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Planning to propose but not sure where or how? Let the natural romance of the Great Smoky Mountains be your guide. What you’ll find in Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg, Tennessee is the perfect atmosphere, background and environment. From the mountaintops to a waterfall to a favorite attraction, check out the following list!
- Sunset Summit
Anakeesta is a stunning spot to propose, with a view of the Mt. LeConte range and looking over downtown Gatlinburg. Aboard the Stroll 60 feet above the forest floor along the Tree Canopy Walk, followed by Vista Gardens. At top of Anakeesta is the perfect place to pop the question over the mountain peaks. So romantic.
- Secret Garden
Parrot Mountain and Garden of Eden is home to 100s of tropical birds as well as a secret garden. The 200 foot stacked-stone fence leads to the entrance, where you’ll find a replica of Thomas Kinkade’s ‘Stairway to Paradise’. There are fragrant flowers and towering trees. Entering the crafted wooden door to the Secret Garden, you will find silvery-cheek hornbill, toucans, magpies. It’s a perfect time to get down on one knee.
- Ferris Wheel
The Great Smoky Mountain Wheel at The Island in Pigeon Forge is a great option. Browse boutiques, enjoy Southern cooking, then head to the Ferris wheel. As the wheel turns slowly, prepare yourself for a “yes” at the top!
- Secluded Cabin
Another proposal idea a cabin in the Smokies on a private deck. Enjoy a luxurious place to stay with bonus amenities, like a hot tub and a king-size bed, while you celebrate your engagement in Pigeon Forge or Gatlinburg. Before arriving, add a gift basket, flowers, or couple’s massage to make your romantic cabin stay even more memorable!
Hike through the forest along streams on the Trillium Gap Trail, where you’ll find Grotto Falls. This moderate hike leads behind a 25-foot waterfall. Once you arrive behind the waterfall, you’ll know what to do…
- Titanic Grand Staircase
Step back in time as you walk the halls and explore the cabins aboard the Titanic. At the top of the Grand Staircase is where you can take the next big step. The Titanic Museum Attraction in Pigeon Forge offers a Proposal Memory Package. There is admission for 2, professional assistance in setting up the proposal, and a souvenir photo at the top of the Grand Staircase.
- Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies
The staff at Ripley’s Aquarium of the Smokies will help to create the best moment where you can pop the question. After one of the scheduled underwater shows, a diver will display a proposal sign. Take the sign home along with a photo and a special gift!
Escape to Times Past with My Bearfoot Cabins. Two cabins to choose from.
Pat and Don Kirchhoefer, Owners