Americourt Hotel Mountain City
Travel Blogs from Mountain City
... would give us an extra 10% off of our rooms. Since we had to fill up anyways, we made the effort but alas there were no books. The hotel clerk had compassion and in the end he gave us the discounted rate anyways.
Thunder storms are forecast for tonight. I think I heard a bang or two around 9:30 pm but all is quiet now. Tuesday is a 7 am takeoff so I will cut this short as we did not get parked until 8 pm and unloaded after that.
... creek to get the best view from the base. The waterfall is rather interesting. The water flows in two streams down a steep cliff face, then tumbles over huge moss-covered rocks, making its way into Upper Creek. Right near the base of the falls, there was a crawfish clinging to the moss along a cascade. He was not happy to have visitors and swung his claws around in displeasure. We had a late lunch/early dinner at ...
... on this holiday weekend. We stopped at the end of the road before a big jeep mound and started our hike. We were headed to the Waterfall on Burnthouse Branch, a tributary of Upper Creek. According to Kevin Adams’ book, the waterfall was a little over 2 miles from the trailhead and at the end we’d have to go down steeply to the creek and then rock-hop upstream a bit to see the waterfall. The trail was easy at first, continuing along ...
... we came out at the top of Upper Waterfall on Gragg Prong. A large area of exposed bedrock provided a path to walk out next to the waterfall. Although not a large waterfall, the exposed bedrock provided great photo opportunities. There were a lot of people here, including some camping next to the large pool at the base and quite a few swimming. The waterfall had a few pools in between cascades and a big one at the base. As one ...
... to the falls is not at all obvious, so this was very helpful. He also warned that the trail down is very steep. In about a half-mile from the forest road, we saw the pile of rocks and arrow and started making our way down towards the waterfalls. He wasn’t kidding that this trail was steep. We slowly made our way down, holding on to the many rhododendron along this “trail” to help us get down. ...
How has this motel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed