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« on: March 30, 2009, 08:51:31 pm »

Not absolutely sure if this is the right forum, but am looking for advice on where to stay when riding the Cherohala Skyway.  A group of us will be riding from AL in May and are looking for recommendations on where to stay, eat, etc. on the TN side.  Any and all inputs welcomed.

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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2009, 08:58:22 pm »

My wife and I are also riding the Cherohola in May, around the 16th-17th on our way to the West Coast. I would be interested in any info as well. When will you be there Steve?
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2009, 09:16:44 pm »

there are a couple of B&Bs in Tellico Plains. A couple of motorcycle resort type places as well I believe.  Motel wise you will have to stay close to the freeway, Sweetwater and Madison have a few option if memory serves me correctly.  

Or you could stay at the Green Cove Motel and Trailer Park.  Tis a bit out of the way and certainly not for everyone.  One step above camping one might say. The missus and I stayed there.  Mostly likely we will go back.  The back deck looks out over the Tellico River

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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2009, 09:46:00 pm »


Robbinsville, NC is on one side of the Cherohala.  There is a Microtel and the San Ran motel there.  

Check this website for more info.

http://www.grahamcountytravel.com/
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« Reply #4 on: March 30, 2009, 10:09:18 pm »

Last time I was up there, we stayed at the Two Wheel Inn in Robbinsville .  They had little garages for the bikes attached to each room.   Very nice people too.   Thumbsup

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« Reply #5 on: March 30, 2009, 11:44:40 pm »

  The night before I rode the Cherohala I stayed at The Lodge in Fontana Village. Nice!
I'm looking forward to going back someday.
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« Reply #6 on: March 31, 2009, 05:15:13 am »

PM me when you get down this way, I might be able to meet up with you folks. Thumbsup

Riding the Cherohala is a favorite day ride for me.
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« Reply #7 on: March 31, 2009, 07:23:34 am »

Phillips Motel in Robbinsville. Clean and cozy. Just have to walk/ride to a restaurant.

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« Reply #8 on: March 31, 2009, 09:56:14 am »

The Tellicafe and the Tellico Beach Drive-in have some good eats.

Try this linky: http://gotellico.com/  
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« Reply #9 on: March 31, 2009, 03:41:29 pm »

I stayed at the MicroTel in Robbinsville.  Nice room.  Nice people.  They provide bike washing supplies and a hose station.  Not many good food places around Robbinsville and no alcohol (that's just not right).  There is a very good Mexican restaurant that serves many home made delights.  Can't remember the name.
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« Reply #10 on: March 31, 2009, 10:47:23 pm »

If your with a group, I highly recommend the Iron Horse Lodge.  Motorcycle only lodge with awesome cabins and a central clubhouse.  Probably within an hour of the Cherahala.
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« Reply #11 on: March 31, 2009, 11:00:57 pm »

+1 for Iron Horse...

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« Reply #12 on: April 01, 2009, 07:21:40 am »

Phillips Motel in Robbinsville, NC is tough to beat. Nice place; nice people!
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« Reply #13 on: April 01, 2009, 08:46:59 am »

There are cabin rentals in Tellico Plains just before you get into "downtown" turn onto route 360 north from route 165. Cross bridge and turn right onto Rafter road, go down about quarter mile. The small cabin rental rates are very reasonable. Great location being right off the skyway, the cabins are clean and the area quite.

http://www.tellicologcabins.com/cabins.htm
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« Reply #14 on: April 01, 2009, 09:06:26 am »

These folks are nice, and have cabins or camping.  The roads at this end of the Cherahala are excellent (30, 315 and 39).

http://www.cycleresort.com/
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« Reply #15 on: April 01, 2009, 09:11:51 am »


These folks are nice, and have cabins or camping.  The roads at this end of the Cherahala are excellent (30, 315 and 39).

http://www.cycleresort.com/


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« Reply #16 on: April 01, 2009, 12:31:31 pm »


PM me when you get down this way, I might be able to meet up with you folks. Thumbsup

Riding the Cherohala is a favorite day ride for me.


We'll be staying with friends in Lynchburg, then heading to the Dragon and Cherahola on Sunday the 17th.
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« Reply #17 on: April 02, 2009, 09:50:39 am »




We'll be staying with friends in Lynchburg, then heading to the Dragon and Cherahola on Sunday the 17th.

Tenessee or Virginia? If Tennessee, the distillery might have Gold Medal again. Dropped by there last week & all they had were the Scenes of Jack Daniel's. Good whiskey, but not as good as their Gold Medal.
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Tenessee or Virginia? If Tennessee, the distillery might have Gold Medal again. Dropped by there last week & all they had were the Scenes of Jack Daniel's. Good whiskey, but not as good as their Gold Medal.


Virginia. We're not whiskey drinkers anyway. I'll take a good thick beer though! Beerchug
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« Reply #19 on: April 14, 2009, 02:55:40 am »

Whiskey drinkers or not, when in Rome and all that...  I agree, with a product as massaged as the distilleries produce, you should at least have a sample.  I actually changed my mind about whiskeys and bourbons once I did a tour through KY and had some Wild Turkey Rare Breed.
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« Reply #20 on: April 14, 2009, 10:48:36 am »

Hog heaven in tellico plains has some nice cabins, and the owners are great.

