Townsend, Tennessee – where relaxation, exploration, and gathering together with the people you love coexists in one amazing mountain valley. Here you can reconnect with nature, your friends, and family as you experience the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. Kick off your adventure Tubing down the Little River with River Rat Tubing Outpost! River Rat is a great way to spend a summer day, and we guarantee you’ll create lifelong memories! From onsite food and dessert trucks, picnic areas, and awesome gift shops to Riverside Cabana Rentals, it’s easy to keep it simple and enjoy a full day (or a full vacation) playing on the river. River Rat Tubing offers trips down the river for ages 3+, so no one will have to miss out on the fun. It is time to reconnect with nature, reconnect with family, and reconnect with friends – enjoy life’s best moments in Tennessee’s most treasured secret – Townsend, TN.
Townsend is all about slowing down and enjoying good company and quality experiences. In just a short drive through the area, you can feel it. It’s evident in the wonderful activities, restaurants, and lodging that is unique to this area.
Where to Stay: Little Arrow Outdoor Resort
If you’re looking for somewhere unique to stay overnight, check out Little Arrow Outdoor Resort. When it comes to staycations in the great outdoors, they are the best! They offer luxury RV hookups, Tiny Homes, Cabins, Airstreams, and many other Glamping options so there’s something for everyone! Winner of USA Today 10 Best Glamping Resorts, Trip Advisors “Travelers Choice” 2 years running. You won’t find a better place for you and your family to spend the weekend reconnecting to what is most important – each other.
Where to Eat: Burger Master Drive-In
Serving up sweet treats and savory eats, Burger Master Drive-In has been a staple in our gorgeous Smoky Mountain valley for generations. You can find tasty 100% angus beef burgers and hot dogs, delicious sandwiches, and so many different soft-serve ice cream treats that are sure to hit the spot after a day of hiking or tubing on the river. Enjoy them in their casual covered outdoor seating with beautiful mountain views.
Over 50 years later, the original iconic lit ice cream chalet sign is still shining bright on their rooftop to let friends old and new know it’s finally summertime in Townsend, TN.
Where to Drink: Company Distilling
Gather around for tastings, delicious mixed drinks, and their claim to fame – Company straight bourbon whiskey. With a beautiful and comfortable ambiance, you can relax with your quality crafted drink in hand inside their tasting room or on their distillery’s porch. Company Distilling is a must-stop during your visit to Townsend. Coming soon: craft beer brewed by Company themselves.
If you’re looking for other activities to do in Townsend, TN, be sure to check out Things to Do page to find more activities and must-stop destinations throughout Townsend, TN. There are a variety of different activities including tubing, hiking, cave tours, scenic parkways and more. You can also find information on fishing and biking trails, as well as other local attractions. No matter what you’re looking for, you’ll be able to find it in Townsend!
So what are you waiting for? Grab your friends and family and head on over to Townsend, TN to experience River Rat Tubing for a fun-filled day on the Little River, great food the family will enjoy, and lodging at the one-of-a-kind Little Arrow Outdoor Resort. You won’t regret it!