Fontana, Robbinsville

The entrance to the spectacular Cherohala Skyway, a National and Scenic byway, visitors can easily escape into this lush backwoods of this area for a wide array of outdoor activities.  Take a cable car down from the skyway to Fontana Dam, ranked among the most beautiful dams of the world.  Make sure to check out the visitors center at the highest concrete dam east of the Rockies for breathtaking views.  Just north of Robbinsville is the town of Lake Santeetlah, a water wonderland of camping, boating and hiking.  Surrounded by the Nantahala National Forest and only a short drive to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, this area is worth the quick trip.

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31 miles from Bryson City

55 miles to Murphy


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Wehrloom Honey is a small family business tucked away in the Appalachian region of western North Carolina. We live and raise our Honeybees in Graham County, which is made up of 2/3 national forest. Living in such a wild and uncultivated place allows our honeybees to forage from the most natural unadulterated sources. We feel this results in the most delicous honey. More than just honey: moisturizing balm, blooming cream, lip balm, wool dryer balls, soaps and decorative beeswax candles.
257 Willie Colvin Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2771 wehrloom.com Get Directions
The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit corporation formed by a group of local citizens after the closing of Stecoah School in 1994. The Center is housed in the restored 1926 Stecoah Schoolhouse. The Center is highly acclaimed for its summer concert and dinner series, An Appalachian Evening, which features mountain roots music in the historic 300-seat air conditioned auditorium. Visitors are amazed to discover prominent and highly regarded musicians playing for small audiences in the quiet valley. The Center also houses a beautiful Artisan’s Gallery stocked with the works of more than 125 local artisans and craftsmen, including artisan foods produced on site in the commercial Stecoah Kitchen from locally grown sources. Other offerings include a Cherokee history display, beautiful grounds and walking trail, culinary workshops, and arts and crafts classes.
121 School House Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3364 www.stecoahvalleycenter.com Get Directions
An unspoiled, hidden vacation oasis tucked away in the southern Appalachian Mountains of western North Carolina. This rustic, yet elegant mountain retreat rests among 100 acres of undisturbed mountaintop in Graham County, North Carolina, just eleven miles from the town of Robbinsville. Built during the years 1939 thru 1941, the historic lodge is constructed of native stone in shades of warm gray to molten yellow and many varieties of native hardwoods including chestnut, butternut, wild cherry, and basswood. Each of the spacious guestrooms in the Main Lodge is paneled in a different hardwood while the library and lobby are constructed mainly of wormy chestnut and American chestnut. A massive stone fireplace and a large picture window with a spectacular view of the Snowbird Mountains are the focal points in the library.
4633 Santeetlah Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3433 www.snowbirdlodge.com Get Directions
Wehrloom Honey presents Wehrloom Honey Wines, a variety of mead wines( honey-based wines) made from their unadulterated raw honey. Opens in the Spring 2017.
257 Willie Colvin Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2300 wehrloom.com Get Directions
The Graham County Travel and Tourism Authority is a non profit agency working on promoting tourism for their area and welcoming visitors. The public is welcome to stop by for information and brochures of area attractions, located in Robbinsville across from the courthouse. Graham County welcomes all visitors with genuine southern hospitality.
387 Rodney Orr Bybass Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3790 www.grahamcountytravel.com Get Directions
Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap with 318 curves in 11 miles, is America’s number one motorcycle and sports car road. Designated US 129, the road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest, with no intersecting roads or driveways to hamper your travel. It is considered “the destination” for thousands of motorcycle and sports car fans throughout the spring, summer, and fall. Can you brave it? It’s best to be cautious as the turns are tight, but the Tail of the Dragon is guaranteed to be the ride of your life!
17555 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-8400 www.tailofthedragon.com Get Directions
Robbinsville is a small mountain town situated between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Cherokee National Forest, the Nantahala National Forest and the Joyce Kilmer-Slickrock Wilderness Area. It is embraced by the beauty of the southern Appalachian Mountains, neighbor to four lakes and dozens of creeks and streams, and a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts. Robbinsville truly is a town amidst the trees.
4 Court Street Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3250 www.townofrobbinsville.com Get Directions
The Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center is a non-profit corporation formed by a group of local citizens after the closing of Stecoah School in 1994. The Center is housed in the restored 1926 Stecoah Schoolhouse. The Center is highly acclaimed for its summer concert and dinner series, An Appalachian Evening, which features mountain roots music in the historic 300-seat air conditioned auditorium. Visitors are amazed to discover prominent and highly regarded musicians playing for small audiences in the quiet valley. The Center also houses a beautiful Artisan’s Gallery stocked with the works of more than 125 local artisans and craftsmen, including artisan foods produced on site in the commercial Stecoah Kitchen from locally grown sources. Other offerings include a Cherokee history display, beautiful grounds and walking trail, culinary workshops, and arts and crafts classes.
121 School House Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3364 www.stecoahvalleycenter.com Get Directions
Offering six specialty burgers, a daily deli, homemade desserts & much more. Beer on tap! Breakfast starting at 8am every morning, considered by many to be the best there is in the area. Lunch starts by 11am, serving our famous dragon burger, chicken, BBQ, sandwiches, many more items, along with daily specials.
17548 Tapoco Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 498-2231 dealsgap.com Get Directions
The Mountview Restaurant at the Fontana Village Resort sits atop our western valley and provides you with great food and an amazing view of the Great Smoky Mountain National Park. Enjoy a great meal in an elegant, relaxing atmosphere to share stories of the day’s catch, wildlife seen on your hike, and the many other highlights of your Smoky Mountain vacation. The Mountview in the Fontana Lodge offers a savory menu featuring the freshest local vegetables and meats, baked goods, and desserts plated to perfection. Ask about the ever-changing selection of beautiful main courses.
300 Woods Road Fontana Dam, NC 28733 (828) 498-2115 fontanavillage.com Get Directions
Four-course gourmet meals prepared by our chefs, freshest local and seasonal ingredients. Reservations required.
4633 Santeetlah Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 479-3433 www.snowbirdlodge.com Get Directions
Perched on the banks of the world famous Cheoah River. Order up a brick oven pizza for the family or indulge in the house favorite, “The Dam Drink” from our full-service bar. From steaks, burgers, salads, hummus, and local Carolina Mountain trout, there’s something for everyone. Dine inside or or relax at the outdoor riverfront tables. Private room available for groups.
14981 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 498-2325 tapocolodge.com/tapoco-river-grill Get Directions
Located in the center of the Fontana Village Resort, the Wildwood Grill offers a warm and charming ambience, wonderful food, and friendly service. Whether you dine on the lively patio or settle into a cozy table inside, the Wildwood Grill delivers an unequaled mountain view with music, food, and great friends!Bring the amazing food of the Grill to your camping hotspot by calling for take-out pizza and more tasty snacks!
300 Woods Road Fontana Dam, NC 28733 (828) 498-2211 fontanavillage.com Get Directions
The Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is located in the Smoky Mountains at the Tennessee / North Carolina Border. 318 curves in 11 miles with gorgeous scenery has proved alluring to Bikers for several years past, and will for several to come. Pub & grill, store, motel & campground, events and more!
17548 Tapoco Rd Robbinsville, NC 28771 800-889-5550; 828-498-2231 www.dealsgap.com Get Directions
Looking for a unique mountain hideaway? Get a lofty perspective at our new River’s Edge Treehouse Resort! Offering comfort and style, you’ll feel at one with trees in an outdoor, “back to nature” setting. Located on the Cheoah River near Robbinsville, North Carolina, this vacation experience is surrounded in all directions by scenery that would make a professional photographer envious. The six treehouses provide parking underneath, king memory foam beds, satellite TV, and much more.

