Our Townsend Hotel Property has 36 acres of luxury accommodations and more tucked in to a picturesque corner of Eastern Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. When you visit us in person, you’ll discover…

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We have a total of 21 luxury accommodations on the Townsend hotel property, including two brand new modern villas, available to rent for a night, a full week or a weekend. Most of these feature a hot tub, full kitchen and stone fireplace, as well as beds so comfortable that your cares will melt away. You can read a book from a rocking chair on the deck while enjoying the wooded areas all around you. Inside each cabin, you’ll be able to enjoy Wireless Internet Access so you can connect your gadgets if you need to touch base with the real world, plus Apple Valley Locally Roasted Coffee. Enjoy the luxuries of a hotel such as housekeeping. To see the distinctions between our various cabins, see the options on the right.

In addition to our beautiful accommodations, Changes in Altitude is part of the Dancing Bear Lodge and Appalachian Bistro Family. Located approximately 4 miles from Townsend/ Dancing Bear, this custom mountain home is perfect for Executive or Family Retreats.

The Restaurant

The new Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is inspired by the familiar foods and time tested recipes of the region, handed down, generation to generation, lovingly prepared with the freshest ingredients. Our creative chefs and bartenders pour their hearts into making food and craft cocktails that you’ll fall in love with as much as the elegant décor. We suggest making reservations to dine with us, 5-9 pm on Wednesdays through Sundays.  You can arrange for your party’s table by calling (865) 336-2138 or making a reservation online.

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The Wedding & Corporate Events Center

Adjoining the restaurant is a brand new structure to host weddings, reunions, corporate meetings, and more. It can accommodate groups as large as 100 people seated or 125 cocktail style. Just outside, it connects to a fire pit that’s perfect for roasting s’mores and enjoying good conversation. A 100-foot by 50-foot Event Lawn with a breathtaking Pavilion presents a picture-perfect venue for outdoor weddings and performances. For information on this space hosting your upcoming event, call Christi Silliman at 1.800.369.0111 ext 3.

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The Apple Valley Country Stores & Café

It just isn’t a real journey to the Smokies if you don’t stop to sample the homemade fudge at Apple Valley, right? You can enjoy a bite of breakfast, lunch or dinner in our Café and take home a souvenir of your time in Townsend like a beautiful quilt or a yummy jar of jelly. We are working to make this iconic shopping center even better than the place you know and love! We serve breakfast to Dancing Bear guests in the Apple Valley Cafe. When you show the key to your cabin, you get a complimentary continental breakfast with Greek yogurt, fresh fruit, our homemade granola, and orange juice or coffee OR 10% off any hot breakfast items.

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Dancing Bear mercantile, a premier store in Townsend TN
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The Fitness Center

Enjoy your time in the Smokies guilt-free with a state of the art fitness center located next to the Apple Valley Country Stores and Café. Dancing Bear Guests can get short-term passes to gain unlimited access to the free weights, cardio equipment and other new machines to get their endorphins going.

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Fitness Center at our Townsend TN Hotel

Hiking Trails

We have 2 miles of twisting paths that take you from one corner of the property to the other and all points in between. A peaceful stroll through the Dancing Bear property, or the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, can be just what you need to reconnect with nature and those around you.

GSMNP trails and waterfalls near our Townsend property
GSMNP trails and adventures near our Townsend property
An abundance of beautiful trails near our Townsend property
Waterfalls and hiking trails in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Pretty awesome, right? We have everything you need to enjoy a fantastic stay in the Smokies. The hardest part of the journey may be going back home.