Riverside Lodging

Nolichucky River – Erwin, TN

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Better Than A Hotel

Everybody may know us as the premier whitewater rafting company in these here parts, but some folks still haven’t realized we offer some of the area’s most excellent lodging and accommodations, both in terms of affordability, amenities, and overall awesomeness. We don’t know of a better place to stay – at least not since the historic Unaka Springs Hotel just across the river shut down. In fact, even our finest options may end up being less expensive than those boring hotel rooms you’re never going to want to stay in ever again.

Find Your Peace On the Edge of Adventure

There is nothing better than the sound of the river as you drift into a very restful sleep nestled between beautiful mountains. Our riverside cabins are the place to kick back, wind down, and find your peace on the edge of adventure…


We Have The Lodge

Our Lodge has a full size kitchen, full bath, indoor fireplace and lounge space with a fire pit and several grills available outside for you to use while you’re here with us.

We Have the Wi-Fi

From a fast fiber-optic source, so you can always stay connected at speed (or go ahead and pretend you’re off grid for awhile, that’s totally cool, too).

We Have the Sauna

In addition to hot showers, we also have a sauna, so there’s that… and it’s all included with your lodging.

S’more Wood!

Campfires are cool, we provide quality wood for your enjoyment.

Electricity & Heat

All of our indoor lodging facilities include electricity and heat, and usually some other extras to keep you comfortable.

Dog Friendly

All dogs are good dogs, so they’re cool, too, and actually we kinda provide those as well… but they stay with us so you should definitely bring your own doggos or maybe go rescue one from dog jail.

The Appalachian Trail is Right There

Like it’s actually right there, just follow the trail at the edge of our parking area and you’ll be in for a great little day hike up to Beauty Spot. If you just wanna go one way or backpack a big section we’d be happy to arrange a shuttle for you.

The Interstate is Close (but Not Too Close)

We’re just miles from the interstate… like, less than 3 miles, so you can be in and out in no time while still staying away from it all just like we love to do. Downtown Asheville, NC is under 1hr and downtown Johnson City, TN is less than 30 minutes away. So if you’re trying to find somewhere affordable to stay near I-26, drive a couple minutes past those hotels and find a truly restful place.

Do You Need That Gift Wrapped?

Okay, so I don’t think we actually do gift wrapping, but you can still get a great deal when you package lodging with any of our awesome adventure trips like rafting or caving – you could even do an overnight trip if you’re feeling really adventuresome.

Do not pass this up, do not let someone collect $200 a night for an experience that’s not anywhere close to what you get here… while saving money… which you could use right now (or later) to go have the time of your life with the people you love to spend time with.

Riverside Cabins

(Plus Other Accommodation & Lodging Options)

Check out our lodging and camping map here!

Crockett Cabin

$15/night (per person), $495/night (entire space)

sleeps 42 (6 bunkrooms), shared kitchen/bath

Crockett Cabin - sleeps over 40!

The Crockett Cabin is large and in charge as a supremely historic and rustic log cabin, located on the banks of the Nolichucky River in Northeast Tennessee (near Erwin). Perfect place for porch sittin’ and stuff, otherwise the Appalachian Trail and Nolichucky River are adjacent to the Nolichucky property with thousands of acres of nearby National Forest for hiking and fishing. Just bring a sleeping bag (pillow could be a good idea as well). Great lodging option for youth groups, family reunions, wedding parties, company retreats, and scouts. Group discounts for parties of 9 or more.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


The Tiny House Cabin

Sleeps 6 (3 bedrooms, 2 full – 2 twin), private kitchen/bath, $193/night


This new, 2-story cabin with a loft on the Nolichucky River has been featured on Tiny House Nation with a huge deck including a Big Green Egg (high end smoker grill) and outdoor kitchen station (with another inside). You’ve got a large fridge, a few TV’s, and we also provide linens and cookware for you. Located on rafting company property with stocked trout pond and Appalachian Trail access. Less than 1 hour from Asheville, NC. Perfect place for nature lovers!

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


Unaka Springs Cabins

#9 sleeps 4 (1 queen – 2 futons), share kitchen/bath, $110/night

#10 sleeps 1 (1 twin), shared kitchen/bath, $72/night

interior room view of usa raft's unaka springs lodging

Our Unaka Springs Cabins are located on the banks of the Nolichucky River in East TN with an outdoor deck facing the river. The Lodge with a full kitchen and bath is very close. Room #10 offers a studio space with just enough room for sleeping and relaxing. Room #9 has a large living area, two full size futons, queen bed, and a small kitchenette. These rooms offer amazing river and mountain views from every window.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


Beauty Spot Cabins

Sleeps 2 (1 queen), shared kitchen/bath, $77/night

There are 3 Beauty Spot Cabins that are located on the banks of the Nolichucky River in Northeast Tennessee. Every single view from here is of the mountains and the river. We have (in The Lodge) a full kitchen and bath available. Most private rooms have a microwave, coffee maker and small refrigerator. These cabins offer a studio space with just enough room for sleeping and relaxing. The outside deck offers an amazing spot to hang out and soak up all the awesomeness. Each room has a private entrance and full size or bunk bed.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


Bungalows: Poplar, Eagle’s Roost, & Lost Cove

Each sleeps 4, shared kitchen/bath, $110/night

usa raft lodging bungalow cabin porch

Our bungalows are on the banks of the Nolichucky with views of the river and mountains from the outside deck. The rooms each have private entrances, 2-3 beds, coffee maker, refrigerator, microwave, and outside furniture as well. Your access to The Lodge includes a full size kitchen, full bath, fireplace, fire pit, and several grills. The bath house is located nearby on the property and has hot water plus a sauna.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


Luxury Riverfront Camper

Sleeps 4 (1 queen – 1 full couch bed), private kitchen/bath, $138/night

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 the mountains of East Tennessee (very close to Western NC). The outdoor space offers a picnic table, grill, fire pit, awning, and more. This camper can sleep 4 guests very comfortably.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


Boone Cabin

Sleeps 15 (bunks), shared kitchen/bath, $275/night

Large, historic cabin (built in 1908) – now serving as a rustic bunkhouse with large screened porch. You can fall asleep listening to the sounds of the river. The cabin also has a fireplace and woodstove, plus a dining area – beds are single bunks with a sleeping pad. Our riverside retreat offers fire pits, grills, and a community bath house. The Lodge has a full kitchen, stove, oven, refrigerator, and cookware – also inside is a full size bathroom. Our Boone Cabin is located on the banks of the Nolichucky River and is perfect for a large family, scouts, or youth groups.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!



Quarter Mile Cabins

Each sleeps 2, shared kitchen/bath, $45/night

This is a two story building with four rooms that we are using for hostel style lodging. Great for those who don’t require anything more than a single bed and locking door in 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.

Click here or call 1-800-USA-RAFT to book!


RV Sites (electricity + water, no sewer)


Bring on the RV and use our bathhouse with hot showers and a sauna.


Hybrid Camping (w/ electricity)


car camping hybrid site on nolichucky riverside

If you’re into car camping (or any vehicle-based setup), this is your spot for 110v.


Tent Camping (primitive/platform site)

$20/night, $30/night (riverfront), Price includes 2 adults, and each individual adult is $10.

primitive tent camping along the banks of the nolichucky river

So you’re into good old fashioned camping but also might like nice, indoor restrooms? We hear you, so this is your best option.


If you’re looking for a rustic river retreat, you’ve found it at USA Raft Adventure Resort. Call 1-800-USA-RAFT today, or book online.


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