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There’s nothing better than a relaxing spa weekend. Except maybe a relaxing spa weekend in the beautiful Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. When you’re looking for the perfect way to get away and enjoy some pampering, luxury and natural beauty, these Tennessee spa resorts have everything you could possibly hope for plus a whole lot more.
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The Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center is quite a sight to be seen, both indoors and out. Although it’s not located in the mountains, it is located in the heart of Nashville – one of the state’s most popular cities and does still feature plenty of natural beauty with nine acres of lush gardens, winding pathways and cascading waterfalls. There’s also several swimming pools, a whirlpool, sauna, hiking and jogging trails, and a golf course on-site. And the Delta Atrium features lots of on-site shopping, restaurants and recreation activities. But, the real treat here is the European-inspired Relache Spa. This full-service spa offers a wide variety of relaxing services including facials, massages, body wraps and scrubs, and even eye and lip treatments.
The DreamMore Resort and Spa at Dollywood was named as the #1 Best Amusement Park Hotel in 2018 by USA Today’s Reader’s Choice. Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, the resort is right in the middle of all the Dollywood attractions including the theme park, waterpark and Dolly Parton’s Stampede show. Plus, there are plenty of amenities to enjoy on-site including indoor and outdoor pools, a restaurant and lounge, a market serving Starbucks coffee, a gift shop, game room, fitness center and a camp for kids. And, the salon and spa at DreamMore offers a full line of relaxing services like massages, facials, manicures and pedicures, as well as haircuts and styles.
Although the Westgate Resort suffered a lot of damage in the Gatlinburg wildfires of 2016, they have rebuilt and are now better than ever. Villas at Westgate are decked out with all of the conveniences of home including fully equipped kitchens with appliances and cooking supplies, separate dining and living room areas, sleeper sofas, cable TV, DVD players and Wi-Fi access. You’ll also find plenty of things to do on-site including miniature golf, the Flying Bear Zipline, Wild Bear Falls – a 60,000 square foot indoor waterpark, and Serenity Spa by Westgate – an award-winning spa with a fitness center and variety of relaxing face and body treatments.
Blackberry Farm is also located in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains and is situated on a sprawling 4,200-acre pastoral estate. It’s recognized as one of the top properties in the world, thanks to its natural beauty and variety of relaxing and luxurious activities. While at the farm, you can participate in a cooking demonstration, a whiskey or wine tasting, take a self-guided tour of the herb garden, have a massage or facial at the spa, take a fitness course, a guided hike or a private tennis lesson. But, that’s just the beginning. You can also learn to cultivate mindfulness through watercolor painting or journaling and even have a nutrition consultation.
Situated just outside of Gatlinburg, in Sevierville, the Oak Haven Resort and Spa features luxurious log cabin rentals right outside of the Smoky Mountain National Park. Accommodations range from one bedroom cabins all the way up to seven bedroom private lodges, with some even featuring glassed-in game rooms with pool tables, arcade games and pub tables. There’s also lots for guests to enjoy on-site including a pool, fitness room, a lake for fishing, walking trails, a picnic area with fire pits and the Oak Haven Spa, where guests receive discounts and special rates on their treatments like the signature ice cream pedicure!
The RiverStone Resort and Spa offers comfortable and spacious condominium rentals right in the heart of Pigeon Forge. Whether you need a single bedroom unit or a large, four bedroom condo, there’s something for every need. The condos feature large televisions, full kitchens with stainless steel appliances, free Wi-Fi, washer/dryers and balconies that overlook the golf course or the river. At the RiverStone Spa, guests can relax with massages, facials, nail treatments and body treatments or get all fixed up for a night out with their waxing and make-up services.