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Emerald Village - Gem Mines North Carolina
Location
Emerald Village is located in western North Carolina, midway between Asheville and Boone/Blowing Rock, North Carolina.

We are located near the Village of Little Switzerland, NC but for GPS, MapQuest, Google, etc. our street address is 331 McKinney Mine Road, Spruce Pine, NC 28777. Most mapping systems do not recognize Little Switzerland (after all it is Little!).

We are located at Latitude 35.846893 and Longitude -82.126533

Our mailing address is P.O. Box 98, Little Switzerland, NC 28749.

Emerald Village is 3 miles from the Little Switzerland exit on the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 334). When you exit the Parkway at Little Switzerland, be sure to loop around and go back underneath the Parkway. After one mile, take the first paved left (McKinney Mine Road). Follow it for 2 miles and look for us on the right. Don’t stop until you see the giant mines!


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Although we are just off the Blue Ridge Parkway, the Parkway may not be the shortest way to get to us. A few simple guidelines are:

FROM ASHEVILLE, NC either (1) US19 E north to Burnsville, then 10 miles and right on Crabtree Road, follow signs 5 miles, OR (2) I-40 east to US70 E to NC226 N to Parkway south 3 miles to Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334), loop around underneath, go one mile, take the first left (McKinney Mine Rd.) and go 2 miles. Emerald Village is on the right at the big mines.

FROM BOONE/BLOWING ROCK area take Parkway south to Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334), loop around underneath, go one mile, take the first left (McKinney Mine Rd.) and go 2 miles. Emerald Village is on the right at the big mines.

FROM THE NORTH take US19 E to 226 to Parkway, south 3 miles to Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334), loop around underneath, go one mile, take the first left (McKinney Mine Rd.) and go 2 miles. Emerald Village is on the right at the big mines.

FROM THE SOUTH take I-40 to NC 226 North to Parkway, south 3 miles to Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334), loop around underneath, go one mile, take the first left (McKinney Mine Rd.) and go 2 miles. Emerald Village is on the right at the big mines.

FROM THE EAST take I-40 west to NC 226 North to Parkway south 3 miles to Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334), loop around underneath, go one mile, take the first left (McKinney Mine Rd.) and go 2 miles. Emerald Village is on the right at the big mines.

FROM THE WEST follow the Asheville directions above.
 


If you have any questions please contact us at 828-ROK-MINE (765-6463), email us, or use our online request form.

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