Valentine’s Day Events In Southeast Tennessee

Monday, February 1, 2010 - by Cindy Milligan

Here are a variety of Valentine activities in the Chattanooga area.

Whisk your honey away for a romantic getaway in nearby Monteagle. The Edgeworth Inn is a century old getaway located on 96 acres, with eight guest rooms and three suites—the perfect secluded escape for you and your sweetie. Named one of the best restaurants in Tennessee, nearby High Point restaurant offers gourmet fare in a romantic, historic setting.
Edgeworth Inn: http://www.assemblyinn.com/
High Point: http://www.

highpointrestaurant.net/

The Tennessee Valley Railroad is offering romantic Valentine’s Dinner Train excursions. Enjoy a four-course meal onboard their restored 1924 dining car. A leisurely trip through scenic parts of Chattanooga and North Georgia is the perfect ticket for you and your lovely Valentine. http://www.tvrail.com/

Many think that Valentine’s Day is a holiday dedicated to the ladies. Au contraire, mon ami. The men out there need to be shown the love, too. Pack a lunch, grab your hiking boots, and take him on a romantic picnic at Fall Creek Falls. If roughing it isn’t for you, Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn and Restaurant are offering a special Valentine’s Weekend package. http://www.tennessee.gov/environment/parks/FallCreekFalls/

For a fun, quirky way to spend Valentine’s Day, The Tennessee Valley Theatre in Spring City is hosting a Valentine Dinner/Dance with Wendel Werner. Saturday, Feb. 13, the Theatre will be turned into the “Love Boat.” So, dust off your Captain’s hat, and prepare to spend the night boogying down to the sounds of Wendel Werner and Company. http://www.tennesseevalleytheatre.com/events.htm

For the nature lover, Blue Moon Cruises has Eco-Tours into the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge. These naturalist guided tours depart from Sale Creek Marina in Soddy Daisy. For a scenic 3 ½ hour tour, take in the beautiful sites of the Hiwassee Wildlife Refuge.
http://www.bluemooncruises.org/eco_cruise.htm

Have a Groove-y Valentine’s Day, baby. Savannah-based jam band, Perpetual Groove will be playing Feb. 13, at 10 p.m., at Rhythm and Brews in downtown Chattanooga. http://www.ticketbiscuit.com/rhythm-brews/EventPage.aspx?EID=53166&

While diamonds may be a girl’s best friend, rubies aren’t a bad idea either. Experience Romance at Ruby, an intimate tour of Ruby Falls. This special, nighttime lantern tour of Ruby Falls also includes a Valentine’s Day photo and a Ruby Falls souvenir. Open both Saturday, Feb. 13, and Sunday, Feb. 14, at 8:30 p.m. Reservations required. http://www.rubyfalls.com/pages/Romance-at-Ruby/

The Barking Legs Theater is hosting Jon Shain on Feb. 13, at 8 p.m. A combination of blues, southern folk, and jazz, Shain will provide the perfect soundtrack for a romantic night with your sweetie.
http://www.barkinglegs.org/Music/index.html

As cliché as it may be, Valentine’s Day just isn’t Valentine’s Day without chocolate. The Hot Chocolatier, on Chattanooga’s North Shore, offers homemade gourmet truffles certain to satisfy your sweetie’s sweet tooth. For more information go to www.thehotchocolatier.com.

Don’t forget the four-legged loves in your life. The Bone Appétit Bakery has collars, toys, rawhide bones, and freshly made treats for the special dog or cat in your life.
The Bone Appétit Bakery, located on Frazier Ave in Chattanooga, will have your pets licking their chops. 756-2663.



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