Area Info

A Sampling of Area Attractions
For a complete list of area attractions & activities near Emerald Village (complete with web addresses) send an email to

Switzerland Café & General Store

switzerlandcafeThe heart of “downtown” Little Switzerland. Excellent lunches, weekend dinners, live music, eclectic shopping, and local gossip!

Highway 226A
Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Switzerland Inn & Chalet Restaurant

switerlandThe finest in mountain-top dining and lodging in the Village of Little Switzerland. Great views, beautiful setting, restaurant, specialty shops.

86 High Ridge Road at Parkway (Box 399)
Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Big Lynn Lodge

biglynnlodgeLodging and dining at a cool 3000’ setting near Little Switzerland. Great views, good food, a variety of accommodations, breakfast and dinner included.

Highway 226A (Box 459)
Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Alpine Inn

alpineinnCozy rooms perched enchantingly on the mountainside 15 minutes from Emerald Village. Rustic accommodations with absolutely the best view in the area!

Highway 226A (Box 477)
Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Linville Caverns

linvillecavernsNorth Carolina’s only cave, located 30 minutes from Emerald Village. Enjoy the always cool 52 degree temperature in a fascinating and scenic setting!

19929 US221 North
Marion, NC 28752

The Orchard at Altapass

appleorchardHistoric orchard on the Blue Ridge Parkway offers hayrides, great views, live music and other activities just 15 minutes from Emerald Village!

1025 Orchard Road at the Parkway
Little Switzerland, NC 28749

Mt. Mitchell State Park

mt-mitchell-state-parkAt 6,684’ elevation, Mt. Mitchell is the highest point east of the Mississippi River. On Blue Ridge Parkway, restaurant, observation deck, trails.

2388 NC Highway 128
Burnsville, NC 28714

Museum of North Carolina Minerals

Mineral-MuseumLocated on the Blue Ridge Parkway about 6 miles from Emerald Village, this free museum showcases the Minerals & Mining heritage of this area!

Milepost 331, Blue Ridge Parkway
(828) 765-2761

Area Information

Mitchell County Chamber of Commerce
Mitchell County information

McDowell County Chamber of Commerce
McDowell Country information

Blue Ridge Mountain Host
Asheville area information

NC High Country Host
Boone/Blowing Rock area information

Yancey Chamber
Burnsville and Yancey area information
(828) 682-7413