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Fourth of July

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Fourth of July

Hi! How touristy is Townsend? I am looking for a cabin that has privacy and a mountain view. Something low key. It would be nice to have a town nearby that is not jam packed with tourists. I am also considering Maggie Valley and Bryson City. Thanks!

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Tennessee
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Maggie Valley
North Carolina Mountains, NC
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North Carolina Mountains, NC
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1. Re: Fourth of July

Hi Khatter - We stayed there a few years ago and didn't find it touristy at all. It has great access to the Cades Cove loop entrance to the park. There is a small shopping center with an IGA, some tubing companies, a few restaurants and hotels, so it definitely has services but it has a small town feel. We used Dogwood Cabins and found them really helpful in locating a cabin that served our needs. We also wanted a mountain view with privacy - They recommended Angel's Loft ,which is on the end of a cul de sac and had no neighbors (at the time), which was perfect for us. Good luck with your planning!

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park, TN
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2. Re: Fourth of July

Townsend isn't touristy at all. It's known as the peaceful side of the smokies. We much prefer Townsend over Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge, but both are only a short drive away.

If you stay in Townsend (or even if you don't!) you must eat at Little River BBQ. They have the best fried pickles (my husband and I have seriously talked about them every day since last May). The Little River runs right behind it, and you can sit at a picnic table on the patio and listen/watch the river.

You also get a discount on tubing from the shop right next door if you are interested in that sort of thing.

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Sevier County, TN
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3. Re: Fourth of July

Thank you! Your response was very helpful.

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4. Re: Fourth of July

As you've read, Townsend is not very touristy. We stayed at one particular rental 3 years in a row. We'd still be going there now, if the owner hadn't gotten out of the rental business. Townsend is very laid back compared to P/F and Gat/burg. Another great area to stay is the Wears Valley area. Between these two communities you'll find hundreds of cabin rentals to choose from.

Ray

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