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

Girlfriend getaways are now more popular than ever.  It doesn’t matter whether you and your friends are from the cities, small towns or country, or recent college grads or in your prime senior years.  They’re for any woman who wants to spend some quality time with good friends.

While traveling for any reason is always fantastic, there’s just something uniquely enjoyable about taking a trip with your female buddies, versus going with your sweetie or your family.  How you can make that time even more memorable?  Consider heading to the beautiful Smoky Mountains for your girls’ getaway, especially in the Gatlinburg area.

Gatlinburg, Tennessee, girls getaway, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, North Carolina
Get away with your best pals in Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains (photo courtesy of Denis Rozhnovsky, Fotolia)

Here are just a few compelling reasons why you should round up your crew and head on over for an escape to eastern Tennessee:

1.) Endless outdoor activities

The Smokies and the great outdoors are practically synonymous, so at some point, you and your friends will likely put on your active gear and do something outside your lodging.  That often involves hiking at all levels, with the Great Smoky Mountains National Park right at Gatlinburg’s doorstep.  Other options include skiing at Ober Gatlinburg, ziplining above the trees, horseback riding and whitewater rafting, golfing, kayaking and bicycling in the warmer months.

2.) Many entertainment options

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.  That’s not all – 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.

3.) A shoppers’ paradise

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.  For some holiday fun, head over to the Incredible Christmas Place.

4.) Variety of delicious food and drink

What’s another great benefit about a girls’ getaway?  No cooking, especially if that’s not something you like to do anyway.  Take this time away to enjoy some of the best dishes the Smokies can offer.  Some favorites include Crockett’s Breakfast Camp, Smoky Mountain Shakes N Dawgs, Parton’s Deli, Old Dad’s and Three Jimmy’s.  Don’t forget to try some moonshine at one of the many distilleries around town, or taste some Tennessee wine.

5.) A rustic luxury inn for your girls’ getaway

You and your gang have many choices for accommodations around Gatlinburg.  But why not come and stay with us here at Christopher Place, your Smoky Mountains resort, where you can each have your own spacious and tastefully decorated hot tub suite or a great mountain view room?  Take a swim in the pool, play some tennis, relax in the sauna, workout in the fitness room, or just kick back in rocking chair with a drink in hand on the veranda.  Spend your time with your best friends, your way.  Just get in touch with us, and start planning that girls’ getaway.