A very peaceful getaway on the quiet side of the Smokies. The inn is well laid out, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. The location is convenient to Cades Cove and the charming town of Townsend. If you want to avoid the mess that is Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, this is your destination. The only reason I didn't give it 5 stars is the grounds and the outside of the inn are starting to show some wear and tear. The waterfalls weren't running - just pools of stagnant water and the external woodwork needs a new coat. But don't let that stop you - the innkeeper is very friendly, the staff is great, and the breakfasts were delicious. A special treat is coffee and dessert served every night!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 14 room luxury inn minutes from the heart of Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Spacious rooms and suites feature spa tubs, wood-burning fireplaces, homemade breakfast and candlelit dinner included daily, private balconies with stunning mountain views, and acres of wooded grounds to explore. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Richmont Hotel Townsend