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5 Hidden Gems To Visit In Wears Valley During Your Vacation

March 8, 2016

Pigeon Forge is a perfect location for a mountain vacation! The area offers hiking trails, waterfalls, locally owned and operated restaurants, shopping and more. Make your mountain vacation authentic with a cabin nestled in the trees of the Smoky Mountains

1. Mountain Man


The cabin title says it all.. “Mountain Man.”

This spacious cabin rental is close to Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg and located in beautiful Wears Valley. This cabin has spectacular amenities including 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, a screened in hot tub (with a view!), charcoal grill, WIFI and lots more!


This kitchen will make you feel like you are living the cabin life! Look at that chandelier and big wooden table!


Take a dip in the hot tub and enjoy the view! This Wears Valley gem is perfect for the whole family.

2. Laurels Falls

Laurels Falls is a local favorite. The waterfall is 80 feet high and the trail is roughly 2.6 miles roundtrip. No matter the season, Laurel Falls is a hidden gem within Wears Valley. It is a free attraction that is surrounded by nature, wildlife and picture worthy scenery.

3. Elviras

Location: 4143 Wears Valley Rd, Wears Valley, TN

Phone: (865) 366-2263

Have a mountain man omelette to go with your mountain man cabin! This Wears Valley gem is a small restaurant that uses local ingredients and farm fresh food for their unique offerings. Their menu offers crepes, biscuits and gravy, sandwiches, omelettes and a special evening menu for the weekends. If you want to visit a true Wears Valley gem, you should pay Elvira’s a visit.

4. The Sinks

If it’s hot outside, the Sinks are a great place to cool off. Known as the watering hole, The Sink is a happening spot in the summertime for visitors. This gem is hidden in Wears Valley and is a 3 mile round trip adventure. But don’t be fooled, although it is only 1.5 miles to the foaming pools, this hike is not an easy feat. The trail to The Sinks is primarily uphill and quite the challenge. But the payoff is definitely worth it. Pack your swimsuit and some water to drink.


Photo by Lee Coursey

5. Wears Valley Ziplines

Imagine zipping through the trees and scenery of the Smoky Mountains. What better way to see Wears Valley than gliding through it? You can at Wears Valley Ziplines! This attraction is located on 43 acres, offering some of the longest and highest zip lines in the area! Bring the whole family and make sure to hold on tight! You’re in for quite the ride.

Head down to Wears Valley and explore the 5 hidden gems to visit during your vacation. Visit Accommodations by Great Cabins in the Smokies for all your cabin rental needs!

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