Smoky Mountain Resort


Smoky Mountain Resort

Our Smoky Mountain resort and cabin rentals offer various styles and sizes of accommodations to meet most needs and budgets, from our spacious Le Conte Cabin to the Evergreen Cottage. No matter the amenities and lodging features, each space at Dancing Bear Lodge sets the stage for a rejuvenating experience and fond memories yet to be made.

Full-Service Lodging & Amenities

Dancing Bear Lodge offers a level of rustic comfort and service that sets it apart from what many have come to expect from cabin rentals or standard hotels in the Townsend, TN area. We are a full-service Lodge with hotel-like amenities such as daily housekeeping, WiFi, fireplaces, pillow topped mattresses, hot tubs, fresh ground Dancing Bean coffee, complimentary snack & adventure basket and 10% coupon for Breakfast from Apple Valley Cafe. You’ll find your accommodations stocked with conditioning shampoo, soap, lotion, and other essentials. Our cabins and cottages with full kitchens are supplied with all cooking and dinnerware, as well as delicious, fresh ground, and locally roasted coffee- the “Special Appalachian Blend” from Dancing Bean Coffee Co. Just like staying in a Townsend, TN hotel, you don’t have to bring anything from home except yourself and your clothes — just relax and let the serenity soak in.

Step Into The Smokies

Our Smoky Mountain Resort is your base camp for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, located just minutes from our property. Guests love the proximity to this tranquil and peaceful National Park, home to over 187,000 acres of Appalachian forest, which includes hundreds of miles of rivers, lakes, streams, wildlife habitats and more. There is no wonder as to why our gorgeous area is referred to as the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.

Tesla and EV Destination Charging

Additionally, our property offers a Destination Charging station for Tesla vehicles. Available to patrons, our charging station features one Tesla Connector, with up to 13kW. We also offer a Grizzl-E Level 2 EV Charger on property. Please note, we do NOT have converters available. We offer one of the only local electronic vehicle charging destinations in the Great Smoky Mountains, making Townsend hotel a great stop to recharge.

Accessible Accommodations

While many of our Villas have ramps with roll-in access, Sugarlands #2 is ADA compliant, and offers those with mobility issues the same level of access as all other guests. To learn more about our wheelchair accessible lodging, please click here or give our friendly staff a call at (865) 448-6000

(865) 448-6000

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Book an Excursion or Guided Tour

Don’t forget to plan activities during your stay. We recommend using Smoky Mountain Guides to explore Smoky Mountain National Park on a small group adventure.

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Hotel in Townsend, TN

Villas in Townsend Hotel Near Cades Cove TN


These modern villas redefine rustic comfort accommodations for Hotels near Cades Cove Tennessee. They offer two detached sleeping areas, each with its own private bath and connected by an adjoining door. It’s perfect for pairs of couples, families who want to rent the whole cabin, or single couples to rent just one side.

Cabins and Hotels in Townsend TN

Le Conte Cabin

The Le Conte is our largest cabin on site and consists of an open floor plan with a floating wall, situated between the “bedroom” side of the cabin and the “living” side, with a fireplace and large Den for those who appreciate the best at a hotel in Townsend TN featuring cabins with kitchens. Conveniently located next to Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro & Lodge Event Center.

Hotels and Cottages in Townsend TN

Evergreen Cottage

Evergreen Cottage, lovely rustic lodging in Townsend TN, offers two separate sleeping areas each with their own private bath and large garden tub, connected by an adjoining door. Separate entrances are connected by the front porch. It’s perfect for pairs of couples who want to rent the whole cabin or single couples to rent just one side.

Hotels in Townsend 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

1 Bedroom Deluxe Plus

These romantic cabins in Townsend TN with full kitchens are your home away from home in Townsend, TN, perfect for those who want to prepare meals, or get cozy in front of the stone fireplace. Located in the rear of our estate and surrounded on three sides by a wooded area, it’s just a short walk on the trail to The Bistro.

1 Bedroom Deluxe Hotel Townsend TN

1 Bedroom Deluxe

Melt into the plush king-sized bed with oversize feather pillow top. Choose this cabin rental in Townsend TN if you don’t plan to use a cook-top kitchen with accessories. Smokemont, Doe Knob, and Rabbit Creek are located in the rear of the estate with a wooded area behind them while Meigs Trail, Elkmont, and Metcalf Bottoms are situated…

Hotels in Townsend 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom

2 Bedroom / 2 Bath Lofts

Recently renovated to add a second bathroom upstairs, these cabins each accommodate a maximum of 5 people, with the use of the Sleeper Sofa in the den. The 2 bedroom lodging near Cades Cove located at the edge of the property are ideal for pairs of couples who want to share space but have their own facilities.

Townsend Tennessee Alum Cave Lodging

Luxury Loft

This newly built cabin accommodates a maximum of 5 people, with the use of the Sofa Sleeper in the den. The 2 bedroom lodging near Cades Cove located at the edge of the property is ideal for pairs of couples who want to share space but have their own facilities. The back porch offers serene woods and the sound of a babbling creek.

Rocky Top Cabin

Rocky Top

This one-of-a-kind two bedroom two bath cabin is located on private acreage, with a huge balcony offering scenic views of the great smoky mountains. This property offers one king and one queen bed, a full chef’s size kitchen and living area. Amenities include premium appliances and bedding, cable TV, complimentary wifi, a seasonal gas burning fireplace and screened in porch.

Hotels in Townsend with Addon Amenities

Room Add-ons

From time to time, we present special offerings and events to our guests of our Hotel in Townsend TN with add-on amenities like flowers, in-cabin massage, and more. Make sure you check back often and join our email list to be the first to know about offerings and specials from Dancing Bear Lodge and the Appalachian Bistro.

Townsend TN ADA Compliant Hotels

ADA Compliant

We offer ADA-compliant vacation rental. Discover the bliss of the Peaceful Side of the Smokies in the Sugarlands Villa, featuring ample parking, van access, a roll-in ramp entrance, a roll-in shower, bathroom and shower hand rails, and shower chair.

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