The Richmont Inn of the Great Smokies

220 Winterberry Ln , Townsend, TN 37882-3623 USA (Show map)


Richmont Inn's main lodge, in the historic cantilevered barn style has majestic views of the Great Smokies on private balconies. 14 themed rooms honor eminent Appalachian people, individual decor depicts their culture and history. Wood burning fireplaces, and spa tubs for two, breakfast is gourmet all-the-way with dinner options in the rustic Cove Cafe. Try the award winning desert Creme Brulee. Luxury Suites in the "Chalet" offer an upscale lodging experience with plush canopy beds, wet bar, each with private view. Rooms come furnished with 18th century English antiques and French paintings. Away from city traffic on 11 secluded acres, there is an open-air "Chapel-in-the-Woods on a lighted trail. The inn is convenient to the National Park's most popular feature Cade's Cove, "On the Peaceful Side of the Smokies."




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.2
  • Onsite Dining4.0

A marvelous Smoky Mountain getaway

4.2 on May 14, 2016

This April was our third visit to the Richmond Inn and just as enjoyable and memorable as the first. We particularly love the William Bartram room, along with all the amenities of the Inn. Jim & Susan are very attentive to their guests needs, as is the entire staff. We WILL be back. Thank you for a sensational visit.

Richmont Getaway

3.4 on April 28, 2016

Very nice and peaceful. It was what my husband and I needed for a relaxing vacation. The view of Richmont from our balcony was just wonderful. Only disappointment was that the owners did not honor our total gift card, They would only take part, so that left us with more expense than we anticipated. I hope this doesn't happen at our next B & B.

Wonderful weekend away for this couple!

4.8 on April 07, 2016

This has been a very busy and challenging season in our lives and we were given the opportunity to have a weekend away. So, very last-minute we planned a getaway and found the Richmont Inn online. The long weekend was wonderful! Jim and Susan were so welcoming and excellent hosts. We loved the fondue dinner, the breakfasts & desserts were delicious, and the room and view were better than expected. We loved not having a TV in our room so we could relax and talk without the distraction! We stayed in the William Bartram room, which has a great view of the mountains. We would definitely come back and hope to do so in the next few years!


5 on April 02, 2016

I booked this B&B to be in a quiet secluded place ... and it was that and more. We arrived late (9 pm) and we had not eaten yet and the owner prepared us a picnic and we lit the fire and relaxed in our lovely room. We woke up with the sun rising over the mountains and our view from the Lucy Morgan room was amazing. Then we had a lovely breakfast - again with amazing views. We were there at the end of March - so the dogwoods were blooming and the birds chirping....I recommend it highly.

March in the Mountains

4.8 on March 29, 2016

We always thoroughly enjoy our visits to The Richmont Inn...the atmosphere is wonderful, we enjoy the fact that the busy-ness of life is left at the bottom of the hill and doesn't intrude on the peaceful times at the Inn. Thank you!!

Aging Charm

4.6 on March 23, 2016

We have stayed at the Richmont Inn 4 times in 10 years. This is our honeymoon getaway. While small changes are obvious each time we visit, this last visit revealed some obvious aging to the building but also in the owners and staff. None of this is negative, but definitely a part of the experience. Some minor updates to furniture and outside building maintenance would go a long way in improving the Richmont Inn. Overall, the award winning breakfast and evening dessert made our stay romantic and restful. We will continue to visit the Richmont Inn often and encourage anyone planning a visit to the Smokies to stay on the peaceful side in Townsend, TN and the Richmont Inn.

Quiet Inn

3.6 on January 23, 2016

The front desk person, Trent made you feel very welcomed. Jodie, cook, chambermaid of the inn was also very pleasant to talk with. The breakfast were good but unfortunately due to the time of year that's all we had for a meal at the inn. We had several lady bugs that liked to camp out in our room since it was cold outside. The room was beautiful. We did get to meet the owner the last morning we ate breakfast. He also is a pleasant man. Sadly they will be selling the inn. Hope they can find a new owner that will carry on the traditions and bring some new ones to Richmont

Pleasant experience in the Smokies

4.0 on November 14, 2015

We have stayed at the Richmont Inn twice and would return. The rooms are very comfortable and we especially enjoy the delicious evening desserts. Jim is a warm and friendly innkeeper.

