Summer Vacation Townsend Tennessee

golden meadow bathed in afternoon sunlight in cades cove

Summer Vacation In Townsend, Tennessee

Whether you are planning a family summer vacation to the Smoky Mountains, or just looking for a great place to get away, Townsend, TN is the perfect destination. Known as the peaceful side of the Smokies, this quaint lil town is located at the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Townsend is the perfect place to kick back relax and take in all of the nearby shops, venues, attractions and of course the Smoky Mountains. No matter what age you are, you will find plenty of things to do in Townsend and our neighboring towns.

Cades Cove

A must visit for anyone staying at the Highland Manor Inn is Cades Cove. Cades Cove located in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a paradise of nature and wildlife. One of the most visited areas of the park, you can drive through, take photos, hike paths and visit the information centers for history and gifts.

From the main Parkway in Townsend, follow the sign to the National Park. The road will end and you will turn right to head to the cove.

River Tubing

Ready to get wet? The Highland Manor Inn is right down the street from Smoky Mountain River Rat and Cowboy Tubing. Both of these locations offer great service, shuttles and lots of family fun. Kick back and Enjoy a nice long float down the Townsend River.

Cave Exploration

Looking to do something a little different?
The Tuckaleechee Caverns of Townsend, TN are known as the “Greatest Site Under the Smokies” and are the highest rated Cave or Cavern of the Eastern United States.
Beautiful waterfalls, rich history, a guided tour and the best water you can find anywhere all in one place. The tour is roughly 1.25 miles and makes a great experience for the whole family. Located close to the Highland Manor Inn, a must for everyone.

Bicycle Trails

For those who love to travel by bike the Townsend Bicycle Trail is the perfect way to get around during your summer stay in Townsend. The trail runs parallel to Hwy US 321 in Townsend, with road signs denoting beginning and end. Along the trail you will find shops, restaurants, grocery stores, hotels and the Townsend Visitors Center. A nice underground tunnel keeps you safe if you do not wish to cross the road.

Horseback Riding

If horseback riding is on your summer to do list, we have you covered. Davy Crockett Riding Stables, Next to Heaven and Cades Cove Riding Stables all offer the chance to enjoy the Smoky Mountains by horseback any season of the year. For kids from 1 to 100, from beginners to expert riders, enjoy the breathtaking views of the great outdoors and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Summer vacation is a time most families look forward to all year long. Make this year a special trip and enjoy Townsend, The Great Smoky Mountains and all of the fun summer has to offer. You and your family can stay with us at The Highland Manor Inn and spend your time enjoying the great outdoors, wildlife, nature, shops, restaurants and local events. Bring your camera and make some special summer vacation memories.