Made a last minute reservation and was really impressed. Beautiful property with all kinds of outdoor amenities and activities. Restaurant on property was an easy decision. Watched the sunrise sitting in the rocking chairs provided outside, plus we really enjoyed our balcony room with a mountain view. Strolled the grounds in the morning...cute little village with shops and landmarks. The only drawbacks for us were the musty room smell and the mattresses that might have been from the 50's...very uncomfortable. But that is not enough to discourage us from visiting again!
Decided to stay at the Switzerland Inn as its is just off the Blue Ridge Parkway and offers a real getaway from the usual town. In checking out their accommodations I saw where they have 4 A-Frame cabins that are so cozy and offer a totally different experience. They don't have kitchen capability but the Chalet restaurant at the Inn, the LS General Store and Switzerland Inn pub offer all the on site choices you'll need. The cabin was clean and well appointed with all the items you'd need. The bathroom was large and had a walk-in shower. Beside the Master bedroom there is a spiral staircase to an upper level that would be perfect for kids.
We spent a weekend in June at the Switzerland Inn. We stayed in the Heidi Suite 4 overlooking the mountains, an amazing view of the Inn and the mountains. The room was very spacious and convenient to the restaurant and common areas but far enough away to be decently private. We ate at the restaurant for breakfast, lunch, and dinner every day and really enjoyed the food. We got drinks from the bar and the pub. We explored their shops. We walked to the waterfall across and down the street which was very beautiful, not too strenuous but if you have trekking poles then bring them with you. The customer service was outstanding. They really make you feel important and that they want you to have the best time. We were there as a couple with my husband’s parents. We each got a massage at the resort which was also a highlight of our trip! We can’t wait to go back and to bring more of our family with us next time! I recommend driving or walking into town to check out the bookstore and coffee shop too. Overall we had a great experience and had a nice and relaxing trip which is exactly what we were hoping for.
I was so pleased to find Little Switzerland and Switzerland Inn. I live only a couple of hours away, and my NC mountain trips are usually closer to the Smokies. But needing a getaway, I reserved one of the solo rooms at Switzerland Inn, in the Diamondback Lodge, at a very reasonable rate. When I checked in (on a Monday), the front desk staff upgraded me to a room in the main lodge! It was very comfortable, spotlessly clean, had a small refrigerator, coffee maker, great WiFi reception, and even good cell phone reception. The bathroom was spacious, with plenty of room at the sink. On-site dining was excellent, with a full breakfast, lunch, and either fine dining or pub fare for dinner. I was so comfortable and pleased with this room that I decided to extend my stay from three nights to five, fully expecting to pay the lodge rate for the additional nights. Much to my delight, the same reasonable rate applied for all five nights! The front desk staff couldn’t have been more accommodating or friendlier. I must also mention that they were following all recommendations for COVID protection. Guests and staff were all wearing masks. I felt very safe.
Little Switzerland was developed in the early 20th century, when wealthy residents of Charlotte, NC sought a cooler mountain climate in the summer. The property on which Switzerland Inn was built has a magnificent view, to the southeast, over rolling ridges. This primo spot high on the cool Blue Ridge happened to be adjacent to the proposed Blue Ridge Parkway, and Little Switzerland negotiated its own exit in the 1930’s. The original inn was replaced in the 1970’s, and additional lodging choices have been added through the years. All the buildings are well maintained, and the lodge rooms have recently been modernized. I will most certainly will look forward to my next getaway at The Switzerland Inn.
After hearing my husband describe the inn with murals painted in each room I was disappointed that they chose to “upgrade” and do away with the kitschy Swiss murals. Now the rooms are very nice but much like any other hotel in the USA. The views are breathtaking, meals excellent (we enjoyed outdoor seating at each meal), and massage therapist Randi is phenomenal. Be sure to choose a “view room.” They have tennis courts, horse shoes, corn hole, ping pong, an outdoor pool, long 4 burner fire pit in the evenings and probably much more that we didn’t see. We stayed 2 nights and a few more would have been welcomed.
Covid precautions in place