Endless opportunity when it comes to scenic drives
One of the best parts about a vacation is slowing down and discovering hidden treasures along the way. A road trip or day trip is one of the best ways to find those hidden gems. Western North Carolina is teeming with options.

Nantahala National Forest, Mountain Waters Scenic Byway
Hideaway Point is the perfect jumping off point for a day of adventure. Pull right out of the driveway and you are at the beginning of the Mountain Waters Scenic Byway (on the Almond side). The 64.5-mile road winds through some of Western North Carolina most beautiful places. There are multiple waterfalls along this drive (Bridal Veil Falls, Dry Falls
Quarry Falls, Cullasaja Falls). Check out this brochure from a few highlights about things to see along the way.

Welcome road weary travelers!
Hideaway Point is a biker friendly property! The Mountain Waters Scenic Byway is just one of several great drives in the area. If you are into scenic drives - check out the descriptions and links below for more information about noteworthy drives near Hideaway Point.

Tail of the Dragon
The Tail of the Dragon at Deals Gap is America's number one motorcycle and sports car road - with 318 curves in 11 miles. The road is bordered by the Great Smoky Mountains and the Cherokee National Forest and only 45 minute from Hideaway Point. The historic Topoco Lodge is a great place for lunch.

The Blue Ridge Parkway
From Hideaway Point you can be on a portion of the The Blue Ridge Parkway within thirty minutes. The Blue Ridge Parkway is America's longest linear park, running 469 miles through 29 Virginia and North Carolina counties, linking Shenandoah National Park to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. You can visit the Oconaluftee Visitors Center in Cherokee to learn more about the Blue Ridge Parkway and other notable drives in Great Smoky Mountain National Park.

The Road to Nowhere
The Road to Nowhere is a short drive into Great Smoky Mountain National Park - only 20 minutes from Hideaway Point. The Road to Nowhere has an interesting history to go along with the beautiful scenery - you can learn more about it here. This is an interesting retelling  of the history with fascinating detail by local artist Ashely Hackshaw.