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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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As you first enter Townsend at the ivy covered chimney of the Firehall, turn Right on Old Tuckaleechee Road. Take the first paved Right - Laurel Valley Road. Go 0.8 mile, pass the stone entrance by a half-timbered Gatehouse, up steep hill to the top, then turn left into Richmont Inn.
Go south to Maryville by Route 129 South (Airport) Exit 386B or US I-140 to Exit 376B (Pellissippi Parkway) west of downtown. Pick up U.S. 321 North in Maryville (to Smoky Mountains). As you enter Townsend right at the ivy covered chimney of the Firehall, turn Right on Old Tuckaleechee Road. Take the first paved Right - Laurel Valley Road. Go 0.8 mile, pass the stone entrance by a half-timbered Gatehouse, up steep hill to the top, then turn left into Richmont Inn.
From Pigeon Forge/Sevierville:
Take U.S. 321 North (Wears Valley Road) to Townsend. At stoplight, turn right and travel about a mile then look left for road #4 (Old Tuckaleechee Rd.) and go Left 1.9 miles. Cross a small two lane bridge, turn Left onto Laurel Valley Road. Go 0.8 mile to the "Gatehouse." Go past stone entrance up steep paved hill. At crest of hill, turn left into the Inn.
On I-75 exit 81 at Lenoir City, turn right onto U.S. 321 North to Maryville. If you miss exit 81, go on towards West Knoxville and exit at 386A. That takes you towards Alcoa/Knoxville Airport. Pass Airport, bear Left to Maryville on 321 North. Follow directions to Richmont Inn from Townsend.
From I-75 South, enter Knoxville on I-275 south of Downtown to I-40 West towards "Nashville." Then follow signs to Airport Exit 386B, that takes you to Hwy 129 South. Pass McGhee-Tyson Airport, bear left toward Maryville. Pick up 321 North into Townsend.
From Nashville: From I-40 East, take I-75 South to Lenoir City exit 81. Turn left at the ramp onto 321 North to Maryville and onto Townsend.
From Asheville: Exit I-40 at Foothills Parkway Exit# 443. Follow to U.S. 321 North to Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge. Follow directions from Pigeon Forge/Sevierville to Townsend.
Richmont Inn is located in Townsend, Tennessee – Just off US 321 N, Mile Marker 26.
220 Winterberry Lane Townsend, Tennessee, 37882
Owners \ Innkeepers
Jim & Susan Hind
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.