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Townsend Cabins & Vacation Rentals

Townsend Travel Guide

As a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the city of Townsend is a haven for outdoorsy vacationers wanting to enjoy nature. Famous for being the 'Peaceful Side of the Smokies', Townsend is a place to visit to reconnect with nature and enjoy a variety of recreational activities. From hiking and biking to swimming and golfing, there is plenty to keep visitors busy. What’s more, there are museums and history sites to learn all about Appalachian culture.

Things to Do in Townsend

There is no better place to experience and learn about the Smoky Mountains than Townsend. Visitors can find out about the region’s history at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park right on the doorstep, adventure awaits in eastern Tennessee. One of the most popular trails is the hike to Charlies Bunion to view the breathtaking mountain scenery and hike to Rainbow Falls.

Another popular tourist attraction is the Tuckaleechee Caverns, which are actually found under the Great Smoky Mountains. These caverns are around 30 million years old and the legend is that Cherokee Indians would hide in them many years ago. Nowadays, visitors can dive deep inside these fascinating caverns and see their formations, as well as see the Silver Falls double waterfall inside. For recreational activity above ground, go fishing at the Little River or for something faster paced, try tubing here.

Best Time to Visit Townsend

Summer is a popular time to visit Townsend and get outdoors. Spring is also beautiful with the blooming flowers, while fall offers the changing colors of the scenery that make Townsend unforgettable.

Cabins in Townsend

Located on the peaceful side of the Smokies, Townsend, Tennessee is mountain life reimagined. Enjoy a secluded cabin for your next family vacation. Fully-equipped vacation rentals with multiple bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, and a centralized location make Townsend, TN the ideal destination for family reunions in the mountains. Mountain cabins offer a spacious great room to relax in with family and friends and hot tub to unwind in after a long day exploring in the mountains.

Spend the day at Cades Cave, one of the Great Smokies' most popular destinations and a prime spot for wildlife encounters. Black bear, coyote, ground hog and white-tailed deer are regularly spotted here, just minutes from your mountain retreat. Make the quick drive to nearby Pigeon Forge and Wears Valley and spend the day at Dollywood Splash Country Water Adventure Park or beautiful Wears Valley, which features stunningly beautiful mountain views and a peaceful atmosphere. Choose from a variety of cabin rentals to make your stay in Tennessee memorable. Experience the peaceful side of life in the Smokies and plan your Great Smoky Mountain getaway.

Price and Availability in Townsend

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The most expensive month to stay in a vacation rental in Townsend is in July, while the cheapest month is in January. The most popular time to book a vacation rental in Townsend is in the high season in July. Townsend has its low season in January, when less people are visiting and the vacation home occupancy rate drops.
The cheapest day to stay at a vacation rental in Townsend tends to be Tuesday, while the most expensive day tends to be Saturday. Vacation homes in Townsend tend to be busiest on Saturdays, while it tends to be much quieter on Tuesdays.

The Weather in Townsend

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This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Townsend. The warmest months in Townsend are July and June, when temperatures reach 95 ˚F. The coolest month is January, when temperatures drop to 7 ˚F. The wettest month in Townsend is February with 8.28 inches of rain, while the driest month is January with 1.54 inches of rain.

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Vacation Rentals in Townsend

Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. AllTheRooms has 1,283 vacation rentals, hotels and other great places to stay during your time in Townsend, with everything from cheap hostels and homestays to luxury Airbnbs and hotels. A trip to Townsend can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $35 per night. A typical accommodation in Townsend costs on average $190 per night.

Those looking to get some work done during their trip to Townsend can pick from 411 places to stay that provide WiFi. 9 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. You can keep up with your workout regime by staying at one of 22 accommodations that provide gym facilities. If you are driving to Townsend, you'll want to pick from 370 places to stay that provide parking. We have 57 places to stay that have a pool or jacuzzi.

AllTheRooms has 72 pet-friendly places to stay in Townsend, so if you're travelling with your cat or dog you won't have any trouble.

We combine a wide variety of Townsend accommodations including vacation rentals, homestays, hostels and other unique places to stay into one easy search. We show results from more than 7 providers, including 141 places to stay from VRBO, 126 accommodations from Airbnb and 82 places to stay from Homeaway.

503 of our places to stay in Townsend have been rated by previous guests. They rated 46% as excellent or good. 298 places to stay in are instantly bookable.