Valentine’s Day 2018 in the Smoky Mountains

What could be more romantic than cuddling with a loved one in the crisp mountain air? Winter is lingering in the Smoky Mountains, bringing with it flickering candlelight, crackling fireplaces, and gorgeous sunsets. Whether you want to explore the city and the mountains or spend a quiet weekend curled up together by the fire, our cabins are the perfect fit for a romantic holiday getaway.

Make Valentine’s Day Memories in the Mountains

If you’re in the mood for a quick hand-in-hand hike, check out romantic Cataract Falls. This lovely waterfall, burbling year-round, is just two miles from downtown Gatlinburg. It’s an easy 3/4 mile round trip hike from the Sugarlands Visitors Center.

If you want more easy outdoors, check our guides to Easy Walks in the Smoky Mountains, and our even larger guide to all the Easy Outdoor Adventures you can find here – with the accent on Easy.

Why is winter a great time to explore the Smoky Mountains with your loved one? The colder temperatures bring sparkling icicles, fewer people, and clear mountain views stretching for miles. Hop in the car and tour Newfound Gap Road through Smoky Mountain National Park. There, you’ll be treated to stunning vistas of rolling hills, snowy forests, and if you time it right a gorgeous scarlet sunset from a mountaintop viewing area.

Finally, travel the romantic Rocky Top Wine Trail. You can taste up to 60 varietals at the five participating wineries. In addition to staples like Merlot and Chardonnay, there are a number of local fruit-based wines to sample.

Uncovering Gatlinburg With Your Favorite Guy or Gal

Gatlinburg isn’t just the ‘Gateway to the Smoky Mountains.’ It’s a destination in and of itself. This cozy city with a small-town feel really steps up its game on Valentine’s Day.

Are you looking for an evening of entertainment? Gatlinburg and nearby Pigeon Forge have a number of shows including comedy clubs, live music, and even a playful murder mystery dinner show. Check our listings for some of the best Shows & Nightlife.

If you’re in the mood for fine dining, look no further than Gatlinburg’s culinary scene. Some highlights include The Peddler Steakhouse, which offers impeccably cooked cuts of meat and sides, and the Melting Pot for multi-course French cooking with vegetarian options. We’ve written up some great local options for you: Gatlinburg Restaurants: Some of Our Favorites.

Finally, Christmas may be over but Gatlinburg’s Winter Magic is still lighting up the night throughout the month of February. You and your special someone can stroll hand in hand past past millions of holiday lights that transform the town into a starry wonderland.

Light Up Your Romance in a Cozy Cabin

At Cabins of the Smoky Mountains, you can book 3 and 6 night romantic getaway packages in our Gatlinburg honeymoon cabins page. These include our luxury accommodations as well as Valentine’s Day staples like roses, romantic themed gift baskets, candlelight dinners, and more. Do you like something from each of our getaway packages? You can create your own custom romantic weekend, mixing and matching elements to make a getaway you both will love.

Are you ready to pull out all the stops on Valentine’s Day? We also offer the Ultimate Romance Package, which includes a heart-shaped Jacuzzi tub with spectacular mountain views, a candlelit dinner for two, and a king sized bed. You can contact us with any special requests such as for roses, fine chocolates, etc.

Valentine’s Day isn’t just about deepening your bond with someone, it’s also a day to start thinking about the future. The Smoky Mountains are absolutely beautiful in May and October, our prime wedding months. We can help you plan a wedding and host the reception (see our Gatlinburg Smoky Mountains wedding page), enjoy your honeymoon, or celebrate milestone events like vow renewals and anniversaries.

Celebrate a Lifetime of Love

Valentine’s Day is a holiday for everyone, whether your romance has just started or you’re celebrating decades of wedded bliss. We’re happy to help you build a new year of memories together. Drop by our Gatlinburg cabin rentals or our Pigeon Forge Cabins page to see what’s available this Valentine’s Day.


About Tony Perez

I'm a people person, and I enjoy the atmosphere that working with Cabins Of The Smoky Mountains entails, interacting with different types of people and trying to relate to each one uniquely. From Michigan originally, I've been coming to the Smoky Mountains since I was a child, with family in Wears Valley. Summer fun for me is exploring the Cades Cove area, swimming in the creeks, and hiking Mount LeConte and many other trails. I love the Smoky Mountains.