The Peaceful Side of the Smoky Mountains!

 While in Townsend, be sure to take advantage of the beautiful surroundings.

Live music at the Heritage Center and the Abbey.

Bicycle Path throughout the town.

Abounding Photo opportunities.

Fishing for trout in the cleanest stream in the state.

Hiking opportunities close by.


Townsend is the Cades Cove entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.  We have several attractions:

The Lily Barn a perennial garden for children of all ages.

Tuckaleechee Caverns fascinating caverns

Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center a museum about the people of the area.

Little River Railroad brings information about the Townsend logging period.

Davy Crockett Riding Stables for a quick horseback ride.

Townsend Artisan Guild showcases local art talent.

Wood ‘n Strings dulcimer shop showcases Clemmer handmade dulcimers and instruments.

Little River Outfitters is a great fly fishing shop.

Smoky Mountain Woodcarvers teaches classes and has all the carving suppliers one could need!

Apple Valley Country Store for bicycle rental and unique gifts!

Cades Cove Winery for local wines.

the Chocolate Bar See candymaking and buy fresh chocolates!

The Abbey  Craft Brew Pub on the Little River. Family oriented with outside games, firepit and occasional music.