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Dancing Bear Lodge

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Princeton, Kentucky
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very comfortable and cozy cabin, well furnished and tucked into the edge of the woods. Great location for access to the park. Wonderful restaurant on site with gourmet offerings and efficient and friendly staff. Will definitely visit Dancing Bear Lodge again.

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jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Lodge, responded to this review

We are thrilled to hear that you had a wonderful stay and that you will be returning. We look forward to it! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

The Dancing Bear was the very best part of our Smokey Mountains experience. Incredible accommodations, remarkably pleasant and attentive staff, gorgeous facility, great amenities, we have nothing but the best of things to say about everything surrounding our time in Metcalf Bottoms at the Dancing Bear. We are now looking forward to our next visit to the area to enjoy... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great atmosphere here - very friendly and helpful staff from both employees and managers. Colleen in the main office was very friendly and helpful - great personality and upbeat and answered all of my questions. Gave me a brief tour of the property and helped me select a cabin. Cabin was quiet and secluded with amazing wooded view. Inside it... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Attractive, well-stocked comfortable air conditioned cabin; it was 90 degrees plus when we were there. Flat screen TVs; beautiful wood floor and ceilings; very clean. Dinner at Bistro was fantastic. We will be back!!

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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in Newfound Gap which is supposed to be a luxury cabin. It had a musty and moldy smell that made it difficult for me to breathe. The property was definitely not what we were expecting for the price. It is understandable that definitions of luxury will vary among people. However, if we return to the Townsend area in... More 

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jerrico01, Public Relations Manager at Dancing Bear Lodge, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. As you said, the definitions of luxury will vary among people, and we do understand that. Thank you for your feedback, and for giving Dancing Bear Lodge a try. More 

Woodstock, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Regrettably we only spent a single evening at the Dancing Bear Lodge. Met General Manager Mark and Office Manager Colleen. Super friendly. We were upgraded to a larger cabin, complete with all creature comforts, including an in-room jacuzzi tub and an on-deck whirlpool. Cabins are located in the foothill woods of the Great Smoky Mountains. Peace and seclusion at its... More 

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Conway, South Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked here as I was on road in louisville, KY. We were pleasantly surprised. Cabins are very nice and attractively decorated inside. The bed was comfortable. The cabin was very clean. The refrigerator was stocked with OJ and yogurt. If there us any complaint, be careful with the large garden tub, hold on to rail getting in and out, I... More 

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Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Perfect location. Perfect cottages. Perfect friendly staff. Perfect easy gentle trails to walk. Perfect well priced meals at the dining room. Perfect comfortable bed. Oh.... and we saw a mama bear and her cub....what more can I say, but.... Perfect!

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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The cabins were very clean and housekeeping staff were attentive to every detail. The surroundings were beautiful and relaxing. I can't say enough good things about the staff. They were just phenomenal in every way. I look forward to returning again and again.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Subject: Dancing Bear Lodge Townsend, Tennessee stayed July 14- 17th 2016. A Wonderful Location for a family reunion! We arrived on a 55 passenger charter bus with a total of 67 family members in attendance! Just to let you know we had a wonderful time ! Everybody was so gracious and helpful. The resort is absolutely beautiful!! I can't say... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Family Rooms
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  • Microwave
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Center with Internet Access
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: 137 Apple Valley Way, Townsend, TN 37882-3818
Location: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Price Range: $174 - $310 (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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