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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.

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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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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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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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Tail of the Dragon Vacation Rentals, Robbinsville NC

Located 2 miles from the beginning of the Cherohala Skyway (NC). Three Large Cabins and 1 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 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. Moonshiner Studio is a brand new ride in studio with 3 twin beds, or 1 king and 1 twin.

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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.

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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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Iron Works Grille & Pub

Located on the banks of the Tellico River on the Cherohala Skyway (TN143), directly across from Cherohala Harley Davidson retail store. Craft beer and grill food, outside on the river on indoors.

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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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Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson, Maryville TN

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.

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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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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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The Hub, Robbinsville NC

The Hub is your lunch or coffee stop on the way to The Tail of the Dragon!

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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.

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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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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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Tellico Plains Log Cabins, Tellico Plains TN

Located just off TN360 on the Cherohala Skyway and Tail of the Dragon Loop, only minutes to the Cherohala Skyway and Tellico Plains. Five cabins accommodating one to four guests each. All of the cabins have cozy stone fireplaces, fully furnished kitchens, satellite TVs/DVDs and grills outside. Our cabins feature internet access, satellite TV and private hot tub on the deck.

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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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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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Two Wheels of Suches ~ North Georgia

Located on the Six Gap North Georgia Loop (at SR60 & SR180). Lodge Rooms, Bunkhouses & Camping. Restaurant Saturday and Sunday for breakfast & lunch. WiFi, loading ramps, new bathhouse.

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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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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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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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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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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. Log cabin on paved access and paved parking in wooded setting. Walnut Gap is 3 bedroom 2 bath.

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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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.