Love Valley is an authentic western town situated in the foothills of the Brushy Mountains north of Statesville. Love Valley is a boy's dream and a man's reality. Founder Andy Barker always dreamed of living in a western town. So, at the age of 29, Andy left his lucrative general contracting business in Charlotte and moved his family to his new land in 1954. Love Valley is truly a cowboy town; no motorized vehicles are allowed within the city limits. Horse rentals are available or bring your own horse and take advantage of the stables available. Camp sites and cabin rental available.