Apple Valley Country Stores & Cafe announces renovations to Apple Valley Cafe, the first investment in Apple Valley in over 20 years. The Grand Reopening of the Apple Valley Cafe is scheduled for late April.
The Apple Valley renovations and state-of-the-art construction are focused on achieving goals of having a much better guest experience. The plans include expanding the cafe and kitchen, complete with new furniture, fixtures, and equipment. There will also be an outdoor seating area under a 22-foot arched roof. The restrooms, which are now only accessible from outside, will be newly renovated and accessible from a walkway inside of the Cafe. In tandem with the Cafe changes, Dancing Bear Lodge will be renovating two cabins on the property.
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.