Smoky Mountain Activities for Couples

The stunning natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains provide the ideal backdrop for a romantic escape. We are pleased to offer cabins that help set the mood, with fireplaces, hot tubs and amazing mountain views. You’ll also want to venture out and experience all the Smokies have to offer for couples. Here are a few of our favorites:

Gatlinburg Space Needle

The 360-degree views from this 407-foot observation tower are unparalleled, and feature the city of Gatlinburg and the surrounding Smoky Mountains. The 400-foot glass elevator ride to the top of the tower is an experience in and of itself. Once at the observation deck, take advantage of the free view finders for a closer look at the stunning panorama. The observation deck is also the ideal spot to take a romantic "selfie" for two, as well as share a quick kiss.

Chimneys Picnic Area

Replete with picnic tables, grills (bring your own charcoal!) and restrooms, this is the perfect spot to enjoy a romantic meal for two. The grounds are well-shaded, ideal for keeping cool during those sizzling summer months. There is a stream adjacent to the picnic area, which features numerous large boulders. It provides the perfect backdrop for a romantic photo.

Horseback Riding at Cades Cove

Cades Cove is a 6,800-acre valley surrounded by soaring mountains. The area is a favorite spot to see native wildlife like white tailed deer, black bears, raccoon and turkey. Take a couples guided tour of the cove on horseback with Cades Cove Riding Stables. You can also take a romantic horse drawn carriage ride.

Couples Massage

Relieve daily stress, aches and pains with a relaxation or therapeutic massage. There are several local masseurs in the area that can come to your cabin for a private couple’s massage. Weather permitting, you can have your massage on the deck outside your cabin, so that the two of you can enjoy the tranquil sounds of nature.

Hike the Cataract Falls Trail

Located two-miles from downtown Gatlinburg, Cataract Falls Trail is a lesser known trek that clocks-in at around ¾ miles and provides beautiful views of the 25-foot-high falls. The trail begins on a paved path, but soon turns to gravel. Enjoy the sounds of the water flowing through Fighting Creek, as well as the verdant flora that surrounds the trail.