Mother’s Day – May 12, 2019 – will be here before you know it, and you don’t want to get caught with nothing for Mom at the last minute! Mom’s been there for it all, and while you should show her every day how much you appreciate her, Mother’s Day is really the time to do something extra-special for her. Lucky for you, we have some awesome Mother’s Day ideas for you this year! 2019 Mother’s Day will be one to remember when you sweep her away to the Smokies!
We have cozy cabins with gorgeous mountain views and awesome amenities, cabins tucked away among the trees for a peaceful girls’ weekend with Mom, and cabins that keep you close to it all – shopping, great restaurants, dessert shops, wineries and distilleries, spas, art galleries, and feel-like-a-kid-again attractions! Whatever your mom loves, you can find it in the Smokies – and treat her to it!
Read on to check out our awesome Mother’s Day ideas and great gift ideas for Mom!
Explore the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community
Talented local artisans showcase and sell their work at this 8-mile arts and crafts loop, and Mom will love spending a day here with you! Check out handmade jewelry, leather goods, birdhouses, unique clothing, paintings and photography, handcrafted pottery, jams and jellies, and so much more!
Tour the Rocky Top Wine Trail
Made up of 5 local wineries and boasting 70+ unique wines to sample, the Rocky Top Wine Trail is a great place to spend a couple days with Mom. Enjoy FREE tours and tastings 7 days a week, stopping by Mountain Valley Vineyards, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery, Sugarland Cellars Winery, and The Mill Bridge Winery!
Pick up some sweet treats in downtown Pigeon Forge
Downtown Pigeon Forge is packed with great desserts, from fresh fudge and old-fashioned candy to chocolate-dipped strawberries and hand-pulled taffy. Need some ideas? Check out:
The Fudgery | Old Mill Candy Kitchen | Chocolate Monkey | Big Rock Candy Kitchen | Smoky Mountain Candy Makers | Sweet! | Smoky Mountain Popcorn Company | Crave Golf Club
Do some boutique shopping at The Island
Gourmet honey (Savannah Bee Company), farmhouse-style décor (Farmhouse 9110), bath products, essential oils and herbs (Blossom), monogrammed goods, hand-bottled wine (Bootleggers Winery), handbags (Bodacious Bags), unique gifts (Earthbound Trading Co)…there’s no end to the unique and lovely gifts found during a day at The Island in Pigeon Forge!
Take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel
Take a ride to the top of the 200-foot Great Smoky Mountain Wheel for awesome views of downtown Pigeon Forge and some wonderful memories with Mom this Mother’s Day 2019! You can even get a VIP Wheel experience or check out the lights at night!
Try to break out together at The Escape Game Pigeon Forge
Solve puzzles, figure out riddles, and find clues together as you attempt to break out – in under 1 hour – with Prison Break, Gold Rush, The Heist, Mission: Mars, or Classified. It’ll be a break from the typical shopping excursion – and it’s sure to be an experience you won’t forget!
Watch the talent at Paula Deen’s Lumberjack Feud
Give the mom who loves something different a fun night out at the Lumberjack Feud! You’ll enjoy 11 fun lumberjack events with talented athletes, including sawing, speed climbing, chopping, axe throwing, log rolling, and more! The interactive experience also boasts climate-controlled and padded seating – perfect for the mom who wants to be comfortable too!
Enjoy tea time at Wild Plum Tea Room
What’s better than a lovely afternoon tea with Mom? Treat your mom this Mother’s Day with Wild Plum tea, wine, hot or cold tea, coffee, vegan and gluten-free options, soups, salads, and plenty of delicious homemade offerings for a great meal together.