OurVisit to the Smokies

3.8 on November 12, 2015

Just a few things we had problems with: 1. there was a smell in the place when we first arrived that was unpleasant 2. the floor in the bathroom was squeaky 3. last morning of our visit (Monday) there was no hot water for our shower

Great Stay in the Smokies!

4.0 on October 26, 2015

Beautiful views every morning for breakfast overlooking the mountains, and very kind and helpful staff! Unique B&B!

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Rooms & Rates

Horace Kephart Room

Author who captured in print the heart and soul of Appalachia. 100 year old wood barn paneling. Large window, village view. Queen bed. Gas log fireplace. Private bath with large sit down\stand up shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $155 - $180

The Stickley Suite

The Stickley Mission Style Suite; Uniquely and exquisitely furnished with Stickley's finest USA made furniture, well known for its solid wood and craftsmanship. The Tiffany style lighting has the colorful geometric shapes of Frank Lloyd Wright's stained glass. Truly American, this room captures the pride, passion, and spirit of the Arts and Crafts tradition. Now with Satellite\Bose radio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $285 - $305

The Kensington Suite

An elegant Smoky Mountain suite styled in English Manor House decor. Paul Burrell, a personal footman to Queen Elizabeth and butler to the late Princess Diana, fashioned the head-board after the gate at Kensington Palace where both he and Princess Diana lived. Other furnishings come from the Althorp Living Collection, with replicas of furniture found at Althorp, the ancestral home of Princess Diana's brother Lord Spencer. Now with Satellite\Bose radio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $285 - $305

The Bordeaux Suite

Exquisite Smoky Mountain Lodging. This luxurious suite is styled in sophisticated country French. Comes with a stunning mountain view, canopy king bed, wood burning fireplace, wet bar, fridge, hydro-therapy spa tubs, glass alcove showers, and the ultimate in comfort and style. Now with Satellite\Bose radios.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $285 - $285

The Provence Suite

Exquisite Smoky Mountain View in this French country inspired suite with wood burning fireplace, king bed, wet bar, hydro-therapy spa tub, fridge, glass alcove showers. The ultimate in comfort and style. Now with Satellite\Bose radio

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $285 - $305

The Bascom Lamar Lunsford

'Music Man of the Mountains - Bascom Lamar Lunsford is honored by the Smithsonian Institute. The room is in the style of "Country Parlor" of the 1940's. Picture window, village view. Queen four poster bed. Gas log fireplace. Private bath with large sit down/standup shower.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

Robert Mize Room

East Tennessee and Internationally known, Robert Mize was a dulcimer maker whose work is honored in the Smithsonian. Folk art decor in Americana style, private balcony, forest view, rocking chair, king bed, wood burning fireplace, private bath with shower, spa tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

Captain John Stuart Room

An English soldier, Captain John Stuart Room brought organization and law and peace to the southeast Indian trade. Bedroom is fashioned in old English manor house style. Private balcony, forest view, king bed, wood burning fireplace, private bath w/ shower, and a spa tub for two! Make this comfy spot a place to land on your historical touring.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

The Sequoyah Suite

Beloved Cherokee scholar, Sequoyah was also the inventor of the Cherokee alphabet. Rustic/Native American decor, private balcony, forest view. King bed (or two twin-sized beds). Wood burning fireplace, Sleeper sofa, and authentic gathering drum. Private bath with shower, spa tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $195 - $195

William Bartram Room

William Bartram was the heralded botanical discoverer of the Smokies, so his room is in botanical decor. Bright and Charming is has five large windows, a private balcony with spectacular valley and mountain views. king bed, sleeper sofa, wood burning fireplace and private bath with and shower, plus a large spa tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Nancy Ward Room

