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 River Rat
From top-notch Tubing to heart-pumping Whitewater Rafting, Smoky Mountain River Rat specializes in making lasting memories! Family owned and operated since 1995. River Rat Whitewater: Top-Rated Whitewater Outpost in the Smokies | Hartford, TN Adventure enthusiasts of ALL expe... [+ More]Website
Country Roads Axe Co.
137 E Wears Valley Rd, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Country Roads Axe Co. is the hottest and most technologically advanced family entertainment venue in Pigeon Forge! Our never-before-seen axe throwing experience features real axes and ninja stars, projected targets, full-service bar, iPourIt’s self-serve adult beverage system, ... [+ More]Website
Yesterdays Antiques & Collectibles
921 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Welcome to Yesterdays Antiques and Collectibles in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. My husband and I have owned our shop for 23 years. We are open Sunday through Wednesday from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m and Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Following are the direction... [+ 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 3 escape games and are will be completing an additional 3 more very soon! Fun Pigeon Forge family friendly Escape Game Room attraction which requires teamwork, quick thinking, and determ... [+ 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
Tennessee Mountain Tours
153 East Wears Valley Rd. (Suite 10), Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
There’s something almost magical about the Smoky Mountains rising majestically above towns in East Tennessee. They can make you feel safe when looking out your window, as they appear to stand guard over the land you love, or they can make you feel exhilarated when you climb to ... [+ More]Website
Lodging On Wears Valley Rd.
Eden Crest Vacation Rentals
652 Wears Valley Rd., Pigeon Forge, TN 37862
Eden Crest 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 owners is the firm fo... [+ More]Website
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
Family Reunion & Church Retreats
1479 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Experience the best in luxurious large group accommodations perfect for your family gatherings, business conferences, youth groups and church retreats! Large cabin rentals with 6, 7, 8… up to 12 bedrooms, spacious living areas, decks with rocking chairs and fully equipped kit... [+ 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
Moose Creek Crossing
3240 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37862
Moose Creek Crossing offers luxury log cabins in the Smoky Mountains. Our cabins offer breathtaking mountain views, game tables and hot tubs to make your stay more enjoyable. Shopping, restaurants and local attractions only minutes away. For memorable moments book your next mount... [+ More]Website
Vacasa Vacation Rentals
1479 Wears Valley Road, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863
Vacasa offers luxurious cabin rentals across Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, with accommodations ranging from 1 to 12 bedrooms. Our well-appointed cabin rentals offer fully equipped kitchens, with many cabins having spectacular views, hot tubs, and a broad selection of amenities t... [+ 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
Swimming in the Clouds
Wears Valley, Sevierville, TN 37862
Picture 2 World-Class, Luxury, 4 bedroom cabins, nestled side by side, atop a scenic mountain, which share a Newly-Built Indoor/Outdoor Heated Swimming Pool, Pavilion, & awe-inspiring Views. The floor plan of both of these elegantly decorated cabins is nearly identical. 'Swim... [+ 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
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
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
Majestic Mountain Vacations
1479 Wears Valley Road, Sevierville, TN 37863
Located in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee, Majestic Mountain Vacations features spacious cabin rentals, ranging from 1 to 12 bedrooms. Fully equipped with every modern convenience, these cabins are beautifully crafted to provide unparalleled comfort and class. Convenient to are... [+ 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.