5 Reasons to Take a Guys Trip to Gatlinburg

Published Oct 18, 2021

Guys and Gatlinburg go together like beer and pretzels. Or maybe more like moonshine and Moon Pies--two very Gatlinburg treats! Plan a guys-only trip to a mountain cabin close to the action.

1. Tour a Moonshine Distillery

No more illegal stills--moonshine is legit in Tennessee. Ole Smoky Moonshine Distillery’s Behind the Still tour gives you a distillery tour plus a 30-minute private tasting. Sugarlands Distilling Co. offers a Blended Cocktails Tour including a private tour followed by two unique cocktails. Contact Sugarlands about their Distiller for a Day and Meet the Distiller workshops, too.

2. Eat and Sample Craft Beers at a Brewery

At Smoky Mountain Brewery, watch football, listen to live music, and eat fantastic food like juicy burgers, spicy wings, and pizzas. Best of all, try this brewery’s own beers including seasonal brews only available here in Gatlinburg. Gatlinburg Brewing Company features craft pizzas with its local craft beers, so stop in and taste the new fall brews--the beer list is always changing so you can try something different every time you come.

3. Dare to Try the Highest Ziplines

Two hours, five ziplines, speeds of up to 55 miles per hour in midair. Some zips at a staggering 475 feet above the ground--the highest ziplines in the Smokies. Welcome to the Goliath Zip Line at Foxfire Mountain Adventure Park. If you can’t get enough ziplining adventures, check out Legacy Mountain Premier Ziplines’ tree canopy tour and the mountaintop or treetop ziplines at ClimbWorks.

4. Rent a Jeep and Drive the Smokies

Get a Jeep or UTV from Smoky Mountain Adventure Rides, or Rocky Top Adventure Rentals, and head out into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Whether you choose Newfound Gap Road at nearly a mile high, or Roaring Fork Motor Nature Trail, you’ll get amazing views. For a challenge, try the Tail of the Dragon, a legendary road with 318 curves packed into 11 miles!

5. Hit the Slopes in Winter, Hit the River in Summer

Tennessee has one ski resort, and Gatlinburg’s got it. Ober Mountain features skiing, snowboarding, and much more, all just minutes from downtown Gatlinburg. It’s open all year round, too, with amusement park rides, mini-golf, a wildlife encounter, and of course good eats.

If you’re on a guys’ trip in summer, book a whitewater rafting adventure your friends won’t ever forget (or forgive, if they end up soaked!). Rafting in the Smokies is one of several outfitters running rafting trips much of the year, for everyone from novices to experienced rafters!

The guys can come home to a rental cabin to play pool or just relax after a busy day. Reserve your guys’ trip cabin today.

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