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Diamondback Lodge Switzerland Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway NC

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.

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Dragons Rest Cabins & Lodging, Robbinsville NC

Remodeled in 2023 – six cabins on US129, 2 1/2 miles south of Robbinsville. Twenty mins to the Dragon, 20 mins to the Cherohala. Surrounded by pastures with panoramic mountain views. Good access, trailer parking,  covered bike parking. Bike wash, loading ramp, gas grills, firepits, game room, guest laundry, and Wi-Fi.

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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.

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Two Wheel Inn, Robbinsville NC

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!!

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Luxbury Inn, Maryville TN

Located in Maryville TN, convenient to the Dragon, Cherohala, and Devils Triangle. All suite hotel offers spacious rooms with private bedrooms and full kitchens. Complimentary continental breakfast included. Just 30 minutes from the Dragon. Close to Smoky Mountain Harley, and lots of restaurants. ASK FOR TAIL OF THE DRAGON 10% OFF (Sunday – Thursday, depending on availability).

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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.

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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. 

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Cherohala Skyway Cabin, Tellico Plains TN

Two private studio cabins with hot tubs, surrounded by the Cherokee National Forest.  Located just 8 miles south of Tellico Plains TN, in the quaint mountain setting of Coker Creek.  Just minutes from the famous Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap famous touring loop, also located near the Ocoee River scenic loop.

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129 Products

129 Dragon Shine is a waterless all in one detailer for Motorcycles, Cars, Boats, and RVs , Never has one product done so much with such a shine! it can be used on Paint, Chrome, Lexan, stainless steel, plastic, fiberglass, leather and much more, it even repels dust and fingerprints! No wax, No silicon, No ammonia. want your bike or car looking its best then Dragon shine it!  We sell high quality, low profile helmets too. Our products are available on-line and at the Tail of the Dragon TShirt Shack.

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Tail of the Dragon Vacation Rentals, Robbinsville NC

Located 2 miles from the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway (NC). Three large cabins and an open 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 booster. The Treetops. 4 bedroom, 2 bath, sleeps 10, includes a 20×40 garage & gameroom. The Point 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths with 6 full size beds and 1 twin size bed, game room, drive in garage. The Ridge 3 bedroom, 2 baths with 5 double beds and 1 twin size beds, 30×50 drive in garage & gameroom. Moonshiner Studio is an open studio with 3 twin beds, or 1 king and 1 twin. All houses have access to 6 additional roll-away beds at no extra costs.

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E-Motorcycle Rentals, Robbbinsville NC

Located in downtown Robbinsville, North Carolina just 20 minutes from Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap, less than five minutes from the scenic Cherohala Skyway.

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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.

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129 Hub, Dragon Welcome Center

Located at the intersection of US129 and TN Hwy 72, just 10 miles from the Dragon and 7 miles to the Foothills Parkway. Enthusiast owned and located on US129 in Maryville, TN. We are a restaurant and souvenir store with sports car rentals and an AirBnb loft! We have plenty of space to host your event or group! We can cater a special meal for your group and even help plan your event. We have a huge parking lot that fits 100 cars, with three iconic dragon photo ops.

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Claw of the Dragon ~ Southwest Virginia

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.

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SanRan Motel, Robbinsville NC

Located in downtown Robbinsville on US 129. Covered bike parking. Paved parking for trailers. Reasonable rates. Clean and biker friendly.

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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.

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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.

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Hog Hollow Retreat – The Farmhouse, Robbinsville NC

Located just off Moonshiner 28 (NC28) 15 minutes from the Tail of the Dragon, and one mile from Fontana Lake. The Farmhouse is an authentic 1920s totally remodeled 2 story farmhouse with 5 bedrooms (4 queens and 2 twins). Outside has a charming front porch, deck and patio with a charcoal grill. Large porch for entertainment and paved parking.  Surrounded by acres of undeveloped land with a creek running through the property to explore.

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Switzerland Inn Restaurant & Bar ~ Blue Ridge Parkway

The Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland, NC is home to the Chalet Restaurant and the Fowl Play Pub. The Chalet Restaurant is the finest dining on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, guests enjoy culinary delights while overlooking a mountain panorama of rolling NC hills and valleys. Outdoor dining is available on our Terrace at the edge of our front lawn. The Fowl Play Pub includes lighter fare and the best in beer, wine and mixed beverages – be sure to ask about the Diamondback Venom specialty drink named after the curving mountain road that brings you to the Inn at Milepost 334 on the Parkway.

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A Holiday Motel, Maggie Valley NC

Located in Maggie Valley, only 2 miles from Blue Ridge Parkway and about 60 scenic miles from the Tail of the Dragon. Restaurant on site serving great breakfast and lunch. 1/4 mile to the Wheels Through Time Motorcycle Museum. Park your bike right in front of your room and take advantage of our bike wash area, rocking chairs, seasonal pool, fire pit, laundry, charcoal grills and picnic tables, free trailer parking and much more.

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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.

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Iron Art

Custom build ornamental iron – this is the company that supplies Tail of the Dragon with all it’s custom metal work including our famous metal dragon, tail, gates, and metal sculptures.

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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.

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Grand Vista Inn & Suites, Vonore TN

Located north of US 411 on TN 72 W on the west side of Tellico Lake, convenient to the Dragon and Cherohala Skyway . WI-FI, complimentary continental breakfast. Biker friendly, well-lighted large parking area for trailers, within a few miles of Tellico Lake access. Beer sales on site and convenient to restaurants. Reasonable Rates. “One of the closest hotels to the Dragon in TN.”

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Hog Hollow Retreat – Walnut Gap, Robbinsville NC

Located just off Moonshiner 28 (NC28) 15 minutes from the Tail of the Dragon, and one mile from Fontana Lake. Walnut Gap is a 3 bedroom 2 bath, large log cabin. Three queen beds, sleeps 6.
Paved access and paved and covered parking.
Situated on five acres surrounded by 100+ acres of privately owned, undeveloped land.

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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. Open May thru October.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Highland Manor Inn, Townsend TN

Peaceful location in Townsend near all the Great Smoky Mountain attractions. Just a couple miles from the entrance to Smoky Mountains National Park, and 30 minutes to the Dragon via the scenic Foothills Parkway. Reasonable rates, great views, Continental breakfast, refrigerator, and deluxe rooms. Park at your door, Relax by the Fire Pit.

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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.

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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

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Switzerland Inn, Blue Ridge Parkway NC

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.

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