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« Reply #21 on: April 17, 2009, 09:54:14 am »


there are a couple of B&Bs in Tellico Plains. A couple of motorcycle resort type places as well I believe.  Motel wise you will have to stay close to the freeway, Sweetwater and Madison have a few option if memory serves me correctly.  

Or you could stay at the Green Cove Motel and Trailer Park.  Tis a bit out of the way and certainly not for everyone.  One step above camping one might say. The missus and I stayed there.  Mostly likely we will go back.  The back deck looks out over the Tellico River

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Hate to Sidetrack this post but:

Is that a URAL ??   and how fast can you go on the highway with it??    Thanks!
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« Reply #22 on: April 17, 2009, 09:56:39 am »


  The night before I rode the Cherohala I stayed at The Lodge in Fontana Village. Nice!
I'm looking forward to going back someday.


Lodge is very nice at Fontana.    Don't mess with the cabins >>  Might as well just camp.    Cabins are nasty.  Fontana Village has a beautiful campground right on the river below the dam. Campground has bathrooms and showers.    Beautiful place.
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Hate to Sidetrack this post but:

Is that a URAL ??   and how fast can you go on the highway with it??    Thanks!


Yes it is a 2005 Gear Up.  It will cruise along a 60-65 all day.  I feel like I am pushing it when I go much faster.  Although I did get it up to 80 the other day.  Down hill and drafting behind a semi.  Lol

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« Reply #24 on: May 09, 2009, 11:47:55 pm »

If you are going to be that close you might want to consider riding the Dragon and staying there. They are booked up for weekends but might have something available during the weekdays. It's just 21ish (I think) miles north on 129 on the Robbinsville NC side. You can ride the Cherry Cola and then the dragon a few times, crash for the night and do it all over again.
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« Reply #25 on: May 11, 2009, 11:01:28 pm »

Watch out for the turn at mile marker 11 on the Cherohala Skyway.   Nasty decreasing radius turn.
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« Reply #26 on: May 12, 2009, 12:00:11 am »


Watch out for the turn at mile marker 11 on the Cherohala Skyway.   Nasty decreasing radius turn.


Yup, and you can't see around the turn either. Part of the mountain sticks out.

Suches Georgia is not that far away (70 miles) and has two campgrounds that are motorcycle only.
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« Reply #27 on: May 12, 2009, 12:41:06 am »

Thanks for all the info.

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« Reply #28 on: May 12, 2009, 07:18:57 am »


Watch out for the turn at mile marker 11 on the Cherohala Skyway.   Nasty decreasing radius turn.


I thought it was Mile Marker 10.

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« Reply #29 on: May 23, 2009, 02:53:16 pm »

Last time I was on the cherohalo skyway they had SLOW written in white chalk on the road just prior to the turn at mile marker 11 in both directions

smart thing someone did with the chalk   Thumbsup
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Last time I was on the cherohalo skyway they had SLOW written in white chalk on the road just prior to the turn at mile marker 11 in both directions

smart thing someone did with the chalk   Thumbsup


Its between 10 and 11 and the chalk is still there as of a week ago.  It only holds when traveling from West to East (TN to NC).  There is not a problem when traveling the other way.  

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« Reply #31 on: May 26, 2009, 09:07:37 pm »

hmmm, I just have fun with it Wink

was just ther,e but only used the skyway as a means to get to the different FS roads and trails
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Its between 10 and 11 and the chalk is still there as of a week ago.  It only holds when traveling from West to East (TN to NC).  There is not a problem when traveling the other way.  

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« Reply #33 on: October 06, 2016, 07:24:59 pm »

Bumping an old thread...

I rode the Cherohala Skyway today and it seemed to be freshly paved.

It wuz like riding a racetrack  Thumbsup

I give it 5 Stars  Bigok
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« Reply #34 on: October 06, 2016, 10:08:25 pm »

It's on our list. We had planned to ride there last summer for our annual vacation ride but job/employment changes messed it up. Same thing happened this year. It's not looking good for 2017 either.  Thumbsdown
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Bumping an old thread...

I rode the Cherohala Skyway today and it seemed to be freshly paved.

It wuz like riding a racetrack  Thumbsup

I give it 5 Stars  Bigok

It's been that way for a couple years.  I don't ever remember it being "bad" except on the NC part from Robbinsville to the actual start point, but that is in good shape too.  Gettin' to be PUUUURRRRRfect riding weather up there too.  Might have to take a spin up there on Sunday.
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« Reply #36 on: October 08, 2016, 08:40:37 am »

Just to clarify, the N.C. Side from the border to the starting point has been re-paved.

The Tennessee side isn't in bad shape but, the N.C. Side is sublime  Bigok
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« Reply #37 on: October 10, 2016, 12:59:40 pm »


Just to clarify, the N.C. Side from the border to the starting point has been re-paved.

The Tennessee side isn't in bad shape but, the N.C. Side is sublime  Bigok


They were just finishing the repaving when I was there last month.
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