5 Things You’ll Love About Staying in Our Hotel Near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Beautiful rhododendrons and the Smoky Mountains.

Since there are no hotels in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, we know you want to be as close to the park as possible! Here’s what you’ll love about our hotel near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance:

1. We are within 5 minutes of an entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!

If you love hiking and spending time in the national park, Highland Manor Inn is the place for you! We’re located within 5 minutes – just 2 short miles! – of an entrance to the park.

2. You can experience the scenery of the national park right from your hotel room.

A balcony with Smoky Mountain views at the Highland Manor Inn in Townsend.
balcony of hotel

Since the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is right outside our doors, you can experience the true beauty of the mountains from your hotel room. Unlike staying in Pigeon Forge or Sevierville, where you’ll have a somewhat distant view, our view is within just a couple of minutes from your room!

3. You can easily avoid any crowds entering the national park!

One of the best things about staying so close to the national park is that you will avoid crowds. In fact, you won’t even know there’s crowds around because Townsend is a little bit of a quieter, less touristy side of the Smokies. When you stay in Gatlinburg, you may have to wait in crowds to get into the park and you may encounter a lot of people on some of the hiking trails in that area. To avoid all of that, just stay with us! Our entrance to the national park will let you easily get in and out without any stress or hassle. Plus, the hiking trails on our side of the park are a little less crowded and just as beautiful!

4. You don’t lose any of the other great attractions when you stay with us.

Just because you’re staying in a hotel near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park doesn’t mean you have to lose the ability to visit other great attractions. We’re perfect for anyone who loves the outdoors! If you love hiking, fishing, biking, whitewater rafting or golf – we have all of that within just a short drive from our hotel. Plus, many of our guests enjoy walking the grounds at our inn to explore the beauty of Townsend, TN.

If you want to visit Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge during your vacation, you will just have a short, scenic drive into those towns. Of course, there’s hundreds of shops, attractions and other fun things to do in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, so plan to escape Townsend for a day and explore the more touristy areas of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

5. You can experience something new.The gazebo at the Highland Manor Inn with great views of the Smoky Mountains.

If you’ve never stayed in or experienced Townsend, TN, you will love being so close to the Smokies! Throughout the year, Townsend has some great festivals and events that we know you will love! Take a look at all of our favorite events in Townsend and be sure to visit one during your vacation!

Ready for a visit to the Smoky Mountains? Click here to view the rooms at our hotel near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and start planning your vacation to Highland Manor Inn today!