March 9, 10
The room was giant and super clean. The breakfasts were unbeliveable and the packed lunch Mary made for us had neat surprises and was so welcome after hiking in the snow for a few miles along the AT. And we got to bring our human like border--Emma, since its dog friendly.
The breakfast each morning included several courses and special juices. The location has a creek out front, goats, horses and dogs. The hosts will take you to places on the AT so you can hike back to the B&B.
Go to see Carver's Gap and hike the balds as well as the AT. Nearby Watuga Lake is also nice.
For dinner, 2 local places were great. The first one was a local pizza place that looks like rough on the outside, but had great quality pizza. The second was a barbeque/burger place--try the angus burger and the fried banana peppers--super! Mary has the names.
It had snowed so we did not see a single other hiker, but we did see an abandoned pair of hiking boots on the AT sitting on a big rock. Not sure if the person hoofed out barefoot or if he was eaten by a pack of angry squirrels. Good times!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mountain Harbour Bed and Breakfast is nestled in the mountains of North East Tennessee. We are 3/10 of a mile from the Appalachian Trail. We offer a gourmet breakfast and a relaxing atmosphere. We provide hiker services such as shuttles as well as a cozy hostel to relax and recharge. ... more less