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Girlfriends’ getaways that inspire growth in Sevierville, Tennessee

Pack your bags, grab your best friends, and head to Sevierville—yes, Dolly Parton’s hometown in Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains!—for a girlfriends’ getaway that’s fun and a genuine confidence booster. Here are just a few ways that you and your gal pals can leave feeling better than you did upon arrival.



Get a style makeover by Donna Roland of Faithfully Fashionable for an ego-boosting custom wardrobe that suits your lifestyle while flattering your skin tone, body shape, frame size, and personality. Transformative individual and girlfriends’ party consultations are available. Revamp your look with a new hairdo, lash tint, or makeover at Wanderlust Salon and Spa in historic downtown Sevierville. Massages and facials are pampering options sure to elevate your mood, too. Try a new hue with a mani/pedi at The Spa at Oak Haven. The service menu also presents an array of massages, facials, and waxes—pick your favorite treatment or plan a refreshing combination of options for a day-long retreat with your friends.



Tackle a high-intensity physical challenge for an endorphin-pumping rush that boosts your mood, memory, energy levels, and sense of well-being. Zip-line through the trees at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park where the 150-acres of challenges include the five-line Goliath course—the highest, longest, and fastest zip-line in the Smokies! Soar over the water with AquaFlight Smoky Mountains, a new thrill ride that thrusts a flyboard into the air with waterjets. Go off-roading on an ATV with Bluff Mountain Adventures, exploring a rugged 6,000 acres. Battle ten different Class III and IV rapids on a six-mile whitewater paddle of the Upper Section of the Pigeon River with Big Creek Expeditions.

Be brave and triumph over fear on a heart-pumping adventure. Soar in a helicopter up to 1,200 feet over our mountainous landscape with Scenic Helicopter Tours. Go skydiving with Skydive East Tennessee, the state’s No. 1 skydiving center. Venture under the earth’s surface at Forbidden Caverns to see spectacular formations including the nation’s largest known wall of rare cave onyx. Fly over the mountains in a 1927 Waco Model 10 Straightwing biplane with Sky High Air Tours.



Meet or beat your daily step count goal for a positive impact on your health and fitness goals while enjoying productive social time with your girlfriends. Walk Sevierville’s Greenways, a network of more than 12 miles of paved, lighted paths maintained by the City of Sevierville Parks & Recreation Department that vary in length from a half-mile to just over two miles. Stroll Downtown Sevierville to see murals, historic sites, and a bronze statue of hometown heroine Dolly Parton on the courthouse lawn.

Shop with your pals and lean on their opinions to buy what flatters you most. Find your perfect fit at Tanger Outlets Sevierville, Tennessee’s largest authentic outlet center with more than 100 brand-name stores selling designer clothing, shoes, accessories and more at discount prices up to 70% off retail. You can also jazz up your wardrobe at unique boutiques like Beyond 436 which stocks stylish clothing and purses, BAAK Boutique known for its trendy women’s fashion, and Loralei’s where you’ll find a curated selection of jewelry and clothing.


Ramp up your skills with some targeted classes. Uncle Hank’s Knives offers hands-on knife-making lessons. Scrapbook Superstore sells scrapbook supplies plus offers in-store class projects. The Cherry Pit is a quilter’s haven that hosts classes throughout the year during which you’ll complete a featured project. KaTom Restaurant Supply offers cooking demonstrations led by local and regional professional chefs in its on-site kitchen. Art Studio of the Smokies hosts painting parties so you and your pals can create original works of art. The Axe House Sevierville can help you learn how to throw axes from safety instructors who make it look easy.

Hone your palate with guided tastings hosted by local wine and spirit producers. Sip Italian-style wines made using Tennessee grapes at Hillside Winery, sweet dessert wines at Apple Barn Winery, or craft spirits at Old Tennessee Distilling Co., Tennessee Shine Company, or Tennessee Legend.

Connect with your friends and nature exploring the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the No. 1 most visited national park in the U.S. The park offers various options to hike trails, climb observation towers, photograph waterfalls, and/or drive to lookout points with spectacular views.

Strengthen your bonds of friendship by staying in shared accommodations at Central Hotel in the heart of historic downtown Sevierville where each stunning two- and three-bedroom suite has space to sprawl out with a full kitchen, seating area with fireplace, and other amenities. Or check into a cabin that offers whatever space you need, from one to seven bedrooms. Choose a cabin with amenities that suit your collective fancies, whether that’s soaking in a jetted hot tub, playing a game of pool on crisp felt, relaxing in front of an indoor fireplace or outdoor fire pit, rocking in chairs under starry skies, or cooking a feast in a gourmet kitchen. In addition to happy memories, you’ll return home from Sevierville with a fresh outlook!


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