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Unforgettable Tennessee Retreats: Top 27 Spots for Romance

Whisk your sweetheart away to Tennessee's hidden gems, where love and adventure await in every cozy nook, luxurious resort, and serene spa. Get ready to fall in love all over again.

Tobi Miles
August 14, 2022

Tennessee is known for its rich history, stunning outdoor scenery, and live music scene. Whether you appreciate vintage elegance or modern luxury, Tennessee is most definitely the place to be.

Tennessee is a fantastic place for a romantic getaway. There’s no need to choose between the serenity of a mountainside retreat or the excitement of a centuries-old city. Fine dining, remarkable history, live music, and even amusement parks are waiting to make a memorable retreat for two. Some of the state’s most charming hotels include The Hermitage and Sewanee Inn.

Tennessee boasts a variety of entertainment and adventure for everyone. Read on to learn where the most romantic retreats can be found all across the state.

1. The Sewanee Inn

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Located right inside the historic Episcopal University of the South, this 43-room hotel offers visitors world-class luxury. Guests can enjoy great food, cocktails made from scratch, and breathtaking Appalachian views.

There is also an elite 9-hole golf course all from the grounds of this gorgeous hotel located in Sewanee. Between complimentary bike rentals, campus tours, world-class tennis and golf, and outdoor adventure, there’s something for every taste.

Let your gorgeously chic room or suite be a world for two. Be sure to ask for the Romantic Retreat package for champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a 10% discount on a two-night stay.

Address: 1235 University Avenue, Sewanee, Tennessee 37375

Phone Number: (931) 598-3568

Booking.com Rating: 9.2

2. Oak Haven Resort and Spa

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Spend time with your special someone at the Oak Haven Resort and Spa. Book your very own luxury cabin in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, then head over to the Spa and throw your troubles away.

Couples should ask for the Time for Two package, where you can enjoy side-by-side massages and then put your feet up for a reflexology treatment.

Bump up the bliss by choosing the "Ultimate Couple’s Retreat" and pick your choice of two 50-minute treatments. These include massage, reflexology, or a sugar scrub and hydrating mask, followed by 50-minute ice cream pedicures.

Address: 1947 Old Knoxville Highway, Sevierville, Tennessee 37876

Phone Number: (800) 652-2611

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3. Berry Springs Lodge

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This mountainside bed and breakfast resort is ready to give you an unforgettable romantic getaway. Guests can request silk rose petals sprinkled on the bed, have a bouquet of seasonal flowers waiting to welcome them.

There is also the option to enjoy a delivery of chocolate-covered strawberries. The Ultimate Romantic Package offers all of the above plus an hour-long couple’s massage in-room.

Address: 2149 Seaton Springs Road, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone Number: (865) 908-7935

Booking.com Rating: 9.7

4. Loews Vanderbilt

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Old-fashioned Southern hospitality meets modern music mecca at the Loews Vanderbilt. Admire the exquisite landscaping and architecture of the historic Vanderbilt University, which can be seen from many of the rooms.

Take your sweetheart to the Club Lounge, open Thursday-Sunday, or snuggle in with the private bar in your room. Order the "Rekindle the Romance" package to get an extra lovely welcome.

It includes sparkling wine and chocolate toffee brittle. Couples can eat and drink in Mason’s restaurant, or enjoy their very own movie theater for two with the in-room movie.

Address: 2100 West End Avenue, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone Number: (615) 320-1700

Booking.com Rating: 8.5

5. Margaritaville Island Hotel

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Those seeking a beachy vibe will find it at the iconic Island in Pigeon Forge. Catch some sun on the lofty heights of the Rooftop Pool & Chill Bar, or relax in the lobby level Fins Bar & Chill with a casual meal and themed drinks.

Take a ride on the Great Smoky Mountain Wheel, the 200-foot Ferris wheel, and get a good look at everything the Island has to offer.

On the Island, you can eat, play and shop until you drop. Couples can then revive with the signature services offered by the full-service spa.

Address: 131 The Island Drive Suite 5118, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Phone Number: (865) 774-2300

Booking.com Rating: 9.4

Related Read: 40 BEST Places To Visit In Tennessee

6. Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort

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The Westgate Smoky Mountain Resort offers a zipline, mini golf, and spa. If that’s not enough fun, resort guests can enjoy discounted tickets to the nearby Wild Bear Falls heated indoor water park.

Couples looking to recharge can schedule a "Time Together" package for two 50-minute Swedish massages followed by facials.

The luxury villas are the perfect size for a couple looking for private together time. Thrill seekers can book a scenic helicopter ride for two with a three-night stay.

