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post #1 of 20 Old May 24th, 2007, 10:34 pm Thread Starter
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Great place to stay in Robbinsville, NC

Hi Gang,
Just got back from a wonderful week riding the fabulous roads around Robbinsville (The Dragon, Cherohala Skyway etc.). Originally, we were going to stay at the Blue Boar Inn but after we got there we discovered the entrance to the Inn was a mile and half of the most impossible gravel road you have ever seen. They apologized and sent us to the Blue Waters Mountain Lodge, about 4 miles west of Robbinsville on Hwy. 129.

I can't say enough about this place. The decor was rustic but everything was absolutely modern. The Inn is owned and run by a terrific couple, Maury and Mike Stewart. She does all the cooking and is a gourmet cook. The food was out of sight. In front of the Inn is a lake with a sitting area that is perfect for afternoon libations.

I travel for a living so I stay in a lot of hotels and motels - this place is special.

www.bluewatersmtnl.com

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post #2 of 20 Old May 25th, 2007, 7:39 am
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Blue Boar Inn

Thanks for review and suggestion.
Sorry you missed the opportunity to stay at the Blue Boar. A group of us stayed there on our way to CCR last summer and it was fabulous. If we had known the road to the Inn was steep, gravel, washed out in some spots and many challenging turns... we probably would not have booked our stay there. That being said, once we left the Skyway and started up to the Inn we were committed (or should have been) and pressed on. We all arrived unscathed and were not disappointed. The grounds, rooms, food and hospitality were fabulous. Taking an evening and early morning dip in the lake was very refreshing. The girls stayed at the lodge in the AM while the boys went and played on the Dragon. Then we picked them up and headed down to CCR.
For those who are adventuresome I highly recommend the Blue Boar Inn. http://www.blueboarinn.com/accommodations.html

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We stayed at the Tapoco Lodge(2 miles from the Dragon) on 129 and loved it. The owners are very bike friendly and there are even trials on site to hike. Did I mention 2 miles from the Dragon?

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Micro Inn

I think that how you spell it. Motorcycle friendly, all space up front for MC. Stayed there a time or two.
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When we were in Robbinsville last year we stayed at the MicroTel as well. Nice rooms and concrete, rather than asphalt, bike parking in the front. There was a little BBQ place just down the street that was very good as well. They had reasonable rates and reservations can be made online. They also have free breakfast.
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When we were in Robbinsville last year we stayed at the MicroTel as well. Nice rooms and concrete, rather than asphalt, bike parking in the front. There was a little BBQ place just down the street that was very good as well. They had reasonable rates and reservations can be made online. They also have free breakfast.
and a box of clean, older towels at the front desk for motorcyclists to use for their daily cleaning rituals.

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and a box of clean, older towels at the front desk for motorcyclists to use for their daily cleaning rituals.
"motorcyclists"? Or "posers"? The rain'll clean it just fine.
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I've stayed at the Tuskeegee Motel at least 4 times now...maybe more. It's WAY cheap. It's clean. It's perfectly located. And the owners are friendly. Heck! They even send me a Christmas card evey year.
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"motorcyclists"? Or "posers"? The rain'll clean it just fine.
Perhaps both.

I used one to clean my windshield of bugs from the previous day. The 2 HD riders next to me in the parking lot did a complete front-to-back detail before they left for the day's riding. They spent an hour cleaning their bikes. To each his own, I guess.

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another great palce

for another great place to stay is the Ironhorse Motorcycle Lodge just outside Robbinsville in Stecoah. Great people, great place and great food.
http://www.ironhorsenc.com/ or 828-479-3864. You can't go wrong here!

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By the time I left Ft. Benning and got to Robbinsville in the rain, I was glad to just have a clean room and a bed. Older motel just on the south edge of town on the right. Little old lady was very polite and the bed was great!

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I've stayed at the Tuskeegee Motel at least 4 times now...maybe more. It's WAY cheap. It's clean. It's perfectly located. And the owners are friendly. Heck! They even send me a Christmas card evey year.
They may send sexy Joe a card every year, but the ONLY time that I stayed there I couldn't get over the microscopic soap, the bath towel was the size of a wash towel, and you need 4 pillows to keep your head off of the mattress!

Otherwise, the place and the grounds were clean. The guy that owns it is AMERICAN and he is a nice guy!

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They may send sexy Joe a card every year, but the ONLY time that I stayed there I couldn't get over the microscopic soap, the bath towel was the size of a wash towel, and you need 4 pillows to keep your head off of the mattress!

Otherwise, the place and the grounds were clean. The guy that owns it is AMERICAN and he is a nice guy!
10-4 on the nice folks who own and manage the Tuskegee Motel, but it doesn't make up for the paper-thin walls and beds designed by the Marquis de Sade. I'm sorry, but a rock-bottom affordable price doesn't cut it. I needs my sleep, and I checked out of the Tuskegee after one night, moving to the Microtel. Lots less character than the Tuskegee, lots better sleep. To top it off, the old-school motel setup of the Tuskegee encourages people to sit outside and talk all night. Outside... right outside your window. It was a looooong night of no sleep.

No, I'm not kidding.

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They may send sexy Joe a card every year, but the ONLY time that I stayed there I couldn't get over the microscopic soap, the bath towel was the size of a wash towel, and you need 4 pillows to keep your head off of the mattress!

Otherwise, the place and the grounds were clean. The guy that owns it is AMERICAN and he is a nice guy!
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10-4 on the nice folks who own and manage the Tuskegee Motel, but it doesn't make up for the paper-thin walls and beds designed by the Marquis de Sade. I'm sorry, but a rock-bottom affordable price doesn't cut it. I needs my sleep, and I checked out of the Tuskegee after one night, moving to the Microtel. Lots less character than the Tuskegee, lots better sleep. To top it off, the old-school motel setup of the Tuskegee encourages people to sit outside and talk all night. Outside... right outside your window. It was a looooong night of no sleep.

No, I'm not kidding.

HOPE I DIE BEFORE I GET OLD!!!
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Right on cue.

All I can say is, if you had been there and heard the crapfest my wife and I had to put up with you wouldn't have stayed the night. Is that the hotel's fault? Of course not. It's just that their setup and the shoji paper walls made it possible, and likely to reoccur.

Add a lousy bed to that and it just doesn't work for us. I'm glad you're happy with it, I understand your reasons for preferring it, and that's cool. You just won't be seeing me there. That may be reason enough to keep going back!

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HOPE I DIE BEFORE I GET OLD!!!
My wife says the same thang!

I am not old, it's just that Howard and I are right!

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I am not old, it's just that Howard and I are right!
Oh boy! You must have forgotten already . . .


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Joe almost got it right

With apologies to Mr. Meese for use of his humorous post... see the attachment.

And Brent, you oughta know by now that one is never "right" when debating with Messy13. The debate stops when one of us throws in the towel, and it's always the other guy...
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And Brent, you oughta know by now that one is never "right" when debating with Messy13. The debate stops when one of us throws in the towel, and it's always the other guy...
A - It's Brett, not Brent. (Open mouth, insert foot, rinse, repeat...)

B - Some races are sprints, and some are a matter of endurance. When you go toe to toe with messenger13, you best be prepared for the long haul!

C - Hope I die before I get old!!!
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Yahooooooo

The debate stops when one of us throws in the towel, and it's always the other guy... [/QUOTE]

If I threw a towel from the Tuskegee no one would ever see it!

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