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Reviewed 31 July 2014

we have stayed here 2 years in a row while on our motorcycle trips to the Smoky Mountains... a a cute little hotel between Cherokee and Bryson City with easy access to all of the great curvy roads... the owners are very sweet and fun to talk to... having a fire every night in the fire pit out front is...

Thank JamieRN77
Reviewed 7 July 2014

We went to cherokee for our honeymoon and stayed at the gear head. The rooms were clean and comfortable and the owners were extremely welcoming. The bonfire st night was a great way to meet new people. This will be our place whenever we go to cherokee!

Thank nickywershil
St Catharines, Canada
Reviewed 28 June 2014

This was our first time staying here, and we will be back. The new owners are in the process of remodeling the units, and so far they look great! The size of the rooms makes it so easy to walk around and not trip over anything. There are microwaves and fridges in the rooms and well as coffee pots. The...

Thank Dave And Cathy T
Reviewed 9 June 2014

Our NC Moose Riders took a trip to the mountains. Gear head Inn is very nice place to stay with a more than pleasant surroundings. Rooms are spacious and bed very comfortable. Nice hang out area at the fire pit and owners are very nice. Definitly will be back!!

Thank Joe S
Reviewed 9 June 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights. This is an old motel but the rooms are clean and spacious. Jim and Mary looked after us with coffee and muffins in the morning, bandaged me up from a fall off of the motorcycle, and campfire every night. The pool is nicely maintained.

Thank jsauman
Reviewed 7 May 2014

On my way to a Hotrod show in Knoxville Tn, I spent the night at the Gear Head Inn, in Whittier NC, just outside of Cherokee Nc. It was one of the best stays I have every had. Jim&Mary were the best. They are Car and motorcycle people. They talk and treat you the way you like. When you pull...

Thank RD W
Tampa, Florida
Reviewed 4 March 2014

Spent 6 nights there in September. Mary and Jim are an awesome couple and provide incredible service. I will always remember the weekend evening campfire gatherings. Spacious rooms, clean and comfortable beds and a great location. They are very knowledgeable on all the local interests and best places to see. If you are a Harley rider, get the Harley Room!...

Thank Bill M
Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 7 August 2013

We stayed here for four days in August, 2013 as the base for our mountain activities. GHI is located exactly half way between Bryson City and Cherokee, NC so it is very close to all the great activities in the area. We were 15 mins from Nantahala River for whitewater and zip lines. Bryson City is fun for shopping and...

Thank YuontoGo
Lewes, Delaware
Reviewed 22 July 2013

This place reminds me of the old motels that I went to as a child in the 1960's. Except that the owners are more like the proprietors of a really nice B&B. I gave it four stars, because the rooms were large, the bed was comfortable, the decor was funky 1960's and kind of fun for something different. The place...

Thank Loistheartist
Asheville, North Carolina
Reviewed 1 April 2013

Me and my wife were looking for a fun getaway in our car and looked around for a few days for a place that was central to all the activities and great roads in the area. We came across the Gear Head Inn and saw the great reviews so we gave it a shot. We were very impressed as soon...

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled in the heart of the greatest cruising country in our nation, the Gear Head Inn is a destination for the young and young-at-heart who have a love affair with the open road. Surrounded by the Great Smoky Mountains, we are located on State Road 19, between Cherokee and Bryson City. Gear Head Inn is unique in its friendly atmosphere and immaculate,spacious accommodations. You'll feel right at home--here in the country. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Gear Head Inn

Address: 6280 Ela Rd, Whittier, NC 28789-8682
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Whittier
Price Range: ₹ 6,354 - ₹ 8,319 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:1.5 star — Gear Head Inn 1.5*
Number of rooms: 23
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“ask for your favorite old car and find the room”
 of 5 bubbles fisherman65, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet here, stay was very relaxing. Fire pit and pool out front. Very Clean!”
 of 5 bubbles shellyb465, 30 Oct 2016 | Read review
“It's best to voice you special needs at check in. They will do their best to accommodate you.”
 of 5 bubbles brenn0nm, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“1 story not much noise and feels very safe.”
 of 5 bubbles hollyi706, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Firepit and loads of good conversation”
 of 5 bubbles brenn0nm, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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