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The Peaceful Side of the Smokies
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This vacation resort community is less congested then Gatlinburg, instead of big resort hotels Townsend consists of mainly vacation cabin rentals. Locals refer to is as "The Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Popular in springtime as the wildflowers bloom and also in the autumn as the leaves change color.

A number of national park trails start from here, including the excellent Cades Cove Loop autotour, which is 14 mile journey into some prime area for hiking and watching for wildlife. Deer are plentiful and other occasional visitors include bear, fox, coyote, mountain lion, raccoons and much more.

Additional vacation adventure opportunities are less than 10 miles away at Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, Sevierville, Townsend, Dollywood and Great Smokies NP.

Tuckaleechee Caverns
825 Caverns Rd, Townsend, TN; (865) 448-2274;
Guided tours and lighted walkways thru one of the greatest natural wonders under the Great Smokies Mountains. These caverns include big rooms, underground streams and waterfalls and many unusual limestone formations. Unique wildlife including pygmy bats and blind salamanders and are usually readily visible.

Little River Railroad & Lumber Co Museum
7747 E Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321), Townsend, TN; (865) 448-2211;
Historical museum displays memorabilia from of the lumber and railroad operations of this historic company town.

Heartland Golf and Family Entertainment Center
7761 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy (US-321), Townsend, TN; (865) 448-1500;

Heritage Park
125 Townsend Park Rd, Townsend, TN; (865) 448-8040;
Open pavilion and grass play area. Pool, weddings, recreation room.

Horseback Tours:
Several stables in the area feature horse rentals and guided horseback tours.
Cades Cove Riding Stables - Guided horseback, carriage and haystack rides in the Smoky Mountain foothills. (865) 448-6286.
Davy Crockett Riding Stables - 1/2, one and two-hour guided horseback rides. (865) 448-6411.

Local Mountain View Art Galleries
Townsend Art Community - Visitors Center. (800) 525-6834.
Lee Roberson Gallery - (865) 448-2365.

Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge
3230 Parkway, Pigeon Forge, TN, 37868
Whether it's a getaway, a vacation or a group tour, the Holiday Inn Pigeon Forge Resort Hotel offers visitors the finest accommodations, most delightful dining and friendliest service in the Smokies. The resort's 210 tastefully appointed guestrooms include standard two bed rooms, and king rooms. Rooms with refrigerators and coffee makers are available.

Best Western Valley View Lodge
P O Box 148 US Hwy 321, Townsend, TN, 37882
Located on 15 acres of grounds and gardens where each guest will be made to feel welcome. We offer such dynamic features as rooms with private balconies and fireplaces. We also have JacuzziŽ and family suites. Each room has a coffee maker, refrigerator and microwave for the convenience of our guests. Meeting rooms for large groups available.

Comfort Inn Townsend
7824 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN, 37882
When you've had enough of the sights and sounds, come home to the Comfort Inn Townsend for quality relaxation. Spend a restful night in one of our comfortable rooms and then get your day off to a great start with our delicious Country Gourmet Breakfast.

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