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Nolichuky Area


MRG Lodging

  • Tiny House-Brand new cabin on the Nolichucky River featured on Tiny House Nation. Sleeps 6, has a huge deck with Big Green Egg, outdoor kitchen. Located on rafting company property with stocked trout pond and Appalachian Trail. Book on AirBnB.

    Crockett Cabin-A rustic, traditional log cabin bunkhouse for groups and large families, located on the banks of the Nolichucky River. Adjacent to Cherokee National Forest and the Appalachian Trail, Crockett Cabin has a sand volleyball court, bonfire pit, large fireplace and bbq grills. Book now.



  • Company favorite- Mountain Inn & Suites – Erwin TN   Offers a 61 room facility with its own hot tub and pool, meeting room for 40, special Jacuzzi and corporate rooms, and a friendly, knowledgeable staff welcomes you to this undiscovered paradise. Free continental breakfast. Special package rates available through MRG – call 1-866-872-7238 for more information.

    Uncle Johnny’s Nolichucky Hostel(423) 735-0548 or visit

    Open year round, our rustic little oasis is located only one mile from USA Raft, practically in the heart of the enchanting town of Erwin, Tennessee. We offer a large range of accommodations including cabins, private rooms, hostel lodge and a tenting area. Our large restroom features 5 showers, 5 toilets, 6 washbasins and an endless supply of hot water for our guests. We also have one cabin with a private restroom and a fully equipped kitchen. Amenities include Wi-Fi, picnic tables, grills, laundry service and a large outside washing area. Bike rentals are available for town trips. A municipal bike path begins at our front door and the world famous Appalachian Trail is only 68 feet away. We offer extensive shuttle services for hikers and boaters. River tubes and sit-on-top kayaks are available for the lower Nolichucky. Our outfitter store sells only the finest products for hiking and camping. Visa and MasterCard are welcome. Uncle Johnny’s is located at 151 River Road, Erwin, TN. 37650.

    Nolichucky Bluffs Bed & Breakfast    Greeneville, TN- Nestled in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains near historic Greeneville, Tennessee, Nolichuckey Bluffs Bed & Breakfast Cabins offers a relaxing escape with East Tennessee hospitality. Owners Pat and Brooke Sadler, and their daughter Pam, spent eleven years in Asia in mission service before returning home to the United States.The Sadler’s ‘retired’ to their Tennessee homestead in 1995 and began to share their cabins on the Nolichucky River with others.  1-800-842-4690

    Blue Horizon Cabin Beautiful cabin rental in the heart of the blue ridge mountains. Located in Piney Creek, our cabin offers you all the comforts of home, and all the activities of an exciting mountain vacation.

    Watauga Lake Cabins  Relax in style in these million dollar mountain lake vacation rentals on Watauga Lake and Elk River with upscale leather furnishings and complimentary canoes and kayaks. TN Waterfront homes and lake cabin rentals available from spectacular custom log lake houses with long range mountain views, moderate lake cabins, to simple fishing cabins on the waters of Watauga Lake.

    Mohler Guest House in Historic Jonesboro, TN  The Mohler Guest House of Jonesborough, built in 1885, has been fully restored and furnished with traditional antique furnishings and two romantic fireplaces.

    The Yummy Mud Puddle Vacation Home Nestled on ten acres amidst a tall forest, the Yummy Mud Puddle vacation home overlooks the rolling hills and valleys of Yancey County. Spacious enough for eight, and versatile enough to accommodate couples, families, or singles, the Yummy Mud Puddle vacation house is the perfect fit for a quick getaway to the mountains or a longer retreat.

    Big Bear Cabin is a magnificent mountain view log home in Spruce Pine, NC with so much to offer! It has lots of room with roughly 1,350 square feet, two bedrooms (both have queen beds), two bathrooms, loft (queen sleeper sofa), 478 square foot front porch with hot tub overlooking Humpback Mountain, cozy stacked stone fireplace, abundant amenities, antler chandelier over the log dining room table, convenient location and more!

