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Highlights Wears Valley
- Horseback riding
- Kid-friendly activities
- Ferris wheel
- Heritage center
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Wears Valley is a tranquil area nestled in the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. It is most known for its abundance of nature activities, spectacular views, and great dining and shopping options. The area is best for travelers who are seeking a low-key vacation in the mountains with plenty of outdoor activities on offer. Families, couples, and nature lovers will feel recharged and reconnected with nature after a stay in Wears Valley.A peaceful Wears Valley vacation rental
Enjoy a peaceful vacation tucked away in nature and surrounded by Smoky Mountain Views. Wears Valley is one of the most tranquil vacation destinations in Tennessee, with a wide range of vacation rentals available. Choose from a variety of ultra-spacious rentals, which are suitable for families and come with fully equipped kitchens and several bedrooms. Couples and solo travelers can choose from a variety of cozy, smaller rentals. Opt for a rental with sweeping mountain views. Several rentals in this area come with a jacuzzi to warm up in during the cooler months. Pet-friendly rentals are available for people traveling with pets.
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The area and getting around
If you’ll be arriving to Wears Valley by plane, the closest airport is Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge Regional Airport, just a 30-minute drive away. McGhee Tyson Airport is the closest major airport, located in Knoxville, Tennessee and is 31 miles away. Car rental companies are available in Knoxville and at both airports.Getting around
Having a car during your vacation in Wears Valley is crucial for getting around and enjoying everything the region has to offer. Since Wears Valley is set inside the Smoky Mountains, some attractions and points of interest can be remote and far apart from each other. Many of the most popular attractions are actually in neighboring towns just a short drive outside of Wears Valley, such as Townsend, which is a 10-minute drive southwest.
Travelers and activities
Wears Valley is an excellent destination for families of all ages. Stop by the Friendly Falls Gem Mine where children can participate in real-life treasure hunting as they sift for gems using a sifting box under rushing water. Horseback riding is another excellent family-friendly activity and a great way to experience the surrounding Smoky Mountains. Head to Walden Creek Stables for a guided trail ride, where you’ll get to ride past historic cabins, old moonshine distilleries, and more!Wears Valley for couples
Enjoy a fun outing to the Tuckaleechee Caverns, which are located in nearby Townsend. Situated deep under the Smoky Mountains, the caverns are home to spectacular cave formations, stalactites, stalagmites, and an underground waterfall. You’ll go on a guided tour with a knowledgeable guide who will teach you all about the underground wonders. Explore the Titanic Museum, just a quick drive north of Wears Valley, where you can see real artifacts from the Titanic. The museum features several interactive exhibits, informational displays about the ship, and a replica of the grand staircase.
„Wears valley is nicknamed the “jewel of the Smoky Mountains.”“
Top 5 travel tips in Wears Valley
One of the best summer activities in Wears Valley is taking a tube down Little River. You can rent some tubes from Smoky Mountain River Rat Tubing Outpost and enjoy a lazy afternoon floating down the river. There are different sections of the river which are more or less advanced, so be sure to ask before you begin tubing.2. Go Hiking
With its Smoky Mountain location, one of the best ways to explore Wears Valley is on foot. There are several well-known hiking trails in the area. Metcalf Bottoms Trail is a 1.2 mile beginner-friendly trail with an add-on trail option at the end of the path for more advanced hikers. One of the most popular hikes in the area is Laurel Falls, which is moderate in difficulty at 2.3 miles round trip and features an 80-foot multi-tiered waterfall. Experienced and advanced hikers should try Anthony Trail, which is over 10 miles in length and features stunning panoramic views.3. Go to the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center
Brush up on your knowledge of the local area at the Great Smoky Mountains Heritage Center. Here you can learn all about the history of the park and the wildlife species that inhabit the region. The center features a museum and a historic village. Guided tours of Cades Cove are available from here as well.4. Zipline in Wears Valley
Enjoy a memorable adventure by ziplining at Wears Valley Zipline Adventures. The park features over 2 miles of zip lines and spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. There’s even a 2,000-foot zip line that sits almost 300 feet above the forest floor!5. Enjoy mountain views from the top of a 200-foot Ferris wheel
No trip to the Smoky Mountains is complete without riding the iconic Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Sit inside a glass gondola while the 200-foot-tall Ferris wheel slowly turns, offering panoramic views of the water and mountains below. You can ride it in the day or at night.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals in Wears Valley
How much does it cost to book a vacation rental in Wears Valley?
Considering the average cost of $423.72 per night, Wears Valley lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
Which months allow you to save the most on vacation rentals?
Those who want to be budget-friendly should travel to Wears Valley in January, February, and March, the cheapest months of the year, with average prices of $357.2, $368.33, and $384.09 per night, respectively, based on data collected in 2020.
When are vacation rentals more expensive in Wears Valley?
It can be concluded, by analyzing the data from the year 2020, that costs per night for accommodation here are usually higher, on average, during the months of October ($485.7), July ($459.42), and September ($449.17).
Do I need to plan a trip to Wears Valley well in advance?
We recommend you to book in advance in Wears Valley as only 13% of the properties remain free throughout the year, according to our 2020 data.
What are the best months for a last-minute getaway?
The months when it's the easiest to find free accommodation in Wears Valley are April (the average amount of properties that are available reached 41.25% of the total in 2020), May (35%), and January (31.5%).
Which months is it more difficult to find available vacation rentals?
The months with the lowest properties available in Wears Valley are, in order, October, November, and September with respective average availability figures of 0.4%, 0.75%, and 0.75%, based on data collected in 2020.
How many vacation rentals are there in Wears Valley?
In Wears Valley we offer you a comprehensive catalogue of approximately 1600 properties, with options of all kinds, thanks to our 7 local and international providers.