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  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and ...
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Recent guest reviews

My wife and I enjoyed a wonderful meal tonight, the salmon and heirloom tomatoes were outstanding. Very glad we enjoyed top notch service from Brad, he shares a high level of knowledge and passion about the food sources similar to how Juliette was so good at when she was at Dancing Bear. Hope we have Brad serve us in the future.

Our family recently stayed at Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, TN. It was our first stay in a cabin and my husband and myself thoroughly enjoyed it. I would certainly recommend a visit there. It was a smidge pricey, but it was such a wonderful quiet stay that it was worth it! It is tucked away up in the hills and if you didn't know it was there you would miss it. They have a great cafe located beside Apple Valley Farms (the salads are amazing) but they have the Bistro for your nightly dining that is just lovely. We could not have asked for more personable attention and they were very prompt to meet any and all needs that we had. My one regret is that we never took advantage of the morning breakfast included in the price of your stay. Next time for sure! Would we go back, absolutely! Our fur babies had a great time as well, and if I had to tout one downside there was not nearly enough grass for there potty needs. There was pine straw but it wasn't there favorite place to go.

A split between High Hampton Inn in Highlands NC and Blackberry Farm. Fresh food in a mountain atmosphere. Exquisite seafood and meat. Lodging is cosy and private. Smores by the campfire. We cant wait to return.

The website promotes that they have an ADA compliant room in Sugarlands 2. This is false. The parking lot in front of this unit is gravel and slopes downward toward the entry where the gravel is very thick. The roll in shower that is touted cannot be accessed as the bathroom door swings inward blocking access to the shower. The bathroom itself has several features that are not ADA compliant. This was very disappointing as I called beforehand and was assured this was ADA compliant. We paid above what we normally would to stay here because of the assurances we were given, Just be honest ! This Is not only disappointing but dangerous for someone like my husband who is wheelchair bound.

For our last vacation before school started we chose the Smokies and the quieter Townsend side. My boys,11&5, loved their loft bedroom and our overall experience. Facilities & dining were excellent! We will return soon.

The pictures that we saw online did not do this place justice. We were pleasantly surprised as we arrived at our cabin. We stayed in Abram Falls. The cabin was beautifully furnished and very clean. Although we did not use it, there is a hot tub on the back deck along with a swing and 2 rocking chairs. It was very nice to sit on the deck after dinner. The s’mores in the evening offered by the Bistro were a plus. We also enjoyed the hiking trails on the property. I would not hesitate in the least recommending this property. We will definitely return!

Super friendly staff, nice tucked away place! We loved our cabin & the landscape! Enjoyed s’mores by the fire pit, the hammocks. Relaxing environment! Had complementary bikes too! Breakfast was unique & delicious.

A great property off the beaten path - comfortable cabins, great food, and a friendly staff. The Bistro on site is excellent. From the amuse bouche to the wonderful desserts, the meal was delicious. Carefully sourced ingredients, many from the property, make each dish served at it's seasonal peak of flavor. Brad took great care of us and carefully explained Chef Shelled Cooper's vision for the dishes he served us. Great food, great service, and a beautiful setting nestled in the woods. Stay at one of the cabins and stroll back to your cabin through the hemlocks.

Beautiful, well maintained resort 10 minutes from the national park. Stayed in a large one-bedroom cabin. Super clean, comfy bed, good breakfast included at the Bistro, small hot tub on private deck, quiet location. Bike rental was included which was nice to pedal on the Townsend bike path. Office staff was helpful and friendly. We would book again.

We are always looking for non-chain places when we drive from Alabama to family in Pennsylvania and hit on this one with just a few hours to go last night. Great cabins (we could have used a one-BR but only two-BR available), friendly people, nice restaurant with good breakfast, and lovely forest environment for a peaceful, quiet night.

Apple Valley Way Townsend TN

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining

Dancing Bear Lodge is located within a few miles (5 km) of The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum and Dark Island Swinging Bridge. This 20-room, 3.5-star lodge welcomes guests with free breakfast, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast offered each morning. In addition to a meal at the onsite restaurant, you can also enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Get a pick-me-up at the coffee shop/café.


A TV comes with cable channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.

Property features

Guests staying at Dancing Bear Lodge enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and a garden. A stay here includes free parking. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Luxury Cabin, 1 King Bed (Leconte) (Pet Friendly)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Plus Cabin, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly)

King 1 | Sleeps 4

Deluxe Cabin, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly)

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Villa, 2 Queen Beds (Semi-Detached)

Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

80.0% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 737 reviews

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