Shopping and Dining

diningSurrounded by the Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee National Forest, and parts of the Appalachian Trail, our Tennessee Vacation Getaway is located right along the Watauga River in scenic Northeast Tennessee. Nestled deep in Carter County, you'll be very close to places to enjoy the outdoors, and attractions such as the Bristol Motor Speedway, Johnson City Mall, and many great places to visit in Western North Carolina as well.

For those that like to spend the day browsing boutiques, galleries and shopping centers there are many great choices. For unique gifts, collectibles and other handmade items, shop at many of the great general stores and gift shops located along the Watauga River, Watauga Lake, Elizabethton, Hampton, and Roan Mountain. Elizabethton and Johnson City are larger metropolitan areas, offering most chain stores, and even a large shopping center, the Mall at Johnson City. For those who love antiques Elizabethton's historical downtown area is the place to go. Downtown provides a variety of antique and specialty stores that satisfies all tastes. We recommend having lunch at either the Coffee & Co. or Red Chile. Afterward, a walk to the covered bridge - built in 1882 - makes for a relaxing day. The border of Western North Carolina is also filled with great antique stores. The TN and NC region is considered an antique wonderland that is filled with great antique stores. You'll want to learn more about the renowned antique shops found in Banner Elk NC, which is a small mountain village located just over the state border.

When you stay in our cabin rental in East Tennessee you'll want to know about the area restaurants and places to dine. On this page we've compiled a list of some of the area's best restaurants, just minutes from our East TN Cabin Rental. We included only the closest restaurants, however Elizabethton and Johnson City have a variety of great places to eat including all of your fast food favorites, as well as most of the popular chain restaurants. For a fun filled Tennessee Mountain Vacation near Watauga Lake, contact us for more information, or to book your trip today!

East Tennessee Shopping Centers

  • Downtown Johnson City
    East Main Street
    Johnson City, TN 37605
  • Johnson City Crossing
    3211 Peoples St.
    Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Peerless Shopping Center
    2531 N. Roan St.
    Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Shoppes at Franklin
    3101 Browns Mill Road
    Johnson City, TN 37604
  • The Mall at Johnson City
    2o11 Roan Street
    Johnson City, TN 37601
  • Target Shopping Center
    2116 North Roan Street
    Johnson City, TN 37601
  • The Montcastle Shopping Center
    412 East Mountcastle Drive
    Johnson City, TN 37604

--Dining Near our Tennessee Mountain Getaway--

Elizabethton Restaurants

  • Coffee & Co
    444 East Elk Ave
    Elizabethton, TN
  • Red Chili
    435 East Elk Ave
    Elizabethton, TN
  • El Charolais (formerly El Toritos)
    508 Broad Street
    Elizabethton, TN
  • Lone Star Steakhouse
    1361 Highway 19E Bypass
    Elizabethton, TN

Hampton Restaurants

  • Thai Am Restaurant (call ahead)
    5925 WHY 19E
    Hampton, TN

Johnson City Restaurants

  • Sushi Blues
    1805 N. Roan Street
    Johnson City, TN

Roan Mountain Restaurants

  • Mad Martha's Cafe
    121 Main Street
    Roan Mountain TN, 37687
  • King of the Road
    9383 Highway 19 E
    Roan Mountain, TN 37687

Watauga Lake & River Restaurants

  • Shirley's Restaurant
    3266 Highway 321
    Hampton, TN 37658
  • Captain's Table at Lakeshore Resort
    2340 Highway 321
    Hampton, TN 37658

Liquor Stores

  • Parkway Discount Wine & Liquor
    1901 S Roan St
    Johnson City, TN