Plan Your Trip

Where to Stay

After a long day on the Back of the Dragon, you need a great place to stay.
The following are some of our favorites in the area.

Litz Mansion

Litz Mansion

Tazewell, VA

Old Jail

The Old Jail Guest Inn

Tazewell, VA

Foxtail Orchards

Foxtail Orchards

Tazewell, VA

Comfort Inn

Comfort Inn

Bluefield, VA

15% Discount booking for Back of the Dragon Visitors

Super 8

Super 8 by Windham

Richlands/Claypool Area

Quality Inn

Quality Hotel

Bluefield, WV


We rent Slingshots!

Don’t have a motorcycle or car that will deliver a great memory, or just want a new way to experience the Back of the Dragon? We have you covered! The most exhilarating road combined with a one-of-a-kind vehicle, equals an ear to ear smile and 100% satisfaction!

The Polaris Slingshot is a three-wheeled, 172 horsepower, open air roadster. No roof, no doors and most importantly no motorcycle license needed! The Slingshot is a great way to experience the turns, switchbacks, slaloms and big views on Back of the Dragon.

We have several ways to rent.

Book online now, call us at 276-979-4288 or email us at for reservation information!!


April 1, 2023
  • Come see us at the Road to the OTR at Goose Creek Airport

    April 1, 2023
    Indian Trail, NC, USA

    Ride In, Drive In, Fly In!

April 15, 2023
  • American Legion Riley-Vest Post 9 Charity Ride

    April 15, 2023  10:00 am - 11:00 am
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Registration: 9am
    Kickstands Up: 11:30am

    Need more info? Contact Ray:

    Co-Sponsored by Cole Harley Davidson!

April 21, 2023
  • Welcome: Blue Ridge Chapter BMW CCA

    April 21, 2023 - April 23, 2023  

April 22, 2023
  • Welcome: Blue Ridge Chapter BMW CCA

    April 21, 2023 - April 23, 2023  

April 23, 2023
  • Welcome: Blue Ridge Chapter BMW CCA

    April 21, 2023 - April 23, 2023  

The Area

Tazwell, VA

Adam Hankins Photography


Tazewell is a small town developed near the headwaters of the Clinch River and is home to the Back of the Dragon Center. It has a welcoming downtown, with various restaurants and shops. It was once known as a booming coal town, attracting thousands of workers to the Pocahontas Coal Fields. Tazewell is as beautiful and proud as ever! Times have changed and Tazewell is now a booming sports car and motorcycle tourism destination. Thousands of people flock to the Back of the Dragon Center and fill the streets of this beautiful and historic town!

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Marion, VA



Tazewell and Marion are referred to as “Gateways to the Back of the Dragon”, as the Back of the Dragon connects the two beautiful small towns. Marion is named for American Revolutionary War officer Francis Marion. It is one of the few towns to be designated as an official Virginia Main Street Community and National Main Street Community. The General Francis Marion Hotel has been completely restored and has received an AAA Three-Diamond Rating. The town hosts a monthly ArtWalk with local artists and musicians, held on the second Friday of each month in May through December.

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