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Dancing Bear Lodge

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137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend, TN 37882
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Blacksburg, United States
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We wanted to go the mountains, but we can't stand the Gatlinburg/Pidgeon Forge/Seiverville experience. Saw the article in Southern Living about the lodge and was disappointed it wasn't available because of fire. I wasn't disappointed about the cabin and what we enjoyed while there. It was a really nice 30th anniversary getaway.

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Summerville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This cabin exceeded our expectations. It was furnished very nicely and the beds were extremely comfortable, to the point that I am trying to duplicate in my home. Hot tub was enjoyed and the privacy was appreciated. Lodge dining was within walking distance.

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Maryville, Tennessee
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When the Lodge burned down we thought all was lost, but new owners have come in, and are doing a wonderful job!! Went to the Bistro for opening night, and the food was on point. I am gluten free, and didn't even need a special menu. Everything was so flavorful, and fresh. Hubby, and I stayed at one of the... More 

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Exeter, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

After a lot of deliberation on what area to stay in we chose Townsend and Dancing Bear and we are glad that we did. I contacted them directly as I couldn't find a cabin big enough to accommodate four of us and was offered a newly built unit Clingsman Dome 1 & 2.... Wow. It was amazing..... Two units with... More 

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Chattanooga, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Because we knew what a first class job the owners do in Chattanooga with Stone Fort Inn and Terra Mae Bistro, we couldn't wait to make reservations once their restaurant opened last week. We were not disappointed! It's obvious the word is out because the place was packed on Friday night. Not only was the food superb, the accommodations were... More 

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Sevierville
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Nice development in a wooded setting. Even though the cabins are back from the highway, the noise from the heavy traffic takes away from the intended peaceful surroundings. Nice cabin and comfortable bed. The food at the Apple Valley Cafe was mediocre. The Bistro was not open when we were there. The walking trail was not maintained and we ran... More 

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Nashville, Tennessee
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have been going to Dancing Bear for years. Then the Lodge was hit by lightning and burned to the ground. New Wonderful Owners bought it and added two modern cabins, which we stayed in (Clingman's Dome #1 and #2) this past Friday and Sat. night. It was beautiful inside and out. We had reservations at the new beautiful Bistro... More 

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Maryville, Tennessee
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My family stayed in a recently and we completely fell in love with the property. The cabin was neat as a pin, dinner was amazing and the back porch was perfect to relax and read. The love and care the staff puts into this establishment is very clear. Everyone we spoke to was kind and helpful during our trip, the... More 

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Townsend, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I am thrilled Dancing Bear has reopened with new owners. The Bistro opened a week ago. My husband and I enjoyed dinner the second day of opening and again this evening. Dinner was very enjoyable. We live in Townsend and I hope to eat there at least once or twice a month. Met the new owns, from Nashville area, happy... More 

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Lafayette, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Spent 3 nights, the place was very agreeable and comfortable,the bed is comfortable but a little high. Quiet, clean and all the amenities you need. The restaurant is a must. Overall the very good experience, will be back.

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