Destination guide

The majestic setting of Townsend is ready to explore

The area's culture and history are just some of the reasons to come on holiday to Townsend. This relaxing and scenic city is well known for its mountain views, riverfront and hiking. Dollywood and Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies are just a couple of the must-see attractions in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Activities and attractions in Townsend

Do you want to discover top things to see and do during your stay? Venture out of your cosy holiday rental and check out everything that makes Townsend a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Dollywood (14.8 mi / 23.8 km)
  • Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies (13.9 mi / 22.3 km)
  • River Rage Go-Kart Track (1.7 mi / 2.7 km)
  • Next To Heaven (4.2 mi / 6.7 km)
  • Upper Tremont Road (4.4 mi / 7.1 km)
  • Cades Cove Visitor Center (7.9 mi / 12.8 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Townsend

Townsend is famous for its magnificent mountain views and beautiful parks. Whether you're looking for exciting outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Townsend is a great spot to appreciate mother nature. These are a few of the area's most stunning sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Cades Cove (5 mi / 8 km)
  • Spruce Flats Falls (5.1 mi / 8.2 km)
  • Metcalf Bottoms Picnic Area (6.1 mi / 9.8 km)
  • Abrams Falls (8.4 mi / 13.5 km)
  • Mynatt Park (13.6 mi / 21.9 km)
  • Patriot Park (13.8 mi / 22.3 km)
How to get there

How to get to and around Townsend

The nearest airport is in Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee Tyson), located 15.9 mi (25.5 km) from the city centre.

How many holiday accommodation are available around Townsend?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,515 holiday rentals around Townsend. From 3,157 cabins to 305 holiday houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Townsend is on Stayz.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Townsend?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Townsend:

  • Chalet Village: 2,296 holiday homes
  • Smoky Mountain Village: 335 holiday homes
  • Chalet Village North: 1,961 holiday homes
  • Downtown: 36 holiday homes
  • Old City: 39 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Townsend?

Stayz offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Townsend. From Stayz travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Cades Cove Visitor Center: 2,429 holiday rentals
  • Tube Junction: 7,722 holiday rentals
  • Lee Roberson Art Gallery: 7,823 holiday rentals
  • Tuckaleechee Caverns: 7,197 holiday rentals
  • Next To Heaven: 7,940 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Townsend listed on Stayz where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Townsend?

Yes, of course. Stayz offers 3,157 Cabins in Townsend. Our other popular types of Townsend holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 305 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 3,157 holiday houses
  • Chalets: 193 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Lodges and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Townsend?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 2,465 holiday homes with pool available in Townsend. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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