Cades Cove is located on the Tennessee side of the Great Smoky Mountains. Cades Cove is an isolated valley that American settlers made home since the late 1700’s. When the National park was created in 1935, the residents were bought-out and they left their homes behind. Today visitors can drive a one way road through the park. While you are driving through you can stop and walk through several cabins and 3 churches still on the property. The homesteads, scenic mountain views, and abundant display of wildlife. make this a very enjoyable visit. If I had to count how many times Debbie and I have be here, I would have to take off my shoes.