You’re in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. You can see the beautiful backdrop of the Great Smoky Mountains in all of their glory. It’s air so that’s so fresh you can almost taste it, and southern hospitality that warms the heart and soothes the soul.
While it’s great for holidays, family reunions, and any kind of visitation, really, what makes it such a great romantic getaway is the nice location you’ll be staying at. Hotels are great with providing you fresh linen, clean rooms, and room service, but do you really want that intruding on your special getaway? Take a break from the regular hustle bustle of a hotel room and make your vacation even more special by renting out a romantic Gatlinburg cabin!
In this part of Tennessee, there are a number of different kinds of cabins to choose from. If you and your partner like camping, you can rent one of the authentic older cabins that are available. If you prefer your romantic vacation to be a more private version of a hotel, then there are plenty of modern, up-to-date cabins for you to choose from. This is where you’ll find that despite the modern conveniences, such as a dishwasher, the old world charm of cabin living still prevails and will enhance your romantic time together. Picking a cabin is so easy! Most people plan their vacations now using the Internet, and they can find something that suits them, their budget, and their expectations. There are cheap Gatlinburg cabins, luxurious Gatlinburg cabins, and everything in between.
If your romantic getaway also includes the option not to have to cook for yourself, don’t worry. There are lots of different places to eat in Gatlinburg. So whether or not you have the most luxurious cabins in the area, you aren’t stuck eating there. You can work your down a list of restaurants, each of them listing the best southern food there is! From breakfast buffets to steak suppers in a relaxed atmosphere. There are even a few supper shows such as Dixie Stampede which will provide entertainment alongside a good meal!
Ober Gatlinburg is a great place to check out on your romantic getaway. If you decide to come near the end of September all the way up to the end of October, you can experience Oktoberfest. This is an annual tradition, where Ober Gatlinburg honors some of the traditional activities in Munic, Germany. Whether you’re young, old, or somewhere in between, you’ll see that there’s something for everyone!
One of the best parts of Oktoberfest is the variety of food you’ll be able to try! Have you ever had German food? Now is your chance! Everything from pretzels and sauerkraut to turkey legs, bratwurst, and schnitzel will be on the themed Oktoberfest menus!
Take your partner out to Oktoberfest if only to enjoy the beer that’s offered alongside the food. If you’re 21 and older, definitely plan on taking a visit to the Outdoor Bier Garden. You can try all the different samples that are offered in order to best pick out a flavor you like! On Saturdays, you can meet representatives from different breweries; different ones are featured each weekend.
Even if your romantic getaway is not planned around Oktoberfest, you’ll still find plenty to do in Ober Gatlinburg. There’s a year round skating rink that acts as a centerpoint for the huge mall; where you can find anything from gift shops to custom leather working shops! Does your romantic get away include a child you must entertain? There’s plenty for kids to do. They can ride the carousal, ride in the awesome alpine slide, and play in bumper cars!
Luckily, you won’t have to worry about all the calories you’re consuming during this visit because with a romantic getaway in Gatlinburg, you’re sure to burn them all… and maybe then some! There are so many exciting adventures for you to have. There are plenty of things for you to start together so you can spend as much time with one anther as possible. A good activity to learn together is rafting! Whether you’re relaxing on the calmer waters, or getting caught up in the fun that’s white water, you’re sure to enjoy yourself. Just make sure that you’re with a guide when white water rafting. If you prefer for your activities to be out of water, there are some great options. You can hike and bike up many trails. You can also take the time to go fishing. Whether you decide to do this together, or whether you want to get up early in the morning for some good trout fishing, you can certainly find some relaxation near the streams and ponds.
You can also ski if you come during the winter; there are enough slopes for everyone from beginner to expert! Most of these slopes you can even ski on at night! Imagine the romantic evening that would make! Skiing with your partner by the light of the moon…
If you come during the spring or autumn, however, you can see the flora and trees of the Great Smoky Mountains in all their glory. If you’re there in the spring or all through the summer, you’re most likely going to see a myriad of beautiful, deep greens, and mesmerizing pastel greens. A really romantic time of the year though is Autumn; the temperatures are lowering just slightly, and nature is taking an artistic turn. The greens fade away, replaced by yellows, golds, and reds. You and your partner can enjoy hiking with a light breeze to cool them, and you can pose in front of a beautiful backdrop of multi-colored mountains and valleys.
Whatever you and your partner choose to do in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, you’ll have a great time, partly because the area has so much historical, artistic, and activity-based aspects, but also because the only thing you really need for a great romance is yourself and your partner. So come to the Great Smoky Mountains and make sure you bring a camera. You want the memories you make to last a lifetime.