Vegas, baby! Often one of the first things people hear when talking about bachelor and bachelorette parties, this phrase is becoming less relevant. While hours dancing at the nightclub and bar-hopping are still popular bachelorette activities, many women are now seeking a way to spend more quality time with the bride-to-be before the big day. Shopping, outdoor adventures, and nice meals are now on the menu when it comes to bachelorette parties. And the same can be said for bachelor bashes!
With a combination of fun attractions, hilarious dinner shows, quality restaurants, and great shopping, the areas of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, Tennessee, are quickly becoming a bachelor and bachelorette trip destination. Whether you want to dance the night away or have a weekend of shopping and massages, you can enjoy it all with a bachelorette trip in the scenic and peaceful Smoky Mountains. Here are a few ideas to get your party trip planning started!
A Spirited Smoky Mountain Weekend
Take a day to taste the best wines, beers, and spirits the Smoky Mountains have to offer at these local wineries, breweries, and distilleries around Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg. The groom or bride-to-be will love talking and tasting the day away! When the sun sets, take some delicious moonshine or smooth wine back to your cozy cabin for more bachelor or bachelorette party fun!
Offering tours and complimentary tastings, Sugarland Cellars is a fully-functioning winery in the middle of the all the action in downtown Gatlinburg. Free tours are offered year-round from 1 – 5 p.m., and the winery is open at 10 a.m. every day (except some holidays). From dry and floral to sweet and fruity, Sugarland Cellars offers a wine for every taste in their wine shop.
Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery
Also known as “The Holler,” the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery in downtown Gatlinburg is America’s most visited distillery. Guests can see working moonshine stills, learn more about the moonshine-making process, and try samples of unique flavors such as apple pie, strawberry, peach, and lemon drop. Tons of Ole Smoky merchandise is available in their store, including bottles of moonshine to take home!
903 Parkway, Suite 128
Bootleggers Homemade Wine
Conveniently located next to the Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery, with a second location at The Island in Pigeon Forge, Bootleggers Homemade Wine boasts unique flavors with all-natural ingredients — plus free wine tastin’! Each batch of wine is bottled by hand, ensuring a quality experience with every glass. Wine flavors range from Muscadine Blush, dessert, and Scuppernong to blackberry, strawberry, and peach.
903 Parkway, Suite 108
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Convenient to Wears Valley Road and the Parkway, Smoky Mountain Brewery is a restaurant and microbrewery in the back corner of the Shops at Walden’s Landing. It offers over 20 TVs, nightly entertainment, locally brewed beer, cocktails and wine, and a gluten-free menu! Trivia and karaoke nights are held throughout the week, and drink specials include citrus cocktails, martinis, and Mimosas, Screwdrivers, and Bloody Marys on Saturdays and Sundays until 3 p.m. A second location in Gatlinburg is just down the road.
Pigeon Forge, TN
A Day of Pampering
Shop ‘til you drop with stops all along the Parkway, and then get pampered at a local spa! The bachelorette will love getting some quality “girl time” during this awesome bachelorette trip experience! And if the bachelor is a shopping man, he’ll get a real kick out of this day, with a much-needed massage to soothe tired muscles afterwards.
Located in Sevierville, TN, Tanger Outlets offers great deals on brand-name merchandise all year – who doesn’t love to save a little cash? Treat the bride-to-be with new outfits, lingerie, and jewelry for the honeymoon at LOFT outlet, Banana Republic Factory, L’Eggs Hanes Bali Playtex, Fossil, Coach, and more! Or give the groom swag new wear, sporting gear, or specialty souvenirs from Brooke Brothers Factory Store, Converse, Johnston & Murphy, Adidas, Under Armour, Smith Creek Moonshine, and (you guessed it) more!
1645 Parkway, Suite 960
Sevierville, TN 37862
Quiet Reflections Massage
Pamper the bachelorette (and yourself!) with a day at Quiet Reflections Massage. The spa offers a variety of massages (including Swedish, deep tissue, stone, therapeutic, and bamboo-fusion) plus facials, waxing, and lash and brow tinting — everything the bride-to-be will need to prep for the big day! And if you don’t feel like going out to a spa, then host spa night at your private cabin rental in Pigeon Forge with
1352 Dolly Parton Parkway
A Night on the Town
Spend the bachelorette party night dancing your feet off with great music and drinks in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville! Or knock bock cold ones with a sports game and rock out with live music — bachelor style. Either way, it will be a night of fun you won’t soon forget!
