The façade of the building and interior topographic design elements were inspired by our love of the outdoors, a desire for the newness of adventure, and the beauty of the surrounding Smoky Mountains.

To truly honor the beauty and handmade heritage of eastern Tennessee and express an appreciation for craft, Elkmont committed to utilizing local craftspeople to create all of the artful details you find inside and out of Elkmont Exchange. These details can be seen in the custom bar top laden with river rocks, the beautiful railings, and stunning chandelier, among many other key design elements.

These local artisans, along with several others, worked together to create Elkmont Exchange. The building was honored by their handiwork and received several honors.


Special thank you to:

Kelly Brown | Bower Bird Sculptures

  • Facade metal work
  • Interior metal railing
  • Metal directional “Elkmont” arrows


Derek White | Bird on the Wire Studios

  • Tiered mixed media chandelier over the bar
  • ID signs on the exterior and interior
  • Interior metal planters
  • Metal topographic fire pit
  • Metal patio waterfall


Seth Rowlette | Rowlette Design

  • Interior and exterior wood table tops


Bruce McCamish | Bruce McCamish Photography

  • Adventure-inspired campsite photography


Brett Honeycutt | 3G Studios AND Nathan Honeycutt | MHM Architects & Interior Design

  • Architectural design and linear development of the building