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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I went here for a 20th anniversary. It was a very relaxing place. The cabin we stayed in had all amenities that we needed. The staff was very accommodating. We ate in the new bistro which was delicious. They have very unique dishes with excellent preparation. We would both highly recommend dancing bear lodge and the bistro.

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knoxville,tn
Reviewed 1 week ago

This was my third stay at Dancing Bear and once again, the attention to detail was exceptional. The cabins are clean and the bedding is incredibly comfortable. The kitchen is stocked with Dancing Bear granola and coffee, yogurt, orange juice, and fruit for breakfast. A wood burning fireplace, private back porch with swing and rocking chairs, plus a hot tub...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just a short 2-hour drive from Chattanooga, this property has the rustic warmth of a simpler time AND all of the amenities of a modern get-away: sumptuous bedding, wood-burning fireplaces, comfortable lounging, porch swings and rocking chairs, hiking trails, the mercantile with mountain crafts, antique shops within minutes, and beauty all around! However, our primary reason for visiting this property...

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Knoxville, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Dancing bear is a wonderful retreat on the peaceful side of the Smokys. The cabins are wonderful and the bistro will delight your senses. A must stay for anyone who is looking for a restful, beautiful retreat for themselves, couples or family. The area is gorgeous and if you enjoy hiking or biking you are only minutes away from...

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Loudon, Tennessee
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I stayed at Dancing Bear in one of their log cabins. It was a chilly evening so the fire place and hot tub were perfect amenities, especially after a wonderful dinner at their restaurant which also has a nice fireplace by the bar. The new owners have thought of everything; we will be back on a regular...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Within 5 minutes of arrival, I was already planning my next visit. The staff was extremely friendly and helpful. The property is lovely, and I had a top-notch meal at the on-site bistro restaurant. The cabin itself was clean, charming, and cozy. The decor was modern and elegant, while maintaining a rustic cabin style. I enjoyed every minute, and can't...

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Corryton, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Overall the cabin was lovely. Although not secluded, the neighboring cabin was hardly noticeable from within or the porch area. The bedrooms were fantastic. My only "complaint," so to speak, would be the seating for the living room. What was available was in good condition. However, I would think have 2 bedrooms each with king beds would support the assumption...

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Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Thank you Kelley! We apologize that we didn't have enough seating for you. We'll definitely take a look at that situation. But we're glad you enjoyed your stay!!

Chattanooga, Tennessee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is one of Townsend’s new upscale lodgings. We didn’t stay in one of the more expensive private cabins, but took advantage of an off-season discount to stay in one of the newly-built “semi-detached villas.” My wife and I loved the modern high-ceiling loft stylings with large wrap around windows. By day you can look up and see the trees,...

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South Haven, Michigan
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dancing Bear Lodge is perfection! Staff was great & very accommodating. Cabins are so charming and clean. We loved having a kitchen in our cabin for breakfast (and such a huge plus that yogurt and delicious granola and coffee is provided!). We thoroughly enjoyed walking to the Appalachian Bistro - it's fabulous! We were amazed at the incredible food and...

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Mark O, Owner at Dancing Bear Lodge, responded to this review

Chris - Many thanks for staying with us and the glowing review! Can't wait to have you back again!

Rocky Top
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a wonderful place with wonderful kind people and fun places to go! Huge Tub and outside personal Jacuzzi, fire place, feather soft bed, walking distance to restaurant, beautiful cabin and local!!

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Hot Tub
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Microwave
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  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Centered in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dancing Bear Cabins are known as East Tennessee's ultimate vacation basecamp offering charming Southern hospitality. It's picturesque location and luxurious amenities offer guests an opportunity to relax and rejuvenate after trekking mountain trails and exploring surrounding areas. With 36 acres featuring intimate rustic cabins and countless sports and activities, Dancing Bear Cabins creates a comforting retreat tailor-made for the adventurer in all of us. We welcome our guests to experience the best the Smokies have to offer by reserving one of our charming cabins. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Dancing Bear Lodge

Address: 7140 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
Region: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Price Range: $215 - $443 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Dancing Bear Lodge 3.5*
Number of rooms: 29
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