We are excited to announce that on Saturday, May 23rd @ 11am, we will reopen in room dining. However, the Tapoco Tavern will only be open to 50% capacity inside and outside at this time per Governor Cooper’s Order, see below. Please call 828-498-2800 to place To Go orders. Click here to view our new safety procedures.
Governor Roy Cooper signed Executive Order No. 141 modify North Carolina’s Stay At Home order and transition to Phase 2 – Safer at Home.
Tapoco is situated on 120 acres in the lush mountain region of the Nantahala National Forest on the banks of the cascading Cheoah River. Adventures like hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing mountain biking, and winding hilly roads are plentiful, and after your day of adventure, experience sanctuary with riverside dining, a nap in hammock cove, evening fire pits, and beautiful places to rest.
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.
"Staff was very friendly and professional. Location is incredible. Made use of the many outside sitting areas either watching over a fire ring or the beautiful river running the length of the property. We stayed in one the rustic cabins. Very comfortable and inviting. Dinner was great sharing one of awesome brick oven pizzas."
"Beautiful historic lodge! Caters to motorcyclists. Covered parking, bike wash, etc. The food is awesome and has a full bar! Outdoor seating along beautiful stream, fire pit tables and very friendly staff."
"This was the perfect quiet getaway after an intense wedding season! We stayed here right after we got our daughter married and was able to process the wedding and enjoy a couple of days of peace and quiet! Comfortable beds, beautiful scenery, and great hosts."
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!