Posted by Leif Palmer in Events
She lied to you. Sure, moms all say they "don't need anything for Mother's Day," but what they really want is to be delighted and surprised. She spends every minute worried about the comfort of others, and she deserves one weekend that's all about her. Flowers and candy and maybe dinner out are all appreciated, but why not give mom a big thank you with a weekend away?
Flowers are a tried-and-true Mother's Day gift, but this year, give mom a chance to enjoy miles of flowers and wildlife in the Great Smoky Mountains. Springtime finds the mountains blanketed in vibrant shades of green with pretty pastel wildflowers everywhere.
Hundreds of miles of trails cater to every skill level, each one a beautiful escape from the day-to-day. Spend the day wandering among the trees listening to the birds sing, or sitting near a chattering creek and watching the fish sparkle in the sun. For nature lovers, a day spent in the Great Smoky Mountains is a truly delightful experience.
Even better, choose a secluded cabin in the woods as your home away from home. With complete privacy and the stunning beauty of the mountains just outside her door, mom will have plenty of opportunities to enjoy the scenery while taking a break from her busy schedule.
There's more than wildlife to be seen in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With some of the best shopping available in the South, mom is sure to find plenty of treasures to take home with her. Fashionistas will love the bargains to be found in area outlet malls, and the arts and crafts community offers an endless array of one-of-a-kind keepsakes for everyone. An afternoon spent window shopping in downtown Gatlinburg or exploring the charming shops of area artists is a delightful diversion for busy moms, and one she'll remember for years.
After a day of exploring, mom will appreciate a little down time, and there's no better way than with an in-room massage. Start off with a gourmet meal delivered right to her cabin and followed up with a delectable dessert. After dinner, scented candles set the mood for an evening of total relaxation at the hands of a talented masseuse.
Show mom just how much she means to you this Mother's Day, with a fun getaway to the Great Smoky Mountains. A weekend spent in a private cabin in the woods with a bit of retail therapy thrown in, and she'll return relaxed and rejuvenated, knowing that her family truly appreciates all that she does.
About Leif Palmer
Leif Palmer loves residing in the Smoky Mountains. He is an avid outdoorsman: rowing for exercise on the lake, trail hiking, and free climbing rocks in the mountains. He indulges his arty side by periodically beating up pieces of marble by sculpting. He is always frustrated by his inability to sink long putts, and hates his curly hair (but his wife loves it). Leif has been known to muster enough courage to change a diaper, and hopes his son will become a chip off the old block.