Girlfriend Getaway in Sevierville, Tennessee

by CajunMama

Sevierville, TN is a destination conveniently located near the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. It’s a fantastic place for family travel, romantic escapes, and even girlfriend getaways. I love this area and experienced a girlfriend getaway itinerary to help you plan a great trip with a group of your friends. Each place included in the itinerary has been personally visited and approved for TravelingMamas.com readers. Feel free to print this out or save it for personal use and trip planning. The most important part? Be sure to have fun and enjoy some time with your friends!

Evening of Arrival

Dinner at Chop House

Day 1

Applewood Grill Sevierville TennesseeBreakfast at Applewood Farmhouse Grill followed by a tour of the Apple Barn Complex. Take some time in the morning to shop at Five Oaks Tanger Outlet Center and play a morning round of mini golf at Old MacDonald’s Mini Golf. A light apres mini golf lunch can be found in the complex at Country Ritz. The girls just might need a little afternoon relaxation, so head on over to Utopia Day Spa for a waterside outdoor massage. Enjoy dinner and a show, Dolly-style, at Dixie Stampede where  you’ll either cheer for the North or the South. If you still have some energy left, enjoy a few hours at the NASCAR SpeedPark and race your friends in NEXTEL Cup style cars.

Utopia Day Spa Outdoor Massage Sevierville Tennessee

Day 2

The Great China Circus in Sevierville, TennesseeStart the morning with breakfast at Flapjacks and then opt for some scrapbooking time at Scrapbook Superstore. Spend the rest of your morning exploring Historic Downtown Sevierville and all the neat little shops in the area. Be sure to get a Girlfriend Getaway group picture in front of the Dolly Parton statue in the town square. A great stop for lunch is Damon’s Grill for a char-grilled meal. All that shopping means it’s time for another girlfriend afternoon at The Spa at Oak Haven. Be sure to check out The Great China Circus before enjoying an evening meal at the Applewood Farmhouse Restaurant.

Day 3

Cataract Falls Smoky Mountain NPStop for a quick to-go breakfast that you can enjoy on the way to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Sugarlands Visitor Center is located at the entrance and offers a walk through nature museum and film about the park. Arrange for a step-on guide and local storyteller for girlfriend story time of the amazing women who are part of the park’s history. Spend your afternoon catching some shows and thrill rides at Dollywood, Dolly Parton’s 118-acre Smoky Mountain escape. In the evening freshen up at your hotel before enjoying a fantastic meal at Taulbee’s, located in the Sevierville Bus Stop, yet serves some of the finest meals in the area. Be sure to toast to your girlfriends and a wonderful getaway at the end of the evening.

Day of Departure

If you have time, enjoy breakfast together and say a parting good-bye to your girlfriends. Have a safe trip back home!

Where to Stay

There are so many places to choose from in the Sevierville area. I’ve stayed at the Resort at Governor’s Crossing, which offered some personal space while traveling with a group. More intimate groups may want to rent one of the many cabins available either through HomeAway.com, VRBO.com, or a reputable cabin rental company.

How to Get There

Most visitors opt to drive to this destination, but if it is more convenient to fly, be sure to book your flight into Knoxville Airport. Sevierville is a bit too far for a taxi, but you can rent a car or get one of your gal pals to pick you up for your getaway.

Shannon Hurst Lane lives in south Louisiana and loves spontaneous road trips with her family or a solo mama getaway. She's the creator of TravelingMamas.com with a mission to inspire moms to get out there and explore our world. Google+
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1 Sheila Beal April 18, 2010 at

I’ve enjoyed a girlfriend getaway weekend in Sevierville. You offer some great advice. The only thing I’d add is that there’s some awesome outlet shopping there — enough to keep you busy for the whole weekend if you want.

2 Kaye April 19, 2010 at

I have been to this area at least once a year for 33 years. Some years 3 times to ride motorcycles or jeep riding with family and with friends. We love it so much. Pack a picnic lunch on the days when you head into the park. Check out the Cherahola Skyway, Cades Cove. Go across the mountain to Cherokee where you can catch a fabulous play during the summer called Unto these hills. It is the story of Cherokee and the Trail of tears. We also take day trips to Magee Valley, Waynesville where the Mast General Store is located. A day trip to Ashville is a must to see The Biltmore House and don’t miss the Ashville Farmers Market where you can have a fabulous breakfast or lunch at the Moose Cafe.

3 Sheila Thigpen April 19, 2010 at

On Day 1, may I suggest you visit Marble Slab Creamery after your dinner at the Chop House? Our ice cream parlor is located just below the restaurant and has nice outdoor patio seating near a beautiful water feature. Every batch of Marble Slab’s super premium ice cream is created with loving care right in-store. We hand roll and bake our waffle cones on-site. For mixins, we offer some of the freshest fruits, the finest nuts, and the sweetest candies available. So whatever you order, you can be sure it’s fresh and filled with fabulous flavor.

4 Sherry Ott April 20, 2010 at

I’m heading to that area soon – hopefully driving thru there after the Kentucky Derby! Thanks for this great info!

5 Barbara Weibel April 20, 2010 at

I have a really good friends who lives in Sevierville and I have visited them a couple of times. I’ve done some of the things you suggested (and the commenters have suggested), but the most relaxing for me was sitting in their backyard along the banks of the Little Pigeon River and watching the daylight fade. It is a beautiful part of the world, especially inside the Park. Next time, I’ll have to try some of the things on your recommended itinerary – especially the spa treatments!

6 di April 23, 2010 at

I am looking for a special site to visit for myself and my daughter. We try to pin point areas that we have not seen for our Mother/daughter get away. This would be a total natural setting, one that we can enjoy the many nature avenues, slow paced, and Hallmark card picture format.

We share mother/daughter moments to confirm those special places that we can call – - – OURS. Big Cedar Lodge, south of Springfield MO is one of those spots in our eyes. A place of reflection, healing, and getting back to nature.

Our daughter made it a point to make sure we (myself and my husband) went to this location as needed for regrouping and medical recovery.

It worked!!!

Big Cedar is a special home away from home for us to regroup, rethink, and enjoy nature.

Thank you for your time.

7 Marble Cleaning FT.LAUDERDALE October 28, 2010 at

Start the morning with breakfast at Flapjacks and then opt for some scrapbooking time at Scrapbook Superstore!

8 Marble Polishing FT.LAUDERDALE October 28, 2010 at

If you have time, enjoy breakfast together and say a parting good-bye to your girlfriends. Have a safe trip back home!

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