    Lazy Bear Lodge  If You’re Ready For a great vacation, we have a lot to Offer! Nestled among ten wooded acres of natural beauty! Enjoy a cool mountain breeze or an evening sky filled with endless stars. Relax in this 2 Story, 3 Bedroom, 2 1/2 Bath Private Home, Complete with Fireplace, Jacuzzi, and a Great Game Room with Pool Table, Foosball, Karaoke and Keyboard.  Large Front Deck, with Gas Grill and Picnic Table. Located in the Beautiful Roan Mountain Area.

    Comfort Inn – Johnson City TN
    1900 S. Roan St.
    Johnson City, TN 37601-3718    (423) 928-9600

    Comfort Inn Mars Hill, NC  Conveniently located on Interstate 26 between Asheville, NC and Erwin, TN – just 20 min to the French Broad or Nolichucky Rivers. Visitors will enjoy white-water rafting in the surrounding area. Free continental breakfast and free coffee. Be sure to take a dip in the seasonal outdoor pool.
    167 J.F. Robinson Lane, Mars Hill, NC  28754   (828) 689-9000

    Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast   A rambling, converted log home on 121 acres of rugged mountainside. Sit on the front porch, gaze across Doe River, and take in the beauty of the Appalachians.
    P. O. Box 227, Roan Mountain, Tennessee 37687. Phone: 423-772-3207.

    Arbor Branch Vacation Cabin Rental. Our secluded mountain cabin is the perfect romantic getaway or family vacation. Away from the crowds but centrally located to high country attractions, you can enjoy quiet relaxation and all the mountains have to offer. Call us at (907)457-6166.

    Green Earth Mountain Retreat    I take a great deal of pride in making my guests happy at my secluded mountain view cabin here in northeast Tennessee. The guest cabin is only a short walk to the Appalachian Trail and just over two miles to Roan Mountain State Park with tennis courts, swimming pool, trout fishing, hiking trails and cross country skiing.

    The Tucker Estate   Located in beautiful downtown historic Erwin, Tennessee. The Tucker Estate provides comfort in a tranquil setting. Enjoy all the amenities of home while staying in one of two units sleeping up to 4 each, comfortably.

    AmericInn – Your choice in Jonesborough, TN! Convenient location to historic downtown Jonesborough shopping, dining, and storytelling, Wetlands Waterpark, Whitewater Rafting, and Natural History Museum. 376 E. Jackson Blvd., Jonesborough, TN 37659 (888) 205-3488

  • Camping

  • Nolichucky Gorge Campground – (423) 743-8876 or visit

    Conveniently located next to MRG/USA Raft.The Nolichucky Gorge Campground in Upper East Tennessee has the Nolichucky River at its front door and the Appalachian Trail in its back yard. Surrounded by thousands of acres of Cherokee National Forest, it is an excellent campground choice. While here, you can enjoy whitewater rafting, canoeing or kayaking, hiking, tubing, swimming and sunbathing, fishing, mountain biking, or just DOING NOTHING!

    Riverpark Campground  Riverpark Campground is a family-owned-and-operated campground right on the Nolichucky River in the Smokey Mountain Foothills of Jonesborough, Tennessee. We are surrounded by hundreds of years of local history. Jonesborough is Tennessee’s oldest town and the area provides a great variety of siteseeing and activities your family can enjoy during your stay.

    Watauga Lake  The Watauga Lake vicinity contrasts from highly-developed recreation facilities along TVA’s 6,400-acre Watauga Lake to dispersed backcountry opportunities on White Rocks and Walnut mountains and in Pond Mountain Wilderness and Doe River Gorge Scenic Area. Water-based recreation is abundant with Watauga Lake, seven waterfalls, Doe, Elk and Watauga rivers and several streams including Laurel Fork.  Near whitewater rafting on the Watauga and Nolichucky Rivers.