In the glory days of road trips, when you wanted to motor West, Route 66 was the highway that’s the best. But in the East, it was U.S. Highway 19 to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park of North Carolina and Tennessee.
In 1948, during the height of the road-trip era, Rocky Waters Motel opened to travelers along that iconic highway to the North Carolina mountains.
Today, it’s revitalized and reopened in midcentury mountain style as Route 19 Inn in scenic Maggie Valley, NC, near Waynesville, Cherokee and Asheville.
Whether you’re looking for a classic hotel room, deluxe creek-side balcony room, 2-room suite, cabin, or cozy camper-style glamping, this roadside motor lodge has you covered.
It’s the perfect place to recharge before exploring nearby attractions including the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cataloochee Ski Area, Harrah’s Cherokee Casino, Wheels Through Time Museum, Tail of the Dragon Road, waterfalls, whitewater rafting, horseback riding, snow skiing and tubing, fishing, shopping, dining and more.