Located southeast of Knoxville, Gatlinburg is a mountain resort city with a population of under 10,000. Famous for its Great Smoky Mountains National Park and nearby dramatic sweeping landscapes, Gatlinburg is the perfect getaway to host intimate celebrations such as your very own bachelor party. The place is less crowded but definitely filled with different sorts of adventures.
You and your mates can start the bachelor bash by skiing at the Ober Gatlinburg, the state’s only ski resort, and end the day at any of the rustic taverns. On other occasions, you may even consider doing group wildlife adventures. So, check out this list to learn about amazing bachelor party ideas at Gatlinburg, Tenessee, and see how exactly you can answer the mountain’s call for adventure.
1. Paddle against whitewaters with Rafting in the Smokies
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When two to three mates are gathered in a bachelor party, there will always be room for another adrenaline-pumping activity. And what better way to achieve your dream bachelor adventure party than to book a whitewater rafting package with Gatlinburg’s Rafting in the Smokies? Your group will be accompanied by a friendly expert guide as you paddle through the 5.5-mile (8.9-kilometer) upper section of the Pigeon River. The area is famous for its thrilling whitewater rapids and beguiling surrounding sceneries, including the infamous Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountain national parks. Visitors don’t have to have prior experience to try this adventure.
Rafting in the Smokies
Address: 813 East Parkway (Hwy. 321), Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Rafting in the Smokies
Opening hours: 8am - 5pm (daily)
Price: 42 USD
2. Try Gatlinburg's treasured wines at the Sugarland Cellars
You may want to try something different besides your regular beer and spirits on your last weekend as a bachelor. In that case, visit the Sugarland Cellars, home to Gatlinburg’s treasured wines, which is open daily for free tasting. Besides its interesting rustic store, you’ll also taste intriguing sips of the elusive Cherry Kee made from dark cherries. Then, there’s the bestselling loganberries wine Elkmont and the traditional 1802 Dry Red for you to sample. They offer wine trails, too, so overall, this becomes a fancy cultural experience for you and your friends.
Address: 1133 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Sugarland Cellars
Opening hours: 10am - 8pm (daily)
Are you curious about where your favorite distilled spirits come from? Join Gatlinburg’s 30-minute distillery tour, and get free tastes of various cocktails. The tour not only satisfies your physical thirst but also your curiosity about the differences among moonshine, whiskey, and other kinds of spirits. You’ll enjoy hopping from Doc Collier Moonshine Distillery to Ole Smoky Whiskey Barrelhouse, down to Sugarlands Distilling Company. If you’re short of ideas on how to spend your bachelor party mornings, participating in a guided distillery tour is a good option.
Top Rated Wine and Shine Walking Tour
Duration: 3 hours 30 minutes
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4. Bottoms up at Smoky Mountain Brewery
The noise of pubs and clubs can be overwhelming to some people. Try something unique at your bachelor party and visit Gatlinburg’s Smoky Mountain Brewery. The tour takes you through the comprehensive process of beer manufacturing, from malting down to bottling. The Smoky Mountain Brewery Tour also offers several dine-in food and drink options. On certain dates, they even hold special events like karaoke days, live team trivia contests, football viewing, and singo (an exciting game of bingo plus music). Subscribe to their mailing list to get updates.
Smoky Mountain Brewery
Address: 1004 Parkway #501, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Smoky Mountain Brewery
Opening hours: 11:30am - 1am (daily)
Besides adventures and beer, Gatlinburg has an intriguing past filled with tales of ghosts and ghouls. For under 30 USD, you will experience two hours of night adventures in some areas around the Smoky Mountain which are known for paranormal encounters. Don’t fret as you will have a well-equipped guide with you all throughout your spooky bachelor party adventure. If you want your bachelor party to be as distinctly memorable as possible, take this Ghost and Haunt Tour with your friends.
