Lodging

If you can't find a place to stay from the listings below, try the following towns:
Andrews, NC - Drive to Fontana: Approx 1 hr. 20min.
Maryville, TN - Drive to Fontana: Approx 1hr 25min
Townsend, TN

The following list is split up into hotels, vacation rentals and camping grounds.

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Lodges & Hotels (Lodging Map HERE)

Fontana Village: This is where most of the MOTD events are held, including dinners, registration and vendors. They have lodge rooms, cabins, houseboats and campgrounds.
Phone: 800-849-2258
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 15 min

Tapoco Lodge: An Historic Lodge from the 1930's sitting on 120 acres. Just finished a complete renovation and reopened in 2011. Breakfast and dinner is included with your stay.
Phone: 828-498-2325
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 15 minutes
Drive to Dragon: Appox. 5 minutes

Blue Waters Mountain Lodge: This cozy inn sits right on Lake Santeetlah. It has 9 rustic rooms and 1 cottage. A gourmet breakfast is included. Dinners are available Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Phone: 888-828-3978
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 38 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 23 min
Microtel Inn of Robbinsville: Located in Robbinsville. 50 rooms available. Singles, doubles, suites, and jacuzzi suites available.

Phone: 888-771-7171
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 24 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 20 min
Appalachian Inn: This rustic B & B overlooks Stecoah Valley and offers 4 rooms. Includes a home cooked full country breakfast.

Phone:828-479-8450
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 30 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 45 min.
Philips Hotel

The Phillips Motel: Located in Robbinsville. They offer 16 motel rooms, 7 efficiencies, 1 apartment and several cottages. All at reasonable rates.

Phone:828-479-3370
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 40 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 min.

Tuskeegee Motel: Located on Highway 29 in Robbinsville. Owned and operated since 1967 by Ben and Barbara Crisp.

Phone:828-479-8464
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 15 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 min.
The Dragon Pitt Inn and BBQ: Just a few miles past the north end of Dragon
Phone:865-253-3566
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 58 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 10 min
San-Ran Motel: Located in Robbinsville. They offer 11 motel rooms. Each with a microwave, refridgerator, coffee pot and 150 channel TV.

Phone:828-479-3256
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 60 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 45 min.
Freeman Motel and Cottages: Located in Almond NC. Open year round. Offers motel rooms and eight cabins.

Phone:828-488-2737
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 40 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 55 min.
Deal Gap Motorcycle Resort: They offer a motel and camping facilities, plus a restaurant and store. Located right at the start of the Dragon. Everything the Dragon Slayor needs for a great stay.

Phone:800-889-5550
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 15 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 0 min.
Buffalo Creek Buffalo Creek Bed and Breakfast: Two rooms with private entrances and a seperate cabin are available.

Phone:828-479-3892
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 58 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 50min
Nantahala Village: The picturesque main lodge has 11 rooms on the second floor. They also have cottages, cabins, condos and mountain vacation homes.

Phone:800-438-1507
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 30 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 45 min.
Fryemont Inn: Located in Bryson City. They ahve 37 cozy bedrooms in the main lodge and cottage suites located in the adjecent building. Each suite has a king size bed, wet bar and working fireplace.

Phone:800-845-4879
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 65 min.
A Holiday Motel: Several room types to choose from. Free WiFi and restaurant on site. Located in the heart of Maggie Valley

Phone:877-686-4386
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 65 min.

Sweet Berries Bed and Breakfast: 4 rooms avialable with either a king or queen bed and a private bathroom

Phone: 865-856-6762
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 24 min. (north end of the dragon)

Hawkesdene House B & B Inn and Cottages: Just outside Andrews, NC., this B & B has 5 rooms and cottages and sits on 20 acres.

Phone:800-438-1507
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 78 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 75 min.

The Hemlock Inn: Rustic country Bed and Breakfast Inn with 22 rooms and three cabin rentals

Phone:828-488-2885
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 65 min.

Richmont Inn B & B: Located in Townsend, TN. Has 6 rooms and one cabin. Get to drive the Foothills Parkway and the Dragon on you way to Fontana Village

Phone:866-267-7086
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 88 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 67 min.
Gear Head Inn

GearHead Inn: We offer large, non-smoking rooms with a king or 2 double beds, pool, wireless Internet, cable TV, microwave, refrigerator, and coffee maker.

Phone:828-488-2398
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 65 min.

