Great Smoky Mountains
The Smoky Mountains are a world of their own, with mysterious mountains ranges receding into the blue haze. Make this storybook setting the location of your romantic getaway, at any time of the year. The Smoky Mountains are a destination for outdoor adventures, cozy cabin rentals, and the rich local culture with country music, car shows, craft stores, comfort food and visits to moonshine distilleries.
What will you do on your romantic getaway in the Smoky Mountains? You can hike the forest trails, marvel at the cascades and waterfalls, and learn about the biodiversity of this designated International Biosphere Reserve. The park contains the largest stand of old growth forest east of the Mississippi. It’s also home to a large population of black bears, and they’re every bit as full of mischief as their northern cousin Yogi Bear.
In the spring you’ll see vistas of wildflowers. Summer is playtime in the Smokies, and there’s so much to do – hiking, fishing, camping and just driving along the Foothills Parkway to take in the scenery. Take a romantic walk through the fall woods and warm up with a mug of hot cider afterwards, before joining in a harvest festival celebration. Celebrate the holidays and new year with winter lights, music and shows.
You’ll find a wide range of accommodations. You can get cozy in picturesque log cabins in traditional style but with al modern comforts, or in romantic B&Bs. When you need a break from the wilderness, there’s plenty to do in the nearby resorts and towns – Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville. There are theme parks, craft stores, spooky tours and year-rounds events and celebrations to join in. Southern comfort food and hospitality will add a special touch to your time together.