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About Us
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Little Switzerland, NC Hotel

Get to Know Us

Take a European escape without the jet lag. Nestled amid the Blue Ridge Mountains, our town earned its name for its resemblance to the rolling foothills of the Swiss Alps. At our historic hotel in Little Switzerland, NC, the Jensen family invites to you step back and relax in a sanctuary where our region’s Old World charm has been lovingly preserved for generations. We welcome you as a guest and look forward to making you feel like part of the family.

Spirit of the Land
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At First Sight

In June of 1909, three men guided their mules over the rough turf covering the steep Grassy Mountain that rose before them. As they reached the open grassland at the peak, the leader drew in his reins and gazed in disbelief. As far as the eye could see, they were surrounded by misty blue peaks and rolling green valleys.

Our Town’s Name

These sweeping views inspired the name Little Switzerland, as the area bore an unmistakable resemblance to the foothills of the Swiss Alps.

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.

Switzerland Inn

Guests are enchanted by our Inn’s Old World charm, lovingly preserved for generations. Immerse yourself in elevated continental dining, generous accommodations, and a selection of Swiss-inspired shops. With its proximity to several area attractions — the closest accommodations to Mount Mitchell and the sole commercial establishment along the Blue Ridge Parkway — our Inn is a premier lodging destination in North Carolina.

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.

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.