Big Lynn Lodge

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Whenever you come to the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains, the Big Lynn Lodge is the place to stay! Our Lodge sits at an elevation of 3,100 feet, and overlooks the breathtaking Catawba River Valley below. After a day of touring the many area attractions, our guests can return to the Lodge, secure in the knowledge that they are going to enjoy a fine supper in our atrium dining room. The majestic splendor of the stars above and the refreshing mountain air will lull you to sleep. In the morning, our bell will call you to a bounteous breakfast; with eggs to order, sausage and bacon, pancakes, waffles, hot and cold cereals, and much more. Just imagine, the ability to return to your hotel and not have to worry about getting back into your car and driving to some restaurant; then endure a wait for a table. Here at the Big Lynn Lodge, your table is always reserved for you!

One of the most beautiful retreat centers in western North Carolina: The Big Lynn Lodge. The lodge offers its guests a relaxing atmosphere where the air is always fresh, the food is delicious, and the view is gorgeous. The lodge offers affordable rates, is open year round, and provides easy access to some of the most popular "hot spots" in western North Carolina. Please enjoy these photos of our beautiful property!

Diamondback Lodge

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Just off the Parkway at the Switzerland Inn, tucked under the trees, is the Diamondback Lodge. An 8 bedroom and 8 bath cabin with covered motorcycle parking. Each Private room is connected to a central post & beam Great Room with a Fireplace. One room has double beds. Each room offers private bath, flat screen televisions, and access to all the Switzerland Inn amenities:  swimming pool, hot tubs, restaurant, two bars, tennis, wireless access and use of all Switzerland Inn grounds.

Check in at the Switzerland Inn main office.

Skyline Village Inn

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Located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 331, the historic Skyline Inn was built by John M Greer in the side of the mountain at the entrance to a cavern, where a moonshine still was located. Construction began in 1942 and was completed in 1948 financed by the moonshine money. Mr. Greer was a master carpenter and stonemason. His handiwork is present in the wood paneling, marble floors and wood inlay tables throughout the building. Extensive remodeling has respected Mr. Greer’s vision for this unique property. The hotel has one of the most beautiful views in the North Carolina mountains. Midway between Boone and Asheville, this is an ideal spot from which to visit and roam the mountains. Close to hiking, gem mining, and a wonderful starting point for many motorcycle riding loops, including the infamous DIAMONDBACK!

A Historic place to stay in beautiful Little Switzerland where the views are AWESOME. Guest Rooms and Baths are updated but still retain the original unique vision of the Inn. The INN itself is 12,000 square feet with 16 guest rooms, with all hand-made wood paneling. A specialty Wine & Beer shop, a Restaurant facility, and to add to the ambiance of dining, a deck was built which overlooks the Catawba Valley, with a 40 mile drop-dead view.

Switzerland Inn

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Since 1910, the Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland, NC, has offered a unique experience to the traveler seeking something out of the ordinary.


Choices. That’s what your stay at the Switzerland Inn is all about. Select from spacious rooms in the Main Lodge, mountain view suites, private chalets, a honeymoon cottage complete with a fireplace, and more. We have various accommodations from which to choose, depending upon the type of experience you would like. For registered guests, all rates include use of swimming pool (in season), tennis courts, and an outdoor fire pit overlooking the mountains..

Wireless internet access is now freely available for guests staying in the Main Lodge, and other guests can access it in our magnificent lobby area. Our Chalet Restaurant, overlooking the scenic mountains of North Carolina, serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner for your convenience and pleasure. Beer, wine, and mixed beverages are available.

Little Switzerland NC has an average July temperature of a cool, pleasant 68 degrees. Switzerland Inn is located on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Mile Post 334, at the peak of The Diamondback Motorcycle and Sports Car Route. The Inn, the Shops at Little Switzerland and the Switzerland Inn Chalet Restaurant are within one or two hours driving distance of Asheville, Charlotte, Hickory, and Johnson City. Perhaps even faster if you're on a motorcycle.

Timberline Vacation Rentals

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Timberline Vacation Rentals

Cozy rustic cabins with modern luxuries and crackling fireplaces, artist’s retreats with inspiring views, fairway side condos with mountain views and a short stroll to the club house, honeymoon hideaways with private decks overlooking endless mountain ranges and emerald green valleys; all these and more are yours in one of the NC mountain area’s most unique and historical locations, Little Switzerland.

TIMBERLINE PROPERTIES is the area’s premier vacation rental agency, bringing vacationers quality properties at reasonable rates. Timberline homes are only an hour drive from Asheville, 2 hours from Charlotte and just a short drive from Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Linville Gorge and numerous scenic waterfalls and historic sites. Artist’s studios abound in the area and Penland School is less than 15 minutes away from many of the homes. Timberline’s homes are carefully selected to provide a wonderful mountain vacation experience where you will truly feel that your accommodation is your own “personal” mountain vacation retreat. Call TIMBERLINE PROPERTIES for information on available accommodations for a week, a month, or a season. 

Wildacres Retreat Convention Center

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Wildacres Retreat is a conference center offering its facilities to non-profit groups conducting educational or cultural programs on topics such as music, art, science, religion, lapidary, craft and writing. It is also available for staff and board retreats for non-profit organizations.

At an elevation of 3,300 feet, Wildacres is situated on 1,600 acres atop Pompey's Knob, a mountain near the Blue Ridge Parkway in Little Switzerland, North Carolina.

Conference center facilities at Wildacres Retreat include indoor meeting spaces of various sizes; a 165 seat indoor auditorium for lectures and concerts; a 200 seat amphitheater for outdoor gatherings; a fully equipped lapidary workshop and pottery studio; a dining hall serving three family style meals daily; and 57 double-occupancy bedrooms, each with a private bath.


Mile marker 334, Blue Ridge Parkway



McDowell & Mitchell Counties, North Carolina

Close to Asheville, closer to Mother Nature.