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6 Reasons to Choose Dancing Bear Lodge for your Smoky Mountain Corporate Event

6 Reasons to Choose Dancing Bear Lodge for your Smoky Mountain Corporate Event

Posted in All News on Jan 03, 2020

Dancing Bear Lodge is the perfect venue for a Smoky Mountain corporate event. Located in beautiful Townsend TN, we're just a quick trip outside of Chattanooga, Knoxville, and Maryville. From accommodations to meeting rooms to incredible food and drink, we can cover all the bases.

Smoky Mountain Cabins– The Perfect Winter Getaway

Smoky Mountain Cabins– The Perfect Winter Getaway

Posted in All News on Dec 11, 2019

The Great Smoky Mountains are majestic in any season, but if you haven’t seen the incredible Smoky Mountains in winter, you’re missing out and here’s why. Here are our top 5 reasons to visit Dancing Bear Lodge in the glory of wintertime for the quietest, coziest cabin rental getaway you never knew you needed.

Smoky Mountain Vacations and More For a Holiday to Remember

Smoky Mountain Vacations and More For a Holiday to Remember

Posted in All News on Dec 09, 2019

It’s the season of giving, and at Dancing Bear Lodge, we’ve got a lot of give! From gift cards to merch, we can help you find the perfect gift for even the toughest person on your shopping list. Maybe that special someone in your life prefers experiences to stuff? Then give the gift of a lovely Smoky Mountain vacation at the Bear.

Townsend TN Featured– 25 Most Stunning Mountain Towns in America

Townsend TN Featured– 25 Most Stunning Mountain Towns in America

Posted in All News on Nov 18, 2019

Reader's Digest recently named Townsend TN among the top 25 most stunning mountain towns in America, and Dancing Bear Lodge is proud to call this Smoky Mountain town home.

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Earns 5 Year Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro Earns 5 Year Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor

Posted in Bistro on Jun 05, 2019

The Appalachian Bistro at Dancing Bear Lodge was voted one of the top 25 most romantic restaurants in America by TripAdvisor. Read our latest blog post to see the steps we took to create an unforgettable experience in the Great Smokey Mountains.

Chef Shelley's Ambrosia Salad

Chef Shelley's Ambrosia Salad

Posted in Bistro, Recipes on May 30, 2019

Chef Shelley Cooper brings her culinary skills to the table with a unique twist on a classic recipe. Check out her recipe for Ambrosia Salad and try making it yourself!

Make Your Smoky Mountain Wedding Memorable With These Tips

Make Your Smoky Mountain Wedding Memorable With These Tips

Posted in Smoky Mountain Wedding Venues on Apr 25, 2019

Read our latest blog post on some tips to make sure that your Smoky Mountain wedding is an unforgettable experience. We'll cover the main things you need to consider to make sure you and your guests have the best time possible.

Sunday Brunch at the Bear

Sunday Brunch at the Bear

Posted in All News, Bistro on Apr 11, 2019

The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is happy to announce that starting Sunday, May 5th we will be opening our doors for brunch! Sunday Brunch at the Bear will be offered every Sunday from 11 am - 2 pm and will feature an incredible a la carte menu from our award-winning culinary team in addition to bottomless mimosas and a build-your-own Bloody Mary bar!

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.
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