TTT Location

TTT Seminar Location and Travel Information


The Train-the-Trainers event is held at Dancing Bear Lodge and Bistro. Rooms at a special rate are available on-site for participants. Alternate accommodations are available for those not wishing to stay on-site.

Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro — 7140 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882

About Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro

Tucked away on thirty-six acres in a picturesque corner of Eastern Tennessee near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro will serve as the site of the upcoming Marketplace® Train-the-Trainer Workshop.

Found in scenic Townsend, TN, Dancing Bear Lodge features twenty-one luxury accommodations, ranging from rustic cabins to modern villas. Most rentals feature a hot tub, a full kitchen, and a stone fireplace. The new Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro is inspired by the familiar foods and time-tested recipes of the region, handed down, generation to generation and, lovingly prepared with the freshest ingredients. To learn more, visit

Special Room Rates for Train-the-Trainer Workshop Registrants

$175.00/nightOne Bedroom Cabin or Luxury Villa
$210.00/nightTwo Bedroom Loft Cabin

Rates are subject to applicable state & local taxes. All rates are per night stay. Special room rates are applicable on the day preceding and following the workshop. Guests who wish to stay additional nights should contact Dancing Bear Lodge directly for availability and rates.

Complete booking details for Dancing Bear Lodge will be forwarded upon confirmation of your workshop registration. You may also contact the Lodge directly for questions or to book your stay by calling 1-800-369-0111 ext. 1 for reservations. Mention the ILS/Marketplace Simulations Group Rate when speaking with a sales associate.

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Nearby Alternate Lodging

Nearby alternate accommodations are also an option at the Best Western Cades Cove Inn (865-448-9000) and Tremont Lodge & Resort (865-448-3200). Contact each directly for rates and availability.

Air & Ground Travel

For those planning to fly into the Knoxville area, McGhee Tyson Airport (TYS) is approximately a 30-minute drive to Dancing Bear Lodge & Appalachian Bistro in nearby Townsend, TN. The Lodge is situated behind the Apple Valley Country Store and Café, which may be accessed by taking Townsend Historical Trail to Apple Valley Way.

There are a variety of taxi and car services to choose from that provide service to and from McGhee Tyson Airport. Ride share services, such as UBER and Lyft, are also options as you plan your travel to the site of the Train-The-Trainer workshop. It is recommended that you coordinate your ground transportation prior to your arrival. Representatives from Marketplace and Dancing Bear Lodge will be happy to assist you and answer any questions.

Important Information

Although the Train-the-Trainer Workshop is a free event, all lodging and travel arrangements are the responsibility of the workshop registrant. Arranged family-style meals will be provided for workshop attendees as part of your registration. We encourage everyone to attend the Welcome Dinner, which is scheduled for the first evening of the training.

If you plan to travel with a spouse or significant other, they are welcome to join the group for no extra charge for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Advanced notice will be required so that Bistro chefs can plan accordingly. Non-workshop participants will be responsible for any extra meals and snacks.