REGION 1: Robbinsville, Fontana, Deals Gap NC & TN
Closest to the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner28
Phone: 828.498.2211 Toll Free 800.849.2258 , Email
Located just 7 miles from the Tail of the Dragon. A Great Smoky Mountain year round resort destination featuring Lodge Rooms, Cabins, Campground, Swimming Pools & Lazy River, Fitness Center, Marina, Boat Rentals, Restaurants, Bar, Group and Convention facilities. The area’s breathtaking mountain vistas and panoramic views from Fontana & Cheoah lakes provide memories to last a lifetime.
Fontana Village, just 7 miles from the Tail of the Dragon. Ask for Dragonslayer’s Club Discount – stop by the resort, call 800-849-2258 or sign up for your free membership card to receive 25% off lodging on select accommodations. CLICK HERE for more information.
The Fontana Village Resort offers a wide range of meeting and function space rentals that are priced to match with any group’s budget. Multiple event and meeting space available including large event facilities, private meeting spaces, casual gathering rooms, lounges & hospitality suites, and outdoor venues. There are 199 rooms available including lodge rooms and resort cabins all within walking distance. Camping available a short distance from the resort. On site restaurants and bar, private catering available. Perfect location for your large or small sportscar or motorcycle group.
Phone: 828-479-0478 ,
The Hub is your lunch or coffee stop on the way to The Tail of the Dragon! Great Coffee, Great Food, Merchandise, and much more.Group Facilites:
Large barn and outdoor fire pit available for group reservation. Barn can accommodate up to 50 people and our entire facility can handle up to 150 people. Group catering available, both on site and off site. Please contact The Hub at 828-479-0478 for meal planning that will fit your budget.
Phone: 828-479-3830 , Email
Lone Duck Cabin is a unique vacation rental located just off of Moonshiner28. Near Tail Of the Dragon at Deals Gap and the Cherohala Skyway, 45 minutes to Cherokee, Great Smoky Mountain National Park (US441), and the Blue Ridge Parkway. And, just minutes to Fontana Lake where you will find marinas, boat rentals, boat landings, docks, and lake swimming. Originally a country family home, it has now been updated and decorated in southern “Shabby Chic” including corrugated metal ceiling in the living room, wood flooring, thick rough sawn wood stairs with rustic railings, a charming new kitchen with an old homestead feel, an old fashioned front porch to watch the world go by, and a small second floor deck to relax with a morning cup of coffee or an evening toddy. Two bedrooms, 2 bath, covered parking.
Phone: 828-479-4248 , Email
Located next to Two Wheel Inn on US129 south of Robbinsville. Lunch and Dinner plus adult beverages.Group Facilites:
Available for group rental, indoor and outdoor facilities. Restaurant can serve approximately 50 guests.
Phone: 828 479 3141 , Email
Located just off Moonshiner 28 (NC28) 15 minutes from the Tail of the Dragon, and one mile from Fontana Lake. Two adjacent log cabins on paved access and paved parking in wooded setting. Woodlands Cabin is 4 bedroom, 3 bath. Walnut Gap is 3 bedroom 2 bath. Rent them both for a group or as individual cabins.Group Facilites:
Two adjacent cabins can accommodate up to 15 people.
Phone: 828-498-2800 , Email
Located on US129 in NC minutes from the Dragon and Moonshiner28, across the street from Fugitive Dam. Completely renovated in 2011. Rooms, cabins, formal dining, informal dining on the river deck, bar, gift shop, covered motorcycle parking.Group Facilites:
On-site accommodations for your group includes 20 cabin rooms and 9 luxury lodge rooms. The Tapoco Tin Can Theater seats more than 100 and is perfect for media presentations and group gatherings. Overlooking the World Famous Cheaoh River is the Cheoah Room. This event space is perfect for group gatherings with seating up to 100 people. The Laurel Lounge is perfect for cocktail hours, open bars, tastings and more! The Tapoco River Grill has a private room available for a small group gathering for lunch or dinner. Get your group together and contact Danielle Jones, Tapoco Lodge Event Coordinator. PH 828-498-2800 or Email
Phone: 828-788-1099 , Email
Located in Robbinsville near Lake Santeetlah. Within minutes of the Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner28. Cabins, The Big Dawg’s House, Tent and RV sites. Happy to honor our Military personnel w/ 15% discount all the time. Book 7 nights and 7th night is free. Covered M/C Parking, Pet friendly and WiFi. Open Year Round, cabins have AC/Heat. – PH: 828-788-1099Group Facilites:
Facilities include 11 cabins, 3 RV sites, 6 camp sites, plus group camp area. Covered parking motorcycle parking. Good for rally.
