Local Area


Nestled in the quaint city of Forest City, NC the Gardo's Motel is just minutes from Tyron, Shelby, Spindale and Rutherford. 

This Forest City, NC motel is near many area attractions, including Lake Lure, Chimney Rock and the Blue Ridge Foothills is an ideal destination all year long. Forest City is located six miles east of Rutherfordton, the county seat, and is situated in the foothills of the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains of North Carolina. Just over two miles from our Forest City hotel is a car enthusiast's dream. At Bennett's Classic Cars, you can check out a museum that features 52 antique cars, trucks and tractors. You'll see everything from a 1928 Buick to a sleek 1975 Corvette. The town is interconnected by three US highways, 74, 221, 64, and one state highway 108. Forest City is only 15 minutes away from the Tryon International Equestrian Center.  

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