IMPORTANT: Keep in mind that mapping services do not get you directly to Deals Gap or the Dragon. If you are traveling to the area, you will want to make sure you have the directions listed below.
We are located at 17548 Tapoco Road, Tapoco, NC 28771 (Please Note: When using our physical address in GPS it will lead you roughly 16 miles south of us on Hwy 129.)
We are on US Highway 129 where it meets North Carolina State Road 28, just south of the Tennessee and North Carolina State line. We are 18 miles north of Robbinsville, NC.
Important GPS Note: GPS will NOT lead you directly to us using our physical address. We recommend that you turn the GPS off once you hit the mountains and let the roads lead you!!
From the North:
From I-81 merge onto I-40 West towards Knoxville, TN.
From I-75 head south, and exit at I-275 south towards Knoxville, TN. Merge onto I-40 West and stay in the left lane of the two lane exit. This will put you in the correct lane for your exit.
Once you approach Knoxville, TN look for exit number 386B, marked "US 129 / Smoky Mountains". Follow US 129 south for approximately 54 miles. Watch for the US129 signs. Always follow signs for US129. It will turn at a few intersections where the main road continues straight, so you will miss it if you are not paying attention! As you approach North Carolina, you will ride the Dragon, and it's 318 curves in 11 miles, and then you will see the state line and the "Welcome to North Carolina" sign. We are on the left once you enter North Carolina.
From the Atlanta area take I-575 north until it ends and merges into the 515. Follow the 515 north. From the 515 take the 60 North/East towards Murphy. At this point the road will have merged with US highway 129. Stay on US 129 North. We are located 18 miles north of Robbinsville, NC.
Follow I-40 from Asheville to exit 27 marked "Waynesville / 74". Stay on 74 west until you see the signs for North Carolina state road 28. Exit right onto 28 North. This roads ends in our parking lot.
From the West:
Take I-40 to Knoxville, look for exit 386B and follow the directions above in "From the North."
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Welcome to the Official site for Deals Gap, Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort, The Dragon, and official and original Dragon t-shirts and items. Deals Gap Motorcycle Resort was established in 1981 at the head of the Dragon and quickly grew into a hub for all things Dragon, including our motel to stay at as you discover the area or ride the roads, a place to eat, have a beer or just hang out and watch the bikes and people. Thanks for visiting, and if you have any questions please feel free to contact us or come on by.