This is a new campground conveniently located right outside of Mountain City, Tennessee, at the base of Iron Mountain, directly adjacent to The Snake 421 route. They are a small cozy campground that has (10) full service campsites offering electricity, water and sewer. They accommodate all types of camping from tent camping to luxury campers and RV’s. They are riders and cater to their fellow riders. They are also one of our Official Information Centers for The Snake 421, aka the Best of the Snake, and can provide you with any information needed to travel this scenic ride. They can also provide any information needed to travel the entire combination of roads collectively making up The Snake. Their huge Map Wall also showcases several other great nearby chartered Motorcycle and Sport Car Rides.
A Romantic Eastern Tennessee B&B above Watauga Lake within a day’s drive of one-half of the US Population. The Iron Mountain Inn B&B in Butler TN offers outstanding lodging accommodations for visitors from as far away as Thailand and Hawaii, and as close as North Carolina, Virginia and the other 48 states. This mountain getaway B&B is the perfect location for a romantic honeymoon, renewal of vows, or elopement, or just a chance to relax with the one you love. At 2600’ the B&B is just below the ridge of Iron Mountain and the mist from Watauga Lake can be seen in the early morning. Let the Inn provide their famous “Pampering Perfected” service whether you come for a night, a weekend or longer. Come, share the magic of the Appalachian Mountains with us.
tay at one of the oldest private campgrounds in Western North Carolina. 80 plus years of peaceful relaxation. Tucked up in a valley at 2,000 ft. above sea level you will be next to a beautiful state stock Panther Creek that falls into Lake Fontana. Catch Rainbow trout , Brook trout, and Brown trout right from your camp site. Where the star’s are bigger and brighter because you are no where near city lights. No highway noise, just creek and crickets. Hiking trails from campground.
Feel the peace of God’s great Earthly Creation as your Cares float down the creek. Off the beaten Path, our valley is home to Panther Creek. We can’t wait to meet you!
We are just minutes away from some of the best things to do in the smokies. Fishing, water skiing and tubing in Lake Fontana, fast cars in Deal’s Gap and Tail of the Dragon, Whitewater rafting in the Nantahala river, The Smokey Mountain National Park, Deep creek tubing, Shopping in Bryson City, The Smokey Mountain Railroad, Joyce Kilmer Forest, Cherokee NC, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Tsali Mountain Bike recreational area and The Appalachian Trail.
“Experience a unique dinning experience
at Cafe de Olla”
Our family-owned and run business opened November 2019. Located at 810 Tallulah Road Robbinsville, NC, we serve Italian fare like pizza, pasta and calzones. We took our inspiration from classic Italian cuisine and added creative twist to deliver a menu that is innovative and inviting.
Experience Italian fare with a Mexican twist, featuring our Cafe de Olla, a traditional Mexican coffee using a traditional earthen clay pot to give special flavor to our coffee. It is made with ground coffee, cinnamon and “Pilloncillo” (raw dark sugar). Enjoy our deliciously sweet, cinnamon-infused coffee that will surely tickle your taste buds.
We are committed to provide highest food quality and use fresh Italian ingredients with reasonable rates.
Whether you are in the mood to indulge in something new of just want to enjoy classic Italian favorites, we promise to provide you a unique and pleasant dinning experience.
Humble spot providing familiar Mexican combos for dine-in or takeout, plus beer & margaritas. At Guayabitos, we use only the finest ingredients in all of our food. Our local, family owned and operated restaurant is committed to delivering quality service. To ensure you have the best dining experience, our food is prepared fresh daily and our sauces are made from scratch using our own special recipes.
Backbone Rock Campground is open for the 2021 season. Backbone Rock Campground is a small campground situated along the beautiful Beaverdam Creek at an elevation of 2,100 feet in northern Johnson County. This developed campground is popular with those visiting the nearby Backbone Rock, a tunnel originally blasted through the rock ridge for the railway. The creek side location with popular swim area and lush forest surroundings make Backbone Rock Campground particularly desirable during hot summer months. With 10 campsites and an adjacent large Civilian Conservation Corps- built reservable pavilion with lawn, Backbone Rock is a great option for a group to reserve the whole campground for retreats and other events.
