Tail of the Dragon Regional Accommodations & Business Info

Region 9: Shady Valley TN, Boone NC, Damascus VA ~ The Snake

3+ hours to the Dragon. A great place to visit on your way to the Dragon.

Diamondback Lodge Switzerland Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway NC (visit website)
Hotel/Motel, Dining

PH:800-654-4026 LOCAL 828-765-2153 , info@switzerlandinn.com
Open seasonally April thru November.

The Diamondback Lodge is located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway mile marker 334 at NC 226A on the challenging Diamondback Loop some 45 miles north of Asheville. Economical rooms with flat screen TVs, private baths, covered bike parking and access to all of the amenities of the Switzerland Inn (pool, hot tubs, tennis, horseshoes). Restaurant and two bars on-site.


Switzerland Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway NC (visit website)
Hotel/Motel, Lodge, Cabin(s), Entertainment, Dining, Recommended for Groups

PH:800-654-4026 LOCAL 828-765-2153 , info@switzerlandinn.com
Open April - November

The Switzerland Inn has become our new little biker friendly get-away. Located right off the Blue Ridge Parkway mile marker 334 at NC 226A on the challenging Diamondback Loop some 45 miles north of Asheville. Unbelievable views, pool, hot tubs, tennis, horseshoes, patio bar. The food is excellent and reasonably priced. Wide variety of accommodations from motel rooms to cottages.

Group Facilites: Riders and sportscar drivers challenging the Diamondback Motorcycle and Sportscar Route (226A) will find the Blue Ridge Parkway entrance and the Switzerland Inn right at the crest of the route. The Inn's driveway is the immediate right as you enter the Parkway. Perfect for motorcycle touring groups, the Diamondback Lodge cabin gives your group a private porch with rocking chairs secluded under mature shade trees and covered motorcycle parking. The Diamondback Lodge features 8 smaller rooms with 1 double or 2 twin beds, private baths and tv. In addition, there are 62 Inn Rooms available. All facilities are within walking distance. Chalet Restaurant, bar and club room are perfect for group gatherings. Discounted room rates may be available for parties reserving 20 or more rooms.


Skyline Village Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway NC (visit website)
Hotel/Motel, Dining, Recommended for Groups

PH:828-765-9394 , thriftymike@gmail.com
Open seasonally.

Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 331 between Blowing Rock and Asheville. Three story 1940s hotel is at the start of the 114-mile motorcycle route, the Murder Mountain Loop Ride. Featuring handmade wood paneling, the rustic rooms offer free Wi-Fi and TVs with cable channels. Several top floor rooms share a balcony with panoramic views. Tavern serves hot breakfast, and dinner some evenings; it also has a deck with views over the Catawba Valley. Additional amenities include a lounge with a bar and a pool table, plus motorbike rentals and a craft-beer store. Discount packages for multi night stays, group stays, and Military, Corporate – MUST CALL FOR DISCOUNT.

Group Facilites: Sixteen guest rooms, on site restaurant and bar. Private lounge area with large comfortable seating area with plenty of room to hold a meeting or a get-together after a long day. Lounge includes a pool table, a bar area, dartboard, and television.


Skyline Village Inn Dual Sport Rentals, Little Switzerland NC (visit website)
Motorcycle Rentals

PH:828-765-9394 , ThriftyMike@gmail.com
Open seasonally.

Dual Sport Motorcycle Rentals offered by Skyline Village Inn, located just off the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland NC, near the famous Diamondback226.


Claw of the Dragon ~ Southwest Virginia (visit website)
Hotel/Motel, Bed & Breakfast, Lodge, Cabin(s), Campground, Entertainment, Dining

PH:(276) 646-3301 or (276) 223-3355 , ron@visitvirginiamountains.com


Exploring the beautiful mountains and winding roads of southwest Virginia. It would be a challenge to find a more beautiful driving trail than the scenic back roads of Southwest Virginia. Looping through the Blue Ridge Mountain range, The Claw of the Dragon is becoming one of the most popular destinations in the South for two lane enthusiasts.