Start it off right with a New Year’s vacation in Townsend, Tn. Known as the peaceful side of the Smokies and a gateway to Cades Cove, Townsend is a great place for a New Year getaway.
The most important step is choosing the right hotel for your family. The Highland Manor Inn welcomes you to call our Hotel home while you visit Townsend. Townsend is close to many attractions and the entrance to the Smoky Mountains is a short drive from our hotel. With so many options during your holiday stay, we think the choice is easy.
Once you are settled in and get some rest it is time to explore Townsend. A drive down Lamar Alexander Parkway will take you through town and all of the cool places Townsend has to offer. Various community-driven art galleries, workshops, and museums, caves, coffee shops and restaurants all within a short drive. Once you’ve explored Townsend we suggest that you check out some of the great nearby attractions and towns.
Best ways to spend a New Year’s vacation in Townsend
New Years Drive Through Cades Cove
Cades Cove located just minutes from Townsend Tennessee is one of the most popular destinations in the Smoky Mountains. Known for An abundance of natural resources, wildlife and spectacular views, it’s a true paradise.
If you love hiking and fresh, air a trip to Cades Cove is just what you need. Get out and start hiking. The trails in Cades Cove will provide you with majestic scenery no matter which way you go. While many of these trails are considered to be a bit more difficult, there are options for everyone. Make sure to do some research and choose the best hiking trail that works for you and the family.
Cades Cove Must Visits
Gourley’s Pond – often overlooked by visitors as you can’t see from the trail.
– Directions to the pond. Park your car at the LeQuire Cemetery parking area past the south end of Sparks Lane. Then, walk the loop road for about 200 feet. You will see a path on your right. Follow the trail for about 100 feet, then head southwest until you see the pond. Explore and be rewarded.
Hyatt Lane – A great way to see cades cove from the center. In addition, it can be used to go back around the loop for another trip
A New Year trip to Cades Cove offers visitors so many options. backpacking, hiking, cycling and more, there is always something new to see.
New Years vacation in Townsend: Visit Gatlinburg
If you are in town for New Years Eve and like fireworks, this is the place to be. Once again, Gatlinburg will ring in the New Year under the cover of the iconic Gatlinburg Space Needle during the 33rd Annual New Year’s Eve Ball Drop and Fireworks Show on Friday, December 31.
There will be free entertainment and festivities for all ages. The streets of Gatlinburg will be full of energy and holiday spirit. Shops and restaurants will be in full swing as the New Year kicks off. This event does bring large crowds so plan on getting there early.
Ring In the New Year in Pigeon Forge
Spend the New Year in Pigeon Forge and enjoy the celebrations. The Island in Pigeon Forge will be counting down to 2023 as they host an incredible display of fireworks.
Always so much to do when you visit The Island in Pigeon Forge. So many fun things for families and children of all ages. Great rides, shops, and plenty of restaurants to keep you happy.
If big crowds and traffic isn’t your thing, Townsend has plenty of stores and shops to visit during your stay. Great views of the Smoky Mountains are all around. The scenery, tranquility and atmosphere make it a great place to spend your vacation.
We make it easy to book a room at the best hotel in Townsend. Book with us online or call us at (865) 448-2211.