Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge, Robbinsville NC

Fontana Village Resort ~ Fontana Dam NC

A Holiday Motel ~ Maggie Valley NC

Switzerland Inn ~ Blue Ridge Parkway NC

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There are a wide variety of accommodations in our area. These range from basic tent camping to exclusive mountain top resorts.


The Gambler is a 25-mile run on NC 209 from Ferguson's Market north of Waynesville to Hot Springs, North Carolina. Old timers called it the Rattler, but we had enough of the "snake roads" and renamed it "The Gambler". With small communities known as Bluff, Trust, and Luck, the Gambler seemed a much better name. And there is NO BLUFFING on some of the twisty sections of this mountain road. Great photo stop at the old Luck gas station.

Fuel, food, and some Rattler souvenirs at Ferguson's Market.

A bonus is NC 63 Doggett Mountain Road that intersects The Gambler near its southern end. It is no place to "dog-it".

Tail of the Dragon Store

Find your swag for all the great roads including Gambler NC209, Tail of the Dragon, Cherohala Skyway, Foothills Parkway, Smoky Mountain Loop, Moonshiner 28, Devils Triangle, Six Gap, Diamondback and more. 



Smoky Mountain Harley-Davidson ~ Maryville TN


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