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The Food Truck at Mountain Harbour

The Food Truck at mountain Harbour is now serving Gourmet Burgers, Chicken Sandwiches, Taco's, Wings, Salads, and occasional specials.
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hot dogs
grilled chicken salad
calif chicken
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The loss of our beloved owner and founder

It is a sad time here at Mountain Harbour.
With deepest regrets we announce the the passing of our beloved owner and founder Terence W. Hill. Terry, along with his wife Mary have been providing a clean, safe and comfortable place to stay for thru hikers since 2003. As well as shuttling thousands of hikers to all points on the trail. He will surely be missed.

Terence W. Hill

Terence W. Hill


The New General Store at Mountain Harbour

The New Mountain Harbour General Store is Now Open in 2015

Mountain Harbour now has a much better selection for your resupply needs.

Everything for resupply such as,  Snickers, Pop-Tarts, Honey Buns, to Pasta Sides and Tuna Pouches.

Also Carrying frozen Pizza's, Quesadilla's, Ben and Jerry's, Hot Dogs,

as well has homemade Items to enjoy while your here.

Shoot us an email if there's something you think we should carry.

We hope all the 2015 hikers are enjoying their time on the trail.

Dave Smith's AT Experience

Dave Smith's AT Experience

For as many hiker's that hike the Appalachian trail, there are as many reasons to take on the challenge.

This video tells the story of Dave's experience with the Appalachian Trail. The video also reveals his personal motivation for taking on the challenge, as well as the personal rewards of his achievment. Dave is a long time friend of Mountain Harbour, and we wish him nothing but success in his next adventure.

Dave Smith is not a pastor but he does believe that people seeking God don’t always do it in churches. Smith himself was feeling lost when he stumbled onto the Appalachian Trail, but his experience there helped him find his faith again, and led him to offer counseling to other hikers as a chaplain for The United Methodist Church. He took us along to the place where so many find spiritual rest.

The first time Dave Smith hiked the trail, he raised money for pediatric cancer research in memory of his grandson, Walker. The walk in 2014 was in support of a Holston Conference fund to keep a United Methodist trail chaplain on the Appalachian Trail.  The Holston Conference spiritually supports the Appalachian Trail Chaplain program but all money is raised from individuals who share a love of hiking and a commitment to taking The United Methodist Church outside the walls.

Elizabethton Star Write Up

Local newspaper does featured article on Mountain Harbour.

Elizabethton Star Lifestyle section, Elizabethton Tennessee

January 4, 2014





Click on the links below for the pdf files of both pages.


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All of us here at Mountain Harbour would like to thank Kayla Carter and Brandon Hicks for the wonderful job they did on the article.




New Items from Mountain Harbour

New Item's to Remind you of your

Wonderful Stay in Tennessee


Mountain Harbour now has gift basket's and

handmade stoneware coffee mugs available.


mountain memories

Coffee mug



These item's may be purchased at the time you book your reservation.


There is an option to purchase these items during the checkout process, so that they will be waiting for you in your room upon arrival.


We hope these item's bring fond memories of your stay at Mountain Harbour Bed and Breakfast, while enjoying them upon your return home.  We strive to provide the highest quality products, as well as products produced here in Tennessee.





Blind Courage the Movie come to Mountain Harbour to film the trailer

Blind courage the Movie is an amazing story of perseverance and dedication.

Blind Courage Trailer Shoot - Behind The Scenes - The Highlands from Clint Ross on Vimeo.

Hostel Pricing

 Hostel Pricing

Hostel Beds Price
King Bed sleeps 2 $55.00
Single Beds $25.00
Tenting $10.00   Extra Person $5.00

 All beds in include clean linens with pillows.

Tenting includes use of the Hostel Amenities.


Other Items Price
Breakfast $12.00
Laundry $6.00

Breakfast available when there are 4 or more to request it.



Shuttle Pricing

These are the current prices for shuttles.

All shuttle pricing is one way and covers the entire vehicle up to 6 persons.

