Looking for a girl’s getaway, NYE escape, bachelor/bachelorette party or some family fun in the mountains? Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg could be just the vacation for you!
Last weekend I went to Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg for a bachelorette trip. The weekend was surprisingly relaxing and a lot of fun at the same time! Our cabin was super spacious and slept all 10 of us comfortably. We had incredible views of the Smoky Mountains and the cabin was fully stocked which came in super handy for us cooking a meal at the house one night. We reserved our house through Cabins For You and I highly recommend them!
The cabin had a hot tub, plenty of rocking chairs on the 2 decks for mimosa’s or coffee in the morning and even a movie room. Although we had plenty of options for things to do at the house, the bride-to-be wanted a little adventure for the weekend.
First stop – we went to Jayell Ranch for horseback riding. Only $25 for a 4 mile/1 hour horseback riding tour. If you sign your wavier in advance you get $5 off! The ranch owners were super sweet and friendly and seem to take exceptional care of their beautiful horses. The ride was serene – a beautiful and peaceful ride through the Smoky Mountains. We even saw two deer as we passed through a wooded area of the trail ride!
Next stop – white water rafting at Outdoor Rafting Adventures in Hartford, TN. Cool down from the heat or satisfy your adventure craving with a white water rafting trip. Trips start at only $29.95!
We didn’t buy pictures but here’s a sample of the action. Picture courtesy of raftoutdooradventures.com
What would a girl’s trip be without a little shopping? To slow down the pace a bit, we headed over to the Tanger Outlet mall. Lots of great shopping and something there for everyone!
The last adventure spot was a trip into Gatlinburg. It was fun to walk up and down the streets of downtown Gatlinburg. Check out the Space Needle for a bird’s eye view of the town! We had dinner at Cherokee Grill – good food and service and a little more upscale restaurant for the area.
Picture courtesy of smokymountains.com.