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Welcome to Tellico Plains

Written by The Bingham Group

The gateway to the Cherohala Skyway and the Cherokee National Forest. Here in the foothills of the Smoky Mountains, a simpler way of life prevails. Enjoy the bakery and the other shops in town that sell fine arts, crafts and furnishings. There are plenty of restaurants and places to stay.

Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center

The Cherohala Skyway Visitor Center in Tellico Plains is a “must stop” before starting up the Skyway. Come by between 9am and 5pm daily for free maps of the Skyway and Cherokee National Forest, Skyway driving conditions and local area souvenirs and gifts. Picnic tables and spotless restrooms are also available, with friendly staff waiting to welcome you with important Skyway and area information!

225 Cherohala Skyway,

Charles Hall Museum and Gift Shop

A local historian and collector since boyhood, Charles also served as mayor of Tellico Plains for 31 years. Showcased in two museum buildings are his magnificent collections of historical local pictures and documents, antique telephones, guns, Native American artifacts, coin and currency collections, a moonshine still, a 1922 Model T Ford telephone repair truck and so much more. Admission: Free

Open Daily: 10am–5pm, 229 Cherohala Skyway, 423.253.6767, [email protected]

Mountain View Cabin Rentals

If you’ve ever dreamed of staying in a cabin in the mountains, Mountain View Cabin Rentals has just the spot…all 44 units have unique décor and are located on the beautiful Tellico River, at the top of a hill, in the woods or on a private pond. Amenities include hot tubs, game rooms and grills, with prices starting at $39.95. Mountain View Cabins is biker friendly and open all year. You are sure to find something to fit your dream and your budget!

1006 Cherohala Skyway,  423.519.2000

The Leudemann family can now boast twenty years and four generations of good service and good food at the county’s only sit-down restaurant employing an executive certified chef. The Tellicafe is open seven days a week all year round serving lunch and dinner. Our professional staff can easily serve one person or one hundred with friendly, efficient service. Specialties like Fried Green Tomatoes, Trout Cakes, Fresh Prime Rib, BBQ Menu and Country Cooking keep customers coming back time after time.

128 Bank Street, 423.253.2880

Tellico Mountain Realty

Helping you make our hometown your hometown. Stop by and see one of our seasoned agents with expertise in our historic and scenic area.

418 Cherohala Skyway, 423.253.6145

email: [email protected]

Find us on facebook Tellico Mountain Realty LLC

Everhart Lumber Company, LLC

Everhart Lumber Company offers wood products from contemporary to rustic styling including wide wood slabs, post and beams, wood flooring and paneling and custom-made cabinets, furniture, millwork and mantels. Everhart has created a niche for extra wide wood slabs from huge trees that are carefully selected for their distinctively unique grain, coloring and textures. We build magnificent furniture and countertops from reclaimed materials and other sources such as Douglas Fir, Native Hardwoods, Southern Yellow Pine & Western Red Cedar. Please visit our Showroom in Tellico Plains and our online store.

911 Highway 165, 423.253.2323

Skyway Realty Land and Homes

Skyway Realty’s associates create home and land dreams​ for buyers and sellers. For buyers, we hone in on and help you select the places you are most likely interested in buying. Sellers have new dreams we help them find as we sell their current properties. We love being helpers in one of the most important decisions of your lives. We make the real estate experience enjoyable from the first call to the close and enjoy win-win transactions with everyone at the table talking to each other as friends…that’s what we all like about Tellico Plains, it’s warm, friendly, peaceful and successful. Call today 423.253.7100. Email us at [email protected] We are ready to go. Stop in and see us at our office on the Skyway…where the bears are.

411 Cherohala Skyway, 423.253.7100

The Bears Den

Rich Leudemann, owner of The Bears Den and Tellicafe, located in Tellico Plains, TN, grew up in the restaurant business. His father was a restaurant owner and passed his love of the business on to Rich. Over the years, Rich has been around the business in almost every aspect. Rich’s latest endeavor, The Bears Den, a pizza restaurant heavily influenced by his Italian heritage, is now open and already hosting live music and other wonderful events. With seating for over 80 people, you are sure to find your place. Menu consists of New York Style and Sicilian Pizza. They also have specialty pizzas and dessert pizzas, cold beer, hoagies and wings.

9188 New Hwy 68,  423.253.3361

The Bookshelf

The Bookshelf is a quaint little bookshop in the Historic District just off the Town Square. Celebrating 10 years as Monroe County’s only full-service bookstore, they offer new local history books and gently used books in all categories. Their friendly and knowledgeable staff also offers free out-of-print book searches.

Hours: Tuesday–Saturday: 10am-5pm

108 Scott Street, 423.253.3183

Nice to be Kneaded Massage

A boost to the immune system, pain relief, better sleep, headache elimination and stress reduction are just a few of the many effects of massage.  Get in touch with the many benefits of a Nice to Be Kneaded Massage and feel a better you today!

Massage by appointment only, book online.

Hours: 11am-7pm

108 A Scott Street,  423.836.4245

Tellico Vacation Rentals

Savor the serenity of your own cabin in the mountains! Choose from one to five bedrooms thats sleeps from two to ten guests. Select a cabin with a hot tub on the deck, a cozy stone fireplace or a pool table in the game room. Our cabins are ideal for a romantic getaway, a wedding or honeymoon, a family vacation or reunion. With your own kitchen, multiple bedrooms, comfortable living areas and outdoor decks, you’ll find cabin rentals to be a fabulous value for extended vacations for several couples or extended families. Our cabins are private and comfortable, each totally unique. A change in altitude creates a change in attitude!

206 Cherohala Skyway, 866.253.2254

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The Bingham Group

We are a full service advertising and marketing agency that's been in business since 1989. Our team handles everything from web development, graphic design, and videography to digital marketing and advertising as well as the production of Monroe Life, Farragut Life, and McMinn Life magazines.

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