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Love is in the Tennessee air. From cozy, romantic inns and chalets to nights filled with music and tasty treats for your sweetheart, the best ways to celebrate the month of love are Made in Tennessee.
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East

Cuddle up with the one you love at the Whitestone Country Inn in Kingston. You have 350 secluded acres to explore with hiking, picnicking, bicycling, kayaking and canoeing. Indulge at the Whitestone Spa with a facial, massage or mud wrap. You’ll enjoy elegant comfort in the rooms of the cottages throughout the property. More lovebird retreats include:


Eight Gables Inn – Gatlinburg

Carnegie Hotel & Spa – Johnson City

Blackberry Farm – Walland 

 

Photo courtesy of Whitestone Country Inn

More lodges where romance resides

Middle

Tennessee is the Soundtrack of America. Music permeates our state. It runs so deep, you can even hear bluegrass 333 ft. below the earth’s surface during Bluegrass Underground in Cumberland Caverns in McMinnville. Above ground, here’s where to get your music fix in Middle Tennessee:

 

Schermerhorn Symphony Center – Nashville  

Station Inn – Nashville

Music City Roots – Franklin 

Follow the sounds of Made in Tennessee music

West

Valentine’s Day is all about the sweet treats, and West Tennessee has a wealth of goodies from which to choose. Step through the door of Muddy’s Bake Shop and succumb to the delectable pies, puddings, cakes and cookies available for purchase. They even have vegan options! Get your sweetie something sweet from other West Tennessee shops like:


Dinstuhl’s – Memphis

Candyland Gift Shop – Milan

Old Country Store – Jackson 

Sweets for Your Sweetheart

TripTales: Romantic Spaces in Historic Places

Let your favorite historic romance novel come alive at a Made in Tennessee inn or hotel located in these cities and towns that are brimming with charm. 

Romantic Spaces in Historic Places
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