Directions and Lodging

Lodging

The race is now starting and finishing at the Pinnacle Inn Resort on Beech Mountain.

Stay at the resort and roll right out to the start on Sunday morning! Click here or call to book your lodging.

Other Beech Mountain Lodging and Rentals

Break away from chain establishments and select from an assortment of unique and eclectic lodging options on Beech. From budget to luxury, from standard lodge rooms to spacious vacation homes, there’s a fit just for you. Go to www.beechmtn.com/lodging/ for more info.

Driving Directions:

Pinnacle Inn Resort
301 Pinnacle Inn Road
Beech Mountain, NC 28604

***Your GPS device most likely will NOT get you to the Pinnacle Inn if you put in the address. Please follow the written directions below, or use Google Maps***

Click here for a Google map to the Pinnacle Inn Resort.

From Florida (East Coast):

Take I-95N until intersection ofI-26 in South Carolina. Go on I-26 until intersecting I-85 (near Spartanburg). Continue on I-85 for approximately 7 miles until you come to the US 221 exit (Chesnee exit). Take 221 North towards Linville, North Carolina. Follow directions below from Linville.

From Florida (West Coast):

Take I-75 North to Atlanta. Follow directions below from Atlanta.

From Atlanta:

Take I-85 North to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Just beyond Spartanburg take the US 221 exit. Follow US 221N until Linville, North Carolina. See directions below from Linville.

From Charlotte:

Take I-77 North to I-40 at Statesville, North Carolina. Continue on I-40 West towards Hickory. Near Hickory, take US 321 North to Boone, North Carolina. See directions below from Boone.

From Greensboro:

Take I-40 West to Winston-Salem, and then take US 421 North to Wilkesboro. Continue on 421N into Boone. See directions below from Boone.

From Roanoke:

Take I-81 South (to Abingdon) to US 58 South (to Damascus) to VA 91 South to Mountain City, TN. Intersect US 421 South to Boone, NC. See directions below from Boone.

From Knoxville:

Take I-40 East to I-81 North to I-26 South (Johnson City) to Tennessee 67 East (go through Elizabethton) to US 321S and 19E (to Roan Mountain). Take 19E until you cross the state line, and then take a left onto US 194 North just past Elk Park, North Carolina. Take a left turn onto 184N/Beech Mountain Parkway and go up the mountain about 3.5 miles until you crest the mountain. At the Pinnacle Inn sign, take a right onto Elderberry Ridge Road. Follow the road and bear left at the next sign.

From Boone:

In Boone, turn left onto US 105 South. Take 105 for about 12 miles, and then at the traffic light turn right onto 184 North. Follow 184N approximately 5 miles, which brings you into Banner Elk. See directions below from Banner Elk.

From Linville:

In Linville, take US 105 North for approximately 5 miles. Turn left on US 184 North and go approximately 5 miles, which brings you into Banner Elk. Follow directions below from Banner Elk.

From Banner Elk:

At the traffic light take a left, continuing on 184N, go about 2 tenths of a mile and veer off to the right (184N/Beech Mountain Parkway). Start up the mountain and go about 3.5 miles until you crest the mountain. At the Pinnacle Inn sign, take a right onto Elderberry Ridge Road. Follow the road and bear left at the next sign.

I can not emphasize strongly enough that GPS systems are unreliable in the High Country. Furthermore, mobile phones have very little if any reception around the race courses. Please plan accordingly.

I CANNOT ALTER START TIMES OR GIVE REFUNDS IF YOU ARE LATE.

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