The Cherohala Skyway is a 43-mile National Scenic Byway and National Forest Scenic Byway that connects Tellico Plains, Tennessee, to Robbinsville, North Carolina in the southeastern United States. Deep in the wilds of western North Carolina, and about 11 miles west of Robbinsville, can be found Snowbird Mountain Lodge. A place where time stands still, and a place to rejuvenate your soul. It’s all part of the mountain retreat experience to free your mind and body of stress, and embrace nature’s elegance. At Deals Gap along US-129, stands a no-frills motel which opens from March to late November. Amenities include a pub, grill restaurant, and a picnic area with barbecue grills. There’s also a sundry store and gas pumps on-site. Motorcycle events are held here during open season. With 11 miles and 318 curves to navigate, this route is a sports car driver and motorcycle enthusiasts delight and listed as one of the top 5 rides in the world. Driving the Tail of the Dragon is more than adventure. It’s a must see a once in a lifetime experience.