8 Memorable Tennessee Romantic Getaways For Lovebirds

Posted by
Brittany Varano
March 20, 2023

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From the lush Mississippi River to the rolling peaks of the Great Smoky Mountains, and even the vibrant cities in between, Tennessee was made for lovers.

The chemistry between you and your co-pilot is way more important than the destination you visit…but it doesn’t hurt if where you’re visiting happens to be incredible too. And in Tennessee, it’s fair to say this couldn’t be more true.

Home to the vibrant yet rustic Appalachian Mountains and one of the most visited national parks in the country, the state is a paradise for nature lovers. But magic can also be found in the streets of Tennessee’s biggest cities, where country music, fantastic southern eats, and smooth Tennessee whiskey promise an infinite number of date nights. Add in places like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge and you can enjoy the best of both worlds!

Follow your heart to these incredible Tennessee getaways that promise all the romance the south has to offer.

1. Carnegie Hotel

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Why you should stay: A sophisticated AAA Four Diamond hotel with a romance package in scenic East Tennessee.

  • Location: Johnson City
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $159/night

At the Carnegie Hotel, guests are treated to old-world charm, exquisite Baroque decor, and classical elements like hardwood floors and leather furnishings. Each guestroom features elevated touches like pillow-top mattresses and soaking tubs. For something a little extra, upgrade to a suite for more space and amenities like a fireplace or a wet bar. The hotel also boasts a heated outdoor swimming pool, an onsite fitness center, and a spa where you can book a couples massage.

Those interested in an all-in-one experience should consider the Enhance Your Romance package, which includes dinner at the hotel’s restaurant, Wellingham’s, and a 60-minute massage for two. Some of the most romantic things to do in Johnson City include sipping cocktails at the Windsor Speakeasy or catching a movie at the historic Stateline Drive-In Theatre in Elizabethton.

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2. Hideaway Haven

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Why you should stay: A modern cabin with a hot tub not far from the natural beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

  • Location: Sevierville
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $195/night

Hideaway Haven is a dreamy cabin for two nestled on a semi-remote property in the mountains just 35 minutes outside Knoxville. The home boasts exquisite knotty wood surfaces and expansive windows that allow natural light to pour inside. That, coupled with the open floor plan and the fireplace in the living room, help make the space feel luxurious yet warm.

The home’s covered balcony overlooks the surrounding woods, offering a private place to relax or soak in the hot tub under the glow of string lights. The deck also features corn hole and Jenga for adult game time. When you’re not taking in the sights and sounds of the Smokies, this cabin is conveniently near restaurants and attractions found in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg.

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3. The Hermitage Hotel

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Why you should stay: A five-star hotel dating back to 1910 that’s a prime example of the glamor of Beaux-Arts architecture.

  • Location: Nashville
  • Sleeps: 2-4
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $476/night

As a registered National Historic Landmark, staying at The Hermitage Hotel means waking up in downtown Nashville, shrouded in historic luxury. All rooms at the Hermitage are outfitted with high-end touches including marble countertops and a bathroom mirror that doubles as a TV. Upgraded rooms feature attractive extras like sweeping views of the Tennessee Capitol Building.

Those visiting Nashville for romance can indulge in the hotel’s “Love is in the Air” nightly rate. The package includes sparkling wine upon arrival, chocolate-covered strawberries, rose petal decor, and breakfast for two each morning. At Drusie & Darr, the hotel’s restaurant by internationally recognized chef Jean-Georges, guests can indulge in a tasting menu with multiple courses. The hotel also offers amenities like room service and their Pampered Paws Program for guests traveling with pups.

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4. Alpine Dreams

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Why you should stay: A quaint log cabin for two with a hot tub and Great Smoky Mountain views.

  • Location: Sevierville
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $170/night

Alpine Dreams is a two-story cabin perfect for outdoorsy couples looking for a mountain escape. On the first floor, a plush king bed, gas fireplace, and jacuzzi tub promise quality time spent together at home. From the living area, a glass door leads to the covered deck, where a hot tub and mountain views await. But that’s not all. This cabin also boasts a lower level with a pool table and a second balcony.

