Whether she gave birth to you, raised you all your life, came into your life later, or just acts as a motherly figure to you, the person you call Mom is special to you. Diaper changes, cheering at games, cooking meals, helping with homework, offering advice…moms do it all. Moms also often put most of their focus on us – whether we’re young kids or at the “you’ll always be my baby stage.” So it’s important we take time to focus on them, especially on the one day specifically devoted to them! Mother’s Day is Sunday, May 10, 2020, so you still have a little time to plan something extra special.
We have a sweet suggestion for this Mother’s Day: a getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains! Spoil her with a home-cooked meal in the cabin’s full kitchen, flowers waiting on the table, and late-night chats as you soak in the hot tub or roast marshmallows and have drinks by the firepit. Or you can rent some fun movies (or favorites from childhood) and hang out in the theater room.
In the cabin or in downtown Pigeon Forge, we have plenty of ideas for Mother’s Day 2020!
Cabins for Mom
What a way to surprise your mom! While a cabin stay may seem like an over-the-top, unattainable gift, it can actually end up being quite affordable – especially if you split with siblings! We have budget-friendly cabins that fit the bill for most, but we also have luxury properties if you’re looking to splurge. Does Mom always have to have her pup? Check out our pet-friendly cabins, and she’ll be thrilled!
- Watch romantic comedies in the theater room
- Sip lemonade with views on the deck
- Chat while you soak in the hot tub
- Make Mother’s Day treats in the fully equipped kitchen
- Have some fun in your own rec room
- Treat Mom to a spa night in the cabin
- Surprise Mom with breakfast in bed
- Order a gift basket through Cabins for YOU and have it waiting in the cabin!
Fun with Mom in Pigeon Forge
If you can peel yourself away from the cabin, you’ll find plenty to do in downtown Pigeon Forge (and a short drive down the road in Gatlinburg and Sevierville).
A Day of Arts + Museums
Walk beneath the sharks at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, spend the day meeting the artisans in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community, step back in time at the Titanic Museum Attraction, browse the art at the Thomas Kinkade Gallery, check out the Southern Gospel Museum Hall of Fame and Museum, see the work at the Master’s Editions gallery at The Island, mix it up at the Tennessee Museum of Aviation, or take your car-loving mom to Floyd Garrett’s Muscle Car Museum.
Shopping with Mom
What mom doesn’t at least a little retail therapy. Even if she’s not a big shopper, she’ll appreciate you taking the time to research some shops she’d enjoy popping in for a bit. The Tanger Outlets in Sevierville cover whatever your mom may be into: kitchen gadgets, handbags, shoes, books, tools, food, music and movies, jewelry, gourmet foods, and more. The Village Shops in Gatlinburg are truly unique, offering an old-world feel with modern shops. She’ll also love The Old Mill for shopping and eating and The Island – where there’s no end to the fun.
A Night of Laughs
Take your mom out for plenty of laughs at one of the many dinner shows in the area! She’ll love kicking back and unwinding for some quality time – and good food.
- Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show
- Dolly Parton’s Stampede
- The Comedy Barn Theater
- Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Show
- Great Smoky Mountain Murder Mystery
If your mom is into physical activity and outdoor fun, you’ll have lots of options in the Smokies! Hit the trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take a treetop walk through Anakeesta, get your thrills on a roller coaster ride at Dollywood, drive through Cades Cove (opening back up February 29), or take a horseback ride!