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  • Offline Michel1960

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    Info requested from American friends of the east
    on: Jul 20, 2016, 07.46 pm
    Jul 20, 2016, 07.46 pm
    In a couple of weeks we're going ( 2 couples- 3 bikes) to do the BRP from north to south , after a week we are planning to go back to Québec but we have a few days to linger around. Therefore looking for a place to stop and relax for a couple of days, it could be a B n B by a lake etc etc I'm sure you get the idea, something between NC and Vermont

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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #1 on: Jul 20, 2016, 09.22 pm
    Jul 20, 2016, 09.22 pm
    Having lived in NE for 50+ years (now in AZ), I would recommend the Adirondacks or the Catskills in New York. Many nice lakes and towns to relax in and the riding is wonderful.
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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #2 on: Jul 20, 2016, 09.41 pm
    Jul 20, 2016, 09.41 pm
    Maggie Valley in NC is great. 

    I love to stay at A Holiday Motel, great rates, the owners are motorcyclists and very very friendly and of course the roads around there cannot be beat.  Rob and Gabi will make you feel right at home.  http://www.holidaymotel.net/    Pop's Grits & Eggs restaurant is right next door and offers terrific breakfasts!

    Brooksong Bed & Breakfast in Maggie Valley is also very nice, stayed there once in a prior married-ish life.   

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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #3 on: Jul 21, 2016, 04.01 am
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    +1 for Maggie. Just returned from a week in the area. If your interested in A Holiday Motel you need to get in touch with them. Rob had a full house all week and they fill up quickly.

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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #4 on: Jul 23, 2016, 07.37 pm
    Jul 23, 2016, 07.37 pm
    Not sure about B&Bs, but if you continue on the BRP to the end and have another half to full day, be sure to run the Cherohala Skyway -- it's an underrated, fantastic road -- sweepers, twisties, great views, etc. I think it's less traveled than the BRP and is a rider's dream of a road.

    And if you do the Cherohala, be sure to stop for a long lunch at Tellico Kats Deli (http://tellicokats.com) -- I have absolutely no affiliation with them -- in fact, their service is downright slow as molasses -- but their sandwiches are simply fantastic, each one made by hand to order and using fresh ingredients at a very reasonable price.

    Good luck!

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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #5 on: Jul 23, 2016, 08.23 pm
    Jul 23, 2016, 08.23 pm
    *Originally Posted by plgoddard [+]
    Not sure about B&Bs, but if you continue on the BRP to the end and have another half to full day, be sure to run the Cherohala Skyway -- it's an underrated, fantastic road -- sweepers, twisties, great views, etc. I think it's less traveled than the BRP and is a rider's dream of a road.

    And if you do the Cherohala, be sure to stop for a long lunch at Tellico Kats Deli (http://tellicokats.com) -- I have absolutely no affiliation with them -- in fact, their service is downright slow as molasses -- but their sandwiches are simply fantastic, each one made by hand to order and using fresh ingredients at a very reasonable price.

    Good luck!


    I 100% agree with Paul, the Cherohala Skyway is an awesome road, much better than Deals Gap and a lot less crowded. There are plenty of pull offs if you like scenic views and many, many sweepers, hairpins, and decreasing radius corners if you love to lean. The only downside is like the Dragon the speed limit is way too low, something like 35-40 mph but is rarely ever patrolled.

    I have ate at Kats once and I must say the view on the river was great and so was the sandwich. YMMV.

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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #6 on: Jul 23, 2016, 08.56 pm
    Jul 23, 2016, 08.56 pm
    If you make your way back north a little into Virginia (near Blacksburg) you can stay at the Mountain Lake Lodge where the movie Dirty Dancing was filmed.  http://www.mtnlakelodge.com

    A little further north near Syria, VA is Graves Mountain Lodge which is in the middle of Virginia Wine Country.  http://www.gravesmountain.com/

    I should also mention Cass, WV where you can make a day trip on the Cass Scenic Railroad.  http://www.cassrailroad.com/

    Lots of beautiful places in WV.
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    Re: Info requested from American friends of the east
    Reply #7 on: Jul 23, 2016, 09.20 pm
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    Exit the Parkway at Rt. 181 and at the bottom of the exit you will see Christa's Country Corner. Another place for amazing sandwiches. get her homemade bread  :152: