Fall FIAT on the Dragon UNPLUGGED announcement...

October 15-18, 2020
This drive will be a road trip style drive with a different hotel each night. routes have been planned but you will be responsible for your own accommodations and food. Our routes will cover the Diamondback, The Devil's Whip, Blue Ridge Parkway, Moonshiner 28, Tail of the Dragon and more.
Due to the COVID restrictions, we will be limiting the numbers for the fall drive to 15 cars. Dates and Hotels have been picked. If you want to join us for some amazing fall driving, be sure to message me this week. There will not be a sign-up, just instructions on where to get hotel reservations.

Details for the Fall FIAT on the Dragon...
Please make hotel reservations by this weekend as most of the group locks will be expired soon.

Meet and check-in at Skyline Village Inn
Skyline Village Inn
12255 NC-226
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Phone: (828) 765-9394 

Call for reservations and tell them you are with FIAT on the Dragon group

We will have dinner as a group at the Skyline Village Inn Thursday evening.

Depart Skyline Village Inn after breakfast by 9am or sooner. We will drive the Diamond Back and the Devil’s Whip first thing, then we will spend some very scenic time on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Our lunch destination is at Highlands, North Carolina, about 140 miles of scenic driving. Once we arrive in Highlands, we will have a lunch stop at our favorite Mountain Fresh Grocery, an upscale grocery offering a butcher, bakery & wine shop, plus a deli, grill & wood-fired pizza. Choose from a variety of great food and stock up on adult beverages while you are there, the selection is vast.

Once lunch is finished, we will wind our way up Highway 28 past Bridal Veil Falls on to Wayah Road towards our Fontana Village destination about 85 miles away. Once checked in at Fontana Village, you will have a little time to freshen up and relax before our short drive to the Historic Topoco Lodge for dinner. They are currently on 50% seating capacity so we will need to be flexible for the dinner timing. Fontana Village is also a dinner option for those who may want to relax.

Fontana Village Resort
300 Woods Rd
Fontana Dam, NC 28733
Phone: 1-800-849-2258
Call for reservations and tell them you are with FIAT on the Dragon group

We will depart Fontana Village after breakfast and explore the area. We will take a quick run-up to the Cherohala Skyway, then back to the “Hillclimb” Road for some amazing views. We will work out lunch on the fly. The 129Hub is a great place for lunch if the timing is good. After this, we will wind our way toward the Tail of the Dragon for a few runs on the famous road. When you have had enough, we can head on towards our Saturday night stop in Townsend, Tennessee at the Tremont Lodge & Resort. Once checked in, please find your way over to the Abbey for some beer and social time.

Sunday is open and is usually a travel day for most. After breakfast, say your farewells and depart.

Tremont Lodge & Resort
7726 E. Lamar Alexander Pkwy
Townsend, TN 37882
Phone: 1-865-448-3200
Call for reservations and tell them you are with FIAT on the Dragon group

Message me if you would like to join us. We are limiting this drive to 15 cars and already have almost 10 going.