Guide to accommodations for weary visitors
If you’re planning a trip to Johnson City, TN, we’d like to first say we’re very excited to share our little slice of heaven with you soon! Our city offers so many amazing experiences, and our locals are always proud to share their stories and culture with those that visit. One of the first things you’ll need to decide is where you will stay during your visit. Having a good home away from home is crucial to making the most of your time.
Choosing the right place to stay comes down to a lot of different variables. Luckily, Johnson City hosts a wide variety of different experiences from international chains all the way down to family owned inns and bed and breakfasts. Only you can decide what kind of stay you want to have, but we did want to share some of the area’s favorite options with you so we can make the best first impression. Through this article we will give you recommendations on several different styles of stay to meet your interest. Obviously, we know that you can use travel apps and search engines to find your own lodging, but we think seeing our local accommodation options through the eyes of the locals also holds a great deal of value. We hope you enjoy this short article on our city, and the warm and welcoming stays we can offer.
As a major destination, and gateway into the beautiful Central Appalachian Mountains, Johnson City is host to a wide array of international hotel chains. These hotels offer the quality staff, well-appointed rooms, and convenient access to the area that one would expect. Core hotel brands like Hilton Hotels & Resorts, Hyatt, Marriott International, and InterContinental Hotels Group all have great local options to make your stay a great experience. Below are a few of the popular hotel options to consider as you plan your trip.
- Carnegie Hotel
The Carnegie Hotel is located in the downtown Johnson City area, in the heart of the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) campus. This is truly a one-of-a-kind hotel experience like nothing else you can experience. The décor and amenities at the Carnegie have earned the hotel a AAA Four Diamond property designation. With a spa, restaurant, and several luxurious room types to choose from, Carnegie Hotel has consistently been at the top of lists for best places to stay in Johnson City.
The Carnegie also offers venues for conventions, weddings, conferences and other special events to help you if you are planning a larger event with many guests. Whatever your needs, this is a great option to help you have a successful visit.
- Holiday Inn Express
Holiday Inn Express is a great option for visitors who are looking for a great place to stay for families and singles. With clean and spacious rooms, knowledgeable local staff, and great amenities, Holiday Inn Express is an excellent option. Located on the northwestern side of Johnson City, this hotel is also minutes to most attractions and outside the main traffic of the city.
- Hampton Inn
Located on the western side of Johnson City, the Hampton Inn is very convenient to shopping and entertainment destinations for the city. The hotel offers easy access to downtown Johnson City and historic Jonesborough while still being within easy access to the main parkways into the Blue Ridge Mountains. This is a great option for the visitor who wants to be close to all the conveniences of the city, while still have quick access to make a trip into our beautiful outdoor opportunities.
These are just a few options, and we do recommend you take a look at all the other great options available to find the hotel that’s right for you. Your trip is uniquely yours, and only you know what accommodations are going to give you the perfect blend of features to make the most of your time with us.
If your visit will be more about our outdoor experiences, consider some of the great camping options around Johnson City, TN. There are a ton of great campgrounds available to help you escape into the wild, while still having quick access to the comfort and entertainment of Johnson City, TN. Here are some examples of some of the popular campgrounds in our area.
- Camp Stonefly
An intimate and secluded camping experience awaits you at Camp Stonefly. The campground is located on the Watauga River between Johnson City and Elizabethton, giving quick access to city conveniences. Camp Stonefly caters to all kinds of campers and offers great views and river activities.
- Woodsmoke Campground
Located at the foot of Buffalo Mountain between Johnson City and Unicoi, Woodsmoke Campground is located in the famous Cherokee National Forest. Just 15 minutes from downtown Johnson City, this campground is a great way to enjoy the mountain camping experience without having to sacrifice convenience. This family-owned and operated RV park offers great amenities and a friendly local staff to help you make the most of your adventure. The campground offers full utilities RV sites as well as intimate and secluded tent sites.
- Riverpark Campground
Another great family-owned and operated campground, Riverpark is located right on the Nolichucky River in the Smoky Mountain Foothills just 20 minutes from downtown Johnson City, TN. They offer many different RV campsites with beautiful views of the Nolichucky River and Appalachian Mountains. Riverpark also offers a convenient camp store and Boomer’s Grill for a menu of hot and fresh homemade meals. They also offer a unique cabin experience in their renovated train caboose for those looking for something truly special for camping.
No matter what great option you choose for your visit to Johnson City, TN, we are confident you will be greeted by smiling faces that are anxious to help you have an amazing experience. Our city is home to so many great attractions to keep you busy during your stay. You can also escape from everything into the Appalachian Mountains and feel completely surrounds by nothing but nature and wilderness in just minutes. Johnson City is truly a perfect option for adventurers, families, and lovers of art and culture. So, we hope you’ll plan a trip soon and rest easy knowing you’ll always be surround by friends and neighbors!