Where the Appalachian Trail and Creeper Trail Meet. When you stay with us, “Our home is your home, only we do all the work!” Once inside, the inn located in Damascus, VA you will fall in love with the original American Chestnut wood panels on the walls and ceilings, reminiscent of the quality craftsmanship of days gone by. While here enjoy a great B&B as well as a gourmet breakfast. Our Bed and Breakfast is also the perfect location for your, wedding, wedding reception, private party or special occasion. Call today and start planning your event.
The Purpose of Cherokee Cove is to provide a quiet, peaceful place where you, your family, or your group can come for a get-away. In order to promote peace and rest, we do not have public internet or televisions with cable or satellite. Cell coverage is limited as well. We consider this a blessing in today’s world where technology is oftentimes a distraction to healthy communication.
Cherokee Cove Family Christian Camp is located within approximately 200 private acres in the mountains of Northeast Tennessee, bordering the Cherokee National Forest.
This is the perfect place for your men’s, women’s, or youth retreat, family reunion, day conference, or private get-away!
Offering numerous hiking trails and quiet places to relax in natural settings, Cherokee Cove causes you to reflect on God’s creation. Our facilities were designed to meet the specific needs of couples and families who want to retreat from daily life. Our hope is that your retreat with us will truly be a blessing to you and your family or group.
Cherokee Cove is open all year round. Please feel free to contact us at (305) 731-0009 with any questions or concerns you may have that will consequently allow us to be as accommodating as possible. We look forward to hearing from you.
Serving you in Christ,
The staff at Cherokee Cove
<span class=”YhemCb”>Tourist attraction in Swain County, North Carolina</span>
<span class=”review-full-text” tabindex=”-1″>Ok so this wasn’t on MY bucket list .. but was on my husband’s so it was on our anniversary trip to-do list! And it really didn’t disappoint ether! 318 turns in 11 miles with steep drops and no guard rails! This road is not for inexperienced drivers… But if you drive slow and take the turns carefully it is a pretty amazing experience. There are some cool shops just before you drive into TN that mark the beginning of your drive, and they have memorabilia and stuff. Look for the dragon statue to your left– he is all made of metal! Just beware.. it isn’t for people who don’t like heights or who can’t navigate turns well.</span>
<span class=”review-full-text” tabindex=”-1″>318 turns in 11 miles, one of if not the best drive I’ve ever been on! If you love curvy, challenging mountain roads and amazing views, this is the route for you! I drove through completely by accident on my way to the Foothills Parkway but I’ve always wanted to drive the tail of the dragon and I got to its something you must do if in the area!</span>
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The Dragon is popular and internationally famous destination for motorcycle and sports car enthusiasts since 1981. Known as America’s number 1 motorcycle and sports car road, famous for its 318 curves in 11 miles (18 km). The road earned its name from its curves being said to resemble a dragons tail. The stretch bears the street name Tapoco Road in North Carolina and Calderwood Highway in Tennessee and is signed entirely by US 129 (hidden SR 115).
Deals Gap, also known as Tail of the Dragon, is a portion of U.S. Route 129 in Blount County, Tennessee, situated in a gap in Swain County, North Carolina, United States. It was publicized as one of the most scenic drives in USA. This road is appealing to those who are looking for adrenaline rush and excitement. With hundreds of blind curves, long blind crests, and high degrees of camber, this road presents plenty of opportunities to leave the pavement both laterally, and longitudinally, and will provide a challenge even for the most seasoned drivers/bikers.
The Great Smoky Mountains and Cherokee National Forest border the Dragon, there is no development along the 11-mile stretch, this adds to safety as well as natural beauty. The Dragon stretch of US 129 is double-lined as no passing (there are pull offs you can use to allow tailgaters to get ahead of you.) There are also pull-off points along the route for scenic overlooks. The road is certainly breathtaking, but has a fearsome reputation, speed limit was posted at 30 mph in 2002 and still in effect today. Trucks are also prohibited to enter the road due to previous accidents and incidents involving trucks and semi-tractor.
