This year was the first Valentine's season in a couple years when I've had a partner to do something romantic with. As he is currently living in Columbia, SC and I in Cincinnati, OH, we noticed that the Gatlinburg/Pigeon Forge area is about halfway between our current residences. Around Christmas and New Years, we started planning our next get together.
I only had a few criteria:
1. I didn't want to stay in a hotel
2. I wanted something secluded
3. I wanted to avoid commercial properties
4. A hot tub would be nice
I found a home for rent in Walland, TN, which is just far enough from Gatlingburg/Pigeon Forge that you might not even bother going over there. In fact, we were in Pigeon Forge for all of about an hour.
The place I found is appropriately called "Enchanted Cottage in the Woods."
The link above takes you to the webpage that I'm guessing was created by the folks that own the home. I'll include two more links at the bottom. I found the property using TripAdvisor, but it is also listed on FlipKey.
Here is what it looks like from the front:
|This is my Valentine's Day present. :)|
|View from the top!|
We also did a little cemetery exploring, which is weird but something we enjoy. Isn't this a pretty spot?
We were both disappointed when it was time to head back to our homes. We will definitely return here in the future.
As indicated above, here are a couple other links for more details (And pictures of the inside of the cabin):
The owner's website
Trip Advisor (Reflects current availability)