Cosby, Tennessee is a quieter, less-traveled town adjacent to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cosby allows access to the Park via one of five of the major entrances to the Park facilities.
Besides the Park entrance, Cosby is best known for its richly textured past–moonshiners and cock-fighting. Cosby is a little tamer these days and offers travelers a full range of lodging accommodations, independently-owned restaurants and small motels and motor inns. There are even a few bed and breakfast inns.
Cosby TN also offers a route to Gatlinburg TN and beyond to Pigeon Forge that might save you substantial driving time to your ultimate Smoky Mountains destination. While this route is a little farther, you will be pleased by time saved during July-August and October when tourist traffic is very frustrating. This route is as follows: