Mother’s Day in Pigeon Forge: A Special Guide

Mom does it all and, on Mother’s Day, she deserves a little extra pampering. This is easy to provide when you spend Mother’s Day in Pigeon Forge, where a variety of restaurants and attractions go all out for this special occasion.

Whether you’re in town for a day, a weekend, or a full-blown vacation, you will have no trouble showing Mom you care. Add these favorites to your Mother’s Day itinerary and get ready for a Mom-centered celebration like no other.

Take Mom Out for a Delicious Brunch

Skip the ‘typical’ breakfast and opt for a much better alternative. A delicious brunch complete with sweet and savory dishes, not to mention a few mimosas or a delectable Bloody Mary.

Breakfast is a big deal in Pigeon Forge and, while not every location will provide Mom an endless supply of mimosas through the afternoon, there are still plenty of amazing restaurants that will serve her in style.

When in doubt, hit up these favorites:

The Appalachian
Going above and beyond for Mother’s Day, this popular restaurant offers an exclusive brunch that is not to be missed. If Mom is a foodie, she will definitely appreciate this farm-to-table experience. There are plenty of enticing options on the brunch menu, including everything from bananas foster and biscuits and gravy to a hearty brunch burger. Thematic drinks like the Mammamosa and the Mother May I are sure to bring a smile to Mom’s face. 

Brick and Spoon
Don’t discount chain restaurants as you look for the ideal Pigeon Forge brunch experience. After all, Brick and Spoon provides one of the most appealing brunch menus in the Pigeon Forge area. Known for its tasty mimosa flights and drool-worthy beignets, this is a great place to go when seeking that tricky balance between brunching with kids, but also letting Mom indulge. 

Elvira’s Cafe
If you are willing to take the short trip to Sevierville, head for a legendary brunch at Elvira’s Cafe. Brunch is a weekly staple, but the cafe does it up for Mother’s Day for chicken and waffles or honey-baked ham. All mothers who attend this brunch extravaganza will leave with a special gift.

Enjoy a Shopping Extravaganza

Whether the VIM (very important Mom) in your life needs a new purse, scented candles, or a trendy outfit, she will be excited to splurge on all the best products at Pigeon Forge’s top shopping destinations. If she’s all about scoring a great deal, nothing compares to the Pigeon Forge Factory Outlet Mall. Otherwise, the Shops of Pigeon Forge have plenty of excellent retail locations, ranging from Burlington to Kitchen Collection.

If you’re willing to travel a bit, you’ll find even more shops at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville — this is widely regarded as one of the region’s finest shopping destinations. Otherwise, if Mom wants to hit a few stores but also enjoy a great meal or other forms of entertainment, there’s no match for The Island and, of course, the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel

Spend a Delightful Day at Dollywood

At first glance, roller coasters might not seem like Mom’s first choice — but there’s something truly special about Dollywood and, if the mom in your life adores country or bluegrass music, this could be the makings of a truly memorable Mother’s Day.

The key, of course, is to make your Dollywood visit all about Mom. This might mean enlisting some help from loved ones to ensure that Mom has plenty of time to hit Dollywood’s best shopping destinations or take in the amazing musical performances. Don’t forget to treat her to the iconic cinnamon bread at the Grist Mill.

Mother’s Day is also the perfect time to visit Dollywood because it arrives during the beloved Flower and Food Festival. Featuring stunning blossoms and plenty of delectable bites, this extravaganza should provide plenty of opportunities for Mom to pose for lovely pictures with her family. Splurge on a tasting pass so she can discover all of Dollywood’s finest flavors. 

Send Mom to the Spa

Perhaps Mom needs some time for relaxation and rejuvenation. Thankfully, there are plenty of excellent options in and around Pigeon Forge — and, if you plan ahead, you can treat Mom to a blissful massage or even a manicure.

When in doubt, check out these local favorites:

The Spa at RiverStone
Get a babysitter and enjoy an amazing Mother’s Day date. A couples’ massage at one of the area’s most beloved spa locations. The Spa at RiverStone has a strong reputation and a peaceful ambiance. If Mom prefers to hit the spa on her own, let her indulge with the RiverStone package, which includes a massage, facial, and pedicure.

St. Somewhere Spa Margaritaville
Treat mom to an upscale spa experience at St. Somewhere. This represents the ultimate escape, complete with rain showers and plenty of wonderful treatments. As Mom sets foot in this remarkable oasis, she can even enjoy a complimentary wine or a seasonal cocktail. 

Pigeon Forge is Mom’s dream come true. A whimsical and beautiful town with lots to do and many ways to relax. This is the ultimate destination for honoring the moms in your life while also enjoying quality time with loved ones. Plan a spectacular Mother’s Day getaway and get ready to make meaningful memories that Mom will treasure for years to come.