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 features

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 rentals are available around Townsend?

Our 2020 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 4,743 holiday lettings around Townsend. From 3,195 cabins to 758 flats & apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends for a long holiday or a weekend break.

Can I rent a mountain-view property in Townsend?

Crisp fresh air, jaw-dropping vistas and plenty of time in the arms of Mother Nature. If you're in the mood to reconnect and recharge, a couple of nights in the mountains is the perfect remedy. HomeAway has 2,166 mountain rental properties available. Alternatively, you might prefer trying a different vibe. HomeAway has stacks of options, including:

  • 983 mountainside holiday accommodation options.
  • 776 resort holiday accommodation options.
  • 478 city-centre holiday accommodation options.

Can I stay in Townsend in a large group?

Whether you're hitting the road on a break with your relatives or spending a week away with your old school mates, it's a whole lot of fun being in a new place together! The good news is that HomeAway has options that'll suit. Currently, cabin holiday rentals are popular for large groups of travellers here, and you'll find 726 featured on our database. If you're hoping to travel in a large group, the holiday rentals that can meet your needs include:

  • On the hunt for properties that can fit 6 guests? We have 1,237 that will be ideal. Prices start from £65 per night.
  • If you've got 8 in your group, you'll be thrilled to learn that there are 712 rental accommodation perfect. The starting price is £54 a night.
  • Seeking out places for rent catering to 10 guests? You'll be happy to find out we have 359 that'll be perfect. You can secure one from just £77 per night.

You and all your buddies will be well looked after when you plan your Townsend escape through us!

Where are the cheapest holiday rentals in Townsend?

Friends become our chosen family. Reconnect with your nearest and dearest and secure a thrifty getaway with HomeAway. Smoky Mountain Village is a bargain-hunter's dream. And with 325 HomeAway holiday rentals at an average price of £113 a night, it's not hard to see why. You'll find another 20 HomeAway holiday rentals waiting to be booked in or around Downtown. The average price here is £120 a night.

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