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Bluff-City is a small town of approximately 1,300 residents, located in Sullivan County in Northeast Tennessee, near the Cherokee National Forest. This is mostly a rural, hilly agricultural area, near the South Fork of the Holston River - a perfect getaway for those looking for a quiet spot in the Tennessee countryside. Recreational activities in the Bluff City area include fishing and hunting, wildlife viewing, canoeing, rafting, hiking and golf. The community of Johnson City is about twelve miles south, and is a vibrant city that offers shopping and restaurants, as well as 19 parks and 5 recreational areas for visitors to enjoy. Just to the east of Bluff City is the spectacular Cherokee National Forest, which stretches from Chattanooga all the way to Bristol along the North Carolina border. This 640,000-acre forest is the largest tract of public land in Tennessee, and lies in the heart of the Appalachian Mountain Range. In the National Forest, one can experience the excitement of canoeing, kayaking or rafting on one of five whitewater rivers, each with its' own special characteristics and beauty. A variety of trails are also available in the park, with different levels of difficulty, for hiking, horseback riding and bicycling. Other activities in the Cherokee National Forest include camping, hunting and fishing and scenic drives. Other places of interest within an easy day's drive of Bluff City include the Tipton-Hayes Historic Site in Johnson City, the birthplace of Davy Crockett in Greeneville and the Bristol Motor Speedway and Bristol Caverns.

Surrounding areas: Bristol, Tennessee (7.5 mi), Boone Lake, Tennessee (10.1 mi), Englewood, Tennessee (10.3 mi), Johnson City, Tennessee (11.4 mi), Watauga Lake, Tennessee (13.0 mi), Hampton, Tennessee (15.5 mi), Kingsport, Tennessee (16.2 mi)

Bluff City Vacation Rentals

Bluff City Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Hampton Inn3299 W State StBristol, TN7.9 mi.(423) 764-3600
Bristol Lodging Services LLC111 Holiday DrBristol, TN8.0 mi.(423) 968-1101
Regency Inn975 Volunteer PkwyBristol, TN8.0 mi.(423) 968-9474
Howard Johnson Inn2221 Euclid AveBristol, VA8.9 mi.(276) 669-7171
Knights Inn2221-2 Euclid AveBristol, VA8.9 mi.(276) 669-7171
Comfort Inn-elizabethton1515 19e BypElizabethton, TN9.1 mi.(423) 542-4466
Microtel Inn & Suites Bristol131 Bristol East RdBristol, VA9.4 mi.(276) 669-8164
La Quinta Inn #935-kingsport10150 Airport PkwyKingsport, TN9.9 mi.(423) 323-0500
Econo Lodge912 Commonwealth AveBristol, VA9.9 mi.(276) 466-2112
Super 8 Motel108 Wesley StJohnson City, TN10.7 mi.(423) 282-8818
Ramada Limited2606 N Roan StJohnson City, TN10.8 mi.(423) 282-4011
Comfort Suites3118 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN10.9 mi.(423) 610-0010
Holiday Inn-johnson City101 W Springbrook DrJohnson City, TN10.9 mi.(423) 282-4611
Quality Inn & Suites207 E Mountcastle DrJohnson City, TN10.9 mi.(423) 282-3335
Red Roof Inn210 Broyles DrJohnson City, TN11.0 mi.(423) 282-3040
Days Inn2312 Browns Mill RdJohnson City, TN11.1 mi.(423) 282-2211
Garden Plaza Hotel211 Mockingbird LnJohnson City, TN11.4 mi.(423) 929-2000
Jameson Inn119 Pinnacle DrJohnson City, TN11.6 mi.(423) 282-0488
Super 8 Motel Bristol2139 Lee HwyBristol, VA12.0 mi.(276) 466-8800
Sleep Inn Inn & Suites2020 Franklin Terrace CtJohnson City, TN12.3 mi.(423) 915-0081
Comfort Inn Of Johnson City1900 S Roan StJohnson City, TN12.4 mi.(423) 928-9600
Comfort Inn2368 Lee HwyBristol, VA12.4 mi.(276) 466-3881
The Jam N'jelly Inn1310 Indian Ridge RdJohnson City, TN12.9 mi.(423) 929-0039
Comfort Inn South4624 Fairlane DrKingsport, TN12.9 mi.(423) 239-7447
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites3005 Linden DrBristol, VA12.9 mi.(276) 466-4100
Hampton Inn508 N State Of Franklin RdJohnson City, TN13.2 mi.(423) 929-8000
La Quinta Inn #933 - Bristol1014 Old Airport RdBristol, VA13.2 mi.(276) 669-9353
Courtyard By Marriott Bristol3169 Linden DrBristol, VA13.3 mi.(276) 591-4400
Cleeks Motel2760 East Stone DrKingsport, TN13.6 mi.(423) 228-9996
Comfort Inn100 Indian Center CtKingsport, TN14.8 mi.(423) 378-4418
Econo Lodge1704 E Stone DrKingsport, TN15.1 mi.(423) 245-0286
Microtel Inn1708 E Stone DrKingsport, TN15.1 mi.(423) 390-2110
Americinn Lodge & Suites376 E Jackson BlvdJonesborough, TN16.4 mi.(423) 753-3100
Hampton Inn-Kingsport2000 Enterprise PlKingsport, TN16.7 mi.(423) 247-3888
Meadowview Conference Resort1901 Meadowview PkwyKingsport, TN17.2 mi.(423) 587-6520
Best Western Colonial Inn4234 Ft Henry DrKingsport, TN17.5 mi.(423) 239-3400
Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites1217 Stewball CirKingsport, TN17.5 mi.(423) 723-2300
Jameson Inn - Kingsport3004 Bays MeadowKingsport, TN17.5 mi.(423) 230-0539
Ramada Inn Kingsport2005 Ln Masa DrKingsport, TN17.5 mi.(423) 245-0217
Sleep Inn & Suites200 Hospitality PlKingsport, TN17.5 mi.(423) 279-1811

