Dancing Bear Lodge


137 Apple Valley Way
Townsend TN  37882

Phone: (865) 448-6000

Dancing Bear Lodge

Vacation Basecamp for the Smokies!

Vacation Basecamp of the Smokies
Stirred by the sapphire mist that envelops our mountain vistas, the Cherokee people named the Great Smoky Mountains the place of blue smoke. At Dancing Bear, we call them our back yard. Whether visiting the Smokies for relaxation, sport, romance or business, Dancing Bear Lodge in Townsend, Tennessee, inspires getaways as expansive and free-spirited as the Smokies themselves.

Our Smoky Mountain lodge is ideally located for both a relaxing retreat and an engaging open-air adventure. Dancing Bear offers a number of impressively-constructed, luxurious cabins adjacent to Little River in Townsend, Tennessee. Only 5 minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 25 minutes from the Knoxville Airport, our 36-acre estate is sure to provide you and your family or associates with an unforgettable escape.

Reawaken your spirit by indulging in the rustic luxury of Dancing Bear Lodge and our awe-inspiring panoramas. Catch your breath with air as fresh and crisp as nearby crystalline streams. Add an inviting network of scenic hiking and bicycling trails, regionally inspired cuisine in the Dancing Bear Dining Room and easy access to prime golfing and shopping—and you’ve discovered East Tennessee’s ultimate vacation basecamp. Make your reservations today.


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Events

Thanksgiving Feast

Thanksgiving Feast
12:00 pm - 11/23/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro for a fantastic Thanksgiving Feast*, sure to please the entire family! On Thursday, November 23rd, from 12:00 – 6:00...

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Ital-Achian Wine Pairing Dinner

Ital-Achian Wine Pairing Dinner
06:00 pm - 10/19/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

ITAL-ACHIAN Wine Pairing Dinner: An Italy Meets Appalachia Culinary Experience Join us Thursday, October 19th as Francis Ford Coppola Winery & Dancing Bear Appalachian...

Workshop - Experiential Learning for Business Education

Workshop - Experiential Learning for Business Education
11:30 am - 09/18/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join Marketplace Simulations as we host an interactive training workshop on the use of simulations for business education. This free event is for those that are...

Fall Bicycle Bash

Fall Bicycle Bash
09:00 am - 09/16/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Register now because the Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 16 for the Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash, sponsored by Blount County Partnership. You’ll find...

Total Solar Eclipse Party!

Total Solar Eclipse Party!
12:00 pm - 08/21/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Update: We have GOLD & PLATINUM tickets available for the Eclipse Party! Complete details posted in event comments! ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ Join...

Bacon at the Bear

Bacon at the Bear
06:00 pm - 08/05/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us for an evening that is dedicated to a great cause, and also celebrates the second anniversary of Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! This casual, interactive...

2nd Annual Bacon at the Bear!

2nd Annual Bacon at the Bear!
06:00 pm - 08/05/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Complete event details & menu to be announced soon! The 2nd Annual “Bacon at the Bear – An Appalachian Culinary Experience” will be held on Saturday, August...

2nd Annual Sweethearts of the Smokies

2nd Annual Sweethearts of the Smokies
04:00 pm - 07/29/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Emily Ann Roberts headlines the 2nd Annual “Sweethearts of the Smokies Music Festival” on Saturday, July 29 – rain or shine – at the Dancing Bear Lodge Outdoor...

Alexander Valley Wine Pairing Dinner

Alexander Valley Wine Pairing Dinner
06:00 pm - 06/15/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us Thursday, June 15th for an evening of outstanding Appalachian cuisine & wine pairings presented by Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro and Alexander Valley Vineyards. This...

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch
11:00 am - 05/14/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Mother’s Day is a time to celebrate and honor mothers, grandmothers, and great-grandmothers for their devotion to, and love of, family. What better way to show...

Welcome Reception for Townsend's New Police Chief

Welcome Reception for Townsend's New Police Chief
04:00 pm - 05/03/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us in welcoming Police Chief Kevin Condee to the Townsend Police Department! On Wednesday, May 3rd from 4:00 - 6:00 pm, Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro will...

Justin Wine Dinner at Dancing Bear

Justin Wine Dinner at Dancing Bear
06:00 pm - 04/27/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us for a Five-Course Wine experience on April 27th! Chef Shelley will be pairing these celebrated wines with Appalachian inspired flavors. Cocktail Hour 6pm...

2nd Annual Health & Wellness Weekend

2nd Annual Health & Wellness Weekend
11:00 am - 04/21/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

If you are looking for an opportunity to disconnect from your daily routine and reconnect with yourself mentally and physically, join us for our 2nd annual Health...

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service
11:00 am - 04/16/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us for our special Easter Weekend for the whole family! At 7:00 am, our annual Easter Sunrise Service will be held on the Event Lawn, and is open to the public....

An Evening with Ronni Lundy

An Evening with Ronni Lundy
06:00 pm - 01/28/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join Executive Chef Shelley Cooper in welcoming Ronni Lundy, author of Victuals – An Appalachian Journey, with Recipes, along with “Victuals Guest Chefs” Travis...

Smoky Mountain Snowdown Festival

Smoky Mountain Snowdown Festival
10:00 am - 01/26/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Make plans to attend the 2017 Smoky Mountain Snowdown Festival, January 26 – 29! Welcome to our Smoky Mountain Resort offering luxury cabin rentals, restaurant...

New Year's Eve Dinner & After Party

New Year's Eve Dinner & After Party
05:00 pm - 12/31/2016

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro, followed by a fun-filled after party! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper has created...

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve Dinner
03:00 pm - 12/24/2016

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us for dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro on Christmas Eve! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper has created a special menu for the evening, including 5 amazing...

Thanksgiving Dinner

Thanksgiving Dinner
12:00 pm - 11/24/2016

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us November 24th from 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm, at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro for a fantastic Thanksgiving feast, sure to please the entire family! In the...

Dancing Bear Bike Bash

Dancing Bear Bike Bash
07:30 am - 09/17/2016

At Dancing Bear Lodge

The Bash is Back! Join us on Saturday, September 17 for the Dancing Bear Bicycle Bash, benefiting Bike Elf! This amazing organization provides bicycles to children...

New Hope's 1st Annual Bacon at the Bear

New Hope's 1st Annual Bacon at the Bear
06:00 pm - 08/06/2016

At Dancing Bear Lodge

“Bacon at the Bear” is a benefit for New Hope Blount County Children’s Advocacy Center in partnership with the Dancing Bear Lodge to offer food created by...

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