Located in “far” northeast Tennessee, Mountain City is north of Boone, NC, between the Stone Mountain and Iron Mountain ridges–a dozen miles from both North Carolina and Virginia, with a front porch view of both states. Mountain City, Tenn., is unique in its small town feel—no T-shirt shops or cheesy tourist attractions. The buildings downtown are 1950s retro (seems like Elvis mind drive up in a few). Country roads leading to town are two-lanes and scenery lined. There are fields, farms, lakes and lots forests including Doe Mountain. Over half the county is part of Cherokee National Forest.