Just returned from a week of much needed r&r in Townsend, Tn. This is our sixth visit to the area and it never loses its appeal to us. We stayed in a great little cabin at Dogwood in Trillium Cove, read a few books, took a few walks, sat by the Little River and de-stressed. Townsend is at the gateway to the NP, Cades Cove about 30 minutes away. Having visited the Smoky Mountain Heritage Center before, we decided to go to the Eastern Tennessee Museum in Knoxville which was a nice take. We did not realize Knoxville was so close which makes this area as a retirement community for us more appealing. We are already planning our next trip to Townsend....can't stay away!