Located in the center of inviting Bryson City, NC, just one mile from both Great Smoky Mountains National Park and 10,600 acre Fontana Lake and one block from the Great Smoky Mountains Railroad’s depot, the store has become a can’t miss destination on any visit to the Smokies. Walk into swell surroundings, wafting music and the fragrance of handcrafted soaps. Customers have said “It’s like an art gallery inside a BBQ sauce store with a heavy dose of cool,” and “I could live in here.”
Lance and Tina Holland spent their young adulthoods as back country guides in various parts of the southern Appalachians leading to twenty year careers. Lance as a Location Manager/Scout for major motion pictures including The Last of the Mohicans and The Fugitive. Tina as the storekeeper at Fontana Village catering to tourists and Appalachian Trail hikers. In 2010 they combined their talents to create a unique experience at Appalachian Mercantile.