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The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge during the winter.

The Perfect Weekend Itinerary for a Smoky Mountain Romantic Getaway

Over the past several months there’s been an exciting feeling building between the 2 of you for the romantic retreat that awaits you in the gorgeous Smoky Mountains! We all need a break every once in a while, and we understand wanting to spend that downtime with your favorite person in these beautiful mountains of ours! Just 1 weekend in the Smokies is all it takes to reignite that spark between you and your significant other, reminding you why you first fell in love. Let our experts help you plan your retreat with this perfect weekend itinerary for a Smoky Mountain romantic getaway:


1. Settle in Your Cabin

pine top paradise cabin

Cabin rentals are the best way to stay in the Smokies! Our Smoky Mountain cabins feature all the space and amenities you need for the perfect romantic retreat. After a long drive into town, it’s time to stretch those legs and unload at your peaceful paradise! Take a walk around the neighborhood to get your first taste of this unmatched beauty!

2. Dinner at Bullfish Grill

The only Bull you’ll find here is the Grand Champion Angus Beef! Bullfish Grill serves up mouth-watering, tender steaks, seafood that’s delivered fresh daily and a great selection of wines, lagers and ales! Bullfish Grill features a warm and inviting atmosphere that perfectly helps set a romantic mood.

3. Explore The Island

sunset at the island

Finish off the first day of your Smoky Mountain romantic getaway with plenty of fun and adventure at The Island in Pigeon Forge! The Island features all sorts of entertainment like amusement rides, games and explorations, plus numerous unique shops and eateries! Make sure to hop on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, a 200-foot-tall ferris wheel, to see views of beautiful Pigeon Forge from high above!


1. Breakfast at Pancake Pantry

Pancake Pantry serves up some hearty breakfasts, Smoky Mountain style! With more than 20 varieties of pancakes, tasty waffles, farm fresh eggs, sizzling bacon, ham and country sausage, golden brown hash browns and much more, Pancake Pantry has it all! Every syrup and compote you find here is made fresh in the kitchen. Yum!

2. Explore the Great Smoky Mountains National Park

laurel falls

The Great Smoky Mountains National Park is the most visited national park in the country and for good reason! The opportunities here are endless and you’ll be blown away by the incredible scenery and wildlife you find! Make sure to check out these hikes that provide some of the best views in the Smokies! The national park is full of fun activities that you’re sure to enjoy with your sweetheart! Before you go, make sure to use the kitchen in your cabin to pack bagged lunches for everyone.

3. Chow Down at The Peddler

After a quick shower back at your cabin, it’s time for another romantic dinner together! The Peddler is a fan favorite of Smoky Mountain guests for its incredible dining experience in downtown Gatlinburg. Featuring views of the Little Pigeon River, you’ll be immersed in a gorgeous natural environment with the one you love the most! Custom cut steaks and a fresh salad bar are big hits here!

4. Explore Downtown Gatlinburg

gatlinburg at night

Spend the rest of your night walking hand-in-hand around downtown Gatlinburg! You’ll find incredible shops, attractions and eateries scattered throughout the town. Take a ride together to the top of the Gatlinburg Space Needle, a 407-foot observation tower featuring 360-degree views of the Great Smoky Mountains and Gatlinburg! If you have time, check out Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies to see fascinating aquatic animals up close and in person!


1. Breakfast and Exploring at The Old Mill

The final day of your Smoky Mountain romantic getaway gets started at The Old Mill in Pigeon Forge! The Old Mill Restaurant offers up tasty Southern breakfast classics, like biscuits, pancakes, french toast, omelets and more! When you’re done eating, make sure to explore The Old Mill, where electricity was produced until 1935 and served as the place to get flours and ground meals! Don’t forget to drop by several cool shops to collect souvenirs to bring home.

2. A Day at Ober Mountain

Ober Gatlinburg sign

Ober Mountain is Gatlinburg’s year-round family amusement park that features a winter ski resort! If you visit during the winter, it’s a must to stop by for great skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing! A mountain coaster, an aerial tramway, a scenic chairlift, bumper cars and ice skating are a few of several fun activities at Ober Mountain.

3. A Stop at Tennessee Homemade Wines

On your way out of town, make sure to visit Tennessee Homemade Wines to stock up on wine! Explore a variety of unique Southern sweet wines like Blueberry, Muscadine, Blackberry and more. Tennessee Homemade Wines offers free tastings so you can try before you buy! Keep this romantic feeling alive when you return home with a bottle or 2 from Tennessee Homemade Wines!

As you can see, there’s plenty of excitement that awaits when you and your love arrive for a Smoky Mountain romantic getaway! Make sure to stay in luxury while on your visit. Explore the best Smoky Mountain cabins and start planning your trip today!