Grab your best pals and plan your ultimate girlfriends getaway to Pigeon Forge! Enjoy shows, delicious food, wineries, spas and shopping, Pigeon Forge has it all. Not only is Pigeon Forge reason enough to travel this way with your best girlfriends, but the views that the Great Smoky Mountains National Park have to offer, like stunning and incredibly picturesque backdrops, make for a memorable time away. Leave the fast-paced living behind and simply relax in our part of the country. There are ample opportunities to let your hair down and enjoy both the indoors and outdoors this Fall. I think you all will have such a great girlfriends getaway in Pigeon Forge, that it will become a tradition. A tradition built on one of the things we value the most-true friendship that offers a shoulder to cry on, people to cut up with and share the many memorable parts of our lives with.

When you are on vacation, you want a comfortable place to stay. Bear Crossing is one of the best kept secrets when it comes to a trip with friends. Located on Jake Thomas Road, just beside the LeConte Convention Center, our two and three bedroom condos sit along the Little Pigeon River. Sitting just a block off the main Parkway, Bear Crossing is close to all the best places that Pigeon Forge has to offer like the Dixie Stampede, the Island and the Old Mill District. Our condos offer a Private Balcony that overlooks the river, giving you a place to have your morning coffee or play a board game after a busy day in town. 

All the bedrooms are king size and offer a lot of space for all your luggage, shopping bags etc. You will find a Full Kitchen in all the Bear Crossing Condos as well. They are fully stocked with anything you may need if you choose to stay in and cook a home-cooked meal and just relax in front of the TV, watching a chick flick or your favorite football team. Other condo amenities include a Seasonal Gas Fireplace, Washer/Dryer, WiFi, Full Bathrooms, Dining Area and a Spacious Living Room. Not only are the condos full of many amenities to make your trip as comfortable as possible, but Bear Crossing has an on-site office where you can find a friendly face to help you plan your best vacation yet! 

Now that we have found you a place to spend your girlfriends getaway in Pigeon Forge, let us talk about shopping! You simply cannot go on a girlfriends getaway without doing a bit of shopping. Tanger Outlet is located in Sevierville, which is about 15 minutes from Bear Crossing, and has over 150 shops. Shops that range from children’s apparel, accessories, jewelry, adult apparel, shoes and makeup. It is built for the prime shoppers experience and is nicely laid out in a manner in which you can park anywhere and slowly make your way around. Everyone likes to stop for a snack or lunch while shopping and there are numerous options like the Chop House, Subway, Starbucks Coffee and Ben & Jerry’s.

Not only is Tanger a great place to do some shopping, but there are several local boutiques that we locals like to go to often. It is one of our best kept secrets honestly, but we ladies must share where the best finds are so…here you go! Baak Boutique is located in Sevierville and offers fashionable and affordable apparel, jewelry, accessories and shoes. In fact, I was just there a day ago and purchased some tunics and fall booties. April, the owner, is sweet as she can be and offers good suggestions if you need some help pairing items up. To take a look at what Baak Boutique offers or where they are located, visit their website. Not far from Baak, you can find Loralei’s. Specializing in fashionable trends, this local boutique is a great place to find that perfect necklace, top or boots.  Another great local boutique is Sweetbriar. They are located right off Winfield Dunn Parkway and also offer some great finds! This would be an easy one to visit on your way into town or as you are leaving as it is not far from the interstate.

You simply cannot plan a girlfriends getaway to Pigeon Forge without setting some time aside for some pampering. There is no better place to do that than Smoky Mountain Salon and Spa. They offer a full range of services that include cuts, color, styling, makeup, manicures, pedicures, skin care and body treatments. After you get your girlfriends getaway to Pigeon Forge planned, be sure to give them a call and book some services!

Now that you have done some shopping and pampered yourself, it is time to venture out into town and enjoy the many wonderful activities there are throughout Pigeon Forge. As a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, there are numerous shows that show the country heritage of these parts. Shows like Country Tonite, Smith Family Morning Variety Show and the Comedy Barn. One thing that is certainly not in shortage in town is entertainment, so even if the above mentioned do not sound like something you and your friends would enjoy, I am sure you all would enjoy visiting the Titanic Museum, Alcatraz East Museum, Smoky Mountain Opry and many more. After all, all these Pigeon Forge shows are about laughter, fun and clean entertainment! 

As I mentioned earlier, Pigeon Forge is a gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You simply must visit the Park while you are in town. Even if you and your girlfriends are not what most would call “outdoorsy,” there are numerous simple hikes that are short and easy where you all can not only enjoy the scenic views, but also enjoy making memories that you all will look back on for many years to come. One of my personal favorites is Laurel Falls. Laurel Falls is a paved trail that is 2.3 miles round-trip. As one of the more popular trails within the National Park, I would suggest you get to the parking area early in the morning as it can get quite crowded as the day progresses. The waterfall itself is 80 foot high and is simply amazing to see. Think of the many group photos you all can take!

There is nothing like going through life with true friends and it is always nice to get together and just “be yourselves” with one another as you do not think about all the craziness of life. People travel to this area throughout the entire year to get back to what is important and simply have fun with loved ones. It is popular for many reasons and offers such a variety of activities. Activities that you and your best gals could be enjoying very soon. So, what are you waiting for? Plan a Girlfriends Getaway to Pigeon Forge and enjoy a luxury condo at Bear Crossing, shopping, entertainment, pampering and some hiking.