The best time to drive this road is between March and November. Winter months can be hard to predict. The weather on this zone is harsh and highly unpredictable and it does not take much time for the bright sun shine to change over to moderate to heavy snow fall. This road had a reputation for being extremely dangerous because of unpredictable snowstorms and blizzards, and driving under these conditions, can be challenging. This road is not for the faint hearted, but if you are looking for a little excitement and adrenaline pumping journey, dont miss this one.
Since 1954, McDonald’s has been dedicated to serving quality food and quick service at an affordable price for our customers. Visit your nearby McDonald’s and choose from a menu of favorites, including McCafé® coffee, tasty breakfasts, delicious burgers like our Quarter Pounder®* with Cheese and more!
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Elegant, Fully-Furnished Log Cabins with a spectacular view of Lake Watauga and the surrounding Appalachian Mountains, including a large private hot tub, stone fireplace, full kitchen, loft, central heat/air, deck, grill, and private campfire area. Close to Boone NC, Johnson City TN and Bristol TN/VA.
Eagle Crest Lodge originally started as a horse barn near Abingdon, Virginia. It wasn’t until we got a hold of it that its whole “life” changed. The barn went from five horse stalls and a hayloft, to a cozy lodge with five bedrooms, five bathrooms, two living rooms, two kitchens, and two laundry rooms, as well as plenty of porches and people.
ECL is located 7 miles from Abingdon, VA and the Barter Theater, 3 miles to the Virginia Creeper trail,, 15 minutes to Damascus, VA for bike rentals to ride the Creeper Trail, 20 minutes to the Bristol Speedway, 1 hour to see the wild ponies at Grayson Highlands State Park, and 2 hours from Asheville, NC. Best of all it is a great location to enjoy water sports on the South Holston Lake, and only 30 feet to our favorite family story telling area: our fire pit!
If you want to ride the same roads as the Prohibition Era moonshiners, put the “Moonshiner 28” run on your touring calendar. This 103-mile route begins at US 129 at the “Tail of the Dragon,” and meanders southeastward through North Carolina and into upstate South Carolina. In contrast to The Dragon’s non-stop twists and turns, Moonshiner 28 offers a 55-mph speed limit for the majority of your ride.
As you cruise along, you’ll encounter a nice mix of twists and turns, sweeping arcs, and memorable scenery. Shortly after you begin the trip, for example, you’ll arrive at the massive Fontana Dam. Here, you’ll enjoy a bird’s eye view of beautiful Fontana Lake and Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Heading toward Highlands in southern North Carolina, you’ll see the notable Cullasaja Falls that cascades downward in a 250-foot drop. Further along, you’ll encounter Dry Falls, a popular destination for travelers of all ages. Enjoy an easy hike from the parking lot, and wind your way downward to the impressive 75-foot waterfall. For an experience you won’t forget, stand under the roaring falls and take in the sights and sounds.
Finally, Moonshiner 28 takes you on a leisurely trek through Georgia and South Carolina, with the quiet town of Walhalla marking the end of your trip. Throughout your ride, you’ll find basic to super-nice accommodations and an enticing assortment of antique and craft shops. If you’re looking for a hearty meal to fuel your travels, you’ll find plenty of options to suite your tastes.
Our philosophy is to “Eat with Integrity – Live with Gratitude.” Our intention is to carefully and continuously craft a menu that allows you to have as close of a relationship with your food as possible. We start by selecting responsibly sourced ingredients with a focus on organic, local, sustainable & seasonal fare. Our chefs artfully blend this fresh concept with a twist on traditional southern influences. Indulge yourself with our savory & sweet signature dishes that are simply and respectfully presented to engage your senses.
With a charming rustic atmosphere, attentive service and contemporary American cuisine we hope that you enjoy an exceptional dining experience. Cheers Y’all.
El Pacifico Restaurant is a family-owned and operated business that started October of 2003 located in Robbinsville, North Carolina. Our goal is to offer delicious, made-from-scratch Mexican food at a reasonable price with family-style dinning.
