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Overview of Dancing Bear Lodge

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Guest reviews

4.7 / 5Exceptional
199 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Breakfast included
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly

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What's nearby

Popular LocationDark Island Swinging Bridge3 min drive
Popular LocationShadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail4 min drive
RestaurantLittle River BarBeQue5 min drive
RestaurantCarriage House Restaurant5 min drive
AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)28 min drive

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  • Cottage, 1 King Bed (Spruce) (Semi-Detached)

    4.6/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Cottage, 2 Double Beds (Jack Pine) (Semi-Detached)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
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  • Villa, 1 King Bed, Kitchen (Semi-Detached)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Villa, 2 Queen Beds (Semi-Detached)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 300 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Queen Beds
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  • Luxury Cabin, 2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 602 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 6
    • 2 King Beds
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  • Luxury Cabin, 1 King Bed (Leconte) (Pet Friendly)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 495 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Cabin, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly)

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 398 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Deluxe Plus Cabin, 1 King Bed (Pet Friendly)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 452 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 4
    • 1 King Bed
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  • Luxury Villa, 1 King Bed

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 301 sq ft
    • Resort view
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
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About this area

Townsend

Dancing Bear Lodge is located in Townsend. The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum and Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Dark Island Swinging Bridge and Tuckaleechee Caverns. River Rage Go-Kart Track and Next To Heaven are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails, cave exploring, and horse riding nearby.

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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Dark Island Swinging Bridge - 3 min drive
  • Townsend Visitor Center - 4 min drive
  • Shadows of the Past Hiking/Biking Trail - 4 min drive
  • Cowboy Tubing - 5 min drive
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns - 6 min drive

Getting around

  • Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Little River BarBeQue - 5 min drive
  • Carriage House Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Becky's Grocery & Grill - 16 min drive

About this property

Dancing Bear Lodge

3.5-star lodge with free breakfast and restaurant
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. Free continental breakfast, free WiFi in public areas, and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference center, spa services, and free use of bicycles. All 20 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests can also appreciate conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves.
Dancing Bear Lodge offers 20 air-conditioned accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature coffee/tea makers and bathrobes. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include complimentary toiletries and hair dryers.
Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.
Recreational amenities at the lodge include complimentary bicycles.
The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

Free self parking

Food and drink

Free continental breakfast available daily 8:00 AM–10:00 AM
1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/café
1 bar

Things to do

Free bicycle rentals
Private picnics
Shopping mall
Spa services

Family friendly

Free cribs/infant beds
In-room child care (surcharge)
Microwave
Refrigerator
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

No elevators

Guest services

Daily housekeeping
Front desk (limited hours)
Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

English

Business services

2 meeting rooms
Conference center

Outdoors

Garden

Spa

Massage - deep-tissue
Massage - prenatal
Massage - sports

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility

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Couples dining
Romance packages available
Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

Air conditioning
Free cribs/infant beds
Heating
Linens
Pillow-top mattress
Premium bedding
Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

Bathrobes
Free toiletries
Hair dryer
Towels

Entertainment

Cable channels
TV

Food and drink

Champagne service
Coffee/tea maker
Microwave
Refrigerator

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Access via exterior corridors
In-room massage
Individually furnished
Iron/ironing board

Policies

Check-in

Check-in from 4:00 PM - 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6 PM
The check-in location differs from the property location; to check in, go to Apple Valley Complex
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night
Free cribs (infant beds)

Property payment types

American Express
Discover
Mastercard
Visa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
This property requires a credit card on file for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Dancing Bear Lodge
Dancing Bear Lodge Townsend
Dancing Bear Townsend
Dancing Bear Hotel Townsend
Dancing Bear Lodge Lodge
Dancing Bear Lodge Townsend
Dancing Bear Lodge Lodge Townsend

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dancing Bear Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dancing Bear Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dancing Bear Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Dancing Bear Lodge?
As of May 31, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dancing Bear Lodge on Jun 1, 2020 start from $218, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours over a 30-day period. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is this lodge pet-friendly?
Yes, this lodge allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Dancing Bear Lodge?
Self parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM–6 PM.
What time is check-out at this property?
Check-out is at 11 AM.
Where is Dancing Bear Lodge located?
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 3 mi (5 km) of The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, Dark Island Swinging Bridge, and Townsend Visitor Center. Laurel Valley Golf Course is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.

Guest reviews

4.7
Exceptional
5 - Excellent
156
4 - Good
34
3 - Okay
5
2 - Mediocre
3
1 - Poor
1
4.8
Cleanliness
4.6
Service and Staff
4.2
Amenities
4.8
Property condition

2/5

  • Disliked: Staff & service, amenities

The property was quite and peaceful and our cabin was nice except for when we went to shower the light was out so it was hard to see. Also, there were little black hairs on our white sheets. I do believe they were clean just had little hairs on them which was a little disturbing. We booked here for our 10 year anniversary because of the quite location and for the dinner. We did not get in to have dinner. We were misinformed about reservations and that was very disappointing. Not so sure that we will stay again.

Stayed 1 night in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Nice rooms. Hot tub was great. The restaurant onsite was excellent.

Stayed 3 nights in May 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities

Nice cabins on the quiet side of the Smoky Mountains. Clean, friendly, awesome coffee large modern bathrooms and good location to park & Cades Cove.

Stayed 3 nights in Mar 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

Loved our stay!

This place was perfect for a quick romantic getaway! The cabin was super cozy! We’ll definitely be back!

Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2020