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Talley Ho Inn
Ranked #7 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
Blairsville, Georgia
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235 reviews
49 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 207 helpful votes
“Could not have been better !!!”
Reviewed June 19, 2012

Super - Great - Perfect

Our annual family reunion group stayed at the Talley Ho Inn this past week - June 9 - 16. We occupied eight rooms (including several rooms in each of the three different catagories of rooms) and also had cottage #2 rented for our entire stay. The types of rooms are explained in detail on their web sight so you can see which fits your needs. Cottage #2 has a huge front deck looking out over the mountains in the distance and is a perfect gathering area for a group.

Housekeeping serviced the rooms daily and everything is kept in a spotless manner. The green spaces (two HUGE AREAS) and the landscaping are very well presented. And having the Carriage House Restaurant, which serves three meals daily, only a few steps away was sooooooooo convenient.

Mary Grace, Danny and Mike H were the contact personnel I spoke with most often in making the room and cottage reservations and each one was very helpful, pleasant and professional. And after everyone's arrival and during our week long stay, again, every question from our group to anyone in the office was answered with a smile.

Whether you are needing one room or cottage or a group booking ..........you have found the right place with Talley Ho Inn. Well done, all of you, and thank you for everything you did for helping make this family reunion one of the best ever.

Room Tip: No stairs !!! Rooms on the second floor (top floor) are arrived at via two slightly sloped ramps...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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2 Thank joy12Blairsville_GA
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TalleyHoInn, Manager at Talley Ho Inn, responded to this review, June 21, 2012
Hello and thank you so very much for your wonderful review! Nothing makes us happier than seeing our guests so pleased with our property! We hope to see you again very soon!
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Simpsonville, SC
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed May 25, 2012

We were satisfied with our stay. The bed was very comfortable and the king bed had 4 provided pillows of good quality. The tv was 32 inch HDTV and reception was excellent. The bathroom was quite dated but still functioned well. If we had a complaint, the room was dark. We did enjoy the stay and would stay again.

Room Tip: Townsend is so much more peaceful than Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2012

We stayed at TalleyHo again. May be our third stay over the past couple of years. Clean. Nice folks. Their WiFi was down. Meant we couldn't connect with 'work' providing us with an excuse not to sign in. That is both "good news / bad news". We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony enjoying early morning birds chirping rather loudly!

Close to the Carriage House Restaurant. Across the street from BBQ place that was excellent.

Would be nice if the hotel would upgrade their little round toilets to oblong modern toilets, though. I know it is a rather strange thing to write. Would make a 'very good' review into an 'excellent' review!

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Somerset, Kentucky
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Reviewed May 9, 2012

I have never posted a review, but felt that Tally Ho was outstanding. We usually stay in the old part of the hotel. Those rooms are very clean and quaint. This year there were seven in our group and we stayed in the main house on the property. It had been remodeled and it was beautiful and very clean. Can't wait for Old-Timer's weekend next year.

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3 Thank Mormor53
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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed May 9, 2012

Great option if the tackiness of Pigeon Forge and Gaitlinburg are not your thing. (Only one traffic light in Townsend says it all.) The drive to the Park everyday is beautiful along Little River Rd. Talley Ho is nicely located enabling you to walk to a few restaurants and an ice cream shop as well. In the front there is a great wide biking path/sidewalk well of the road. Even if you are in the front building like we were, traffic noise is minimal. Porch chairs are provided at the front, but who wants to look at the highway? So we took our chairs to our back patio. It's a nice set up having a front and back door. We would have enjoyed to be poolside, but it wasn't yet open May 4th, but by carrying our indoor table outside with our chairs we had a lovely set up on the patio and enjoyed the mountain view.

Pros: excellent location, very clean and spacious.

Cons: no blow dryer (It's been years since I encountered this. I wish I had know and I would have brought my own so I hope this will help someone else.)
No hangers in the room either which I needed.

Room Tip: Front building is fine and you have a porch,
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed May 8, 2012

Our family of four stayed 7 nights at the Talley Ho Inn. Two nights were spent in hotel rooms and five nights in Cottage 2. The rooms were nice and quiet but Cottage 2 was not what we expected. The Cottage needed updated and cleaned. The carpet was shag and it needed replaced. The housekeeping staff never once visited the Cottage while we were there. The Cottage did have a washer and dryer and we did our own towels and ran the vaccum. Like I said not what we expected.

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Newark
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31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed April 14, 2012

We wanted to go to the Smoky Mountains and try to photograph black bears and Elk. We selected this hotel based on the location being close to Cades Cove and the price. We really loved our stay. The room was very nice, clean, and had great hot water. Would definitely stay there again when we go back. Yes, we also got the bear and elk photos.

Room Tip: Call the hotel to get a 15% discount (make sure you ask). It will cost you more to book online.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Talley Ho Inn

Property: Talley Ho Inn
Address: 8314 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882-4303
Location: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Family Hotel in Townsend
#6 Romantic Hotel in Townsend
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located near Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Talley Ho Inn is the oldest establishment among Townsend hotels, motels, cabins and resorts. We offer a broad selection of accommodations to fit any need and budget. For couples' getaways we recommend romantic Premier and Deluxe rooms. Family retreats will enjoy spacious cottages and picnic areas. Sole travelers will find comfort and value in our Original Eight rooms. Our exhibition grounds is a perfect place for car shows and large expositions. Adjoined Carriage House Restaurant is ideal for any occasion as it offers buffet, casual, formal dining and banquet facilities. ... more   less 
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