Romantic Cabin Getaways in Tennessee

Romantic cabins abound in the Smoky Mountains of TennesseeRomantic cabins abound in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee

Whether your idea of romance is a hot tub for two surrounded by rose petals, a sparkling libation in front of a roaring fire or a breathtaking view of mountains from the porch of a cozy cabin, the Smokey Mountains in Tennessee have all this and more. From providing majestic views to imaginative romantic add-ons, the Gatlinburg-Pigeon Forge area corners the market for romantic cabin getaways in Tennessee.

Destination Weddings

What says romance more than a wedding? What says excitement more than immediately beginning the honeymoon? Eagles Ridge Resort is endorsed by Southern Living magazine as one of the top five destinations in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. With their Mountain Valley Wedding Chapels winning the "Best Chapel in Smokies" award 2002-2008, those seeking the perfect spot to exchange vows or to just get away from it all will find Eagles Ridge Resort to be a good choice with package deals and cozy cabins.

Eagles Ridge Resort Cabin Rentals 2740 Florence Drive Pigeon Forge, TN 37863 865-453-2220

Outdoor Romantics

For the couple who finds romance in the great outdoors, Hidden Mountain may be the place. They have a Nature Lovers' Rendezvous package that will provide baskets of food: a plentiful breakfast basket, a "Hiker Biker" basket full of snacks and drinks; a fisherman's basket complete with bait, bobbers, hooks, lures and rod and reel; and a picnic basket for eating out, in the great wide open.

For those who would rather enjoy the great outdoors by staying close to the porch, Hidden Mountain has a package called "Do Not Disturb" which will provide everything needed for a romantic night and morning.

Hidden Mountain Resort 475 Apple Valley Road Sevierville, TN 37862 800-541-6837

Planned Interludes

With cabin names such as Serenity Tower, Doves Nest and Wine and Roses, you know you're in good hands with Gatlinburg Chalets. They have plenty of romantic cabins and a plethora of package additions. They have a hearthside basket for the more cuddly couple with a locally made afghan, history mugs, taffy, cheese and crackers and other snacks and souvenirs. For the more traditional, there is the Petal of Love package: Couples will return to the cabin to find the Jacuzzi surrounded by rose petals, bubble bath, candles, chocolate, sparkling cider and champagne flutes; to add a little heat, love dust and an ostrich feather is included. The young at heart can order a Jacuzzi of balloons with a few fun extras. The Gatlinburg Chalets can also provide private dining and massage services.

Gatlinburg Real Estate, LLC 201 Parkway Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738 800-359-1661

Spa and Resort

Oak Haven Resort is self-proclaimed perfect for "honeymooners or just a couple looking for a romantic getaway." All cabins include Wi-Fi, cable TV and a hot tub perfect for two, but large enough for six. If the stomach is the way to the heart, cook up some hot dishes in the cabin kitchen. All the cabins have king size beds, gas fireplaces and large porches with rocking chairs or swings. There are gas grills and deep tubs. If head to toe decadence is desired, Oak Haven provides spa options including massage therapy, skin care, body treatments, manicures, pedicures and body contour wraps. The spa earned Southern Living's Editor's Choice award.

Oak Haven Resort 1947 Old Knoxville Hwy. Sevierville, TN 37876 800-652-2611

Budget Stays

Looking for a getaway on a budget? The Pigeon Forge/Gatlinburg KOA has it covered. Even with the three-night minimum stay, the tab for those nights equals approximately one night at a more traditional cabin. Use of the swimming pool, hot tub and sauna are provided at no charge, while firewood and activities are available at additional cost. Just don't forget to bring your favorite linens.

Pigeon Forge / Gatlinburg KOA 2849 Middle Creek Road Pigeon Forge, TN 37868 865-453-7903

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