FALLing in Love in the Smokies

A Couples’ Fall Guide to Pigeon Forge

Changing leaves, cool and crisp air, the smell of cinnamon and trees, the sounds of mountain music on the streets, and the taste of apple – fritters, pies, cider, and more – are a few of the things that spell fall in the Great Smoky Mountains. With gorgeous scenery, great food, cool days that are perfect for holding hands and strolling the Parkway, and music all around, Pigeon Forge in the Smokies is the perfect setting for couples getting away.

Not to mention, fall is the time for festivals, concerts, shows, and fairs – all great ways to get out and about before heading back to a romantic cabin for the night. So whether you’re planning a honeymoon, celebrating an anniversary, or you just decided on a romantic and spur-of-the-moment getaway, Pigeon Forge is a great choice.

Planning Your Getaway
The first thing you’ll want to do is start planning as soon as possible. And that means you’ll need to find a great place to stay. Luckily we have some cozy cabins outfitted with everything a couple could need, from comfortable king-size beds to wood-burning fireplaces.

Browse our 1-2 bedroom cabins to find just the right fit, and you can even browse by amenity! Imagine staying warm in front of the fireplace, watching a romantic comedy on the big screen TV, starting your day with a refreshing bath in your jetted tub, enjoying a glass of wine in the rocking chairs on the deck, or looking out over the mountains as you sit below the stars in a bubbling hot tub. However you spend your time here, you’ll make some wonderful memories with the one you love.

You can also talk to our reservation specialists about, romantic gift baskets or an in-cabin massage to add on. And you can get some great deals on area attractions with our partner program! Ask our reservation specialists for more details when you book.

What to Do
You’ll never be bored in Pigeon Forge. There are dozens of attractions that appeal to couples, tons of great restaurants with any cuisine you might be craving, lots of shops to browse, and there is plenty of entertainment for a day, a weekend, or a week in the mountains. Not sure what to do on your romantic getaway? We have a few ideas…

For the Adventurers
Hit the trails and enjoy some of the most incredible scenery you can find on a fall hike in the Smokies. Along with the changing leaves, you’ll probably see some wildlife stirring, making for a memorable day in the great outdoors. You can also play miniature golf or take a spin around the go-kart track for some fun. In the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, you’ll have 800+ miles of trails to explore, so get out there and have some fun!

For the Romantics
Take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island for great views of the city night or day, or take a scenic helicopter tour over the mountains for a special and romantic experience. Those changing leaves will be an incredible sight in fall. You can also picnic in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, take a horseback ride or a drive through Cades Cove, or stroll through Patriot Park on a nice day. The fall scenery and cool autumn air will set the stage for a romantic day in the mountains. Want to be a little more active? Take a hike to a waterfall or spend the day watching shows and playing at Dollywood.

Renew your vows on the Grand Staircase at the Titanic Museum Attraction, start your morning right with the Smith Morning Variety Show, enjoy a night at the Smoky Mountain Opry, or stroll through Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies for a relaxing afternoon. In between attractions, walk along the Parkway on those beautiful fall days.

For the Luxury Seekers
You work hard all year to enjoy those times away with family, friends, and the one you love. So if you’re looking to pamper yourself on a luxurious getaway, we have the ticket. Start by booking one of our luxury Pigeon Forge cabins, which feature awesome amenities like private home theaters, Wii game consoles, stunning mountain views, private indoor pools, beautiful kitchens, and rec rooms loaded with games.

For your time outside of the cabin, treat yourself to a day of shopping at the Tanger Outlets. You can stop in at Zales, Kay, or Jared for jewelry, Lenox for some great serving pieces, or Oakley and Wilsons Leather for some nice accessories. There are dozens of shops offering everything from clothing, shoes, and sporting goods to electronics, specialty foods, and cosmetics.

After shopping, enjoy a romantic steak dinner at Alamo Steakhouse or a candlelit dinner in the cabin or book an in-cabin massage. Or you can book some spa services at area spas, including the beautiful Riverstone Resort & Spa and the laid-back St. Somewhere Spa at The Island.