Local Amenities

Places to Go, Things To Do, Sites To See, Places To Stay

There is so much to explore in Western North Carolina.  From a quick ride on the Blue Ridge Parkway to digging for gold at one of our many Gem Mining location. Climb Grandfather Mountain and discover the local flora and fauna native to this region, or travel to Mount Mitchell, the highest peak east of the Mississippi. Feeling artsy? Don't miss out on Penland School, then rest after your long day of golf at one of our local Inns, Switzerland Inn & Pine Bridge Inn.

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Local Restaurants

Need a place to eat durinr your round of golf, or your stay in our area? Staying for a few days and looking for a great lunch or dinner venue? Check out our favorite local eateries below! And be SURE to try our all new #3 Grill right here inside the club!  You can find more complete listings at the McDowell and Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce sites.


#3 Grill at Grassy Creek Golf & Country Club
828-520-1475
2360 Swiss Pine Lake Dr.  Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Lunch served Tues ~ Sun.  Right on the Golf Course!

Mountain View Restaurant
828-766-9670
5253 Hwy 226 N, Spruce Pine (junction of 226 & 226A)
Lunch & Dinner, Sweeping Views

Switzerland Inn Chalet Restaurant
828-765-2153
86 High Ridge Rd, Little Switzerland
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Views of Blue Ridge

DT’s Blue Ridge Java
828-766-8008
169 Locust St, Spruce Pine
Breakfast & Lunch

Switzerland Cafe
828-765-5289
9440 Hwy 226A, Little Switzerland
Lunch (7 days) through November

 

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Locally Owned Accommodations

Near the Parkway in Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland

Switzerland Inn
86 High Ridge Road 
Little Switzerland 
phone: 800-654-4026 

Alpine Inn
226 Old Little Switzerland Drive 
Little Switzerland
Phone: 828-765-5380

Big Lynn Lodge
10860 Hwy 226A
Spruce Pine
Phone: 800-654-5232

Bear Den Campground and Cabins
Mile 324.8 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Spruce Pine
Phone: 828-765-2888

Spruce Pine Pine Valley Motel
11827 Hwy 226 South
Spruce Pine
Phone: 828-765-6276

Richmond Inn B&B
51 Pine Avenue 
Spruce Pine
Phone: 828-765-6993

Burnsville

Carolina Country Inn
600 W. Main Street 
Burnsville
Phone: 828-682-6033

Terrell House B&B
109 Robertson Street 
Burnsville
Phone: 828-682-4505

Marion

Inn at Blue Ridge
17677 Hwy 221 North
Marion
Phone: 828-756-7001

The Cottages at Spring House Farm
219 Haynes Road
Marion
Phone: 877-738-9798

Boone Area

The Mast Farm Inn
2543 Broadstone Road
Banner Elk
Phone: 828-963-5857
You can find more accommodations listings at the McDowell and Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce sites.
House and Cabin Rentals

Blue Ridge Parkway Cabin Rentals
Five minutes from Altapass and right off the Blue Ridge Parkway
phone: 919-602-6722

Blue Ridge for Rent
(various locations)
phone: 828-278-8070

Fall Creek Cabins
Five minutes from Blue Ridge Parkway and 15 minutes to Boone
phone: 336-877-3131

Hawksnest Cabin
86 Saddlebrook Drive
Burnsville
phone: 731-217-5750

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Marion Rentals
Burnsville Rentals

Waterfalls, Hikes, Parks

Crabtree Falls     11 miles
 
Mt. Mitchell State Park     31 miles
 
Linville Falls     12 miles
 
Grandfather Mountain     29 miles

Historic Sites

Historic Dellinger Grist Mill     20 miles

The Historic Orchard at Altapass   6 Miles

Minerals & Mines

 
Emerald Village     8 miles

Art Galleries

Toe River Arts Council (Spruce Pine Gallery)     6 miles
 
OOAK Gallery     15 miles