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Discover this Dillsboro, North Carolina hotel offering a convenient location on the Tuckasegee River, close to Sylva and central to everything Western North Carolina has to offer. With unbeatable value, a great location and unparalleled Tuckasegee River and Great Smoky Mountain views, all of our guests love this Dillsboro hotel.

Located within walking distance to downtown historic Dillsboro, the Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites is perfect for those who want to explore the area. Other area attractions also include Western Carolina University, Harrah's Cherokee Casino, Great Smoky Mountains Railroad, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Blue Ridge Parkway, Cherokee Indian Reservation, Asheville, and more. No matter what you want to see, do, or experience while in town, we guarantee you'll find it just a short distance from this Dillsboro hotel.

Inside the 100% non-smoking Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites, guests will find that the hotel's sixty-five well-appointed, impeccably clean and spacious guest rooms each come complete with cable television with HBO®, free high-speed Internet access and all the comforts of home. Other amenities at this Dillsboro hotel also include a complimentary full hot breakfast each morning, an indoor heated swimming pool, hot tub, large river deck with rocking chairs and a fitness center. Some rooms at this hotel in Dillsboro also feature a picturesque view of the tranquil Great Smoky Mountains and Tuckasegee River, and the model train in the lobby is popular with adults and kids alike.

Those traveling to this Dillsboro Best Western on business will appreciate our on-site banquet facilities, in addition to a close proximity to corporate locations such as Duke Energy, Aramark, Jackson Paper, Medwest Hospitals, Western Carolina University and Western Builders, Inc.

Make your next Dillsboro, North Carolina hotel experience unforgettable with a stay at the Best Western Plus River Escape Inn & Suites. Book online now and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Hotel Amenities

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Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
No pets allowed
Child Policy
Children 12 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 0.10 mile(s) from Western Builders Inc.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Jackson Paper
  • 2.00 mile(s) from APAC
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Southern Concrete
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Jackson County Government
  • 9.00 mile(s) from NC Dept. Transportation
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Aramark
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Balsam Mtn. Preserve
  • 17.00 mile(s) from ConMet
  • 20.00 mile(s) from CAT Caterpillar
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Nantahala Lumber Company
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Duke Power


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Historic Dillsboro
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Historic Sylva Courthouse
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Oconaluftee Village
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cowee Mountain Ruby Mine
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cherokee Indian Museum
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cherokee Reservation
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Harrah's Cherokee Casino
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cowee Ruby Mine
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Folkmoot USA, annual festival
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Downtown Waynesville Art
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Great Smoky Mountains Railroad
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Fun Factory
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Wheels Through Time


  • 0.25 mile(s) from The Huddle House, full service, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 24 hours
  • 0.50 mile(s) from The Jarrett House, deli, American, open for: lunch, dinner, Southern, seasonal.
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Kosta's Family Restaurant, full service, Greek, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Dillsboro Smokehouse, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.50 mile(s) from LuLu's on Main, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 2.50 mile(s) from Ironstone Grill, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Bogart's Restaurant, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 3.00 mile(s) from O'Malley's Pub and Grill, bar/lounge, American, open for: lunch, dinner,
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Ryan's Steakhouse, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner,


  • 7.00 mile(s) from Southwestern Community College
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Western Carolina University
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Christian Life Theology
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Tri-County Community College, two year community college
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Haywood Community College
  • 50.00 mile(s) from UNC Asheville
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Brevard College

Nearby Cities

  • 1.00 mile(s) from Sylva
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Cherokee
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Bryson City
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Franklin
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Gatlinburg, TN
  • 42.00 mile(s) from Pigeon Forge, TN
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Asheville
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Knoxville, TN


  • 0.50 mile(s) from Fisherman's paradise
  • 0.50 mile(s) from Dillsboro River Company
  • 8.00 mile(s) from golf
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Pinnacle Park
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Waterrock Knob
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Waterfalls
  • 25.00 mile(s) from The Dragon's Tail


  • 50.00 mile(s) from Asheville Regional Airport
  • 50.00 mile(s) from Amtrak train station
  • 60.00 mile(s) from McGhee Tyson Airport