Each Treehouse has a king memory foam bed with luxury linens, table for two and is equipped with microwave, mini-refrigerator, coffee maker, hair dryer, ceiling fan, heat and air conditioning.

Your deck has a gas grill and Adirondack chairs…perfect for morning coffee or a glass of wine in the evening.

For those who need to stay in touch, each Treehouse has satellite TV, and free WiFi.

One of our six Treehouses is wheelchair accessible.

The common areas include a barbecue area, more Adirondack chairs, fire pits — both stocked with firewood and kindling, picnic tables, horse-shoe pit, cornhole, and nature trail to the river with great fishing! No room to bring your fishing gear? No problem, we’re happy to provide some. We’ll even lend you walking sticks if you want to hike while you’re here!
195 Old U.S. 129 Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 735-2228 riversedgetreehouses.com Get Directions
Fontana Village Resort, a year round destination resort, is set amidst the pristine beauty of the Nantahala Forest of western North Carolina, gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. The Village has a wide range of accommodations, including rooms in the intimate settings of The Lodge, suites, cabins, as well as RV & tent camping on Cheoah Lake. Add conference space and banquet service, Mountview Bistro and Wildwood Grill, General Store, gift shops, outfitters, pools, marina, massage and fitness center, miles of on-site trails suitable for biking and hiking,disc golf, and it's easy to see why Fontana is the Great Smoky Mountain Destination.
300 Woods Road Fontana Dam, NC 28733 (828) 498-2211 www.fontanavillage.com Get Directions
14981 Tapoco Road Robbinsville, NC 28771 (828) 498-2800 tapocolodge.com Get Directions