Historic Tapoco Lodge

Tapoco Lodge Logo

(828) 498-2800

where comfort meets craftsmanship

Built in 1930, Tapoco lodge is the perfect mixture of modern comforts with traditional touches in a historical setting. Our warm and cozy rooms feature locally-sourced wood walls, floors, and furniture, to bring the beauty of our outdoor surroundings inside.

Included in our nightly rate is access to our 24-hour guest services, nightly bonfires, tennis courts, a hammock cove, and miles of private hiking trails. Daily housekeeping services are also provided, as well as our front desk concierge if you need local tips on places to explore, eat, or experience.

We provide breakfast for an additional charge each morning in the Cheoah dining room, and lunch and dinner are available in the Tapoco Tavern.

We love our furry friends, but we ask that they are booked only into one of our pet friendly cabins; Mountain View or Overlook.


Luxury Linens

Complimentary Toiletries

Keurig Coffee Makers

Non-smoking Rooms

Covered parking for motorcycles and sports cars

Sitting area of Rhododendron suite in Tapoco lodge


If you’re looking for a more luxurious and spacious private experience, the lodge suites at Tapoco Lodge each feature a private/separate bedroom, large private bath, and separate seating area. All three lodge suites give the comfort of an apartment with the luxury of a hotel, with each bathroom boasting an extra large bath, a walk-in shower, and hot tub.

Please note that the lodge suites do not have televisions; we believe in watching the world, not a screen.


Our lodge rooms are cozy and nostalgic; a perfect place for family get-togethers or hangouts with friends. Each lodge room features a beautiful view of either the Cheoah River or the Smoky Mountains, making you feel right at home and mother nature just one step away. Each room is also uniquely and creatively themed, so be sure to go through the photos to see which decor best suits your trip!

Please note that the lodge rooms do not come with televisions, we believe in conversations, not channel surfing.

Azalea located on the second floor of the Lodge
Sitting area in the White Oak One Cabin Room of Tapoco Lodge


The cabin rooms are all uniquely situated to offer stunning views of the Cheoah River, Cheoah Bluffs, Meadow Branch, Yellowhammer Creek and the Yellowhammer Mountains. Spacious yet cozy, these are the perfect option for a weekend away or a romantic retreat for two.