The Richmont Inn of the Great Smokies

220 Winterberry Ln , Townsend, 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 room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.2

Loved it!!

5 on April 16, 2018

My husband and I needed a weekend away together...a break from kids and work....this was the perfect place. We loved our room and the beautiful views from our balcony. The breakfast was wonderful and was so serene (floor to ceiling windows adorn the breakfast room. We are already thinking about rebooking for October. Staff was great as well. Also, loved the wood burning fireplace in our room!

Peaceful Pampering

4.6 on April 14, 2018

Our 40th wedding anniversary getaway will always have a special place in our hearts because of Richmond Inn. The rustic, yet refined setting, the breathtaking views, the quiet sounds of nature, the warmth and nurturing of the staff....Ahhhh, what a slice of tranquility! Our room had a balcony over one of the waterfall cascades below and a wood burning fireplace in the room which was the perfect place to wind down after a day of hiking with a pot of herbal tea and one of Miss Jody’s special deserts brought to our room on request. Every morning began with a delicious breakfast (the croissant French toast was the best we’ve ever had, and the Richmond bacon was to die for!), and little touches like making up a pack of hiking maps for us or packing a picnic lunch complete with table linens and wine glasses, smoked meats, Brie, and fruit to be enjoyed by a waterfall, next to a rollicking river cascade, or on the side of a mountain ridge with a view just made us feel pampered and special. We plan to return again soon!

First time B and B

4.6 on April 07, 2018

I admit felt a little uneasy about the door lock...small wooden latch which could only be set once inside the room, but not upon leaving. That being said, our stay was relaxing and peaceful.

Favorite Quiet Smokies Stay

5 on March 28, 2018

Love the suites in the Chalet building. Breakfasts are wonderful. Service is personal and thoughtful. Every attention paid to detail of making guests feel a part of the family.

If there were a sixth star or greater, I rate the highest possible.

5 on March 22, 2018

Every detail at Richmont is a respite. Evidence of maintenance to keep it pristine is done with such class. Guest aren't distracted nor inconvenienced. Truly a first class B&B.


4.8 on March 15, 2018

Very comfortable, clean, and attractive

Quaint, peaceful and secluded

4.8 on March 08, 2018

warm, friendly Inn Keepers. Room was very enjoyable to stay in. Views were spectacular. Very comfortable Inn

New Year’ Eve

2.8 on January 16, 2018

The inn had many guests. Upon arrival, there appeared to be only one person available to assist with check in. Later, during the dessert time, the service was slow. The weather was very cold and the only helper was in great demand to deliver firewood and assist with gas logs. However, the following morning, breakfast was delightful and the servers were efficient and cheerful.

Nice B&B in the Knoxville area

3.6 on January 09, 2018

Great view of the mountains from our room / deck. Evening snack and Breakfast was good. Room was good but someone had left windows open a crack so we were killing bugs most of the evening. Overall - enjoyed the short visit. -Jim

Getaway Paradise

4.8 on January 07, 2018

Snuggled away in the Tennessee woods is a spectacular Inn. We went in the dead of winter. The Inn has beautiful woodwork, attentive and friendly staff/ owner, close to the Smokey Mountains, and all the quiet we wished for. Hope to be back soon.

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Rooms & Rates

S4--Suite de Provence

King Sleigh Bed, French Country Decor, fabulous mountain view, wet bar. Rates quoted are double occupancy, additional fee for additional person.

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

S3-Bordeaux Suite

King canopied bed, mountain view, wet bar, French Country fabrics and decor. Woodburning fireplace. Spa tub for two and separate large spa shower. Private deck with mountain view and rocking chairs, sattelite radio, refreshment center stocked daily. Wine menu available. Rates quoted double occupancy.

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

7-William Bartram Room

King bedroom with fabulous mountain view, colonial decor, botanical artwork, queen size sleeper sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

5-Robert Mize Room

Folk art decor with king quilted bed, forest/treetop view, fabric covered swiveled rocking chairs and folk art and dulcimer theme.

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

6-Lucy Morgan Room

Mission Style arts and crafts furniture and lighting decor with king bed and fabulous mountain view. Queen size sleeper sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

S2- Kensington Suite

King bed suite in English decor, state of the art spa tub for two with large window, spa shower, mountain views, satelite radio, private sitting area, rocking chair deck, automatic coffee maker with complimentary coffee, hot tea & hot chocolate, hair dryer & wet bar. Wine menu available. Refreshment center stocked daily.

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

S1-Stickley Suite

Fabulous Mountain View, Luxury Suite.

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

8-Sequoyah Room

King Bed (capable of converting to twin beds) cathedral ceiling, ceiling fan, forest view. Queen size sleeper sofa.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

10-Nancy Ward Room

Cathedral Ceiling, ceiling fan, wet-bar and dining area, large spacious room with skylight view of mountains, forest view from private balcony. Rate quoted for double occupancy, additional charge for each additional person.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

9-Chief Attakullakulla Room

Cathedral Ceiling, mountain view via skylights, forest/treetop balcony view, king bed with barnwood headboard and earthtone fabrics. Skylight over spa tub in bath and over bed to enjoy looking at the stars.

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

1-Francis Asbury Room

Canopy Queen bed room with private balcony overlooking pond/waterfall. Log Interior, with colonial decor. Ground floor room, handicapped accessible.

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

4-Captain John Stuart

English Country manor-house bedroom with king bed, forest/treetop view, lovely houndstooth and floral fabrics, mica lampshades and English antique prints.

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

2-Bascom Lamar Lunsford

Charming Queen canopied bed with delft blue fabrics and gas-burning fireplace. Large window with forest view.

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

3-Horace Kephart Room

Queen Canopy Bed with cozy, rustic barnwood walls. Charming gas fireplace with large window, village view.

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

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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

  • 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

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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.