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
Snowbird Mountain Lodge: Cottage has two private rooms and the Chesnut Lodge has 6 rooms. Each stay includes 3 meals per day.

Phone: 800-941-9290
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 60 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.
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.
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.
The Overnighter: Very resonably priced two bedroom apartments with kitchenettes.

Phone:828-479-6485
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 45 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 35 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
Comfort Inn: Located in Townsend, TN. King or 2 Queen rooms. Two person jacuzzies and fireplace rooms available. Get to drive the Foothills Parkway and the Dragon on you way to Fontana Village.

Phone:800-348-7090
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 97 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 88 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.

Highland Ridge Cabin Highland Ridge Cabins at Nantahala Village: Seven log cabins (6 two bedroom 1 bath & 1 one bedroom 1 bath) just minutes from the Nantahala River rafting area and across the road from the Nantahala Village Resort and Restaurant. All have Smoky Mountain views . The cabins sleep up to 8 each depending upon cabin. Hot tub, fireplace, satellite TV, cell phone coverage!!

Phone: 800-655-9771
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 44 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 56 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.

Little Log Cabin The Little Log Cabin: One bedroom cabin on 180 acres of wooded property. Sleeps 4 and has a gas log fireplace.

Phone:828-479-2032
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 21 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 36 min.
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.
Cherokee Realty Cherokee Realty: Located in Robbinsville, NC. They have lake and forest settings with over 20 cabins to choose from.

Phone:800-343-7635
Drive to Fontana: Varies
Drive to Dragon: Varies
Southland Realty Southland Realty: Located in Robbinsville, NC. Has 3 cabins to choose from.

Phone:800-249-2207
Drive to Fontana: Varies
Drive to Dragon: Varies
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.
Twin Sisters Chalet Two Sisters Chalet: Located on the north end of the Dragon. Sits on 35 lush acres. Rent just the top floor or thw whole house. Sleeps up to 10 people.

Phone:865-856-8782
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 45 min
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 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
Panther Creek Panther Creek: Two bedroom, one bath vacation rentals that sleeps 4-6 people.

Phone:828-479-2427
Drive to Fontana:
Drive to Dragon:
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.
Grins and Giggle Cabin Grins and Giggle Cabin: Two bedroom one bath cabin on Lake Santeetlah.

Phone:770-977-5548
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 40 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 25 min.
Hunting Boy Rentals Hunting Boy Rental: Three bedroom, two bathroom rental that sleeps up to 8 people.

Phone:828-479-2137
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 75 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 60 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.
Santeetlah Marina Cabin Santeetlah Marina Cabin: This three bedroom, one bath cabin sits on Lake Santeetlah and sleeps up to 7.

Phone:828-479-8180
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 36 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 21 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.
Paradise Point Paradise Point: Two bedroom, one bath cabin sleeps up to 6 people. Amenities include a fireplase and the cabin overlooks Fontana Lake.

Phone:828-479-6910
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 35 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 50 min.
Valley View Cabin Valley View Cottage: Two bedroom, one bath cottage sleeps 4-5. Located in Almond NC. Has a fireplace and hot tub.

Phone:828-479-6995
Drive to Fontana: Apporx.
Drive to Dragon: Approx.
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.
Snowbird Log Cabin Snowbird Log Cabin: Two bedroom with a loft and fireplace..

Phone:828-713-8855
Drive to Fontana: Apporx.
Drive to Dragon: Approx.
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.
Tallassee Rentals Cabins Tallassee Rental Cabins: Offers two cabins for rent about 10 minutes north of Tabcat Bridge in TN.

Phone:865-776-2147
Drive to Fontana: Apporx. 45 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 30 min.
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
Santeetlah Campground Santeetlah Creek Camping Area and Cabins: Many campsites. Most are within a few feet of the creek. Also have the Stewart and Swain cabins to rent

Phone: 828-479-6431
Drive to Fontana: Approx. 25 min.
Drive to Dragon: Approx. 40 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.