The Blue Boar Retreat: Just off of Lake Santeetlah. The inn has eight rooms that have breakfast included. Three private two bedroom, two bath cottages. Entire Property must be rented at once. No individual bookings. Open from March 31 to November 26.
Phone: 828-479-8126
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 58 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 43 min

Mountain Brook Lodge and Cottages: Located in Sylva, North Carolina. They have the lodge, nine historic one and two-bedroom cottages and three luxury cottages:
Phone: 828-586-4329
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 65 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 82 min.

Vacation Rentals

Fox Hill Cabin Fox Hill Cabin: This rustic cabin is owned by a fellow Sunshine MINI member, so it won't be available for the MOTD, but if you are going back any other time of the year it's a great place to stay.

Phone: 800-995-8558
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 33 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 34 min.
Fox Creek Cabins Fox Creek Cabins: Three Cabins for rent. Each on of these creekside cabins have 2 bedrooms and sleep 4. Two queen beds per cabin, fireplace, hot tub, wireless Hi-Speed internet and much more.

Phone: 800-995-8558
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 53 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 68 min.
Fontana View Retreat Fonana View Retreat: 4 bedroom, 3.5 bath cabin with long views of Fontana Lake and the Smokies. Sleeps up to 8. Hot tub, Fireplace, game room, pool table, satellite TV, cell phone coverage!!

Phone: 800-995-8558
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 12 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 27 min.
Tip Of The Dragon Cabin

Tip of the Dragon Retreat: 2 bedroom, 1 bath cabin. Located At Deals Gap.1 min. drive from the Tail of the Dragon. View of Cheoah Lake and the Smoky Mountains. Sleeps 4-6. Fireplace.

Phone: 800-995-8558
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 12 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 1 min.

Griffen Hill Cottage Griffin Cabins: Four different rentals in and around Robbinsville, NC
Phone:828-479-6470
Drive to Fontana: Varies
Drive to Dragon: Varies

Simple Life Cabins: Clean and comfortable bedding at a affordable cost. Ranging from $27 - $88 per night

Phone: 828-788-1099
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 34 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 23 min.

The Mansion Smokey Mountain Mansion: This 6 bedroom 6 bathroom Mansion comfortable sleeps up to 20. Great if you are traveling with several couples or a large family.

Phone:866-479-4220
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 35 min.
Carpenter Cabins

Carpenter Cabins: Two Cottages to rent in the Tuskeegee Valley

Phone: 828-479-8743
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 17 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 32 min.

Stewart Lakeside Rentals

Stewart Lakeside Vacation Rentals: Just outside Robbinsville, they have 3 available units on Lake Santeetlah.

Phone:828-479-8461
Drive to Fontana: Approx.
Drive to Dragon: Approx.

Ash Mountain Cabin Ashe Mountain Cabin: A two bedroom cabin that sleeps 4 with complete privacy and the owners are also PROUD MINI OWNERS!!

Phone:828-488-1575
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 36 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 51 min.
High Frontier Cabin High Frontier Cabin: Authentic log cabin on 21 acres. Has three bedrooms and two full baths.

Phone:828-479-8121
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 60 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 45 min.
Western NC Cabin Rental Western NC Cabin Rentals: Two bedroom, one bath cabin that sleeps up to 6 people. Sits on one acre with a mountain stream..

Phone:810-923-1470
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 18 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 33 min.
The Treetops The Treetops: Three different cabins to rent in the Robbinsville area.

Phone:800-768-7129
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 55 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 40 min.
Diane Hutto Realty Diane Hutto Realty and Vacation Rentals: Eight different homes for rent in the Robbinville area (online availability calendar) Click on each rental to see min. night rental requirement.

Phone:828-479-6907
Drive to Fontana: Varies
Drive to Dragon: Varies
Euchella Mtn. Lake Cabins Euchella Mountain Lake Cabins: Four cabins ranging from 3 to 6 bedrooms. Located in Topton NC.

Phone:800-446-1603
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 38 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 53 min.
Jimbo's Farm Jimbo's Farm: 105 year old farm house on 53 acres. Three bedroom, two bath house that sleeps 6-8. Trout pond and stream.

Phone:954-781-6921
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 35 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 50 min.
Snowbird Creek Cabin Snowbird Creek Cabin: Three bedroom, two bath cabin that sleeps up to 10 people. Includes Hot tub and Fireplace.

Phone:828-479-3892
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 70 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 55 min.
On Golden Pond Chalet On Golden Pond Chalet: This three bedroom, three bath house sleeps up to 8 people and has mountain and lake views.

Phone:828-473-3210
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 35 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 50 min.
Watershed Log Home Rentals Watershed Log Home Rentals: Two homes for rent in Graham County and over 40 homes in the Bryson City area..

