Romantic getaways in Gatlinburg

When you plan a couples getaway a lot of different things come into play, if what you’re looking in yours is tranquility, rolling hills and lush greenery as far as the eye can see, and an intimate family run boutique hotel to enjoy all these things from, then a romantic getaway in Gatlinburg may be ideal for you. 

Despite being a peaceful tranquil town there are a variety of adventures and exciting activities you can partake in, beautiful waterfalls and Instagram-able scenery will blow your mind and keep you coming for more romantic getaways in Gatlinburg.


List of romantic hotels in Gatlinburg

Bent Creek Golf Village

Located at the foot of the mountains, Bent Creek Golf Village is ideal for one of your romantic getaways in Gatlinburg.

This hotel for couples is an excelent choice if you’re looking for a romantic weekend getaway in Gatlinburg, as it boasts both indoor and outdoor swimming pools, as well as an 18 hole golf course. The Great Smoky Mountains will provide you with a backdrop that is sure to make your romantic getaway in  Gatlinburg one of the most picturesque you’re likely to have.

Every room or suite at the Bent Creek Golf Village boasts a terrace, some with mountain views, a kitchen and a living room.

Old Creek Lodge

Old Creek Lodge is known as one of the best honeymoon destination in Tenessee, and its easy to see why, with its scenic location by the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains and plentyful amenities, this luxury hotel is sure to make your romantic getaway in Gatlinburg unforgettable.

The Lodge boasts an outdoor swimming pool. What better way to immerse yourself in the local culture than through some regional cuisine, holding onto that thought, the onsite restaurant, Bennet’s BBQ serves typical Tenessee cuisine.

Every room at the Old Creek Lodge boasts rustic decór, with a stonewall fireplace and a private balcony overlooking the neighbouring Smoky Mountains.

River Edge Inn

This hotel for couples looking for a more affordable inexpensive romantic getaway doesn’t skimp out on comfort or amenities, located in Gatlinburg’s bustling city center, close to any and all romantic restaurant you’d want to visit.

The River Edge Inn boasts an outdoor swimming pool, with a small and comfortable lounge area. You’ll find a variety of restaurants to choose from just a short walk away from the hotel.

Each elegant room is modernly decorated, with ample sophisticated bathrooms, the stonewall fireplaces create the perfect ambiance for romance.


Baymont by Wyndham Gatlinburg on the River

This riverside romantic hotel in Gatlinburg boasts every amenity you’ll need for a beautiful romantic getaway in Gatlinburg.

The Baymont boasts an indoor swimming pool, an outdoor lounge with a firepit, where guests can sit back and unwind. Wherever you sit you’ll be greated with scenic views of the river and the mountains, what more can you ask of a couples getaway?

In your elegant room, you’ll find a balcony with mountain and river views, hardwood floors and modern decór.


Bearskin Lodge on the River

This lavish boutique hotel has everything you need for a romantic getaway in Gatlinburg, from scenic views to wonderful amenities, the Bearskin Lodge has it all.

At this incredible hotel for couples you’ll find an outdoor swimming pool and an onsite romantic restaurant, The Peddler, that serves regional cuisine. To make the most of your weekend getaway, you’ll find that wherever you go in the hotel,incredible views of the mountains and Gatlinburg river await you.

Each elegant room boasts a fireplace and a balcony offering you panoramic views. Hardwood floors and stone finished ample bathrooms give the rooms the level of luxury you’d expect from a romantic weekend getaway.


Baskins Creek Condos

If a typical hotel for couples isn’t your cup of tea for a weekend getaway, then something like Baskins Creek Condos may be the ideal choice for your romantic getaway in Gatlinburg.

Despite the condo setting, you’ll still have all of the amenities you need to make your couples getaway feel special, you’ll find a gorgeous outdoor pool with a rustic little lounge area. The Condos are a short distance away from Gatlinburg’s dining and entertainment district to ensure you won’t have a dull moment during your special romantic weekend.

Each condo is fully furnished, a kitchen, a living room as well as spacious bathrooms equipped with deep soaking tubs.


Canterbury Cottage

The Canterbury Cottage is an intimate choice of accommodation for your romantic getaways in Gatlinburg. Enjoy a cozy cabin retreat with plenty of space all for yourselves at this wondefuly romantic place.

You’ll find a rustically decorated cabin, with a  outdoor seating area and a hot tub just for you and your loved one. If you’re feeling a bit more social, you can swing by the communal swimming pool for a refreshing dip.

Holiday Inn Club Vacations Smoky Mountain Resort

Ideal as a honeymoon destination, the Holiday Inn Club is located by the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this romantic hotel in Gatlinburg will be the ideal springboard for your scenic adventures.

The Holiday Inn is home to both an indoor and outdoor swimming pool as well as a hot tub, so you can relax and enjoy your romantic weekend getaway to its fullest.

Every rooms boasts warm  decór and furnishings, a suite boasts a stonewall fireplace and a seating area.

The Park Vista

When looking for romantic getaways in Gatlinburg, stunning views, good food and amenities are essencial, this luxury hotel checks all the boxes.

The Park Vista features an incredible location overlooking the mountains and the Gatlinburg river, and is home to a wonderful romantic restaurant, the Vista Grill, serving American cuisine. You’ll find a multi-level swimming pool and hot tubs to set the mood for your romantic weekend getaway.

