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Premium bedding, pillow top beds, free minibar items
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Guest reviews

4.7 out of 5 Exceptional
205 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.8/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

Free WiFi
Parking included
Pet Friendly
Air conditioning
Spa
Restaurant

Cleaning and safety practices

  • Cleaned with disinfectant
  • Contactless check-in
  • 24-hour vacancy between guest room stays

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Explore the area

Popular LocationThe Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum3 min drive
Popular LocationTuckaleechee Caverns6 min drive
Popular LocationLaurel Valley Golf Course7 min drive
AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson)28 min drive

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About this area

Townsend

Dancing Bear Lodge is located in Townsend. The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum and Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center are cultural highlights, and some of the area's landmarks include Tuckaleechee Caverns and Walker Sisters Place. River Rage Go-Kart Track and Next To Heaven are also worth visiting. Relax and indulge in the area's winery tours, or seek out an adventure with horse riding, ziplining and hiking/biking trails nearby.
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Popular Location

What's nearby

  • The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum - 3 min drive
  • Dark Island Swinging Bridge - 3 min drive
  • Townsend Visitor Center - 4 min drive
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns - 6 min drive
  • Laurel Valley Golf Course - 7 min drive

Getting around

  • AirportKnoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson) - 28 min drive

Restaurants

  • Little River BarBeQue - 5 min drive
  • Carriage House Restaurant - 5 min drive
  • Becky's Grocery & Grill - 16 min drive

About this property

Dancing Bear Lodge

3.5-star lodge with restaurant and bar/lounge
This smoke-free lodge features a restaurant, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include a conference centre, spa services and free use of bicycles. All 20 individually furnished rooms feature free WiFi and pillowtop beds. Conveniences include fridges and microwaves, and guests will appreciate thoughtful touches such as minibars (stocked with some free items) and bathrobes. Housekeeping is available on request.
Dancing Bear Lodge offers 20 forms of air-conditioned accommodation which are accessible via exterior corridors, and features minibars (stocked with some free items) and complimentary bottles of water. Each accommodation is individually furnished. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Fridges, microwaves and coffee/tea makers are provided. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries and hairdryers.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered on request and in-room massages can be requested.

Recreational amenities at the lodge include complimentary bicycles.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C or hotter
Follows industry sanitisation guidelines of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Guest rooms kept vacant for 24 hours between stays
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Masks available
Individually wrapped food options available for breakfast
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities

Internet

  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

  • Free self parking

Food and drink

  • Local cuisine breakfast available for a fee daily 9:00 AM–11:00 AM: USD 5.00-25.00 for adults and USD 5.00-10.00 for children
  • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
  • 1 bar

Things to do

  • Free bike hire
  • Private picnics
  • Shopping centre
  • Spa services

Family friendly

  • Free cots/infant beds
  • In-room childcare (surcharge)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Conveniences

  • No lifts

Guest services

  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Housekeeping (on request)
  • Tour/ticket assistance

Languages spoken

  • English

Business services

  • 2 meeting rooms
  • Conference centre

Outdoors

  • Garden

Spa

  • Massage - deep-tissue
  • Massage - prenatal
  • Massage - sports

Accessibility

  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

More

  • Couples dining
  • Romance packages available
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities

Bedroom

  • Air conditioning
  • Free cots/infant beds
  • Heating
  • Linens
  • Pillow-top mattress
  • Premium bedding
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge)

Bathroom

  • Bathrobes
  • Free toiletries
  • Hairdryer
  • Towels

Entertainment

  • TV channels
  • TV

Food and drink

  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Free bottled water
  • Free minibar (some items)
  • Microwave
  • Fridge

More

  • Access via exterior corridors
  • In-room massage
  • Individually furnished
  • Iron/ironing board

Policies

Check-in

Check-in between 4:00 PM and 6 PM
Minimum check-in age - 21

Check-out

Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

The front desk is open daily from 9 AM - 6 PM
To make arrangements for check-in please contact the property at least 48 hours before arrival using the information on the booking confirmation
If you are planning to arrive after 6:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation
Guests planning to arrive outside of normal check-in hours will receive an email with check-in instructions and key retrieval information; front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation

