Autumn is the perfect time for couples to enjoy a romantic getaway in the Smokies! With comfortably cool weather, colorful leaves, and fewer tourists, fall in Gatlinburg is a paradise for people just looking to get away from it all. As you start planning your vacation in a one bedroom Gatlinburg cabin, keep the following seven tips for an unforgettable couples retreat in mind:
1. Sync your getaway with the arrival of the fall leaves.
There is nothing more romantic than a scenic tour of the fall colors in the Smoky Mountains! The National Park Service predicts that mid to late October will be the peak season for the fall foliage. However, you can expect to see changing leaves even earlier in the higher elevations of the mountains.
To keep updated on the fall colors forecast, check out the official Great Smoky Mountains National Park website.
2. Pack lots of layers.
The fall weather in the Great Smoky Mountains is usually refreshingly cool, with average temperatures in the mid 60s. However, the Gatlinburg area can reach highs in the 70s and lows in the 40s. If you plan on taking a romantic hike in the national park, we advise dressing in layers. That way you’ll always be comfortable, regardless of how hot or cold it is!
3. Spend time on your cabin’s porch.
There is no better way to enjoy a fall day than from your cabin’s porch. You and your special someone can relax in an old fashioned wooden rocking chair while taking in breathtaking views of the changing leaves and the mountains.
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4. Take advantage of the hot tub.
Looking for the perfect way to stay toasty during the fall? Grab your significant other and go for a dip in your cabin’s bubbling hot tub. A steamy soak in the tub is an absolute must for any couples vacation.
5. Go for a scenic drive.
If you want to see the fall colors up close, we suggest going for a scenic drive in Gatlinburg. You’ll love viewing the brilliant oranges, yellows, and reds right from the comfort of your car. Here are three of our favorite places to visit:
6. Cook a gourmet meal together.
All of our one bedroom Gatlinburg cabins come with fully equipped kitchens, so you can prepare a romantic dinner together. We suggest celebrating the fall with some seasonally appropriate drinks and dishes, like warm apple cider, fresh pumpkin pie, or even some early Thanksgiving turkey.
7. Don’t forget your camera.
A couples getaway is a time to create memories that will last a lifetime, so don’t forget to take lots of photos! As you explore Gatlinburg and the national park, be sure to stop and pose for a picture with the changing leaves as your backdrop.
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