State Park Inns And Restaurants Offering Special Valentine’s Day Packages

Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - by Shannon Ashford

With nature serving as the perfect, romantic setting, Tennessee State Parks are once again offering outstanding Valentine’s Day packages for those looking for a great deal.  All eight state park restaurants will be open Thursday, Feb. 14, most serving a special Valentine’s Day meal.  Special overnight packages also are available at Tennessee State Parks’ six incredible inns. 

A romantic dinner package for two is priced from $31.90 to $44.95, depending on the location. Prices do not include beverage, tax and gratuity. Dinner reservations are available from 4 p.m. until closing at many of the Tennessee State Park restaurants listed below.  For dinner reservations or additional information, please contact the park directly at:

•           Cumberland Mountain State Park                         (931) 484-7186

•           David Crockett State Park (Lawrenceburg)           (931) 762-9541

•           Fall Creek Falls State Park                                  (423) 881-5241

•           Henry Horton State Park                                     (931) 364-2222

•           Montgomery Bell State Park                                (615) 797-3101

•           Natchez Trace State Park                                    (731) 968-8176

•           Paris Landing State Park                                     (731) 642-4311

•           Pickwick Landing State Park                                (731) 689-3135

If you want to treat your Valentine to a romantic weekend or overnight stay, the following Tennessee State Park inns are offering a variety of special room packages, some including a delicious St. Valentine’s dinner for two and other amenities.  Prices for one- or two-night packages vary, depending on the location.  For room reservations or additional details, please contact the inn directly at: 

•           Fall Creek Falls State Park                                  (800) 250-8610

•           Henry Horton State Park                                     (800) 250-8612

•           Montgomery Bell State Park                                (800) 250-8613

•           Natchez Trace State Park                                    (800) 250-8616

•           Paris Landing State Park                                     (800) 250-8614

•           Pickwick Landing State Park                                (800) 250-8615

Tennessee's 54 state parks offer diverse natural, recreational and cultural experiences for individuals, families, or business and professional groups.  State park features range from pristine natural areas to 18-hole championship golf courses.  Celebrating its 75th Anniversary this past year, the Tennessee State Parks system was established through legislation in 1937.  Today, there is a state park within an hour's drive of just about anywhere in the state, with features such as pristine natural areas and a variety of lodging and dining choices. For more information about Tennessee State Parks, please visit www.tnstateparks.com. For a free brochure about Tennessee State Parks, call 888 867-2757.


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