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Due to continued COVID-19 restrictions the Switzerland Inn and Chalet Restaurant will only be offering breakfast and dinner services to members and hotel guests only throughout the remainder of the 2020 season. Walk-ins will not be accommodated in dining room, outdoor terrace or the Fowl Play Pub.

Lunch will be available to the public 11:30 until 2:00 PM, on a first come first served basis. Please note during October our waitlist is typically booked prior to 2:00 PM. There is no guarantee of a table. At 2:00 PM the resort will become private to guests and members. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. We look forward to being able to accommodate everyone in 2021.


Diamondback Sign

Where can you find more than 190 steep, climbing curves in just 12 miles? The Diamondback - North Carolina's last alternate route!

Sweeping curves, amazing scenery and cool mountain breezes make the Diamondback, NC 226A, one of WNC's last great mountain roadways.

The Diamondback is loaded with switchbacks looping almost 360-degrees. Runs of S-curves climb and twist sharply as they snake through lush green forest in route to the Blue Ridge Parkway just above Spruce Pine, North Carolina.

This heavily wooded trek, from Marion in McDowell County to Switzerland Inn, on the edge of Mitchell County, NC is an exciting and challenging drive. Two-lanes of smooth, well-marked pavement are flanked by rocky outcroppings, shear drop-offs and quick, tight hairpin curves.

The Diamondback Lodge at Switzerland Inn is an ideal base camp for your motorcycle or sportscar group. Book your reservation now!

For our international and airline travelers we highly recommend booking a personalized tour with Blue Strada Tours or Tour with Tamela.

With Blue Strada Tours Bill Kniegge, a motorsports and motorcycle industry veteran of some 30+ years, will lead you and your friends on a tour that takes in some of the most challenging roads and beautiful scenery in America. Come discover for yourselves why motorcyclists from all over the world are coming to North Carolina to ride the perfect, endless, twisty roads found in the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains.

Tamela Rich leads tours for motorcyclists in the United States and abroad. She also develops custom itineraries for those who want to tour without a guide. Get in touch for custom touring services.