By Leif Palmer
Posted on January 6, 2020
A roaring fire, snow falling gently outside the window, and you and your sweetheart sharing a warm blanket and creating lasting memories of a special Valentine's Day celebration. In Gatlinburg, TN, all your romantic fantasies come to life, from quiet time to spend with one another to thrilling attractions unlike any you've ever visited.
For the ultimate romantic getaway, rent your own private cabin in the woods and enjoy the solitude. Rather than heading out to a crowded restaurant for dinner, spend the evening together preparing a candlelit dinner for just the two of you. Later in the evening, a soothing couple's massage in the comfort of your cabin is just the thing to help you forget the stress of the outside world and draw you closer together.
In the morning, share a steaming pot of coffee before heading off on a nature walk along some of the hundreds of trails that crisscross the mountains. You'll love the serenity of the winter landscape, and enjoy the company of the animals and birds as they frolic in the snowy wilderness.
Prefer to stick close to home? Choose a cabin with a hot tub and you'll both be more than happy to spend the afternoon indoors. There's no better way to leave the stresses of everyday life behind and connect with your partner than with a long, relaxing soak in the soothing water.
If you share a love for exploring, you and your partner will find plenty of things to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. Hop aboard the aerial tram for a day of skiing and snowboarding at Ober Gatlinburg, or wander through the shops along the world-famous Tennessee Heritage Arts & Crafts Trail. Couples with a taste for theater have their pick of dozens of popular shows, such as Dolly Parton's Stampede, Dolly Parton's Pirates Voyage, Paula Deen's Lumberjack Feud, and Country Tonite.
Tucked away in the hills, you'll find a variety of quaint chapels where you're invited to begin your lives together. Bring the whole family along for a festive celebration, or just a few friends for an intimate event. Either way, your special day will be even more memorable for having been spent in the beauty and grandeur of the Great Smoky Mountains.
A rustic log chapel deep in the forests of the Great Smoky Mountains is the ideal choice for a quiet ceremony that brings to mind the culture and history of the area. If you're dreaming of a more traditional wedding, a charming white chapel decorated with elaborate candelabras and floral arrangements is the perfect setting. And for fun-loving couples with a flair for the unusual? Exchange vows "under the sea" and enjoy the antics of hundreds of fish "guests" – and even a mermaid.
Spend this Valentine's Day on a romantic journey you'll never forget when you head for the Great Smoky Mountains of Tennessee. Quiet time for just the two of you combined with plenty of exciting attractions makes for a delightful getaway you'll both love.end 3
About Leif Palmer
Leif Palmer loves residing in east Tennessee. He is an avid outdoorsman: rowing for exercise on the lake, trail hiking, and free climbing rocks in the mountains. He indulges his arty side by periodically beating up pieces of marble by sculpting. He is always frustrated by his inability to sink long putts, and hates his curly hair (but his wife loves it). Leif has been known to muster enough courage to change a diaper, and hopes his son will become a chip off the old block.