Guest Kimberly shares, “Beautiful, quaint, and cozy cabin for couples. The bed is the center of attention in this cabin. It’s situated in a spot great for mountain views and perfectly centered for watching romantic Hallmark movies with your sweetie. The electric fireplace is a big hit when it comes to being cold or wanting to be all snuggly.”

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5. Berry Springs Lodge

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Why you should stay: A four-star couple’s bed and breakfast located just 10 minutes outside of Pigeon Forge.

  • Location: Gatlinburg
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 1 night
  • Rates from: $113/night

The Berry Springs Lodge is an adults-only outdoor resort in a prime location for exploring the Great Smoky Mountains. The sprawling property has a lot to offer, including fishing ponds, access to canoes, and yard games. Couples can choose from various rooms and suites with unique decor. However, what most have in common is a jacuzzi tub for two and a private balcony. It’s also possible to upgrade to suites with a fireplace and epic view.

Each morning, guests are treated to a hot and fresh country breakfast. No onsite dining is available at the lodge for lunch or dinner, but that’s A-okay. The property is near some of Pigeon Forge and Gaitlinburg’s best restaurants (it’s also surprisingly close to Dollywood). Spice up your stay with one of their romantic add-on packages that range from spa treatments to a silk rose petal welcome and more.

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6. Hummingbird Treehouse

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Why you should stay: A magical treehouse with a hot tub on a forested property just 45 minutes from Chattanooga.

  • Location: Monteagle
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 2 nights
  • Rates from: $175/night

Tucked under a canopy of leaves, the Hummingbird Treehouse offers a romantic escape in a quiet corner of Tennessee. A catwalk leads to the entrance of the treehouse, so there’s no need to contend with stairs or a ladder. Once inside, stylish decor and cozy touches like a gas fireplace and a hanging swing chair on the deck welcome you home.

This little getaway isn’t your ordinary treehouse and features a complete kitchen and bathroom for comfort. It’s one of many units but is secluded away in its own private corner of the 18-acre property. Community spaces come complete with a hammock, fire pit, and Adirondack chairs, making it a great way to meet new people during the day, but return to the privacy of a romantic abode come sundown.

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7. Blackberry Farm


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Why you should stay: A five-star resort that fuses rustic charm with luxury, immersed in the beauty of the Appalachian Mountains.

  • Location: Walland
  • Sleeps: 2
  • Minimum stay: 3 nights
  • Rates from: $1,095/night

Blackberry Farm is a luxury boutique resort in the beautiful foothills of eastern Tennessee. As a Relais & Châteaux member, couples can rest assured they’ll be treated to the best of bespoke hospitality. Offering a variety of upscale rooms, suites, cottages, and houses, visitors are treated to exceptional amenities that may include fireplaces, soaking tubs, and even private golf carts.

Guests should take advantage of the spa and wellness center, where a pool, steam room, massage, and body treatments are available. Onsite dining and a craft brewery serve various tasty dishes, brews, and wines. There are even cooking demonstrations available to book for a romantic evening. If you can pull yourself away from the resort’s 2,400+ acres, the serenity of Tuckaleechee Caverns and the Great Smoky Mountains are a short drive away.

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8. Romantic Getaway Cabin

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Why you should stay: A charming two-bedroom home with an unbeatable view of the surrounding mountains.

  • Location: Sevierville
  • Sleeps: 4
  • Minimum stay: 3-5 nights
  • Rates from: $549/night

This romantic getaway cabin is perched atop a hill, offering stunning views of the Smokies for miles. Throughout the home, floor-to-ceiling windows create a sunny atmosphere where you can marvel at the views from almost every room.

However, the home’s best feature is the expansive wraparound deck that offers a front-seat (and private) view of the epic vista. The deck is furnished with a grill for home-cooked meals that can be enjoyed al fresco at the outdoor dining table. After dinner, relax with a soothing soak in the outdoor hot tub or the luxurious bathtub inside. The home also has an 80s arcade console with 50 classic games, promising a unique date night activity.

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