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Dancing Bear Lodge

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Certificate of Excellence
Centered in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dancing Bear Lodge is 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 Lodge 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.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Breakfast Available
Conference Facilities
Electric vehicle charging station
Hot Tub
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Air conditioning
Refrigerator in room
Family Rooms
Non-smoking rooms
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We absolutely loved our weekend at Dancing Bear Lodge. Everything was so beautiful and perfect from the beginning to the end. Townsend, TN. is the most quaint adorable town filled with lovely people. The cabin itself was perfect! It was spacious and everything was cleaned
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This place is a hidden gem on the quiet side of The Smokies! If you like privacy with outstanding cuisine and awesome customer service without the price tag of a similar nearby resort then this place is your spot! Amy went above and beyond to fulfill all our requests. We
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Response from jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
We are so happy that you had a wonderful stay with us and that Amy could accommodate you during your visit. Please come back to visit us.
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We had a fabulous stay at Dancing Bear Lodge! Front desk staff couldn't be nicer. Cabin was spotless and the bed..was so comfy!!! Soaking tub, grounds for walks, coffee in the room.....even a mini fidge!! Can't wait to return!!
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Response from jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Lodge
Responded 1 week ago
Thanks for the review Eileen. It's wonderful to hear you had a fabulous stay with us!
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We had booked a cabin with Dancing Bear expecting a kitchenette. We had mistakenly booked one without one. The management promptly brought us a weber grill, cooking utensils and charcoal within 15 minutes. WOW.. The cabins are cozy, rustic and exactly what you would expect
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Response from jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Lodge
Responded 3 weeks ago
Steve, thank you for letting us know that you needed the grill so we could promptly take care of you. We're glad that the restaurant was also to your liking. We appreciate your recommendation and hope to see you again soon.
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We stayed here for 2 nights in late January at the Jack Pine cabin. It was a nice experience and provided a welcome change from a typical hotel yet provided most of the same accommodations. The cabin was well maintained and the beds comfortable. The setting near the Smokey
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Response from jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Lodge
Responded 5 weeks ago
Thanks for letting us know that the staff took good care of you. We're sorry if any weekend guests at the restaurant did not respect the signage and made things inconvenient for you. We are glad that this did not affect your enjoyment of the rest of your stay. Thanks for sharing a tip with other TripAdvisor guests.
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Little Greenbriar hot tub on the rear balcony
Closest airport to fly into?
McGhee Tyson in Knoxville.
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We have a Tesla charger yes ! It’s in front of the Evergreen cabin and is only used occasionally. We have never had to “reserve” it so shouldn’t be an issue . To be perfectly safe please let us know if you decide to stay with us — the specifics of the length of time you may need the charger and the dates. Many Thanks !
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Any 3 bedroom, 3 baths.?
I would definitely call them. They own a massive house overlooking the mountains in a different area there that can be rented. Might be worth looking into depending on your budget and needs.
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We have stayed in the cabin last New Year’s and enjoyed the stay. It was a two bedroom and had plenty of room for kids so I don’t see any problem. Summertime is great in the area with lots of things to do and see. The restaurant is great for dinner and there are many other places to eat breakfast and lunch.
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How far is the casino from the lodge?
Don't know that I would want to visit a casino when this area has so much else to offer......
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"All rooms look great, offer very nice beds and linens and onsite parking. Hot tubs are available too."
"Off the beaten path, hidden gem!"
"Once they figure out glitches, book the luxury duplex cabins for couples romantic retreat! Back decks are more secluded and private."
"For couples the villas are brand new and more like a rustic hotel room, the cottages are a rustic cozy option for a family."
"Many choices in style of cabins and villas to fit any need."
USD 114 - USD 331 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
dancing bear hotel townsend
United StatesTennesseeTownsend
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