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 room4.6
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.2
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.1

Great place to stay....

5 on October 19, 2016

Great place to stay to get away. Service and hospitality was outstanding. Breakfast was wonderful.

Quiet Side of the Smokies

3.6 on October 07, 2016

When have been coming to Richmont Inn off and on since the mid 90's. The owners, Jim and Susan Hind, have been consistent fixtures there until recently and have been like going home to old friends. We have been I,pressed with how they have maintained the property over the years. The rooms are cozy with higher end Appalachian motifs (with the option of a European chateau room in another building), an evening dessert that is now good (in the past excellent), and once a week a fondue dinner that is good too but rather pricy ($75/2 people). The innkeepers are less permanent now although the Hinds are within a quarter of a mile away to troubleshoot any problems. The cost is considered premium but worth it due to the amenities, cordiality, and location (with excellent views out the dining room window).

A Too Short Stay

4.2 on October 03, 2016

My husband I and I stayed at the Richmond Inn on the recommendation of a friend. We chose the William Bartram Room, relishing the thought of the sitting on the porch after a hard day of hiking, taking in the mountain view and air. My only disappointment was that we left too soon...our stay was not long enough. Well, another disappointment was that we did not take advantage of the piped in music. The breakfasts were outstanding and the evening desserts were a wonderful, special treat. We are looking forward to returning soon!

Hidden Gem!

5 on October 03, 2016

Highly recommended, will definitely stay here again!

Richmont Inn of the Great Smokies

5 on September 28, 2016

It is so peaceful at the Richmont Inn The rooms ore unique, comfortable, great views of the mountains and trees. We were spoiled by the staff. They made us feel like company and the breakfasts and desserts were wonderful. We hurried back every night after site seeing so we wouldn't miss the desserts. Mill Jodie we miss you!

Stunning surroundings

3.2 on September 21, 2016

Stunning surroundings and very helpful and charming staff!

Richmond Inn

5 on September 18, 2016

Wonderful time. The Inn & room was Beautiful & breakfast & desserts were just delicious. We loved the staff & Miss Jodie was special. They spoiled us!

Our fabulous getaway!

4.8 on September 08, 2016

Our stay was way too short. We only stayed for two nights and I wish it could have been longer. We arrived and were met by Susan who was the most welcoming person and you could tell in her voice that she had a passion for the Inn making everyone who entered welcome. We truly felt at home. The first evening dessert was fabulous and to finish off the evening, the beds were very comfy. The next morning, the French toast made with Croissants with a side of bananas to stuff inside the French toast was unbelievably delicious. This would have been the fine work of Jodie. You will meet Stacey, who served us and made sure we had everything we needed while dining. She was also great. In talking with the other guests, they all seemed to feel as my husband and I did, that the Richmont was certainly someplace that we would visit again. We hope to maybe go back in October and we just left there on Labor day 2016. We miss you all already. See you again very soon. Dwight and Mary Jo Gilliland

A lovely respite after hiking all day.

4.0 on August 28, 2016

This is a wonderful Inn away from the large number of visitors in the National Park. We were treated royally by Jodi during our stay. She is delightful. Our room was wonderful and it had a small porch where we could read. Great place for your stay in the Smokey Mountains.

Wonderful getaway-throw back in time

4.6 on August 23, 2016

Wife and I located this place on internet. Stayed one night and felt like we had gone back into a less busy time of life; quiet, quaint and wonderful. The breakfast was fantastic; were not served the evening dessert . The attendant who was there when we arrived was cordial, but seemed distant and distracted which we chalk up to something going on at the time, therefore we wish him not to be talked to by the owners.

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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.