From the sultry Smoky Mountains all the way west to Memphis, there are some fantastic romantic getaways in Tennessee full of enchanted experiences (for those who manage to leave the room).
In the mountains, Tennessee resorts for couples are easy to find in small tourist towns like Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge, as well as historic cities like Chattanooga and Knoxville.
Further west, big cities like Memphis and Nashville can also offer unique romantic getaways in TN.
Read on for our in-depth guide to the most romantic places in Tennessee, including 10 of the best romantic hotels in Tennessee for weekend getaways.
Romantic Getaways in Tennessee Guide
- The Chattanoogan Hotel (Chattanooga)
- The Edwin Hotel (Chattanooga)
- The Read House (Chattanooga)
- Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa (Pigeon Forge)
- Berry Springs Lodge (Gatlinburg)
- Carnegie Hotel & Spa (Johnson City)
- The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel (Knoxville)
- Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center (Nashville)
- The Bankers Alley Hotel (Nashville)
- Big Cypress Lodge (Memphis)
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1. The Chattanoogan Hotel
1201 Broad St, Chattanooga TN • (423) 756-3400
Part of the Curio Collection by Hilton, The Chattanoogan Hotel is one of the top romantic getaways in Chattanooga TN.
It’s located in the city’s Southside District, less than a mile from the city center.
The Chattanoogan Hotel spa provides guests with first-rate relaxation. It has a private couples retreat room, not to mention body care services like scrubs, massages, facials, manicures, and pedicures.
Romantic room options at the hotel include bathtubs, breathtaking mountain views, king-sized beds, and presidential suites. Rates start at around $144 a night.
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2. The Edwin Hotel
102 Walnut St, Chattanooga TN • (423) 713-5900
Part of the Autograph Collection by Marriot, the Edwin Hotel is a downtown luxury boutique hotel, making it possibly the premier romantic getaway Chattanooga TN has to offer.
Their Whitebird Restaurant serves upscale contemporary Appalachian Mountain cuisine, while the Whiskey Thief rooftop bar has over 100 different bottles and Provisions has fresh coffee and pastries.
Ama, the hotel’s day spa, offers assorted therapies to help guests achieve maximum chill. Massages, skin care, wellness rituals, and various body treatments are all on the menu.
All rooms feature luxury linens, pillow-top mattresses, marble bathrooms, and large Smart TVs. Suites also have views of the river and lounging areas with fine furniture.
3. The Read House
107 W MLK Blvd, Chattanooga TN • (423) 266-4121
For couples who love historic buildings and elegance, the Read House Chattanooga is a no-brainer for a great romantic getaway in Tennessee.
This 241-room hotel offers a time-warping spin to the 1920s combined with all the modern comforts a couple could want.
On-site experiences include upscale dining at Bridgeman’s Chophouse, a speakeasy-style Bar & Billiards Room, and a Starbucks coffee shop.
There’s an indoor pool and fitness center, plus 12 private event spaces for hosting meetings, team retreats, or social gatherings.
All of their rooms have been recently renovated, and Historic Tower Rooms are decorated with historic touches and lavish luxury. Manor House Rooms are all about comfort and convenience, and there’s an extravagant Penthouse Suite as well.
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4. Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort & Spa Pigeon Forge
2525 DreamMore Way, Pigeon Forge TN • (865) 365-1900
Dollywood is a theme park, water park, and resort in the Smoky Mountains. It may be primarily focused on family fun, but the Dollywood DreamMore Resort & Spa is also a great place for a Tennessee romantic getaway.
In addition to rooms with bunk beds and sleeper sofas, this Pigeon Forge hotel has comfy rooms with king-sized beds, as well as the high-end Dolly Parton Suite for full-fledged pampering.
Speaking of pampering, DreamMore has a full-service spa with all of the services a couple could want.
It also has six dining options, including in-room dining, The Lounge for maxing and relaxing, and Watering Hole Poolside Dining, for when you want to spend a day at the swimming pool.
Rooms at Dollywood start at a little over $200 a night, and come with complimentary Wi-Fi, parking, nightly s’mores, and free daily transport to the parks.
5. Berry Springs Lodge
2149 Seaton Spring Rd, Gatlinburg TN • (865) 908-7935
Located just beyond the hustle and bustle of Downtown Gatlinburg, Berry Springs Lodge is all about getting away from the rat race with a touch of luxury and plenty of space to roam.
Berry Springs has just 13 private rooms on 33 acres of excellent hiking trails, fishing ponds, and inspiring views.
Operated like a bed and breakfast, the lodge offers gourmet meals in the morning (which are included in the room rate). Grab-and-go picnic lunches are also available, and even dinner service is possible with advance notice!
