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Collettsville, North Carolina: House of Mugs

Rural property whose owner has covered his house, fence, and entry arch with an estimated 25,000 coffee mugs. Visitors are welcome to bring their own mug to add to the display.

2650 Old Johns River Rd, Collettsville, NC
From Lenoir, drive north on Collettsville Rd ~12 miles (many hair-pin turns). About a mile past the Collettsville General Store, turn left onto Old Johns River Rd. Drive about 2 miles, then 1 mi. on gravel road. Just past Brandy Michelle Ln, on right, just before the bridge across the Johns River.
Free, donations accepted.
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House of Mugs fence of mugs.

House of Mugs

Friendly people at the House of Mugs. They might let you walk through the house if you're nice.

[Blaine Johnston, 04/14/2024]

Seems like when it comes to visitor hospitality, their cup runneth over.

House of Mugs.

House of Mugs

Interesting place. The House of Mugs is about 20 minutes outside Lenoir.

[Michael W, 11/24/2020]

Mug archway into backyard.

House of Mugs

Even the drive to the House of Mugs is beautiful. If you look hard enough you'll find an empty spot for a mug. Or you can get creative.

[Brandy Young, 09/04/2018]

House of Mugs.

House of Mugs

The House of Mugs is a sight to behold. It's in western North Carolina near the town of Collettsville, on the Johns River. Mr. Sisk is not only a collector, but a decorator. His entire home, including fence and archway, are covered with tens of thousands of coffee mugs. There is a guest book on the porch for visitors to sign, and I heard that if he is home, he invites you in to see the inside, which is also covered. This is a must see. Especially if you like mugs!

[Dina B., 06/29/2015]

Coffee mug house.

Coffee Mug House

The wood frame cabin -- covered, as its name suggests, top-to-bottom in coffee mugs -- sits practically on the banks of the Johns River north of Collettsville. Owner estimates more than 25,000 mugs cover two buildings and fencing around the property. Visitors are welcome to visit year-round and there is a visitor's sign-in sheet on the front porch. Peek through the windows and the entire inside of the building is also covered in coffee mugs. If you can find an empty nail, you can leave a coffee mug, too. [C. Ritch, 06/29/2015]

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