Motorcycling, Caves, Horseback riding

Motorcycling couple with stuffed pig onboard by Hotchkiss

Canadian motorcyclists set out on The Snake

Nearby Striped Snake ride is one of the great rides

The inn is just six houses from Hwy. 421 and the start of “The Snake” in Mountain City, TN. Don’t miss the hairpin turns and steep drop offs into the forest which surrounds this road. Curves, changes in elevation. Stop in Shady Valley and the general store at the crossroads. There are several other exciting roads in the region, including Hwy. 221 near Blowing Rock, NC. So spend a couple of days checking them out. Free paved parking available next to building (as shown).

Try the Southern Dozen Best rides – #1 goes right by Prospect Hill!

Prospect Hill Bed and Breakfast Inn is located in the only small town with two of the 12 best motorcycle routes running by the front door and all of them within 45 minutes. Take your pick or try them all!  LINK   Northeast Tennessee rocks the roads and views.

Horseback Riding

Man on horse and scenic of trails in Vilas NC

Dutch Creek Trails horse back riding

Dutch Creek Trails near Boone, Vilas and Valle Crucis, NC, 20 minutes frm the inn. Featuring wooded trails, old farm fields, views of the valley surrounded by beautiful blue mountains, and southern hospitality. Whether you are an experienced cowboy or a little green, their skilled staff and gentle horses make for a pleasant visit. Dutch Creek Trails (828) 297-7117

 

Change it up – in a cave

Appalachian Caverns, Blountville, Tenn., 423-323-3227  Wild tours. Cave is home to six species of bats.

Linville Caverns, south of Linville, NC, in Marion NC , 828-756-4171, NC’s only commercial caverns. Open weekends Dec., Jan., and Feb., daily the rest of the year. It’s always 55 degrees underground!

Bristol Caverns, TN    423-878-2011 Paved, lighted walkways and an exciting history where Indians used the underground passages for stealth visits to the settlers land above.

Striped snake motorcycle road

Johnson County has numerous stunning, curving roads with mountain views (NC seen in distance)