Phone:888-604-3075
Drive to Fontana: Varies.
Drive to Dragon: Varies
Smokey Mountain Cabin Smoky Mountain Cabins: Weekly cabin rentals in the Robbinsville area.

Phone:727-784-2443
Drive to Fontana: Apporx.
Drive to Dragon: Approx.
Nantahala Cabin Rentals Nantahala North Cabin Rentals: Several cabins about 60 minutes from Fontana.

Phone:828-321-2215
Drive to Fontana: Varies
Drive to Dragon: Varies.
Snowbird House The Snowbird House: Two bedroom, two bath house sleeps up to 4. Snowbird creek is just a few feet from the house.

Phone:828-479-2765
Drive to Fontana:
Drive to Dragon:
Stecoah Cabin Stecoah Cabin: Two bedroom, two bath cabin sleeps 6 and is available year long. Located in the Stecoah Valley in Graham County.

Phone:800-989-2106
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 25 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 40 min.
The Cabin in the Woods The Cabin in the Woods: Efficiency cottage sleeps up to 4. Located in the beautiful Stecoah Valley.

Phone:828-735-1930
Drive to Fontana: Apporx.
Drive to Dragon: Approx.
Settler Mountain

Settlers Mountain: Several cabin rentals set in a resort compound setting.

Phone:800-476-8027
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 50 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 65 min.

VRBO.com VRBO.com: This is a great website to find private homes and cabins for rent. Try searching for Robbinsville, NC first and then Almond NC
Great Smoky Cabin Rentals Great Smoky Cabin Rentals: Cabins in Bryson City, Dillsboro and Robbinsville area. 1 to 4 bedrooms. Most with hot tubs, fireplaces and satellite TV. Many are pet friendly.

Phone: 800-655-9771
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 12-70 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 27-85 min.

Camping Grounds

Fontana Camoing

Fontana Village Campgrounds: Located at the base of Fontana Dam. Open May thru October. Has water and electric hook ups, a bath house, picnic tables and a great view of the river and Fontana Dam.
Phone: 800-849-2258

Drive to Fontana: Approx. 5 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 15 min

Turkey Creek Camping

Turkey Creek Campground: Located in Almond NC. The campsite amenities include tables, fireplaces, 20 amp. electrical service & water. Most of the creek sites have raised tent pads. Trash cans & fireplaces are emptied daily.
Phone: 828-488-8966
Address: 135 Turkey Road
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 35 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 50 min.

Tumbling Waters Campgrounds Tumbling Waters Campbround & Trout Pond: Located in Almond NC. All sites have full hook-ups (water, sewer and electric (15 & 30 amps). Picnic Tables and fire rings.
Phone: 828-479-3814
Address: 1612 Panther Creek Road
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 30 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 45 min
Teaberry Hill Campground Teaberry Hill RV Park: Located in Robbinsville. Offers discerning RV enthusiast year round sites of unspoiled natural beauty and privacy creating ones very own oasis. No RV, no problem, they have two rental units as well.

Phone: 828-479-3509
Address: 727 Upeer Swayers Creek
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 15 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 min
Tsali Campgrounds

Tsali Campground: Showers, flush toilets and 42 campsites. A seperate camping fee is charged.

Phone:828-479-6431
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 40 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 55 min.

Hunt's Campground Hunt's Lodge Motorcycle Campground: 45 campsites and 5 sleeping cabins, free wireless internet, laundry facilities, bath house, pavilion, fire pit and more. Very resonable rates.

Phone:423-253-2918
Address: 9555 HWY 68, Tellico Plains, TN
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 95 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 80 min.

Simple Life Cabins: RV and Tent Sites. Includes: Bath house with hot showers, WiFi, Firepit and Playground

Phone: 828-788-1099
Drive to Fontana: Appox. 34 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 23 min.

  Hidden Waters Campground: Full hookups, bathroom and showers

Phone:828-479-3509
Drive to Fontana: Approx.
Drive to Dragon: Approx.
  Cable Cove Campground: Open April 14th to October 31st. Has 26 sites. Pets on leash only. Each site has: Tent pad, lantern post, picnic table and fire grate. No reservations.

Phone:828-478-6431
Address: Route 1, Box 16A Robbinsville, NC
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 15 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 min.
Cheoah Campground Cheoah Point Campground: Open April 14th to October 31st. Has 26 sites. Pets on leash only. Each site has: Tent pad, lantern post, picnic table and fire grate. No reservations.

Phone:828-478-6431
Address: Route 1, Box 16A Robbinsville, NC
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 15 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 min.