Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: foothills western north carolina
There's a motel in Townsend TN (Talley Ho) that is reasonable and has door front parking and a buffet breakfast rest. next door (nice, old style motel). Townsend is just outside the SMNP and is much more calm than Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. V good BBQ across the road. Good access to HWY 129/28/Cherohala Skyway via the foothills parkway. Dirt roads out of the cades cove loop. Long day trips to the Helen/Suches GA area are easily done.
Easy to cut across to Pigeon Forge via Hwy 321 to Hwy 441 if outlet shopping, crowded roads, and county and western stage shows are req'd. Also ALF's Bar (Hwy 441 between Pigeon Forge and Seiverville) has good cheese burgers,onion rings and cold beer (could be considered redneck).
Hell, I think I'll go for the weekend.