We are warmly embraced by locals and tourists who are seeking for a unique dinning experience, authentic taste of Mexico along with art and culture.
We take pride with our made-from-scratch dishes, each made from the heart and crafted with pride and cooked according to honored family recipes. We use the freshest, finest ingredients from our scratch made salsas, sauces, guacamoles, tortillas, beans, sides and we use traditional Mexican items to ensure the best quality.
We also take pride with our excellent and fast customer service. We are passionate to ensure you enjoy your dinning experience with us.
We invite you to visit us! Celebrate traditions, enjoy the company of family and friends, share laughter, create memories and enjoy authentic Mexican cuisine that will tickle your taste buds and bring your senses to the bright and colorful kitchens of Mexico.
Make your next stay in Damascus one to never forget with Creeper Trail Cottages.
Relax in any of our cottages with the Virginia Creeper Trail just steps away. Enjoy the sounds of the river right in your backyard. Taste local cuisine and participate in any of the town’s many festivals throughout the year all within walking distance. Creeper Trail Cottages has been a relaxing and adventurous destination for guests for over 20 years!
From adding more balanced options to our Happy Meal®, to serving up fresh beef Quarter Pounder® burgers that are cooked when you order, we’re always finding ways to show our commitment to our customers and our food.
Fresh mountain air and wide open spaces make it easy to disconnect to reconnect. Retreat to the terrace rocking chairs, where the sounds of nature, the panoramic views of the Snowbird Mountains, and the southern breezes set the tone for a getaway like no other. TV’s are intentionally absent at Snowbird Mountain Lodge; it’s all part of the mountain retreat experience to free your mind and body of stress, and embrace nature’s elegance.
Sit in front of our massive stone fireplace, study our area’s rich cultural heritage, or partake in one of our specialty events such as birding or a wine dinner.
Have your first cup of coffee in our main lodge and our staff will guide you in tailoring your visit. We are here to cater to your relaxation, but will never impose on your privacy.
Many amazing adventures await you right outside our door. Explore Lake Santeetlah, hike secluded forest trails, and discover area waterfalls and rivers. For a slower paced activity, take a scenic drive along the Cherohala Skyway and Moonshiner 28 for stunning mountain vistas.
Hike our Snowbird Mountain Lodge trails without ever having to leave the property. Rest stops, picnic areas, and mountain views highlight two sets of trails. The Point Trail takes you to our Sunrise Deck, while the Santeetlah Trail traverses alongside our fire pit, tennis courts, and gardens, and ultimately arrives at the Sunset Deck.
In 2004, the addition of the Dragon’s Den Grill was added to the resort allowing 65 guests to sit, relax, and have a great meal. Four years later, the addition of the beer on tap was installed, so one can enjoy a cold beer with their meal if desired. Three TVs set on weather, news, & SPEED Networks are positioned around the Grill to keep you updated on current conditions & race day shouting at the tv. The grill is air conditioned for our hot summer days & heated for our cooler early spring and late fall travelers. We offer 6 speciality burgers (don’t worry regulars, you can still have our original Dragon burger too!), a daily deli, homemade desserts, & much more. We also offer window bar seating overlooking the parking lot and Wheelie hill, which are the best seats in the grill!! Come check it out!!
We serve breakfast starting at 8AM every morning, considered by many to be the best there is in the area. Lunch starts by 11AM, serving our famous dragon burger, chicken, BBQ, sandwiches, and many more items available on the menu, along with daily specials.
Your local Mountain City Subway® Restaurant, located at 150 Pioneer Village Dr brings delicious ingredients and mouth-watering flavors in billions of sandwich, salad and wrap combinations to you. An alternative to traditional fast food, we offer freshly cut veggies, toppings, protein and freshly-baked bread to create the perfect meal with freshly baked cookies all at a great value! All Subway® Restaurants are independently owned and operated by business owners who employ talented Sandwich Artists™ that are ready to take your order in person, online, in our Subway® app, or for delivery.
Welcome To Nate & Nick’s
We want our customers to know that for over 15 years we proudly use only the finest whole milk mozzarella cheese, quality meats, and the freshest vegetables we can find. Our pizza sauce contains no citric acid or preservatives, and our dough is aged for optimum flavor. We feel you can definitely taste the difference! One bite and you’ll know why it’s Nate and Nick’s!
