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Activities in the Smoky Mountains

Your Basecamp to the Smokies

If you’re planning a vacation to Townsend, you’re probably going to visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. We are your base camp for exploring this spectacular corner of the world…

Smoky Mountains

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The Townsend Experience

We’re proud to be a part of this charming Southern town, so rich in history and scenic beauty. We won’t blame you if you spend most of your time nestled in your rustic Dancing Bear cabin, but we do have a few suggestions if you feel like venturing out and meeting some of our neighbors…


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Adventures to Discover

Adventures to Discover

With flowing waters and rolling hills, Townsend is rich with possibilities to soothe your soul or fire up your adrenaline. There are many things to do in Townsend TN. Whether your idea of fun is relaxing on the Little River in an inner tube or soaring above the treetops on a zip line, adventure awaits…


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Planning Your Trip to Dancing Bear

If you truly want to get the most out of your vacation, consult our calendar of local events to get a taste of what’s happening in the area and then make your trip to Dancing Bear happen.

Ski & Stay Package

January 25th, 2019 from 12:00 AM to February 10th, 2019 at 12:00 AM

This Weekender Package is available January 25th - 27th, 2019 or February 8th - 10th, 2019.

This is a two-night stay, all inclusive of cabin, breakfasts, and dinners for two nights, plus a shuttle to and from Ober Gatlinburg and the Sugarlands distillery on Saturday night.

Moonlight & Moonshine

February 1st, 2019 from 4:00 AM to February 17th, 2019 at 12:00 AM

This snow tubing and spirit tasting experience is available February 1st - 3rd, 2019 or February 15th - 17th, 2019.

Accommodations include choice of a 1 Bedroom Deluxe Cabin featuring a fireplace and hot tub, or modern comforts in a Luxury Villa. 

Valentine’s Dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

February 13th, 2019 from 5:00 PM to February 17th, 2019 at 9:00 PM

Make your sweetheart swoon over our four-course limited menu this Valentine's Day. The Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's 2019 Valentine's Menu is available Wednesday, February 13th - Sunday, February 17th during normal dinner reservations. 

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