Blaine’s Grill & Bar
Located at the corner of Parkway and Historic Nature Trail Road at light #8 in downtown Gatlinburg, Blaine’s Grill & Bar is a 3-story, New Orleans-style bar within walking distance of many other great Gatlinburg attractions and shops. Along with a gluten-free menu, Blaine’s serves up pasta, seafood, burgers, soups and salads, chicken, desserts, tasty appetizers, and a variety of fun cocktails!
812 Parkway, Suite 105
“HUT” — Hogg’s Upstairs Taverne
Previously Hogg’s and Honey’s, Hogg’s Upstairs Taverne features daily beer and cocktail specials, dancing on the bar, happy hour specials, multiple TVs, and pool tables. The 21-and-up, saloon-style bar in downtown Gatlinburg has an open outdoor balcony, a groovy dance floor, and live music on special nights! The “HUT” is open 7 days a week from noon – 1 a.m.
745 Parkway, Suite 10
Play for the Day
Feel like a kid again with a day of miniature golf, laser tag, go karts, hilarious dinner shows, and more with your guy pals or girlfriends. Or, tour the town from high in the sky! The groom or bride-to-be will love letting loose with a fun and unique twist on the classic bachelor or bachelorette party!
Tons of classic fun awaits at Sevierville’s NASCAR SpeedPark! Try bumper boats, beat the highest scores at the arcade, swirl around on the Tilt-A-Whirl, enter the Dragon’s Lair Fantasy Golf, race to the go-kart finish line, and take on the Pro-Tow. Groups of 15 or more can get discount tickets, and other special deals are offered throughout the year.
Scenic Helicopter Tours
With tours of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville, you and your girlfriends or guy friends can see the Smoky Mountains from the most amazing vantage point! The bachelorette or bachelor will feel spoiled with a Scenic Helicopter Tour of the ridges, lakes, and valleys of the Smokies.
Pigeon Forge, TN
Smoky Mountain Ziplines
A zipline tour through the treetops of the Great Smoky Mountains, Smoky Mountain Ziplines is a fun way to experience the natural beauty of the area. Have laughs and memories to last a lifetime with this exhilarating bachelor or bachelorette trip experience!
509 Mill Creek Road
Pigeon Forge, TN
Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
Voted the #1 aquarium in the U.S. by TripAdvisor, Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies is a fantastic place to spend the day with bridesmaids or groomsmen. Check out Stingray Bay, Ocean Realm, Coral Reef, the Penguin Playhouse, and much more as you enjoy the company of friends. The memories you make here will not be your “typical” bachelorette stories! Located in the heart of downtown Gatlinburg, the aquarium is also convenient to tons of area restaurants — perfect when you need a break and a bite to eat during your bachelorette or bachelor party.
88 River Road
Exploration in the Great Outdoors
For a complete escape from the norm, head to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park for some time in the great outdoors with your girlfriends or guy pals! The peaceful atmosphere will provide the perfect backdrop for the bachelorette and her friends to laugh, reminisce, and get to know each other a little better. It will be a great escape from the typical bachelorette party. And groomsmen, beware: male bonding is a practically a guarantee in the forests of the Smokies. Adventure, amazing sights, belly laughs, fond memories, and more await in the national park.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park
The most visited in the national park system, the Great Smoky Mountains National Park boasts 800+ miles of trails to explore in Gatlinburg, TN. Breathtaking scenery awaits along each trail, below each waterfall and at each overlook. If you’re looking for a unique and laid-back bachelor or bachelorette trip experience, a day in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park may be just the right fit. Take the groom or bride-to-be for a picnic by the water, a peaceful hike, or a horseback ride. You will have plenty of time to gab about wedding details, give marriage advice (or just tell funny stories), and laugh about past times as you all enjoy the incredible sights of the Smokies. After a long day of exploring in the great outdoors, head back to a beautiful Smoky Mountain cabin for drinks, a movie night, or a relaxing and muscle-soothing soak in a hot tub!
For a truly unique and memorable bachelorette party, plan a trip to Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, or Sevierville, Tennessee. There are tons of fun things to do, from shopping and wine tasting to dancing and hiking. No matter what the groom or bride-to-be loves to do, you can find it in the Great Smoky Mountains! And with all these great ideas for a memorable bachelor or bachelorette party, trip planning will be a breeze!
At Cabins for YOU, we have over 300 cabin rental options in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg with tons of awesome amenities — from fun rec room games and a home theater with surround sound to a refreshing private indoor pool and a bubbly outdoor hot tub. Plus, you can add a thoughtful gift basket just for him or her to commemorate the occasion. Call 1.800.684.7864 and let your personal Vacation Specialist help find the perfect cabin for your bachelor or bachelorette trip in the Smokies today!