Roan Mountain vacation rentals are a great option for a relaxing getaway in one of the loveliest spots in East Tennessee. Here are some of the best options you'll find in the area. All are located near Roan Mountain State Park, Roan Mountain Gardens, and the Appalachian Trail. I've included prices for comparison purposes only. Be aware that prices may change.
Cabin Rentals are available at Roan Mountain State Park. You can make reservations online up to a year in advance, which is handy if you're planning on attending the popular Rhododendron Festival in June. The cabins have all the amenities, including kitchens, full baths, wood burning stoves and gas or electric heat. The park also provides firewood, kitchen utensils and linens. And, of course, what cabin would be complete without a porch and rocking chairs. Some cabins have telephones, but none have TVs. The cabins sleep 5 to 7 people. There's a 2 night minimum, and prices range from $85 to $140 per night, plus taxes and fees.
This "Mountain House" offers outstanding views, as you can well imagine from the photo. It overlooks Roan Mountain State Park, and is only 3 miles to Carver's Gap and the Appalachian Trail. It features 3 bedrooms, two baths, and can accommodate 8-10 people. There's a hot tub, fireplace, washer and dryer, and telephone. Children are welcome, and the property is non-smoking. Ask about pets. Rates start at $185 per night, with a 2 night minimum. There's also a one time setup and linen fee.
Green Earth Mountain Retreat is located just 2.8 miles from the state park, and is a great choice for hikers, being a short walk from the Appalachian Trail. As you can see from the photo, the views from the deck are stunning, and since the cabin is situated on 19 acres of private land, you'll feel like you're in a world of your own. The cabin has 2 bedrooms and 2 full baths and can sleep 4-6 people. Non-smoking, no pets, starting at $135 per night with a 3 night minimum stay.
Lazy Bear Lodge is located 7 miles from the state park off of Highway 19E on 10 wooded acres. This is a great location for hikers, being only 0.6 miles from the Appalachian Trail. The cabin is fully furnished and includes entertainment amenities such as foosball, a pool table, video arcade, karaoke machine, free wireless internet and TV. Children are welcome, non-smoking, pets considered, not wheelchair accessible. There are 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, and it sleeps up to 6 people. Prices start at $125 per night with a 3 night minimum.
This cottage at the base of Roan Mountain is located between Roan Mountain State Park and the Rhododendron Gardens, making it a convenient spot for exploring both, as well as the Appalachian Trail. It's located on a private road, off of Highway 143, and some visitors report some difficulty finding it. It's a homey place, with 2 bedrooms, fully furnished. The front porch certainly looks inviting, and there's one in back as well. Prices start at $85 per night.
Mountain Harbour Bed and Breakfast and Hiker Hostel is located on Highway 19E, about 7 miles from the state park . Soon after opening the bed and breakfast, the owners found hikers from the nearby Appalachian Trail showing up at their doorstep. So they added hostel services as well. If you're looking for a bit of luxury in a beautiful setting, or just a warm place to rest your weary bones after a long hike, Mountain Harbour has you covered.
There are 3 rooms available at the Bed and Breakfast starting at $125 per night. Amenities include free WIFI, and every room has a TV, fridge and microwave.
The hostel offers tent sites with showers for $10, single beds for $25 and king beds for $55. Shuttle services, a coin operated laundry, and other amenities for hikers are also available.
Mountain Harbour is also famous for its substantial breakfasts, which are included in the price of rooms, and available to hikers for $12 when there are 4 or more takers.
Roan Mountain Bed and Breakfast is located about 5 miles from the state park, on a 121 acre site overlooking the Doe River. There are 4 rooms available, starting at $75. All rooms are non-smoking, and pets are not allowed. Some rooms have a private bath and flat-screen TV. Free WI-FI is provided, and a handicapped accessible room is available.
A full breakfast is served during the summer, on weekends, and during race weeks at Bristol Motor Speedway. At other times, a breakfast basket is provided, or you can request a rate discount.