Smoky Mountains, Tennessee Spring 2025 Trip - Beatrice Bradley

mountain top views in the smokys

Spring flowers, pink jeep tour, black bears, private chef, dollywood

Trip Status: 

Single Occupancy – $3,598

Triple Occupancy – $2,690   

Dates: May 14-18, 2025

5 Days / 4 Nights

Location: Gatlinburg, TN

Airport: Knoxville Airport

Accommodations: Private Lodge in The Smokey’s 

Group Size: 14-17 Guests

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2 Fabulous BB Hosts

Karen & Connie & Karla

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Stay in our OWN PRIVATE LODGE overlooking the Smoky Mountains during the Spring Flowers and Food Festival

Every Beatrice Bradley trip is crafted to maximize the experiences had during the trip.
The itineraries are specially made to allow time for engaging in conversation and having belly laughs with a new friend. We hope that the activities and experiences may allow you to come out of your comfort zone and to try new or unique things.
These trips are made to replicate a ‘friends get-away trip’. 

The Lodge

Day One: Arrival Day

Fly into Knoxville Airport

  • Take in the Mountain views as you drive up to our Private, Mountain top Lodge with views of the Smoky’s as far as your eye can see


Day Two: Serenity and Splendor at Anakeesta and Gatlinburg + Private Chef Dinner

Awaken to the serene beauty of the Smoky Mountains as the first light of day gently bathes the landscape in a warm, golden glow. Enjoy this tranquil moment with a freshly brewed cup of coffee on the deck, taking in the majestic sunrise. After a delightful breakfast prepared by our hosts, gear up for a day filled with wonder and discovery at Anakeesta.

Anakeesta – A Mountain Haven Your journey to Anakeesta begins with a scenic chairlift ride, whisking you up to a magical mountaintop world. As you ascend, each moment elevates you further above the bustling life below, offering a spectacular aerial perspective of Gatlinburg and the surrounding peaks. Anakeesta itself is a treasure nestled in the Smokies, offering not just stunning views but a rich tapestry of attractions. Stroll through the lush gardens, walk high among the treetops, and maybe even challenge yourself with some ziplining. Here, amidst the natural beauty, you’ll enjoy a delicious lunch with vistas that span across the mountain range, providing a dining experience like no other.

After descending from the mountain paradise, immerse yourself in the charm of downtown Gatlinburg. Take a leisurely stroll through the bustling streets, dive into local culture with unique shopping opportunities, and perhaps taste the spirited legacy of the area with some authentic moonshine sampling.

Culinary Finale: A Private Chef’s 4-Course Meal As the day winds down, a brief drive takes us back to our cozy retreat where you can freshen up and relax before the evening’s highlight. Tonight, you are invited to an exclusive dining experience—a private, chef-prepared 4-course meal. This culinary adventure will showcase the best of local ingredients and gourmet creativity, crafted just for our group. Each course is designed to complement the next, culminating in a harmonious blend of flavors that celebrate the regional cuisine in an intimate setting.


  • Sunrise Over the Smokies: Begin your day with breathtaking views from the deck.
  • Scenic Chairlift to Anakeesta: Ascend to the mountaintop for a day of exploration and stunning landscapes.
  • Lunch with a View: Savor a meal at Anakeesta, paired with panoramic mountain views.
  • Explore Gatlinburg: Wander through the quaint streets, enjoying local shops and moonshine tastings.
  • Exclusive 4-Course Dinner: Relish a gourmet dinner prepared by a private chef, tailored to enhance your Smoky Mountain experience.


Day Three: Newfoundland Gap Pink Jeep Tour & Exploration of Pigeon Forge

Rise and shine for a day of exploration and excitement in the heart of the Smoky Mountains. After a hearty breakfast, prepare for an exhilarating journey aboard an iconic open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler. Departing from Pigeon Forge, TN, this day promises adventure, breathtaking scenery, and a deep dive into the natural history of this rich landscape.

