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October 1, 2013

romantic things to do in gatlinburg

Are you looking to Gatlinburg, Tennessee for your Valentine’s Day getaway? With so many romantic things to see and do, it is no wonder that so many love birds flock to this area during this time of the year. Here are a few ideas for you and your sweetheart that are guaranteed to make this an unforgettable year.

Rent a Cabin

Gatlinburg is known for its cabin culture. With great locations all around the city, it can be overwhelming to find "the one" for your intimate Valentine’s Day.

If you’re looking to really wow your sweetie, look no further than renting a luxury romantic cabin. With a king size bed, fireplace, heated in-ground swimming pool, and an outdoor Jacuzzi with sweeping views right off your balcony, there will be no reason to leave your cabin. Start a roaring fire and hop into your Jacuzzi while popping open a bottle of champagne. This is your one stop charm shop if you’re looking to impress your special someone.

Wine tasting

One of the must-do activities for any wine lover would be to visit the well known wineries in the area. Gatlinburg boasts east Tennessee’s oldest producer of premium wines at the Smoky Mountain Winery. While they do serve wine a bit on sweeter side, their strawberry and blackberry wines are not to be scoffed at. There is also the Sugarland Cellars where they showcase and celebrate the rich history of Gatlinburg. Both wineries offer free tours and tastings so be prepared to wet your whistle with their great, sweet wines. Before you leave, be sure to grab a bottle or two to bring back to your romantic cabin as well!

If wine isn’t your thing, make sure to check out the brewery and moonshine distillery in town.

Park Grill

Nothing ends an amazing weekend like an exquisite dinner in the Smoky Mountains. Recently renovated and with an air of exclusivity, the Park Grill will have you swooning while the pianist serenades you.

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Park Grill consistently has fantastic reviews and offers quite a selection of food. If you’re looking for something different, this steakhouse has nice selection of seafood and local favorites like Moonshine Chicken. If you happen to eat here on the weekend, make sure to call ahead and let them know when you are coming as they do not officially take reservations.

Gatlinburg makes a fantastic intimate rendezvous for those of you looking for romance when love is in the air. Treat your special someone to a Valentine’s Day experience they will never forget.

Erica Kuschel is half of the team at Over Yonderlust. When they aren’t out looking for new adventures across the world, they spend their time in their hometown- Austin, Texas.