Townsend, Tennessee, United States
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Townsend Information

About Townsend

Townsend, Tennessee is the ideal vacation destination if you’re looking to relax and explore the great outdoors. In Townsend, you can do a variety of outdoors activities, such as horseback riding, tubing down Little River, and exploring the famous Tuckaleechee Caverns. After exploring the outdoors, you can come back to your cozy cabin rental that has views of the Smoky Mountains. Townsend is also within only a few hours from other popular Tennessee destinations, including Knoxville, Nashville, and Chattanooga.

Things to Do in Townsend

Explore Cades Cove, which is a great place to go hiking, biking, and view wildlife, including black bears and white-tailed deer. Spend a few hours horseback riding at the Cades Cove Riding Stables. You can also go tubing down Little River with Smoky Mountain River Rat. While in Townsend, make sure to visit the Tuckaleechee Caverns, which are open from March through November and are roughly 20 million years old! After exploring the caves, you can visit the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company museums, which showcase some of Townsend’s history and specifically the town’s involvement in creating railroads.

Day Trips Near Townsend

There are several fun day trips that you should take advantage of while staying in Townsend. Knoxville, for example is only about a 45-minute drive from Townsend. In Knoxville you can go on a hot air balloon ride and see the Smoky Mountains from above with What’s Up Ballooning. You can also check out the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and the historic Tennessee Theatre, which has been open since 1928. Another day trip within Tennessee is Chattanooga. Chattanooga is approximately a two-hour drive from Townsend. If you love shopping, you’re in luck because Hamilton Place in Chattanooga is the largest shopping complex in Tennessee since it has more than 200 restaurants and stores. If you’re interested in the arts, make sure to visit the Sculpture Fields at Montague Park and the Hunter Museum of American Art. Nashville, Tennessee is a three-hour drive from Townsend. Since you’re in what’s considered to be the Country Music Capital of the World, make sure to take advantage of this by visiting the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum and the Grand Old Opry.

Townsend Accommodation

In Townsend, you can find your perfect getaway. Escape from daily life by staying in a cozy log cabin on a river or rent a home on the hills to see beautiful views of the Smoky Mountains. Wherever you choose to stay, Tripping can help you compare all of the rentals in the area by price, ratings, reviews, and more. Book your Townsend vacation rental today!

Transportation in Townsend

For public transportation in Townsend and the surrounding counties, you can use ETHRA, which stands for the East Tennessee Human Resource Agency. However, to use ETHRA, you have to schedule an appointment three days in advance, which can be a hassle. Therefore it is much easier to rent a car while you are staying in Townsend.

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Vacation Rentals in Townsend

Looking for the perfect vacation rental for your Townsend getaway?’s got you covered. Whether you’re seeking a vacation home, cabin rental or cottage, Townsend offers 327 affordable vacation home rentals to choose from, with far more amenities, space and comforts than the average hotel room. Select from 278 properties with high-speed WiFi Internet, 77 full with jacuzzi and pool, and homes complete with outdoor patio, great for entertaining with guests. Whatever your needs, find the perfect home rental that best matches your accommodation style and budget.

For travelers planning for an extended stay, long-term lodging and corporate rentals only cost an average of $25 a month. Save hundreds with affordable vacation rentals on and, in many cases, book directly online so you’re all set to go. Townsend has 327 gorgeous homes with 29 pet-friendly rentals to choose from, perfect for your dog or cat. Check out our vacation rental listings now to get the latest deals, and book the right vacation home rental for you and the whole family. Feel at home wherever you are and experience an unforgettable vacation with

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