Press Release – Townsend Gateway Inn – Top 10 Green Properties in U.S.

Press Release – Townsend Gateway Inn – Top 10 Green Properties in U.S.


Travel Planning and Booking Site Identifies Top-Rated Properties Committed to Eco-Friendly Practices

NEEDHAM, Mass., April 13, 2016 – TripAdvisor®, the travel planning and booking site, today announced the top 10 eco-friendly accommodations in the U.S. These properties have all earned “Platinum” status in TripAdvisor’s GreenLeaders™ program¹ that recognizes accommodations leveraging eco-friendly practices around the globe. These top-rated businesses have delighted guests with their outstanding service, amenities and commitment to sustainability ranging from solar energy to composting and organic culinary programs, to electric car charging stations. “Travelers seeking out eco-friendly hotels should look no further than these outstanding green properties that come highly recommended by the TripAdvisor community,” said Brooke Ferencsik, senior director of communications for TripAdvisor. “Travelers can feel good about booking a stay at one of these accommodations knowing that they leverage sustainable measures to reduce the impact on the environment, while still providing an exceptional guest experience.”

Top 10 Green Properties in the U.S:
1. The Gardens Hotel – Key West, Florida
2. Bardessono – Yountville, California
3. Hilton Garden Inn Fayetteville/Fort Bragg – Fayetteville, North Carolina
4. ARIA Sky Suites – Las Vegas, Nevada
5. Ponte Vineyard Inn – Temecula, California
6. Cedar Glen Lodge – Tahoe Vista, California
7. Allison Inn & Spa – Newberg, Oregon
8. Post Ranch Inn – Big Sur, California

9. Townsend Gateway Inn – Townsend, Tennessee – Bookable on TripAdvisor for an average nightly rate of $106. Most affordable month to visit: December ($104 per night) Conveniently located near the popular Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this quaint accommodation is ideal for travelers looking to explore the outdoors. The 17-room property’s commitment to sustainability is evident through its green practices including a linen reuse program, Energy Star appliances, organic “Fair Trade” food and sustainable living education provided to guests. “I booked this property because of the reviews and it didn’t disappoint. We were allowed to check in early and were made to feel right at home. The room was updated and super clean and the staff was very friendly and caring,” shared a TripAdvisor reviewer.


10. Hotel Floyd – Floyd, Virginia

¹The TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program aims to help travelers around the world plan greener trips by highlighting accommodations engaging in environmentally friendly practices. Travelers interested in planning and booking an eco-friendly trip, and hoteliers interested in joining the TripAdvisor GreenLeaders program, can find more information at: