Mountain Home is situated in a fertile valley that is mainly used to raise range cattle. It is known as "The Gateway to the High Uintas".
Mountain Home's most notable old families include the Farnsworths, the Thaynes and the Miles. Its most notable attractions include the Rock Creek Store and Bed and Breakfast, as well as the 7-11 Ranch. The Rock Creek Store and Bed & Breakfast is the original building that contained the Moon Lake First Ward church. Mountain Home is also the birthplace of Evan Mecham, who served as Governor of Arizona.