Happy couple tasting wine on the Rocky Top Wine Trail

4 Romantic Date Ideas for a Spectacular Valentine’s Day in the Smoky Mountains

To help you make the most of your Valentine’s Day in the Smoky Mountains, we have put together four romantic date ideas for couples visiting Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville. If you want a truly unforgettable retreat in East Tennessee, try doing all four in one day!

1. Take the Rocky Top Wine Trail

Treat your Valentine to a trip along the Rocky Top Wine Trail, a special tour of five wineries with more than 60 unique selections of wine to sample for free. All five wineries are situated within just 12 miles of each other and guests pick up their Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport at their first winery. The passport is stamped at each winery, and visitors receive a complimentary wine glass at the third stop and a free gift for finishing the trail!

2. Dinner at the Melting Pot in GatlinburgCheese fondue at the Melting Pot in Gatlinburg

After a relaxing afternoon with your sweetheart, enjoy a romantic dinner at The Melting Pot in the heart of Gatlinburg. This delightful fondue restaurant provides the perfect atmosphere to celebrate Valentine’s Day, as well as a selection of the most delicious food in town. Their special Valentine’s Day menu includes four tempting courses, including a cheddar cheese fondue, strawberry almond salad, several fantastic entrees, and your choice of chocolate fondue!

3. Ride the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island

Cuddle up together for a night ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at the Island in Pigeon Forge. This spectacular 200 foot tall Ferris wheel features 42 glass enclosed gondolas in climate controlled comfort, and one million LED lights create the ultimate romantic experience. Don’t forget to kiss when you reach the top!

Cabin in the Smoky Mountains4. Spend the night in a Smoky Mountain cabin

Make the most of your Valentine’s Day by spending the night in a cozy Smoky Mountain cabin. Whether relaxing in front of a roaring fire, soaking together in a bubbling hot tub, or simply enjoying the gorgeous mountain views, an overnight stay in a cabin provides the perfect ending to your Valentine’s Day in the Smoky Mountains! Visit our Smoky Mountain Cabins page to see our listings of vacation rentals in Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Sevierville.

About Jason Fishman

Jason Fishman is a writer and editor specializing in history, dining, travel and tourism. In his spare time, he enjoys science fiction, breakfast food and bad puns.