Address: 915 Westgate Resorts Road, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Phone Number: (865) 430-4800

Expedia Rating: 4.1

7. Little Valley Mountain Resort

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Head to the heart of the mountains for a stay at the Little Valley Mountain Resort. Couples can reserve one of the several honeymoon cabins.

Adventure awaits for those seeking it. Fishing, tennis, mini and par-3 golf, hiking trails, disc golf, outdoor ping pong, and more are available for guests to enjoy.

Those seeking more sedate activities can chill in the hot tub and jacuzzi included with the cabin or head to the heated outdoor pool. Indoor sports fans should be sure to reserve one of the cabins that come with game tables. Pool and air hockey are also available in many cabins.

Address: 2229 Little Valley Road, Sevierville, Tennessee 37862

Phone Number: (865) 428-8763

8. The James Lee House

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The James Lee House was first built as a private residence in 1848, later used as an art academy, and is presently a bed and breakfast hotel.

The venue is devoted to highlighting the charm and history of the era it was built. The structure was meticulously restored in 2013, and the five-suite hotel is now a central feature in Memphis’s Victorian Village.

The historical restoration and preservation of the James Lee House have won numerous awards. Pictures of the entire renovation process are available to the public.

Now a popular location for both weddings and honeymoons, brides are encouraged to call and make individual arrangements.

Address: 690 Adams Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38105

Phone Number: (901) 549-0513

9. The Westin Chattanooga

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Chattanooga has been voted the #1 city in the US for outdoor adventures, making it perfect for people who love to get out and experience nature without missing out on any urban amenities.

After a full day of sightseeing, guests can return to the Westin for shopping in the nearby boutiques. Dinner at a local restaurant or an evening showing at the nearby Tivoli Theatre are other suitable options.

Those who want to admire the mountains from a distance can do so while enjoying cocktails from Alchemy, the rooftop restaurant, and the bar. Floor-to-ceiling windows in the rooms mean guests never have to choose between scenery and relaxation.

Address: 801 Pine Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Phone Number: (423) 531-4653

Booking.com Rating: 9.0

10. Mayor’s Mansion Inn

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The Mayor’s Mansion Inn was built in 1889 for Edmund G. Watkins, who became Mayor in 1897. Visitors can enjoy the atmosphere of the Fort Wood Historic District while being close to many downtown attractions. Couples looking for romance have their choice of three Romance packages.

The "Silver" package offers wine or champagne, a cheese board, charcuterie, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a couple’s cruise on the Southern Belle riverboat. The "Gold" package has all of that plus in-room couple’s massages. The "Platinum" package can be splurged on for the Inn’s best Dom Perignon.

Address: 801 Vine Street, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37403

Phone Number: (423) 265-5000

Booking.com Rating: 9.2

11. River Inn of Harbor Town

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History and architecture lovers alike will appreciate the River Inn of Harbor Town. A genuine 1850s-era mantel from New Orleans and preserved wood flooring greet guests as they enter the lobby.

Historical details are present everywhere from the crystal chandelier to the gas lanterns and romantic wrought iron window boxes.

Book any of the 28 accommodations for a scenic stay overlooking the Mississippi River set in Harbor Town, a Memphis neighborhood known as a luxurious and delightful place to live.

Make sure your romantic escape starts off right by asking the concierge to put fresh flowers in your room right before you arrive.

Address: 50 Harbor Town Square, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Phone Number: (901) 260-3333

Booking.com Rating: 9.1

12. Music City Loft

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Those looking for authenticity and local color are advised to go to Music City Loft. The only way to get a more authentic Nashville experience is to move there permanently!

The 1886 Ambrose Printing Company building is historical, but the exposed brick lofts within are as spacious and modern as they come. All lofts are locally owned and rented to visitors seeking a truly local experience.

Music City Loft makes it easy for couples looking for a cozy vacation destination. Simply go to the website to easily browse the most romantic spots to stow away with your favorite person.

Address: 162 4th Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Phone Number: (855) 510-5444

VRBO Rating: 4.8

13. The Oliver Knoxville

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The Oliver was built in 1876 as a bakery. The building has served many purposes throughout its long history, including an ice cream parlor, a drugstore, and a dancing hall.

In 1982, the building was converted into a hotel, and the Blakely House Hotel opened its doors just in time for visitors to the World’s Fair.

Guests can choose from four hotel restaurants, or venture into nearby downtown Knoxville for a local meal. There’s no need to ignore nature, either. Just a mile down the road is the Urban Wilderness, a vast nature preserve in the heart of the city.

Address: 407 Union Avenue, Knoxville, Tennessee 37902

Phone Number: (865) 521-0050

Booking.com Rating: 9.3

14. The Carnegie Hotel and Spa

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The Carnegie Hotel and Spa is a replica of the original, which burned down in 1910. Visitors to this turn-of-the-century hotel can travel back in time without giving up a single modern amenity.

Hike the nearby nature trails, warm up in the heated pool, or venture a little further to Johnson City, Historic Jonesborough. Bristol City Motor Speedway is a must-see for car enthusiasts.

Lovebirds can check out the special "Enhance Your Romance" package. Get an hour-long couples massage at the spa, dinner for two at the hotel restaurant, and an overnight stay.

Address: 1216 West State of Franklin Road, Johnson City, Tennessee 37604

Phone Number: (423) 979-6400

Booking.com Rating: 9.3

15. The Hermitage

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The Hermitage, built in 1910, is one of Nashville’s longest-standing hotels. Less than twenty miles from President Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage museum, the building is an official National Historic Landmark.

It is also known for its historical significance to the women’s suffrage movement. Couples should be sure to order the "Love is in the Air" package.

Be welcomed to your deluxe room or suite with sparkling wine, chocolate-covered strawberries, and a rose petal turndown. Later you can enjoy breakfast for two in the Veranda or stay in and have it delivered to your room.

Address: 231 Sixth Avenue North, Nashville, Tennessee 37219

Phone Number: (615) 244-3121

Booking.com Rating: 9.4

16. Eagles Ridge Resort

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Eagles Ridge Resort offers rental cabins and chalets in scenic Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. It’s easy to plan a great day in the fun-packed city of Pigeon’s Forge, home to multiple amusement parks, countless restaurants, and over 300 boutique shopping locations.

Couples seeking a serene romantic retreat will want to book one of the one-bedroom log cabins located just minutes away from the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

Whether you hit the town, go out hiking, or stay in with the hot tub and cozy stone fireplace, you won’t regret your time in the mountains.

Address: 2740 Florence Drive, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37863

Phone Number: (865) 286-1595

17. Hu. Hotel Memphis

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The Hu hotel, formerly known as the Madison Hotel, is named after Hugh “Hu.” Lawson White Brinkley, a fascinating figure in local history.

Known as the man who “put Memphis on the map” by making it a railway hub, Mr. Brinkley is sure to interest history lovers.

The Hu pays homage to its namesake while simultaneously embracing modern luxury and elegance. Couples will love staying in the lushly appointed suites and relaxing at the rooftop hotel and bar. It’s the perfect home base for a Memphis getaway.

Address: 79 Madison Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Phone Number: (901) 333-1200

Booking.com Rating: 9.0

18. The Peabody

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The Peabody is an iconic piece of Memphis history. Interested guests can take a Hotel History Tour led by the Peabody Duckmaster to learn all about the hotel and its famous feathered friends.

Order the "Love Me Tender" package to ensure a blissful romantic rendezvous. Guests will receive deluxe one-night accommodation, an in-room dinner for two, and complimentary valet parking with the package.

In addition, the room will come fully equipped for romance with a flower arrangement, champagne, and chocolate-covered strawberries. The “Pleasure Pack” adult intimacy kit includes all of the supplies any two lovebirds could need.

Address: 149 Union Avenue, Memphis, Tennessee 38103

Phone Number: (901) 529-4000

Booking.com Rating: 8.8

19. Blackberry Farm

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Eco-conscious couples will be delighted with a stay at the Blackberry Farm Resort. The 4,200-acre property consists of an actual farm tended by master gardeners, multiple buildings for guest accommodations, and scenic swathes of the mountain range.

The three hotel restaurants feature highly seasonal menus and source their ingredients from the farm as well as local forage and livestock.

With 68 total suites, estate rooms, cottages, and historic rooms, there's room for everyone. Couples will enjoy renting one of the Hill Cottages to create their perfect private retreat.

Address: 1471 West Millers Cove Road, Walland, Tennessee 37886

Phone Number: (800) 557-8864

20. Chattanooga Choo Choo Hotel

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The Choo Choo Hotel occupies the former Terminal Station in downtown Chattanooga, the first ever railroad station built in the South. Built-in 1909, the Station was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.

Guests have their choice of room styles, with the king room and suite likely being the most popular among couples. Laugh with your loved one at a comedy club, 1 min walk comedy club, jewelry boutique, or combo coffee shop restaurant.

Address: 92 Choo Choo Avenue, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37408

Phone Number: (423) 266-5000

Booking.com Rating: 7.9

21. The Read House Historic Inn and Suites

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The Read House Historic Inn and Suites is a classic example of Jazz-Era chic. It is the longest continuously operating hotel in the southeast.

