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5 Reasons Wears Valley is THE Place to Stay in The Smokies! – Accommodations by Great Cabins in the Smokies

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April 30, 2014

Planning a vacation to the Smokies soon? Here are the top 5 reasons why Wears Valley is the best place for you to stay!

1. Location, Location, Location!

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Located directly in between the action of Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg and the peacefulness of Townsend and the Smoky Mountains, Wears Valley is the ideal location for a visit to the Smokies. Wears Valley itself is a quiet town located in the mountains, offering you a chance to get away from the noise and busyness of the Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg attractions. Located only 8 miles from light #3 in Pigeon Forge, and a few minutes’ drive from the Smoky Mountains entrance at Metcalf Bottoms, Wears Valley is the perfect place for you to stay!

2. Clear, Scenic Views

Wears Valley offers beautiful, unspoiled views of the Smoky Mountains. Each season brings with it a new view- beautiful flowers and fresh blooming trees in the spring, bright, clear views in the summer, colorful foliage in the fall, and white, snowy fir trees in the winter. For spectacular views, check out our “Mountain Top” cabins here.

3. Variety of Outdoor Sports Opportunities

With over 800 miles of maintained hiking trails throughout the National Park, Wears Valley is a dream location for outdoor sports enthusiasts. The most well-known trails include Mt. Leconte, Chimney Tops, Abrams Falls, and Laurel Falls. The trails leading through the National Park range widely in difficulty, length, and destination- there’s a trail for everyone!

Whitewater rafting, canoeing, and kayaking are also popular sports with guests to the Smoky Mountains. With over 700 miles of streams and rivers in the Smoky Mountains, fishing is popular as well. The wild rainbow and brown trout are native to the area, along with the popular Appalachian Brook Trout.

4. Attractions and Shopping in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are two of the most popular places to visit in Tennessee, and for good reason! With countless activities and attractions, prepare for never-ending fun on your vacation to the Smokies! Top attractions include Dollywood, Dolly’s Splash Country, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, mini golf, a variety of dinner theaters including Dixie Stampede, Tanger shopping center, and much more!

5. Peace and Quiet!

Wears Valley is the best place to “get away from it all” on your vacation to the Smokies. In our vacation homes, you and your family can relax and enjoy time together. Along with great views and beautiful land, Wears Valley also has several restaurants and small shops, so you and your family will not even need to leave the town! Some great restaurants to check out while in Wears Valley are Grandmother’s Kitchen, Whaley’s Fresh Market & Grill, Moonshine Ridge Country Store & Cafe, and Elvira’s Cafe.

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