Congratulations on your upcoming wedding. Once you’ve sliced the cake and made toasts with friends and family, it’s time to wind down and be together—just the two of you. Start your marriage off on the right foot with these four tips (and our eight favorite Smoky Mountain honeymoon cabins).

Don’t go to bed mad. (Play pool, instead.)

Good communication can take many forms: Using “I” statements, taking breaks when things get too hot, asking questions to glean a better understanding. But there’s also something to be said about a good distraction. Like sinking the eight ball.

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Tour Foxfire Cove Cabin.


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Tour Bow Visa Cabin.

Put your phones down. It’s dinner time.

Mealtime is a natural place to cultivate intimacy and spend time catching up with each other, sans technology.

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Tour Serenity Cabin.


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Tour Touch of Elegance Cabin.


The views are better with the one you loved, both inside…

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Tour Beauty and the Beast Cabin.

…and out.

Relationships are as much about the adventures as they are about the moments of comfortable silence. Embrace those. Soak in the warmth of a stunning view and the love of your partner.

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Tour Heavenly Daze Cabin.


Remember to always take time for the two of you.

Life will continue to happen: Jobs, pets, children, bills, extended family. Give your partnership the love and attention it needs, and you will always have a safe harbor.

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Tour Arrowhead Log Cabin Resort: Snuggle Bear Hideaway Cabin.

The journey begins. Check out more Smoky Mountains honeymoon cabins.

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Author: Hannah Morrison

Hannah hails from Telluride, CO and currently lives in Portland, where she works as writer, editor, and unofficial resident poet for Team Vacasa. You'll often find Hannah singing and dancing down the sidewalk, making really tall sandwiches, and planning her next long run.