Valentine's Day in Gatlinburg
Gatlinburg is a wonderful place for couples to celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day! Whatever type of couple you are, there is something for you in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. The first thing to do is reserve one of the many romantic cabins available. Rent early, this time of year is extremely busy. After that is taken care of, there are a plethora of things you can do. Here are several romantic adventures, delicious dining choices, as well as fun activities you can do with your Valentine:
FlowersYou certainly cannot pass this holiday without buying your valentine his or her favorite flower. Here are a couple of the flower shops Gatlinburg has to offer.
Cupid’s Petals One of the most powerful ways to convey “I Love You” is through flowers. Cupid’s Petals has a 2500 sq/ft store that displays all types of floral arrangements. Whatever you mind can imagine for that special someone, our staff will help you create! To contact Cupid’s Petals call 1-888-626-9771, visit their website at www.cupidspetals.com, or visit their shop and look at their vast selection for yourself at 1428 East Parkway in Gatlinburg.
Flowers of Gatlinburg Flowers of Gatlinburg has over thirty years of experience in working with flowers. They are sure to create an arrangement that will make your sweet’s heart flutter. You can contact them at 865-436-2333 or visit them at 402 East Parkway in Gatlinburg.
Pink Lotus If you happened to have forgotten this vital part of Valentine’s Day, fear not, Pink Lotus has you taken care of. It is one of the only shops in the area that is open twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week, and they have same day delivery! They are an award winning company and have a really simple ordering process. To contact the friendly staff at Pink Lotus call 1-888-866-6612 or visit their website at www.pinklotusflorist.com.
CandyYou cannot forget your sweet’s sweet-tooth! You can either go by one of Gatlinburg’s many candy shops to get them boxed and wrapped for your sweet, or you can take him or her with you, let them pick out their own treat, and enjoy the experience together. Here are a few shops to get you going in the right direction.
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen If you are looking for delicious candied apples, sea taffy, and other fresh sweets, Ole smoky Candy Kitchen is where you need to stop. Watching them make the sea taffy is mesmerizing! To call ahead and get your treat boxed up for your valentine, call 865-436-4886 or take your sweetheart with you to 744 Parkway in Gatlinburg for a fun experience.
Glades Homemade Candies For a vast assortment of goodies, go to Glades Homemade Candies. They serve homemade fudge, taffy, hand-dipped chocolate, brittle, and sugar free candies. This is a great place to take your valentine for an interesting atmosphere. To call ahead and order your candies, call 865-436-3238 or visit Mr. and Mrs. Bohanan at 1402 East Parkway suite #9 in Gatlinburg.
The Fudge Shop of the Smokies If your valentine loves chocolate as much as he or she loves you, you are sure to win several brownie points by going to The Fudge Shop of the Smokies. They have three rules that they claim is what sets their fudge apart from the competition: 1) every batch is made from scratch, 2) we always use the finest, fresh ingredients, 3) fudge must be made fresh daily. While you are visiting the shop you will be able to watch the entire fudge making process from start to finish. Order online at www.fudgeshoppeofthesmokies.com or drop by and enjoy the experience at 812 Parkway in Gatlinburg.
Spa TreatmentsSpa treatments are a wonderful way to unwind and begin your vacation. The relaxing atmosphere as well as the feeling of being pampered both lends themselves toward romance. Here are a few places you and your love can get pampered while visiting Pigeon Forge, TN
About You Salon and Spa While here you can experience their massage treatments, facial treatments. If you want to make sure your valentine gets pampered, take them to About You Spa. They offer so many wonderful services. An especially package during Valentine’s is their Romance on Rocky Top. This includes a foot soak, hot stone massage, mountain mud wrap, and a monsoon rain shower for the couple. To contact them call 865-436-6601 or visit their website at www.aboutyousalon.com.
DiningYou must eat while here, and since it is Valentine’s Day, you want it to be special. There are many great places to have a romantic lunch or dinner while in Gatlinburg, here are a few to get you started
Sweetpea’s Café This is truly a unique gem. If you are looking for a special place to take your valentine, not the typical steakhouse, this is your answer. At Sweetpea’s Café, each table is a one-of-a-kind antique, they are decorated with artwork from local artisans, and the linens are vintage, to make it even better, practically everything you see can be purchased. So if your sweetheart sees something they just must have, get it. Believe it or not, it gets better! Their cuisine is divine. All that they offer is made from scratch daily. Your order is made after you order; you cannot get any fresher than that. To enjoy the atmosphere at Sweetpea’s Café, call 865-277-7711 or go by and dine with them at 458 Parkway Suite 6 in Gatlinburg.
Park Grill Steakhouse Come enjoy the warmth of a breath-taking mountain lodge, while dinning on the finest food Tennessee has to offer, and being entertained by Mr. Bobby Aiken playing live on the piano. Your sweetheart will be so impressed by the quality of the steaks and the wonderful flavor of the salmon, but they will be amazed when you have Mr. Bobby Aiken play a song especially for them. Park Grill Steakhouse is one of the few restaurants in Gatlinburg that still has reservations. To get more information call them at 865-436-2300, visit them on the web at www.parkgrillgatlinburg.com, or visit them at 1110 Parkway in Gatlinburg.
Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse is a beautiful mountain lodge style building made of stone and brick. The interior features granite and walnut for a wonderfully natural warmth. Cherokee Grill and Steakhouse’s menu features fresh seafood, rotisserie chicken, and a vast assortment of sandwiches and salads. Their specialty menu item is their mouth watering steaks. They are one of the few restaurants in Gatlinburg that offers call ahead seating.
Other Romantic AdventuresAny activity can be romantic as long as you both enjoy doing it together. Gatlinburg is a utopia of things to do. Here are a few more attractions and shops you might consider adding to your itinerary of romance
The Smoky Mountain Winery They produce fine wines that have received regional, national, and international awards. They use local fruits to create their fine wines. They always have a fellow wine connoissuer on hand to answer any of your questions. Maybe the best part about the Smoky Mountain Winery is that they allow you to taste all of their wines for free inside their tasting room. This is a great way to decide what wine the two of you will best enjoy. They are open daily at 10am and are located at 450 Cherry Street, suite 2 in Gatlinburg.
Wood Signs of Gatlinburg Stop by Wood Signs of Gatlinburg and get your names engraved on a wooden plaque. They offer hand carved or machine carved signs in all different shapes and sizes. Their prices are very reasonable and their work is great. Visit them at 715 Parkway in Gatlinburg, call them at 865-436-9640, or visit them on the web at www.woodsignsofgatlinburg.com.
Smoky Mountain Riding Stables These stables offer a beautifully romantic ride through the natural flora and fauna of Gatlinburg, Tennessee’s Smoky Mountains. This is a guided ride on mountain trails. On your ride you will see wooded scenery and ride through pristine mountain streams.
As this taste of what Gatlinburg has to offer makes evident, there is no better place to celebrate your romance this Valentine’s Day. Everything you need to customize a perfect weekend for you and the one you love is right here in Gatlinburg, Tennessee!