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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 Mountain Heritage Center. Be sure to catch the live music playing every Friday night from 4:30pm-7:30pm at Peaceful Side Social in Townsend or a pop-up show at Peaceful Side’s Tap Room in Maryville. In June, there’s going to be Summer on Broadway and Craft Brew Week leading up to Hops in the Hills in Maryville. Peaceful Side Brewery & Tap Room will be participating this year, so be sure to swing by and visit! 

Calendar of Events 

  • Craft Brew Week – June 18th – 20th, Various Locations (Maryville) 

What’s New at the Lodge 

Stay, Wine, & Dine 

For fans of the Appalachian Bistro, we’re now offering a Stay, Wine, & Dine special. When you book your stay using the promo code WINE, you will receive a $135 gift card to the Appalachian Bistro (or any of our sister properties), a bottle of wine selected by our sommelier, and a special room rate. 

Curated Bistro Experience 

Exclusive to cabin guests is the new Curated Bistro Experience, where our chef and sommelier work together to curate a special menu with coordinating wine pairings built to suit the guests’ preferences. The Curated Bistro Experience is available as an Add-On when booking your stay. 

New Add-Ons 

We’re now offering two new Add-Ons for your stay! If you’re traveling with children, we now offer a National Park Coloring Book with soy-based Rock Crayons. If you have a sweet tooth, you will love our new Fudge Shop Sampler Add-On. 

Last Minute Deals 

If you’re looking for a quick getaway, you won’t want to miss our Stories on Instagram and Facebook! Turn on your notifications and be the first to know when we offer a last-minute special! 

Written by Channing Bragg