of all ages.


Dancing Bear’s accommodations make it easy for you to unwind after a day of learning and team-building.


Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro offers a refined assortment of regionally inspired dishes Chef Shelley Cooper creates with unique flavor combinations.


How Can Our Space Satisfy the Needs of Your Upcoming Workshop?

Request information by calling (865) 448-6000 or email to speak with our group coordinators for more information.