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Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort
Ranked #2 of 12 Robbinsville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 24, 2012

If you are a motorcycle rider or a sports car driver then the Tail of the Dragon is a must do. 318 curves in 11 miles is like no another. Just watch out for law enforcement.
This place is located right at the entrance of The Dragon on NC side. I visit this place at least once or twice in a year.
I never stayed at their motel rooms but they looked very basic when I glanced thru it. I don't think I would like to stay here because of all the crowd, noise and for the very basic rooms. I usually stay in Robbinsville, a nice little town which is not far away.
Their food is very average, nothing special and sometimes the wait time can be quite long.
Since they are conveniently located right at the entrance to the Dragon and there is no other place to eat nearby, this place became a Mecca for motorcyclists.
You will see hundreds, if not thousands, of motorcycles of ALL kind. If not the location I wouldn't have given 4 stars for this place.
Having said that your trip to Dragon wouldn't complete until you visit this place at least once either for a pit stop or to buy a souvenir or to eat (but not for spend a night). Happy and safe riding.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled solo
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Reviewed September 4, 2012 via mobile

went to do the Tail of the Dragon and other rides. Deals gap is the best place to stay its right in the middle of the action.it is the begining of the tail. The rooms are for men not women.bunk beds an a queen sz. Fire pit at night an benches to sit on and talk about riding the Dragon.everyone is a friend. Restraunt. Bar.store. And don't forget the tree of shame..would go back just remember its a mans playgound.....

  • Stayed: August 2012
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

Its ok - but they can't handle crowds. Maybe a Tuesday in October would be great but stay away in summer, just too crazy. The food shack is stacked up and takes 30 mins to get a drink, the gift shop is backed up to the food line. Its a good place to pull over and catch up with ur group but def not a place to sleep, eat or shop in July and prob August.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Thank JeremiahF
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Reviewed August 2, 2012

This is a great place for any bike rider to visit, whether for a "pit stop" or an extended stay. We have enjoyed sitting at the Resort, watching fellow bikers come and go as much as riding in the area. The food is good, the people friendly and we had a great time. We stayed for three nights and they have quiet time posted (10 PM to 7 AM I think) and it is very quiet. We would sit out front of the room and all our neighbors would talk about what they did and saw that day. The Place is great.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 22, 2012

I didn't stay in the hotel part, but the diner is great. This is pretty much the official base camp of the Dragon's Tail - lots of motorcycles, motorcycle people, & good food. Walking around in the parking lot and chatting with others is a fun pastime. When it comes time to chow down, you don't want to miss the BBQ pork sandwich or the HUGE burgers they offer. They're fast and know how to handle a crowd in record time. It's clean and the prices are very reasonable. The clientele are mixed in both age and bike type - it isn't just a sport bike or Harley hangout - it's a fun stop for all types.

Room Tip: Don't get a room close to the diner! ZOOM ZOOM!
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  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed July 6, 2012 via mobile

We had a rather sobering experience at the deal's gap bikers 'resort'. The term resort can't be futher from reality with the establishment rather resembling a run-down motel.

Ok, some bikers are a little rough around the edges, and the owner of the 'resort' had some bad experiences with badly behaving customers stealing everything in the guest room - including bolted on items and the fridge, as well as defecating into the shower, resulting into huge clean-up and replacement costs. Granted, but I am sure the average hotel in Las Vegas will experience similar. Unfortunately, the 'resort' feels its necessary to remind every guest of the house rules and makes them sign it too.

The rooms are spartanic to say the least, reminding us of a backpacker place or youth hostel, and included squeaky double and a bunk. The room was not clean and we found some dark curly hair and dirty towels. Our room was in the middle of the complex adjacent to a diesel generator, which was going all night long.

The location is just at the beginning (southern end) of the dragons tail, which is not bad if you intend to ride it and want an early start to beat the crowds. Down-side is that there are services anywhere near. The 'resort' is closing its restaurant at 7pm - so no food or drinks after that.

We recommend to stay somewhere nearby, there are multiple better choices available. Even though the 60 dollar room rate sounds low, you are not getting much bang for your buck.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 2, 2012

great location for riding the dragon and moonshiner 28... Personally I liked the moonshiner better than the dragon. The restruant in the deals gap store is really good. We have eaten breakfast there and lunch both were decent enough.

  • Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort

Address: 17548 Tapoco Rd, Robbinsville, NC 28771-6887
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Robbinsville
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #2 of 12 B&Bs / Inns in Robbinsville
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort is the official home of the world famous "Dragon". There is no better place to stay to enjoy quick access to the Dragon and many other fantastic roads in the area. Our rooms are always clean and comfortable. We serve a full breakfast and dinner menu in our restaurant. Make sure to get your official Dragon t-shirt and other souvenirs in our store and top off the gas tank before you make another pass through the Dragon. ... more   less 

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