(Closed) Smoky Mountains Honeymoon

posted 8 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
6394 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: September 2011

Be sure to look up The Donut Friar (pun intended) while you’re there! They/make the best donuts ever. The Apple Barn is a really great restaurant. We always stay at Park Tower, but that’s just for family vacations, so I don’t know if you’d want to go fancier for the honeymoon :). There are a ton of cabins that you can rent (they have foosball tables and hot tubs, they’re not like your standard cabin, lol) that are really nice, I have some family members that always go that route. I’m sure you’ll have a blast, itMs a great place!

Oh, and we always stay in Pigeon Forge because it seems like there’s a little more to do there. Gatlinburg is fine too, but North Carolina isn’t as close to everything.

Post # 4
13 posts
  • Wedding: March 2012

@Tralala: That sounds absolutely lovely, I cannot offer advice as I haven’t been, but looked up some photos on google and it looks gorgeous, have a lovely time!

Post # 5
3601 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I love both Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, so I think either one you choose will be nice. We go there at least twice a year since its soooo close.

Post # 6
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

A chalet in Gatlinburg is very romantic and private.  My Fiance and I loved it there when we went this past May, we’re making it a tradition now!

Post # 7
1498 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I wouldn’t bother flying from GA.  You’d be way better off just driving.  All the closest airports are either small/local airports that cost a fortune to fly into or are a good few hour drive away.

Post # 8
1331 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2016

I am thinking about eloping to Gatlinburg, too!  It’s so gorgeous up there, and my guy has never seen the mountains so it would be a perfect destination.  Good luck!

Post # 9
4 posts
  • Wedding: October 2010

We went to Hot Springs, NC. It was wonderful!

Post # 10
2867 posts
Sugar bee

Stay away from Gatlinburg if you’re going there for the mountains/hiking.  My fiance and I are planning on going to the Smokies for our honeymoon (do a little hiking, see the Biltmore, go to Asheville).  I’m not a fan of Gatlinburg, the traffic is horrendous and the beauty of the Smokies is overshadowed by stores and massive advertisement signs.  We’re planning on staying on the other side of the mountains–Maggie Valley.

EDIT:  I see you are going for food and people, then Gatlinburg or Asheville would be good choices.

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