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Celebrate SPRINGTIME in the Smokies

Birds, Music, Flowers, and Festivals

 

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildflower Walks
Throughout April, May and June

 

APRIL

April 4 - Herb and Wildflower Day 
Townsend Visitor Center, 12:00 pm   Visit with expert botanists, photographers, and naturalists, buy locally grown plants, delicious baked goods, & fine handmade pottery. Take a short walk in the woods or a longer exploration of a special place. See what to do at 
www.smokymountains.org

April 5 Easter Sunrise Service at Richmont Inn's Chapel in the Woods.

April 18 - Birds of the Smokies  at Richmont Inn
Learn how to identify birds with your ears in addition to your eyes. Fred Alsop, leading bird expert and author of the official guidebook, "Birds of the Smokies" will introduce you to pursuing birds and identifying them. Fred will lecture with a slide show Saturday evening and early Sunday morning take us birding in Laurel Valley.

April 24, 2015 - Trout Fest, Townsend Visitor Center 
A special event to highlight Smoky Mountain streams, fishing and conservation. Selling fishing know-how, artwork,and equipment. see event website

April 17-19  Music of the Mountains
The Music of the Mountains festival was created to share the rich musical traditions of the Southern Appalachians with our park visitors. Enjoy traditional Appalachian music during this three day event held at Sugarlands Visitor Center and in Townsend, TN

April 21-25 Wildflower Pilgrimage
The Smoky Mountains are a haven for spring wildflower enthusiasts. Join us for hikes, walks, lectures, and programs (both indoors and outdoors) on natural and cultural history. Search for salamanders, learn about aquatic insects, visit an air quality monitoring station, go on wildflower, fern, or tree identification walks...and more. For information about the pilgrimage, including schedule, and fees, please visit http://www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org

 

MAY

Great Smoky Mountains National Park Wildflower Walks Continue throughout May

May TBA Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day
Townsend Visitors Center, 9:00 am - 10:00 pm each day
Bluegrass music, arts and crafts, Appalachian skills, wildflower walks and garden tours, storytelling, BBQ contest, antique cars and tractors. Also visit the festival's website:
 www.smokymountainfestivals.org

May 16 - 17 - Smoky Mountain Scottish Highland Games
At nearby Maryville College  Call 865-448-6751 and see their website
for details.

May 29,30, & 31 - Celebrate Memorial Day Weekend at Richmont Inn (Saturday afternoon)  Kick off the Summer with a relaxing weekend.  Enjoy a good ole fashioned cookout Smoky Mountain style. Not traditional hamburgers and hot dogs but "gourmet all the way." We'll provide the food ($25.00 per person) and fun, plus our selection of fine wines and imported beers.
 

JUNE

June TBA by GSMNP - Elkmont: Synchronized Firefly Light Show (approx. 2nd week in June)  The GSNP is one of the few places in the world where this natural phenomenon occurs. The first half of June you will want to visit Elkmont, the home of a fantastic light show of fireflies flashing simultaneously. It's a thrill for beholders.

June TBA - Smoky Mountain Pottery Festival 
Enjoy the skilled artisans and see pottery being made at this juried show with 35 booths. Featured guests potters are Melissa Maney and Peter Rose. There will be demonstrations, a special firing, children's tent, music, and good food. This is an officially sanctioned event of the 75th Anniversary of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, project is funded under an agreement with the Tennessee Arts Commission. 

June mid to late - Gregory's Bald Mountain Azaleas Ablaze 
Take this popular hike and see what caused the famous botanist William Bartram to exclaim: "We are alarmed with the apprehension of the hills being set on fire. This is certainly the most gay and brilliant shrubbery yet known."

 

SEPTEMBER

September 4, 5, & 6 - Celebrate Labor Day Weekend at Richmont Inn (Saturday afternoon cookout)  Enjoy a good old fashioned cookout at the Inn. Not traditional hamburgers and hot dogs, but "gourmet all the way." We'll provide the food ($25.00 per person) and fun, plus our selection of fine wines and imported beers. Please call us at (865)448-6751 for menu details and to make your reservation.

October - November  Unmatchable Autumn colors in the trees of the Smokies.  Usually the colors are the best in the higher elevations during the first two to three weeks and best in the lower elevations in the last two two to three weeks.

Try Our Concierge Service: (Throughout the year)

Innkeepers will be happy to provide suggestions on what to do, where to go, and how to get there for all outdoor activities; biking, hiking, fishing, picnicking, horseback riding, tubing, rafting, swimming, wild flower walks, arts/crafts/antique shopping, and theatre. We'll save you time and effort.

Book Now! Call for reservations
on the peaceful side of the Smokies
866.267.7086
visit www.richmontinn.com

 

Experience Richmont Inn's Luxurious Chalet

 

Exquisite upscale lodging in the Smokies

All Chalet suites come with wet bar, hydro-therapy spa tub, Body Jet Shower, and stunning mountain views.

 
 
Our Chalet suites are perfect for a romantic Smoky Mountain Getaway in a beautiful, private location. Our new luxury suites are comfortably furnished and come with award winning food and desserts. Find out what you have been missing here in the Great Smokies!

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Treat loved ones to the best the Great Smokies has to offer - The New Chalet at Richmont Inn. 
Each luxury suite is highly appointed with hydrotherapy spa tubs, wet bars, wood burning fireplaces, refrigerators, sensory stimulating alcove showers with rain-head sprinklers and body sprays. Most spa tubs have picture windows with scenic woodland views. From the sitting areas you will have the most beautiful unspoiled view of the Smoky Mountains in the region.  While the award winning Richmont Inn Chalet suites cater to couples looking for a romantic getaway, this new group of suites also offer a meeting place, that is, facilities for small business groups, corporate staffs, church and social groups, and family reunions.