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    Gear Head Inn

    6280 Ela Rd, Whittier, NC 28789-8682
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          Overview
          • Excellent73%
          • Very good19%
          • Average5%
          • Poor0%
          • Terrible3%
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          “mary” (28 reviews)
          Free Wifi
          Free Parking
          Air Conditioning
          Pool
          Non-Smoking Rooms
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          Breakfast included
          Restaurant
          1.5 Star Hotel
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          1 - 5 of 52 reviews

          Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

          Super nice owners, BIG, clean rooms. Loved the outdoor movie by the firepit. Will definitely come here again! Out of the hustle of cherokee, but close enough. Owners very helpful with any questions you may have.

          Thank Joe C
          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...More

          1  Thank Robin G
          Response from GearHeadInn, Owner at Gear Head InnResponded 5 weeks ago

          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...More

          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...More

          Thank Judith A
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          • Free Parking
          • Pool
          • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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          • US$97 - US$131 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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          • Non-Smoking Rooms ,
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          • Number of rooms
          • 23
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          "ask for your favorite old car and find the room"
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          "Very quiet here, stay was very relaxing. Fire pit and pool out front. Very Clean!"
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          "It's best to voice you special needs at check in. They will do their best to accommodate you."
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          "1 story not much noise and feels very safe."
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