Located in Townsend, TN near historic Cades Cove and only 45 mins. from action packed Pigeon Forge. Townsend is known as the “Quiet Side of the Smokies” but we also have many fun activities around here will horseback riding, bike trails, and golf.Blue Waters Mountain Lodge is your vacation solution; whether you are looking for a peaceful, relaxing escape or exciting outdoor adventures. Beautifully situated among the lush mountains of the Nantahala National Forest and the shoreline of picturesque Santeetlah Lake (Cherokee for “Blue Waters”), Blue Waters Mountain Lodge is the enticing vacation destination you have been seeking. For those who are adventurous spirits, outdoor recreation abounds at Blue Waters Mountain Lodge. Fishing is a top choice for many visitors to the area, and your choices of fishing opportunities are numerous. Fishing on Santeetlah Lake on the Lodge property offers an exciting challenge to any angler. Nearby Nantahala River, Slick Rock Creek and Snowbird Creek are fly fishing hot spots. Fishing guides are available at the Lodge.