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Tuckaleechee Retreat Center

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We loved our stay at Tuckaleechee Retreat Center. My husband and I stayed in the Blue Spruce cabin with our two year old son. We really enjoyed the views and the front porch with rocking chairs. The cabin has a nice fireplace and everything you need to cook with in the kitchen. We had a super comfy king sized bed...

Thank AprilMas
Crown City, Ohio
Reviewed 26 August 2016

What an amazing experience and value for all that you get. I can't express my appreciation and thanks to the staff enough. I'm excited for our next visit and can't wait for it!! Clean facilities, beautiful views, wonderful location, and close to great activities. I highly recommend this place whether you're a couple, a family, or a large church group!

Thank mleist
Milan, TN
Reviewed 22 August 2016

The Check in process could not have been better. We were a very late arrival the information for our cabin was in the designated area arranged by phone with a Real person. Upon arrival to our cabin it was well lit and prepped for us. The hot tub was on the front porch just waiting for us to enjoy. we...

Thank radfxr
Alexandria, Louisiana
Reviewed 1 June 2016

We were very pleased with our visit here. We stayed in the Blue Spruce Cabin, which had one bedroom, bath, living, and kitchen area. There was a deck with a hot-tub and a barbeque pit. Inside, there was a Jacuzzi. The cabin was clean and comfortable. It included bath and bedroom linens and kitchen supplies. All we needed was food...

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Peggy S, Guest Relations Manager at Tuckaleechee Retreat Center, responded to this review

Dear Friends, Thank you very much for your kind words. We're pleased that you were very comfortable and enjoyed your time here at Tuckaleechee Retreat Center. We'd love to have you back...repeat guests for 2017 get a 15% discount....please remind me when you call! Blessings, Peggy

Orlando, Florida
Reviewed 2 May 2016 via mobile

I surprised my boyfriend with a trip to Tennessee for the weekend (Friday through Monday). I found a deal for the Blue Spruce cabin at the Tuckaleechee Retreat Center and WOW was it a steal!!!! We are from Orlando so we made the 12 hour drive out to Townsend at 3 am Friday morning. We arrived around 4pm at the...

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Peggy S, Manager at Tuckaleechee Retreat Center, responded to this review

Tiffany, This is Ruth filling in for Peggy Steele. She had knee replacement surgery last week and is out of the office for awhile. Consequently, that's why it is taking so long for us to respond to your review. Your review was SO complimentary. Thank you for the lovely things you said about your stay here. That really helps us...

Reviewed 21 April 2016

This is a retreat center, not a hotel. The setting is just amazing and the views are spectacular. The kitchen has everything utensil or gadget you could possibly need to prepare for your family or group. The dining area is spacious (Elk Lodge) and has a fireplace, large living room and conference room. The bedrooms were comfortable. We looked at...

Thank Sent2tell
Winston Salem, NC
Reviewed 20 April 2016

This is the third year that we have celebrated out Annual Staff Retreat and Planning session at Tuckaleechee. Our folks love to come back! Elk Lodge is beautiful and serves us very well. Most of our staff can stay in the ten rooms. The kitchen and dining room are fully equipped. The upstairs conference room is large enough for the...

1Thank Bruce B
Rensselaer, Indiana
Reviewed 5 February 2016

I highly recommend this lovely retreat center. The property is well kept as well as just a wonderful place to go to. It is so relaxing & serene! The view is completely breathtaking! A fantastic example of God's handiwork! The staff are helpful, kind & friendly. I most recently stayed in the Blue Spruce Cabin. It is a cozy, well...

Thank Tracy G
Powell, Tennessee
Reviewed 16 January 2016

This place is in the woods bordering on smoky mountains..The cabins are well equiped and comfortable. Thereis also a pool in the summer. Away from the crouds. Trip to Cades Cove and mountain streams for trout near.

Thank barbara b
Jefferson, PA
Reviewed 3 January 2016

I have enjoyed staying in every cabin (6) on this property. Some big enough for a large group, others perfect for families and this past weekend the honeymoon cabin, perfect for 2. A family was enjoying a family reunion in the main lodge. A group of teens were having a retreat in another and my wife and I were enjoying...

Thank Mark R

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Make Townsend TN your destination. Visit one of our six cabins, Elk Lodge, Bear Lodge, Deer Lodge, Hemlock Haven, Cedar Cove, or Blue Spruce. Spectacular Smoky Mountain views, quiet and peaceful area, comfortable and casual surroundings, fully equipped kitchens in each cabin, central heat/air, full-sized outdoor seasonal pool, hot tubs, cable TV, free unsecured WiFi. Many activities close by. No pets No alcohol Smoking only permitted outside ... more   less 

Additional Information about Tuckaleechee Retreat Center

Address: 160 Bear Lodge Dr, Townsend, TN 37882-4508
Region: United States > Tennessee > Townsend
Price Range: $120 - $1,594 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
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“All great~ just adjust to your need.”
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“I love the porches!”
 of 5 bubbles markr47, 3 Jan 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in Bear Lodge. And it was amazing.”
 of 5 bubbles matthH718YC, 28 Aug 2014 | Read review
“There are several cabins to choose from....this would be a great place to go for a family reunion. You do need to understand that this is a Christian owned retreat and smoking must be done outside...and no alcohol is allowed on the premises.”
 of 5 bubbles pogolovestheswamps, 21 Jul 2013 | Read review
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