Accommodations: Changes in Altitude

Changes in Altitude | 359 Hounds Run, Townsend, TN 37882
Changes in Altitude is an Executive or Family Retreat, and part of the Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro Family. This mountain home for Executive or Family Retreats is approximately 4 miles from Townsend/ Dancing Bear, 6 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, 25 miles from Gatlinburg and 18 miles from Pigeon Forge, the shopper’s haven of East Tennessee, and only 30 minutes from the Knoxville airport (TYS). “Changes in Altitude” is a custom mountain home consisting of 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, all nestled on 22 wooded acres at 2000 feet above sea level looking directly into the beautiful Smoky Mountain National Park. As soon as you drive through the electric gate at the base of the mountain, you’ll fall in love during the 1.25 mile climb up the asphalt paved driveway towards the luxurious mountain escape.
Recently updated with floor-to-ceiling windows, gorgeous hardwood floors, and tasteful decor throughout the 4200 square feet of beautifully appointed living space, you’ll find everything you need to feel as comfortable as humanly possible, including:
  • Master Bedroom: (upstairs) King-sized Bed
  • Bedroom 2 (Upstairs next to kitchen): Queen-sized Bed
  • Bedroom 3 (downstairs): Queen-sized Bed
  • Bedroom 4 (downstairs): 2 Twin-sized Beds
  • Queen /sleeper sofa downstairs
  • Wireless satellite internet access
  • Stacked washer and dryer
  • DirecTV with premium channels
  • Two stacked stone, real wood fireplaces (wood provided – seasonal usage)
  • 6 person hot tub
  • Antique pool table
  • Whole house music system with 14 speakers throughout both floors and both outside decks.


  • No smoking anywhere on the premises. A $400 fine will be imposed if this policy is violated.
  • No pets allowed
  • No parties or large gatherings
  • Must be at least 25 years old to book this house
  • No children under the age of 16
  • 4 GB of free Wifi is included! If you need/want more, it’s $10/per GB due to satellite charges from 3rd party vendor.
  • Premium Movie Channels provided at no charge. Rentals/ On Demand movies via DirecTV charged at a cost of $19.95 per movie. Pay Per View sporting events billed at cost plus $25.
This gorgeous property is available to book exclusively through the Dancing Bear Lodge Sales Office by calling 1- 800-369-0111 ext. 3.
  • Without a doubt the nicest...

    “Without a doubt the nicest place to stay and eat dinner. Accommodations were perfect from the hot tub on the back deck to the fireplace. We stayed in the Doe Knob cabin….king size bed comfortable as well as the two overstuffed leather chairs in front of the fireplace. Just wonderful. We will return.”

    – Trip Advisor Review

  • Just a short 2-hour drive...

    “We recently visited our son & his family & stayed at ‘The Dancing Bear Lodge’ on his recommendation. It was way beyond our expectation. We stayed in a one bedroom casita w/ fabulous bath. It had a kitchenette, living area w/ a fireplace in the woods. It couldn’t have been more charming. We’ll definitely be back!”

    – Yelp Review

  • Home Test Slider Short

    “The cabin at Dancing Bear, a deluxe, was beautifully rustically decorated, we had a huge comfy bed, and we absolutely loved making our own easy fire in the hearth with logs and fire starters available. There was fruit, homemade granola, and yogurt, as well as excellent coffee in our cabin for the morning.”

    – Trip Advisor Review

  • This is now my family’s favorite property...

    “This is now my family’s favorite property and hosts! We just returned from staying at Changes In Altitude, and we’re already discussing our next trip. The hosts are amazing, own the best restaurant in the area, and couldn’t have been more accommodating. I can’t recommend this property and pair of hosts highly enough.”

    – VRBO Review