5 Tips for an Unforgettable Honeymoon in Tennessee

Your honeymoon will be a trip you and your spouse will never forget; a romantic love story about a blissful time in your history that you will both cherish for decades to come! Planning your honeymoon is just the beginning of that story.

Below we have put together some tips to help you plan the most romantic and unforgettable honeymoon in Tennessee.


Twin Arches at Big South Fork

DECIDED WHEN AND WHERE

Tennessee is beautiful throughout the entire year. No matter when you're honeymoon will be, make the Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area your romantic destination! The Big South Fork is truly a four-season park with many activities to enjoy throughout each season. The park is less crowded, budget-friendly, and in the perfect location if you want to build in a day of sightseeing in Music City, Gatlinburg, Chattanooga, or the popular Blue Ridge Parkway.


Hemlock Bluff Cabin at Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat

FORGET STAYING IN A CROWDED HOTEL

Rent a secluded cabin in the woods at Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat and you will have the Big South Fork National Park as your backyard. Spend the day exploring what the area has to offer including hiking, horseback riding, ATV riding, mountain biking, paddling, rock climbing and more! Return back to your peaceful private cabin to enjoy a romantic evening star gazing in the hot tub or cuddled up by the fire to watch your favorite movie.


Deluxe cabins at Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat are just as nice as - and nearly half the price of - similar cabins in the Smokies.
— Southern Living

Planning a surprise

PLAN A SURPRISE FOR EACH OTHER

It could be as simple as a picnic alongside a beautiful scenic river or atop a bluff overlooking the breathtaking wilderness below. If you are staying in one of Laurel Fork Rustic Retreat's secluded cabins, prepare a romantic dinner in your fully stocked kitchen. You could also plan a surprise guided trip into the Big South Fork by foot, train, or horseback. (Contact one of the many local guides in the area and tell them you're planning your honeymoon and want to surprise your spouse!)


Sitting on the edge of an overlook

CONQUER A FEAR

One of the best parts about starting your life together is that you no longer doing life alone. What better way to grow a stronger bond than by conquering a fear together! Hike to an overlook and view the beautiful river gorge with your loved one by your side or try riding a horse together and turn your fear into a calm and majestic memory!


Taking a candid photo

CAPTURE THE AWE MOMENTS

Be sure you both bring along a camera and, if you catch yourself standing in awe at the sight of your spouse, snap a picture! When you get back from your honeymoon, develop the photos and exchange them to see how your spouse sees you in their eyes.

P.S. Don't forget to also take plenty of photos together and of the spectacular things you see on your trip!


Couple exploring local area

DON'T FOLLOW AN ITINERARY

I'm sure you will have some absolute "must do's" on your list, but don't plan every single moment out down to the last minute. Set aside plenty of time to just enjoy each others presence. One of the most romantic parts of a honeymoon can be exploring the area spontaneously together. Take a drive or stroll through the Big South Fork National Park and see where it takes you!