We hope you enjoy browsing our new website for Apple Valley Country Stores & Café. We are Mark and Sharon Oldham, the new owners. We fell in love with the Townsend community in 2014, when we purchased the Dancing Bear Cabins next door. In early 2015, we bought the Apple Valley complex from its founders, long-time local entrepreneurs Pete and Jennifer Maples.
Since 1993, the Maples operated Apple Valley with a focus on providing friendly service and quality products that spoke to experience that defines the charm of country life here in Townsend. For 22 years, they provided a great retail resource for travelers and locals alike.
We have big plans for Apple Valley Country Stores & Café, the same as we do for Dancing Bear. But one thing that won’t change is the essence of what Apple Valley is: a friendly place you’ve come to know and love, a traditional stop on your yearly getaway to the beautiful mountains of Tennessee. We’re a spot along the ride home where you’ll find items that are sure to put a smile on your face. The changes we’re making are intended to make a great place even better -- without compromising the experience you’ve grown accustomed to. When you visit us, we think you’ll agree.
In addition to this new website, we’ve added a great new deck out in front of Highway 231 and changed our signs to offer a fresh look. We’re going beyond a mere facelift and looking to expand the food products that we offer. Down the road, we’re love to possibly add a distillery or brew pub to the mix as well as more bakery options. As avid cycling enthusiasts, we’re proud to bring the Bike Bash back to Townsend, along with adding bike racks to the Apple Valley Country Stores & Café.
Acquiring Apple Valley from the Maples was a true changing of the guard as far as Townsend is concerned, and we just want everyone to know that we will keep the successes of the past and build an even greater business for the future. We appreciate your business and look forward to meeting many of you when you stop at Apple Valley and Dancing Bear.
—Mark and Sharon Oldham