Truly one of the most unique properties in East TN. Special energy features and many re-purposed products: all wood floors, chestnut beams recycled from an antique 1800's barn; reclaimed poplar bark exterior siding; state of the art interior finishes. Stunning 360 degree views. Townsend is known as “The Peaceful Side of the Smokies” and is one of three gateways into the Smoky Mountains. Located just beyond Maryville and Knoxville, TN, Townsend offers a more low-key lifestyle with plenty of opportunities for outdoor activities. The mountains offer over 150 hiking trails which spread over 900 miles (71 miles are on the Appalachian Trail). Climate is temperate and has four distinct seasons. Tennessee has no income tax.