Dad Size Adventure in the Smoky Mountains

You know, fathers really get the raw end of the deal sometimes. After a long, hard day at the office, he has to come home and mow the yard, take out the trash and fix whatever anyone else broke that day. This vacation, show your dad how special you think he is. Send Dad off into the wild for an adventurous men’s weekend with his friends.

Wilderness Cabins

Nothing says "Smoky Mountains" like a cabin in the woods. Although Dad will have all the conveniences of home - plus a few unexpected luxuries - log cabins around the Smokies give the look and feel of being off in the great wilderness. Scenic surroundings, mountain views and native wildlife are just some of what Dad and his pals can expect to see.

Whitewater Rafting in the mountains

Whitewater Rafting

After checking into his cabin, your father can head off with his buds to a rip-roarin' good time. Whitewater rafting on the Pigeon and French Broad rivers is quite a rush. The class 3 and 4 rapids will toss and tip the raft until water is flying all around. No experience or equipment is necessary since professional guides arrange everything and also lead the tour.

NASCAR Speed Park

With eight racetracks to choose from, your father and his gang will have the time of their lives. The premier track is an oval D course designed for speed. Driving cars that are 1/2 scale versions of actual Nextel Cup racers, the boys can put the pedal to the metal. The Competitor track is a short track with high banking for added thrills. Then, there's the Intimidator, SideWayz, Family 500 and others.

Zip Line Adventures

This is a whole new way to see the Smokies. Can you imagine Dad and his friends literally zipping through the treetops at up to 50 miles per hour? With experienced guides to lead the way, the group will learn a lot about Smoky Mountains plants and animals as well as having a blast zipping from one end to the next. There are also swing bridges that deliver primo views of the surrounding scenery.

Helicopter ride over the mountains

Helicopter Tours

If the treetops aren't high enough for Dad, book him a helicopter tour over and around Wears Valley. Sky-high views are phenomenal, as he is ushered far above the ridges and ranges. Foothills, rivers and the Smokies themselves will all be Dad's footstool, as he glides off into the sunset.


If your dad is more traditional, a day of guided fishing might be his style. Whether trout or bass, fly fishing or rod and reel, nothing could be better than a relaxing day on the water. The sun on his shoulders, a soda in the cooler and lunch at the end of his line… it's a dad's dream come true!

Whatever his favorite pastimes, Dad deserves a day filled with everything that makes him happy. Call Dad's friends and ask if they want to give a Father's Day adventure weekend. It's a truly unique experience your dad will remember the rest of his life.