Nancy-Hi or Nancy Ward the Chieftainess of the Cherokees and advocate for peace. Native American decor. Grand size room, cathedral ceiling. king bed, wood burning fireplace, private spa tub for two with shower, a private balcony, conference table, wet bar, sleeper sofa. You have a lush forest view and magnificent skylight view of the Smoky Mountains over your bed. Great for anniversaries, birthdays, and small social gatherings.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $200 - $220

Lucy Morgan Room

Founder of Penland School of Crafts, Lucy Morgan promoted native craft skills. Themed in early 1900's arts and crafts decor it's loaded with amenities; Five large windows with valley and mountain views, private balcony, king bed, also a sleeper sofa, wood burning fireplace, private bath with shower, spa tub for two.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Attakullakulla Room

Chief of the Cherokees, Chief Attakullakulla was an successful advocate for peace. This charming room is in a Native American decor with king bed, wood burning fireplace, private spa-tub for two, shower, and private balcony. It has a forest view as well as skylight views of the Smoky Mountains over bed and spa tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $210 - $210

Francis Asbury Room

Named for Francis Asbury, greatest of the Church Circuit Riders, this 1st floor room boasts a Pioneer cabin interior, Antique church window, Queen bed with lover's knot canopy, Refreshment refrigerator, Private sitting balcony with waterfall view, Private bath with tub and shower and is wheelchair accessible.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $180 - $180

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Location Type

Mountains, Rural, Secluded


Knoxville, TN (TYS-McGhee-Tyson) 18 miles

Directions to property:

As you enter Townsend (Mi. Marker 26 from Maryville on US 321 N. take 1st R. on Old Tuckaleechee Road (on the corner you will see the Back Porch Restaurant) Turn RIGHT on next paved road (Laurel Valley rd.), go 0.8 mi through stone walled entrance and by a large timbered gate house. Head straight up steep hill, at crest see our sign, and turn LEFT.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Eco-tourism, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Swimming area - the "Y" a natural feature, Proximity to Pigeon Forge, Tn - Shopping, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Tours

Inn Details

Establishment type

Historic Inn, Spa, Boutique Hotel, Chalet

On-site amenities

Board games, Ceiling fans, Conference Rooms, Kitchenette, Library, Microwave, Parking, Piano, Spa, TV, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Wedding Facilities, Wheelchair access , Wood and gas burning fireplaces

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Bath robes, CD player, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, Turndown Service, Wet bar, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Hiking trails, Scenic drives, Lighted nature trails on the grounds, Chapel-in-the-Woods, Greenhouse, Picnicking, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 3:00 p.m.
  • Check Out:: 10:30 a.m.
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only For the comfort of all guests, smoking is permitted outside
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children over 12 are welcomed
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No Pets can board at a nearby kennel with prior arrangements.
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We require a 50% deposit by check due ten days from the date you make the reservation. It is applied to the last day of your reservation period. Guests staying only one night require full pmt. for dep
  • Cancellations: To cancel, you must contact the Inn by telephone or send a fax (Email not acceptable) a minimum of fourteen days prior to the scheduled arrival date. A thirty day cancellation is required for multiple room reservations (4 rooms or more). If cancellation is made less than fourteen days (or thirty days for multiple room reservations) prior to the scheduled arrival date, deposit is nonrefundable. To request a refund of deposit or have a credit applied to your account for a future reservation; you must send a written request to the Inn within fourteen days from the time you cancel the reservation. All refunds will incur a $35 charge to be deducted from the deposit.



Jim and Susan Hind

Languages spoken

English, French

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

The Hinds love hiking in the Great Smokies and bicycling through Cades Cove. Ask them about the best hikes when you visit the inn!

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  • Time Served: 8:30 a.m.and 9:15 a.m.
  • Serving Location: Breakfast in Bed, Room Service, Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian , Swiss Fondue Dinners, Gourmet Picnic

Signature Dish

Creme Brulee Kahlua
This Gourmet Magazine Grand prize winner was created especially for the Richmont Inn guests by Innkeeper, Susan Hind. Served chilled, this velvety, custard-like textured dessert is frequently served at the inn's evening candlelight dessert Other favorites include Jack Daniels Pecan Torte, Grand Marnier Souffle Glace and many others served nightly with specialty flavored decaf coffees.