Without great mothers, where would we be? No, really…they birth, adopt, clothe, feed, watch over, take care of, and love us. With Mother’s Day only a few days away on May 13, 2018, what will you do to show how much you appreciate your precious mom? Fragrant flowers and vibrant gifts are all fine and good, but a relaxing trip the Great Smoky Mountains — now that would be a memorable Mother’s Day indeed!
Perfect for last-minute trips, Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg harbor unique shops, quaint eateries, exciting attractions, and fine dining in Tennessee. Looking to take this vacation up a notch? Forget a boring hotel — stay at a Smoky Mountain cabin, your home away from home with choice amenities: breathtaking mountain views, an outdoor hot tub, a home theater, a private indoor pool, a game-filled rec room, an indoor jetted tub in the master suite…the list goes on and on. No matter what you do or where you stay, the Smokies were made for an unforgettable Mother’s Day!
A Special Gift for Her
Mother’s Day just wouldn’t be complete without a special gift for Mom. With shopping centers and specialty shops all around, a unique gift for her is sure to be found. From home décor to fine jewelry, she’ll be oohing and aahing with excitement all day! Featuring 27 boutiques and a European village theme, The Village Shops is a local favorite in Gatlinburg. Personalize a piece of art at Best Gift Idea Ever, purchase an aromatherapy candle from Candle Cottage, grab an inspirational T-shirt at Life According to Jake, stop for a bite and a cup of joe at Coffee & Company, and buy a handmade mug from The Honey Pot. After all, how can you stop at just 1 gift for Mom? She’s the best, and that’s what she deserves.
Nothing Beats a Tasty Treat!
What mom doesn’t enjoy a sweet treat or two? Give your mother homemade Smoky Mountain creations, such as rich fudge from The Fudgery (the name says it all), soft cupcakes from Cakes by Bakin Bishop, brownie sundaes from The Old Mill Creamery, dessert shooters from Heavenly Delights, and rolled ice cream from Curl de la Crème. Afterwards, taper off the sweets with well-balanced wine samples around the Rocky Top Wine Trail, featuring 6 locations where a stamp awaits to be collected at each — the more you collect, the more gifts you receive for FREE!
Explore Attractions Galore!
In between shopping and sampling, make room in your jam-packed schedule to tackle a few local attractions. Spend an entire afternoon at The Island, where you can play fun games, ride The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, squeeze in a few more boutiques, and dine at Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen. Should the day get a touch too warm, keep things cool at Dollywood Splash Country, a water adventure park with epic slides, a huge wave pool, and a serene lazy river (sure to be Mom’s favorite). Not interested in putting on a swimsuit? We understand. Instead, go for a calming walk inside Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, harboring Coral Reef, Stingray Bay, Shark Lagoon, Ocean Realm, Penguin Playhouse, and more!
Does your mom have an adventurous personality? Take her to Anakeesta for a race on the duel ziplines and a stroll 40-60 feet above the forest floor. Plus, there are even more shops to explore and a dining option with a beautiful view of Mt. LeConte. And let’s not forget the Great Smoky Mountains National Park — the most visited national park in the United States! Trek past flowing streams, tall trees, grazing deer, soaring birds, and historical structures. Who knows? You may even spot a black bear and her cubs! Just steer clear as these “mama bears” are the real deal…
More Smoky Mountain Fun!
- Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction
- Ripley’s Haunted Adventure
- The Comedy Barn Theater
- Flyaway Indoor Skydiving
- Scenic Helicopter Tours
- Mysterious Mansion
- Magic Beyond Belief
- Ober Gatlinburg
- Crave Golf Club
- Cades Cove
A Cozy Cabin with a Mountain View!
After a full day of activities, head back to your cozy cabin to take in the sunset mountain views from the porch swing, unwind in the outdoor hot tub, and end the night with a movie in the private theater — Mom’s choice! When morning breaks, brew a classic blend in the coffeemaker, whip up a hearty breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen, and dine on the back deck with sunrise hues over the mountaintops.
Continue to treat Mom like the queen she is by setting up a spa night with an in-cabin massage followed by hot bath in the indoor jetted tub. Afraid you’ll forget to bring the bath pillow, scented candles, and bath bombs? Perfect for new and experienced moms alike, order the Just for Her basket, which comes with not only spa bath essentials but also soap petals, body mist, bath tea, and a book of poetry — just to name a few! You can even schedule a bouquet of wildflowers to greet her when she walks through the front door. Whatever amenities and extras preferred, we have the perfect cabin for YOU — and Mom!
So, what are you waiting for?! Plan a last-minute Mother’s Day getaway to the Smokies today!