As your Pink Jeep climbs 3,000 feet along paved roads, the diverse forests envelop you with a tapestry of scents and colors. Reaching Newfound Gap, nearly a mile above sea level, you are met with views that stretch endlessly across the horizon. Here, amidst the backdrop of the mighty Appalachian Trail and the historic Rockefeller Memorial, you’ll experience the same vistas that inspired President Franklin D. Roosevelt to dedicate these mountains as a national park in 1940. Each season here paints a unique portrait, from the vibrant wildflowers of spring to the lush greens of summer and the fiery hues of autumn.

Thrilling 4×4 Off-Road Experience The adventure peaks with a heart-pounding 4×4 off-road experience. Navigate through private lands under the guidance of your expertly trained adventure tour guide. This thrilling ride will have you gripping your seat as you maneuver through rugged trails, offering a unique perspective of the Smokies’ wild beauty.

Before you know it, you’ll find yourself back in Pigeon Forge, filled with unforgettable memories and photos that capture the essence of your journey.


  • Depart from Pigeon Forge: Start your adventure in an open-air Pink Jeep® Wrangler.
  • Learn and Explore: Discover the history of the local towns and take a guided interpretive walk.
  • Ascend Newfound Gap: Experience breathtaking views and historical sites at nearly one mile above sea level.
  • 4×4 Off-Road Thrill: Conclude with a dynamic off-road ride through private mountain trails.
  • Photographic Memories: Frequent stops for photo opportunities to capture the stunning scenery and wildflowers.


Day Four: Beloved Dollywood & Dollywood’s Dinner Show

As the sun casts its early rays over the Smoky Mountains, our morning begins at a leisurely pace, filled with the aroma of freshly brewed coffee and a selection of delightful pastries. After a relaxing start, it’s time to immerse yourself in the charm and excitement of one of the most beloved attractions in the Smokies—Dollywood.

From the moment you step through the gates, you’re swept into a world where thrilling rides, enchanting shows, and the beauty of the Smoky Mountains blend seamlessly. This isn’t just any day at the park; it’s the day you explore Dollywood’s renowned Flower and Food Festival. As you wander through the vibrant displays of flowers and topiaries, each turn offers a new visual feast, accompanied by the mouth-watering scents of seasonal foods crafted by Dollywood’s culinary experts.

After we walk around Dollywood we’ll head over to one of the park’s signature experiences—Dollywood’s Stampede Dinner Show. Here, you’ll be treated to a spectacle of sights and sounds. Watch in awe as skilled riders perform stunts with their horses, and marvel at the dazzling display of costumes and choreography, all while enjoying a sumptuous southern dinner that’s as hearty as it is delicious.

It’s a day to let loose, laugh, and create memories that will last a lifetime, all set against the backdrop of Dollywood’s heartwarming charm.

  • Leisurely Morning: Start the day with a relaxed morning at the lodge, enjoying coffee and pastries.
  • Dollywood’s Flower and Food Festival: Experience the beauty of elaborate flower arrangements and enjoy gourmet festival foods.
  • Thrilling Rides and Attractions: Take on the excitement of Dollywood’s famous rides and attractions at your own pace.
  • Stampede Dinner Show: End the day with an exhilarating dinner show featuring horse riding stunts, special effects, and a hearty meal.


Day Five: Departure Day

Must depart after 12:00 PM – It takes an hour from Lodge to Airport, departing lodge at 8 AM and 10 AM

Flight Details

Airport Pick Up is included when arriving at the designated airport within the specified pick up window.

Arrival Airport: Knoxville Airport
Arrival Date: May 14,  2025
Pick Up Times: Please Arrive between 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM – You may arrive earlier, however our group transfer won’t be until late morning.

