Known as the “peaceful side of the Smokies,” Townsend is a quiet area that attracts visitors who want to enjoy a restful or romantic getaway vacation in the Smokies. Townsend Townsend is a spectacular choice if you hope to marry in the mountains. You’ll find beautiful wedding chapels, outdoor wedding reception locations, and indoor event centers for small, intimate wedding ceremonies to lavish full affairs. Wears Valley Road is the road that connects Pigeon Forge, Tennessee to Townsend, Tennessee via Hwy. 321. Our businesses welcome many travelers who stay in the Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge area who travel to Townsend for a day stay. Many come to learn that stay in Wears Valley allows them the mountain peace they seek while still being just minutes from both of the Smokies most popular destinations.
For fun things to do, tubing and picnicking are among favorite activities. Restaurants provide good southern cookin’ and crafters offer plenty of choices for your Smoky Mountain souvenirs, and you definitely need to visit Cades Cove while you’re here. It is almost literally the crown jewels of the Tennessee Smokies!