Welcome to Switchback Creek Campground.We are a motorcycle and family friendly campground located in the mountains of North East Tennessee built by a rider. If you are tired of the hype and hustle of Deals Gap but would like exciting roads and beautiful mountain scenery then you have come to the right place. We are snuggled between three mountains at an elevation of 3,000 feet and just 2 1/2 miles from the crossroads US 421 and 91/133.
Take a leisurely ride on any of the roads leading out of Shady Valley or gather with a group and ride “the snake ” . There are 489 curves within a 12 mile radius of the crossroads.
Want to make this a family or group outing? There are various attractions available in the area. White water rafting, hiking on the AT, antique shopping, theaters, caverns, bicycling the creeper trail and many more activity’s within a days adventure.
This is a new campground conveniently located right outside of Mountain City, Tennessee, at the base of Iron Mountain, directly adjacent to The Snake 421 route. They are a small cozy campground that has (10) full service campsites offering electricity, water and sewer. They accommodate all types of camping from tent camping to luxury campers and RV’s. They are riders and cater to their fellow riders. They are also one of our Official Information Centers for The Snake 421, aka the Best of the Snake, and can provide you with any information needed to travel this scenic ride. They can also provide any information needed to travel the entire combination of roads collectively making up The Snake. Their huge Map Wall also showcases several other great nearby chartered Motorcycle and Sport Car Rides.
They have killer cheeseburgers, unique atmosphere. This is just a little country store with a lot of appeal. If you’re heading to Backbone Rock, this is a must stop. The employees are super nice, friendly, and very helpful. They have a little restaurant and you can dine in or take out and sit in one of the rockers. They have gas, both venomous and non-venomous. Its located right at the corner of highway 133 and 421. (The Snake) so named because of the switchbacks.
Located between Bristol TN/VA and Boone NC across the valley from the Appalachian Trail in beautiful Johnson County Tennessee, SilverKeys Bed and Breakfast provides a central location for activities and relaxation. A short drive from the Tri Cities, Lake Watauga, and the Cherokee and Mt. Rodgers State Forests, SilverKeys provides convenient access to numerous indoor and outdoor activities and attractions.
La Cucina is a real homey kitchen offering 24 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch.
La Cucina is a real homey kitchen offering 24 seats. The dining room is situated inside of the kitchen. We cook entirely from scratch.
La Cucina is located in Johnson County, TN. A real rural area rich of rivers, creeks, forests, small farms mainly dedicated to the breeding of cattle in the middle of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Driving 20 minutes from La Cucina you can reach Virginia (North side) and North Carolina (East side).
A few miles going West you’ll find Watauga Lake, inside the Cherokee National Forest, one uncontaminated gem and one of the cleanest lakes in the USA.
Matteo Torri, chef/owner, is a passionate searcher of the American wide spaces and cultural diversity but with an Italian background where traditions are a mainstay of everyday life.
Monsoons is located about 10 miles west of Mountain City, TN, in Doeville (Butler). Serving up great Thai cuisine is Mel’s specialty. Looking for some GREAT Thai food in a beautiful setting? Come to Monsoons! Melynn (Mel) is always cooking up some wonderful foods, and her menu has something for everyone. You can get it mild or spicy – your choice!
The Snake 421 is also known as “The Best of the Snake,” and is a sample of some of the best of the combination of roads that make up the rides known collectively as “The Snake”. The series of roads that make up The Snake travels 112 miles and is a heavily traveled Motorcycle and Sport Car Ride. The Snake 421, aka The Best of the Snake, is a really nice 37 mile section of The Snake, offering 489 curves while crossing 3 mountains and traveling through one beautiful valley. It travels through Johnson County, Tennessee and Washington County, Virginia. It is considered by many as one of America’s favorite chartered Motorcycle and Sport Car Rides. This ride has something for everyone from new riders to experienced riders. This is a ride you will want to experience.
Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast is one of Mountain City’s hidden gems; a picturesque historical mansion on the outskirts of town. Built in 1889, after the Civil War, Prospect Hill radiates the warmth, comfort and romance of a by-gone era with all the original woodwork and stained glass windows that lend the space a grandeur that is not found in many modern homes, but with all the modern comforts. From the moment you walk in the heavy handcrafted wooden front door into the main foyer, you are enveloped in a calming atmosphere of a timelessly beautiful home. High ceilings, sweeping archways, and dark wooden floors are accompanied by antique furniture and fixtures to provide a cozy yet decadent experience.
