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Vonore is located in Monroe County in the eastern part of the state, near Tellico Lake in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. Tellico Lake is a reservoir on the Little Tennessee River, situated between the Cherokee National Forest and the Tennessee River and offers a wide variety of recreational sports. Three beautiful 18-hole golf courses wind around the area, with great views of the lake and the distant mountain ranges. Other lake activities include fishing, boating, water skiing, jet skiing, swimming, camping and more. Tellico Lake is also connected to Fort Loudon Lake and the mainstream of the Tennessee River by a canal, making it possible for long distance cruising. Lakeside parks and marinas dot the Vonore area. The Fort Loudon State Historical Area is situated at the south end of the reservoir, which is a 1,200-acre site that is the location of one of the earliest British forts on the western frontier, built in 1756. Nearby, the Cherokee National Forest has 189 miles of trails for hiking, bicycling and horseback riding, kayaking, rock climbing, birdwatching and wildlife viewing and scenic drives. A short drive west takes you to the town of Sweetwater and The Lost Sea, America's largest underwater lake that is part of the Craighead Caverns. The cities of Knoxville and Chattanooga are less than an hour away from Vonore, and other nearby attractions include Lookout Mountain, Rock City Gardens, Ruby Falls and the Cherohala Skyway.

Surrounding areas: Greenback, Tennessee (6.3 mi), Sweetwater, Tennessee (12.7 mi), Tellico Plains, Tennessee (15.8 mi), Townsend, Tennessee (28.0 mi), Coker Creek, Tennessee (29.7 mi), Knoxville, Tennessee (31.3 mi), Decatur, Tennessee (31.4 mi)

Vonore Vacation Rentals

Vonore Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Grand Vista Hotel And Suites117 Grand Vista DrVonore, TN (423) 884-6200
Country Inns & Suites12400 Us Hwy 72 NLoudon, TN11.1 mi.(865) 657-0050
Holiday Inn Express12400 Hwy 72 NLoudon, TN11.1 mi.(865) 458-5668
Best Value Sweetwater Hotel180 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN12.3 mi.(423) 337-3511
Budget Host Inn207 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN12.3 mi.(423) 337-9357
Comfort Inn249 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN12.3 mi.(423) 337-3353
Days Inn229 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN12.3 mi.(423) 337-4200
Quality Inn & Suites1116 Hwy 68Sweetwater, TN12.3 mi.(423) 337-4900
Comfort Inn731 S Main StSweetwater, TN12.8 mi.(423) 337-6646
Comfort Inn150 Interchange Park LnLenoir City, TN14.3 mi.(865) 988-8880
Econo Lodge1211 Hwy 321 NLenoir City, TN14.3 mi.(865) 986-0295
Hampton Inn Knoxville/Lenoir City585 Ft Loudon Medical Center DrLenoir City, TN14.3 mi.(865) 988-2000
Ramada Limited400 Interchange Park DrLenoir City, TN14.3 mi.(429) 986-9000
Best Western Sweetwater Inn1421 Murrays Chapel RdSweetwater, TN15.7 mi.(423) 337-3541
American Classic Suites805 Foothills Mall DrMaryville, TN17.6 mi.(865) 983-9839
Executive Lodge Motel215 S Hall RdAlcoa, TN19.4 mi.(865) 984-9958
Budget Inn218 Washington StMaryville, TN19.4 mi.(865) 984-2300
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites130 Associates BlvdAlcoa, TN20.4 mi.(865) 981-9008
Jameson Inn206 Corporate PlAlcoa, TN20.4 mi.(865) 984-6800
Mainstay Suites361 Fountain View CirAlcoa, TN20.4 mi.(865) 379-7799
Knoxville Airport Hilton2001 Alcoa HwyAlcoa, TN20.7 mi.(865) 970-4300
Tine Trace Inn2306 Alcoa HwyAlcoa, TN21.0 mi.(865) 970-3140
Country Inn & Suites Knoxville Airport162 Cusick RdAlcoa, TN21.1 mi.(865) 273-2800
Fairfield Inn - Knoxville Airport126 Cusick RdAlcoa, TN21.2 mi.(865) 984-9350
Family Inns Of America2450 Airport HwyAlcoa, TN21.2 mi.(865) 970-2006
Comfort Suites Airport140 Cusick RdAlcoa, TN21.3 mi.(865) 984-9840
Mcghee Tyson Inn134 SVH 225 PO AveMcghee Tyson Angbase, TN21.3 mi.(615) 985-3300
Hampton Inn Knoxville Airport148 International AveAlcoa, TN21.4 mi.(865) 983-1101
Holiday Inn Express11717 Campbell Lakes DrKnoxville, TN21.5 mi.(865) 966-2500
Baymont Inn & Suites-Knoxville W11341 Campbell Lakes DrKnoxville, TN21.7 mi.(865) 671-1010
Country Inn & Suites Knoxville West805 Campbell Station RdKnoxville, TN21.7 mi.(865) 675-9800
Comfort Suites811 Campbell Station RdKnoxville, TN21.8 mi.(865) 675-7585
Days Inn Knoxville Airport-Alcoa2962 Alcoa HwyAlcoa, TN21.9 mi.(865) 970-3060
Travelodge115 County Rd 247Athens, TN22.2 mi.(423) 745-1212
Knights Inn11320 Outlet DrKnoxville, TN22.3 mi.(865) 966-7500
Days Inn495 Gallaher RdKingston, TN22.5 mi.(865) 376-2069
Motel 6 Knoxville West402 Lovell RdKnoxville, TN22.5 mi.(865) 675-7200
Best Western Inn W500 Lovell RdKnoxville, TN22.6 mi.(865) 675-7666
Candlewood Suites10206 Parkside DrKnoxville, TN22.9 mi.(865) 777-0400
Best Western Cedar Bluff Inn420 N Peters RdKnoxville, TN23.6 mi.(865) 539-0058
Bed & Breakfast
Bushrod Hall Bed & Breakfast422 Cumberland StHarriman, TN29.2 mi.(888) 880-8406