WHY HAND-CRAFTED BEERS?
A lot of people have asked why we choose to only offer handcrafted beers instead of the typical beers that everyone is used to. We decided to stick to the small breweries that only make a few thousand barrels a year instead of millions. They still pay attention to detail and use the finest ingredients they can find. We get them within days of being brewed instead of months, so the freshness is at its best. We feel the quality of the beers compliment the freshness of the food we offer. From light to dark, we have something to suit your taste. If you have any questions, feel free to ask.
Mountain City’s Americourt Hotel offers 40 rooms and provides a pool, complimentary hot breakfast each morning, and wireless internet access. Also feel free to lounge in our unique lobby by the fire.
Our Elizabethton hotel offers 60 rooms and provides an outdoor pool, complimentary hot breakfast each morning, and wireless internet access. Please ask about our newly renovated suites!
The BeetRoute is a catering company focusing on local ingredients and traditions to build better community relationships.
DRAGON’S REST CABINS & LODGING Affordable cabins and vacation rental on Tallulah Creek. Located near the Cherohala Skyway, Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, and Moonshiner28. Only minutes from Robbinsville, North Carolina and the Great Smoky Mountains. Stay a day or a week and enjoy the southern hospitality !!
Choose on of our 6, large One Bedroom Cabins with private porch and full bath, or reserve the Creek House for a private creekside home with three bedrooms and two baths. All of our cabins include plenty of parking for extra vehicles and trailers, covered motorcycle parking, picnic pavilion with gas grills, game room, WiFi, and access to Tallulah Creek. Linens are provided with all of our rentals. All cabins are non-smoking.
Dragon’s Rest Cabin are located just 3 miles south of Robbinsville, North Carolina on US 129. Paved, level access from US129. Cabins have hard packed, level gravel driveway and parking areas.
At The Harvest Table, we work with seasonal produce and meats from local and regional sources, offering the best of each season. Our creative recipes are designed to highlight freshness and quality. We favor real foods prepared in a healthy way; nothing on our menu is deep fat fried.
We prefer to serve foods with a low carbon footprint. All our meats are pasture-raised and finished, and our trout comes from a sustainably farmed source in North Carolina. In addition to the produce grown on our own Harvest Table Farm, we offer the products from over 50 regional farmers, gardeners and ranchers. Even our beer & wine menu is from local and regional sources, offering wines, beers, and hard ciders from Virginia.
In addition to our local-foods restaurant, we also have the Meadowview Farmers’ Guild General Store that carries food items and handmade goods from over 170 local craftspeople and artisans.
Blue Bear Mountain Camp offers year round camping experiences for every type of outdoor enthusiast. Car accessible tent and RV sites in a natural setting. Hike in sites for those looking for a little more adventure and privacy. Tepee and Cabin rental for guests wanting a rustic, mountain getaway while staying in comfort. Located just 8 miles north of Boone, NC on over 150 acres of pristine mountain land, miles of hiking trails, a trout pond and spacious low density sites allow the guest to get away from it all in a rustic, remote setting. In the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. At 4,000 feet elevation, come enjoy cool mountain breezes and mild temperatures. Blue Bear Mountain is a scenic location for large events such as weddings, corporate events and family reunions. Come Get away from it all at Blue Bear Mountain!
“Homemade and carefully crafted, served with extraordinary hospitality.”
Since March 2003, this family-owned restaurant has been making gustatory impressions in Robbinsville, NC, making it a favorite hang-out spot for both locals and tourists.
Located at the heart of Downtown Robbinsville, Lynn’s Place is a soulful neighborhood restaurant, dishing up homemade American cuisine rooted in the Carolina Mountains honoring family recipes.
Enjoy the great salad bar with freshly cut veggies, seasonal fruits, proteins and grains. Mouth-watering homemade desserts, hand-cut steaks, fresh hamburgers and much more! Everything is cooked to order to ensure the highest quality.
