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Place to stop NJ to SMNP?

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Place to stop NJ to SMNP?

I'm trying to figure out where is a little better than halfway from central NJ to Gatlinburg. We'd like to drive about 7 1/2- 8 hours and spend the night somewhere in Virginia (?). Can anyone advise me where that might be. It would be about 4 - 41/2 hours drive the 2nd day in. Thanks!

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1. Re: Place to stop NJ to SMNP?

There are numerous nice chain hotels along exits along I 81 in VA. You can find Best Western's, Holiday Inn's, etc. Sheridan Livery Inn and Restaurant is a great place to stop for the night and have dinner in Lexington, VA.

Sheridan Livery Inn & Restaurant @ 35 North Main St., Lexington, VA 540 - 464 - 1887.

http://www.sheridanliveryinn.com/

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Harrisonburg, VA is a nice town to stop for the night. Joshua Wilton House is a nice inn and restaurant.

Joshua Wilton House @ 412 South Main St., Harrisonburg, VA 540 - 434 - 4464.

http://joshuawilton.com/

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It is about an 7 hour trip for us, which we usually do in one day. Sometimes to save a day we will leave the evening before and drive to Wytheville, VA. From there it is only a 2 1/2 - 3 hour drive to Pigeon Forge. There are a lot of antique stores in the Wytheville area if that is of any interest to you. There are plenty of hotels in the area. I wish I could recommend one. We always stayed in the Motel 6 at Lithia Road, because it was OK and inexpensive just to stop and sleep a little before continuing on to TN. However, we were there last week, and it suddenly occurred to us how rundown and outdated it had become since we started going there, so I would say avoid this Motel 6, but Wytheville is still a good place for a break in the trip.

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4. Re: Place to stop NJ to SMNP?

There's a nice Best Western at Wytheville near the I 81. PJ's has good pizza and Peking has good Chinese food. Good luck.

Best Western @ 355 Nye Road, Wytheville, VA 276 - 228 - 7300.

http://www.wythevilleinn.com/

C J's Pizza @ 1025 West Lee Highway, Wytheville, VA 276 - 228 - 8448.

Peking Chinese Restaurant @ 105 Malin Drive, Wytheville, VA 276 - 228 - 5515.

http://www.pekingva.com/

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5. Re: Place to stop NJ to SMNP?

Queezi, it is exactly 4 hrs from the Salem or Roanoke VA area to Pigeon forge. There is a Quality Inn, Comfort Inn, and a Super 8 right off I81. I like the Howard Johnsons on Skyview rd because it has a really nice view of the mountains here.

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