Free on site parking. Perched on a small hill overlooking an expansive front lawn, mountains and a 3 state view, in-suite baths with showers and whirlpool or claw-foot tubs, central heat and A/C with temperature control in each room, gas fireplaces, complimentary snack basket, signature soap, shampoo & conditioner, robes, candles and bubble bath for your comfort. Guest porch on 2nd floor is a wonderful retreat for relaxing. The Wedding Venue with banquet room, seating up to 60, and a lush garden with gazebo and mountain views for your outdoor wedding or event. A perfect venue for weddings, anniversaries, family gathering, meetings/conferences, babymoons, holiday parties or whatever your event may be. High ceiling with strung lights, bay window with our lush garden view .
Close to hiking trails, Doe Mountain Recreational (parking for your ATV’s in upper lot) Cherokee National Forest, Blue Ridge Parkway, Watauga Lake and so much more. A perfect setting for any event.
The Creekside Chalet is a pet friendly secluded log cabin nestled in The Appalachian Highlands of Northeastern Tennessee near Watauga Lake and Bristol TN. The Creekside Chalet is suitable for romantic couples, or friends and family get togethers. Hiking Trails on the property and The Appalachian Trail is on the ridge behind the Chalet.
A Romantic Eastern Tennessee B&B above Watauga Lake within a day’s drive of one-half of the US Population. The Iron Mountain Inn B&B in Butler TN offers outstanding lodging accommodations for visitors from as far away as Thailand and Hawaii, and as close as North Carolina, Virginia and the other 48 states. This mountain getaway B&B is the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon, renewal of vows, or elopement, or just a chance to relax with the one you love. At 2600’ the B&B is just below the ridge of Iron Mountain and the mist from Watauga Lake can be seen in the early morning. Let the Inn provide their famous “Pampering Perfected” service whether you come for a night, a weekend or longer. Come, share the magic of the Appalachian Mountains with us.
The BeetRoute is a catering company focusing on local ingredients and traditions to build better community relationships.
Find your nearby Taco Bell at 465 S. Shady Street in Mountain City, TN. We are open early with breakfast hours and if you find yourself out and about late at night, you can still order at our drive-thru. You can also order online and skip our line inside. We’re serving all your favorite menu items, from classic burritos and tacos, to new favorites like the Crunchwrap Supreme® and Chalupa Supreme. From breakfast to late night, Taco Bell serves made-to-order and customizable tacos and burritos, vegetarian options, drinks and sweets. Make sure to visit our Store Locator to find the Taco Bell® breakfast closest to you. Our Cravings Value Menu features classics like the Cheesy Bean and Rice Burrito, and other Taco Bell favorites. If you’re looking for a delicious choice for Mexican inspired food or fast food close to the Mountain City-area, Taco Bell is nearby! So come inside or visit our drive-thru at this Mountain City Taco Bell location.
Mountain View Service Station is an independent, family-owned auto repair shop serving Mountain City, TN, Boone, NC, Abingdon, VA, and surrounding areas. Additionally, we are only 11 miles from the North Carolina border and 10 miles from the Virginia border. We also service all of Carter County, Tennessee. We are a NAPA AutoCare Center with ASE-certified technicians on staff who undergo continuous training to stay up to date on the best repair practices for your vehicle. We’re also on hand for preventive maintenance. Whether it’s time for your next oil change and wheel alignment or you need a problem diagnosed and repaired, visit our auto repair shop in Mountain City, TN and you can count on our mechanics for friendly, professional service. Need a lift? Call us at (423) 727-6801 for 24/7 towing service.
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Roan Creek Campground features two rustic cabins which are available for rent for the weekend, or week. Each cabin features a kitchen complete with a full size fridge and stove, a full private bathroom, controllable heating and air, and sleeps up to 6 people.
For rate details check out the reservations and rates page.
Luxury Camping Tents
Luxury camping tents at Roan Creek Campground are available for daily, weekly, or monthly rental. Each luxury tent is rain proof and features solid wood flooring, a queen size bed, a mini refrigerator, power outlets, a ceiling fan, heaters, and a creek side view.
Roan Creek Campground is the perfect place to park your RV for the weekend, week, month, or year. Each RV site features a dedicated water hookup along with a 50 amp power hookups right along beautiful Roan Creek. We can accept RVs with a maximum length of up to 60′
Discover how A Mountain Dream can become your dream vacation! Close your eyes and imagine yourself sitting on this front porch enjoying the peace and quiet that this mountain cabin rental has to offer. Feel all the stresses of that daily routine melt away as you sink into the swirling waters of the outdoor hot tub. Cozy great room with stone fireplace and beautiful tasteful decor throughout. Master Bedroom with queen size bed on the main level. Upstairs is a spacious loft area with two twins on one wing of the loft and a full size futon and additional sitting area that is a great escape for kids on the other wing of the loft. Enjoy those crisp evenings around an outdoor firepit. (wood provided) You will discover no detail has been overlooked after a stay at A Mountain Dream. Amenities include: 40′ flatscreen cable TV downstairs, high speed internet, air conditioning, gas fireplace inside, firepit outside, gas grill, hot tub. Linens & towels provided.
