Good company means a good time. And in Townsend, Tennessee, one of the two places Company Distilling calls home right now, good times are right around the corner. So, pack up your crew and experience the Peaceful Side of the Smokies.

Gather Around with your best company in Townsend, TN

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Start your trip with a visit to Company’s brand new 3,600-square-foot tasting room, distillery, and bottle shop. This idyllic space sits on 13.5 acres and is nestled between the Little River and the Townsend Greenway. Located at the very center of things, Company Distilling can serve as your home base each evening when you’re ready to wind down from your busy itinerary discovering the best of Townsend.

Book your stay at the rustic Dancing Bear Lodge for comfortable accommodations, fine dining, and a real Tennessee feel. Their Appalachian Bistro boasts an award-winning culinary team with an honest to goodness farm-to-table menu. They grow their produce right on site served alongside fresh and locally sourced Appalachian ingredients.

Gather Around at Little Arrow Outdoor Resort in Townsend, TNFor adventure seekers in search of centrally located lodging, Little Arrow Outdoor Resort offers mountain-chic luxuries thoughtfully designed with perks like wood-burning fireplaces, plush bedding, fully stocked kitchens, and more for you to retire comfortably after a day well spent in the Smokies. With RV sites, cabins, glamping tents, tiny homes, airstreams, and vacation homes, Little Arrow effortlessly merges the call of the wilderness and the wonderfully cozy.

You can’t come to this part of the Smokies without seeing the famous Cades Cove. Located just across the street from our distillery, you can book tours of the scenic mountain/valley loop via the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Hitch a ride out on a shuttle and let others do the driving for you while you while you take in the exquisite, epic views. And while you’re at the Heritage Center, be sure to look around to experience glimpses of old homestead living with preserved period structures in the Tennessee Historical Village.

The great views don’t stop there, though. Rent a Jeep and take in the breathtaking landscape of the Foothills Parkway. This guided tour takes you across some of the most gorgeous stretches of the Appalachian Mountains. You’ll learn about the history of the area, capture the views with photo overlooks, and enjoy a gripping rough terrain ride on private land.

If you find the Tennessee heat gets to be a bit much or if you’re here during a rainy stretch, take yourself underground to the stunning Tuckaleechee Caverns. This tour gives you the chance to witness the tallest subterranean waterfall in the Eastern United States which crashes down from an impressive 210 feet.

Gather Around on the water in The Peaceful Side of the Smokies

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Mountain bikers will find a dream experience at Vee Hollow—a 14-mile network of adventure that’s free to use and open all year long. With four different riding zones, bikers of all ages and skill levels will find their perfect journey in the most picturesque setting. And once you work up a sweat there, you can pop on over to the Little River and cool off with a peaceful tubing excursion.

Townsend is the peaceful way to experience the Great Smoky Mountains. Bring your favorite folks, and experience premium access to the best nature has to offer, incredible opportunity for outdoor adventure, and a smooth sip of whiskey to wash it all down await you. Get ready: you’re about to be surrounded by the very best company in your new favorite getaway spot.