Phone: 828-479-4555 , Email
One and two bedroom suites in Robbinsville with easy access. Walk to restaurants. WIFI, satellite TV, kitchens, laundry gas grills. Cottages also available.Group Facilites:
Nine large one and two bedroom suites. Good location for small group of motorcycles or sportscars. Within walking distance to restaurants.
Phone: 828-479-9777 , Email
Located in Downtown Robbinsville, across from the Courthouse. Where the locals eat !! The best home cooking in town. Prime rib, salad bar, sweet potato fries, fried cheesecake.
Our hours are Monday-Thurday: 11;00 am – 9:00 pm. Friday-Saturday: 11:00-9:30pm. Sunday 11:00-3:00pm. 10% off if you are staying at Microtel, San Ran, Phillips Motel, and Dragons Rest Cabins. Must inform their server for discount.Group Facilites:
We offer lunch, dinner, catering, delivery(within a 4 mile radius of restaurant), breakfast available for groups of 20 or more (need a 48 hour notice). Good for groups!
Phone: 828-479-4998 , Email
Full service motorcycle parts store and repair shop. Wheelers Performance is conveniently located 1 mile north of Robbinsville NC on US129. Only 12 miles to the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap and Moonshiner 28, and 12 miles to the Cherohala Skyway.
Phone: 828-479-8464 , Email
Located on NC28 aka Moonshiner28 about 18 miles east of the Dragon. Paved parking, clean rooms, and good location. Various rooms from one double bed to efficiencies for 6 people. Open April thru October.Group Facilites:
Facilities include 13 rooms and 2 apartment efficiency units. Good location for motorcycle or sportcar group.
Phone: PH or TXT 865-617-3508 , Email
Want to stay close to the Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap.? You can’t get much closer than the Happy Valley Chalet. You can be on the Dragon is just 5 minutes. Motorcycle Friendly with garage facilities for your bikes !! Extra large three bedroom home on private 35 acres.
Phone: 828-479-4726 (8am - 9pm est) , Email
Six cabins on US129, 2 1/2 miles south of Robbinsville. Twenty mins to the Dragon, 15 mins to the Cherohala. Situated on Tallulah Creek with panoramic mountain views. Good access, trailer parking, secured covered bike parking. Bike wash, loading ramp, gas grills, firepits, gameroom & Wi-Fi. Situated at the Cherrington family farm along Talulah Creek with great mountain views. OPEN YEAR ROUNDGroup Facilites:
Facilities include 6 cabins and one large creekside cabin, all within walking distance. Outdoor and indoor gathering area for your group.
Phone: 828-479-8121 , Email
Two Authentic log cabins with many special touches. The Log Cabin is 3 BR 2 bath, The Log Lodge is 4 BR 3 bath. Both cabins include fireplace, hot tub, rustic log furniture, and located in a very remote area that offers complete privacy. Cabins are within their own private setting, yet within walking distance. Rent one or bring a group and rent both. Access is via a gravel road for nearly a mile and then up a moderately steep gravel driveway.
Phone: 828-479-8558 or 828-735-2049 , Email
New vacation home on Lake Santeetlah. Located just off US129 on your way to the Dragon. Level parking, private dock on lake. Perfect for two couples.
