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OpenTable: Dancing Bear Among 'Best Restaurants in Knoxville' Area

OpenTable: Dancing Bear Among 'Best Restaurants in Knoxville' Area

Posted in Bistro on Feb 26, 2019

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro has been recognized in several categories of OpenTable’s 2019 Diner’s Choice Awards, including Best Ambiance, Notable Wine List, Romantic, Special Occasions, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, American, and Best Restaurants in Knoxville. From the service to the food, people are loving the experience we offer at Dancing Bear.

America's 25 Most Romantic Restaurants

America's 25 Most Romantic Restaurants

Posted in All News, Bistro, Events on Feb 01, 2019

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is proud to have been named one of America's 25 Most Romantic Restaurants, just in time for Valentine's Day. Dancing Bear is serving up a gorgeous menu offering all week long, so for those who may prefer to miss out on all the hustle and bustle of the day of activities, we are serving up a week of cupid's finest. With our Valentine's Special Menu available from February 13th through February 17th, the Valentine's Dinner at Dancing Bear is available through a regularley scheduled dinner reservation.

2019 Events

2019 Events

Posted in All News, Events on Dec 14, 2018

Announcing the 2019 Events Schedule for Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro. Plan your trip to the Peaceful Side of the Smokies around the best events of 2019.

Dancing Bear Brand Apparel Now Available

Dancing Bear Brand Apparel Now Available

Posted in All News on Dec 03, 2018

Just in time for the holidays, Dancing Bear Lodge has expanded our online store to give our guests the ability to enjoy a bit of the Smoky Mountain experience wherever home may be. Now you can look stylish, stay warm this winter, and show your love for Dancing Bear while on the go.

Beautiful Options Make Dancing Bear Stand Out Among Wedding Venues in the Tennessee Mountains

Beautiful Options Make Dancing Bear Stand Out Among Wedding Venues in the Tennessee Mountains

Posted in All News on Nov 21, 2018

A picture-perfect country wedding in the Smokies is something most brides and grooms dream about. For your consideration, Dancing Bear Lodge and our sister property, Apple Valley Mountain Village, offer a wide range of options and multiple wedding venues in the Tennessee Mountains to accommodate a variety of needs and budgets.

Tourism Award Winner - 2018 Best of Blount Award with Peyton Manning

Tourism Award Winner - 2018 Best of Blount Award with Peyton Manning

Posted in All News, Events on Nov 02, 2018

"Future NFL Hall of Fame quarterback and University of Tennessee icon Peyton Manning wowed nearly 1,000 attendees Thursday night as the Blount Partnership celebrated its 17th annual Best of Blount Awards ceremony." The Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro was awarded the honor of the 2018 Best of Blount Tourism Award. "The Best of Blount Awards focus on the Blount County community as a whole rather than only on the business sector. It celebrates those individuals and businesses that give their time and resources to make this area an outstanding place to live and work."

Chattanooga Magazine - Grains & Grits Festival Plans to Elevate Culinary Experience

Chattanooga Magazine - Grains & Grits Festival Plans to Elevate Culinary Experience

Posted in Activities, All News, Bistro, Events on Oct 26, 2018

“The chefs participating in this year’s festival are passionate about the whiskey, our region and the culture and their cuisine will be representative of this,” said Cooper. “Whiskey is great for drinking, but the chefs will show how whiskey has broader applications and can also be used for cooking.” Shelley Cooper, Executive Chef of the Appalachian Bistro, is featured in an article titled "Grains & Grits Festival Plans to Elevate Culinary Experience" for Chattanooga Magazine. Here is an excerpt from the Oct. 2018 article sharing the festival's new additions and culinary elevation: Executive Chef Shelley Cooper, a participant in the Grains & Grits Festival since its inception, is leading this year’s culinary component of the event. She finds that showcasing the ability of chefs in the region provides a new perspective.

The Wall Street Journal - Food & Drink:  'America’s Most Satisfying Salad'

The Wall Street Journal - Food & Drink: 'America’s Most Satisfying Salad'

Posted in All News, Bistro, Recipes on Oct 18, 2018

Chef Shelley Cooper is quoted by The Wall Street Journal's Food & Drink section for an article titled "America's Most Satisfying Salad." Here is an excerpt from the Sept. 2018 article by Louisa Shafia about Kilt greens, the Appalachian salad doused with delicious bacon fat: "Also known as killed lettuce, this unabashedly indulgent sort of salad hails from Appalachia. 'It’s a warm bacon salad, or wilted greens,' said Shelley Cooper, the chef at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro in East Tennessee. 'It’s just we call it kilt.'"

5 Great Reasons to Plan Your Knoxville Holiday Party at Dancing Bear Lodge

5 Great Reasons to Plan Your Knoxville Holiday Party at Dancing Bear Lodge

Posted in All News on Sep 27, 2018

Holiday Party Venue

It’s never too early to start planning your group’s Knoxville Holiday Party or Maryville Office Holiday Party. Now that fall has arrived, Dancing Bear Lodge wants to encourage you to book your event now so you stand a greater chance of getting our facilities and accommodations on the choice of dates you really want.

Five Reasons to Book Your Knoxville Holiday Party at Dancing Bear Lodge Right Now

1: Our Smoky Mountain Luxury Resort

Maryville holiday party venues No party is too small or too large for choosing Dancing Bear Lodge as your Maryville TN holiday party venue. Parties ranging from 12 to 60 peopl...


6 Fun Activities for Your Next Tennessee Corporate Retreat

6 Fun Activities for Your Next Tennessee Corporate Retreat

Posted in All News on Sep 26, 2018

Tennessee Corporate Retreat

The famous William Holbrook Beard painting “The Dancing Bear” — the inspiration for our resort’s name, serves as a nod to the New York Stock Exchange after a successful day of business. This is our rallying cry for the advancement of timeless business principles. By serving as a location for Tennessee corporate retreats, we are helping companies achieve greater prosperity.

Tennessee Corporate Retreat Ideas: How to Plan a Corporate Retreat

Dancing Bear Lodge is known as a leisurely getaway, but we set the tone for business gatherings by serving as a location for corporate retreats in Tennessee...

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