Ancient Lore Village- Celebrating Folklife
Whimsy and the spring season beckon in the 9 Lakes Region. Like our forbearers, we are drawn outdoors to watch spring unfurl. Ancient Lore Village is a whimsical nod to the deep connection between people and the heritage of early settlers to this region.
The first pioneers in the 9 Lakes region were German, Scots-Irish. Welsh, English, and French immigrants. These settlers brought with them traditions rich in folklore, which defines Appalachia heritage today. Storytelling, music, dance, and food keep these traditions alive at local festivals and events. But the timelessness of folklife is an immersive experience that you and your family can indulge in year round.
Ancient Lore Village in Knoxville provides lodging and a venue for families and groups seeking an oasis of beauty and community that is free of everyday distractions. Here you can enjoy the simplicity of a day hiking or gathering with your group to enjoy a meal and conversation. Similar to the remote hamlets of the original settlers, Ancient Lore Village is isolated from the hustle and bustle of city life. Your community is simply the group you are with.
Folklife is often defined as the living traditions currently practiced and passed along by word of mouth, imitation, or observation over time and space within groups. A weekend retreat or a family reunion is a time to share traditions or to make new ones.
Spring is a time of renewal. After two years of isolation due to COVID, why not renew your connections with family and friends with a visit…together.