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.
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.
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.
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.
This climate histogram shows you the weather patterns in Townsend. The hottest month in Townsend is July, when temperatures peak at 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.
Browse accommodations from all the best providers including VRBO, Airbnb, Homeaway and more at AllTheRooms.com. Townsend has 1,245 hotels, vacation rentals and other unique places to stay, with prices to suit budget travelers, luxury travelers and everything in between. A trip to Townsend can be affordable - our lowest price accommodation is available at $35 per night. The average price of accommodation in is $188 per night.
If you want to stay connected during your trip, then you can choose from over 409 accommodations in Townsend that have WiFi. 11 of our accommodations in include a breakfast in the price. Fitness addicts can get a workout in during their stay by choosing from 22 accommodations that have gym facilities. If you're planning on arriving in Townsend by car, be sure to choose from 371 accommodations that provide parking. 46 hotels and vacation rentals have a pool or jacuzzi.
Those traveling with a dog, cat or some other animal can stay in one of 82 accommodations that are designated as pet-friendly.
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