Please call to schedule your shuttle.   (423) 772-9494


Trail Head Price
Buck Mountain $15.00
Walnut Mountain $15.00
Forest Service Road 293 $15.00
Carvers Gap $40.00
Hughes Gap $40.00
Iron Mountain Gap $55.00
Dennis Cove $50.00
HWY 321 $40.00
Watagua Dam $65.00
Indian Grave $75.00
Low Gap 421 $80.00
Johnson City,  Greyhound $70.00
Sam's Gap $110.00
Spivey Gap $120.00
Erwin $75.00
Roan High Knob $45.00
Damascus $120.00
Hot Springs $160.00
TN 91 at Crossroads/Shady Valley $80.00
Yellow Mtn/ Roaring Creek Rd $45.00
Greasy Creek $50.00
Allen Gap $150.00
Davenport Gap $250.00
Max Patch $250.00
Newfound Gap $300.00
Devil's Gap $55.00
Dennis Cove $110.00
Elizabethton $50.00
Tri Cities Airport $75.00
Ashville Airport $150.00

Rhodedendren Festival

Rhodeendren Festival

June 20 and 21,reviews-327x210 2014

Elk River Falls

Beautiful Waterfall!

Address: Elk River Road  Elk Park,   NC   28622

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Elk Falls is the most impressive waterfall from a sheer volume standpoint in NE Tennessee/North Carolina border area. The plunge pool is extremely large and certain to be busy in the summer months. Downstream of the pool are a couple of short (~5 ft) cascades before the river levels out. Farther downstream is Twisted Falls. Note that topo maps identify waterfall as “Big Falls” and not Elk Falls. They are one and the same.




Bristol Motor Speedway

Racing the way it Ought to Be!

Address: 151 Speedway Blvd. Bristol, TN 37620

Located in Northeast Tennessee in the town of Bristol, Bristol Motor Speedway is a legendary NASCAR short-track nicknamed The Last Great Colosseum for its epic battles and Roman-like architecture. Its features steep banking, an all-concrete surface and stadium-like seating that heighten its popularity among fans and participants. The speedway is among the largest sporting venues in the world. In addition to the speedway, Bristol has a .25-mile dragstrip that hosts an annual NHRA event, the Ford NHRA Thunder Valley Nationals. Nicknamed Thunder Valley due to its location and scenery, the dragstrip hosts all three additional national touring NHRA series, plus other weekly and monthly events. Two of the premier facilities on the NASCAR and NHRA circuits and home to the most popular Sprint Cup events in the USA, the Food City 500 and IRWIN Tools Night Race, in March and August respectfully.


Roan Mountain State Park

Roan Mountain’s mysterious grassy balds and its natural 600-acre Catawba rhododendron gardens create incredible beauty.

Address: 1015 Hwy. 143 Roan Mountain, TN 37687


There are some who believe Roan Mountain, with its grassy balds and natural 600-acre Catawba rhododendron gardens is the most beautiful mountain in the Eastern U.S.. The unusual vegetation of Roan Mountain’s more than 1,000 acres of balds attracted the famous botanist John Frasier and others of the 1700s and 1800s.

Some claim it’s named for Daniel Boone’s roan, a horse with a coat color pattern characterized by an even mixture of colored and white hairs on the body, while the head, lower legs, mane and tail are mostly solid-colored. Others believe the name came from the roan or reddish color of the rhododendrons in bloom. It is just as likely the pioneering Scots saw the orange/red mountain ash berries in fall and named the 6,285-foot peak for the rowan tree of their homeland, a member of the rose family with leaves and berries similar to the mountain ash.

Roan Mountain is a massif, or compact portion of a larger mountain mass that was displaced as the mountains were formed, according to the informational displays in the Roan Mountain State ParkVisitor Center. With summits, a central ridge with rounded peaks and gaps, the Roan Massif is 12 miles long and forms the highest point in the Unaka Mountain Range.

Roan Mountain State Park encompasses 2,006 acres of southern Appalachian forest at the base of 6,285-foot Roan Mountain. Park elevation ranges from 3,000 feet in the valley to around 3,700 feet on surrounding ridges. Rich hardwood forests allow for a great diversity of life and a wide range of outdoor activities. Doe River bisects the park and provides a healthy environment for legendary trout fishing.

Park guests have opportunities to hike along creeks and ridges, fish for trout, play tennis, swim, tour a century-old farmhouse, join rangers and naturalists for educational programs, and enjoy mountain music concerts. Wildflowers and wildlife inhabit the hollows and ridges of the Roan foothills in abundance. From Dutchman’s breeches to deer, trillium to turkeys, bee balm to black bears, there is always something to discover. The Appalachian Trail and famous Rhododendron Gardens of Roan Mountain can be accessed at Carver’s Gap, an 8-mile drive from the park.

International Storeytelling Center

Inspiring people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change.

