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Sneak peek of Ancient Lore Village ahead of grand opening

The grand opening will take place at 12 p.m. on Wednesday.
Published: Apr. 14, 2021 at 9:04 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Ancient Lore Village officially opened in South Knoxville Wednesday, April 14.

The grand opening will take place at 12 p.m. on Wednesday. The fantasy world is located on a man-made ledge on the hillside of 7107 Sevierville Pike overlooking the Great Smoky Mountains.

The 70-acre South Knoxville location has been billed as a themed event center and resort that features “luxury accommodations, miles of hiking trails, meeting and conference facilities, and a world-class culinary team.”

The resort was modeled after a fiction book written by Tom Boyd called The Bobbins - Outcast to the Inner Earth which is available on Amazon.

“I don’t believe there’s anywhere in the world that you can find a place like this, where you rent a whole village,” Boyd said.

Boyd described a host of new attractions set to open at the property including what he believes to be one of the largest man-made waterfalls which will be 40 feet high and spill 60,000 gallons of water per hour.

Guests can float onto a pond on a floating lily pad, enjoy a secluded dinner overlooking the Falls To The Boulder waterfall and travel the 67 acres of hiking and walking trails.

“He started dreaming of a village where people would come together, sit by a fire, tell stories, slow down a little bit, unplug the phone, kind of get away from it all,” said Daniel Levy, owner of DK Levy architectural firm. He helped bring Boyd’s vision to life.

Boyd said he expects the facilities to host about 700 events per year. He said 2021 is already nearly filled with bookings.

Boyd announced plans to expand the Ancient Lore Village to at least seven more properties, starting in Chattanooga in 2022.

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