We’re glad you’re here

The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

The City of Townsend is located in Blount County, Tennessee. Nestled in Tuckaleechee Cove, Townsend is the gateway to Cades Cove and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. First settled by Native Americans along the Little River, Townsend was chartered in 1921 by the employees and families of the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company.

Today, Townsend remains a small, peaceful mountain town that has become a favorite destination for travelers looking for world-class relaxation. Local residents and business owners pride themselves on their long-term investments into the community. Their “pioneer spirit” has bred a good-neighbor hospitality that provides a unique experience to visitors. The abundant wildlife and natural scenery of the area provide the perfect backdrop for outdoor adventures of every activity level.

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