Completely Renovated Hotel, Now Open

Live your retro road trip dreams at Route 19 Inn & Hotel in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Route 19 Inn is the kind of hotel where Elvis, Ray, Hank, Patsy and Johnny might’ve stayed while on tour back in the day.

Whether you pull up in your Harley or your Hudson Hornet, we think it’s the kind of place you’ll want to stay on your next mountain road trip.

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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.

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The Inn

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.


Amenities to enjoy

  • Secluded setting

  • Updated mid-century modern rooms

  • 2 creeks for viewing, wading & fishing

  • Pool on-site

  • Fun photo spots including a vintage car, Tail of the Dragon Road mural and totem pole

  • Kids area with playground, carousel horse and teepee

  • Fire pit & shuffleboard

  • Gazebo

  • Charcoal grills

  • Picnic tables & pavilions

  • Gift shop


Meticulously restored! Reserve a room for your dream retro road trip today.

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