4 Valentine Ideas for Your Great Smoky Mountains Trip

A Great Smoky Valentine’s celebration can be the perfect romantic getaway for you and your significant other. But with so much to do in the area, it may be difficult to pin down a few select activities to celebrate your love. If you’re looking for some Valentine’s ideas in the Great Smoky Mountains, here are four suggestions to get you started.

Revel in The Mountain Views
Gatlinburg Sky LiftThe Great Smoky Mountains are renowned for their beauty. As part of your Valentine’s celebration, why not take a romantic ride on the all-new chairlift at Gatlinburg Sky Lift, one of the official Gatlinburg and Southern Highlands attractions. Enjoy pristine winter views of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park as you climb to the top of Crockett Mountain. Upon making the smooth decent back towards the valley, enjoy the incredible sights — and maybe pop that question you’ve been meaning to ask your significant other. The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is located at 765 Parkway and is open daily from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. during the Valentine’s season.

Enjoy a Couples Massage
What better way for a couple to spend Valentine’s Day than by relaxing together amidst the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. At About You Salon and Day Spa, you and your significant other can enjoy a luxurious couples massage. Choose a Swedish, deep tissue or hot stone massage, or go all-in and experience all three massages, a foot scrub and a monsoon shower. About You Salon and Day Spa is located at 951 East Parkway #16 in Gatlinburg and is opened Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Savor the Mountain Flavors
No Valentine’s Day celebration would be complete without a romantic dinner. Enjoy a fine dining experience with your significant other at The Park Grill. You’ll be entranced by the log cabin interior, complete with white linen covered tables and comfortable leather chairs. Modern artwork adorns the walls, and the music flowing from the restaurant’s grand piano will make your already intimate dinner more exquisite. Feast on unique, local flavors, including Mountain Trout, Moonshine Chicken and a selection of the finest steaks. The Park Grill is located at 1110 Parkway in Gatlinburg and the dinner menu is served Sunday through Friday at 5 p.m. and Saturday at 4:30 p.m.

Take the Next Step
If you’re ready to change your relationship status from dating to married, why not do it on Valentine’s Day? Chapel at the Park, located on over three acres of land within the beautiful Smokies, offers both indoor and outdoor weddings. The property’s Little White Chapel has a traditional yet modern interior. It includes a built-in four camera video system that can help you create a one-of-a-kind wedding DVD. The Chapel has open house tours most Sundays from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. for you to view the grounds and church. Chapel at the Park is located at 379 East Parkway in Gatlinburg.