Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro

2014 – Present

Dancing Bear Appalachian Bistro pairs a breathtaking atmosphere with regionally inspired cuisine.  The commitment to excellence has led to an appearance on The Travel Channel and The Cooking Channel, and in publications such as Saveur, Eater, DeSoto Magazine and The Wall Street Journal.

Dancing Bear Lodge

2014 – Present

Dancing Bear Lodge is a full-service Lodge offering 26 accommodations across a 38 acre property on the peaceful side of the Smokies.  The lodge offers hotel-like amenities such as linens, complimentary daily housekeeping, and deluxe continental breakfast.

Apple Valley Cafe

2014 – Present

Apple Valley Cafe was recently provided to improve customer service, and now offers a burger bar and beer garden.  The space also offers a venue which is great for corporate meetings, events, board retreats, and dinners or lunches of all shapes and sizes.

Mountain Store
General Store

Apple Valley Mountain Village

2014 – Present

Apple Valley Mountain Village is a 20,000 square foot retail complex located on 3 acres adjacent to Dancing Bear. The main store has thousands of visitors daily during high season and features over 10,000 items from jams & jellies, home made fudge and locally roasted coffee and fudge to t-shirts, kids' toys and festive signs.  This complex provides a great escape for anyone wanting to enjoy the peace and solitude of the Great Smoky Mountains. In summer of 2018, Mr. Oldham will be opening The Mountain Store and The Dancing Bean Coffee House & Bakery.

The Dancing Bean

2018 – Present

The Dancing Bean Coffee House is an original concept, featuring traditional coffee and espresso beverages, as well as unique seasonal 'Bear-ista' signatures. Housed within the Coffee House is the Dancing Bean Coffee Co., which features locally roasted beans, fireside board games, and a gift shop. The Dancing Bean prepares daily lunch specials, and serves baked goods.


2017 - Present

Mr. Oldham acquired in 2017, offering a business opportunity to entrepreneurs across around the world to resell an online ordering platform to restaurants and retail businesses in their local area.

StoneFort Inn

2011 - 2015

Located in Chattanooga TN, Mr. Oldham served as Owner of the StoneFort Inn, and renovated the historic 16 room Inn while also transforming the lobby and 1st floor into an upscale restaurant, known as TerraMae Appalachian Bistro. Through aggressive marketing, occupancy increased by 50% during his time operating the properties.

TerraMae Appalachian Bistro

2012 - 2015

TerraMae Appalachian Bistro became one of the most reviewed restaurants in Chattanooga, TN while under Mr. Oldham's ownership . The restaurant was on the cutting edge in creating a restaurant focused on Appalachian Cuisine.  It offered a stunning atmosphere and was a key factor in the increased occupancy and changing the "Inn" into a "Boutique Hotel".