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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.

Upcoming Events

Smoky Mountain Snowdown: Winter Heritage Festival
February 19, 2015 – February 22, 2015
Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center, Townsend TN
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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.

Plans To Rebuild Restaurant, Event Space and Lodge

Below are photos from our Ground Breaking Ceremony held on January 9, 2015.

Groundbreaking Ceremony Dancing Bear Staff

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

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

Our new restaurant and event space will be ready for your wedding and meetings this summer, 2015. Call today to find out the details and book your event. Keep up with our plans and progress on facebook. Call 1-800-369-0111 for details.