Gatlinburg is a wonderful place for couples to celebrate their love on Valentine’s Day, boasting gorgeous Smoky Mountain scenery, romantic restaurants, unique local shops, wineries and distilleries, cozy cabins tucked among the trees, outlets with jewelry stores, and plenty of attractions for romantic afternoons exploring the town. Honeymooning couples will find places to make lasting memories, those on anniversary trips can reconnect in this peaceful setting, and others can enjoy adventures in the magnificent Smoky Mountains.
Start by browsing our 1-2 bedroom or luxury cabins to find just the right place to call home during your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway. You can browse by amenity, choosing a cabin with a hot tub, mountain views, game tables, Wi-Fi, and more. Then you can start planning your romantic Valentine’s Day weekend filled with flowers, sweet treats, good food and wine, spa treatments, and more.
Flowers are a staple for Valentine’s Day, and while some may say they’re cliché, we’d say they’re classic. A bouquet of their favorite flowers is a great way to surprise loved ones, whether it’s the traditional red rose or a more modern tulip. In Gatlinburg, you’ll have several options for flowers, including ordering a bouquet through Cabins for YOU when you book your cabin. If you have particular requests and want to order through a florist, check out:
Cupid’s Petals - One of the most powerful ways to convey “I Love You” is through flowers. Cupid’s Petals has a 2500-square-foot store that displays all types of floral arrangements, so the staff there can create almost anything you can imagine! Give them a call at 1-888-626-9771 or stop in at 1428 East Parkway in Gatlinburg.
Flowers of Gatlinburg - With 30+ years of experience, Flowers of Gatlinburg can 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 - With same-day delivery and an online shop open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, Pink Lotus (with ordering through Just Flowers) is the place to get that last-minute gift. You can browse their huge selection online or give them a call at 1-888-866-6612.
Little Pigeon Florist – Located at 3326 River Road in Pigeon Forge, this local flower shop can do it all. Pick up something special for Valentine’s Day or get a bridal package for your Smoky Mountain wedding! Their chocolate-covered strawberries are a sweet addition to any gift basket (with custom creations available), and they deliver flowers, rose petals, and tea candles to cabins in Pigeon Forge!
What’s a Valentine’s Day getaway without sweet treats? Downtown Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge are home to some great sweet shops, offering fudge, chocolate-dipped strawberries, candy apples, and plenty of specialty candies. Pop in and let them pick out their own candy, or get some wrapped up ahead of time to have it waiting in the cabin. Need some ideas? Here are a few local favorites to get you started.
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen | 744 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865.436.4886
Hand-pulled taffy, candy-dipped caramel apples, classic hard candies, fudge, and their signature Brown Bears are just a few of the tasty treats you’ll find at the Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen. You can watch the taffy being made in-house, grab a gift box of candy, or make your own mix for a really special treat.
Glades Homemade Candies | 1402 East Parkway Suite #9 | Gatlinburg, TN | 865-436-3238
Glades Homemade Candies offers a huge assortment, from homemade creamy fudge and chewy taffy to hand-dipped chocolates and brittle. You can also find sugar-free candy here, along with variety boxes, turtles, stick candy, and sourwood honey.
The Fudge Shoppe of the Smokies | 812 Parkway & 716 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN
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 Shoppe 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) they always use the finest, freshest ingredients 3) fudge must be made fresh daily. While you are visiting the shop, watch the entire fudge-making process from start to finish. Grab a bag while you’re strolling the Parkway or order online.
Spa treatments are a wonderful way to unwind and kick off your vacation. The relaxing atmosphere and the feeling of being pampered are perfect ingredients for romance. You can book an in-cabin massage when you reserve with Cabins for YOU, or you can check out some area spas for mud wraps, manicures and pedicures, and more.
About You Salon and Spa
For the ultimate Valentine’s Day pampering session, head to About You Salon and Spa, where you can indulge yourself or treat the one you love to massages, facial treatments, foot soaks, mud wraps, rain showers, and much more. They even have special packages for Valentine’s Day, including the Romance on Rocky Top special. Give them a call at 865-436-6601 to book your Valentine’s Day treatments.
RiverStone Resort & Spa
This luxurious resort is beautifully designed and conveniently located just off the main strip of the Parkway in Pigeon Forge. When you step inside, you’ll immediately know a relaxing day awaits. Book a spa package that puts everything together for you, or you can choose individual spa treatments to meet your needs. They offer massages, special body treatments, waxing and makeup services, and face and nail treatments for a very special Valentine’s Day.
Even if you don’t go out to eat much throughout the year, Valentine’s Day – especially if you’re on a getaway to Gatlinburg – is probably one time you splurge on a nice dinner out. You’ll have your pick in Gatlinburg, whether you like a laid-back vibe or a high-end feel. Here are just a few ideas for a nice dinner out this Valentine’s day in Gatlinburg.
Sweetpea’s Café | 865-277-7711 | 458 Parkway Suite #6 | Gatlinburg, TN
This is truly a 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’re decorated with artwork from local artisans, and the linens are vintage. And to make it even better, practically everything you see can be purchased. Then you can choose from one of their made-from-scratch meals, always made fresh once you order. Try homemade quiche, mouthwatering pies, hot sandwiches, and more.
Park Grill Steakhouse | 1110 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865-436-2300
Come enjoy the warmth of a breathtaking mountain lodge, while enjoying live entertainment and a wide selection of food, cocktails, and wine. Start off with hot rolls and the lobster and crab bisque soup before filling up with steak, ribs, and more.
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 mouthwatering steaks. They are one of the few restaurants in Gatlinburg that offers call-ahead seating.
The Peddler Steakhouse | 820 River Rd | Gatlinburg, TN | 865-436-5794
Set on the banks of the Little Pigeon River, The Peddler Steakhouse offers a perfectly romantic setting with water views. It also has a rich history, as it was once the home of Charles “Earl” Ogle Sr, built with parts from old cabins in Sevier County. As for the food – their promise is to serve fresh, delicious food, including never-frozen steaks grilled over Tennessee hickory charcoal. You can even have your steak cut at the table, ensuring you get just the piece you want.
Other Romantic Adventures
Between annual events, shops, attractions, and restaurants, Gatlinburg has no shortage of romantic things for couples to do. Spend a day shopping at the Tanger Outlets, go for a wine tour and tasting, go on a horseback ride through the mountains, or just stroll hand-in-hand along the Parkway on a beautiful Smoky Mountain day.
The Smoky Mountain Winery – Boasting regional, national, and international awards, The Smoky Mountain Winery offers a wide selection of wines – with free tastings – made with local fruits by wine pros. Their staff can answer any questions you have, so as you browse you know you’ll find the perfect bottle to enjoy for a Valentine’s Day in the cabin.
450 Cherry Street, Suite #2 | Gatlinburg, TN
Wood Signs of Gatlinburg – Want a lasting memento from your Valentine’s Day trip in Gatlinburg? Stop by Wood Signs of Gatlinburg to get your names engraved on a wooden plaque. They offer hand-carved or machine-carved signs in all different shapes and sizes.
715 Parkway | Gatlinburg, TN | 865-436-9640
Smoky Mountain Riding Stables – One of the best ways to experience the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains is by horseback. See the natural flora and fauna up-close-and-personal during a romantic ride through the Smokies.