Since 1930, countless visitors have created lifelong memories at Historic Tapoco Lodge. Situated on 120 acres in the lush mountain region of the Nantahala National Forest on the banks of the cascading Cheoah River, Tapoco is well known for its adventures like hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing and mountain biking, and is also well known for moments of sanctuary with riverside dining, evening fire pits, and beautiful places to rest. Our proximity to the world-famous Dragon, an 11-mile winding road, makes us a favorite destination for motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts or those looking for a weekend getaway.
Located 15 miles north of Robbinsville, North Carolina and approximately 60 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee. Click to see our location on a map.
Perched on the banks of the world famous Cheoah River, Tapoco Tavern combines the very best of a classic pizzeria and all American flavors with a view and environment unmatched in all of Western Carolina.
This past Friday was our fourth incredible visit. The grounds, facilities, staff, events, & food are just the best. On this visit, we stayed in one of the cabins. Same top-notch accommodations. The updated Tavern restaurant area has added what was already a marvelous place to dine to exquisite dining in a setting that would be hard to beat anywhere. We HIGHLY recommend this Lodge!
The beauty of the Smoky Mountains and the river are equaled by this cozy jewel. The food, service, atmosphere, and accommodations were extraordinary and exceeded expectations. The staff were attentive and exuded southern hospitality without being underfoot. We will definitely return.
Wife and I and friends stayed at Tapoco this past weekend. Our mode of travel was a motorcycle. The Tapoco is a great destination for bikers. They offer the best parking arrangement for motorcycles that I have ever seen. Food is wonderful. The restaurant offers a large outdoor patio on the bank of a mountain stream, which runs beside the lodge. We plan to go back every year!
My wife and I just returned home from two days at Tapoco. We cannot say enough about the wonderful atmosphere, accommodations, staff, and lodge managers/owners. A beautiful setting on the Cheoah. The Rhododendron suite is fabulous. If you want a great experience and want to relax, refresh, and renew then the Tapoco is perfect. We plan to go back.
The perfect setting along the roaring Cheoah River! The historic lodge has been tastefully renovated with every modern convenience, yet retained its historic ambiance. Our cabin was so very clean and beautifully decorated. The food at the Tapoco Tavern was delicious, and the view is amazing! Would recommend the lodge to all! We will be back soon!!
Tapoco Lodge went above and beyond our expectations. The food was delicious, service and the room and patio area were amazing! I would like to thank you again for making our night unforgettable! Everyone had so much fun...we are thinking about doing it again next year!
Could not have asked for a better way to spend a relaxing Thanksgiving weekend with family. The lodge was elegantly decorated for Christmas with romantic vistas overlooking a scenic river. My wife and I stayed two nights in the Rhododendron Suite located on the third floor of the lodge, which was ideal for the restful getaway that we expected. This is our 4th time to stay at Tapoco, and it gets better each time. Would highly recommend to anyone looking for a relaxing getaway!
Quaint, relaxing, well-furnished, great food, and a very pleasant stay. We stayed in one of the larger and more well-appointed cabins. This was our second stay and we will be back many more times!