Valentines Day in Gatlinburg
Smokies offers plenty of romance for Valentines
With Christmas just weeks away, it’s not too early to start planning a romantic getaway for you and your Valentine – and what better destination than the Great Smoky Mountains in Tennessee?
No matter your interests, you’re sure to find at least a couple of activities and attractions for the lovey-dovey holiday in our area.
The Spa at Pine Mountain and Bear Cove Falls is a short distance from Gatlinburg, Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It offers massages; body wraps; spa pedicures; nails; waxing; steam showers; a couples’ suite with a full bath and fireplace; an herbal mud bath for two; body spray showers; and a pool and hot tub. For Valentine’s Day specials and more information, visit the spa’s Web site at www.gatlinburgdayspa.com.
Are you and your love wine aficionados – or do you aspire to be? We have five wineries within 12 miles of each other, each boasting local wines with unique flavors. Visitors can pick up a Rocky Top Wine Trail Passport at their first stop, have it stamped at each location, and then receive a free logo wine glass at the third location and a free gift for completing the trail.
Free wine tastings are offered at every winery and free tours of the wine cellars and tank rooms are given from 12-5 p.m. at Mountain Valley Winery, Sugarland Cellars and Hillside Winery. All five wineries (including Eagle Spring Winery and Apple Barn Winery) are open seven days a week and only close on Christmas Day.
For more information, visit www.rockytopwineries.com.
Up for an adventure while enjoying nature? There’s horseback riding at Smoking Riding Stables in Gatlinburg, located inside Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
“Natural beautiful riding trails await you with an experienced guide that might lead you into a flock of wild turkeys, a herd of wild deer or even a black bear climbing a tree,” its Web site states.
For more information, visit www.smokymountainridingstables.com.
Ober Gatlinburg offers ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, tubing and other outdoor activities – plus shopping and dining. Read more about its Ski Area and Amusement Park at www.obergatlinburg.com.
How about a little hiking with a picnic? Beautiful Cades Cove was an isolated valley home to numerous settlers before the formation of the national park. Today, it is the single most popular destination for the park’s visitors: It attracts more than 2 million people each year with its well-preserved homesteads, scenic mountain views and abundant displays of wildlife.
Enjoy the crisp mountain air and see the beauty of the Smoky Mountains like never before at the Gatlinburg Scenic Overlook – and be sure to take plenty of pictures to capture the memory.
How’s that for a phenomenal Valentine’s weekend? Heartland Cabin Rentals is the perfect place to make it all come together. Give us a call today at 1-888-711-0087 to reserve your cozy cabin for two.
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