Wears Valley is located between Pigeon Forge and Townsend, Tennessee. From the main Pigeon Forge Parkway, take U.S. Highway 321, which is also known as Wears Valley Road. The Pigeon Forge Parkway intersects with Wears Valley Rd. at stoplight #3 right next to The Track. This area is an unincorporated community of Sevier County. The Smoky Mountain range overlooks the peaceful valley. This is a great place to capture mountain photography and scenes of farm life. Unique local mom-and-pop establishments can be enjoyed along the way to Townsend, TN.
Where Is Wears Valley?
The Great Smoky Mountains National Park was established in 1934, and the border of the national park runs parallel to Wears Valley Road. Since that time, the region has developed a reputation as being a quiet bucolic setting and an ideal zone for cabin rentals. Many visitors today are attracted to the idea of renting a cabin in this quiet, less-commercialized area, then driving the short distance to action-packed Pigeon Forge.
In November of 2018, a 16 mile stretch of the Foothills Parkway was completed, connecting Wears Valley to Walland, Tennessee. Motorists can now enjoy a gorgeous 33 mile drive all the way to Chilhowee Lake from Wears Valley. The Foothills Parkway is considered one of the most beautiful drives in America.Foothills Parkway
Things To Do On Wears Valley Rd.
Smoky Mountain School of Cooking
2005 Wears Valley Rd., Sevierville, TN 37862
We teach the basics of Appalachian cooking through live demonstration classes. Join us in our homestyle kitchen where our instructors incorporate culinary techniques and season it with folklore to make cooking fun. Watch, learn, and then eat an Appalachian-inspired meal. If you'r... [+ More]Website
Smoky Mountain Escape Games
179 E Wears Valley Rd. Suite 24, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Rated number #1 on TripAdvisor, Smoky Mountain Escape Games aims to please! We currently have 5 escape games and will be completing an additional one very soon! Fun Pigeon Forge family friendly Escape Game Room attraction which requires teamwork, quick thinking, and determination... [+ More]Website
Country Roads Axe Co.
137 E Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Welcome to the coolest dining experience in Pigeon Forge! Country Roads Axe Co. feat. West by God CoalFired Pizza is your new favorite venue for watching sports games, parties, and dining with your family! Our “axexperience” features real axes, projected targets, a full-ser... [+ More]Website
Red Skelton Tribute Theater
167 E Wears Valley Rd. Suite 17, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
The Red Skelton Tribute Theater is home to 2 different family friendly shows suitable for all ages and children 12 and under are FREE! Brian Hoffman’s Remembering Red – A Tribute to Red Skelton is the ONLY show authorized and approved by the Red Skelton Estate and the Red... [+ More]Website
Smoky Mountain River Rat
Splash into the Smokies’ ONLY hub with both top-notch Tubing and heart-pumping Whitewater Rafting! Since 1995, Smoky Mountain River Rat specializes in making lasting memories, so grab your swim shoes and get ready to vacation as nature intended in Mother Nature’s Water Parks.... [+ More]Website
Riverwoods Home Furnishings
3318 Wears Valley Rd, Sevierville, TN 37862
East Tennessee's premier custom furniture & home decor showroom located in the heart of Wears Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains. Since opening our doors in 1996, Riverwoods Home Furnishings has been designing and building custom furniture and cabinetry for satisfied customer... [+ More]Website
Lodging On Wears Valley Rd.
Volunteer Cabin Rentals
3781 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
Volunteer Cabin Rentals are located throughout the beautiful Wears Valley in the Great Smoky Mountains. Wears Valley has something for everyone. We offer 1 to 4 bedroom rental cabins with all amenities. The welcome mat is out so come on out to Wears Valley. When only the best in ... [+ More]Website
Alpine Chalet Rentals
702 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Alpine Chalet Rentals is a trusted cabin rental company in the Smoky Mountains. When you're ready to experience the best vacation in the Smoky Mountains, look no further than their cabins. Alpine Chalet Rentals has cabins in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville that range in... [+ More]Website
Hearthside Cabin Rentals
702 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
HearthSide Cabin Rentals is the leading source for relaxing cabin rentals. With cabins that can sleep up to 74 guests under the same roof, HearthSide Cabin Rentals offers the perfect mountain hideaway for any family, church group or business retreat traveling to the Smokies. Luxu... [+ More]Website
Great Outdoor Rentals
739 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Our name says it all: great prices, cleanest cabins, & great locations. Cabin rentals with privacy and panoramic views for that romantic getaway or family vacation. Experience a new way of relaxing with hot tubs, mountain views, internet access, jacuzzis, fireplaces, game tables ... [+ More]Website
Maples Ridge Vacation Rentals
1804 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37868
Just 5 minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge, Maples Ridge Vacation Rentals is a mountain retreat with much to offer. All cabins provide central heat & air, modern kitchens, finely appointed interiors, & paved roads for your vacation experience. We provide all of the ameniti... [+ More]Website
Luxury Cabin Rentals
702 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Luxury Cabin Rentals is a leading cabin rental company in the Smoky Mountains. With cabins ranging from 1 bedroom to 21 bedrooms, there is one for every occasion! When you’re looking for an upscale cabin with everything you need and more for an unforgettable stay, look no furth... [+ More]Website
Eden Crest Vacation Rentals
652 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
Eden Crest Vacation Rentals is an affiliation of companies that work together to provide the highest levels of integrity and service to our guests and clients. Our team has a strong desire to work with “a servant’s heart”. Providing quality care to our guests and cabin owne... [+ More]Website
Large Cabin Rentals
702 Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Looking for the perfect space to plan your next family reunion, church retreat or wedding in the Smoky Mountains? Look no further than inside one of Large Cabin Rentals’ spacious custom-built luxury cabins. These vacation rentals range from 8 bedroom cabins all the way to 16 be... [+ More]Website
Wears Valley History
The valley has great historical significance, and was originally referred to as Crowson Cove in the 1700s because the earliest known white settler along this stretch of land was Aaron Crowson. A Revolutionary War veteran named Samuel Wear came to the valley and erected a fort named Wear Fort. As time passed, residents transitioned into referring to the valley by the name of the fort Wears Valley.
During the Civil War, most of the farms were damaged or destroyed. After the Civil War, the valley was primarily settled by farming families. One tourist hotel was developed in the 1880s near a mineral spring entitled Line Spring. Visitors were attracted to the natural splendor and healing properties of the spring. Locals enjoyed peaceful farming life and attending church. Congregations were established at Bethlehem Church and Headrick Chapel. Headrick Chapel is now listed on The National Register of Historic Places.