Fantasy-Themed Village in Knoxville, TN

Located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, Tennessee, Ancient Lore Village is a truly magical retreat destination.  Our unique Village-style resort has been thoughtfully designed around fostering community and creating unforgettable memories!

Every visit is an immersive experience at our quaint, whimsical Village, all paired with events and happenings, such as dining, entertainment, fun activities, or all of the above. Whether you are part of a group or need to disconnect on your own retreat, come discover the magic, mystery, and wonder of Ancient Lore Village.

We welcome all, with one joyful request: kindness and respect for one another.

*Advanced reservations required for entrance to the Village.*

Experience Summer at the Village

Embark on a journey of enchantment by gathering with friends and family at Ancient Lore Village this season. Amidst the charming landscape, you’ll discover the beauty of the gardens coming to life.

Whether you’re visiting our Knoxville, TN resort for the day or a multiple-night stay, we have activities and special events that everyone can enjoy. From tasting dinners and Sunday brunch, to thrilling activities like axe throwing and archery – discover our various experiences and book your visit today!



Open daily for you to enjoy the Village.  The Ultimate Day Pass includes all things Ancient Lore (Self Guided Audio Tours, Hiking Trails, Axe-Throwing and Archery, and Lunch). Explore all activity passes and book your visit today. Reservations required.


Event Calendar

Check out our event calendar for Libacious Dinners, Seasonal Parties, Wellness Retreats, Business Lunch and Learns, Movie Nights & more! Sunday Brunch is offered weekly. Perfect Night Out offered daily. Reservations required.


Stay overnight

Every stay is an immersive experience at our quaint, whimsical Village, all paired with nightly events and happenings, such as dining, entertainment, fun activities, or all of the above. Book your stay at our magical resort today.


Your Magical Wedding Venue

We love love! Ancient Lore Villages makes for a fairytale wedding venue where whimsical elements come together alongside waterfalls, lush gardens, and a quaint village to set a breathtaking backdrop for your magical day! Our experienced team can assist with bringing your dream wedding to life.

Perfect Corporate Retreats & Events

Immerse yourself in the splendor of a simpler time as you disconnect to reconnect. We’ll help you take care of all of your meeting and retreat needs to create the most impactful outcome for you and your company. From corporate retreats to afternoon meetings, we’ve got the setting for your team to connect.

Celebrate with Private Parties

Whether it’s a reunion, baby shower, or birthday party, celebrate your special occasion with us! Our party-planning team is ready to help bring all of your ideas to life and let you sit back, relax, and enjoy your celebration.

Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question? Browse some commonly asked questions about Ancient Lore Village.

If you can’t find an answer, contact us at 865-200-2434.


Where is Ancient Lore Village Located?

Ancient Lore Village is located at 7107 Sevierville Pike, Knoxville, TN 37920, about 15 minutes southeast of downtown Knoxville in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains. The resort is very easy to access via car or rideshare. Get directions here.

Do I need a Reservation to Visit?

Every immersive experience at Ancient Lore Village requires either an overnight stay, reservation, or the purchase of a Day or Night Activity Pass. Learn more about our passes, events, and activities here.

Are Pets Allowed?

While we love our furry friends, we do not allow pets to enter the Village.

What amenities are available to guests?

We strive to provide the ultimate experience for our guests. All guests can enjoy:

  • Free private parking
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Free wifi
  • ADA-accessible facilities & lodging
  • Tea/coffee makers in all rooms
  • In-room wet bar with beverages & snacks for purchase
  • Ice machines
  • Air conditioning
  • In-room safes

When are Check-in & Check-Out Times?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM – 7:00 PM EST. If you will be arriving after 7:00 PM, please contact our reservations department at 865-200-2434 between the hours of 8:00 AM and 6:00 AM daily.

Check-out is at 10:00 AM.

If you’d like to request an early or late check-in or check-out, you can make a special request when you book. Please note that special requests can’t be guaranteed.

What is the closest airport to Ancient Lore Village?

Ancient Lore Village is located just 10 miles from Knoxville’s McGhee Tyson Airport (~20 to 25-minute drive). When you fly in, take a photo in front of the Ancient Lore Village sign next to Starbucks, post it on your social media story and tag Ancient Lore Village, and show it to us at check-in to receive a free copy of Bokee’s Trek!

Can I modify or cancel my reservation?

You have up to 7 days prior to arrival to change the date of your stay. Any cancellation within 7 days of arrival will result in a full forfeiture of your deposit. Please contact us at 865-200-2434 if you need assistance modifying or cancelling a reservation.

What attractions are located nearby?

For extended stays, you may be interested in exploring Knoxville. Here are some nearby attractions and activities that guests can feel free to enjoy:

  1. Ijams Nature Center (4 miles)
    • This urban nature park offers over 300 acres of trails, rock formations, and water activities. Visitors can hike, kayak, or explore the scenic boardwalk along the Tennessee River, providing a perfect outdoor adventure just a short drive from Ancient Lore Village.
  2. Market Square (8 miles)
    • A vibrant hub in downtown Knoxville, Market Square is home to an array of shops, restaurants, and live entertainment. Its rich history and lively atmosphere make it a great spot for dining, shopping, and enjoying local culture, easily accessible from the village.
  3. Knoxville Zoo (12 miles)
    • Home to over 800 animals, the Knoxville Zoo offers a fun and educational experience for all ages. Visitors can enjoy animal encounters, interactive exhibits, and special events, making it an ideal family outing close to Ancient Lore Village.
  4. World’s Fair Park (9 miles)
    • Famous for its iconic Sunsphere, World’s Fair Park features beautiful lawns, fountains, and walking trails. This downtown park offers a relaxing escape and hosts various events throughout the year, adding to its appeal for visitors staying at the village.
  5. Tennessee Theatre (9 miles)
    • Experience a piece of Knoxville’s history at the Tennessee Theatre, a grand 1920s movie palace. Known for its stunning architecture and a diverse lineup of performances, it’s a must-visit for art and culture enthusiasts near Ancient Lore Village.
  6. Knoxville Museum of Art (9 miles)
    • Showcasing contemporary art from East Tennessee and beyond, the Knoxville Museum of Art offers inspiring exhibits and educational programs. It’s a cultural gem that’s easily accessible and perfect for a leisurely afternoon of art appreciation.
  7. McClung Museum of Natural History and Culture (10 miles)
    • Located on the University of Tennessee campus, this museum offers fascinating exhibits on archaeology, geology, and regional history. It’s an enriching experience for curious minds and a short drive from the comfort of Ancient Lore Village.
  8. Neyland Stadium (10 miles)
    • Home to the University of Tennessee Volunteers football team, Neyland Stadium is one of the largest stadiums in the country. Catching a game here provides an electrifying atmosphere and a true taste of college sports excitement, just a stone’s throw from the village.
  9. Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame (9 miles)
    • Celebrate the achievements of women in basketball at this unique hall of fame, featuring memorabilia, interactive exhibits, and the world’s largest basketball. It’s a fun and inspiring stop for sports fans visiting Ancient Lore Village.
  10. Three Rivers Rambler (10 miles)
  • Enjoy a scenic train ride along the Tennessee River with the Three Rivers Rambler. This vintage train offers themed excursions and stunning views of Knoxville’s landscape, making it a charming outing for all ages, conveniently located near Ancient Lore Village.

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