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Little Switzerland

North Carolina

Iconic Little Switzerland, NC was created in 1910 by North Carolina Judge Heriot Clarkson. He described it as "the beauty spot of the Blue Ridge" and we agree! Judge Clarkson's dream was to develop a summer colony to be enjoyed as a seasonal get-away for "flat-landers" suffering from the summer heat. His unique land restrictions have suppressed commercial development, preserving mountain views for future generations.

The Blue Ridge Parkway runs through Little Switzerland. Take the exit at Milepost 334/Little Switzerland. To the left, affectionately known as "uptown" you'll find the Switzerland Inn Resort, the Chalet Restaurant, Fowl Play Pub, and unique shops. To the right, along The DiamondbackNC/NC 226-A, "downtown" Little Switzerland includes the Switzerland Cafe and General Store, Little Switzerland Books and Beans, and the Artisan League of Little Switzerland Art Gallery.

Approach Little Switzerland by taking the Blue Ridge Parkway Milepost 331 exit to pick up NC 226-A/The DiamondbackNC. This winding road opens to spectacular views as you drive past the Skyline Village Inn, Dual Sports Motorcycle Rentals, Big Lynn Lodge, and "downtown" Little Switzerland before arriving at the Alpine Inn.

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