New Concept Enterprises | Oldham Hospitality

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.

Peaceful Side Social

2021 – Present

Here, in the heart of the Townsend Town Square, we brew Peaceful Side Memories with a Smoky Mountain Purpose. Welcoming locals & travelers alike, we offer respite from the crowds with flavorful plates, our own craft beer, uncluttered mountain views + fresh air.

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.

Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center

2021 – Present

The Smoky Mountain Outdoor Center - helping visitors Anticipate the Adventure! Boasting the areas' largest assortment of The North Face snd other top Adventure brands as well as adventure essentials, footwear, and more! Guests can also take a guided hike, class or adventure workshop with our professional guides!

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.

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.