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About Us
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Little Switzerland, NC Hotel

Get to Know Us

Nestled amidst the Blue Ridge Mountains, discover the enchanting town of Little Switzerland, North Carolina, named for its uncanny resemblance to the rolling foothills of the Swiss Alps. Since 1910, ownership of this historic hotel has gracefully passed from one family to another in 2023. Over the last two centuries, each family has lovingly preserved the Old-World Charm of this beloved destination, all committed to honoring the resort’s rich history and bespoke natural beauty. Switzerland Inn has become a multi-generational tradition for families worldwide, and we look forward to continuing this tradition for many more centuries to come.

Spirit of the Land
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At First Sight

In June of 1909, three men cautiously guided their mules over the rough turf covering the steep Grassy Mountain that rose before them. As they reached the open grassland that lay atop the peak, the leader of this expedition drew in his reins and sat gazing in disbelief. For as far as the eye could see, these men were surrounded by a dream of misty blue peaks and rolling green valleys, enveloping them in a surreal tableau. To the west lay Mount Mitchell, the Black Brothers and Celo. To the south, Linville Mountain, Turkey Cove, the valley of the North Fork of the Catawba River, and, in the distance, the South Mountains. To the east and northeast, Table Rock, Hawksbill, and Grandfather. Lastly, to the north sat Roan Mountain, partially obscured by the slope they stood upon and the dense canopy of chestnut trees

Our Town’s Name

These awe-inspiring, sweeping panorama views of deep valleys and distant ranges inspired the name Little Switzerland, as it bore an unmistakable resemblance to the foothills of the Swiss Alps.

Switzerland Inn

Each and every guest will be enchanted by Switzerland Inn’s old-world charm, lovingly preserved over the last century. Immerse yourself in elevated continental dining, generous accommodations, and a variety of Swiss-inspired shops, all with a scenic backdrop of the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. With its proximity to a number of area attractions, Switzerland Inn stands as a premier North Carolina lodging destination, existing as the closest accommodations to Mount Mitchell and the sole commercial establishment along the Blue Ridge Parkway.

Beauty on All Sides

Switzerland Inn’s spectacular views extend in all directions.

  • West – Mount Mitchell, the Black Brothers, and Celo
  • South – Linville Mountain, Turkey Cove, the valley of the North Fork of the Catawba River, and, the South Mountains in the distance
  • East and Northeast – Table Rock, Hawksbill, and Grandfather Mountain
  • North – Roan Mountain, partially obscured by the slope and the canopy of chestnut trees.
A Special Spot
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Blue Ridge

Escape to serenity on America's longest scenic highway. The Blue Ridge Parkway is a 470-mile masterpiece that winds through some of the region’s most breathtaking vistas and unspoiled landscapes, from the Virginia border through Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Cruise along forested ridges, averaging 3,000 feet, for a truly immersive mountain experience.

The Diamondback

Located deep within Little Switzerland, this 38-mile diamond-shaped loop includes NC 226A, US 221, Toms Creek Road, NC 80, and parts of the Blue Ridge Parkway. A thrilling ribbon of road for motorcycles and sportscars to take on, it features scenic twists, steep climbs, thrilling descents, and switchbacks that can be accessed just a few hundred feet from our hotel.

Motorcycle &
Sportscar Events

Explore winding roads and breathtaking landscapes from the seat of your motorcycle or sports car. Located between Boone and Blowing Rock to the north and Asheville and Mt. Mitchell to the south, our Inn places you along some of the region’s most scenic drives and legendary routes — like the Diamondback. It’s the ideal base camp for enthusiasts to meet and take to the open road.


Get ready to set off on inspiring outdoor adventures — from apple picking at a historic orchard to challenging climbs through steep terrain. Just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, you’ll find scenic destinations that promise adventure for all skill levels, whether you’re hunting for waterfalls, enjoy horseback riding, love the thrill of mountain biking, or lace up your boots to conquer Grandfather Mountain’s 11 trails.

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Julie le Roux – JlR Fine Art

Artist in Residency

Julie le Roux's journey began in Georgia and then continued in North Carolina. Her art is showcased regionally, including commissions for the Switzerland Inn. She recently joined artists' societies after attending her first Plein Air Convention. She is routinely inspired by the Blue Ridge Mountain terrain and birds. Julie works at the Switzerland Inn front desk—stop by to say hi! She loves connecting with fellow art enthusiasts and discussing her latest projects.

Julie's art is displayed across Switzerland Inn, including:

  • Provision Haus – custom flooring
  • The Fowl Play Pub & Taproom – chalkboard menu behind the bar
  • Inn’s Entrance Portico

Visit Julie's website by clicking HERE

Find Your Way

Getting around our Inn is half the fun. With our forested setting and impressive views, exploring the grounds holds its own rewards. Take a look at the map to get a sense of where you want to go while you’re here.