Vonore Weather & Climate

The Knoxville Region in eastern Tennessee is in a temperate climate zone. The summers are always warm and humid and the winters are brief and mild. Spring arrives early and stays for a long time and is alive with dogwoods, azaleas and other beautiful flowers. The average annual temperature for the region is 60 degrees F. The average annual snowfall for the entire state is 12 inches, and with the mild climate, snow rarely stays on the ground for more than a few days. Severe weather is rare since the state is east of the center of tornado activity, south of most winter blizzard conditions and too far inland for hurricanes. Hailstorms occur maybe two or three times per year. Thunderstorms are common in late spring and summer.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 47°F 27°F 5.08 in. -
February 52°F 29°F 4.63 in. -
March 61°F 37°F 5.78 in. -
April 70°F 44°F 4.43 in. -
May 78°F 54°F 5.03 in. -
June 85°F 63°F 4.15 in. -
July 89°F 68°F 4.45 in. -
August 88°F 67°F 3.59 in. -
September 82°F 60°F 3.26 in. -
October 71°F 46°F 3.05 in. -
November 60°F 37°F 4.28 in. -
December 51°F 30°F 5.12 in. -

Vonore Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Mc Ghee Tyson airport (TYS) located about 20 miles northeast of Vonore in Knoxville, Tennessee, the Gatlinburg Pigeon Forge airport (GKT) located approximately 44 miles east of Vonore in Sevierville, Tennessee, the Scott Municipal airport (SCX) located roughly 62 miles northwest of Vonore in Oneida, Tennessee, the Moore Murrell airport (MOR) located around 63 miles northeast of Vonore in Morristown, Tennessee, and finally Lovell Field (CHA) located about 66 miles southwest of Vonore in Chattanooga, Tennessee.

Vonore Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN41.0 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN41.0 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN42.7 mi.
Cherokee Fun ParkCherokeeNC52.7 mi.
Santa's LandCherokeeNC52.7 mi.
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC64.5 mi.
Lake WinnepesaukahRossvilleGA72.3 mi.
Water Parks
Lake Lanier Island Beach & Water ParkLake Lanier IslandGA98.3 mi.
White Water ParkMariettaGA114.5 mi.
Golf Courses
Rarity Bay on Lake TellicoVonoreTN 
Madisonville Golf CourseMadisonvilleTN8.6 mi.
Cedar Hills Golf ClubLenoir CityTN13.8 mi.
Executive Meadows Golf CourseLenoir CityTN13.8 mi.
Medalist at AvalonLenoir CityTN13.8 mi.
Golf ClubMaryvilleTN18.9 mi.
Lambert Acres Golf ClubMaryvilleTN18.9 mi.
Royal Oaks Country ClubMaryvilleTN18.9 mi.
Ridgewood Golf ClubAthensTN22.1 mi.
White Oaks Golf CourseAthensTN22.1 mi.
Lakeside Golf CourseKingstonTN23.0 mi.
Egwani Farms Golf CourseRockfordTN23.2 mi.
Pine Lakes Golf ClubRockfordTN23.2 mi.
Dead Horse Lake Golf CourseKnoxvilleTN23.6 mi.
Southwest Point Golf CourseKingstonTN24.9 mi.
Laurel Valley Country ClubTownsendTN28.0 mi.
South Hills Golf ClubOak RidgeTN28.7 mi.
Tennessee Centennial Golf CourseOak RidgeTN29.0 mi.
Emory Golf & Country ClubHarrimanTN29.2 mi.
Ski Areas
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC64.5 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC65.7 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC96.4 mi.
Sequoyah Birthplace MuseumVonoreTN(History)
Farragut Folklife MuseumFarragutTN20.9 mi.(History)
American Museum of Science and EnergyOak RidgeTN29.1 mi.(Science)
East Tennessee Discovery CenterKnoxvilleTN31.3 mi.(Science)
Ewing Gallery of Art & ArchitectureKnoxvilleTN31.3 mi.(Art)
Knoxville Museum of ArtKnoxvilleTN31.3 mi.(Art)
East Tennessee Historical Society MuseumKnoxvilleTN31.3 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN31.3 mi.
Tennessee AquariumChattanoogaTN71.0 mi.
Warner Park ZooChattanoogaTN71.0 mi.
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC94.8 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC116.1 mi.

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