Girls’ Weekend Away!
You know you have been thinking about it for some time now and have probably even discussed it with your closest girlfriends. Well, it’s time to do something about it. The first thing to do is to admit it out loud: You want a Girls’ Weekend Getaway and the Great Smoky Mountains is exactly the place to go!
You already know about the endless opportunities for relaxing at Carr’s Cottages including a soak in the hot tub, a dip in the swimming pool, or sitting beside Roaring Fork creek with a good book. You and all of your friends can indulge in plenty of daytime fun and then retreat to Carr’s for some much needed girl time in comfortable accommodations.
And, you also probably already know about the shopping Gatlinburg is famous for. The downtown strip is filled with handcrafted gifts by local artisans, freshly made fudge and candies, t-shirts, hand-poured candles and Smoky Mountain souvenirs galore. But there is more!
Here some suggested activities for a great Gatlinburg getaway:
Smoky Mountains Spas
Nothing says “Girls” like the spa experience! Melt your cares and worries away while you catch up with each other and get the pampering you deserve. Visit one or visit them all!
Gatlinburg Day Spa: The area’s most exclusive spa! Book online and receive special discounts! Open daily, 362 days a year! GatlinburgDaySpa.com
About You Salon: All the services you would expect at a Gatlinburg spa set in a unique atmosphere, surrounded by the majestic Smoky Mountains. Retreat to a place that is all about you! AboutYouSalon.com
Utopia Spa Retreat: A full service day spa and salon where each session is personally designed to provide you with a unique, individual experience. This spa is located in Sevierville. UtopiaSpaRetreat.com
A Mountain View Spa: The spa that comes to you! Yes, you read that right; this spa comes to YOUR cabin or cottage right here at Carr’s! What could be more relaxing and luxurious than this? AMountainViewSpa.com
Tennessee Laser & Skin Rejevenation: Not a spa, but definitely rejuvenating! Return home and having everyone saying how wonderful and relaxed you look after a microdermabrasion, total FX laser treatment, or even BOTOX. Who will be the wiser when you return home? TennesseeLaserandSkinRejuvenation.com
How about a winery tour with your besties? Imagine the fun of watching wine being made and then sampling the creations for free! And you can even sample other Tennessee area products or buy a decorative wine bottle stopper to commemorate your tour. Ride the Gatlinburg trolley to avoid parking or driving issues after sampling approximately 10 wines at each winery! There are several wineries through the Smokies, with at least one in each Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville.
Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery, Mountain Valley Winery, Smoky Mountain Winery, Sugarland Cellers
Read our previous article for additional winery information. After you sample the glorious grape and fruit flavors in the Smoky Mountain region at these wineries, head out to dinner and a show!
What better way is there to end a great day with the girls than dinner out and one of the many live shows for which Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are famous?
Dinner & Shows
Comedy Hypnosis with Jon Dee: Because the show is based solely on audience participation, every show is unique. Located at the Gatlinburg Space Needle.
Country Tonite Theatre: One of the longest running shows (16th season!) in Pigeon Forge combines country classics with the latest country hits.
The Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Dinner Show: This entertaining show infuses comedy by way of an interactive mystery for guests to solve as they dine on a fantastic four-course meal. Near The Pottery Barn in Pigeon Forge.
So, stop talking about doing something with your girlfriends and y’all come on over and enjoy all that the Great Smoky Mountain area can dish out! It will be a getaway you will want to repeat for years!