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Nantahala National Forest
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
Sweetwater Creek Cabin, Robbinsville NC
Recently renovated, secluded creekside cabin sleeps 4 with 2 bedroom and 2 full bath. Conveniently located 3 miles east of Robbinsville just off NC143. Covered parking and level area for cars, motorcycles and trailers. Open year round!!
Dragons Rest Cabins & Lodging, Robbinsville NC
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.
Tail of the Dragon Vacation Rentals, Robbinsville NC
Located 2 miles from the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway (NC). Three Large Cabins and a ride-in studio: Treetops, Point, Ridge, and Moonshiner Studio are conveniently located within walking distance. Rent all four vacation rentals for groups up to 30 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 20x40 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, 30x50 drive in garage & gameroom. Moonshiner Studio is a brand new ride in studio with 4 twin beds, or 2 kings.
Wolf Creek Rentals
Slingshots, Jeeps, motorcycles, ATVs, UTVs, Can-Am Spyders. On Moonshiner 28 near the Dragon. Helmets & jackets available.
Snowbird Mountain Lodge, Robbinsville NC
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.
Lynn’s Place, Robbinsville NC
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.
Fontana Village Resort & Marina, Fontana Dam NC
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. Ask for Dragonslayer's Club Discount - stop by the resort, call 800-849-2258 or sign up for your free membership card to receive 15% off lodging on select accommodations. CLICK HERE for more information.
Tapoco Tavern, Robbinsville NC
Tapoco Tavern, formerly known as Tapoco River Grill, has been renovated and expanded to include a full, two-story dining and observation deck. Now offering a full lunch and dinner menu. We have plenty of indoor seating or relax at the outdoor riverfront tables.
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge, Lake Santeetlah NC
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.
Willow Tree Restaurant & Catering, Robbinsville NC
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.
The Head Rest
You can't get any closer to the Tail of the Dragon!! "The Head Rest" overlooking Cheoah Lake is a picture perfect spot with amazing views. Relax on the deck after hiking, fishing, sight-seeing, or taming the dragon. Mornings offer gorgeous sunrise hues while taking in the surrounding sounds of nature. Evenings host a reflection of eastern sunset glow and rising moon views. Paved driveway with covered parking. 4 Bedrooms.
Dock Holiday House ~ Robbinsville NC
Dock Holiday House on Lake Santeetlah - Vacation cabin rental with private dock for swimming and boating. Level parking for cars, motorcycles, trailers.
Located 9 miles from Tail of the Dragon at the intersection of US129 and Highway 72. Gathering place for exotic car groups and anyone enjoying the area roads. Limited restaurant hours.
Rivers Edge Treehouses ~ Robbinsville NC
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.
Tapoco Lodge, Robbinsville NC
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.
Teaberry Hill RV Campground ~ Robbinsville NC
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.
T.Dubb’s, Robbinsville NC
Burgers, Wings, and BBQ
High Frontier Cabins, Robbinsville NC
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 packed gravel road for nearly a mile and then up a moderately steep paved driveway.
The Hub, Robbinsville NC
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.
Hog Hollow Retreat, Robbinsville NC
Located just off Moonshiner 28 (NC28) 15 minutes from the Tail of the Dragon, and one mile from Fontana Lake. Large log cabins on paved access and paved parking in wooded setting. Walnut Gap is 3 bedroom 2 bath.
Appalachian Driving Experience
Offering a fantastic driving experience to those seeking thrills and adventure on some of the best roads in the world, in some of the best sports cars in the world including the Porsche 911 GTS, Turbo 718 Cayman S, 911 GT3, and the GT3 RS. Come join us for a day you will remember for a lifetime!
Cherokee Realty, Robbinsville NC
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.
Mountain Manor Hotel, Robbinsville NC
One and two bedroom suites in Robbinsville with easy access. Walk to restaurants. WIFI, satellite TV, kitchens, laundry gas grills. Cottages also available.
Wheelers Performance, Robbinsville NC
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.
Cherohala Visitor Center
The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in Tellico Plains is a "must stop" before starting up the Skyway. Stop by for free maps, Skyway driving conditions and local area souvenirs and gifts. Picnic tables and spotless restrooms are available. Our friendly staff will welcome you with important Skyway and area information! The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center is open Monday through Sunday from 9 AM to 5 PM.
Wolf General Store & Cafe
Open year round, 7 days a week on Moonshiner 28 near Stecoah NC. Freshly prepared breakfast, lunch and dinner. Daily Specials. WiFi. Take out orders.
Mountain Lake House, Lake Santeetlah NC
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.
Foothills Bear Den, Tallassee TN
Beautiful log cabin located just off the Foothills Parkway near the Look Rock Tower. Just minutes from Tail of the Dragon and a short distance to Great Smokies National Park. This unique cabin has large covered deck with breathtaking mountain views and plenty of room for 6-8 people. Plenty of parking for cars, trailers, and covered area for motorcycles.
Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge, Robbinsville NC
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.
SanRan Motel, Robbinsville NC
Located in downtown Robbinsville on US 129. Covered bike parking. Paved parking for trailers. Reasonable rates. Clean and biker friendly.