Phone: 865-448-6090 , Email
Offering guided/self guided tours and motorcycle rentals. Explore all the area roads, not just the paved ones. Stay in our cabin/camper rentals on Little River in scenic Townsend, Tennessee. Convenient to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cades Cove, Foothills Parkway and the Tail of the Dragon. Adventure and Dual Sport motorcycle rentals conveniently located in Townsend, TN. BMW, Triumph, Yamaha, Can-Am Spyders, and Kawasaki bikes. Guided and self guided tours, on or off road. Lodging and airport pickup available, delivery available.
Phone: 828-479-2765 , Email
Vacation home on Snowbird Creek with fishing access out the back door. Paved level access and garage for your motorcycles or sportcar. Two bedroom, 2 bath, beds for 4-5 people. Located 9 miles from Robbinsville, 7 miles from the Cherohala Skyway, and 25 miles from the Tail of the Dragon.
Phone: 828.479.3433 or Toll Free 800.941.9290 , Email
Located at the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway on the North Carolina side. For the discriminating traveler who is looking for first class accommodations and gourmet meals. Fireside bar and beer to go. Various rooms from $150-$350 per night, meals included. Steep paved driveway with gravel parking area.Group Facilites:
Facilities include 15 main lodge rooms, 6 premium rooms, and 2 cottage rooms. Restaurant and bar on site, outdoor and indoor gathering area. Perfect location for a sportscar or motorcycle group seeking an exclusive mountaintop resort, for both it’s uniqueness and seclusion.
Phone: (828) 479-2765 ,
Located on Snowbird Creek, well know for it’s trout fishing. Three bedrooms – sleeps 6, 2 bath log cabin. Good for both motorcycles and sportcars, covered parking, room for trailers and extra vehicles. Enjoy the roads and come home and catch dinner !! Only 9 miles from Robbinsville, 7 miles from the Cherohala Skyway, and 25 miles from the Tail of the Dragon. Level access, off paved road, packed gravel driveway.
Phone: 828 479 6177 or 828 508 9003 , Email
Three bedroom vacation home, recently remodeled, featuring a roomy screened back porch, large yard, fully furnished kitchen, central heat and air, covered parking area, washer and dryer and beautiful original oak floor. Conveniently located just south of Robbinsville off US129 all on pavement. Short drive to the town of Robbinsville, Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, and Moonshiner28.
Phone: (828) 479-3953 , Email
Located just off Moonshiner 28 (NC28), near Fontana Lake, 11 miles from Robbinsville NC, and 20 miles from the Tail of the Dragon. Teaberry Hill is a 6-acre RV campground that can accommodate any size RV with our large pull-through sites.Group Facilites:
Twelve RV sites on 6 acres, all with full hook-up 30 & 50 amp electric, water and sewer. Outdoor covered pavilion with kitchen for group use.
Phone: 828-260-8158 , Email
Located in downtown Robbinsville across from Comfort Inn (formerly Microtel), 828-260-8158, Friday & Saturday night gourmet dinner by reservation. Bakery & group catering.Group Facilites:
Available for catering for your group gathering, big or small.
Phone: (828) 260-8158 , Email
Downtown Robbinsville, across the street from Microtel, Friday and Saturday night gourmet dinners by reservation – bring your own adult beverage. Great pastries, cakes, pies. Available for catering events.
Phone: 865-983-8511 , Email
Located just 20 miles from the Tail of the Dragon… NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN INNS by USA TODAY! Only minutes from the Dragon, this is the perfect spot to rest and recoup from a great day of riding. Nestled atop Chilhowee Mountain at 2200 feet elevation near Maryville TN, this luxury log cabin B&B offers a quiet, peaceful escape where you can enjoy the seclusion of the forest and panoramic views of the Smokies. King size beds, two person air jet bath tub, two shower-headed showers, steam showers, HD-TV and WI-FI. Homemade breakfast served each morning in the dining room. All soft drinks and snacks are included. Motorcycle and Trailer Parking Available. Check us out on Tripadvisor.
