Post # 1
Hey! FH and I are interested in honeymooning somewhere in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, or Kentucky! We really liked the Lodge at Glendorn in Pennsylvania(http://www.glendorn.com/), but they are booked full for the week we’d want (our wedding is July 3, 2010, and we would like to honeymoon July 4-8). Do any of you know of any other similar destinations in either of those three states that we could check out? We would prefer a lodge like this one, but a nice B&B might be alright. We want to stay away from hotels and cities. FH also really liked the options for hunting at Glendorn. Thanks!!!
Post # 3
I know when the hubs and I were looking for a long weekend get away we had considered Bucks County, PA. They seem to have a lot in the area and it is a nice area. Here is a website for the county visitors: http://visitbuckscounty.com/.
Philly is always a great option. There are tons to do depending on your interests. Good luck with your search!
Post # 5
The Pocono’s are usually really nice in the summer and not very crowded. If you’re looking for a low key lodge I bet you could find a great deal in summer.
My grandparents lived there, but I haven’t been there since like 1998, lol I could be wrong!
Post # 7
My anniversary is July 4th! I’m sure there has to be some great locations (and maybe even fireworks!) Any local ladies that can help her find something???
Post # 8
In TN Gatlinburg is a huge tourist destination–don’t know much about it because we’re new to the state, but it’s all I hear about. Google it and see what you think! I know there are tons of resorts/lodges/etc. in the area.
Post # 9
In Tennessee, I’d go to either Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge or Nashville. There’s lots of great hiking and nature in Gatlinburg, as well as some crazy kitschy tourist stuff. Mini golf, buffet restaurants, chalets with hot tubs. Nashville has the Opryland hotel, historic plantation houses, and up and coming musicians at cool venues like the Bluebird Cafe.
In KY, I’d try Louisville. But it’s not as good as either PA or TN.
Post # 10
The Poconos in PA are gorgeous and a true romantic getaway. If you are looking for a more spa typed getaway, try Nemacolin also in PA-it’s a nice resort located in the middle of nowhere.
Post # 11
26 I was going to say nemacolin too!
Post # 12
Agreed with The Poconos and if you go to the Nemacolin or anywhere around it you definitely should visit Fallingwater – its a house built by Frank Lloyd Wright that sits over a waterfall…its gorgeous!! http://www.fallingwater.org/2/visit
Another great resort near there is the Summit Inn Resort – Fiance and I had dinner there on our mini vacation and we wished we would have stayed there! (we were poor so we stayed at a Motel 6 or whatever) http://www.summitinnresort.com/index.php?id=29
This is fallingwater:
This is the view from Summit Inn Resort
Post # 13
Our friends honeymooned in TN at Blackberry Farm (http://www.blackberryfarm.com/). It’s pricey but they loved it. We almost chose to go there also but ended up choosing something a bit more adventurous. We live in Nashville so if you have questions about Nashville, feel free to PM me.
Post # 14
I’d vote for KY but I’m from there, so I’m biased. 🙂 Depending on how outdoorsy you guys are, Kentucky has some AWESOME state parks – perfect for hiking, mtn biking, picnicing, etc. http://parks.ky.gov/ My favorites are Natural Bridge, Cumberland Falls, and Lake Cumberland. They all have lodges, cottages and other options. Also, the horse parks in Lexington are great as well as the “Bourbon Trail” through Bardstown, where you can tour and hop from one distillery to another.
NOTE: The state parks book up fast for Fourth of July weekend so I’d encourage you to make reservations ASAP if that’s the route you choose!
Post # 15
Gatlinburg is definitely nice. There are some really nice cabins that you can rent relatively cheap. Also, there are tons of things to do between going to Pigeon Forge to some of the shows and visiting some of the nature trails in the mountains. Lots and lots to do there.
Post # 16
We are renting a cabin in Gatlinburg! I grew up going to Gatlinburg every year. We looked around for cabins and all of them were so expensive but were total duds and cheesy and not what we wanted. Until we found:
they have been so helpful!! the decor is awesome, they have cool honeymoon packages, and they are just beautiful. Cabins in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge!