Couples' Attractions in the Smokies

The Smoky Mountains are the perfect destination for your couple’s getaway! Whether you’re looking for the perfect honeymoon cabin or just a 1-bedroom rental where you can get away from the world and reconnect with one another, Cabins for YOU is guaranteed to have what you’re looking for.

Choose from a variety of cabins with lots of couple-friendly amenities, including wood-burning fireplaces, outdoor hot tubs, mountain views, private indoor pools, and so much more. And when you’re ready to get out of the cabin for a bit and spend some time in the Smokies, you’ll quickly find that these mountains hold a nearly endless supply of attractions for couples!

Since we can’t list everything there is to do in the Smokies, we’ve tried to hit some of the highlights below. Ask yourself, What kind of Smoky Mountain attraction am I looking for? Do I want something…

On the Romantic Side?

If you’re celebrating a special occasion—your honeymoon, a milestone birthday, or an anniversary—you’ll find it easy to plan a romantic outing (or several) while you’re in the Smokies. Start with a tour along the Rocky Top Wine Trail, which will take you to 5 local wineries and a distillery in the Smokies. The trail is free to all guests, and you’ll receive 2 special gifts as you go along. To make things even more romantic, try their deluxe limo tour provided by Elite Limo. Call (865) 456-0023 for more information.

Another popular option for romance in the Smokies is a carriage ride with Gold Rush Stables! You’ll have her feeling like a princess when she receives her long-stemmed rose and enjoys a ride through the streets of Pigeon Forge in a horse-drawn carriage. If you’re planning something special like a proposal, ask about their romance package, which includes a dozen roses, a CD of pictures from the night’s event, and a longer carriage ride.

Carriage rides aren’t the only thing Gold Rush Stables has to offer. You can also try a couple’s-friendly horseback ride through the woods. Choose from 5 different trails that accommodate every experience level, and spend the afternoon reconnecting with nature and, more importantly, with the one you love.

Craving some private time in the great outdoors? Why not plan a couple’s picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park? And if you really want to keep it intimate, schedule a couple’s massage inside your Cabins for YOU rental or book Chef Jeremy to prepare a delicious in-cabin meal for 2. What’s more romantic than that? For more about these and other add-ons to our Smoky Mountain cabins, including romantic gift baskets, start an online chat or call 1-800-684-7865 to speak with one of our vacation planners today.

For a Rainy Day?

If the weather is less than ideal and you’re looking for some indoor fun you can have as a couple, the Smokies provides plenty of options, including a visit to a local museum. Not only will you stay dry, but you’ll have the chance to explore something new together as you walk through attractions like Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, the Salt and Pepper Museum in Gatlinburg, or the Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge. This is just the beginning of the long list of museums and indoor attractions found in the Smoky Mountains!

Another rainy day option—and one that’s sure to bring out your inner kid—is a visit to a local arcade like Fannie Farkle’s or a local rec center like Fort Fun, where you can play laser tag, try blacklight mini golf, experience their motion ride theater, or take a spin around the track in bumper cars. And if you want to pick up the pace, Pigeon Forge even offers indoor electric go-karts at the Blake Jones Racing Center.

But don’t forget that our Cabins for YOU rentals offer tons of indoor entertainment as well, including home theaters, game rooms, and even private saunas for hours of fun without ever leaving your driveway. You can check out our long list of indoor amenities by browsing the website, or get help finding exactly what you’re looking for by starting an online chat with one of our reservation specialists today.

Entertaining & Exciting?

For some world-class entertainment in the Smoky Mountains, you have to check out one of the area’s live shows. Between Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, you’ll find everything from a Murder Mystery Dinner Show to Dolly Parton’s Lumberjack Adventure to a Wild West Supper Show at Waldens Creek Stables. Of course, some old standbys include the Pigeon Forge variety shows at the Country Tonite Theatre and the Smoky Mountain Opry. And don’t forget about “Impossibilities—an evening of magic, mindreading, and mayhem” at the Iris Theater inside the historic Gatlinburg Space Needle.

Combining the best of both worlds—we’re talking world-class shows and world-class rides—Dollywood offers live entertainment and a long list of roller coasters that’s sure to impress your sweetheart. Two of their newest rides are the Drop Line, which offers a 200-foot tall free-fall experience over Timber Canyon, and Lightning Rod, the world’s fastest wooden coaster, which is modeled after a 1950s-era hot rod. With this and so much more, a full day or even weekend at Dollywood will easily entertain you with its music, museums, Southern-style menu, and exciting mix of rides!

Unique & Unforgettable?
Show that someone you love just how unforgettable they are to you by planning an unforgettable adventure in the Smokies! These mountains are full of unique adventures that will leave you reminiscing about your getaway for years to come, and the best place to start is a visit to The Island in Pigeon Forge. Take a turn on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, where you’ll see the Smokies from 200 feet in the air, or test your skills as a couple at The Escape Game. Then end your day with a night of moonshine and music at the Ole Smoky Barn, a huge barn with an outdoor stage attached to Ole Smoky Moonshine.

If you loved the view from the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, we’ve got something even better: how about a helicopter ride over the Smokies with Scenic Helicopter Tours? This unique attraction offers 12 different tours that vary in length, scenery, and pricing. Or for a completely different view of Gatlinburg that will keep your feet on the ground, try a Gatlinburg Ghost Tour that will let you in on the secrets of these Southern towns.

Other unique adventures in the Smokies include a walk around the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community (featuring the work of more than 120 Smoky Mountain artists), a visit to a working grist mill that was built in 1886 (Mingus Mill in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park), and a hike with a llama through the Tennessee mountains (check out Smoky Mountain Llama Treks!)

I guess it’s easy to see by now that, when you bring the one you love to the Smokies, if you can’t find something romantic or fun or exciting or unforgettable to do together, you just haven’t started looking yet! These mountains are simply bursting with ways to enjoy an East Tennessee getaway with the one you love this year!