Photo of bride and groom at their wedding in the Smoky Mountains.

4 Reasons to Have Your Wedding in the Smoky Mountains at the Preserve

The day finally arrived, your boyfriend got down on one knee and asked you to spend the rest of your life with him and of course, you said yes. Now is the fun part, you get to put your wedding Pinterest board to use and start planning your wedding. There are so many amazing things that go into planning a wedding, however, probably the most important thing you need to decide is where you want to get married. You want a location where all of your loved ones can attend and a place that will always hold a special place in your heart. Our Smoky Mountains location has everything that you are looking for in a wedding venue. Here are a few reasons why you should have your wedding in the Smoky Mountains at the Preserve.  

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Photo of the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains.

The 3 Best Luxury Cabins in the Smoky Mountains to See Fall Colors

Fall in the Smoky Mountains is the most colorful time of the year. During the fall, the trees come alive with colors of red, yellow, orange and much more as the trees begin to transition into the winter season. Fall in the Smoky Mountains is something you are not going to want to miss out on, since nowhere else in the country has such a vivid display of colors in the fall.

Though traveling through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a must during the fall season, you can also enjoy fall in the Smoky Mountains in one of the many luxury cabins in the Smoky Mountains. To help in your search for the perfect cabin getaway this fall, here are few of the best luxury cabins in the Smoky Mountains for seeing fall colors. Maybe one of these cabins will be your home away from home during your getaway this fall.

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View of the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains

Top 5 Benefits of Staying in Wears Valley Cabins

Staying in Wears Valley TN is truly a unique experience, but staying in one of our Wears Valley cabins makes the experience that much better. Aside from having the most stunning views of the Great Smoky Mountains paired with the comfort of staying in a cabin that’s been designed with you in mind, our cabins in Wears Valley are better than cabins anywhere else. Here’s why:

1. True Experience of the Smoky Mountains

Two chairs on the deck of a cabinWhen you’re looking for a true, authentic experience of the Smoky Mountains, there’s no place like Wears Valley. When you spend time in Wears Valley, you will see the “quieter side” of the mountains with a resort-like setting and a less hustle and bustle.

But don’t worry, Wears Valley is only a few short minutes from all of the fun things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, too. There’s just something about staying in Wears Valley that truly gives you the experience of ultimate relaxation, surrounded by the quiet mountains.

To see more about the experience of the Smoky Mountains from Wears Valley cabins, click here.

2. Away from the Busy Parts of Town

You may be settling down in one of our Wears Valley cabins, but that doesn’t mean you’re far from all of the attractions, restaurants and fun along the Pigeon Forge Parkway. Along Wears Valley Road, which isn’t necessarily the actual Valley, you can find some fun things to do, like Goats on a Roof and the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster. When you continue toward Pigeon Forge, you’ll run straight into all of the most popular things to do in the area. Then, when your day is over, you can retreat right back to the Valley where you can enjoy the scenery and mountain air.

3. Little to No Traffic

Another great thing about staying in Wears Valley is you don’t have to worry about traffic! You can actually enter the Valley from the back way, coming in at Maryville, so you don’t have to plan around the Pigeon Forge traffic.

4. Private Entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

Making Wears Valley even better, it’s located with its own private entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Many people recognize this entrance as a “secret entrance to the national park” because it’s so hidden from the other entrances.

You can find the Wears Valley entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park on Lyon Spring Road. At this entrance, you will get the same experience as if you were enjoying the mountains from another entrance. In fact, you’ll probably have an even better experience because fewer people enter the park from Wears Valley, so it’s much more peaceful and quiet throughout the day.

View of the mountains from a cabin porch5. Closest Location to Cades Cove

The Wears Valley route to Cades Cove is a great way to get around some of the typical Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg traffic. All you do is follow Wears Valley Road until it dead ends, turn left and make your way through Townsend. You’ll run into Little River Road and, at that point, you’re about 7-10 miles from Cades Cove. So, when you’re staying in our Wears Valley cabins, you’ll be closer to Cades Cove through this route. If you choose to take the Parkway to Sugarlands Visitor Center, through to Cades Cove, you can expect the route to take at least an hour or more depending on traffic. With the Wears Valley route, and no traffic, you can make it to Cades Cove in approximately 30 minutes or so.

Doesn’t this sound like the most amazing vacation you’ve ever been on? We think so, too. Take a look at all of the Wears Valley cabins offered by Hearthside at the Preserve, and give us a call to book your stay today! We can’t wait for you to enjoy a true experience of the Smoky Mountains with us!