A Honeymooner’s Guide to the Smokies

Planning a honeymoon in the Smoky Mountains this year? Need ideas on where to stay, what to do, and where to eat? We have it all laid out for you in this ultra-handy honeymooner’s guide to the Smokies!

Luxurious Cabins
First things first, you need a luxurious place to stay during your Smoky Mountain honeymoon. After all, the two of you will only do this once, so be sure to do it right with one of these unforgettable cabin rentals for 2!

Edge of Paradise—This cabin is incredibly luxurious and conveniently located only minutes from downtown Pigeon Forge. On the porch, enjoy mountain views, an outdoor hot tub, and an outdoor fireplace (gas). Inside, enjoy fabulous honeymoon amenities like an indoor jetted tub, an electric fireplace, and an indoor heated pool!

Legacy Views and a Theater—Perched atop a mountain road and offering stunning views of the Smoky Mountains, Legacy Views and a Theater presents a master suite with a king-size bed; a game room with a pool table, big screen TV, and theater seating; an indoor jetted tub; an outdoor hot tub with a TV; and a cozy, rocking chair porch.

Splash of Romance—Less than 1 mile from the Parkway in Pigeon Forge is another stunning 1-bedroom rental, Splash of Romance. As you probably guessed from the title, this cabin features an indoor heated pool—but that’s not all! Splash of Romance also offers an indoor jetted tub, a pool table, an outdoor hot tub, and memorable mountain views.

We have a great lineup of 1-bedroom cabins perfect for honeymoons, so check out our 1-2 bedroom cabins page for more picks!

Favorite Attractions
Now that you’ve found the perfect place to stay, you’ll want several options for exciting things to do during your honeymoon. First, don’t miss our honeymoon gift ideas for the cabin, and then check out our list of couple’s attractions below. But, remember, the possibilities are nearly endless in the Smokies!

Gatlinburg Sky Lift—Not too many couple’s activities in the Smoky Mountains are as iconic as a ride on the Gatlinburg Sky Lift. Enjoy stunning views of the city below and the mountains beyond as you hold hands and soak up the sights and sounds of the Smokies.

Horseback Riding—The Smoky Mountains offer plenty of opportunities for horseback riding if that’s on the top of your honeymoon must-do list. One of our favorites is Cades Cove Stables, the only stable authorized to offer guided tours through Cades Cove in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Ice Skating at Ober—You don’t have to plan a wintertime escape to have a great time at Ober Gatlinburg. Their indoor ice skating rink is open all year long, and your honeymoon is the perfect opportunity to spend an afternoon there as a couple.

Picnic in the Park—What’s more romantic than spreading out a blanket and enjoying a quiet meal in the great outdoors? How about enjoying a quiet meal surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains! Plan a picnic with your special someone at one of the many picnic sites inside the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Rocky Top Wine Trail—The Smokies are home to so much more than black bears. You’ll also find several local wineries and distilleries, including the 6 locations that are part of the Rocky Top Wine Trail. For a special honeymoon outing, surprise your new spouse with a limo rental and tour all 6 facilities in one day!

Romantic Restaurants
After ice skating at Ober Gatlinburg or horseback riding through the national park, you’ll be ready for a romantic meal at one of the area’s best restaurants. Some of Trip Advisor’s top-ranked romantic restaurants include:

Bistro 109—Located in Sevierville, this local restaurant prides itself on modern, fine dining cuisine set in a unique atmosphere. Enjoy locally grown produce and 5-star meals made only with the highest quality ingredients at Bistro 109.

Cherokee Grill—In the heart of the Smokies, Cherokee Grill serves a delicious assortment of steaks, seafood, and rotisserie chicken along with salads, sandwiches, and appetizers. This restaurant presents an upscale mountain lodge atmosphere, perfect for sharing a romantic meal in the Smokies.

Crystelle Creek—With two different dining areas, you can choose a night of live entertainment or a quiet, romantic dinner for two at Crystelle Creek. This Gatlinburg restaurant serves a wide variety of steak, seafood, and signature Italian dishes, as well as meaty, dry-rubbed ribs.

Greenbrier Restaurant—Built in a historic log cabin built in 1939, Greenbrier Restaurant offers some of the best steak and seafood in the Smokies. Enjoy prime rib, NY strip, ribeye, tilapia, shrimp, lobster, trout, and so much more at this Gatlinburg restaurant.

The Peddler—Located on River Road in Gatlinburg, The Peddler Steakhouse has renovated the cabin of Charles “Earl” Ogle Sr., a 4th-generation Gatlinburg merchant, and serves to its guests a fresh salad bar and never-frozen steaks grilled over real Tennessee hickory charcoal.

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