The name Billy Goat Mountain Village came about from a long history of Buffalo Mountain being heavily populated by billy goats. The goats would sometimes block traffic on the mountain. People would drive by just to see them and sometimes leave treats. Growing up on Billy Goat Mountain, Hootie and Christineʼs daughters actually thought the goats were their own personal pets since they would often come into the yard to eat the landscaping. After many years, the goats have died off but the memory of them lives on at Buffalo Mountain, which has always been affectionately known as Billy Goat Mountain


Billy Goat Mountain Village is owned and operated by Hootie & Christine Smith. A vision of providing luxury lodging and life-long memories to trail riders has been in the works for many years and they would be honored to have YOU as a guest! While planning every detail of each cabin, their goal was to provide an “authentic Appalachian experience with luxury in mind.”

It is there hope that what they are creating will be enjoyed for generations to come!