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Local Attractions

We are located in the heart of East Tennessee and that means we have amazing outdoor recreation as well as a significant amount of historical locales! Check out some of our favorites below!


Twisting Falls

Situated in a remote part of Carter County, Twisting Falls is one of the most powerful and most beautiful waterfalls in Northeast Tennessee.Twisting Falls is also known as Poga Falls, Twisted Falls, or Compression Falls and in warmer months, Carolina rose, wild blackberry, and dwarf crested irises bloom along the route to the falls.


Watauga Lake

Watauga Lake, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest in northeastern Tennessee, lies the most stunningly beautiful lake and mountain views in the 'Volunteer State'.


Grandfather Mountain

Grandfather Mountain is a place of amazing biodiversity and scenic beauty that towers 5,946 feet above northwest North Carolina.A unit of the United Nations’ Southern Appalachian Man and Biosphere Reserve, the mountain is estimated to be 300 million years old with certain rock formations dating back 1.2 billion years.


Bristol Caverns

Far below the earth's surface, in the timeless beauty of Bristol Caverns, a strange and exciting experience awaits you.


Fish Springs Marina

Fish Springs Marina is the only true, full service marina on Watauga lake, providing fully certified on-water service department, open, covered, jet ski and houseboat slips, pontoon boat rentals, a twenty-four hour fueling station, campground, boat and trailer storage, full service marina store and fishing guide service.


Shook Branch Swimming Hole

Shook Branch Recreation Area is located on the southern shore of Watauga Lake in Carter County. This 20-acre site includes a large, grassy area for picnicking, picnic tables with grills, and a designated swimming area in the lake. Some shade is provided by large trees that border grassy areas. The Appalachian Trail (#1) passes through Shook Branch Recreation Area.


The Biltmore

The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago.Faithfully preserved and filled with original furnishings and masterpieces of art, no other residence in America offers a more authentic and inspiring view of Gilded Age life while suggesting that the Vanderbilt’s and their guests are still at home.


Historic Johnson City

Nestled in the foothills of the scenic Appalachian Mountains, Johnson City, Tennessee combines big-city amenities, small-town Southern charm, and world-class outdoor recreation into a travel destination for everyone. Whether you’re looking for your next adventure, a leisurely weekend retreat, or a family-friendly vacation, you can Go. All. Out. in Johnson City.

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Laurel Falls Hiking Trail

This trail leads to Laurel Falls which is a beautiful spot to take in one of the areas most beautiful waterfalls. The roundtrip distance to the waterfall is 2.6 miles and the hike is considered moderate in difficulty. It takes about 2 hours to hike to the waterfall and back.


The Covered Bridge

This white clapboard bridge was built in 1882 and spans 134 ft. across the Doe River. The grounds serve as park, picnic, festival and live entertainment area for Downtown Elizabethton.


Watauga River

The Watauga River is a large stream in western North Carolina and East Tennessee. It is 78.5 miles long with its headwaters on the slopes of Grandfather Mountain and Peak Mountain in Watauga County, North Carolina.


Bristol Motor Speedway

Known as The Last Great Colosseum, Bristol Motor Speedway’s stadium-like structure serves as a versatile multi-use venue that hosts major auto races, football games, concerts and many other captivating events.

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