Enjoy the peaceful side of the Smokies in Townsend cabins

Enjoy the peaceful side of the Smokies in Townsend cabins

Townsend, Tennessee is one of 3 gateways to the Great Smoky Mountains within an hour’s drive from Knoxville. Away from the larger towns of Gatlinburg and Cherokee, North Carolina, Townsend is known as the “peaceful side of the Smokies.” In fact, if you’re looking for a little peace and quiet away from it all in the mountains, then a Townsend cabin rental is probably the perfect fit. There are plenty of Townsend, TN cabins to choose from, whether you’re looking for something cozy and romantic, or if you’re after a little more space that the whole family can enjoy.

Fall for fall foliage in Townsend, Tennessee

River surrounded by fall foliage in Tennessee

The Smokies are at their most popular—and arguably their most beautiful—in the summer and fall. If you’re craving the stunning hues of fall foliage, then be sure to book a break in October. The whole area is incredibly popular for weekend breaks during this season, but as Townsend is so quiet and peaceful, you might still be able to get hold of a Townsend cabin if you book ahead. With their hiking trails and panoramic views, the Smokies are a haven for outdoor lovers in the summer, too. This is a great time to visit with the family, when the area’s rivers, waterfalls, and shady trees all provide a little respite from the summer sun. Townsend is also the perfect spot for a romantic getaway, and is even a popular spot for honeymooners. There are plenty of honeymoon-worthy vacation home rentals to choose from in Townsend, whether you want yours to come with a view of the river, a hot tub, or a porch—or all of the above.

Townsend cabin rentals on the river

The Great Smoky Mountains attract all sorts of visitors from all over the country and beyond, many of whom flock to Townsend for the peace and quiet it offers. This laid-back vibe has made it a big draw for couples and honeymooners looking for somewhere special to spend a few days, and you’ll find a great range of Townsend cabins catering specifically to those looking for a romantic weekend away in a beautiful setting. But even if you’re looking for something that’s more spacious than cozy, and that can easily host the whole family, Townsend cabins have got you covered. One of the most sought-after features for Townsend cabins is a riverfront setting, and you can find a number of properties in the area with views of the picturesque Little River, as well as some with balconies or porches from which to admire it.

Fun for all the family in a Townsend cabin

Ferris wheel at Pigeon Forge in evening light

Just a 30-minute drive from Pigeon Forge, and 40 minutes by car from Gatlinburg, Townsend is the perfect vacation destination for families looking to experience all the sights and sounds of those 2 bustling destinations, while also getting some much-needed rest and relaxation. From your secluded vacation rental, you can easily visit Dollywood, the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, and The Island in Pigeon Forge, and then escape to your peaceful cabin by the river in Townsend. Closer to home in Townsend, you’ll find plenty more attractions to keep the whole family busy. The Tuckaleechee Caverns—a complex of massive limestone caves—are a huge draw for adults and children alike, and you can learn about the history and heritage of the area at sites like the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center and Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum.

Romantic getaways and honeymoon cabins in Townsend

There are few things more inviting than a romantic weekend away along the banks of the Little River. Tucked away in the “peaceful side of the Smokies,” Townsend is just about the ideal spot for a romantic weekend getaway, whether you’re surprising a loved one for Valentine’s Day or an anniversary, looking to book your honeymoon, or simply hoping to get away from it all in the mountains. If you and your partner like spending time in the great outdoors, the Smokies are right up your alley, and you’ll find just out every outdoor activity nearby, whether you’re avid hikers, cyclists, or looking to take the reins on a horseback ride.