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

New!

The Carriage House

Tazewell, VA

Rentals

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, or email us at rentals@backofthedragon.com for reservation information!!

Events

September 24, 2023
  • PATD- BOTD event

    September 21, 2023  8:30 pm - September 24, 2023  9:30 pm

  • Taste of Tazewell!

    September 23, 2023  11:00 pm - September 24, 2023  8:00 pm

September 28, 2023
  • Bike Night @ Back of the Dragon

    September 28, 2023  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Ride on in for food, friends and fun!
    $12 Bike Night Burger Combo, includes drink!
    Every Thursday through the riding season!

September 30, 2023
  • Poker Run for Baby Ella

    September 30, 2023

  • Punishers Winding Roads LEMC Poker Run and Auto Show!

    September 30, 2023  8:00 am - 4:00 pm
    Dragon Fire LLC, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

October 5, 2023
  • Bike Night @ Back of the Dragon

    October 5, 2023  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Ride on in for food, friends and fun!
    $12 Bike Night Burger Combo, includes drink!
    Every Thursday through the riding season!

October 7, 2023
  • Roars and Revs @ the Back of the Dragon

    October 7, 2023  9:00 am - 12:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Cars, Bikes, Trucks, Trikes...all are welcome!

    Meet up in the Back of the Dragon parking lot at 8 AM.  

    Enjoy a delicious breakfast and wash it down with a cup of caffeine while hanging out with other road warriors and drooling over each other's rides.

    Prizes for Best in Class and Grand prize for Best in Show!

  • Oktobrewfest After-Party!

    October 7, 2023  10:00 pm - 12:00 am
    Back of the Dragon Brewery, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    After the Oktobrewfest come down to the BOTD Brewery for the after-party!
    www.tazewellchamber.com
    www.backofthedragon.com

October 12, 2023
  • Road to Bridge Ride-2023

    October 12, 2023

    Stop by the BACK OF THE DRAGON on your way to the BRIDGE RIDE!
    "Lifting Veterans to New Heights"
    The 2023 Bridge Ride is scheduled for Oct 14th and you can purchase your tickets at www.bridgeride.org

    Participate In The Gold Star Mothers Bridge Ride Event And Join Us As We Honor And Remember The 65 Post 9/11 Era Fallen. Be A Part Of Something Bigger Than Ourselves. Join Us As We Honor The Memory Of Those That Gave The Ultimate Sacrifice And Support The WV Gold Star Mothers And Their Families. Part Tribute, Part Fundraiser For The Many Things The WVGSM Do To Assist The Veteran Community. Ride With Us Across The Amazing New River Gorge Bridge ON THE 14TH Or Join Us On Friday At The WV State Capitol For A Ride Up The New River Gorge Region. Or Do Both!
    The Second Annual New River Gorge Bridge Ride Event, Hosted By Backroads WV And WV Veterans Assistance Project, Will Take Place On October 14th. This Fall Ride Across The New River Gorge Bridge Serves To Raise Funding For The  WV GOLD STAR MOTHERS To Assist Veterans’ Needs Throughout WV. The Goal Of Bridge Ride Is To Create An Annual Fall Event In The New River Gorge Area For Motorcycles And To Offer The Motorsports Community As A Whole The Opportunity To Support Regional Needs Within The Veteran’s Community Through The Non-Profit WV Veterans Assistance Project.

    Launch Point: U-Save Travel Plaza, Mt. Nebo, WV

  • Smrtman Fiat Group

    October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023  

  • Cole Harley Bike Night @ Back of the Dragon

    October 12, 2023  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    LAST OF THE SEASON!!!!
    COLE Harley will be with us for games and give-a-ways!
    LIVE MUSIC 7-9PM

    Beer Specials 5-7PM
    Ride on in for food, friends and fun!
    $12 Bike Night Burger Combo, includes drink!

October 13, 2023
  • Smrtman Fiat Group

    October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023  

  • 1st Annual Jeep Rally @ BOTD!

    October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023  
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Save the Date and check back for more info!

October 14, 2023
  • Smrtman Fiat Group

    October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023  

  • 1st Annual Jeep Rally @ BOTD!

    October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023  
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Save the Date and check back for more info!

  • Beckley Car Group

    October 14, 2023  1:15 pm - 2:15 pm

October 15, 2023
  • Smrtman Fiat Group

    October 12, 2023 - October 15, 2023  

  • 1st Annual Jeep Rally @ BOTD!

    October 13, 2023 - October 15, 2023  
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Save the Date and check back for more info!

October 19, 2023
  • Bike Night @ Back of the Dragon

    October 19, 2023  5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
    Back of the Dragon, 592 W Main St, Tazewell, VA 24651, USA

    Ride on in for food, friends and fun!
    $12 Bike Night Burger Combo, includes drink!
    Every Thursday through the riding season!

October 20, 2023
  • Mid-Atlantic States Beetle Group Rally

    October 20, 2023  10:30 am - October 22, 2023  11:30 am

  • Country Roads Miatas

    October 20, 2023  11:00 am - 12:00 pm

October 21, 2023
  • Mid-Atlantic States Beetle Group Rally

    October 20, 2023  10:30 am - October 22, 2023  11:30 am

October 22, 2023
  • Mid-Atlantic States Beetle Group Rally

    October 20, 2023  10:30 am - October 22, 2023  11:30 am

The Area

Tazwell, VA

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Tazewell

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

          

Marion

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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