Alpine Inn

8576 Highway 226a P.o. Box 477, Little Switzerland, North Carolina 28749
Innkeeper(s): Ron & Susan Lough
  • Introduction

    Alpine Inn- NC

    The Alpine Inn is located in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. This established country inn has served the Blue Ridge Parkway continually for over 75 years. The most fantastic panoramic views can be enjoyed at Alpine Inn.

    "Clinging enchantingly to the side of Grassy Mountain", as described by Signature Magazine, guests at the Inn are assured of one of the most magnificent mountain views to be found.

    Whether you enjoy biking, hiking, reading or relaxing, you can find it here. We have been blessed by Mother Nature and the many natural attractions she has given us. We hope you will come and see a few for yourself.

    Open late April through early November.

    All occupancy rates are subject to change.

    Alpine Inn- View

    Alpine Inn-View from inn

  • Insider's Info

    Travelers are always looking for memorable and relaxing experiences. Let’s discover more through the words of our innkeepers. Many thanks to Ron & Susan Lough for sharing their own secrets with!
    Why do most travelers stay at your inn?

    Great mountain views, location, peaceful

    What are you best known for? What makes your inn unique? What do you love most about your inn?

    We are best know for the Views, and for the rustic atmosphere.
    What makes your inn unique? Hang on the side of the mountain, Leaning Lobby of Little Switzerland
    What do you love most about your inn? Interaction with the guests

    If someone has never been to your city, what is the #1 reason to come visit?

    Decompress, De-stress, get back to nature

    What’s the best compliment you have ever received about the inn?

    People saying that they feel right at home at our inn. Then they tell everybody about us.

    What’s the best kept secret about the area?

    It is still a secret!!!

    If a traveler is staying at your inn for 4 nights, what should he/she do in the area?

    You will visit Mt. Mitchell, Linville Falls, Grandfather Mountain, Gem Mining at several places, NC mining museum, Museum of NC Minerals, Crabtree Falls, hiking galore.

    Is there anything within walking distance of your inn?

    1 mile walk will get you to the bookstore/Coffee shop. Café and General Store, Post Office, 1.5 mi to Grassy Creek Falls.

    What is your favorite restaurant/food in the area?

    Within 5 miles there are several restaurants with varying dishes, from local deli food, to restaurant/Pub fare to barbeque.

    Any good area guides/websites that travelers could reference?, McDowell County Chamber Mitchell County Chamber/

    How many rooms does your inn have?

    We have 12 rooms and a 3 room Mountain Suites.

    Do you accept pets?

    No pets accepted; other establishments have designated rooms for pets.

  • Breakfast With A View

    The Alpine Inn breakfasts are enjoyed with a great view of Little Switzerland's spectacular sunrise.

    Breakfast is optional for our guests and is served on the main balcony.

    Some of our menu items include, but not limited to:

    • Home-baked breads
    • Fresh Fruits
    • Home-made Granola
  • Local Attractions

    Alpine Inn-Mt. Mitchell State Park

    Local Attractions Include:

    • Chimney Rock Park
    • Emerald Village
    • Grandfather Mountain
    • Linville Caverns
    • Mt. Mitchell State Park
    • The Orchard at Altapass