4 of the Best Things to Do in Gatlinburg for Couples

A happy couple in the mountains.

Gatlinburg is the perfect destination for a romantic getaway! Blessed with breathtaking natural beauty and a variety of fun attractions, our Smoky Mountain city has everything you desire for a retreat with your sweetheart. To help you make the most of your vacation, Chalet Village has put together a guide to four of the best things to do in Gatlinburg for couples:

1. Explore the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community

The Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community is a charming collection of galleries, studios, and shops located off of the East Parkway. All of the items for sale in the Arts & Crafts Community are handmade by local artisans and craftspeople. Couples will love driving through the 8 mile Arts & Crafts loop and shopping for souvenirs or gifts for each other. Whether you’re looking for paintings, photography, quilts, candles, jewelry, baskets, pottery, or something else, you are sure to find it in the Great Smoky Arts & Crafts Community.

2. Go Wine TastingRomantic couple sharing wine in a cellar.

The Rocky Top Wine Trail provides couples with the chance to sample some of the Gatlinburg area’s locally made wines for free. The trail is comprised of five Smoky Mountain wineries: Mountain Valley Vineyards, Apple Barn Winery, Hillside Winery, Sugarland Cellars Winery, and Eagle Springs Winery. To take advantage of the free tastings, simply visit any of the wineries listed above and you will be offered a complimentary glass of wine and a tour of the facility. If you get your official Rocky Top Wine Trail passport stamped at each location, you will even receive a special gift to take home!

The Rocky Top Wine Trail can be completed over the course of a vacation or multiple vacations, so there is no need to visit all of the wineries in one day. Of course, if you would like to sample wines from multiple locations on the same day, you can always rent a limo and enjoy the trail in style!

3. Ride the Gatlinburg Sky Lift

The Gatlinburg Sky Lift is one of the most popular things to do in Gatlinburg for couples! This scenic chairlift ride takes guests from downtown Gatlinburg up 1,800 ft. to the top of Crockett Mountain. From high in the sky, passengers on the Sky Lift will enjoy breathtaking views of the mountains and the city below. For a romantic evening with your special someone, we recommend taking the Gatlinburg Sky Lift at night, so you can see the glittering lights of The Strip from the best vantage point in town.

A piece of bread being dipped in warm cheese fondue.4. Dine at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot is perfect for a date night in Gatlinburg! This unique restaurant specializes in both cheese and chocolate fondue. Sharing a meal with your special someone at The Melting Pot is a unique experience that you won’t soon forget. We recommend calling ahead to reserve a table at the restaurant’s Lover’s Lane, the most romantic section of The Melting Pot.

When you stay at Chalet Village, you will be just a short drive from all of these wonderful things to do in Gatlinburg for couples! To start planning your vacation, browse our selection of Gatlinburg cabin rentals.