Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and what better way to celebrate your love than with a romantic getaway to the majestic Smoky Mountains? This picturesque destination offers breathtaking scenery and plenty of opportunities for adventure and relaxation. In this blog, we’ll guide you through a perfect Valentine’s Day itinerary in the Smoky Mountains, with waterfall hikes, cozy treehouses, and memorable moments with your significant other.
Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Waterfall Hikes
Begin your day with a leisurely scenic drive through the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The park’s beauty is unmatched, with rolling hills, lush forests, and stunning vistas. Pack a picnic lunch and stop at one of the many overlooks to savor the moment together.
Lace up your hiking boots and embark on a romantic waterfall adventure. Head to the trailhead for Laurel Falls, one of the most iconic waterfalls in the Smokies. The relatively easy 2.6-mile roundtrip hike takes you through a beautiful forest, leading to a stunning 80-foot waterfall. It’s the perfect spot for a romantic photo opportunity.
Views From Above
Suppose the terrain is too rough for a hike, a ride on the Gatlinburg SkyLift to the top of Crockett Mountain and the Gatlinburg SkyPark, where you can enjoy some hot chocolate and then take a walk across the Gatlinburg SkyBridge, North America’s longest pedestrian cable bridge. From the SkyBridge, you can enjoy impressive mountain views, and halfway across the bridge is a 30-foot section of glass where you can enjoy the bird’s eye views of the valley below – and maybe even get a peek at some of our local black bears.
Romantic Dinner At The Melting Pot
A romantic dinner at The Melting Pot in Gatlinburg, TN, is an exquisite blend of culinary delights, cozy ambiance, and shared moments with your significant other. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day or an anniversary or want to show your love, this restaurant offers an unforgettable experience that will leave you both with cherished memories of your time in the Smoky Mountains. The Melting Pot is one of our favored local partner businesses, so take your “Sanctuary Guest Perks Card” with you to enjoy your special discount as a Sanctuary Treehouse Resort VIP guest.
Snuggling In A Treehouse
Come back to your treehouse at Sanctuary Treehouse Resort, where you can schedule a couples massage with our favorite local massage therapist, Dan Alt. Dan offers to come to you and set up your massages right in the comfort of your treehouse. After
being pampered and massaged, relax by the outdoor woodburning fireplace on the upper deck, where complimentary unlimited firewood is provided. Enjoy a glass of wine and make s’more memories by the fire.
A Valentine’s Day getaway in the Smoky Mountains promises the beauty of nature and the chance to create lasting memories with your partner. From winter waterfall hikes to cozy treehouse stays and everything in between, this romantic retreat will leave you with a heart filled with love and a camera full of unforgettable moments.