Our Story

Ancient Lore Village is a magical destination located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, just 15 minutes from downtown Knoxville, Tennessee.  Our unique Village has been thoughtfully designed around fostering community and creating unforgettable memories!  

Everything we do is a reflection of our unity values. If we strive each day to share them with all the people we encounter, the world just might be a bit brighter!

Whether you are shopping for a gift for your friends or family, some swag before your visit, or a souvenir after your stay, our online marketplace has a bit of something for everyone.

Why did you build this village?

Founder Tom Boyd was touring across the state of Tennessee while his son Randy was running for office. Along the way, he encountered great people with a diverse set of personalities. However, he also found a dark side to those differences — not everyone appreciated them. In fact, people used those differences as an excuse to be hateful and intolerant towards each other. He built Ancient Lore Village to address this problem and teach people the importance of loving and accepting each other for who they are.

The book that started it all

The story of Bokee come to life! In “Bokee’s Trek: Outcasts To Inner Earth,” our hero takes an incredible journey and meets many different characters. Ultimately, he discovers that, no matter what the differences are, they can all live in peace, joy, harmony, and happiness. It’s a place where only good exists, which they call Ancient Lore Village.

What is our ultimate goal?

We want you to come here and experience the magic, mystery and wonder of Ancient Lore Village.  And then go tell your friends “I found a place where I feel better than I did yesterday, my thoughts are better than they were yesterday, I could slow down and disconnect.  You should go there too!”


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