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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Summer Concert Series

Summer Concert Series
06:00 pm - 06/09/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Dancing Bear Lodge presents the 2nd Annual Summer Concert Series! Join us and enjoy FREE Live Music on our Event Lawn starting at 6:00 pm. This summer’s exciting...

Mother's Day Brunch

Mother's Day Brunch
11:00 am - 05/13/2018

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...

Calluna Vineyards Wine Dinner

Calluna Vineyards Wine Dinner
06:00 pm - 05/03/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us Thursday, May 3rd for an evening of exceptional Appalachian cuisine & wine pairings presented by Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro and Calluna Vineyards. This...

Women's Wellness Weekend

Women's Wellness Weekend
03:30 pm - 04/27/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join Allison Foster at Dancing Bear Lodge April 27 – 29 for a yoga-inspired Women’s Wellness Weekend to renew, restore, rest, and breathe. You will enjoy beautiful...

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service

Easter Brunch & Sunrise Service
07:00 am - 04/01/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

We have special events planned at Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro for Easter Weekend March 31 – April 1, so book your reservations to stay with us in advance! -...

St. Patrick’s Chef’s Table Brunch

St. Patrick’s Chef’s Table Brunch
11:00 am - 03/18/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Experience a live cooking demonstration with Executive Chef Shelley Cooper as she prepares a 3-Course Brunch* of Authentic Irish Appalachian Fare! Guests can purchase...

Emerald Isles St. Patrick’s Day Dinner

Emerald Isles St. Patrick’s Day Dinner
05:00 pm - 03/17/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, we invite you to join us Saturday, March 17th for a special Appalachian-Irish inspired dinner menu, featuring unique dishes and...

Don & Sons Wine Dinner

Don & Sons Wine Dinner
06:00 pm - 02/10/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us Saturday, February 10th for an evening of outstanding Appalachian cuisine & wine pairings presented by Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro and Don & Sons. This...

Wine & the Woodsman Weekend

Wine & the Woodsman Weekend
04:00 pm - 02/09/2018

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Join us February 9th – 11th for the Wine & the Woodsman Weekend Getaway at Dancing Bear Lodge, located at the base of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park....

New Year's Eve Dinner

New Year's Eve Dinner
05:00 pm - 12/31/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Ring in the New Year with a delicious dinner at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper creates an incredible menu for the evening, including...

Christmas Eve Dinner

Christmas Eve Dinner
03:00 pm - 12/24/2017

At Dancing Bear Lodge

Eat, drink, and be merry at Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro's Christmas Eve Dinner! Executive Chef Shelley Cooper has created a special menu for the evening, including...

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...

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...

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