I have always wanted to go to John Oliver Place, but have always skipped it for some reason. This historic cabin is located in Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains, and although I have been on this scenic route many times I have never made the time to stop to explore this cabin. One brisk morning we were driving through this area of the Smokies once again and decided to finally stop and check it out. What we found was an intriguing piece of Appalachian history and worthwhile detour while in Cades Cove. 

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John Oliver Place is something I have wanted to visit for a long time now and was glad I finally stopped. There is just so much history built into these mountains, making for an interesting detour on an already amazing scenic drive. To learn more about this history please visit the Great Smoky Mountains National Park page. If you decide to go on any of the trails in the park I would highly suggest bringing along bear spray I always have it ready on the side of my backpack just in case. 

Another must-stop place in Cades Cove is the old Methodist church so make sure you check it out. If you want to see more of our journey through Cades Cove check out this Adventuring in the Moment video. This was also the trip where we saw the most amount of deer we have ever seen in the park. 

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