The building, established in 1872, is on the National Register of Historic Places. The Read House has historic details, modern conveniences, and even its very own ghost occupying room 311.

Put yourself in the right mood by ordering the Romance Package, and you can expect champagne, cupcakes, and a romantic turn down to be ready on arrival.

Guests have a choice of two hotel restaurants, or they can leave their cars with the valet and explore Chattanooga.

Address: 107 West M.L.K. Boulevard, Chattanooga, Tennessee 37402

Phone Number: (423) 266-4121

Booking.com Rating: 9.1

Related Read: 25 Romantic Things To Do In Nashville, TN

22. Nashville Union Station

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Nashville Union Station has been operating in the Nashville yards business and entertainment district for over 120 years. Stay in this elegant boutique only minutes away from Nashville landmarks like The Gulch, Midtown, and Music Row.

Couples can come again and again knowing that each of the 125 rooms and suites has different decor and layouts. Have dinner at the in-house restaurant then go to the Ergo, a unique space dedicated to socializing, cocktails, and daily live music.

Address: 1001 Broadway, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone Number: (615) 726-1001

Booking.com Rating: 8.1

23. Mountain Shadow Resort

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Mountain Shadow Resort offers premier rental cabins and chalets across the street from the Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

Guests have access to seasonal swimming pools and discounted tickets and admission to many local attractions, such as ski packages, Dollywood, and the Ripley Aquarium.

Ask the concierge for help hitting the perfect romantic note. You will receive not only a “Perfect Basket” for couples, but professionally licensed masseuses will offer several services right in the convenience of your cabin.

Address: 1455 East Parkway, Gatlinburg, Tennessee 37738

Phone Number: (877) 653-9429

Hotels.com Rating: 8.6

24. RiverStone Resort and Spa

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RiverStone Resort and Spa offers luxury condos as well as private log cabins for rent in the mountains. Condos, log cabins.

Each one-bedroom condo comes with a private balcony, full-size kitchen, and full-size washer as well as access to the resort’s indoor pool, fitness center, and spa.

Couples looking for relaxation have their choice of spa packages. The Couples Getaway offers both of you a 50-minute relaxation massage and a 50-minute refresher facial, or upgrade to the Couples Getaway and add a 60-minute pedicure with paraffin and a 60-minute manicure with paraffin.

Address: 212 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, Tennessee 37868

Phone Number: (866) 908-0990

Booking.com Rating: 8.9

Related Read: 20 Best Waterfalls Near Chattanooga

25. Evins Mill

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Just one hour east of Nashville, Tennessee, Evins Mill is a luxurious woodland resort near Center Hill Lake. Visitors may stay in the rooms of the spacious Solistice lodge, or one of the twelve Creekside rooms.

Evins Mill offers exclusive hiking trails, the 90-foot Carmac Falls and swimming hole, and the Riverwatch golf course. Travel packages are available for pairs.

Choose the Enhance the Romance upgrade to enjoy a night’s stay, complimentary meals, a bouquet of native wildflowers, a personalized card, and additional bath linens and robes for any reason you might need them.

Address: 1535 Evins Mill Road, Smithville, Tennessee 37166

Phone Number: (615) 269-3740

26. Omni Nashville

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Music lovers wanting to visit the Country Music Hall of Fame are advised to stay in the Omni Hotel, which is connected to the museum itself.

Visit world-famous music monuments like The Grand Ole Opry and the Johnny Cash Museum, or take the Walk of Fame on the Music Mile.

Couples can dine in any of four hotel restaurants or have meals sent to their rooms. There are plenty of opportunities to indulge in some on-site shopping at the Five and Tenn. A couples massage at the on-site Mokara Spa is another suitable option.

Address: 250 Rep. John Lewis Way South, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone Number: (615) 782-5300

Booking.com Rating: 8.7

27. The Joseph

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Those looking for elegance and luxury in downtown Nashville will find it at the Joseph. Lounge by the saltwater pool in a rooftop cabana 21 stories up from the ground.

Experience the privilege of a world-renowned art collection, displayed in galleries throughout the building. Savor authentic Italian delicacies created by a Michelin chef, perfectly paired with a carefully curated wine collection.

Guests wanting a refined romantic getaway will appreciate the unique artwork and exquisite amenities. Couples’ services are also available at the rooftop spa.

Address: 401 Korean Veterans Boulevard, Nashville, Tennessee 37203

Phone Number: (615) 248-1990

Booking.com Rating: 9.1

Article updated:
January 5, 2024

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