Welcome to the Townsend Gateway Inn and the Peaceful Side of the Smokies. We are located less than 2 miles from the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountain National Park along the scenic Little River in the heart of beautiful Townsend Tennessee. Easily accessible year round and within thirty minutes drive of the Knoxville airport, the Townsend Gateway Inn is your perfect Gateway to enjoy outdoor adventure and peaceful relaxation amid the natural splendor of every season. A host of activities awaits you, whether it’s horse back riding through Cades Cove, fishing for Rainbow trout in the Little River or searching for that perfect treasure while strolling the many quaint shops Townsend has to offer. Please be sure to check out our Attractions page for more information and check our calendar for up coming events.