The Sugar Maple Inn is located near many hiking trails, including the beautiful and pristine Devil's Bathtub, which is only half-an-hour away. The Inn is also just a few miles from the Blue-ways of the Holston and Clinch rivers, and picturesque Copper Creek is only minutes away.
Creation Kingdom Zoo is a wildlife conservation facility that's located only 15 minutes from the Inn.
The Zoo is situated on a beautiful hillside and is a wonderful place to spend an afternoon visiting with exotic species.
Driving or biking along the many secondary roads of the area offers visitors a chance to experience the beauty and solitude of the Appalachian Mountains in a unique way.
Click here for a map of local scenic roads.
To see more outdoor attractions that area has to offer, click here.
The Inn itself is a historical attraction. Built around 1910 to serve travelers and salesmen visiting Nickelsville, the Inn also served a rooming house where rural area school children who lived far away from town could stay for 25 cents a week while attending school in Nickelsville.
Only two miles away is the historic Kilgore Fort House, built in 1786 by Robert Kilgore. Visitors can head slightly further up the crooked path to the Bush Mill which was built in 1896 and is the only operational over-throw water powered gristmill in the region. The nearby Keith Memorial Park features a playground, picnic areas, and hiking opportunities, and a large cabin suitable for gatherings up to 200 people.
Entertainment and Dining
Nickelsville is only 30 minutes from Kingsport, Tennessee, and a quiet hour from the fine dining of beautiful Abingdon, Virginia (and the Barter Theater & Heartwood).
Music lovers can explore Virginia's heritage music trail, Crooked Road, while art lovers will want to check out the Virginia artisan network Round the Mountain. And the renowned Carter Family Fold is less than 35 minutes away.
Let The Sugar Maple Inn be the staging ground for your next adventure! For more information about Virginia's attractions, visit the Virginia Tourism Corporation's website.