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Tour this eleven mile scenic loop road while you are on your way in or out - or make it a day trip with a beautiful hike. You'll see this beautiful sheltered valley with a mixture of forests, meadows, and an outdoor museum of pioneer life – only a 12 mile drive from the inn.
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Driving Directions

From Townsend:
from Maryville on U.S. 321 North, As you enter Townsend city limits at the ivy covered chimney of the firehall, turn right on Old Tuckaleechee Road West. Take the first paved right (Laurel Valley Road), go 0.8 mile, bear right by the half-timbered gatehouse. Stay straight through stone entrance to the crest of the steep hill, turn left into Richmont Inn.

From Pigeon Forge/Sevierville:
Take U.S. 321 South (Wears Valley Road) to Townsend. At stoplight intersection, turn right and continue through Townsend on 321 South. Turn left onto road #4 (Old Tuckaleechee) and go 1.9 miles. After a small two lane bridge, turn left onto Laurel Valley Road and follow 0.8 mile to the "Gatehouse." Go straight through stone wall entrance up steep paved hill. At crest of hill, turn left into the Inn.

From Atlanta:
On I-75 exit 81 at Lenoir City, turn right onto U.S. 321 North to Maryville, follow directions to Richmont Inn from Townsend. If you miss exit 81, go on to Knoxville and exit from I-40 to Alcoa/Knoxville airport exit onto Hwy 129 South. Past the airport, bear left toward Maryville (pickup 321 North) and follow directions to Richmont Inn from Townsend.

From Cincinnati:
From I-75 South, enter Knoxville on I-275 South through Downtown to I-40 West to Hwy 129 South (2nd exit off I-40) to Maryville. Past Knoxville Airport, bear left toward Maryville (pick up 321 North) and follow directions to Richmont Inn from Townsend.

From Nashville: From I-40 East, take I-75 South to Lenoir City exit 81. Turn left at end of exit onto U.S. 321 North to Maryvile. Follow directions to Richmont Inn from Townsend.

From Asheville: Exit I-40 at Foothills Parkway exit. Follow to U.S. 321 South to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Follow directions from Pigeon Forge/Sevierville to Richmont Inn.


Richmont Inn is located in Townsend, Tennessee – Just off US 321 N, Mile Marker 26.

Our Address
220 Winterberry Lane Townsend, Tennessee, 37882

Owners \ Innkeepers
Jim & Susan Hind

Nancy Schimmick

GPS Coordinates
35.67281 latitude 83.80304 longitude

The Richmont Inn is located 10 minutes from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park entrance, nearest the Cades Cove feature of the park.

We are just 30 Minutes from McGee-Tyson Airport (Knoxville's Metro) Airport or 45 minutes south of Knoxville, Tennessee.