My husband and I are looking spending a week this summer in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park area, probably in late July or early August. It’s my first time to the area and probably our last vacation alone for a while, so I want to make it special.
We know we’d like to rent a cabin that’s secluded and that we want to be near, but not in, either Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge. After doing lots of reading and research here at Trip Advisor, I have narrowed the possible locations to stay to Townsend or Wears Valley. What is the difference between the two? Is one better, or at least more recommended, than the other? We’ll probably spend more time at the park than in either of the towns, so I’m not afraid of a drive to get to “civilization.”
Thank you in advance for your help. This is my first time on TA and I’ve been very impressed.