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Gear Head Inn

6280 Ela Rd, Whittier, NC 28789
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Ranked #2 of 4 Whittier B&B and Inns
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014
Bill M Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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36 reviews 36 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
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
13 reviews 13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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72 reviews 72 reviews
11 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 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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Asheville, North Carolina
15 reviews 15 reviews
6 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2013

Me and my wife were looking for a fun getaway in our car and looked around for a few days for a place that was central to all the activities and great roads in the area. We came across the Gear Head Inn and saw the great reviews so we gave it a shot. We were very impressed as soon... More

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Boone, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2013

It was a late night, leaving the casino, Didn't want to go down the mountain, Gear head inn was on my left. Jim and Mary woke up to let me stay. Love them for that. The room was large and clean. Gave Me the Mountain feeling I was looking for. Second trip back I needed to get away to study... More

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South Carolina
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2012

I spent a long weekend at this motel and was pleasantly surprised at how well maintained and convenient this place was. Super large rooms. Located midway between Bryson City and Cherokee it offers a great base for whatever you may want to experience while in the Smokies. Wonderful owners/hosts will leave you with a right at home feeling. Good rates... More

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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2012

Fall just around the corner in NC. Had a wonderful time at the Gear Head Inn with Mary and Jim, the innkeepers! The renovations continue and the Inn is comfortable and clean! Boys against the girls in a game of "corn hole". Girls WIN!! Wonderful cool evenings to sit around the fire. Looking forward to our next visit.

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ellijay, GA
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41 reviews 41 reviews
10 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2012

When my wife and I decided, on a whim, to take off on the bike for the N Carolina mountains for a day on the Sunday before Labor Day, I called the GearHead Inn to see if they had a room. We got the last king bed room - seems the weather forecast had kept some customers away. Glad we... More

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Statesville, North Carolina, United States
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29 reviews 29 reviews
9 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2012

My son and I decided on a road trip to spend some time in the North Carolina Mountains. Our calls to find a place to stay kept getting rejected because of No Vacancy until we found Gear Head Inn along with Jim and Mary. What a wonderful place. Motor Inn will take you back to the 60's with a modern... More

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Haddonfield, New Jersey
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2012

This was my first trip to NC, my girlfriend and I stayed at the Gearhead Inn, Mary and Jim the Owner/Operators were awesome. So friendly, and helpful, giving us tips on where to eat locally. The 'Roadrunner' room, was neat and clean. Whatever we wanted, all we had to do was ask. Always a wave hello/goodbye whether you were leaving,... More

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Address: 6280 Ela Rd, Whittier, NC 28789
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Whittier
Free Parking Swimming Pool
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Ranked #2 of 4 B&Bs / Inns in Whittier
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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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