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.
- 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