Ghost and Haunt Tour of Gatlinburg
Duration: 2 hours
6. Zip through the trees at Anakeesta
Male bonding almost always involves physical activities. At Anakeesta, you have the option to take the Dueling Zipline or the Rail Runner, both equally thrilling rides that will help you release your pre-wedding stresses. The zipline adventure is also a good option prior to all-night beer pong in the main drag. You can also take the gondola rides — a relaxing way to kill time and get some fresh air. Since you will be about 1,000 feet (305 meters) above the ground, you get to enjoy the scenic views of Gatlinburg. For more information about what to wear and bring, check out Anakeesta’s official website.
Anakeesta Dueling Zipline
Address: 576 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Anakeesta Dueling Zipline
Opening hours: 10am - 7pm (daily)
Price: 21.99 USD
7. Enjoy a relaxing play at Gatlin’s Mini Golf
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Bachelor bashes do not have to be all-alcohol or all-cholesterol laden. You must not miss out on Gatlin’s Fun Center where you can find equally fun and healthy options, such as playing golf, laser tags, and other group activities. Their Mini Golf 45-hole outdoor courses have been awarded for being the Best Attraction in Landscaping. You should see it for yourself. Plus, there are unlimited golf packages so your lot can truly enjoy and polish your swings.
Gatlin's Mini Golf
Address: Reagan Terrace Mall, 716 Parkway #219, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Gatlin’s Mini Golf
Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)
Price: 13.99 USD
8. Experience snow tubing at Ober Gatlinburg
Celebrating bachelor parties in winter can turn out quite enjoyable, too. Instead of staying indoors, you can visit Ober Gatlinburg Ski Area and Amusement Park. The facility provides a range of winter activities like snow tubing, skiing, and snowboarding. If you’re having the usual groom jitters, engaging in winter sports is an awesome way to relieve the tension and come out even more prepared for the big day. It’s also an opportune time to learn skiing (if you haven’t done so in the past) or to polish your skills.
Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing
Address:1001 Parkway Suite 2, Gatlinburg TN, 37738
Website: Ober Gatlinburg Snow Tubing
Price: 30 USD
9. Find your way out of Gatlin's Escape Room Games
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Escape room games are nerve-racking and mentally stimulating. If you’re feeling extra competitive, you can organize two rival groups. You only have an hour to escape, lest you endure the consequence agreed upon by the groups. Gatlin’s Escape Games in Reagan Terrace Mall offers three missions. You can try the popular Legend of Atlantis or the spooky Haunting of Hyde House. But then, there’s also the Moonshine Hill Hootenanny if you wish to play detective and unlock secret recipes. Background stories are provided to make the entire experience more realistic.
Gatlin's Escape Games
Address: Reagan Terrace Mall, 716 Parkway, Gatlinburg, TN 37738
Website: Gatlin’s Escape Games
Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)
Price: 32.99 USD
Bachelor parties are the perfect avenue to flex those thigh muscles for some hiking and sightseeing around the Great Smoky Mountain. You and your mates can book a tour with Cascades and Creeks of the Smokies for approximately three hours of hiking through the Appalachian mountain path. On your way, you will encounter several beautiful cascades and creeks to add to your social media feeds, as well as encounter different flora and fauna species. Your naturalist guide will help you all throughout this moderate hike. Since the tour caters to small, intimate groups, this hiking activity could certainly strengthen the bond between you and your buddies.
Overnight Backpacking in the Smokies
Duration: 1 day 6 hours
Enjoy a memorable bachelor party the Gatlinburg way
Gatlinburg, Tennessee offers you a unique bachelor party experience – rustic, intimate, and fun. This mountain resort town has several activity options that will help you unwind and enjoy, including tavern drinking sessions, whitewater rafting, brewery tours, rope courses, and even ghost hunting. Spending the last days of your bachelor life do not have to be complicated and expensive. You only need the right people to spend time with and of course, the right mountain resort town – Gatlinburg.
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