Guests who have traveled to the area before may recognize Sevierville TN as the first city you see when you get off Interstate 40 at exit 407. From there, all visitors have to do is take a right and they will be well on their way towards all the fun and family-friendly things to do in Sevierville and the Great Smoky Mountains.
1. Quaint History of Sevierville Area
Sevierville TN is considered the eighth oldest town in Tennessee. The city’s name comes from the name of the first governor of Tennessee, John Sevier. The town was first founded nearly 200 years ago when a treaty was made with the Cherokee Indians to allow early settlers to build in the area that was then called Forks of the Little Pigeon.
One of the oldest structures still standing from the early days of Sevierville is the Sevier County Courthouse. Well-known among travelers to the area for the building’s large white clock and gold-looking roof, the courthouse was first built in 1895. When renovations were completed on the building in 1974, the courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places.
Sevierville TN is also the birthplace for legendary country music singer Dolly Parton. To honor the singer, and to pay tribute for all the things she has done for the community since gaining her success, there is a commemorative statue of Dolly Parton in front of the Sevier County Courthouse in Sevierville that was unveiled to the singer in 1987. The statue was designed by well-known local artist Jim Gray.
It’s clear that the area’s strong history runs through Sevierville. If you want to be surrounded by this charming, historical environment, make sure to take a look at all of our Sevierville cabin rentals.
2. Convenience and Location to Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg
When you are driving toward the Great Smoky Mountains National Park from Exit 407, you will pass through Sevierville before arriving in Pigeon Forge, then finally Gatlinburg. Sevierville is a small town, with everything you need, and a great view of the Smoky Mountains.
With so many attractions, here’s a few things you can do in Sevierville:
- Shopping boutiques
- Art galleries
- Flea markets
- Clothing stores, bookstores, craft shops
- Go-kart tracks
- Putt putt courses
- Tennessee Smokies Baseball
- Horseback riding
- Explore the historic downtown area
- For more information about hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, take a look at the National Park Service website here: http://www.nps.gov/grsm/planyourvisit/hiking.htm
- Whitewater rafting
- Horseback riding
- Exploring through historic areas and cabins
In Sevierville, there are many great restaurants, especially for those of you who are looking for a true Southern meal, made from scratch, to order. There’s many barbecue places to try, all with their own unique twist on the Southern favorite.
Whether you are deciding on a small, one bedroom cabin in the area, or you are looking for a large group cabin rental, you can find everything you need at one of Amazing Views Cabin Rentals. Here’s a few of the awesome amenities that our guests rave about:
- Breathtaking views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park
- Home movie theater
- Hot tub
- Jacuzzi tub
- Decks with plenty of seating, including rocking chairs
- Game room with pool table
- Indoor pool
- Swimming pool access
- Fully stocked kitchen with appliances and dishes
So, when you’re ready to step into the history, and experience the genuine feel of Southern charm, take a look at staying in a cabin in Sevierville.
You’ll be located in the heart of the Smoky Mountains, surrounded by fresh mountain air. You will be able to look out of your cabin at an unbelievable view of the Smoky Mountains, or enjoy a fresh cup of coffee on the porch to start your day off right.
When you’re ready to book your stay, give us a call at (855) 849-8977. Our cabin rental specialists are waiting for your call, ready to answer any questions you may have.