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A Romantic Weekend in the Smokies

| March 10, 2022 | Adventure

Thinking of spending a romantic weekend in the Smokies?  With gorgeous mountain views, the Smoky Mountains are the perfect backdrop for your sweetheart and you to spend Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or just a much-needed getaway.

There are many romantic things to do in Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas, such as winery tours, romantic restaurants, and outdoor activities for couples.

Cabin Rentals

Cabin Rentals

Your Smoky Mountain romantic weekend is not complete without a stay in a cozy cabin.  Warm yourselves by the fire, take in picturesque mountain views from your private balcony or relax with an intimate dip in a hot tub or jacuzzi.  Staying in a cabin is the best way to experience the perfect combination of rustic and luxury that makes the Smokies the ideal romantic destination.

Romantic Outdoor Adventures

Couples will appreciate all the outdoor adventures the Smokies have to offer.  Take a hike at Clingman’s Dome and stargaze from the highest point in Tennessee.  Spend the day at Cade’s Cove, known for its abundance of animal sightings and its short hike to Abram Falls.  Horseback riding is another popular activity for couples looking for a little adventure.

Views from the Sky

Views from the Sky

Smoky Mountain views will enchant your loved one and you and the best way to see them is from the sky!  Take a nighttime ride on The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel–an enormous Ferris wheel– at The Island at Pigeon Forge.  Relax on an aerial tramway ride at Ober Gatlinburg.

Enjoy the breathtaking views from Gatlinburg’s SkyLift, SkyDeck, and for those feeling more adventurous, the Skybridge–North America’s longest pedestrian cable bridge, boasting a 30-foot span of glass flooring.

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Romantic Restaurants in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg

Take a break from the traditional chain restaurant and treat your sweetheart to a unique dining experience.  The Greenbrier, located in Gatlinburg, will entice diners with its impressive steak and seafood menu, as well as an extensive whiskey and wine selection.   The cozy atmosphere is a perfect blend of modern and Appalachian, making it quite a memorable experience.

Couples will enjoy a unique dining experience at Downtown Gatlinburg’s Melting Pot.  Choose from a wide variety of fondues, including decadent chocolate fondue.  Additionally, you may make a reservation for your special date night by calling ahead and asking for the “Lover’s Lane” seating.

For those looking for a more casual–yet romantic–dining experience, the Bullfish Grill in Pigeon Forge is the ideal spot.  Steak and seafood lovers will delight in the menu selections, including chargrilled oysters.

Distilleries/Wine Tasting

The Smoky Mountains are a great place for couples to spend time together, and what better way to bond than a moonshine distillery tour!

Choose from several popular locations, or try them all!  Ole Smoky Moonshine offers distillery tours and tastings, as well as a fun gift shop.  The Old Forge Distillery boasts a historic grist mill.  The Sugarlands Distilling Co. offers tastings, hands-on tours and workshops, and live music.

Wine lovers will enjoy the Rocky Top Wine Trail.  Five local wineries are featured on the trail, with over seventy-five varieties of vino to sample.  Pick up a “passport” at any of the five wineries, get a stamp at each location, and collect your free gifts along the way!  Also, check out local wine events, such as the Smoky Mountain Winefest,  to make memories that will last a lifetime.

Other Romantic Things To Do in the Smokies

Other Romantic Things To Do in the Smokies

A couples massage is the perfect way to unwind during your romantic getaway.  There are several highly-rated massage therapists and spas in the Smoky Mountain area.

Ober Gatlinburg offers skiing and ice skating during the winter months.  Spend a romantic day on the slopes, warming by the fire in the lodge, or ice skating at night under the lights.

Old-fashioned photographs are a traditional Smoky Mountain vacation souvenir.  Dress up like Bonnie and Clyde for a black-and-white photo and have a keepsake to cherish forever.

Shopping is another great way to spend quality time together on your romantic Smoky Mountain vacation.  The Island at Pigeon Forge is home to hundreds of shops and restaurants.  Outlet shopping and local vendors are also fantastic ways to find a gift for that special someone.

The Smoky Mountains are the premier destination for your romantic getaway.  With fine dining, distillery tours, outdoor adventures, and shopping, there is something for every couple in the Smoky Mountains!

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