10 Ways to Surprise Mom in Pigeon Forge this Mother’s Day


Want something to really blow your mom away with this year to show her just how much you appreciate her life (that she lovingly dedicated to you)? Sounds daunting, but thankfully Pigeon Forge, TN Cabins has some ideas to help you out! With under a month to plan, we have specials on homey cabins with peaceful views and unique surprises for your unique Wonder Woman of a mom while you are in the magical Smoky Mountains! Give her a special Mother’s Day weekend – in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee – she won’t forget.

She may be your rock, but she likes being girly! These are surprises catered to her feminine side.

Bring the Spa to Her
The Smoky Mountains is an incredibly relaxing and rejuvenating getaway, but mom will fall head over heels with a number of our cabins with indoor jetted tubs, hot tubs with mountain views, and master suites with private fireplaces. In addition to her relaxing cabin in the woods, send a massage therapist straight to her cabin door! Give her a spa treatment in the cabin with an in-cabin massage! 

A masseur caters to mom’s needs in the tranquility of your cabin, whether it’s easing tired muscles or revitalizing the mind, body, and soul. It’s just the pampering she needs! 

Shopping Trip to Tanger Outlets
Though you may not want to be dragged to another one of mom’s endless shopping trips… it’s her day and she is going to be in shopaholic’s heaven at the Tanger Outlets! Let mom pick out her own new accessories at Pandora or Coach while exploring all the top brand names and trendy stores! 

Pigeon Forge has even more shops and boutiques she can peruse for deals or unique souvenirs if the big-name brands aren’t really her thing. After you chase her around with her shopping bags for a while and she is perfectly happy, a nice soak in the cabin’s hot tub will massage tired feet. It’s a great end to the perfect Mother’s Day.

Visit the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
A collection of local artists in the Smokies, the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is a place to browse unique art, meet local artisans, and enjoy a relaxing and scenic day in the Great Smoky Mountains. Find photography, paintings, birdhouses, leather goods, wood carvings, jewelry, pottery, and so much more! Grab a bite at a restaurant here or head over to The Old Mill Restaurant for some pancakes and Southern favorites. 

Tour Wine Country
Your wine-loving lady is really going to dig taking a tour on the Rocky Top Wine Trail! Across 6 locations from Sevierville to Gatlinburg, mom will be treated to tastings of flavorful local wines and tours of the wineries. Another great free Mother’s Day gift: you are the official designated driver for the day! After a tour, enjoy a delicious brunch at a local restaurant! 

If your mom is cool with getting her hands a little dirty or taking a ride on the wilder side of life, she is going to love these adventurous ideas. 

A Day of Ziplining and Whitewater Rafting
Your outdoorswoman is going to be so stoked when you present her with a whitewater rafting and zipline package with Smoky Mountain Outdoors! She’ll tour all the beauty of the Smoky Mountains by air and water as she flies along 2 ½ hours of ziplines through the forest and splashes down the Class III and IV rapids of the Pigeon River for an exciting day she won’t soon forget!

Hiking and a Picnic on Andrews Bald
Moms who want to experience the lush forestry of the Smokies and incredible scenery will be swept away with a short hike to Andrews Bald. Her heart may skip a beat when you arrive in the sweeping mountain plains filled with wildflowers. Find a good spot with miles of mountain views surrounding you to enjoy a picnic lunch or a dreamy nap. It’s a cheap gift, but the shared experience of discovering such natural beauty will have her really feeling loved and inspired.

Bike Cades Cove
This is another budget-friendly gift that packs a whole lot of breathtaking views. Bikes and helmets are available for rent in Cades Cove for only $7.50 per hour, and it just so happens that the Saturday before Mother’s Day, the 11-mile Loop Road is closed to vehicle traffic before 10 a.m.! She will love the gorgeous grassy valley filled with wildlife, flowers, and historic cabins for a dreamy bike ride surrounded by majestic mountains. Of course, there are many more great hikes and bike trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, so take mom out and explore! 

Ride Roller Coasters at Dollywood
She’ll be throwing her hands in the air on exciting rides at Dollywood! Strap in for fun roller coasters, let her feel like a kid again playing carnival games and winning prizes, and take breaks for some hearty Southern food! Dollywood also has great events throughout the year, lots of gift shops with home decor and more, and live music – including musicals that will take her back in time! There’s a reason this is a top pick in the Pigeon Forge area. Is she a Dolly Parton fan? That’s just a bonus! 

For the mom whose kids may have grown up but she still lives young at heart, enjoy a day of youthful fun on the Parkway! Younger kids will love participating in mom’s gift, too! Share laughs and make memories treating her to all the corny entertainment she loves.

Ferris Wheel Rides
Take her back to her youth when the local fair would roll into town with a visit to The Island in Pigeon Forge. In the evening, the neon lights brighten the starry sky. Ride to the top of the magical Great Smoky Mountain Wheel where she can see views of the entire city and the surrounding mountains. 

Grab a rocking chair by the water, because the fountains come to life with music and lights for a show like she’s never seen before! Candy and fudge shops will curb her sweet tooth cravings after a savory Southern cuisine in Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen, or she can grab a drink at Margaritaville. For even more sweet treats, head to downtown Gatlinburg! 

Hair-Raising Scares
From eerie stories along the Ghost and Haunt Tour of Gatlinburg to touring the not-so-empty abandoned Mysterious Mansion, if mom is always trying to jump-scare everyone else…well, it’s her turn! Get her adrenaline going and keep her on her toes while you work to escape the Gatlinburg Mysterious Mansion at the dead end of a cobblestone street. 

Watch out, though; she may join the mansion’s family and pull some trickery, too. Once the sun goes down, treat mom to ominous tales and local lore along a Ghost and Haunt Tour, where she will hear hair-raising stories and use her own paranormal hunting gear! All her Ghostbuster fantasies have finally been fulfilled.

Gut-Busting Laughs
Treat mom to dinner with multiple savory courses and extra laughs! Join the never-ending saga of the feuding families at the Hatfield and McCoy’s Dinner Show, or watch endless silly mishaps in the Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery Show. Both shows promise delicious Southern grub and knee-slapping laughter mom will whole-heartedly enjoy as she cracks up at every corny joke.

Don’t wait too long to book your cabin rental! Didn’t mom teach you not to procrastinate? Give her a gift she deserves as the hardest-working woman in your life with a divine Pigeon Forge cabin stay in the beautiful Smoky Mountains.