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Alpine Inn

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8576 Highway 226A, Little Switzerland, NC 28752
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Located halfway between Boone and Asheville, The Alpine Inn clings to the side of Grassy Mountain, overlooking the Black Mountains in the Pisgah National Forest, directly located along the DiamondBack, overlooking the foothills of Western North Carolina, within easy reach of the city of Asheville, and the towns of Spruce Pine and Marion. With the mot Spectacular views in the area.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Wifi
Breakfast available
Hiking
Non-smoking hotel
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Private balcony
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Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Having to get off the Blue Ridge Parkway due to thick fog we desperately called around for a room to stay the night. We called Alpine Inn with hopes of availability. There was a no frills room available that proved quite comfortable. The cherry on top was the incredible surprise of a sunrise right out of the windows. Was a MOST PLEASANT surprise. Sure recommend the Alpine Inn for those travelers seeking only the basics in no frills accommodations. Very accommodating owners!
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Response from AlpineInn, Owner at Alpine Inn
Responded Oct 31, 2019
We are so happy we had a room for you in the fog! We look forward to you staying again soon!
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On a recent motorcycle trip on the Blue Ridge Parkway we stayed at the Alpine Inn. A step back in history for sure. Step in the lobby and you realize this is not a typical motel. Greeted warmly by the owner you can’t help but notice the floor is on a slant! No, the building is not sliding off the mountain! The rooms are small, knotty pine walls, no ac and a tiny bathroom. But! Clean and comfortable with a small balcony and a view that will knock your socks off. At that altitude ac is not a problem. No tv either, but with a view like that who needs a tv. We enjoyed a light breakfast made by the owner sitting on the balcony. He even left towels on our bikes to wipe the dew off. A wonderful, non chain experience.
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Response from AlpineInn, Owner at Alpine Inn
Responded Oct 8, 2019
Thank yo for taking the time to let us know about your visit. We look forward to you returning soon.
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This was by far the best stay of my vacation driving the Blue Ridge Pwy. It’s only about a mile from the road (though my GPS struggled to find it). Exceptionally friendly welcome and lovely wood-panelled room with a sunrise view of the mountains from the window. I was up to photograph the sunrise and had homemade granola from the balcony overlooking the mountains. Reasonable rates. Free WiFi but a TV only in the lounge (a welcome break), along with coffee and a telescope for stargazing. Great experience.
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I spent one night at Alpine Inn last week while in the mountains for a work trip. It's a beautiful part of the state, right off of the Blue Ridge Parkway. It's not a 5 star hotel but if you're looking for a small, laid-back motel, I highly recommend it. Ron greeted me upon arrival and helped me get settled. I woke up to a gorgeous sunrise and the breakfast (not included but not expensive) was delicious. Would stay again if ever in that part of the world.
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Response from AlpineInn, Owner at Alpine Inn
Responded Sep 21, 2019
Erin, Thank you for choosing Alpine Inn while you were on business. We really appreciate you taking the time to let others know what a wonderful place we are! We look forward to seeing again at The Alpine Inn.
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We loved our stay at Alpine Inn. The view from our room was just amazing. We booked our room too late to get a room with a balcony, but even the smaller rooms have amazing views. There are no tv's nor ac in the rooms, but honestly, it is not necessary. We felt so comfortable. The hospitality we received here is like no other. It was so personal. It felt like we were visiting a friend instead of just staying at an Inn. Ron was a very attentive and pleasant host. We will definitely be back. Now that we found this gem in the mountains, we will make sure to book our room in advance in order to get one of the balcony rooms.
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PRICE RANGE
$114 - $126 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsLittle Switzerland
NUMBER OF ROOMS
12
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Frequently Asked Questions about Alpine Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Alpine Inn?
Nearby attractions include Crabtree Falls (2.5 miles), Emerald Village (1.7 miles), and The Orchard at Altapass (4.8 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Alpine Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free parking, and breakfast.
What food & drink options are available at Alpine Inn?
Guests can enjoy breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Alpine Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Alpine Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Chalet Restaurant, Switzerland Cafe & General Store, and Little Switzerland Books & Beans.
Is Alpine Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Little Switzerland.
Are there any historical sites close to Alpine Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting rocks and things (5.5 miles).
Does Alpine Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.