Located just 20 miles from the Tail of the Dragon… NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST SOUTHERN MOUNTAIN INNS by USA TODAY and the FEATURED LOG HOME in Country’s Best Cabins, June 2015! Only minutes from the Dragon, this is the perfect spot to rest and recoup from a great day of riding. Nestled atop Chilhowee Mountain at 2200 feet elevation near Maryville TN, this luxury log B&B offers a quiet, peaceful escape where you can enjoy the seclusion of the forest and panoramic views of the Smokies.
All rooms have king size beds, HD-TVs, and luxurious robes for you to use. The Bear and Wildflower Rooms have two person air-jet tubs and steam showers. The Forest View Room has a private deck with a hot tub. Homemade breakfast served each morning in the dining room is included. Soft drinks and snacks are complimentary. Three luxury rooms can accommodate up to six adults–so bring a group and enjoy your time together on the covered porches or the great room overlooking the Smoky Mountains.
40% of our guests are motorcyclists and we have room for trailers. A well maintained paved road brings you right to our driveway. The driveway and parking area are packed gravel with paver blocks for kickstands.
Anyone calling to book (865-983-8511) who mentions Tail of the Dragon at that time will get a 20% discount off the regular room rate of $200 for a stay of 2 or more consecutive nights in the same room. This is not valid with any other offer or discount. Check us out on Tripadvisor.
Call 865-983-8511 for more information and to book your getaway.
Phone: TOLL FREE 800-343-7635 OR DIRECT 828-479-6441 , Email
Local Real Estate Office Cherokee Realty offers a wide selection of properties for sale and vacation rentals including cottages along Lake Santeetlah and secluded mountain get-a ways. See all the details on our web site and call us today for reservations.
Phone: 828-479-4248 , Email
Designed for the motorcycling crowd with a cycle garage adjacent to each room! Just 3 miles south of Robbinsville on US129. Close to the Dragon and Cherohala. Free WiFi, Sat TV, plenty of room for parking and trailers. You won’t need a cycle cover if you stay here. CARS WELCOME TOO!!Group Facilites:
Facilities include 19 rooms and 1 large vacation home rental. Outdoor covered pavilion and large outdoor area for gathering. On site restaurant opening in 2016. Good location for motorcycle rally.
Phone: 865-253-3566 or 865-253-3565 , Email
Located in Tennessee on US 129 just 9 miles from the Dragon. Next door to dining at the Dragon Pitt BBQ Shack. Rider owned and operated.Group Facilites:
Facilities include 10 hotel rooms. Restaurant on site, covered area for your group gathering.
Phone: (828)735-2228 , Email
Located on the banks of the Cheoah River, very close to Robbinsville, NC. Hard packed gravel drive, paved and level covered parking. Stay up in the trees in one of our unique, luxury treehouses in a “back to nature” riverside setting. Six units to choose from, king size memory foam bed, double occupancy, Sat TV, free Wifi, AC/Heat, microwave, refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer. Common areas include BBQ area, fire pits, games, and more.Group Facilites:
Six – one bedroom treehouse units all within walking distance. Common outdoor area.
Phone: 828-479-8400 or 800-768-7129 , Email
Located 2 miles from the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway (NC). Three Large Cabins: The Treetops, The Point, and The Ridge are conveniently located within walking distance. Rent all three vacation rentals for groups up to 25 people – call or email for special rates. All cabins have separate hot tubs, wifi, Sat TV, and Verizon cell phone service. The Treetops. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 10, includes a brand new 20×40 garage & gameroom. The Point 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths with 6 full size beds, game room, drive in garage. The Ridge 3 bedroom, 2 baths with 7 twin size beds, 30×50 drive in garage & gameroom.Group Facilites:
Three large vacation rentals all within walking distance. Two of the vacation rentals include a 40 foot garage for gatherings. Good location for motorcycle or sportcar group.
Phone: 828-788-1099 , Email
Located at Simple Life Campground & Cabins near Robbinsville NC. This is a new single room cabin with kitchenette and full bath, AC/Heat. Happy to honor our Military personnel w/ 15% discount all the time. Book 7 nights and 7th night is free. Covered M/C Parking, Pet friendly and WiFi. Open Year Round.
