DRIVING DIRECTIONS


From Asheville


Take I-40 West and exit onto 74 and 23 near Canton. Take 74 and 23 West past Waynesville, Sylva, and Bryson City. Turn right onto 28 North.  Turn left onto 143 which will bring you into Robbinsville. Turn right on 129 North and continue for approximately 6-1/2 miles. Turn left at the Santeetlah and Thunderbird Mountain sign. Turn left into the Great Camps of the Smokies sales center, located at the Santeetlah Lakeside development (approximately 1/2 mile on the left).

TOTAL DISTANCE FROM ASHEVILLE: 95 miles

DRIVING TIME: 1:30 hours


From Atlanta


Take I-75 North to I-575 North. This becomes Route 5. At the town of Ellijay GA, it becomes Route 76. Stay on 76 and turn left on Route 60 North (to Mineral Bluff). At Mineral Bluff take a right onto Spur 60 North into North Carolina, then right on Route 64 into Murphy, which joins 19/129 North. Stay on 129 past Andrews, to Robbinsville. Continue on 129 for approximately 6-1/2 miles. Turn left at the Santeetlah and Thunderbird Mountain sign. Turn left into the Great Camps of the Smokies Sales Office, located at the Santeetlah Lakeside development (approximately 1/2 mile on the left).

TOTAL DISTANCE FROM ATLANTA: 138 miles

DRIVING TIME: 2:30 hours


From Knoxville


Route taking you through the Tail of the Dragon, world famous touring road for motorcycles and sports cars. Take 129 South from I-40 in Knoxville (follow signs to the airport). Bear right staying on 129 just past the airport. Highway 411 will join 129 near Maryville. Continue south on 129/411. Turn left on 129. Continue on 129 through countryside, along the Little Tennessee River and then begin climbing to the North Carolina border on 129 aka Tail of the Dragon. You will enter North Carolina at Deal's Gap, pass the Cheoah Dam, and drive along the Cheoah River. Turn right at the Santeetlah and Thunderbird Mountain sign. Turn left into the Great Camps of the Smokies Sales Office, located at the Santeetlah Lakeside development (approximately 1/2 mile on the left).

TOTAL DISTANCE FROM KNOXVILLE: 88 miles

TRAVEL TIME: 1:45 hours


From Chattanooga


Take I-75 North and take any of the following crossovers to US 411: US 64 at Cleveland, TN 163 at Calhoun, TN 39 at Athens. From US 411 take TN 39 east and then TN 68 east into Tellico Plains. Take TN 165 (Cherohala Skyway) into North Carolina. The Skyway becomes NC 143 in North Carolina. Continue on NC 143 to US 129.  Turn left on 129 for approximately 5-1/2 miles. Turn left at the Santeetlah and Thunderbird Mountain sign. Turn left into the Great Camps of the Smokies Sales Office, located at the Santeetlah Lakeside development (approximately 1/2 mile on the left).

TOTAL DISTANCE FROM CHATTANOOGA: 120 miles

TRAVEL TIME: 2:45 hours


 

Although beautifully secluded, The Dragonfly Cottage is surprisingly accessible, located just 2 hours north of Atlanta, GA, and 11/4 hours from both Knoxville, TN and Asheville, NC.


An excellent executive airport is located within one half hour from the Great Camps, able to accommodate any executive jet. In addition, various helicopter landing sites are provided in the communities. Excellent dining and shopping are available in the immediate area and in a number of nearby quaint towns.

Rustic. Elegant. Hidden.


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