Touring Eastern Tennessee

The beautiful, scenic Smoky Mountains of Eastern Tennessee have inspired musicians, artists, photographers, and visitors for generations. As the most popular national park in the United States, Great Smoky Mountains National Park attracts about 12 millions annual visitors. Visiting this park, and Tennessee, is an unforgettable experience in an RV. Eastern Tennessee is not only home to part of Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but also to many Harvest Hosts locations as well. Grab your keys, your America the Beautiful Pass, and your Harvest Hosts membership as we explore all of the Harvest Hosts locations in Eastern Tennessee. 

Bristol Caverns – Bristol, Tennessee

Located in the farthest northeastern corner, along the border of Tennessee and Kentucky, is Bristol Caverns. Carved by an underground river, this stunning cavernous network of vast rooms, arches, columns, and other natural stone formations dates back millions of years. They offer two reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size, and the best way to support this Harvest Hosts location is to purchase a tour or make a purchase from their gift shop.

McMillan Farms –  Mosheim, Tennessee

It’s impossible to not achieve rest and relaxation at McMillan Farms. This working horse farm offers acres and acres of fishing, camping, hiking, and horse trails for visitors. They have five reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size, as well as Wi-Fi available. Please note that any accompanying pets must be leashed for their own safety. The best way to support this Harvest Hosts location is by upgrading to a campsite with hookups for a fee, or by purchasing horseback riding lessons.

Goodwater Vineyards –  Mosheim, Tennessee

While Tennessee may not be known for its wine culture, Goodwater Vineyards will have you rethinking that notion. The vineyard itself is situated on land that has been owned by the family for generations. They currently offer five different types of wine and have wine slushies available, as well. Visitors are welcome for wine tastings, to purchase wine or apparel, or to purchase a catered picnic. This Harvest Hosts location offers three reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size.

Nolichuckey Bluffs Cabins – Greeneville, Tennessee

Looking to take a break from RVing or celebrating a special occasion? At this Harvest Hosts location, guests can upgrade to a fully-furnished cabin overlooking some of the gorgeous surrounding Tennessee wilderness for a reasonable price. The property also boasts ample opportunities for hiking and stretching your legs. For those who are just passing through, this is a favorite local rest stop. Guests who would prefer to stay the night in their RV are welcome to patron the business by visiting the restaurant for some wholesome homemade breakfast or by picking up some goodies from their shop, Gramma’s Cupboard. This Harvest Hosts location offers three reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs less than twenty-nine feet in length. 

Two Roots Alpacas and Fiber Mill – Greeneville, Tennessee

This one-stop-shop allows visitors to  visit the alpacas, tour the fiber mill, and to purchase alpaca products, such as yarn, accessories, rugs, and more. This Harvest Hosts location offers one reservable, pet-friendly space for RVs under thirty-five feet in length. Please note that pets are only allowed with prior approval and must be kept on a leash.

Lick Skillet Farm – New Market, Tennessee

This beautiful farm is located just under thirty minutes from Knoxville, but it feels like a world away from the city. The peaceful and serene atmosphere coupled with the view of the Smokies is priceless. The farm owners ethically raise and produce beef, pork, and chicken, which is all available for purchase. This Harvest Hosts location offers one reservable space for an RV of any size. Please note that pets are not permitted at this location.  

Tennessee Valley Winery – Loudon, Tennessee

As one of the oldest operating family-owned wineries in the state, this award-winning winery is not to be missed. They’ve even had their wines served at the White House! Currently, they produce fifteen different wines and allow free tastings for guests. This Harvest Hosts location offers two reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size. 

Silver Springs Vineyards – Riceville, Tennessee

Harvest Hosts members are in for a treat with this winery and Greek restaurant combination. There are currently thirteen wines in production to suit almost any palate. The restaurant is open Tuesday through Saturday for lunch and makes brunch on Sundays. This Harvest Hosts location offers four reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size. 

Mecca Camp Resort – Tellico Plains, Tennessee

This beautiful camp resort is currently building a campground, but, in the meantime, they are open to Harvest Hosts guests for boondocking, with fifteen reservable, pet-friendly spaces available for RVs of any size. Here, guests can enjoy exploring the foothills of the Cherokee National Forest with their four-legged friend and take in all the surrounding beauty. At this time, purchasing goods at the camp store or by renting a fire pit is the best way to support the business.

Ocoee Winery – Cleveland, Tennessee

Located just under forty-five minutes from Chattanooga, this winery has a shocking nineteen wines in production. Talk about something for everyone! Not a wine drinker? They offer Muscadine juice and  locally-made snacks available in their gift shop. This Harvest Hosts location offers four reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size. 

Forest Fed Farm – Ocoee, Tennessee

This small farm focuses on regenerative farming practices and currently raises and produces pork, lamb, and chicken. These farm-raised meats, along with eggs, bread, bone broth, and lard, are all available for purchase at the farm store. This location offers one reservable space for RVs under thirty-five feet in length. 

Three Rivers Farm and Retreat – Old Fort, Tennessee

This farm is one of the more interesting Harvest Hosts locations available. Not only do they raise chickens and pigs, but they also offer a micro-bakery where visitors can purchase sourdough breads, tortillas, English muffins, bagels, and even their own sourdough starter. This Harvest Hosts location has two reservable, pet-friendly spaces for RVs of any size. 

Nothing beats a road trip in your RV. Be sure to add Eastern Tennessee to your list if you haven’t visited already. Make sure your Harvest Hosts membership is up-to-date before heading out! 

Have you visited Eastern Tennessee? What was your favorite part? If you haven’t gone yet, which Harvest Hosts will you stay at? Tell us about it in the comments below!

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