Experience a warm atmosphere with great food, southern culture and hospitality where family and friends can sit back, relax and feel at home.
Fantastic little pineapple whip stand. Was a pleasant surprise to come across this after driving the Cherohala Skyway. The owner was very friendly and recommended the pineapple float which was awesome and refreshing! Lived the pieces of pineapple mixed in. Definitely a must stop if you are in the area.
Discover really good food at Snowbird Mountain Lodge.
Innovative menus and enticing surroundings await you on the mountain.
Embrace The Nostalgia of Simpler Times
with a crackling fire in a historic lodge, walls lined with books, and a Mountain View beyond measure. Add in really good food with ingredients from farms and growers close by, sitting in classic rockers on the deck, or sipping your favorite cocktail while sharing laughter, and you have found Snowbird. A place where connection, intention, and nature are abundant and welcome you with open arms.
With a history spanning 140 years, the Millsap-Baker Estate offers classic Victorian style and contemporary comforts in a variety of restive suites, perfect for guests of all kinds. Our large estate contains many acres of blissful outdoor wilderness as well as plenty of rustic accoutrements lending a cozy, old-time feel to our entire facility.
Welcome to Wicked Chicken Winghouse & Tavern
Iron Horse Motorcycle Resort is located in western North Carolina, this secluded, 39-acre resort on Stecoah Creek is surrounded by the beauty of the Great Smoky Mountains. The area has some of the best motorcycle riding in the world.
Iron Horse is minutes from the famous Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, the scenic mile-high Cherohala Skyway, Moonshiner 28, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee, Fontana Dam, and the Nantahala River Gorge. Whether you are on a cruiser, sport bike or dual sport, Iron Horse is where riders stay and play.
Reflecting the free spirit of the old west and of modern motorcyclists, Iron Horse is designed with a western flair offering a wide range of accommodations and facilities, including motorcycle camping.
Welcome to Switchback Creek Campground.We are a motorcycle and family friendly campground located in the mountains of North East Tennessee built by a rider. If you are tired of the hype and hustle of Deals Gap but would like exciting roads and beautiful mountain scenery then you have come to the right place. We are snuggled between three mountains at an elevation of 3,000 feet and just 2 1/2 miles from the crossroads US 421 and 91/133.
Take a leisurely ride on any of the roads leading out of Shady Valley or gather with a group and ride “the snake ” . There are 489 curves within a 12 mile radius of the crossroads.
Want to make this a family or group outing? There are various attractions available in the area. White water rafting, hiking on the AT, antique shopping, theaters, caverns, bicycling the creeper trail and many more activity’s within a days adventure.
The Snake 421 is also known as “The Best of the Snake,” and is a sample of some of the best of the combination of roads that make up the rides known collectively as “The Snake”. The series of roads that make up The Snake travels 112 miles and is a heavily traveled Motorcycle and Sport Car Ride. The Snake 421, aka The Best of the Snake, is a really nice 37 mile section of The Snake, offering 489 curves while crossing 3 mountains and traveling through one beautiful valley. It travels through Johnson County, Tennessee and Washington County, Virginia. It is considered by many as one of America’s favorite chartered Motorcycle and Sport Car Rides. This ride has something for everyone from new riders to experienced riders. This is a ride you will want to experience.
We are nestled deep in the Great Smoky Mountains on the NC/TN state line and are known as the home of “The Dragon” motorcycle ride with over 318 curves in 11 miles. We are open from March 1st through late November and provide you with all of the amenities needed for a comfortable overnight stay. You will find many scenic and beautiful places to stop and take in all of the natural beauty that our area has to offer. Without a doubt, you will have one of the best motorcycling experiences one could have
Two Rivers Lodge is an American,family owned,nostalgic,Mom & Pop Motel on the on the Oconaluftee and Tuckaseegee Rivers. We provide a relaxing casual environment from our homey rooms,deep porches, and outdoor spaces to our large pool and kiddy pool. This is the perfect base camp for your motorcycle group,sports car club,family reunion,river adventure or hiking trip with easy access and central location to all of the best roads and attractions. We provide memorable experiences. Great Reviews !