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!).

GPS

We are located at:
Latitude 35.846893 and Longitude -82.126533

Mailing Address

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 (passing imitation “mine” on left) and look for us on the right. Don’t stop until you see the giant mines!

Map

Directions

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 (about 50 miles) - Take Future I-26N/US19E North and follow US19E about 35 miles to Burnsville. Continue on US19E about 10 more miles and turn right on Crabtree (Creek) Road (at the Yancey/Mitchell county line). Follow Crabtree Road about 5 miles and turn left into Emerald Village on McKinney Mine Road.

FROM BOONE & BLOWING ROCK (about 45 miles) - Take the Blue Ridge Parkway south to the Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334) and loop back around underneath the Parkway on Chestnut Grove Road. Go one mile and turn left on McKinney Mine Road. Go 2 miles (passing imitation “mine” on left) to Emerald Village on the right at the big mines.

FROM THE BLUE RIDGE PARKWAY (3 miles) - Take the Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334) and loop back around underneath the Parkway on Chestnut Grove Road. Go one mile and turn left on McKinney Mine Road. Go 2 miles (passing imitation “mine” on left) to Emerald Village on the right at the big mines.

FROM I-40 IN MARION  (about 40 minutes) – Take Exit 86 (NC 226) and go North about 12 miles, then turn left on NC 226. Go 1 mile and turn right on NC 226. Go 4 miles up the mountain, turn right under Parkway bridge and immediate right again to get on Blue Ridge Parkway. Go right (South) on Parkway 3 miles and take the Little Little Switzerland exit (milepost 334). Lloop back around underneath the Parkway on Chestnut Grove Road. Go one mile and turn left on McKinney Mine Road. Go 2 miles (passing imitation “mine” on left) to Emerald Village on the right at the big mines.

FROM US19E (5 miles) – Follow US19E about 10 miles east of Burnsville or about 4 miles west of Spruce Pine. At the Yancey/Mitchell county line turn right (from Burnsville) or left (from Spruce Pine) and go south on Crabtree (Creek) Road. Follow Crabtree Road about 5 miles and turn left into Emerald Village on McKinney Mine Road.