Departure Airport: Knoxville Airport
Departure Date:  May 18, 2025
Drop off Times: Must depart after 12:00 PM – It takes an hour from Lodge to Airport, departing lodge at 8 AM and 10 AM


Experience All-Inclusive Travel with Beatrice Bradley

At Beatrice Bradley, we pride ourselves on delivering exceptional, all-inclusive travel experiences with absolutely no hidden fees. From the moment you step off the plane to the moment we bid you farewell, every detail is taken care of. Our goal is to provide a completely hassle-free experience, allowing you to focus solely on enjoying your journey and creating lasting friendships.

Here’s What Our All-Inclusive Experience Includes:
  • Airport Group Transfers: Seamless airport pickups and drop-offs by our friendly hosts, ensuring a smooth start and end to your adventure.
  • Dedicated BB Hostess: Travel with peace of mind knowing a dedicated Beatrice Bradley hostess will be with you throughout the trip, ensuring every aspect of your journey is unforgettable.
  • Full Dining: Enjoy all meals carefully selected to reflect the local cuisine, inclusive of all tips. Whether it’s a quick breakfast or a sumptuous dinner, we’ve got it all covered.
  • Unique Accommodations: Stay in boutique hotels or unique properties that are handpicked for their charm and comfort, providing an authentic and intimate experience.
  • Curated Activities: We find the BEST of the best tours. Making the absolute most out of our time.
  • Included Gratuities: Tips for tour guides and transportation are all taken care of. We ensure that those who make your trip special are rewarded, without you needing to worry about the details.
  • Transportation: All transportation during the experience.
  • You won’t see “Free Days” on our itineraries: Our trips are made for a balanced experience. We carve out time to bond, laugh, shop and explore but we will never just send you out on your own and say “good luck” we do everything together or smaller group breakouts.

With Beatrice Bradley, every detail is meticulously planned to ensure you have a memorable and carefree travel experience. Join us and discover the joy of true hassle-free travel!

Please Read before Booking

Triple Occupancy

You will be staying in a Bunk Room (lower bunks only) that have 3 King or Queen beds / 1 bathroom per room. You must be able to get in, and out of, a lower style bed with a ledge. Not recommended for women that have mobility limitations. Bunk Room is located on lower walk-out level and must be able to do stairs.

Single Occupancy

You will be staying in a private room with a King bed and private bathroom. Must be able to do stairs – half the rooms are on a walkout lower level. 

Flexible pay-as-you-go payment plan

How it Works:

Step 1 Choose Payment Plan (available with credit card and ACH payment options)
Step 2 Your $250 Deposit will be processed within 2 business days
Step 3 When you are ready to make a payment, click the “Review and Pay” button on your invoice
Step 4 Once clicked, in the top left of the invoice, next to the amount, you will see “Edit Amount.” Here you will be able to enter the amount you would like to pay
Step 5 Full amount needs to be paid by 60 days prior to the trip. *If there is a remaining balance at 60 days prior to the trip then an automatic payment for the remaining amount will be charged.

Activity Level – Moderate

There will be city walking – must be able to walk on a sidewalk for 0.5 Miles. Getting in and out of a Pink Jeep. Stairs. Optional Chairlift

It is your responsibly to fully read and understand the physical abilities that correlate to this Beatrice Bradley Experience. Difficulty level of activity is subject to individual interpretation so it is extremely important that you read the itinerary and reach out if you have concerns or questions.

If you have questions about the specifics of the physical activity during this trip, please give us a call at 763-784-8291

Role of a Beatrice bradley hostess

Beatrice Bradley is an Experience Company not a Tour Company.  The role of a Beatrice Bradley Host is to be warm and welcoming. To relate and connect. To have attention to details. And to manage the behind-the-scenes magic so your experience is one-of-a-kind. They are not local experts nor are they tour guides. We hire local experts, guides, and historians as each location warrants. They are expert hosts and manage the camaraderie and logistics of the experience. Our goal is that your hostess will make you feel welcomed, comfortable, and that you will walk away with new & lasting friendships made during an unforgettable experience.