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Area Attractions

Holston River

Less than 2 mi

Flowing from southwestern Virginia to the valleys of Knoxville Tennessee, the Holston River is 136 miles of clear water running through East Tennessee. Housing 47 species of fish including small mouth bass, black bass, rainbow trout, brown trout, bigeye chub, and redline darter the Holston River provides many opportunities to fish. During your stay at Sanctuary Hills enjoy a day of hiking, fishing, canoeing, and swimming around the great Holston River.

Blaine, Tennessee

Less than 3 mi

Home of Sanctuary Hills, Blaine, Tennessee is a small neighboring town to Knoxville, Tennessee. Population of a less than 3,000, Blaine is known for its friendly and close community. Local eateries and fine dining are found right here in Blaine! Enjoy food from Little Dipper Diner & Creamery, El Paisaje Mexican Grill, Pizza Plus, and Subway. In the mood for good coffee and conversation? Look no further than Dipsy Daisy Coffee House right off Rutledge Pike! Our Local Grocery, Food City, is located five miles from Sanctuary Hills, right next to Dollar General. Not wanting to travel far, no worries, during your stay at Sanctuary Hills enjoy all you need right here in Blaine, Tennessee.

House Mountain

Less than 10 miles

5.8 miles of twisting trail reaches Knox County’s highest point featuring an overlook from the 2,100-foot crest with exceptional views of the parallel mountain ranges 30 miles away; Trails can be steep as they wind through heavily wooded terrain dotted with impressive rock outcrops; Birdwatchers can observe migrating hawks and warblers, pileated woodpeckers, scarlet tanagers, wild turkeys, plus over 100 additional species of birds; This is a great start location for cyclists to ride the scenic backroads.

Zoo Knoxville

Less than 20 mi

Lions, Tigers and Bears oh my! Zoo Knoxville has it all. Over 50 acres right here in Knoxville Tennessee, discover 800 animals and a variety of habitats in real life! A nonprofit organization, dedicated to the solution to save animals from extinction. Zoo Knoxville provides “wildly fun” and educational purposes for all ages. Wheelchair and stroller accessible; during your stay at Sanctuary Hills enjoy a fun filled day amongst giraffes, crocodiles, and chimpanzees!

Downtown Knoxville

Less than 30 mi

Explore an array of Knoxville’s finest restaurants, coffee, theatre, and shops. Every Wednesday and Saturday enjoy produce provided by local farmers and vendors in East Tennessee in market square. Need a place for lunch? Look no further than Tupelo Honey, Soccer Taco, Stock and Barrel, The Tomato Head, and more in and around market square! Want to learn more about East Tennessee’s rich culture? Tour Knoxville’s world of art and history with free admission at Knoxville Museum of Art. Need a little pick me up? Knoxville is full of delicious coffee shops all around including Coffee and Chocolate, Jacks and our personal favorite, Old City Java. During your stay at Sanctuary Hills, explore all that Downtown has to offer!

Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

Less than 40 miles

Home of country singer, Dolly Parton, Pigeon Forge is where to Dollywood theme park is found, consisting of rides, water park, museums, and shows, outlet malls, and more! Pigeon Forge also offers musical attractions like dinner theaters, Smoky Mountain Opry, and Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede. During your stay at Sanctuary Hills enjoy a day of family filled fun at Pigeon Forge!

Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Less than 50 mi

The gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains, in Gatlinburg Tennessee there is much to see and discover. Hike in the Appalachian Trail in the great smoky mountains and discover waterfalls along your trails. An array of outdoor kid-friendly adventures and attractions such as putt-putt, scenic events, sky lifts and shopping are available right there in Gatlinburg Tennessee. During your stay at Sanctuary Hills enjoy a day in the great Smoky Mountains!

Cades Cove, Tennessee

Less than 70 mi

Cade’s Cove is the most visited area of the Smoky Mountains. Roughly 31 miles away from the city of Pigeon Forge, Cade’s Cove is in the 6,800-acre valley known for its picturesque landscapes. European settlers settled here in the early 1800s, contributing to why Cade’s Cove has the largest variety of historic buildings in the entire national park. As you make your way through the area, you can see historic structures like restored churches, old grist mills and pioneer log cabins. The enriched history of Cade’s Cove has left its lasting mark with its presence still felt today.