A Sevierville Valentine’s

People come to Sevierville to celebrate all kinds of occasions from holidays to family reunions, to even romance. For the month of February, and Valentine’s Day in particular, Sevierville is the place to be for you and your special someone.

Women love chocolate, and in Sevierville there is plenty to be found. We’re talking about specialty chocolate here. Businesses like The Chocolate Ladies is a local, custom chocolate business owned and operated by Rita and Susan Key.

“If you’re looking for a unique gift, you can order our fresh, hand-dipped chocolate strawberries,” Rita Key said. “We get our biggest, most flavorful berries from Florida and the price we pay to get them depends on the weather and the available crop each year. We’ll have the berries available in half-dozen (in a red tin) or a dozen in a glossy box. Prices will likely range between $12 and $20, depending on how many you order.”

The Chocolate Ladies business has over 2,000 different molds in which they can prepare their homemade chocolates. It’s almost like a different style chocolate for each order. Those interested in sending some of their specialty chocolate for Valentine’s Day can visit their web site at www.thechocolateladies.com to view some of their delicious work. With as much chocolate as they can whip up, you’re likely to be eating their treats well after Valentine’s Day has come and gone.

Nothing says romance than a cozy fire overlooking the Smokies in a luxurious Sevierville cabin rental. Places like Sugar Maple Cabins and Majestic Mountain Vacations offer romantic Valentine’s cabins with everything from stone fireplaces to heart-shaped jacuzzis.

Sevierville cabin rental companies like Sugar Maple Cabins and Majestic Mountain Vacations have been the setting for many a romantic Smoky Mountain getaway, especially for couples searching for that perfect Valentine’s Day cabin nestled on a ridge overlooked the stars and the national park.

Visit www.sugarmaplecabins.com or www.majesticmountainvacations.com to make your reservation.

What says romance more than a candlelit meal for two? How bout a little ’60s fun to go along with it? Consider THE DINER’s annual Valentine’s Dinner on February 14 from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m. Their special menu includes wild-caught fresh Atlantic salmon, prime rib, ribeye steak or beef tips and special shared Valentine desserts for $39 per couple. Enjoy a booth or table with the lights dimmed, Elvis’ Love Me Tender on the jukebox, plus all the ladies receive their own flowers. For reservations, call 865-908-1904 or visit www.thediner.biz.

If that’s not enough, how about a tour of the Rocky Top Wine Trail. The Rocky Top Wine Trail takes it’s passengers on a tour of local wineries where they can enjoy a free tasting of award-winning wines at each stop. Once you finish the trail and get your “passport” stamped, you can receive a free wine glass marking the occasion.

Start off at any of the trail locales: Mountain Valley Winery (Traffic Light No. 1 in Pigeon Forge) , Apple Barn Winery (Traffic Light 12.6 in Sevierville), or Hillside Winery (Collier Drive in Sevierville). (Though not on the trail, you can also visit Sugarland Cellars in Gatlinburg and Eagle Springs Winery at Exit 407.)

Where you start and where you end up are all up to you. Visit www.rockytopwineries.com.