The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

Robbinsville

(Including Fontana Dam, Fontana Lake area, Nantahala, Lake Santeetlah, Stecoah & Tapoco)

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Robbinsville, North Carolina

Located at the far western end of the state, Robbinsville NC, the Graham county seat, was incorporated in 1893. Robbinsville is a delightful small town that is a welcome stop for visitors seeking recreation in the vast wilderness areas that surround it. The village is located in a region of Western North Carolina that contains hundreds of thousands of acres of wilderness and one that is home to some of the highest and most remote mountains east of the Mississippi. Two-thirds of Graham County is National Forest. It is the home of Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest and the Nantahala National Forest, and borders the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Robbinsville, as county seat, is home to the Graham County Courthouse, an elegant building constructed of locally quarried quartzite. 

     Robbinsville is close to a number of mountain highways that are famous for their scenic beauty and challenging drives -the Cherohala Skyway and the Tail of the Dragon, considered by many to be one of the world's best motorcycling and sports car roads. This extraordinary stretch of highway has 318 curves in just 11 miles. Just a short distance from Robbinsville also is the beautiful Lake Santeetlah, a pristine mountain lake that has 76 miles of mostly natural forested shoreline and is over 3,000 acres in size. Nearby 10,230 acre Fontana Lake with its world-famous dam is also a major tourist destination. Fontana Lake is the largest lake in Western North Carolina and offers visitors an abundance of recreational opportunities. The village of Fontana Lake is also home to the Graham County Museum of Prehistoric Relics.

 

Resources
City Website: 
None
Facebook: Robbinsville, Everyone From Robbinsville NC
Location:
Western Mountains,  21/2 hours west of Asheville
County:
Graham County: County Offices, 12 North Main Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-7961
Elevation & Population:
2,044 feet, 2000+
Visitor/Welcome Center:
Graham County Travel and Tourism Authority, 12 North Main Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 800-470-3790
County Chamber of Commerce:
None
Newspaper: The Graham Star, 774 Tallulah Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3383
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Andrews Twin Cinema, 125 Main Street, Andrews NC 28901, 828-321-3333
High School: Robbinsville High School, 301 Sweetwater Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3330
Colleges and Universities:
Tri-County Community College, Graham County Center, 145 Moose Branch Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-9256
Hospitals:
(Nearest) Swain County Hospital, 45 Plateau Street, Bryson City NC 28713; 828-488-2155
Major Festivals: Graham County 4th of July Celebration & Fireworks (July)
Natural Attractions:   Appalachian Scenic National Trail, Cherohala Skyway, Fontana Lake,   Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Joyce Kilmer Memorial Forest, Lake Santeetlah, Nantahala National Forest, Tail of the Dragon
Cultural Attractions:
Graham County Museum of Prehistoric Relics, Stecoah Valley Cultural Arts Center


Real Estate
Mountain Way Realty: 427 Highway 129 Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8989
Southland Realty: 255 Highway 129 Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3991
Western North Carolina Properties, Inc: 1721 Highway 28 North, Robbinsville NC 28771, 866-479-4222

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge: (Continental) 292 Pine Ridge Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 888-828-3978
Mountainview Bistro: (American) Fontana Village Resort Fontana Dam NC 28733; 800-849-2258    
Snowbird Mountain Lodge: (American) 4633 Santeetlah Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 800-941-9290


Casual & Family Dining
Carolina Kitchen: (American) 238 Rodney Orr Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-1500
Lynn's Place: (American) 237 East Main Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-9777
Phillips Smokey Mountain Restaurant: (American) 248 North Main Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8811

Overseas & Exotic
Pacifico Mexican Restaurant: (Mexican) 429 Rodney Orr Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8448
Super Chinatown Buffet: (Chinese) 400 Rodney Orr Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3988

Cafes & Grills
Black Knight Drive-In: (Drive-in) 810 Tallulah Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-4609
Stecoah Diner: (Diner) 258 Johnson Drive, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8430
Wildwood Grill: (Grill) Fontana Village Resort, 50 Fontana Road, Fontana Dam NC 28733; 800-849-2258


Pizza
Papa's Pizza To Go: (Pizza) 211 Tapoco Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-2431

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Deal's Gap Motorcycle Resort: (Resort) 17548 Tapoco Road, Tapoco NC 28711; 800-889-5550
The Lodge at Fontana: (Resort) Fontana Village Resort, 50 Fontana Road, Fontana Dam NC 28733; 800-849-2258

Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Blue Boar Inn: (Country Inn) 1283 Blue Boar Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8126
Blue Waters Mountain Lodge: (Country Lodge) 292 Pine Ridge Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 888-828-3978
Mountain Manor Resort Hotel: (Hotel) 140 Ford Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-4555
Snowbird Mountain Lodge: (Country Lodge) 4633 Santeetlah Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 800-941-9290


Bed & Breakfasts
Appalachian Inn: (B&B) 300 Knoll Top, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8450

Motels
Microtel Inn & Suites: (Motel) 111 Rodney Orr Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 888-771-7171
Phillips Motel: (Motel) 290 Main Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3370

San-Ran Motel: (Motel) 253 US 129, Rodney Orr Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3256
Tuskeegee Motel: (Motel) 2511 Fontana Road, Highway 28, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8464
Two Wheel Inn: (Motel) 2593 Tallulah Road (US 129), Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-4248


Cabins, Cottages & Chalets
Cherokee Mountain Cabins: (Cabins) 61 Bear Creek Road, Nantahala NC 28781; 866-772-2246
Dragon's Rest Cabin Rentals: (Cabins) 157 Tallulah Cartway, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-4726
Fontana For Less: (Cottages) Fontana Village NC 321-863-7664
High Frontier Cabins: (Cabins) High Frontier Trail, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8121
Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge: (Cabins) 1755 Lower Stecoah Road, Stecoah NC 28771; 828-479-3864

Santeetlah Marina Rentals: (Cabins) 1 Marina Drive, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8180
Simple Life Campground with Cabins: (Cabins) 88 Lower Mountain Creek Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-788-1090

Campgrounds
Fontana Village Campgroundt: (Campground) Fontana Village Resort, 50 Fontana Road, Fontana Dam NC 28733; 800-849-2258
Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge: (Campground) 1755 Lower Stecoah Road, Stecoah NC 28771; 828-479-3864
Santeetlah Marina: (Camping sites on Lake Santeetlah) 1 Marina Drive, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-8180
Simple Life Campground with Cabins: (Campground)
88 Lower Mountain Creek Road, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-788-1090
Teaberry Hill: (RV Campground) 727 Upper Sawyers Creek, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-3953

Rental Agencies
Cherokee Realty: (Rentals) 330 US 129 Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-6441
Diana J. Hutto Realty & Vacation Home Rentals: (Rentals) PO Box 682, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-6907
Mountain Manor Resort: (Rentals) 140 Ford Street, Robbinsville NC 28771; 828-479-4555
Southland Realty: (Rentals) 255 US 129 Bypass, Robbinsville NC 28771; 800-249-2207
Tail of the Dragon Vacation Rentals: (Rentals) 800-768-7129
Western North Carolina Properties, Inc: (Vacation Rentals) 1721 Highway 28 North, Robbinsville NC 28771, 866-479-4222
 

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