Where to Stay in the Smokies
When planning a vacation in the Great Smoky Mountains area, it’s sometimes hard to decide exactly WHERE to stay. Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg? Kodak, Sevierville or Wear’s Valley? And where is Pittman Center anyway? You’ll be happy to know that each of these cities and towns is all located in Sevier County and each has its own unique offerings. You’ll also be happy to know that no matter which town you choose, you’ll find a mountain cabin available from Hemlock Hills Resort Rentals and you’ll be close to plenty of things to do.
Kodak: Kodak Tennessee is the unincorporated village that you’ll enter if you visit the Smokies via I-40 Exit 407. It extends approximately 4 miles beyond Bass Pro Shops and Smokies Stadium to the north, and less than 4 miles to the south. Before you cross the French Broad River and get to the Smoky Mountain Knife Works, you’re already in Sevierville. Kodak Zip Code: 37764
Sevierville: From north to south, the city limits of Sevierville Tennessee runs roughly from the French Broad River at Hwy 66 along the Parkway to about Apple Valley Road. From east to west, from beyond the Apple Valley Farmhouse to the Walgreens and Weigle’s off Dolly Parton Parkway at Route 416. Everything that is not Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg IS Sevierville. Sevierville Zip Code: 37876
Pigeon Forge: There’s little needed to be said about Pigeon Forge, except that it is the hub for dinner theaters, music shows, popular chain restaurants, souvenir shops and of course, go-karts! Pigeon Forge runs along the Parkway from Apple Valley Road to traffic light #10, and not far from it on either side. Pigeon Forge Zip Code: 37863
Wear’s Valley: Wear’s Valley is an unincorporated community in the county, but a very popular destination as its the link between Pigeon Forge and Townsend. If you head out Wears Valley Road at traffic light #3 in Pigeon Forge, you’ll be “in the Valley” after you pass Walden’s Creek Road. The area is quiet and unlike Pigeon Forge, isn’t filled with flashy signs and billboards. There are restaurants and awesome shopping, and plenty of scenery. Wear’s Valley is also home to the Smoky Mountain Alpine Coaster, Zip-lines, and horseback riding stables. Wears Valley Area Zip Code: 37862
Gatlinburg: The city of Gatlinburg is a total of about 10 sq. miles of valley. Essentially, it extends end-to-end from the Gatlinburg Welcome Center to the Sugarlands Welcome Center and side-to-side from mountain top to mountain top. Gatlinburg Zip Code: 37738
Pittman Center: A relatively ‘new’ town in Sevier County, Pittman Center strives to maintain its natural surroundings, landscape, and culture of the Great Smoky Mountains. There’s history, outdoor adventures, and the Greenbrier Entrance to the National Park all within this quaint community. Though it is a town, actual addresses will be Gatlinburg or Sevierville. Pittman Center Zip Code: 37876