Renovations and closures

The following facilities or services will be unavailable from September 9 2020 to December 31 2020 (dates subject to change):
  • Dining venue(s)

Access methods

Staffed front desk, key retrieval

Pets

Pets are allowed for an extra charge of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
Dogs only
2 per room
Specific rooms only; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 10.00 per night.
Free cots (infant beds)

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: between USD 5.00 and USD 25.00 for adults, and USD 5.00 and USD 10.00 for children (approximately)
  • Pet fee: USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-in fee for check-in between noon and 1:30 PM (amount varies)
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 10.00 per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property
This property requires a credit card on file for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking.

We should mention

Reservations are required for massage services and spa treatments; reservations can be made by contacting the property prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
Some facilities may have restricted access; guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation
This property allows pets in specific rooms only (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section); guests can request one of these rooms by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation

Property is also known as

Dancing Bear Lodge Townsend
Dancing Bear Lodge
Dancing Bear Townsend
Dancing Bear Lodge Lodge
Dancing Bear Lodge Townsend
Dancing Bear Lodge Lodge Townsend

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Dancing Bear Lodge and receive a full refund?
Yes, Dancing Bear Lodge offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Dancing Bear Lodge cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
How much does it cost to stay at Dancing Bear Lodge?
As of Sep 25, 2020, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Dancing Bear Lodge on Oct 15, 2020 start from CA $318, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.
Is Dancing Bear Lodge pet-friendly?
Yes, this lodge allows dogs (limit 2 per room). There's a fee of USD 50.00 per accommodation, per stay. Service animals are exempt from fees.
How much is parking at Dancing Bear Lodge?
Self-parking is free at this property.
What time is check-in at Dancing Bear Lodge?
Check-in is from 4:00 PM to 6 PM. Late check-in is available from noon to 1:30 PM for a fee (amount varies).
What time is check-out at Dancing Bear Lodge?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is Dancing Bear Lodge located?
Situated in the mountains, this lodge is within 3 miles (5 km) of The Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum, Dark Island Swinging Bridge and Townsend Visitor Center. Laurel Valley Golf Course is 2.5 mi (4.1 km) away.
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205 reviews
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4.8/5

Cleanliness

4.7/5

Staff & service

4.3/5

Amenities

4.8/5

Property conditions & facilities

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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Cozy but upscale cabin. Great dinner and service. Extras in our room
Stayed 1 night in Aug 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with partner
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Stayed five nights in a deluxe cabin and everything was excellent. I liked the use of of daily note cards pinned to cabin door to communicate what level of service you required from housekeeping that day. Would definitely stay again.
Stayed 5 nights in Jul 2020

5/5 Excellent

Travelled with family
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We stayed in a villa and it was so neat and clean. I love that the property is away from the main road so you don’t hear the car and truck noise and there are a lot of trees. We stayed on a Monday so the Bistro is closed. Most restaurants that were open on a Monday were very crowded and had up to over an hour wait. So I recommend reservation for dinner. They had a basket full of breakfast items including fruit in our villa. We enjoyed sitting on our back porch looking at the woods drinking our coffee. The property is very pretty and kept super nice. We will definitely be back.
Stayed 1 night in Jun 2020

5/5 Excellent

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Stayed 2 nights in Jun 2020

2/5 Poor

Travelled with partner
Sad face IconDisliked: Staff & service, amenities
The property was quite and peaceful and our cabin was nice except for when we went to shower the light was out so it was hard to see. Also, there were little black hairs on our white sheets. I do believe they were clean just had little hairs on them which was a little disturbing. We booked here for our 10 year anniversary because of the quite location and for the dinner. We did not get in to have dinner. We were misinformed about reservations and that was very disappointing. Not so sure that we will stay again.
Stayed 1 night in May 2020

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