Great location near Cades Cove and entrance to Smoky Mountain National Park. Townsend is much more pleasant than Gatlinburg which is swarming with tourists and tacky restaurants. There are a few restaurants and a laundrette close to the hotel. Rooms were spacious, clean and pleasant with a nice supply of snacks. Views of the mountains were nice and I received a really warm welcome with plenty of tips when I arrived. It is right on the road so not a secluded spot.