Mountain City, TN 

Historic Prospect Hill B&B Inn

801 W Main St (Hwy 67)
Mountain City, TN 37683 US

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Rates: $120 to $235
Total Rooms: 5
Overall Rating: 4.8888888888889 hearts (9 reviews)


Circa 1889. This three-story shingle-style Victorian manor garners a great deal of attention from passersby with its appealing architecture and commanding hilltop location. Romantic rooms offer tall arched windows, 11-foot ceilings and spectacular views. Fashioned from handmade bricks, it was once home to Major Joseph Wagner, who, like many of his neighbors in far northeastern Tennessee, served on the Union side. The restored home features five guest rooms. A 1910 oak Craftsman dining set complements the oak Stickley furniture (circa 1997) that decorates the living room. Fireplaces, whirlpools and stained glass add luxury to the guest rooms. Prospect Hill boasts views of the Appalachian and Blue Ridge Mountains. From the front window, guests can see three states: Tennessee, Virginia and North Carolina. The inn is within an hour of the Blue Ridge Parkway, Appalachian Trail and Roan and Grandfather mountains, the Virginia Creeper Trail and 25 minutes from Boone, NC.Publicity and Awards: Marquee Magazine, Old-House Journal, Haunted Inns of the Southeast, USA Today (Sleep with a Ghost), Arrington's (named Most Romantic Hideaway), Best Southern Inn, Tennessee Magazine, Four Points Magazine, Blue Ridge Country Magazine, Fresh Outlook Magazine, the Marble by Joe Tennis (2008) Tri-Cities Best Home Magazine (2016), WCYB-Bristol, VA, Oldies Knoxville, Voted Most Romantic Hideaway (Arrington's-2003), Best Southern Inn.Location: Mountains, Country and Small town America.


Rooms & Rates

Rates: $120 to $235
Payment types accepted include Visa, Travelers Checks, Master Card, American Express, Discover, Diners Club and cash.
Rooms: This property has 5 total guest accommodations with private bath, 5 with fireplaces, 3 with whirlpools, 1 suite and 1 conference room.
The types of beds available include Twin, King and Queen.


Minimum Stay Requirements: Two days during certain peak weekends. Three days during NASCAR events.
Cancellation: Regular: Seven days in advance or charge for one night. High season: 7 days in advance. NASCAR: 60 days/deposit required. Whole house/group 50% payment in advance, remainder 14 days in advance. Wedding room: deposit required.
Pets: Pets Allowed, Pets, Service animals allowed in 1 room only, Mountain Sunrise and $50 pet fee.

Services & Amenities

Meals Included in Rates: Breakfast, Snacks/Refreshments, Our rooms have a generous basket of snack food: waters, chips, cookies, crackers and raisins plus bedside candies.
Types of meals: Snacks/Refreshments, Full Breakfast, Banquet Service, Vegetarian Breakfast, Early Coffee/Tea, Snacks in the room and breakfast can be brought to room with prior agreement/notice when booking.
Amenities In Room: Heating, Cable TV, Television, Iron/Ironing Board, DVD, Hair Dryer, Coffeemaker, Turn-Down Service, Refrigerator, Snack Bar, Wireless Internet Access, Fireplace, Bath Amenities, Bathrobes, Air Conditioning, Historic stained glass, Balcony or porch, Private entrance, Bed for one child, Scenic views, Cottage with LR/DR & fully equipped kitchen and Not all amenities available in Cottage in the Woods.
Amenities On Site: Gift Shop, Copy Machine, Free parking on premise, Hiking on 30 acres, Access to the Iron Mountain Trail, A Cottage in the Woods has decks and lots of parking.
Business Traveler Amenities: Modem Connection, Flexible Check in/out Times, FAX On-site, Flexible Cancellation, Iron/Ironing Board, Desk, Off-site Dry Cleaning Services, Television, Internet Access, Gym Nearby, Wireless Internet Access, Hair Dryer, Early on-the-go breakfast as needed, federal/state per diem accepted and nearby golf.

Spa Services

Off-Site Spa Services Available
Nearby Recommended Spas:
Rachell's Therapeutic Massage
(423) 727-4288

Michael Kopacka Massage
(423) 727-9514
Please call in advance to reserve

Serenity Therapeutic Massage/full service
(423) 727-9855
Please call in advance to reserve


- One Night Free: This property is featured in Bed & Breakfasts and Country Inns published by American Historic Inns. This guide features a certificate for ONE NIGHT FREE with the purchase of one night. The dates this property will honor the certificate are Sunday-Thursday, not valid on NASCAR weekends or Oct. 1-25. Will accept at last minute (no more than 24 hours ahead booking) B&B rooms only


Events Hosted: Meetings, Seminars, Honeymoons, Family Reunions, Romantic Getaways, Weddings and Elopements;full size weddings to about 60 (seated) Motorcyclists.
Other Activities: Sports Events, Major College, Skiing Downhill, Skiing Cross Country, Shopping (Local Crafts), Parks, Museums, Live Theater, Horseback Riding, Hiking, Golf, Fishing, Canoeing/Kayaking, Bicycling, Beaches, Art Galleries, Antiquing, Wineries, Tennis, Water Sports, Stables, Swimming, Fly fishing, Outlets, Drive-in movies, Appalachian and Virginia Creeper Trails.

Recommended Restaurant(s)

Suba's Restaurant (Mountain City) good food/value, Wildflower (Boone, NC) finest dining in the area, The Farmhouse (singing waiters) (Mountain City)., The Tributary (Mountain City), Italian, steaks, The Bistro, Boone, NC, French-Italian., La Cucina, 10 mins from Inn, authentic Italian , Tributary.

Historic Interest

Rare shingle style in brick. Built by a Union major after the Civil War in one of the most Republican counties in the U.S. One of only two historic homes in the town. Always owned by upper-class people who held jobs while maintaining a small working farm as their home.
Historic Awards: State Historical Site (Applied), National Register (Applied), Local Register (Applied) and City Historical Site (Applied).
Historic Memberships: Victorian Society.
Historic sites nearby: Butler House, c. 1879 (1/2 mile), Confederate and earlier cemetery, Johnson County Museum (1-1/2 miles), Butler Museum (18 miles), near where Tom Dooley was arrested and where Sequoyah, creater of the Cherokee written language, was born, A Union county supporting Pres. Lincoln, Cranberry bogs (15 mi.)

Romantic Interest

The fireplaces and whirlpool tubs and the way the rooms are large, lovely, welcoming, soothing and very private. Great place to read and rest.