Christmas Eve Dinner
Join us for dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro on Christmas Eve! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper has created a special 4-course menu so you and yours can celebrate the season with lovely food and drink!
New Year's Eve
Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper creates an incredible menu for the evening, including 5 amazing courses!
New Years Day Brunch
After a night of celebration and merriment, celebrate a new year with a specially curated New Years Day Smorgasbord "BearFay" prepared by Chef Shelley Cooper and her culinary team. Celebrate new beginnings with family and friends at The Bear!
Bistro Closed for Vacation
The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro will be Hibernating January 5-16th 2020 for maintenance, housekeeping and training.
*Dancing Bear Lodge remains open all year round. Breakfast offerings will be available at either The Dancing Bean Coffee House or Apple Valley Cafe during this time.
Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro
Make your sweetheart swoon over our four-course limited menu this Valentine's Day. The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's 2020 Valentine's Menu is available Wednesday, February 13th - Sunday, February 17th during normal dinner reservations.
Gallica Wine Dinner & Star Party
On February 27, 2020 Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro and the Smoky Mountain Astronomical Society go hand-in-hand for an incredible night of Appalachian cuisine, Gallica Vineyards Wine pairings, and an Incredible Star Viewing Party!
Celebration of Fireflies
The synchronized lightning bugs are one of the more unique adventures in the world! Join us along with the Smoky Mountain Guides for a once in a lifetime GSM Firefly experience! Private shuttle takes guests to the Spence cabin in Elkmont, dinner and drinks and firefly conversation included!
St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
Join us for the most fun and delightfully Irish dining experience of your life. Featuring Irish classics cooked to perfection, you'll think you've arrived at the Emerald Isle itself.
Our specialty Irish menu is available in honor of St. Patrick between March 17th - 19th through normal dinner reservations and is available for $45/pp plus tax & gratuity. Plus, we will be welcoming back Rich Mountain Celtic again as they take us on a delightful Appalachian Journey!
Spring Break Special at Dancing Bear Lodge
Complimentary dessert certificate to use at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro during your stay.
Complimentary trail map of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Complimentary certificate for a pound of Apple Valley’s locally roasted coffee.