Each elegant room boasts warm decór and hardwood furnishings, comfortable beds and gorgeous mountain views from the balcony.

Gatlinburg Inn

This romantic hotel in Gatlinburg gives off an intimate cozy feel, located in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, it’ll make your weekend getaway memorable.

The quaint Gatlinburg Inn features an outdoor swimming pool as well as an lounge by an outdoor stonewall fireplace. You’ll find yourself just a short walk away from many local attractions, restaurants and beautiful picturesque hiking trails.

Each room is decorated with warm tones with hardwood pannels addorning the walls, leather upholstery and beautiful stone finished bathrooms.

Margaritaville Resort

The vibrant Margaritaville Resort looks more like a Florida boutique hotel rather than Tenessee mountainside hotel, although it may seem out of place at first you’ll find a decadent marriage between  small town tranquility and tropical excitement.

You’ll find the resort to be a serene romantic place, outdoor and indoor swimming pools can be found scattered throughout, along with comfortable lounge areas. Treat yourself at the full service spa with a massage package so you can leave the woes of day to day life behind. The onsite romantic restaurant, serves classic American comfort food. Whatever you need, this resort has so you can m,ake the most out of your romantic getaway in Gatlinburg.

Greystone Lodge on the River

The scenic Greystone Lodge has everything you need to fuel your romantic getaways in Gatlinburg, rustic cozy rooms, scenic river views, and a wealth of restaurants in the immediate area.

The Greystone features an outdoor swimming pool overlooking the Gatlinburg river.

Rooms are rustically decorated, with a suite boasting a stonewall fireplace and a balcony overlooking the river.


Hampton Inn Gatlinburg

The Hampton Inn is located just outside the entrance to the Great Smoky Mountains, an unrivaled location that is sure to kickstart your romantic getaways in Gatlinburg.

The Hampton Inn features an outdoor swimming pool. This wondrous romantic place is directly next to the Ober Gatlinburg Tram, which leads directly to the world famous ski slopes.

Rooms boasts a scenic view of the Great Smoky Mountains, suites boast wall mounted fireplaces, and comfortable seating areas.

Gatlinburg Mountain Inn

We’ve listed a variety of upscale hotels to spice up your romantic weekend, in contrast the Gatlinburg Mountain Inn is a more budget friendly option for your couples getaway.

Its convenient location in downtown Gatlinburg places the Mountain Inn in the heart of the action, close to all the local attraction such as the famous Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies.

Rooms at the Inn are modern and spacious, featuring ample, fully equipped bathrooms.

Edgewater Hotel

The hillside Edgewater Hotel is a whimsical destination for your romantic weekend.

The Edgewater boasts a stunning half-indoor, half-outdoor swimming pool as well as a hot tub. If you feel like taking a scenic walk to unwind, the Great Smoky Mountains are just a short walk away from the hotel.

Some suites at the Edgewater feature a hot tub in the room.

Romantic things to do in Gatlinburg

Once you have chosen the perfect hotel for your romantic getaway, let’s find a complementary thing to do in Gatlinburg so you can get the most out of your couple’s vacation.

Gatlinburg SkyLift Park

The iconic yellow SkyLift soars 1800 feet over sea level to the record breaking SkyBridge, get ready to be impressed by the jaw dropping views of the Smoky Mountains and of the quaint town of Gatlinburg.

The SkyBridge boasts 30-feet of see-through glass that  you can walk on if you’re feeling adventurous.

Ripley's Aquarium of the Smokies

Delve deep into the waters of Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies, where you’ll find yourself literally surrounded on all sides by over ten thousand ocean dwelling animals.

Walk and play with penguins, or take a ride on the glass bottom boat on Ripley’s Shark Lagoon, where only 3 inches of glass separate you from some of the planet’s most feared predators.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

This wondrous National Park is world renowned for its plant and animal life diversity, not to mention some of the most jaw dropping scenery you’re likely to find anywhere in the world.

You’re liable to find anywhere from vibrant wildflowers to black bears. At night, if you’re lucky, you might be blessed with a natural lightshow, courtesy of the Park’s firefly population.

There is a variety of hiking trails, even large stretches of the Appalachian trail run through the park.

The Village Shops

The quaint town of Gatlinburg is home to a charming European themed village shopping district.

This Old World shopping area is home to 27 distinct stores, clothing boutiques and charming little restaurants where visitors can enjoy a home cooked meal and sample some of Gatlinburg’s best food in a authentic setting.

Hollywood Star Cars Museum

One of Gatlinburg’s most popular attractions, the Hollywood Star Cars Museum allows you to tour some of the most famous and iconic cars in popular media, from Herbie the lovable Volkswagen Beetle to the Harley Davidson from Terminator 2.

The Star Cars Museum is home to over 40 vehicles, each exhibit lets you know about the vehicles history and the movie or show its from.

Ober Gatlinburg

The Ober Gatlinburg is the Smoky Mountains top attraction, regardless the time of the year you choose to visit, there is always something unique and exciting about the Ober.

The Ober is famous for its gentle ski slopes and panoramic scenery, making it an extradordinary choice of destination year round, but even more so during the colder months.

More romantic getaways close to Gatlinburg

If you want to find more romantic hotels, we recommend these locations below, so you can find the perfect accommodation for your next romantic getaway or vacation.

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