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Gear Head Inn

6280 Ela Rd, Whittier, NC 28789
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fancy Gap, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here with a group of car people in April. Jim and Mary were absolutely fantastic! They could not have made us feel more welcome. They sat around the bonfire with us each night, and were the nicest people we could hope to meet. This is an older motel, but they have done wonders with it! If you are looking... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

we have stayed here 2 years in a row while on our motorcycle trips to the Smoky Mountains... a a cute little hotel between Cherokee and Bryson City with easy access to all of the great curvy roads... the owners are very sweet and fun to talk to... having a fire every night in the fire pit out front is... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014 via mobile

We went to cherokee for our honeymoon and stayed at the gear head. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the owners were extremely welcoming. The bonfire st night was a great way to meet new people. This will be our place whenever we go to cherokee!

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St Catharines, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This was our first time staying here, and we will be back. The new owners are in the process of remodeling the units, and so far they look great! The size of the rooms makes it so easy to walk around and not trip over anything. There are microwaves and fridges in the rooms and well as coffee pots. The... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Our NC Moose Riders took a trip to the mountains. Gear head Inn is very nice place to stay with a more than pleasant surroundings. Rooms are spacious and bed very comfortable. Nice hang out area at the fire pit and owners are very nice. Definitly will be back!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014 via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. This is an old motel but the rooms are clean and spacious. Jim and Mary looked after us with coffee and muffins in the morning, bandaged me up from a fall off of the motorcycle, and campfire every night. The pool is nicely maintained.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

On my way to a Hotrod show in Knoxville Tn, I spent the night at the Gear Head Inn, in Whittier NC, just outside of Cherokee Nc. It was one of the best stays I have every had. Jim&Mary were the best. They are Car and motorcycle people. They talk and treat you the way you like. When you pull... More

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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

Spent 6 nights there in September. Mary and Jim are an awesome couple and provide incredible service. I will always remember the weekend evening campfire gatherings. Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable beds and a great location. They are very knowledgeable on all the local interests and best places to see. If you are a Harley rider, get the Harley Room!... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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8 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We stayed here for four days in August, 2013 as the base for our mountain activities. GHI is located exactly half way between Bryson City and Cherokee, NC so it is very close to all the great activities in the area. We were 15 mins from Nantahala River for whitewater and zip lines. Bryson City is fun for shopping and... More

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Atlanta, Georgia
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14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2013

This place reminds me of the old motels that I went to as a child in the 1960's. Except that the owners are more like the proprietors of a really nice B&B. I gave it four stars, because the rooms were large, the bed was comfortable, the decor was funky 1960's and kind of fun for something different. The place... More

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Address: 6280 Ela Rd, Whittier, NC 28789
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Whittier
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Nestled in the heart of the greatest cruising country in our nation, the Gear Head Inn is a destination for the young and young-at-heart who have a love affair with the open road. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, we are located on State Road 19, between Cherokee and Bryson City. Gear Head Inn is unique in its friendly atmosphere and immaculate,spacious accommodations. You'll feel right at home--here in the country. ... more   less 
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