Tuckaleechee Retreat Center

2- or 3-Night Cabin Stay for 4, 6, or 14 at Tuckaleechee Retreat Center in Great Smoky Mountains, TN

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Hotel at a Glance: Tuckaleechee Retreat Center

Tuckaleechee Retreat Center serves several purposes: it’s a missionary training facility for Children’s Bible Ministries as well as a back-to-nature vacation spot for families, churches, and schools set on 53 acres of land. Directly on the border of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Tuckaleechee Retreat Center provides rustic-looking-yet-modernized cabins for those looking to get away from it all.

  • Rustic cabins feature quilts, knotted pine walls, country art, and other quaint touches, with modern amenities such as fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces, and outdoor hot tubs.
  • Nearby attraction: The mountainside valley of Cades Cove, part of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, is only 20 minutes from the property.
  • Close to Knoxville: You’ll be 45 minutes south of the bright lights, plentiful restaurants, and shopping spots of Knoxville.
  • Pigeon Forge, home to Dollywood, as well as Gatlinburg, are only 30-45 minutes from the property.

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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Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/30/15
Travel by: 3/15/15

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 12/20/14–1/4/15
  • Cancellation policy & fees: 30-day cancellation notice required or $75 fee applies.
  • Taxes: 14.75% not included.
  • Additional fees: Optional $40 damage waiver and mandatory cleaning fee ($25 for Blue Spruce and Cedar Cove; $70 for Deer Lodge) not included.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Spacious cabins with fireplaces
  • Great Smoky Mountain views
  • 53 acres of land
  • Outdoor pool

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/30/15 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel by 3/15/15
  • Not valid 12/20/14–1/4/15
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 3 additional as gifts
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 30-day cancellation notice required or $75 fee applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • Optional $40 damage waiver and mandatory cleaning fee ($25 for Blue Spruce and Cedar Cove; $70 for Deer Lodge) not included
  • 14.75% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Blue Spruce Cabin * One queen bed and one queen sofa bed * Standard occupancy: 4 * Maximum occupancy: 4

Cedar Cove Cabin * Two queen beds and one queen sofa bed * Standard occupancy: 6 * Maximum occupancy: 6

Deer Lodge Cabin * Four queen beds and two twin beds * Standard occupancy: 14 * Maximum occupancy: 14

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m. Monday–Saturday; 4 p.m. on Sundays
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.

Getting There

  • Nearest airport: McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS; 22 miles)
  • Distance from Knoxville: 35 miles

Traveler's Tips

  • This is a “dry” resort—no alcohol is allowed on the premises
  • Be sure to check availability at: http://tuckaleecheeretreatcenter.com/

Customer Reviews

I loved the location. It was secluded and peaceful but not too far from attractions and the tourist area. It was perfect.
Kristin C. · April 5, 2017
Beautiful views , friendly owners and relaxing cabin
Aleksandra U. · February 12, 2017
Beautiful area and very clean cabin
Tyler J. · December 14, 2016
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