Planning a Romantic Smoky Mountains Valentine's Day Getaway
By Jon Hoffman © 2017, All Rights Reserved


Good news for lovebirds: The Gatlinburg area is back in business. And it's brimming with great opportunities for a romantic Valentine's escape.

Active, Exciting Fun for Two

Love snow sports? Head to Ober Gatlinburg, one of the Southeast's premier ski resorts. Here you and your honey can take advantage of world-class skiing on beautifully groomed slopes; opt for a relaxing ride on the famous Scenic Chair Lift; try snowboarding, snow tubing, ice skating, and much more.

Prefer hiking? Come to the nearby Laurel Falls Trail, open year 'round (weather permitting) and accessible to wheelchairs and walkers. This moderate-level paved trail is just 2.6 miles round-trip. Yet it takes you to gorgeous waterfalls and back through spectacular country. Plus, on winter weekdays, it's less crowded, so you can enjoy it in peace and privacy.

R & R After All That Exercise

Ready to just relax? A calming couple’s massage with your significant other is on the menu. Throughout Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and beyond, you'll find a number of luxury spas offering expert, therapeutic massage. Take time out to soothe away tensions while you reflect on your love for each other. You'll be amazed by the difference it makes.

Plus, There's Always Retail Therapy

At Gatlinburg's quaint Village Shops, you'll find distinctive Valentine's gifts that will mean more – and last a lot longer – than the usual flowers and chocolates. Shop for hand-thrown mountain pottery, exquisite silver jewelry, fragrant scented candles, fine original artworks, Celtic wares, Christian gifts, and much more.


Ice Skating at Ober Gatlinburg

Romantic Fine Dining

No Valentine's getaway would be complete without candlelight dinner for two. Plan an intimate tete-a-tete at any one of our elegant eateries, from the popular Peddler Steakhouse to the fabled Greenbrier Restaurant, located in an historic log cabin built in 1939. Check out all your delicious options in Pigeon Forge, Gatlinburg, and Sevierville, including funky cafes and bistros.

And don't forget local dinner theaters, a Smoky Mountain tradition. Try Dolly Parton's Stampede and all-new Smoky Mountain Adventure. Or go for after-dinner entertainment such as Country Tonite or The Ultimate Tribute to Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, both highly popular shows conveniently located in Pigeon Forge.Eat at Dolly's Lumberjack Adventure

Propose, Renew Your Vows, or Get Married

Did you know that the Smokies are among America's favorite spots for destination weddings? It's easy to see why. Our stunning mountain setting is naturally romantic. And our charming wedding chapels provide perfect venues for vows. What's more, many local attractions host weddings, vow renewals, and engagement parties. Check out Pigeon Forge's Creekside Cove, Gatlinburg's Little Log Wedding Chapel, and Sevierville's Smokey Mountain Wedding and Party Barn, to name a few.

End Every Day in Your Beautiful Cabin

Nothing says "romance" like a quiet evening relaxing by a crackling fire in a cozy mountain cabin. At Volunteer Cabin Rentals, you can book the retreat of your dreams, from an intimate chalet to a luxurious log home. You can find amenities like heart-shaped hot tubs, high-definition TVs, and fully stocked kitchens, too. Ideal for that first or second honeymoon... or just for rekindling your passion. Remember, Valentine's Day is Tuesday, February 14, 2017, so don't delay. Contact us now to reserve your romantic escape!






Jon Hoffman is Reservations Manager of Volunteer Cabin Rentals specializing in Smoky Mountain cabins near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, TN. Visit them today at to book cabins for weddings, vacations, reunions and other special events.