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Townsend, TN, USA

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Terrific times to be had in Townsend

For lovers of the great outdoors, Townsend offers everything you could want in a vacation. Located in the Great Smoky Mountains, the rugged, mountainous terrain provides a wealth of activities from hiking to fishing. Superb attractions, like Cades Cove—a large open-air museum of historic buildings set in beautiful scenery—are never far away from Townsend vacation rentals. As a basecamp for accessing the Great Smoky National Park, it can’t be beaten: it’s one of several “gateways” to the park, and is provides superb views and natural surroundings all around.

Adventure awaits in Townsend

Be sure you visit Townsend Wye, one of the most popular swimming holes in the area. Enjoy a picnic, take a refreshing dip, or watch in awe as adventurous visitors jump from the rocks into the waters below. Rent a tube and drift along the creek in Little River with the summer sun shining upon you for a wonderful experience that the whole family can enjoy. If you really want to get the adrenaline pumping, try one of the whitewater rafting tours. If you’re after more exciting ways to explore, take a thrilling ATV or a relaxing horseback riding tour

Explore the history of the Smokies in Townsend

If you’re visiting Townsend, you can’t afford to miss Tuckaleechee Caverns—an educational tour that takes you through a series of awe-inspiring caverns featuring incredible formations and waterfalls, and culminating in the breathtaking Big Room, which has to be seen to be believed. Townsend is also home to several superb museums. Great Smoky Mountain Heritage Center provides a fascinating look at the history of the area and both its Native American and European settlers. To learn all about the logging railroads of the Smokies, check out the Little River Railroad and Lumber Company Museum.

Witness stunning fall foliage in Townsend

Townsend vacation rentals are welcoming all year round. Winters can be bitterly cold, but visitors coming at this time of year will be rewarded with fewer crowds and a more laidback vibe. Summer is the most popular time to visit thanks to the fabulous weather, with temperatures hitting around the high-80s during July. Those who love to see beautiful fall foliage should visit Townsend during October, when the mountainside is transformed into a gorgeous sea of color.

Townsend—the perfect base for exploring the Smokies

At an elevation of 1,070 feet in the Great Smoky Mountains, Townsend vacation rentals boast a position in one of the most magnificent landscapes in the United States. Here, valleys, rivers, mountains, and forests provide picture-perfect panoramas at every turn. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is home to a wide variety of flora and wildlife, with over 1,500 species of wildflower to discover. For the best spot to view wildlife, check out Cades Cove. You can usually spot deer here, and you may even get a chance to see other wild animals including black bears, wild turkeys, and coyotes.