Unlike other romantic getaways in Gatlinburg, Tennessee, a stay at Berry Springs focuses on getting out of the tourist zone. But the lodge’s convenient location is within 15 minutes of all the best restaurants and attractions.
Although their rooms are limited in number, they come with interesting romantic options such as “sunrise rooms” and “sunset rooms,” fireplaces, hot tubs, and private balconies.
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6. Carnegie Hotel & Spa
1216 W State of Franklin Rd, Johnson City TN • (866) 757-8277
One of the first Tennessee getaways, the Carnegie Hotel opened in Johnson City TN in 1891. However, it was completely destroyed by a fire 19 years later.
The new Carnegie Hotel pays homage to that original luxury boutique hotel. Its lobby, restaurant, and guest rooms have been decorated to exude old-world charm, with ornately carved wood, stunning stonework, and elegant furniture.
But no modern comforts were sacrificed in the process. All guest rooms have coffee makers, mini-fridges, pillow-top mattresses, and separate showers and soaking tubs.
Wellington’s Restaurant serves exquisite Southern Appalachian dishes and offers over 400 whiskeys. Austin Springs Spa & Salon attends to all of the spoiling-your-loved-one amenities a 5-star spa has to offer.
King Deluxe rooms (400 square feet) at the Carnegie Hotel start at $179/night, and rates go up to $369/night for the Presidential Suite (1000 square feet).
7. The Tennessean Personal Luxury Hotel
531 Henley St, Knoxville TN • (865) 232-1800
The Tennessean in Knoxville is an “urban retreat” that provides all the needs of its guests, while also putting them at the heart of the city.
Knoxville is the largest city in Eastern TN, making it one of the better weekend getaways in Tennessee for couples who appreciate a downtown area full of museums, upscale restaurants, and top-notch shopping.
All rooms come with 55” TVs, robes and slippers, pillow-top mattresses, luxury linens, and more.
Panoramic King rooms offer sweeping views, locally crafted furnishings, and king-sized beds for a fine couples’ getaway in TN. Their Premier Cityview and Classic King rooms are also great choices for romantic getaways in Knoxville.
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8. Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center
2800 Opryland Dr, Nashville TN • (615) 889-1000
Known for its vibrant country music scene and cool contemporary culture, Nashville is one of the best places to go in Tennessee for the weekend.
Gaylord Opryland Resort is a premier family destination, but it’s also great for romantic getaways in Nashville TN.
In addition to family-focused activities, Gaylord also has adult attractions such as Relãche Spa, Gaylord Springs Golf Link, and amazing restaurants (including the Old Hickory Steakhouse, Ravello, and The Falls Bar & Lounge).
This is a massive, well-orchestrated Nashville TN resort with a beautiful atrium, comfortable rooms, and an extensive list of things to do in the area.
There are a number of different package options for weddings hosted at the resort as well.
9. The Bankers Alley Hotel Nashville
222 3rd Ave North, Nashville TN • (615) 610-6400
A member of the Tapestry Collection by Hilton, the Bankers Alley Hotel is filled with art, close to downtown, and widely regarded as one of the top romantic getaways in Nashville TN.
This upscale hotel has a fine restaurant (Gray & Dudley), and a fitness center for active adults. Their rooms include a huge selection of suites, including “King City View Terraces” for some accommodations.
Bankers Alley Hotel is located right in the thick of the city, so it’s very convenient for getting out and exploring the area.
The Grand Ole Opry is less than half a mile away, the Jack Daniels Distillery is within walking distance, and the Country Music Hall of Fame & Museum is under a mile off.
In our experience, this is the best spot for Nashville getaways for couples wanting to make the most of the city!
10. Big Cypress Lodge
1 Bass Pro Dr, Memphis TN • (800) 223-3333
The (in)famous Memphis Pyramid failed as a sports and live music venue, but it thrives as a tourist attraction. It’s now known as Bass Pro Shops at the Pyramid, and it’s right next to the 103-room Big Cypress Lodge.
Though perhaps best-known as a family-friendly destination, the Big Cypress Lodge is also a rustic couples getaway in TN. It even has a Big Cypress Spa!
All rooms have jetted tubs, handmade furniture, and electric fireplaces, and offer outstanding views of Downtown Memphis and/or the Mississippi River.
Stays here include the Sky High Ride to the top of the Pyramid, and time to enjoy views from the glass Observation Deck. The Pyramid also has shopping, museums, adventure activities, and lots of restaurant options.
We find Downtown Memphis to be very walkable, with Beale Street, the Memphis Rock ‘n’ Soul Museum, the National Civil Rights Museum, and much more nearby. –by Jonathon Engels, featured photo via Canva