It happens sometimes. Between the kids' activities, your job, and the pressures of daily life, romance can begin to feel like an afterthought. Why not do something to put the passion back into your relationship this winter with a romantic trip for two to the Great Smoky Mountains?
Your Smoky Mountain romance begins in a quaint cabin surrounded by old-growth forests, overlooking some of the most spectacular scenery the South has to offer. With miles of wilderness separating you from the "real world," you won't be bothered by city noises or distractions, and you'll enjoy plenty of quality time together.
Mornings offer a stunning show as the sun comes up over the mountaintop. Enjoy the view from your porch while you sip coffee and plan your day. Miles of hiking trails crisscross the mountains, and provide outdoor lovers ample opportunity to appreciate the peace and solitude of nature. If you prefer indoor activity, a relaxing dip in the hot tub is just the thing to make you forget life's stresses and concentrate on each other.
For a truly romantic afternoon, book a couple's massage. Your masseuse provides everything you need for a day of love, including soothing aromatherapy candles, gourmet chocolates to enjoy together, and even a candlelit dinner for two, right in your cabin. This personal spa treatment is just the thing for putting a little romance back into your life.
If you prefer a night on the town, a short trip down the mountain to Gatlinburg or Pigeon Forge lets you enjoy great entertainment and world-class dining. Popular dinner theaters offer mystery, music, and plenty of laughs for everyone, while quiet steak houses let you enjoy the atmosphere and the company of that special someone.
After dinner, you'll stroll along the streets, stopping to window shop at tiny stores along the way. The local artisan community offers a treasure trove of handcrafted jewelry, quilts, furniture, and other keepsakes you won't find anywhere else, so be sure to pick up a memory or two while you're there.
As darkness falls, stand hand in hand for a ride to the top of the Space Needle and watch the city lights sparkle far below. Or take the aerial tram from Gatlinburg to the top of Mount Harrison, where the night sky shines with the light of millions of stars, offering the perfect ending to a day filled with romance and togetherness.
You don't have to travel to faraway places or book an expensive trip to an exotic locale to put a little romance back into your life. A long weekend spent in the peace and tranquility of the Great Smoky Mountains offers an opportunity to spend time together and rekindle the passion you both share. The quiet solitude, amazing views, and resort-like atmosphere all combine to make this weekend one you'll remember for a lifetime.