Nolichucky River Area

Nolichucky River Area: Erwin, TN, Johnson City, Jonesborough, Roan Mountain, Lake Watauga, TN and Boone, Banner Elk and Blowing Rock, NC. For a custom package, please call 1-800-USA-Raft or email us with your specific dates and needs for rafting and/or caving, lodging and meals and we will provide you with a custom package price


Crockett Cabin
Crockett Cabin is a large, very rustic, log cabin, located on the banks of the Nolichucky River, near Erwin, TN. The Appalachian Trail and Nolichucky River are adjacent to the Nolichucky property and there are thousands of acres of nearby National Forest for hiking and fishing. Only $15 per person per night. Just bring a sleeping bag. Perfect for youth groups, family reunions, company retreats and scouts. Group discounts for parties of 9 or more. Our cabin can sleep up t0 47 guests! Call 1-800-USA-RAFT or Book Online Now!
The Tiny House
Tiny_House_1This 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. Only 1 hour from Asheville, NC. Nature lovers! Check out the Tiny house details and book your stay NOW




THOW (Tiny House On Wheels)
This awesome tiny house on wheels is located on the banks of the Nolichucky River in Erwin, TN. The cabin is a 20 minute drive to Johnson City or 45 minutes to Asheville, NC. We offer fly fishing trips, whitewater rafting, caving, SUP board instruction & rental, tubing and the best views of the river and mountains. The soothing sound of the river can be heard from inside the house. The Appalachian Trail AT allows for great day hikes through Cherokee National Forest.
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Unaka Springs Cabins
There are 3 Unaka Spring Cabins that are located on the banks of the Nolichucky river in Erwin, TN. These cabins offer amazing river and mountain views from every window. We have a main lodge with a full kitchen and bath that are available. These cabin offers a studio space with just enough room for sleeping and relaxing. The outside deck offers amazing views of the river and mountains.
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Beauty Spot Cabins
There are 3 Beauty Spot Cabins that are located on the banks of the Nolichucky river in Erwin, TN.. These cabins offer amazing river and mountain views from every window. We have a main lodge with a full kitchen and bath that are available. Most private rooms have a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator. These cabin offers a studio space with just enough room for sleeping and relaxing. The outside deck offers amazing views of the river and mountains. The room has a private entrance, full size bed and or bunk bed.
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Poplar Bungalow & Eagles Roost
Our bungalows are on the banks of the Nolichucky river in Erwin, TN.. These cabins offers amazing river and mountain views. The outside deck offers amazing views of the river and mountains. The room has a private entrance, queen bed, and full bed, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave and deck furniture. The main lodge offers a full size kitchen, full bath, fireplace, fire pit and several grills. The bath house is located on the property and has hot water and a sauna.
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Luxury Riverfront Camper
This is a brand new luxury camper with all the amenities you need for a wonderful vacation. It is located on the Nolichucky river with mountain and water views in Erwin, TN.. The outdoor space offers a picnic table, grill, fire pit, awning and more. This camper can sleep 4 guests comfortably.
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Boone Cabin
Large cabin built in 1908 and is now a rustic bunkhouse with large screened porch. Sleeps 1-16. You can fall asleep listening to the sounds of the river. to the river. The cabin has a fireplace and woodstove, large screened in porch, dining area, beds are single bunks with a sleeping pad. Our riverside retreat offers fire pits, grills, community bath house. lodge with full kitchen, stove, oven, refrigerator and cookware. The lodge also has a full size bathroom. Our Boone Cabin is located on the banks of the Nolichucky River and is perfect for a large family, youth or scout groups.

Quater Mile Cabins
This is a two story building with four rooms that we are using for hostel style lodging. Great for those that don’t require anything more than a single bed, locking door and a beautiful setting. Overlooks the Nolichucky River and is only 100 yards from the AT. Listen to the river from your room! Guests have access to The Lodge, our community building, with full kitchen (fridge space for your food) and full bath, living room with fireplace, wifi, fire pits, grills and everything you need to cook.


USA Raft Lodging

Rustic River Retreat


USA RAFT highly recommends 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 USA Raft – 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.


Best camping area east TN

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

Conveniently located next to 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!

Historic Jonesborough, Tennessee  Jonesborough’s wonderful history makes it a perfect vacation destination as you travel in the Great Smoky Mountains.

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


Log Cabin Group Bunkhouse Rental Crockett Cabin is 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 1-866-USA-RAFT!

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.


Appalachian GhostWalks invites you, your family, friends, and co-workers to explore the mysteries of our mountain heritage. Thirteen different lantern-lit tours, spanning the region from Knoxville to Abingdon, bring our region’s Cherokee, Frontier, Revolutionary and Civil War history to life for all ages. Each guide-a Certified Ghost Hunter-presents a blend of science and real history that will enchant and amaze you! Please visit our website for additional information or call (423) 743-WALK (9255) for further information and reservations.

Caving Trips – Worley’s Cave.

Sandy Bottom Trail Rides “Asheville’s premier horseback riding destination.” (800) 959-3513

Rock Creek Waterfalls near Flagpond, Unicoi County, Erwin, Tennessee

Flagpond, Unicoi County, Tennessee Area Information: Come on down and enjoy the Appalachian Mountains and explore the wonders of Flag Pond and Unicoi County.

Appalachian Trail

Advanced Mountain Biking: Pinnacle Tower.  This is not a trail for beginners. This 12.5-mile combination trail (9.5-mile loop with a 3-mile spur) is very challenging. The five-mile climb on gravel road to the tower is steep in sections and will test your aerobic fitness. The scenery at the tower rewards you effort on the climb with some outstanding views of the surrounding Unaka Mountains and Nolichucky River Valley.

Blue Ridge Parkway

A professional guide in every raft. Experience is not required. All gear is provided.

We provide everything you will need for your rafting adventure. Just be ready to get wet and have fun on and off of the river! No experience is required and there is a professional guide in every raft.

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