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Townsend Gateway Inn
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Townsend
Certificate of Excellence
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Lakeville, Minnesota
1 review
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“We know where we are staying next time!”
Reviewed 31 May 2011

Cant say enough positive things about this place. Nice location, rooms are clean and quiet, and the beds were perfect. The people who run the place go over the top to make sure if you need something that you get it. We did a 4 night stay, and it was just awesome sitting in the rocking chairs out from and talking with other guests. If you are looking for a place to stay near the tail of the dragon that is fairly priced. look no further. The Townsend Gateway inn is the place you want to be. Enjoy!

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Goshen, Ohio
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Reviewed 29 May 2011

We chose the Townsend Gateway Inn based on the reviews that raved about how clean the rooms in this motel were. We were not dissapointed! If this motel was not the cleanest, it was in the top two that we have ever stayed in.

The owners were very friendly. As soon as we arived we were met by Mike. After checking in he asked us if we drank coffee or tea, which we did not so he told us he would give us hot cocoa in our snack basket instead.

Another reason we chose this motel was because we didn't want to get involved in al the hub-bub of Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. Townsend is MUCH quiter than Gatlinburg. But still only about 35 minutes away if you want to go there for the day. The Smoky Mountain National Park enterance is only 2 miles away. And Cades Cove is 9 Miles.

Another thing we liked about the room was the vintage heater. Most motel room have a very noisy heater that clanks and hums all night. But this heater was silent.! Others have talked about the snack baskets, wood floors, friendly owners, clean bathroom and soap dispensers and we liked all of these.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 May 2011

Great family run hotel with old style charm and courtesy. The welcome basket of snacks doubles as breakfast, but if you want a cooked breakfast there are plenty of offerings in close proximity. The owners know their area well and advise on suitable sightseeings tours throughout the local area of the Smokies. The rocking chairs outside the rooms offer a very pleasant end to a busy day and the whole place allows you to wind down effortlessly.

Room Tip: All the rooms are fine and it's very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati
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Reviewed 26 May 2011

This was our second visit to the Townsend Gateway Inn. The motel was extremely clean and comfortable. We had a great time at night just relaxing and reading on the rocking chairs right outside the room. We loved the soap/shampoo/conditioner dispenser in the shower.

The owners are so friendly and welcoming.Colleen welcomed us when we arrived with a wonderful snack basket and made sure it was replenished each day.

It is the perfect place to stay on the quiet side of the Smokies. Cades Cove is just a short drive away. You will not be disappointed!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 24 May 2011

The whole area around the Smokey Mountains is unbelievably beautiful and the best place I have ever ridden. Every road was great and the scenery was breathtaking. Loved the Townsend Gateway Inn. Perfect location, quiet comfortable rooms...rocking chairs and superb southern hospitality. Mike and Colleen made us Yankees feel welcome. I will definitely be back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 22 May 2011

We spent a week driving through the mountains and surrounding area and Townsend Gateway Inn was a great place to come back to! Mike (Manager) was a great guy always willing to help and make sure we were happy and offered great suggestions on what to see and how to get there. The hotel was extremely clean the bed was very comfortable. I was very impressed with how quite the room was, insulated and sound proofed! What a great place to be to get away from the crowds in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you want to relax at the end of the day you can just sit in one of the many rocking chairs outside of your room. The hotel is a mile outside of the park and the town has everything you need including some very nice places to eat closeby. A great experience and great people! Thanks Mike and Colleen for a terrific place! We'll be back! Leighton P.

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Murfreesboro, Tennessee
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Reviewed 15 May 2011

I booked a room at the Townsend Gateway Inn after reading the other reviews. My wife and I were very pleased when we pulled up to the office and were immediately met by Kali the motel mascot. She is a very sweet and friendly dog who seems to take to everyone. We were quickly checked in by Colleen ( hope I spelled her name correctly) who escorted us to our room. She then delivered a snack basket to us for our stay and even replenished it when we returned from a day of activities on Saturday.
I had seen the photos of Room #6 online but was floored by the renovations. Laminate on the floors, and tile in the bath. WOW! To stay in a room of this quality for the price couldn't be beat. We usually stay in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg when we go to the Smokies but we didn't miss them AT ALL. The river is right across the road. You can sit out on the porch and rock your cares away to the sounds of the water (when the bikes aren't driving past). Colleen and her brother Mike are really cool man! They don't mind taking the time to sit and visit with those that stay with them. I will highly recommend The Townsend Gateway Inn to everyone I know and we will most assuredly be returning.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Townsend Gateway Inn
Address: 8270 State Hwy 73, Townsend, TN 37882
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Region: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
#1 Romantic Hotel in Townsend
#1 Family Hotel in Townsend
#1 Green Hotel in Townsend
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Townsend Gateway Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 17
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Townsend Gateway Inn offers travelers a comfortable, enjoyable and restful stay, providing luxurious accommodations in a unique environmentally friendly family atmosphere. Beautifully appointed rooms and a host of amenities add to the charm of the Townsend Gateway Inn making it one of Townsend Tennessee's most desired travel destinations and a natural choice for our guest. ... more   less 
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