Address: 116 W. Main St. Jonesborough, TN 37659

The International Storytelling Center is the world’s premier institution dedicated to the art of storytelling. It is ISC’s goal to inspire and empower people everywhere to capture and tell their stories, listen to the stories of others, and use storytelling to produce positive change. Each October since 1973, ISC has staged the acclaimed National Storytelling Festival, a three-day outdoor festival that has been hailed “the leading event of its kind in America” by USA Today. Peppered with the flare and fun of blues, poetry, ballads, banjo, and more, the Festival encompasses a wealth of cultures, geography, and styles, a world of stories within one small, historic town. From May through October, the Center stages Storytelling Live! A teller-in-residence series that features a different nationally-known storyteller each week. They appear in daily matinee concerts, as well as special evening performances, children’s concerts, and workshops.

Sycamore Shoals State Park

The park offers an assortment of living history, recreational programming and events for the whole family from traditional arts and craft classes to military musters. The annual presentation of Tennessee’s Official Outdoor Drama, Liberty!. The Saga of Sycamore Shoals is a popular attraction. Held every July in the 240-seat amphitheater with Fort Watauga as a backdrop, the play tells the story of the colonists who settled in the area during the late 18th century and the significant contributions they made to American history.

Address: 1651 W. Elk Ave. Elizabethton, TN 37643

Sycamore Shoals State Historic Park protects the land that was the location of several important historic events that occurred in the late 18th century. Leaving the English colonies, settlers began arriving along the Watauga Old Fields, in search of a new life on what was Cherokee land. John Carter, one of the primary political, military and business leaders of this era, and his son Landon, built a home, the Carter Mansion, three miles from Sycamore Shoals. This structure is the oldest standing frame house in Tennessee, dating back to the mid to late 1770s.

In 1772, leaders in the settlement came together to establish “the first free and independent community on the continent,” four years prior to the signing of the Declaration of Independence. Three years later, the largest private real estate transaction on our continent, the Transylvania Purchase, took place at this site, when Judge Richard Henderson negotiated an agreement with the Cherokee leaders. In reaction to this event, Fort Watauga was constructed in 1776 to protect the settlers from Cherokee attack.

On September 25, 1780, Sycamore Shoals became the muster site of the Overmountain Men, who set out to find British Major Patrick Ferguson, who had threatened to “hang your leaders and lay waste to your country with fire and sword.” The Overmountain Men defeated Ferguson in just over an hour in the epic battle of King’s Mountain. Many historians believe that the actions of these men at Sycamore Shoals turned the tide of the American Revolution, and saved America from British rule and control.

Christmas time Special



Come stay at Mountain Harbour B&B in December

Come experience the mountains during one of the best times of year.  We have already had our first snowfall of the season, and are bound to have more beautiful crisp mornings.  This being the area the Fraser Fir tree was discovered, we have the best looking Christmas trees around. Together with Elk River Evergreens, we have put together a package to get your Holiday Season off to a wonderful start.

Stay 2 or more nights in December and receive:tree2

  • 10% off your your stay at elkriverMountain Harbour B&B



  • An amazing breakfast each morning. cocoa1


  • Gourmet Hot Chocolate and Cookies each evening. Coffee or Tea also available.






We have already had our first snowfall of the season, so the nearby ski resorts have opened. Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain are only a short drive from us. Also it's that time of year to visit the Speedway in Lights at Bristol Motor Speedway, Go to enjoy the lights and for the NASCAR fan in the family, experience driving the high banks in the family car. Just a short drive from Mountain Harbour and all proceeds go to Children's Charity's.



Thanksgiving 2014

Mountain Harbour 2014 Thanksgiving Special


Come join us at Mountain Harbour for Thanksgiving

Package includes:

  • Offer good for Wed Nov 26 and Thurs Nov 27 2 night stay.
  • Includes breakfast both mornings.
  • Includes Thanksgiving Dinner, Turkey, Ham and all the fixins.
  • Includes appetizers and snacks throughout the day on Thursday.


  • Jefferson Room  $350.00
  • Isabel Room        $270.00
  • AmyLea Room    $220.00
  • King Room  in Hostel  $130.00
  • Single Beds in Hostel  $70.00


  • Must reserve online.
  • Must use thanksgiving2014 in the coupon code whe reserving.

Stay for the entire weekend and recieve 25% off                               Fri and Sat Nov 28th and 29th


Click here to check availability

Everyone welcome to join us for dinner whether staying with us or not.

  • Price for Thanksgiving Dinner $15.00.
  • Must make reservations in advance.
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What our Guest are saying

Mountain Harbour
?Awesome variety and quality breakfast. Owner Mary is awesome. Laundry included. Fab for AT thru, section or day hikers. All details considered for comfy stay.? ~TripAdvisor

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