Saturday Tail, Caves, and Vino

This scenic paced drive will leave the resort and mosey up the Tail of the Dragon. We will be moving aside to not spoil others trips up the famed roadway and stopping at some of the scenic overlooks. After making our way up we will head to Tuckaleechee Caverns.( There we will take part in the 1.5 hour walking tour of the cave. Cost is $16 per person. You must be able to walk over wet uneven ground climb stairs and not be claustrophobic! This cave system is one of the largest caverns east of New Mexico! After the tour through the cavern, we will head out to lunch at:  The Riverstone Family Restaurant ( After lunch we will head over to Cades Cove Cellars (Cades Cove Cellars - Facebook) for wine tasting, purchasing, and a little relaxing and then we will eventually return back down the tail of the Dragon to our resort. 

Major stop points are here:

  • Caverns: Tuckaleechee Caverns, 825 Cavern Road, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Restaurant: Riverstone Family Restaurant, 8503 State Highway 73, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Winery: Cades Cove Cellars, 7126 East Lamar Alexander Parkway, Townsend, TN 37882
  • Resort: Fontana Village Resort, 50 Fontana Road, Robbinsville, NC 28771

This drive is just over 100 miles and scheduled to take approximately 7 hours, including stops

Group Leader: Carl Criswell, Audi A6
Pace: Moderate to Scenic