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It’s the season of romance, and there’s no better place to spend time with your loved one than in the beautiful Smoky Mountains. Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are full of great couples’ activities, adventures, and attractions. Let the beauty of the mountains enhance your love, and embrace the cozy cabin atmosphere with your partner. Here are all the best romantic things to do during your stay in the Smoky Mountains near Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. 


Stay in a Cozy Cabin

Bring some wine and turn up the romance in one of our cozy cabins, each equipped with amenities that cater to love and comfort. Picture yourselves in a hot tub under the stars, or cuddled up by a crackling fire pit. Great Smoky Mountains Cabin Rentals has cabins that feature fireplaces for those chilly mountain evenings, porches with rocking chairs overlooking splendid views, and luxurious bathrooms with Jacuzzis and walk-in showers. A Smoky Mountain cabin is the perfect setting for a romantic retreat, with all the best romantic activities of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge a hop away.


Take in the Views

The Smoky Mountains are a lovers’ paradise, and what better way to enjoy it than soaking in the breathtaking views with your significant other? Your partner may be the most beautiful sight, but the vistas of the Smokies sure come close. A scenic drive through the National Park offers a tapestry of stunning landscapes. The best romantic drive in the Smoky Mountains is through Cades Cove. This historic area is filled with beautiful scenery dappled with color and wildlife, with all sorts of walkable areas to explore. Cruise along the 11 mile road at your own pace, stopping to take pictures and view the deer and bears that come into the fields, then stop and enjoy a romantic picnic with your partner near one of the preserved cabin homesteads or century-old churches.

The viewing platform at Anakeesta is an ideal spot for a heart-stirring moment amidst the beauty of the mountains. This adventure park sits atop a ridgeline and offers incredible 360 degree views of Gatlinburg and the Smoky Mountains. There are so many activities to enjoy, from mountain coasters to light shows, from gem mining to fine dining. Enjoy a cocktail while you walk together through the mystical gardens or magical treetop bridges, drinking in the views and romantic atmosphere the mountains create.


Create and Connect

Immerse yourselves in a world of creativity and connection with unique couple’s classes in the Smoky Mountains. At Fowler’s Clay Works, join hands in shaping clay into beautiful forms, a perfect metaphor for building your life together. Alternatively, discover the mesmerizing art of glass blowing at Sparky’s, where you can craft stunning glass pieces that reflect the light and beauty of your relationship. For those who love painting, Art Studio of the Smokies offers couple’s art classes, providing a serene space for you to paint your love story onto canvas.

These engaging and enjoyable activities offer more than just fun; they’re an opportunity to strengthen your bond and create lasting, tangible memories in the heart of the Smokies. Whether it’s through the touch of clay, the glow of molten glass, or the stroke of a paintbrush, these experiences are an ideal way to deepen your connection and celebrate your love in a uniquely artistic setting, while learning about the amazing skills that set Smoky Mountain craftsmen apart from the rest.


Adventure Awaits with Outdoor Activities

For the adventurous couples, the Smokies offer exhilarating outdoor activities. Embark on a romantic horseback ride through scenic mountain trails with Davy Crockett Riding Stables. Located in nearby Townsend, this stable is a favorite of the area, featuring great guides and amazing views as you trek through the Smokies the old-fashioned way. Want even more horse power? Try a rugged ATV tour exploring the hills and hollers. Bond with your partner over a friendly race and explore the less traveled areas of the Smokies.

Want a more birds-eye view of the area? A helicopter tour provides an exhilarating aerial experience your partner will love. Soar hand-in-hand above breathtaking landscapes, from misty peaks to lush valleys. These tours offer various routes, each providing a unique and awe-inspiring view of landmarks like Mount LeConte and the surrounding valleys. It’s an unforgettable way to add excitement to your sightseeing and make thrilling memories on your romantic getaway.

These adventures are perfect for couples looking to add a little excitement to their romantic getaway.


Shop, Wine and Dine

Culinary delights await in the Smoky Mountains. Visit Tennessee Mountain View Winery for a taste of exquisite local wines while enjoying stunning views of the surrounding mountains. This winery features muscadine wines, a uniquely Southern variety of grape unlike any you’ve tried before. If liquor is more your thing, explore the richly flavored small-batch whiskeys at Company Distilling Co in Townsend.

Southern and Appalachian cuisine is a huge part of the Smoky Mountain experience. Trust the experts at Paula Deen’s Kitchen or opt for something fancier with the Greenbrier Restaurant in Gatlinburg. For an unparalleled dining experience, book the Chef’s Table at The Appalachian in Sevierville, where gourmet dishes and a romantic ambiance combine to create an unforgettable meal.

Stroll hand-in-hand through the quaint streets of Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, exploring unique shops and local artisans. From handcrafted souvenirs to boutique clothing, shopping in the Smokies is an experience all its own. For amazing deals on your favorite brands, treat them to a shopping spree at the Tanger Outlets in Sevierville. The perfect gift for your special someone is waiting for you in the Smoky Mountains.


The Smoky Mountains, Gatlinburg, and Pigeon Forge offer the perfect backdrop for a romantic getaway. From the comfort and charm of our cabins to the myriad of activities and experiences, love blossoms naturally in the heart of the Smokies