Stayed in the LeConte suite which is billed as the most luxurious on the lodge website. It was not as advertised (did not have two bathrooms or a hot tub). It had recently been renovated but had the least expensive sink faucet available, low budget kitchen cabinets and appliances, and smelled musty (possible mold).
The lodge itself is beautiful but the property is up a hill above the main highway, separated only by a small tree line. One could hear the trucks and Harley motorcycles rumbling by until late at night - not the quiet retreat for which one comes to the mountains.
The continental breakfast was below the standard of a Hampton Inn. Found the dinner to be excellent, if slightly pricey for the neighborhood.
In summary, overpriced because of its location and amenities. Visit the lodge for its architecture, furnishings, and evening meal, but stay at a more secluded property if you are going to pay these prices.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Centered in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, Dancing Bear Lodge is 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 Lodge 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
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- Also Known As:
- Dancing Bear Hotel Townsend