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State Park Cabins for a Romantic Valentine’s Weekend

January 22, 2020  |  Permalink

Romantic Cabin Retreats 2020

Did you notice that Valentine’s Day falls on a Friday night this year? Why not cozy up to warm fire on a romantic weekend retreat? We still have cabins available to rent at several state parks where you can disconnect from the busyness of life and reconnect with your loved one. (Plus, you can save 25% on your cabin rental with our “COZYCABIN” coupon code.)

Join us for a trip across the state as we look at some great cabin destinations between Memphis and Knoxville:

Chickasaw Fishing on Dock in Summer

Chickasaw State Park*

Chickasaw State Park is just 20 minutes from Jackson, Tennessee, and is an ideal spot for those living in the Memphis area. The cabins overlook a serene lake with a wooden pedestrian bridge spanning the width. The lake offers a quiet place for those who love to fish. The adjacent state forest is a great place for those who appreciate hunting, horseback riding, and hiking. (Photo: Matthew Cunningham)

*Please note that some cabins are undergoing improvement/enhancement projects and are not available to rent. This should not affect your stay in the cabins available for rent online.


Natchez Trace Lake from Byron Jorjorian

Natchez Trace State Park

Continuing the move eastward along I-40 leads us to Natchez Trace State Park. It is located just off the interstate almost exactly mid-way between Nashville and Memphis. Explorers will enjoy multiple fishing lakes, dozens of miles for hiking, horseback trails, and hunting opportunities in the surrounding forest. There's even a special Valentine's dinner at the park's restuarant. 

Book a Cub Lake cabin and take in the beautiful sunrises on the lake. The view is especially nice from the pedestrian bridge spanning the lake on the Cub Lake Trail. (Photo: Byron Jorjorian)


Paris Landing Sunset Kentucky Lake

Paris Landing State Park

Those traveling near Clarksville or through southwestern Kentucky will find Paris Landing State Park a fantastic escape from the ordinary. The park is a great destination for anyone looking to launch a boat onto Kentucky Lake or enjoy a round of golf. The city of Paris is home to its very own Eifel Tower, and nearby Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is a treasure. You can even see elk and bison there. If you’re in the mood for other unique sightings, the Reelfoot Lake Eagle Tours are exceptional this time of year. You will see dozens of American Bald Eagles during their winter migration. Reelfoot Lake is less than two hours away from Paris Landing and is worth a visit any time you venture into the northwest corner of Tennessee.


Edgar Evins Center Hill Lake

Edgar Evins State Park

Back along I-40, this time between Cookeville and Nashville, is Edgar Evins State Park. The park’s cabins are perfect for two people and provide a nice launching point for enjoying Center Hill Lake and the surrounding communities. Edgar Evins is a perfect place to put a boat out on the water, visit some great Tennessee towns, or chase waterfalls at nearby Rock Island, Cummins Falls, or Burgess Falls.


Standing Stone

Standing Stone State Park*

Standing Stone State Park is located north of Cookeville and has the outdoor charm so common to the 1930’s CCC-era. While the park has some construction/improvement projects underway, you’ll still find beautiful stonework and rustic cabin charm. Visitors will enjoy hiking around the lake and cozying up to a warm fire. It’s also a great launch point for visiting other nearby state parks like Cummins Falls, Cordell Hull Birthplace, Sgt. Alvin C. York, and Pickett CCC Memorial. (Photo:

*Please note that some cabins are undergoing improvement/enhancement projects and are not available to rent. This should not affect your stay in the cabins available for rent online.


Cumberland Mountain Bridge

Cumberland Mountain State Park*

Continuing the journey along I-40, travelers will find Cumberland Mountain in Crossville an easy and beautiful place to visit. Located just minutes off the interstate, the park is another one of those recreation areas cultivated during the 1930’s. Visitors will enjoy fantastic stonework, including the largest masonry dam the CCC every built. The park has a tranquil lake and is a great spot to play a round of golf. The park restaurant is even serving up a special Valentine’s Day dinner from 4-8 PM on February 14. There truly is everything you need to have a wonderful overnight trip with that special someone.

*Please note that some cabins are undergoing improvement/enhancement projects and are not available to rent. This should not affect your stay in the cabins available for rent online.


Norris Dam Grist Mill

Norris Dam State Park

Our last park, Norris Dam, is just north of Knoxville along I-75 and is another testament to the CCC. The park straddles Norris Dam, a site that produced power for the Manhattan Project. It is a key piece in the story of energy and the modern era for East Tennessee. Visitors can rent historic CCC cabins with modern amenities and explore Appalachian history at several cultural sites and museums. It’s also a great place to enjoy a hike or beautiful views of the upper and lower dam waters. Of course, visitors can jump into Knoxville to explore the vibrant culture of this city, or visit nearby Big Ridge, Cove Lake, and sections of the Cumberland Trail State Park.


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Already have Valentine's weekend plans?

A romantic cabin vacation is available 365 days a year in Tennessee State Parks. (You even get an extra day in 2020!) So head over to to start planning your next trip. 

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