Holiday Parties

Plan Your Next Holiday Party With Us

When planning your next holiday party, look no further than Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in Townsend TN! Our spacious estate in the heart of the idyllic Great Smoky Mountains offers a variety of festive venue spaces, which can accommodate parties both small and large. From the moment you drive onto our forested property, you will feel immediately at ease as nature envelopes you and shuts out the rest of the world!

The Perfect Holiday Party Venue

Whether you’re planning a business event or a family & friends gathering for the holidays, we have both indoor and outdoor heated spaces available to create the perfect holiday party! Regardless of which space you choose, the majestic atmosphere of the Smokies and surrounding nature can be felt at every turn.

Dinner Parties

Ideally suited for indoor private functions, our spacious, barn wood, modern Event Hall with tall, arching ceilings and a breathtaking stone fireplace will set the mood for a festive time. Or if you prefer to celebrate the holidays in the great outdoors, The Landing, our covered pavilion space (complete with heaters) may be your party space of choice.

Pricing* for each space includes:

  • State-of-the-art audiovisual equipment gives you the option of adding slideshows or videos to your celebration, in either space.
  • Set-up, tables, chairs, linens and AV equipment


Covered Deck

Finally, the Bistro’s Covered Deck is also available to reserve for those who may want a seated dinner (10 – 20 people), with the added benefit of privacy and beautiful views.


Patio or Fire Pit Add-On Reservations

After you and your guests finish dinner, you could add on the option to continue the celebration by exclusively reserving the Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro patio or the fire pit for a cozy and festive time, including roasting s’mores!



Eat, Drink, & Be Merry

The Bistro & Executive Chef Shelley Cooper turn their complete attention to your holiday affair, creating unique dishes with an Appalachian culinary flair.

With customized dinners crafted by our nationally acclaimed chef and served by courteous and knowledgeable staff, the guests at your holiday party will savor our artful, authentic regional cuisine, and refreshing hand-crafted holiday cocktails from our fully stocked bar.

Each dish is thoughtfully prepared using the freshest available local sources. Combined with a great selection of regional craft beer on draft, wine, and mixed drinks, our farm-to-table restaurant is a holiday gift your guests will have cherished memories of for years to come!


Stay & Relax

After you celebrate the holiday season surrounded by family and friends, our gracious accommodations are available to ensure total comfort. Just a short walk from our event spaces, you and your guests can relax and simply enjoy being together after the party ends.

Then, retire to your individual holiday headquarters to unwind by the stone fireplace, soothe in your private hot tub, and prepare for the best night’s sleep you’ve ever experienced in our raved-about, cozy and comfortable beds.




The best gift you will give your friends & family this season is Smoky Mountain Memories…worth sharing and repeating!


*For pricing and detailed information, call Dancing Bear at 1-800-369-0111 extension 3 to tell us about your holiday party plans and check availability!

  • We had a wonderful week...

    “We had a wonderful week at Dancing Bear! Everyone was very complimentary of their experience, and the Dancing Bear staff provided great hospitality and service to the entire group. Everyone worked so hard to make our event a great success!”

    – Clayton Homes