Tuckaleechee Retreat Center serves several purposes: it’s a summer camp resort and missionary training facility for Children’s Bible Ministries as well as a back-to-nature vacation spot for families set on 53 acres of land. Directly on the border of the vast Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Tuckaleechee Retreat Center provides rustic-looking-yet-modernized cabins for those looking to get away from it all.
Cades Cove: Part of the Great Smoky Mountains, the cove is only 10 minutes from the property.
Close to Knoxville: You’ll be 45 minutes south of the bright lights, plentiful restaurants, and shopping spots of Knoxville.
Rustic cabins featuring quaint touches such as quilts, knotted pine walls, and country art, with modern amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and outdoor hot tubs.
Splash into the outdoor pool, which is surrounded by mountain views.
Townsend, Tennessee: Peaceful Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains
Townsend’s nickname is “The Peaceful Side of the Smokies.” This tiny town (population 244!) in eastern Tennessee has the least-busy entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, with its over 500,000 acres of protected forests, hiking trails, and picturesque streams. Here, you’ll find none of the kitsch and tourist-geared trappings of Gatlinburg, another main entrance to the park. Instead, you’ll find a few local restaurants and stunning mountain views at every turn.
Head to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center in Townsend, a museum that documents the history of the area, to see permanent exhibits such as a hand-built log cabin and Native American artifacts, as well as shows at the outdoor theater. If you’re in the mood to get out of town, Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s country theme park, is less than an hour’s drive away in Pigeon Forge.
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2- or 3-night stays in the Blue Spruce, Cedar Cove, or Deer Lodge cabin
I just loves this place! I have visited TN many times, but this cabin is located in the quiet side of TN. It is not that far from Gatlinburg area. It's a small town with many family attractions. My family loved it and we will visit again.
Timesha K. ·
July 30, 2014
Very nice facility. Close to Townsend, TN and the Smokies!
Rae B. ·
July 1, 2014
Rustic cabins overlooking beautiful mountain scenery and easy access to Smokey Mountain National Park
Leroy E. ·
June 27, 2014
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