Ride the Cherohala Skyway in Robbinsville, NC

While visiting scenic Robbinsville, NC, a small town located in Graham County, be sure to take a ride on the Cherohala Skyway. This highway system, the state's most expensive, connects the communities of Robbinsville and Tellico Plains, Tennessee. You're sure to find a Robbinsville inn to rest your weary head after a day of sightseeing throughout this serene North Carolina area.

Cherohala Skyway
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While it doesn't have an official address, this extensive highway system nevertheless gets visitors from all over the country. Its winding roads cover nearly 5,500 foot mountains over 15 miles throughout North Carolina, dropping down 21 miles into the backcountry of Tennessee, featuring dense forest cover. From here, it traverses through the Cherokee and Nantahala National Forests, which is how it got its name.  Known simply as the Skyway by locals, this stretch is popular with motorcycle and sportscar enthusiasts, due to its incredible views and sweeping corners.

Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap
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With nearly 320 curves over 11 miles, this motorcycle and sports car road is fun to simply drive through. It's also the destination for many motorcycle and road races throughout the year.

Santeetlah Lake

Located just six miles from Robbinsville, NC, Lake Santeetlah is surrounded in part by Nantahala National Forest. Go boating, fishing or hiking here for the day. Have a hearty meal in the morning at your friendly Robbinsville bed and breakfast, then head to the lake for a day of family fun. Rent a boat or get some bait and tackle from Santeetlah Marina. Bring a picnic lunch and eat on the banks of the lake, and dip your toes in the refreshing water.

Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center
121 Schoolhouse Road
Robbinsville, NC 28771
828-479-3364
www.stecoahvalleycenter.com

This solid stone structure is home to the Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center, a nonprofit corporation offering art classes and workshops over 10 acres of mountain land. From its early days as an abandoned school to today, this arts center now offers more than 20 programs to thousands of students each year. Take part in its summer performing arts series and Annual Harvest Festival, among other events. Take a class in the Textile Studio to develop artistic talents in areas such as quilting, sewing, weaving, crochet and knitting. Consider a culinary class on subjects such as Southern Italian Specialties, Hearty Breads, Appalachian Jams, Sushi and Campfire Cooking. It also offers youth programs such as Junior Appalachian Musicians and the K-8 Afterschool Program, and sponsors an annual Tailgate Market in the summer where you can pick up some fresh fruits and vegetables that are locally grown, along with jams, jellies and baked goods. 

Your Robbinsville inn provides a quiet rest stop for you on your travels. Use it as a home base to eat and rest up before embarking on the many adventures around you in this small North Carolina community.