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Considered a hidden gem in the Smoky Mountains, Wears Valley is one of the very best places for a vacation. This idyllic community in Sevier County, TN is just minutes away from Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, but it offers a unique atmosphere that is all its own. To help you make the most of your getaway in the Smokies, we have put together a guide to the top four perks of staying at cabins in Wears Valley TN.
1. Breathtaking Mountain Views
Wears Valley is one of the most beautiful places to visit in East Tennessee! Whether you’re driving along Wears Valley Road or sitting out on your cabin’s porch, you will enjoy breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains. Wears Valley provides particularly stunning vistas of Cove Mountain, which is the highest privately owned mountain east of the Mississippi River.
2. Less Traffic
Unlike the bustling vacation hubs of downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Wears Valley is known for its peace and quiet. Although the valley does see its fair share of visitors, there is never enough traffic to shatter the serene environment. We don’t think we’ve ever heard anyone honk their horn in Wears Valley!
Cabins in Wears Valley are ideal for vacationers who are looking to get away from it all for a little while. Visitors will find themselves immersed in natural beauty, but at the same time, they will only be a short drive from all of the fun on the Parkway. Wears Valley truly offers the best of both worlds.
3. Closer to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
When you stay at Wears Valley cabin rentals, you’ll be very close to the most visited national park in America. In fact, Wears Valley even has its own secret entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park! The Wears Valley entrance to the park is considered a “secret”, because it is used primarily by locals and most vacationers don’t know it exists. Visiting the national park by way of Wears Valley is a great way to avoid all of the traffic near the Gatlinburg entrance to the park.
One of our favorite spots in the national park near the Wears Valley entrance is Metcalf Bottoms. Located along the Little River, this beautiful area is ideal for picnicking, fly fishing, and tubing. Before your next visit to Wears Valley, be sure to read our Guide to Planning the Ultimate Scenic Picnic in Metcalf Bottoms.
4. Wonderful Local Shops and Attractions
While Wears Valley is very peaceful, it still offers a number of fun things to do. Vacationers will find an excellent variety of one-of-a-kind shops, attractions, and restaurants. Some of our favorite destinations in Wears Valley include the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Friendly Falls, Goats on the Roof, Wears Valley Zipline Adventures, and Laporte Archery. For a closer look at these attractions, check out our guide to the best things to do in Wears Valley.
Visit My Smokies has a convenient database of over 600 cabins in the Smoky Mountain area, including a number of great cabins in Wears Valley. To find your dream cabin rental, browse through the best places to stay in the Smoky Mountains!