Our property is at approximately 3,000 feet elevation.
About Norma Morrison
Patrick is a self employed furniture maker. However, he has been renovating our home and apartment in recent years. His hobbies include reading, hiking, playing with his dog, and driving/caring for his Porsche Boxster S. Patrick was born in Chicago, graduated from high school in Raleigh, and served in the Navy during the Viet Nam war. Norma is a retired college professor. Her hobbies include reading, hiking, music concerts, theater, dancing with the Sabine Hill Social Society, keeping in touch with former students and friends through social media and organic gardening. She was raised in Florida, attended Indian River Jr. College/Florida State U./U. of S. Florida/U. of Oregon/East Tennessee State University and Milligan College.
Norma Morrison purchased this Guest House in 1971
Why Norma Morrison chose Roan Mountain
When Patrick first saw our land he fell in love with it and realized the potential for a hydro electric system. Forty years later, he designed and constructed our own micro-hydro electric system that generates the amount of electricity that we use. We love living here and have very deep roots like the trees that surround us.
What makes this Guest House unique
This place on Ripshin Mountain has served us as an ideal location to raise our daughter and build memories with our grandchildren. We have a fish pond that is stocked with hybrid blue gill fish and is 12 feet deep. For an additional fee you may fish with or without your own fishing tackle.
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Cabin in the woods
This little cabin was perfect for our stay -- and just as advertised. Clean and simple -- yet with anything you might need. The hosts -- Patrick and Norma -- were very nice and thoughtful. If you're missing your dog like we were, the super-friendly dog greeted us each day -- and took us for a hike up the mountain next to the beautiful creek that runs next to the path up the mountain. We spent much of our time in the tri-cities area, and this cabin was convenient to those outings.
Very peaceful and clean..
The apartment is nice and very well taken care of clean and functional...we loved our stay there and the owner was very nice and helpful..
Quiet, beautiful, and remote setting. Clean, comfortable, modern cabin. Great hosts.
I highly recommend this property. I needed a quiet place to hide away and get some writing done and this worked perfectly. It also put me close to Johnson City so that I was able visit family there in the evenings.
The cabin felt new and clean. The bed was comfortable. The location was quiet and peaceful. It is surrounded by nature with no neighbors in sight. And, there is a built in sauna in the bathroom.
As a bonus, after Pat noticed that I showed up in a Miata, he pulled his yellow Boxster out of the barn, and invited me to join him and Norma on a "roadster drive" and lunch on the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was a highlight of the visit! I would not have found such beautiful roads to enjoy on my own.
The quality time spent with our guest has motivated us to provide road trip opportunities to future guests. This was a unique experience that we did not expect nor plan for but will hope to repeat many more times in the future.
A peaceful getaway
My husband and I stayed here for five wonderful nights. Norma and Pat are so welcoming and made us feel at home; even their dog, Loki, became our friend. The surroundings and the studio apartment are so relaxing, peaceful, and comfortable. There is a full size refrigerator, microwave, stove top, toaster oven, and a coffee pot for extra conveniences. Plus, a Sauna, for a special treat. We saw beautiful sunsets and had peaceful mornings on the deck. Tiger Creek Rd is a windy road, but the directions from Norma were spot on.
Patricia and John were model guests and became fast and true friends. It's a joy to share our place with such wonderful folks.
wonderful, restful...loved the apartment.
the property itself is breathtaking. my only difficulty was finding it as I was a late arrival and it was a dark, curvy mountain road. I would suggest arriving before dark.
We'll be back!
Great location and Norma and Patrick were wonderful hosts! Everything was very clean. Be prepared that there is no cell phone service at their cabin, but that makes for a quiet getaway! I would definitely recommend visiting!
Thank you for your kind review, Sheryl. We have recently discovered that guests can use wifi to make calls using their cell phones. We are pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We hope to see you again during your next break.
Bristol Motor Speedway, Jonesborough Storytelling Festival, Blue Plum Festival, Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, Roan Mountain Naturalist Rallies, Historical Reinactments and drama, Liberty at Sycamore Shoals State Park and many other activities are all within driving distance.