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Dancing Bear Lodge is My Happy Place

“My VERY favorite memory, was the evening I stumbled upon Dancing Bear!  I had been in Cade’s Cove photographing wildlife. On my drive out, I remembered seeing the Dancing Bear Bistro sign on my way in, earlier that day. What a surprise! After a wonderful dinner, I did NOT return home to Chattanooga… instead, I spent the night at Dancing Bear!  It is now my “happy place” and I take my friends there as often as I can!  Of course, I love my favorite chef there!  #lovedancingbear
This pic goes with my story. My friend Janie is from Gainesville Florida. I fell on Labor Day and severely broke my shoulder (in Lenoir City on my way to Townsend). This pic was 1st week in October. I was not supposed to be driving but HAD to drive up from Chattanooga to see her on her visit to the Smokies.  HAD to take her to Dancing Bear!”

– Bridget Johnston

We would love to hear your “Stories of the Smokies” too! Submit your story, photo, video, or a combination of these and we will share some of the best entries on our Facebook page. If your entry is randomly selected, you will receive a FREE weeknight stay* in one of our beautiful accommodations, so you can create even more Smoky Mountain Memories! Learn complete details and submit your entry on our contest page.