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Butterfly in Tennessee Fly Fishing in the Smoky Mountains Smoky Mountains Vacation

Richmont Inn Cove Cafe
On site
We serve a Classic Swiss
Fondue Dinner.
Beer & Wine Available.
By reservation only.
Find out more on our
Dining Page.

Trailhead Steak & Trout House
3 mile
Has a reputation for the
BEST steaks & Trout
in Tennessee!
Open daily from 3pm.

Miss Lilly's
3 miles
Serving Lunch and Dinner
Southern Cuisine for the
Discriminating Taste!
A Unique Menu Includes
Tennessee's Most Delicious
Reuben Sandwich,
Hillbilly Philly, and more!
Beer Available.

Foothills Milling CO.
Maryville 12 miles
Fine dining in an elegant,
yet casual setting.
Wine List Available.
Open Tuesday through
Saturday. Reservations

Olsen's River Grill
763 Lamar Alexander Parkway 3 miles
serving the finest steaks,
seafood and pasta dishes,

Top Things to do in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

"The Great Smokies are the oldest mountains in the nation but somehow they make you feel new!"

Fall Foliage – Smoky Mountains Vacation

Let us help plan your Smoky Mountains Vacation...

We'll save you time and effort in planning the many activities you can choose from:

  • Scenic Drives
  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Picnicking
  • Fishing
  • Wildflower Walks
  • Bird Watching
  • Wildlife Watching
  • Golfing
  • Museums

Let us know your desires before or on arrival– and with our personal experiences, we can help insure a most enjoyable visit.

Helpful Hint!
Visit www.nps.gov/grsm for "Things to do" and "Things to know before you come"

Our Favorites

Wild Flowers in the Smoky Mountains – Cades CoveGregory Bald Hike
This has always been and probably always will be one of the finest hikes in the Park, offering scenic views of spring wildflowers, colorful flame azaleas in June, and sparkling frost in the winter. Nine miles round trip, located in Cades Cove.

Cades Cove
Top Things to do in Tennessee Eleven mile scenic loop road. Beautiful sheltered valley with a mixture of forests, meadows, and an outdoor museum of pioneer life only a seven mile drive from Townsend. Scenic hikes such as Abrams Falls, picnicking, biking, fishing, horseback riding, and wildlife and bird watching.

An old logging road with beautiful trees and wildflowers running along the most picturesque stream only 15 minutes away from our Smoky Mountains bed and breakfast! Perfect pull-offs for streamside picnics and photography, and great for biking (paved 3 miles, unpaved 3 miles). Also offers a short hike (about 2 miles round trip), Spruce Flatt Falls, where long ago, Indian maidens must have bathed.

Fall foliage in the Smoky MountainsLittle Greenbriar Home/School
Also nearby, home of the famous six Walker sisters, all born in the eighteenth century, who lived their entire lives in the Smokies. Given a lifetime lease, their legacy and folkways live on today.

Sugarlands Visitor Center
Park "info" headquarters with fabulous gift shop, wildlife displays, inspiring movie, and helpful advice. Twenty minutes away.

Fishing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Below are a variety of resources to help plan your stay - or let us help you before your arrival!

We have compiled the area's upcoming events, as well as special events at Richmont Inn - check back often to see an updated list!
See the full list »

Cades Cave Heritage Tours scenic shuttle service cadescoveheritagetours.org (865)448-8838

Guided Walks and Talks
Free park programs / activities nps.gov/grsm

Little River Outfitters
Fly fishing equipment/schools littleriveroutfitters.com

R&R Fly Fishing Guides

Highland Expeditionary Tours
Guided hikes highlanderexpeditionarytours.com

Horseback Riding Stables
at Cades Cove cadescovestables.com

Smoky Mountain Heritage
Center Museum gsmheritagecenter.org

Tuckaleechee Caverns
Greatest sight under the Smokies tuckaleecheecaverns.com

Laurel Valley Golf & Country Club
Public golfing, dining, pool