I am certainly bias because I own The Station at 19e. I will say my wife and I traveled for 8 years following the weather looking for the perfect weather (CA not included) and Roan Mountain is it! We are the 41st ATC certified community and working very hard to be the friendliest town on the AT. Give us a try!
We weren’t planning on stopping in Roan Mountain, but I’m glad we did. The people were so hospitable and we enjoyed our time at The Station at 19E, Bob’s Dairyland, and the Hikerpalooza festivities. It’s easy to get a shuttle from the Station folks, and the little town is worth a quick stop. Not really a necessary stop, but if you need a few things the resupply is decent.