Do you want to surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway but aren’t sure where to go? This year, indulge and treat them to a weekend getaway in a luxurious romantic cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains. Elk Springs Resort has long been the choice of Gatlinburg-bound vacationers, especially those who want some peace, quiet and privacy. With a range of cabin sizes and themes, you are sure to find the right place to stay for you and your special someone.
We offer cabins with two to five bedrooms, but if it’s just the two of you, nestling into one of our 11 one-bedroom cabins is just what you need. Each cabin hosts a range of amenities, including hot tubs, saunas, fireplaces, rain showers and so much more..
If you’ve come for the ultimate view, opt for Tree Tops. This cabin features a porch swing to soak in the beauty of the mountains, and if you’re looking for something to do other than snuggle up near the fireplace, try the pool table! Something more peaceful perhaps? The outdoor fire pit and dining area is just a minute walk away from Tree Tops, so plan a picnic and meet some fellow travelers.
If a secluded getaway is more your speed, then our Creekside Cottage is just what you need. Tucked away in the hills of Wears Valley, you and your loved one can soak in one of two hot tubs, enjoy exploring the surrounding forest, and feel like you’ve moved into a luxurious, modern tree house! Quite a difference if you live in a busy city and crave some peace and quiet!
If you’re still reeling in the happily ever after, continue to feel the love in one of Elk Springs Resort newest cabins, Ever After. This beautiful cabin features an outdoor fire pit, picnic tables, and multiple porches off the great room and master bedroom to take in the Smoky Mountains.
Life is busy! We are always trying to find balance between work, family commitments, friends and everything else that is in between. Making time to nurture your relationship can seem impossible. But we all could all use a little more romance in our lives. Here our our suggestions for having fun, relaxing and reconnecting with your special someone while on your romantic getaway to Gatlinburg.
Spend all weekend, a morning, or an evening snuggled up together in your cabin. Watch a romantic movie on the big screen TV. Check out this Top 100 movie list and pick out your favorites in advance. Don’t forget to make some tasty snacks and get the fire going. Then enjoy the calm and the company of your sweetheart.
Once you’re relaxed and re-energized take the time to enjoy all that our town has to offer. Many of our romantic weekend visitors love to go for sunrise hikes in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while others opt for a stroll down the Parkway. One historic nature trail that you must see is Roaring Fork. This easy, driveable trail offers multiple pull-off spots to hike to waterfalls and the possibility of seeing wild life.
If you are more into exploring the water than the land and looking for an action packed adventure. Book a white water trip with Rafting in the Smokies. Maybe the weather is too cool for the Pigeon Forge River? The community has a variety of horseback riding options including the Five Oaks Riding Stables that explores 70 acres of the National Park. This is another great way to tune into nature and each other. Explore the trails, learn Appalachian history, and enjoy each others company. There is a whole slue of other outdoor activities to enjoy, your options endless;you could spend the day biking, fishing, or even golfing. If you’re not sure what your looking for, check out other things to do in Gatlinburg.
After a fulfilling morning of activities, stop in the Wild Plum Tea Room for a quaint and quiet lunch. This lovely restaurant is not your typical Gatlinburg stop. They offer gluten free, vegetarian, and vegan dishes. But also, an intimate lunch destination that provides a genteel environment. While you’re there, take care of your night plans and book a private, in-cabin therapeutic massage for two with the fantastic Beneficial to Life massage therapists. They offer a variety of packages that are sure to please all your senses.
Another fun activity in the area is touring the local moonshine distillery! Learn about the history of the area, try a sample if you dare, and take one of over a dozen flavors of moonshine with you back to your cabin. If Moonshine is a little too bold for your romantic getaway? Tryout a local wine tour instead with the folks at the Sugarland Cellars. Tours are free daily from noon to 5:30 pm. If you don’t make it on either of the tours, be sure to stock your wine cabinet for dinner with the vast selection from a variety of local wine and liquor stores in the area.
Top off all the hiking, sightseeing, and tasting with a fantastic dinner for two at one of the area’s fine dining establishments. If you’re looking for a true Southern experience, try out stone ground grits at The Old Mill Restaurant in Pigeon Forge. Or if you’ve worked up an appetite from all your exploring you may be in the mood for a steak dinner, if so be sure to venture to Cherokee Grill. Centrally located and close to nightlife activity if you’re looking to take in the downtown after dinner.
Why not end the perfect day on the Skylift for an exhilarating ride to the mountain’s top to take in the spectacular views of the National Park and the bright lights of downtown? This affordable, scenic overlook can be explored with your own two eyes, or through binoculars. For the more adventurous at heart, take a short drive over to Dandridge for a balloon ride with the Smoky Mountain Balloon Adventures. The breathtaking views of Douglas Lake and greater Sevierville will literally top your trip. Whether you plan to experience all that Gatlinburg has to offer, or stay tucked away in your own private getaway, Elk Springs Resort has everything you need. So what are you waiting for? Give us a call today to book your romantic weekend for two, and don’t hesitate to ask us for any suggestions to make your time here as special as you want it to be.