Bluff City Weather & Climate

The climate of the northeastern Tennessee mountains is temperate with moderately cold winters and warm, humid summers. Precipitation is fairly well distributed throughout the year; as there is no distinct wet or dry seasons. October has the least rainfall, July the most. Snowfall is quite variable from year to year, and some winters have relatively little. Thunderstorms occur anytime of the year, but are most frequent in spring and summer. Summer temperatures are rarely extreme, but the high humidity often makes it seem hotter than it actually is. Snow is minimal in Tennessee except in the higher mountain regions. Severe storms are infrequent in the state, being east of the center of tornado activity, south of most blizzard conditions, and too far inland to be affected by hurricanes.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 44°F 24°F 3.60 in. -
February 48°F 27°F 3.75 in. -
March 57°F 33°F 3.92 in. -
April 66°F 41°F 3.29 in. -
May 74°F 51°F 5.11 in. -
June 81°F 59°F 4.40 in. -
July 84°F 63°F 4.75 in. -
August 83°F 62°F 3.45 in. -
September 78°F 56°F 2.99 in. -
October 68°F 43°F 2.07 in. -
November 57°F 34°F 3.02 in. -
December 47°F 27°F 3.49 in. -

Bluff City Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Tri Cities Regional Tn Va airport (TRI) located about 8 miles west of Bluff City in Bristol Johnson Kingsport, Tennessee, the Greeneville Greene County Municipal airport (GCY) located approximately 36 miles southwest of Bluff City in Greeneville, Tennessee, the Wilkes County airport (UKF) located roughly 67 miles southeast of Bluff City in North Wilkesboro, North Carolina, the Hickory Regional airport (HKY) located around 70 miles southeast of Bluff City in Hickory, North Carolina, and finally the Asheville Regional airport (AVL) located about 73 miles south of Bluff City in Asheville, North Carolina.

Bluff City Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Ghost Town in the SkyMaggie ValleyNC81.0 mi.
NASCAR SpeedParkSeviervilleTN83.8 mi.
DollywoodPigeon ForgeTN86.3 mi.
Rockin' RacewayPigeon ForgeTN86.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Tri Cities Golf CourseBlountvilleTN5.1 mi.
Steel Creek Golf CourseBristolTN7.5 mi.
Clear Creek Golf ClubBristolVA9.2 mi.
Elizabethton Municipal Golf CourseElizabethtonTN9.7 mi.
Pine Oaks Golf ClubJohnson CityTN11.4 mi.
Cattails at Meadowview Golf CourseKingsportTN16.2 mi.
Crocketts Ridge Golf ClubKingsportTN16.2 mi.
Warriors Path State Park Golf CourseKingsportTN16.2 mi.
Bear Trace at Tims Ford State ParkWinchesterTN18.3 mi.
Buffalo Valley Golf CourseUnicoiTN20.1 mi.
Scott County Park & GolfGate CityVA20.7 mi.
Tillery Tradition Country ClubMount GileadNC24.9 mi.
Silver Lake Golf ClubChurch HillTN25.1 mi.
Roan Valley Golf EstatesMountain CityTN25.6 mi.
Deer Field Golf CourseDamascusVA28.5 mi.
Graysburg Hills Golf CourseChuckeyTN29.6 mi.
Twin Creeks Golf CourseChuckeyTN29.6 mi.
Ski Areas
Ski BeechBanner ElkNC30.5 mi.
Sugar Mountain Ski AreaBanner ElkNC30.5 mi.
Hawksnest Golf & Ski ResortSeven DevilsNC32.2 mi.
Ski Wolf LaurelMars HillNC47.6 mi.
CataloocheeMaggie ValleyNC81.0 mi.
Canaan ValleyDavisWV94.0 mi.
WinterplaceFlat TopWV100.0 mi.
Scaly MountainScaly MountainNC117.1 mi.
State Parks
Warriors Path State ParkTN12.2 mi. 
Natural Tunnel State ParkVA30.5 mi. 
Carroll Reece MuseumJohnson CityTN12.3 mi.(Multidisciplinary)
Hands On! Regional MuseumJohnson CityTN12.3 mi.(Children's)
Zoos and Aquariums
Western North Carolina Nature CenterAshevilleNC62.5 mi.
Knoxville Zoological GardensKnoxvilleTN99.1 mi.
Greenville ZooGreenvilleSC112.3 mi.

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