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 a vacation rental in Townsend? has 636 vacation rental homes available in Townsend. You'll find 2 studios, 314 1-bedroom, 161 2-bedroom and 159 rentals with 3 or more bedrooms ranging from $25 a night. For extra convenience, many of these vacation homes can be booked directly online.

The average price of a nightly rental in Townsend is $162 while the average price of a weekly rental is $25. For those looking for more than a short term rental such as corporate rentals, extended stays or long term rentals, the average monthly price of a Townsend home is $25.

Wondering if you can bring your dog or cat along with you? There are 57 pet-friendly vacation rentals available in Townsend. In addition to accommodating pets, Townsend rentals offer a variety of amenities. In particular, 545 rentals have Internet and WiFi, 556 have TV and/or cable and 154 have a pool or hot tub.

Search properties from 7 vacation rental sites in Townsend where the top providers in that area are Expedia, TripAdvisor, and HomeAway. There are 155 Expedia rentals, 145 TripAdvisor short term rentals and 138 HomeAway vacation rentals.