Phone: 828-479-1251 , Email
Located on Moonshiner 28 (NC 28) between Fontana and NC 143. New one-bedroom air conditioned cabins with private bath and deck. Mini fridge, microwave, coffee maker. Lots of parking for trailers. From $75 a night. Three cabins available.
Phone: 828-479-3256 , Email
Located in downtown Robbinsville on US 129. Covered bike parking. Paved parking for trailers. Reasonable rates. Clean and biker friendly.Group Facilites:
Motel facilities include 10 rooms. Walking distance to restaurants. Inexpensive location for your small group to stay.
Phone: 828-479-8967 or 772-466-6587 , Email
Dock Holiday House on Lake Santeetlah – Vacation cabin rental with private dock for swimming and boating. Level parking for cars, motorcycles, trailers.
Phone: Telephone: (828) 479-8888, (888) 828-3978 , Email
Located 13 miles from the Dragon. Nine-room lodge located on Lake Santeetlah, just off of US129, 4 miles north of Robbinsville. Game room with billiards and darts. Private dining room with full service bar for guests only. Paved access.Group Facilites:
Nine lodge rooms, access to Lake Santeetlah, restaurant and bar on site for guests only. Ideal location for small group of motorcycles or sportscars looking for a charming lakeside Lodge.
Phone: 828.479.6441or Toll-Free 800.343.7635 , Email
Lake and mountain views sitting on top of the world in this lovely 2BR 2BA home with end of road privacy only 2 minutes from Tail of the Dragon. Large covered and uncovered decking on both levels. Incredible views from inside this home featuring 2 wood fireplaces, vaulted ceiling, laminate floors. Main level has 1 bedroom 1 bath with a bedroom upstairs. The lower level has 2 more rooms, bathroom and game room with sliding doors to deck. Great rental- see rental website Price $199,000
Phone: 828-479-3370 ,
Located on Main Street just off US 129 in downtown Robbinsville. Hotel Rooms & Cottages. Look for the Red Roofs !! Biker friendly.Group Facilites:
30 rooms including hotel rooms, efficiency rooms, and 3 bedroom cottages. Outdoor gathering areas, within walking distance to restaurants.
Phone: 828-479-2233 , Email
Located just minutes from Robbinsville, 20 miles to the Dragon and 10 miles to the Cherohala Skyway. Gleanings resort includes luxury suites, some with kitchenttes, all with access to kitchen facilities. There is paved access to the main Resort building and ample uncovered parking. Steep access in some parts of the resort. Guests have access to the outdoor pool and hot tub, wifi, Satellite TV.Group Facilites:
Facilities include 4 luxury suites in main resort building, and 2 large vacation homes all within walking distance. Indoor facilities and outdoor areas for group gatherings. Mountain top secluded resort. The roads are paved, but motorcyclists may have difficulty in accessing portions of the resort. Check for details.
Phone: (614)264-3075 , Email
Located on Happy Valley Road just minutes from the Tail of the Dragon. Modern log cabin with spectacular views of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. This open concept home with fully equipped kitchen sits on four acres in a very private setting. It has large wraparound covered porches on both floors facing the park. There are are four bedrooms and three baths. Sleeps ten comfortably. Close to the Great Smoky Mountain National park, the Foothills Parkway and the notorious Tail of the Dragon.
Phone: 888-914-4473 or text 865-300-7458 , Email
The only full-service, mobile-operated motorcycle rental operation in the Smoky Mountains. Rental fleet includes sportbikes, sport touring, and cruisers. Deliver your rental to your location.
Phone: 828-479-6431 ,
National Forest Campground Information.
