Cades Cove

15 miles

Townsend, Tennessee

Thank you for taking the time to explore Townsend Tennessee. Our stunning mountain community is nestled at the front door of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and offers a unique kind of vacation experience. Come see why we’ve earned our reputation as the “Peaceful Side” of the Smokies.

Townsend is known as the “Gateway to Cades Cove”, one of the most popular and historic natural resources anywhere in the world. Whether you choose to unwind in the tranquility of the National Park or thrill in the amusement of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, we are positioned perfectly, and peacefully, in the center of it all. The Great Smoky Mountains is within a one days drive of over one-half of the nation’s population. With breathtaking views,  beautiful accommodations, shopping, food, and entertainment, just minutes away from the entrance to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park, why go anywhere else?

Whether you’re visiting in the winter, summer, fall or spring, Townsend always offers beautiful views and fun things to do. Summer and spring offer the perfect hiking weather, beautiful wildflowers, and fun festivals. Fall gives a display of beautiful, colorful trees while winter offers holiday magic and the chance to see snow on a mountain top. Any time of the year, it’s a great place to visit.

For more information on how to get to Townsend and other downloadable resources, let us help you plan your trip.

3 miles 
Great Smoky Mountains
National Park