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Vacation Basecamp of the Smokies
Townsend, Tennessee



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Welcome to Dancing Bear Cabins

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 by calling 1-800-369-0111.

Holiday Bookings

If you reserve a cabin on ANY Sunday* for 3 or more nights, get your last night at 1/2 price! New Reservations only, made after November 16th! This offer cannot be combined with other offers or specials.

Some of the best trips are quick getaways that take place over a long weekend. You’ll love finding our gourmet continental breakfast in your cabin, along with free firewood to guarantee hours of relaxation in front of a charming fireplace. During the hectic holiday season, you can be soaking away the stresses of the world in your cabin’s own hot tub.

*Black out dates: December 20 - January 4 and February 13 - 15

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Dancing Bear Lodge and Restaurant Not Operating Due To Fire

We were saddened by the fire in November of 2013 (View Video), but thankful that no one was hurt or injured.

Dancing Bear Lodge and Restaurant to be Rebuilt during 2015

The new owners, Mark and Sharon Oldham, have plans to rebuild the lodge and restaurant in 2015 (View Current Architect Drawings).

Dining Options

For new reservations, your cabin will be stocked for a gourmet continental breakfast which includes house made granola, premium OJ, Greek yogurt and Starbucks coffee. Due to the fire, our restaurant and Lodge are not currently operating, so there is no restaurant dining on site. However, many of our cabins have small kitchens, and grills are now available for guests to rent. For a $20/night fee, we will set up and provide the grill, charcoal, and cooking tongs. The fee also includes cleanup.

Townsend offers some nearby dining options, as well.

Private Events & Meetings

Hemlock Hall is open and is a great venue for your next meeting or event. Full catering options are available. It can seat 50 people classroom style or up to 100 people for a cocktail style reception. Call 1-800-369-0111 for details.