CABLE COVE ~ Off Hwy 28 near Fontana Lake – 26 campsites, flush toilets, no showers; boat launch ramp
CHEOAH POINT ~ On Lake Santeetlah – 18 tent/camper sites, 6 RV sites with electricity/water, 2 cabins, 2 bathhouses with toilets/hot water showers, boat launch ramp; reservations required for RV sites and cabins
HORSE COVE ~ Near Lake Santeetlah – 17 campsites, flush toilets, no showers
TSALI ~ Off Hwy 28 near Fontana Lake – 42 campsites, 38 mi. of bike/horse trails, showers, flush toilets, boat launching ramp, 38 miles of multi-use trails; boat launch ramp nearby
(NF Campgrounds open mid-April thru October, depending on weather. All have drinking water and will accommodate trailers. First-come, first-served basis, unless otherwise noted)
RATTLERFORD GROUP CAMPGROUND ~ Adjacent to Joyce Kilmer Forest – 4 campsites which accommodate up to 25 people per site, flush toilets, hot showers (reservations/payment required at least 3 weeks in advance)
PRIMITIVE & ROADSIDE CAMPING ~ is permitted throughout the Cheoah Distirct, unless otherwise posted, must pack out all trash and bury all human waste, Many areas in Big Santeetlah and Big Snowbird drainage are popular for camping. A few vault toilets are available. Camping stay is limited to 14 days. Additional information and rates/campsite available at Cheoah Ranger District
Phone: 865.888-0589 ,
Currently operating as the Chillhowee Mountain Retreat, atop Chilhowee Mountain at 2200 feet elevation near Maryville TN with panoramic views of the Smokies. Located minutes from the Foothills Parkway and 20 miles from the Tail of the Dragon. This 4500sq’ 3 level luxury mountain-top home is nestled within a 10.2 acre private nature retreat. The property also features a detached garage w/1412sq’ 1BD,1BA guest quarters above. The main house has a gourmet kitchen, a Great Rm with bamboo flooring, 25′ cathedral open-beam design and an impressive inside/outside stack stone wood-burning fireplace to warm you while you lounge inside or outside on the expansive deck overlooking the Smoky Mountains.
Phone: 865-977-1669 (Maryville) 865-774-3445 (Pigeon Forge) , Email
Maryville TN – full service dealership, The Shed Smokehouse & Juke Joint. Pigeon Forge TN – full service dealership. Retail Outposts: US129 Dragon Outpost, Cherohala Skyway Tellico Plains TN, Hillbilly Outpost Gatlinburg TN, and Kodak TN.
Visit SHED WEBSITE for detailed concert event line-up. There’s always a $5 ride-up discount at the gate! Eat on-site at The Shed Smokehouse, and enjoy a great show. The Shed is located at our flagship location: 1820 W. Lamar Alexander Parkway, Maryville, TN, Tel 865-977-1669.well as custom Harley-Davidson apparel, regional maps, and tourist information.
Phone: 865-856-6762 , Email
Sweet Berries Bed and Breakfast – Located just off US hwy 129 on a 120 mile loop to the Cherohala Skyway. Your experience starts with a spacious room, a large comfortable bed, and a spectacular gourmet breakfast at our inn. Enjoy the excitement of cruising the mountains and valleys of Tennessee. At days end come back, take a hot shower, relax and be pampered with a complimentary snack and beverage before bedtime. Pavement from your home to our front door, covered parking for motorcycles, trailer parking. Four spacious rooms, free WIFI and phone service, HD-TV, and much more.
Phone: TOLL FREE 888-604-3075 , Email
Feel like you’re on top of the world at Tip of the Dragon Retreat! With paved roads, covered parking, and a fantastic view of Cheoah Lake, you’ll be in heaven at this 2 Bedroom/1 Bath cabin. At Deals Gap, just a one minute drive from the famed Tail of the Dragon, this is the ideal location for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts.
Phone: 828-479-3864 , Email
First class accommodations aimed at the motorcycle crowd. Located just 30 minutes from the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway, the Ironhorse offers cabin rooms, full cabins, bunkhouse, and camping. Located directly on Stecoah Creek. Dining available.Group Facilites:
Facilities include 4 large luxury cabins, 15 cabin rooms, 2 bunkhouses, RV sites and campground. Restaurant and large indoor pavilion on site. Outdoor gathering area for your group. Everything within walking distance. Popular location for motorcycle groups.