Wears Valley cabin rentals are located just minutes from Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Rent a cabin in Wears Valley (or nearby) and you can enjoy the scenic beauty of the Smoky Mountains. Wears Valley has its own entrance to the National Park. Stay with one of the companies listed below for your next family vacation. Cabins in Wears Valley include decks with hot tubs to enjoy the views, full kitchens, game rooms, whirlpool tubs, and much more. Wears Valley cabin rentals are a great lodging option for families, couples and group retreats. With so much to do you will have to extend your stay or return for another Smoky Mountain vacation. Fall is one of the best times to visit as the leaves change color and put on quite a show. The valley is spectacular any season though, so book your cabin today.
It doesn't take long to drive through our town, but there's a lot more here than meets the eye. Let's start with what does meet the eye, and the most prominent feature is Cove Mountain, which looms tall over the town, providing an inspiring background to our peaceful rolling valley. Standing at 4,078 feet in elevation, it's one of several mountains that form the framework for Wear Cove, the geological valley in which the community of Wears Valley is located. Many of our properties are located on or near Cove Mountain itself, so anyone headed to East Tennessee in search of luxury views and scenic pastureland will find this to be an ideal location.
The area was named after Revolutionary War veteran Samuel Wear, although it was originally named Crowson Cove in honor of Aaron Crowson, the area's first settler in 1792. The name didn't change to Wear Cove until around 1900.
Wears Valley is known geologically as a limestone window, which means older layers of Precambrian sandstone have worn away to reveal younger levels of Paleozoic limestone. The exposed limestone resulted in fertile soil, which is one of the factors that originally drew early settlers to the area. Also, Wears Valley was the site of several skirmishes with native Cherokee residents around the time of the Civil War, despite East Tennessee's attempts to remain neutral in the conflict.
One of the things our visitors love so much about the town is that it offers so much pristine beauty but is still only about a 10-minute drive from Pigeon Forge, where there are more attractions, shops and restaurants than you could shake a stick at. The town also offers an often-overlooked entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park via Line Springs Road (or you might see it called Lyon Springs Road). From the main highway, U.S. 321, Line Springs will take you to the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area of the park in about five minutes. From there, you're a short drive from Cades Cove, one of the most popular destinations in the national park.
While Wears Valley itself isn't nearly as developed as Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg (and we like it that way), we do offer several attractions (Dollywood is near by also), restaurants and shops for those who want to enjoy those features without venturing too far from their cabins. Some of the things you can do around here include zip lining, horseback riding, hiking and fishing.