Our Townsend Tennessee Trip Guide is a great resource for your next Smoky Mountain Vacation. Whether taking a trip by yourself or a vacation for the family we will help you plan for a great visit.
The Townsend Visitor Center
The Townsend Visitor Center is a great place to start for anyone new to Townsend. They are always helpful with directions, have public restrooms and a very nice gift shop. The gift shop has a great variety of items, from books on local history, to travel and local resources. You can also find local vendors set up inside as well.
Little River Railroad & Lumber Museum
The Little River Railroad & Lumber Museum is a local Museum with tons of interesting pieces and history. Your family will enjoy the trains and gift shop as they tour the ground. Take photos and make some great memories.
Tuckaleechee Caverns In Townsend
Known as the “Greatest Sight Under the Smokies” for a great reason. Enjoy a nice hour tour through the caverns on your next trip. The guides are excellent and share the history of the caverns during the tour. Cameras are encouraged as there are many great places to stop and snap photos.
Cades Cove located in the Great Smoky Mountains and just minutes from the Highland Manor Hotel in Townsend, is a top destination for locals and travelers alike. The Cades Cove attractions are popular for many reasons, beautiful mountain landscape, viewing of wildlife, biking, photography and so much more.
Wears Valley is a small community also known as Wears Cove. It runs parallel to The Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It is a connecting point for many of the must visit towns near the Smokies. Although it is small in population, with under an estimated 7,000 residence, there is always plenty of things to do during your travels.
For vacationers and travelers alike Wears Valley is a must travel as it connects Townsend and the Smokies to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Cades Cove.
Black Bear, white-tailed deer, ground hog, turkey, raccoon, skunk and coyote can be seen during your visit.
Pack a Picnic
One of the best things to do on your Smoky Mountain vacation is to pack a picnic and take it to the park. You can find designated picnic areas throughout the park where you can enjoy eating with your family. You’ll get to see gorgeous mountain views as you eat your lunch or dinner.
Best Hotel for Your Townsend Vacation
The Highland Manor Inn is minutes from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! We are located in Townsend and offer splendid views of the Great Smoky Mountains. If you are looking for a place that feels like home, our hotel is perfect for you and the family.
Townsend Tennessee Trip Guide
Our Townsend Tennessee Trip Guide will help you get started and during your vacation. We welcome locals and visitors to stay with us at The Highland Manor Inn in Townsend. Think of us as your home away from home. For booking information please call our Front Desk for assistance: (865) 448-2211