|Description: Guests have been returning to the historic Red Bank Schoolhouse since 1992, when the owners lovingly restored this original schoolhouse. Nestled in the beautiful Dry Valley area of Townsend, Red Bank offers both mountain and pasture views, reminiscent of it's neighbor ...Cade's Cove, which can be enjoyed from the open deck, covered porch, or while relaxing in the hot tub. A quarter of a mile up the quiet country road is the border to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Schoolhouse Gap Road itself, offers a perfect early morning walk or biking trip, with misty meadows, roadside wildflowers, farming activity, and only an occasional passer by. At the house, guests enjoy all the comforts of home - a woodburning fireplace with it's hand-built Foxfire chimney, a rich library of area interests for the whole family, as well as films and music, as well as a new kitchen addition, sure to please cooks and non-cooks alike. Traditional furnishings, schoolhouse history, and artwork add a personal touch to this country home. Red Bank's gardens, lawn, and towering shade trees attract birds in all seasons and provide lots of friendly space for fun and games. The herd of cows across the road provide a constant source of natural entertainment from the deck or lawn swings. A stay in this century old landmark brings frequent comments to the Guestbook, such as ..."We leave rested and restored" ...."An inspirational place!" ...."a vacation we'll never forget" ....and "we'll be back!.