Historic Tapoco Lodge

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 hiking, rafting, kayaking, fishing and mountain biking. Our proximity to the world famous Dragon, an 11-mile winding road, makes us a favorite destination for motorcyclists and sports car enthusiasts.With both upscale and riverside patio dining, spacious gathering areas and breathtaking views, the lodge itself is the ideal spot for family reunions, corporate retreats, wedding receptions and more.

We are located 15 miles north of Robbinsville, North Carolina and approximately 60 miles southeast of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Innkeeper’s Blog

Chestnuts: Before the Roasting I was thinking about chestnuts the other day as I walked up behind the Tapoco Lodge towards Yellowhammer Gap. If you look up from the trail you can spot the huge stumps … Continue reading →

Tapoco Lodge Rooms & Suites

Spacious Lodge Suites with private bedroom, large private bath with Jacuzzi Tub, and separate sitting area.

Beautiful and cheery Lodge Rooms with a plush king size bed with unique and elegant time period decorations as well as comfortable furnishings to sit back and relax.

Elegant Cabin Rooms with beautiful views of the Cheoah River, Cheoah Bluffs, Meadow Branch, Yellow Hammer Creek and the Yellow Hammer Mountains. Some of the cabin rooms include your own private outdoor hot tub.

Our Restaurants

The SlickRock Grille is a riverside bar, grill, and pizzeria located on the banks of the Cheoah River offering both indoor and outdoor dining. From hummus and salads to burgers, pizza, and micro-brews, there’s something for everyone.

Jasper’s Restaurant offers a fine dining, Appalachian experience in the Main Lodge dining room. Headed by executive Chef Alex Henry, Jasper’s restaurant focuses on hyper-local fare and seasonal favorites.