Groundbreaking set for 130-acre resort on Watauga Lake


CARTER COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) — Carter County Mayor Rusty Barnett confirmed there will be a groundbreaking this fall for a proposed resort near Watauga Lake and the Butler community.

That groundbreaking is scheduled for October 17th at 10:30 a.m.

First Look: Plans revealed for proposed 130-acre resort near the Butler community

The vision for the 130-acre piece land is a 20+ room inn with a restaurant and a space for corporate events and weddings.

  • Phase One would include the construction of an inn and other amenities overlooking the lake, including a restaurant. 
  • Phase Two would include the construction of an amphitheater that could be transformed into a skating rink during the winter for community use.
  • Phase Three would include the construction of private villas and condos. 

MORE: An inside look at the proposed resort on Watauga Lake

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