Antique brick manor houseQuality guest rooms with romantic touches in a B&BFun at the farmer's markets - woman with dahlia blossomLaurel Creek hiking trail, Shingletown area, Mountain City, TNWatauga Lake on a sunny day, Butler TNPure mountain sky in fall (Middle Quarry, Butler TN)Doe Mountain Park view from Mountain City, TN and bride with groom

It’s your vacation — Do a little, or a lot! . . . Enjoy a relaxing, romantic NC/TN mountain B&B getaway

Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn is many things to many guests—a romantic getaway, a place to get married or celebrate, delightful, relaxing lodging for business folks while in Mountain City TN in the far northeast corner of the state. Others like the activities in Boone and Blowing Rock, NC, but don’t like staying “right in the middle of it.”  Guest reviews say our rooms are perfect.

60s at night? Yes! Highs never over 90? Yes! Calling all flatl-anders--you NEED the mountain air.

60s at night? Yes! Highs never over 90? Yes! Calling all flat-landers–you NEED the mountain air.

Is this your weekend off?  Spend it being refreshed.

Sleep well.   Wake up slowly and enjoy a leisurely breakfast–not too gourmet and not too simple–with made from scratch foods and good conversation. Then head out to enjoy a wide range of  activities.
Choose hiking, biking, golf nearby or a car ride to see the beauty of the rural landscape in our corner of the world. Or read a book, give the front porch rocking chairs a whirl or go back to bed.
Enjoy your in-room fireplace (in season) and relaxing modern bath (many with whirlpool tubs). Located minutes north of Boone, NC, in the heart of the Tennessee mountains—a perfectly wonderful vacation getaway bed and breakfast.

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    Upcoming live performance at Heritage Hall including the 10th anniversary special evening performance Sept. 26  :  Calendar

    Long Journey Home Musical Heritage Tour

    1st Annual Musical Heritage Tour, Long Journey Home to be Saturday, Sept. 26.  At 10 am  the tour will begin in Downtown Mountain City with the unveiling of Cristy Dunn’s new mural, Birth of a Ballad: The Capture of Tom Dooley, on the Mountain City Antiques & Collectibles building, at the corner of Church and Main Streets, downtown. The new mural is the second in a series designed to bring awareness to Johnson County’s rich musical heritage and contributions to the development of folk and country music. The new mural honors the blind fiddler, G.B. Grayson, who in his short career wrote and recorded many of the old time standards we know and love. Who has never heard Tom Dooley, Cacklin’ Hen, Train 45, or Handome Molly? Beginning at the unveiling and continuing throughout the day, Grayson’s music and the music that Tom Ashley, Doc Watson, Clint Howard, and Fred Price carried to the Smithsonian and Carnegie Hall will be performed live at the home places of the musicians and other heritage sites throughout the county.
    Brochures will be available to guide participants through a full day of discovering the stories, songs, and places of Johnson County’s musical heritage. Following the mural unveiling, there will be a cultural art and artifacts exhibit nearby at the public library. From there, the driving tour begins. The first stop is the Doe Creek site where Colonel James W.M. Grayson captured the infamous Tom Dula, and a performance of the murder ballads so prevalent in Appalachian roots music. Next, Kenny Price will perform claw-hammer banjo tunes on the front porch of the home place of the legendary Clarence “Tom” Ashley. Other sites include the gravesite of Colonel Grayson, where acapella gospel hymns will be sung, and the home place of Clint Howard, where his family carries on the tradition of music. The culmination of the day will be a concert at the mountain home of Fred Price, followed by an open jam. Bring a chair or blanket to enjoy the music. For additional information/specific locations  visit:
    Source: Office of Economic and Community Development & Tourism 222 West Main St., Mountain City, Tn 37683 (423)202-4386

  • Room pricing listed through our online booking link offers built-in discounts for stays “tonight” and “tomorrow night.” Book there for best pricing. WHEN a discount is offered it is automatically applied. Does not apply to all weeks/ all stays.
  • The Gamekeeper Restaurant (modern mountain cuisine), outside of Boone, NC, is celebrating 15 years in business. Since we are celebrating 16 years (this year) we are bringing you a special $15 GK Bucks certificate good for food and beverage at the restaurant.  Check out their Gamekeeper website link and let us know if you are headed there so we can send “the bucks” with you. Open Wed.-Sunday 5 pm; dinner starting at 6 pm. Reservations are a good idea on weekends.



Stained quarter-sawn white oak raised paneling, walnut newel post 1889

White oak paneling and original newel in the foyer

Bed and Breakfast reviews indicate Prospect Hill B&B Inn guests treasure their peaceful night’s sleep.  Enjoy  our truly comfortable beds  and guest rooms so spacious and meticulously soundproofed it seems like the entire mansion is your romantic B&B getaway. At this time of year the fireplaces in every guest rooms and the whirlpool tubs for two in the romance level rooms are most welcome. The bubble bath and candles we provide make them perfect

  • All-private baths. Whirlpool tubs for soaking away tight muscles. Bubble bath, candles and comfortable robes included to set the mood. Over-sized showers.
  • Kick back – fireplaces in every guest room. Take a bubble bath—relax
  • No smoking indoors per state law 
  • More amenities, history, services & info    and architecture with this link.
  • Guest refrigerator for your personal snacks (communal)
Rocking chairs, brick arch of porch

Relax. “Our place is yours: Relaxing, tea kettle ready. Refrigerator for your favorites. We know the area and we’ll share its secrets. — What interests you? Renovation? Ask us how we did it.” Stay connected – Free wifi in all guest rooms/ public spaces. In-room TVs, fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, snacks. Great scenery.

  • Truly, this is the place to “corner the heart of the mountains.”  It will corner YOUR heart!  —Say our guests
  • The road less traveled:  With some of the Southeastern U.S.’s most spectacular rural landscapes and mountain vistas, tallest peaks, exciting motorcycle routes, rugged hiking trails, and exciting fly and Watauga Lake fishing, the back roads promise the experience of almost-forgotten rural America. Don’t expect a crowd of “tourists in flip flops” around these parts!
  • Experience history in a Civil War veteran’s country mansion re-imagined as a quiet retreat for your bed & breakfast romantic getaway, while visiting family or on business.


Welcome Old House Lovers:

Antique houses are our passion! We enjoy making them work like new ones with the “patina” of an old one. We’re experienced old-house renovators who enjoyed the challenge of bringing the 1889 mansion into the 21st Century. (A close match to mansion styles in the late 1990s! Amazing.)  This house has several kinds of historic stained and colored glass, handmade moldings and site-formed bricks. The “new” (2000) roof matches the metal shingle one from 1889.


Breakfast….. 1889 country mansion on the hill ….. first sunrise over Tennessee

After you see the sites, ride the bikes or fish the lake empty, enjoy the front porch rockers with a three-state view. For those who like it new—you’ll enjoy the best of an historic house’s style with none of the old-house inconveniences! Our decorating is eclectic—not fussy. You’ll find clean lines, refined themes and modern fixtures, baths,heat/air,  technology. For those who have an interest, we’d love to tell you HOW we did it, our secrets methods for making smooth walls (without a whole lot of mess or cost) as well as chronicle the many changes we made to our historic home. Guests often find that we can help with thorny projects on their own homes. (Sorry, just advice!)
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