5 Reasons to Take a Weekend Girls Getaway Trip to the Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg

Want to plan a girls’ getaway? Whether you’re looking to spend quality time with a group of local friends, meet up with your college roommates, or even plan a hobby weekend (crafting, scrapbooking, etc.), a girls’ getaway in the Smoky Mountains is a great way to leave behind the chaos and busyness of everyday life.

A girls’ getaway weekend near Gatlinburg, nestled in the beautiful Smoky Mountains, is the perfect way to connect or reconnect with your best friends. Late night chats in front of the fireplace, a hot mug full of coffee as you greet the sunrise over the mountain peaks, or just enjoying all fun and serenity that the Smoky Mountains have to offer, gather your best gal pals and start planning a weekend getaway to the heart of the Smoky Mountains today!

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, girls getaway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
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Smoky Mountain Girls’ Getaway

Why should you plan a girls’ getaway weekend in the Smoky Mountains? Here are a few of the reasons we think the Smoky Mountains make a great girlfriend getaway destination…

Best Location for Girls’ Getaway

The Smoky Mountains are the perfect place for your girls’ getaway because:

  • Centralized location. The Smoky Mountains are within a day’s drive of over half the US making them an ideal gathering spot for friends to gather or to meet in the middle
  • Beautiful. The beauty and serenity of Great Smoky Mountain National Park is the perfect background for you and your girlfriends to come together for a relaxing weekend of conversation and fun. No matter what you choose to do (or not do) activity-wise, you can be sure you’ll love the location.
  • Proximity. When you stay in the Smoky Mountains for your girlfriend getaway, you’re close to so many outdoor activities and entertainment options in nearby Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Ashville!

Girlfriends’ Outdoor Activities & More

Spending time in the Smoky Mountains almost always means spending time in the great outdoors. And there are plenty of outdoor activity options for you and your best friends to enjoy when you plan a girls’ getaway near Gatlinburg or Ashville!

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Some of our favorite Smoky Mountain group outdoor activities include:

There is no shortage of outdoor activity options for you and your girlfriends to enjoy in the Smoky Mountains – there’s something for every budget and fitness level!

Girls’ Weekend Entertainment Options

Love music? Want to take in a dinner show? Enjoy riding roller coasters and other thrill rides at a local amusement park? There are lots of entertainment options for your girls’ getaway in the Smoky Mountains.

In Gatlinburg, Sevierville and Pigeon Forge, there’s always some kind of live music.  It can be anything from bluegrass to country to mountain folk music, often played at intimate venues where your table is just a few feet away from the stage.

But music isn’t your only option for entertainment. You can also take in comedy shows (like Guy Michaels’ hypnosis act) or plays, see interesting aquatic life at Ripley’s Aquarium, or even channel your inner kid at Dollywood.

Ashville has great entertainment options for your girls’ getaway, too. Food, art, culture, and more are always available in this bustling town nestled in the heart of the Smoky Mountains.

No matter what kind of entertainment your girls’ group enjoys, you’re sure to find it in the Smoky Mountains!

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Girls’ Shopping Weekend

Looking around Gatlinburg’s downtown, you’ll notice a large collection of shops offering artisan works.  This is the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community Trail, with more than 120 businesses selling locally made quilts, housewares, fashion, foods, and visual arts.

If you’re looking for more contemporary merchandise, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville have outlet malls with your favorite brands.

And don’t forget Ashville – antiques, bookstores, fine arts, and more line the streets, just waiting for you and your girlfriends to browse their shops.

Looking to do some holiday shopping with your girlfriends? Be sure to head over to the Incredible Christmas Place to get a head start on your holiday wish list!

Great Eats… and Drinks with Girls

One of our favorite features of a girls’ getaway is not having to cook – or clean up! The Smoky Mountains are full of amazing food and drink options – from casual coffee shops to fine dining options, there is no shortage of places for you and your girlfriends to get a bite to eat or enjoy your favorite drink!

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Some of our favorite local places to eat in the Smoky Mountains include:

  • Crockett’s Breakfast Camp,
  • Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs,
  • Parton’s Deli,
  • Old Dad’s,
  • and Three Jimmy’s.

And after you’ve had one of the Smoky Mountains iconic entrees, don’t forget to try some moonshine at one of the many distilleries around town, or taste some Tennessee wine.

Smoky Mountain Girls’ Getaway Luxury Accommodations

There are several options for group accommodations near Gatlinburg, but if you’re looking for comfort, luxury, and convenience, you’ll want to book rooms at Christopher Place. Our luxury group resort near Gatlinburg offers full-service accommodations with amazing amenities that will put the cherry on top of your amazing girls’ getaway weekend.

Rocking chairs on the patio at our Smoky Mountain Bed and Breakfast near Gatlinburg

Choose a hot tub suite or mountain view room, and treat yourselves to a gourmet breakfast each morning of your stay. The swimming pool, billiard table, private tennis courts, fitness room, and sauna will be available for your use. Relax on our covered porch or take a hike on one of the many trails crossing our secluded property. We even have a pub and an on-site fine dining restaurant for your evening meals together.

Contact us today to get started planning your next girls’ getaway – we can’t wait to help you plan an amazing trip with your best friends!