Great Smoky Mountain National Park

Enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through Wears Valley! Enjoy the Metcalf Bottoms entrance to the National Park. Metcalf Bottoms will connect you to Little River Road, Gatlinburg and Cades Cove!

Gorgeous Roaring Fork in the Smokies

Just for some viewing pleasure, we had recently licensed a new set of nature and location photos at Roaring Fork in Gatlinburg. This, as you will see, is a really beautiful and popular location to see views of the National Park, historic cabins and some wildlife and they were shot and brought to life by local photographer extraordinaire John Saunders. More on John Saunders can be found at

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Razors, UTVs, Side by Side Rentals – or Rent a Jeep Wrangler!

When it is adventure you want in the Wears Valley area, you have many choices. Find Razors, Side by Sides, UTVs and more.  We suggest a Jeep Wrangler!  Why not get the very best. Compare prices and find the best value when you rent from Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals. Explore Metcalf Bottoms, Line Springs Road, Wears Valley Road, Townsend, Little River Road, Cades Cove and beyond when you get your awesome Jeep Wrangler at Smoky Mountain Jeep Rentals. Learn more…

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One More Month of Smoky Mountain Awesomeness in Spring!

One last month for Spring 2018, so the latter end of this month will make it worth the trip with two favorite special events going on at the same time. The first one coming up is the Wilderness Wildlife Week going on from May 8th to the 12th. This event used to be held in January for over a generation was held in January, but that changed when the LeConte Conference Center in downtown Pigeon Forge was built. Other than…

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Where is the Little Greenbrier School in Wears Valley?

If you have been to Metcalf Bottoms in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, you have been very close to the Little Greenbrier School.  The hiking trail at the Metcalf Bottoms picnic area in the National Park will lead you to the Little Greenbrier School.  The hike is considered and easy hike and is appropriate for all ages, including children.  We do suggest you always hike prepared and stay on the trail.  Consider taking a picnic with you as you…

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How do you get to Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains?

Cades Cove is one of the most popular destinations in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.  The Cove has beautiful scenery, active wildlife, an 11 mile bike and motor trail and homesteads from the past you can visit.  The directions to Cades Cove depends on where you are staying of course.  If you are in Wears Valley staying at Summit Cabin Rentals or one of the other great rental homes in the valley it is easy to find.  Allow us…

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Metcalf Bottoms Great Smoky Mountain National Park Entrance Wears Valley, TN

Enter the Great Smoky Mountain National Park through the Metcalf Bottoms entrance on Wears Valley Road.  Line Springs road will deliver you to the Metcalf Bottoms Picnic area where you will find a beautiful rushing stream, picnic tables, walking areas, with wildlife and more.  It IS the “Jewel of the Smokies” for sure in Wears Valley.  Fishing, Swimming and Picnic areas so near your Wears Valley Getaway Cabin. Why not pick up a picnic box at Friendly Falls and take…

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