For The Romantics

The Last Tennessee Travel Guide You Will Ever Need

In a land where quaintness is a staple, the tiny towns of Middle Tennessee can breed romance in even the most stoic couples. Once in a blue moon you can find a place like the Blue Moon Farm (4441 N. Chapel Rd., 800-493-4518, bluemoonfarmbb.com). You're sure to get alone time and one-on-one attention here, as only one couple at a time stays in the Guest House. True to its name, this is a full-sized cottage that includes a Jacuzzi and a wrap-around porch that looks over the countryside. Mix modern comfort with a splash of luxury and a lot of privacy and out conies this unique bed and breakfast. Go north to Portland and discover if you're a true oenophile. Don't worry, we're talking about wine here. Relax and taste the best that Tennessee has to offer at the Sumner Crest Winery (Exit 117 off 1-65, 615-125-4086). If you're anywhere near Lewisburg on the weekend, make sure you catch a flick the "reel" way at the Hi-Way 50 Drive-in (931-293-4872, hiway50drivein.com), the state's oldest still-operating drive-in theater. While you're down South, stay on top of the Cumberland Plateau at the Monteagle Inn (204 W. Main St., 931-924-3869, monteagleinn.com). Because the inn was recently redone, the site is much more modern than many B&Bs, which makes it one of our absolute favorites in the whole state. Oversized chairs beckon readers, while the court­yard garden and gazebo make for a picturesque exterior. Perhaps because the town is as yet undiscovered by most tourists, Monteagle offers a serene land beautiful getaway among the mountains. If you're up for a hike and a swim, stop by the South Cumberland Recreation Area Visitor's Center (931­924-2980) off of Highway 41 for a map to Foster Falls. Not far down the trail you'll stumble upon a beautiful cove with a deep pool of cold water (even in the summer) and a 60-foot waterfall.