Close to Appalachian Ski Mountain, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain, Ski Hawksnest, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad and many other area attractions!
Your local Mountain City Subway® Restaurant, located at 150 Pioneer Village Dr brings delicious ingredients and mouth-watering flavors in billions of sandwich, salad and wrap combinations to you. An alternative to traditional fast food, we offer freshly cut veggies, toppings, protein and freshly-baked bread to create the perfect meal with freshly baked cookies all at a great value! All Subway® Restaurants are independently owned and operated by business owners who employ talented Sandwich Artists™ that are ready to take your order in person, online, in our Subway® app, or for delivery.
Since 1954, McDonald’s has been dedicated to serving quality food and quick service at an affordable price for our customers. Visit your nearby McDonald’s and choose from a menu of favorites, including McCafé® coffee, tasty breakfasts, delicious burgers like our Quarter Pounder®* with Cheese and more!
Restaurants nationwide offer numerous amenities to ensure every customer has an enjoyable experience. Find out if your local nearby McDonald’s is open 24 hours, offers Drive Thru or McDelivery®**, and more through the McDonald’s restaurant locator. Before you head out, check out the deals page for our latest offers and order your food ahead with Mobile Order & Pay†, available exclusively on the McDonald’s App!
Owned and operated by a local Christian family. We strive to deliver excellent service along with our delicious home cooked food. Come by today!
Cloud 9 is a wonderfully outfitted log cabin with heavy timber log construction and outstanding long range views. This home is luxuriously appointed with a hot tub, 4 flat screen TVs, a foosball table, and captivating views. Guests can escape to Cloud 9 knowing that they have all the comforts they need at the home.
We are a small, family-owned property management business specializing in mountain cabin rentals in East Tennessee. We moved to East Tennessee in the spring of 2007 and immediately fell in love with the beauty of the area. We believe that vacation shouldn’t cost a small fortune, so we strive to provide beautiful, clean, safe accommodations at an affordable price for individuals and families to enjoy. Our hope is that you will come as a guest but leave as a friend.
Mountain City’s Americourt Hotel offers 40 rooms and provides a pool, complimentary hot breakfast each morning, and wireless internet access. Also feel free to lounge in our unique lobby by the fire.
Our Elizabethton hotel offers 60 rooms and provides an outdoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast each morning, and wireless internet access. Please ask about our newly renovated suites!
Our cabins were built between 1998 and 2001 and are constructed of solid logDesigned specifically to enjoy year-round, they have central heat and air, are fully furnished, and are warmly decorated with many antiques. The floor plans are versatile enough to accommodate a wide range of groups, from individual couples seeking peace and solitude, to large families planning to use one or multiple cabins. Large windows all around provide the best opportunity to view the lake and the surrounding mountains. As our guest, you will enjoy many amenities inside, including a beautiful stone fireplace, a full kitchen, a cathedral ceiling great room, Wifi, and internet TV through Roku/Hulu. Towels and linens are also provided. Outside is just as nice, with your own private hot tub, a campfire area with a large park-type charcoal grill, a deck with a large picnic table, and a large front porch overlooking the lake. We have many suggestions of things to do and have placed large notebooks in each cabin that suggest hundreds of activities on-site orwithin a short drive. Round out the evenings by curling up in front of the fireplace to read a good book or simply to watch television. No cabin experience is complete without a nice campfire to roast marshmallows or just for warmth, as you sit out under the stars.
Elegant, Fully-Furnished Log Cabins with a spectacular view of Lake Watauga and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, including a large private hot tub, stone fireplace, full kitchen, loft, central heat/air, deck, grill, and private campfire area. Close to Boone NC, Johnson City TN and Bristol TN/VA.
Brookside Mountain Cottages, located in Northeast Tennessee, features cozy vacation cabins convenient to Mountain City, the Virginia Creeper Trail, Watauga Lake, Boone, North Carolina, and all the adventure and attractions of the High Country. Our convenient location offers an easy and scenic drive to antique auctions, mountain biking, boating, fishing, championship golf, hiking, snow skiing, whitewater rafting, historical sites, plays, and dining and shopping in three states!