Sapphire Inn

761 E. Main St., Franklin, North Carolina, 28734 , United States | Hotel
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Day 6: Boone - Franklin

A travel blog entry by andrewandtree


6th November 2013

Start: Greene's Motel, 1377 Blowing Rock Road, Boone, North Carolina

Finish: Sapphire Inn, 761 East Main Street, Franklin, North Carolina

Miles: 241

Well we have now ticked over the 1000 mile mark for our trip. Still a few more to go! Today we started off early, around 8ish, but in rain and fog …

More Rain and Snow

A travel blog entry by stephenplante


So I'm in Franklin and it's snowing today. I can only imagine what it's doing in the mountains. The town is full of hikers. I took today off, heading back into the hills tomorrow. Let me go back a couple of days and update you on my adventure.

Did a 12 mile day and my first sunny day. It got up to 60! I'm getting stronger by …

Heading Home on the Parkway in the Clouds

A travel blog entry by sabbatical


Had an incredible day driving in the fog along the ridge in the southern Appalachians that is tracked by the Blue Ridge Parkway and incredible project. We got on at the Smoky Mountain National Park and headed North to 276 for about 50 miles, and then through Pisgah National Forest to Brevard, our home ...

Conquered the Dragon

A travel blog entry by nacrobat


I did it, I rode the Dragon and all the hype is totally warranted. Highway 129, more commonly known as the Tail off the Dragon is tough, technical and soooooo much fun! 318 twists and turns, some seriously tight, of pure adrenaline. It was a bit extra challenging due to the smattering of dead leaves on the ground. Slow and easy in spots, fast and ...

Beauty and beast

A travel blog entry by nacrobat


I am so sore from a long day of fun, aggressive riding. Finished the BRP, then did two others including one appropriately named, Hellbender. The sun was low and it was time to stop for the day. My destination so close, I pulled over at a garage in a wee place called Fontana Dam to confirm the way and distance. I was told that the motel I was looking for was closed but luckily I was right at the famous Fontana Village Resort and they were open. Oh dear, it looked like ...


This hotel, located on 761 E. Main St., Franklin, is near Franklin Gem and Mineral Museum, Nantahala River, Nantahala National Forest, and Chattooga River.
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2.50 of 5 stars Fair

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