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Gear Head Inn

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Chillicothe, Ohio
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

Located between Bryson City and Cherokee, the Gearhead Inn is cute, nostalgic little motel. The owners are gracious and kind hosts. The accommodations are nice. The fixtures are original, but everything works well and is Very clean! It is very nice to have your car right outside your door, especially if you are driving one of the muscle or custom...

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GearHeadInn, Owner at Gear Head Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Hope to see you again.

Reviewed 23 March 2017

I can only say great things about this stay. The owners were amazing the motel very very clean and well kept . The rooms all had themes of old cars and were very large.Refrigerators and micro wave ovens.We will be back.

Thank fisherman65
Reviewed 31 October 2016

We really didn't know we were going to stay in the Mountains until we found the Gear head Inn. Spoke to Mary (owner) on the phone and went in and booked our stay. Room was the Charger room. Wow, it was great, very spacious and clean. Had the old time look, which is something that they have kept up and...

Thank Shelly B
Reviewed 12 September 2016

The rooms are HUGE, clean, and comfortable! Jim and Mary are Incredible....Great people! This is a perfect location...Right between Bryson City , and Cherokee . At the end of the day , Relax around the fire pit with Jim , Mary, and other guests....Perfect end to the Day!

Thank Judith A
Reviewed 5 September 2016

The owners, Jim and Mary, go above and beyond the norm to make you feel at home. Everything about the place has the personal touches we like to see when we travel. Whether you're in the Smokey Mountains for the awesome motorcycle roads(our trip this time), the train ride in Bryson City(last year) or trying to get rich at the...

Thank Tim K
Rochester, New York
Reviewed 24 August 2016

I was traveling west to east through North Carolina with my wife and granddaughter. I had planned to bypass this area of North Carolina but side trips and shopping wore me down as the day grew shorter. A quick look at the GPS for nearby hotels told me that Gear Head Inn was near. A short phone conversation secured a...

Thank Brennon M
Reviewed 8 August 2016 via mobile

Couldn't get a room this weekend because of the poker tourney at the casino and found this place. Rate was probably a little more than usual but was glad to pay it. Owner was extremely friendly and helpful. Room was clean and spacious. Didn't get a chance to use the pool but it was very clean. Covered sitting area as...

Thank 67disasters
Cumming, Georgia
Reviewed 16 June 2016

My wife and I were on the way to the casino for the weekend, and we didn't have a room (the casino hotel and its affiliates were all booked). I told my wife to get on the phone and find a place, and The Gear Head Inn was the first she found. She called and booked (the lady she spoke...

1Thank Tangent110
St Augustine
Reviewed 10 May 2016

I really hate to write this review because, all these good stops that I write about always seem to get booked but this little slice laying in the Blue Ridge is a gem. WE WILL RETURN. CLEAN , Great service friendly family owned No chain here just the way I like it. Just a few miles not only from the...

2Thank jleetw11
Rock Hill, South Carolina
Reviewed 11 December 2015

Very nice small locally owned Motel. Clean, comfortable and quiet, but could use some updating. Owners very friendly and responsive. Located close to all the attractions near Cherokee. Rates are generally cheaper than the local Chains.

1Thank 65npikit

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  • Family Rooms
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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: $134 - $181 (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”
fisherman65, 23 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very quiet here, stay was very relaxing. Fire pit and pool out front. Very Clean!”
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.”
brenn0nm, 24 Aug 2016 | Read review
“1 story not much noise and feels very safe.”
hollyi706, 12 Oct 2015 | Read review
“Firepit and loads of good conversation”
brenn0nm, 30 Jul 2015 | Read review
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