We have stayed at this particular KOA three times in the last year. Once on the river in the little rustic one bedroom cabin (which was actually my favorite), twice in the deluxe cabins near the pool. The deluxe cabins have TV, bath with shower, small fridge, coffee maker, microwave,and even bodywash and shampoo. We are the dreaded Harley Davidson motorcycle riders from some of the other reviews(LOL), so it's nice not to hafta pack the extra weight of that stuff on the bikes!
I enjoy roughing it a little more than my stepdaughter, so she prefers the fancier cabins, but I love the ones on the river. The porch swing makes me smile. The bath house, restrooms, and campground are spotless! Staff is super friendly and helpful. No cell service is a blessing if you ask me! Stay here if you really want to relax in the smokies:)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in what's known as "the peaceful side of the Smokies," the Townsend/Great Smokies KOA neighbors Cades Cove and the countless black bears, deer, plants and flowers that make their homes there. With the tranquil Little River hugging the property line, endless hiking trails weaving through the wooded tapestry surrounding the kampground and swinging bridges suspended nearby, each day at this KOA promises a new adventure. Nearby attractions like Dollywood, Tuckaleechee Caverns (a 25-million-year old cavern system) and miles of tubing and biking guarantee great fun for your vacation. On-site, visit the Little River Village restaurant for a batch of fudge, grab your tackle and cast your line and enjoy free wireless Internet during your stay. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Townsend / Great Smokies Koa Hotel Townsend