Although Owl’s Hoot Chalet and Hideaway on the Creek ( are located on an easily accessible, fairly flat road without any scary twists and turns, some Townsend and Smoky Mountains destinations and attractions are accessed via narrow, windy, and often steep roads. Understandably, these can be a challenge for “city folks.” The National Park Service provides some Traffic and Travel Tips here:

Fortunately, Smokies Cabins are located in the Peaceful Side of the Smokies, not in traffic-congested, crowded Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Our cabins are centrally located in Townsend, within 5 miles or less to a couple dozen attractions, shops, and restaurants.