I wanted to share with motorcyclist and others of course a great place we discovered while riding the Blue Ridge Parkway in North Carolina. The Switzerland inn, In Little switzerland North Carolina.
We just sort of came upon the place as we rode north on the parkway out of the asheville area. As we rounded a big left hander there it was directley on the parkway. A large complex consisting of a real neat main lodge building that also
housed the restaurant, and bar area, plus many other smaller cottages and A-frames.
This place was very out of the ordinary as far as hotels go. when we first pulled in and inquired about room availability we were given several choices and shown the special area that you can park your motorcycle under cover. After choosing a very reasonably priced room with a view in the main lodge building we headed to the restaurant for dinner. This is the great part. Our stay just happened to be on friday night. Friday is Prime Rib and Seafood buffet night. These folks put out a spread of very high quality seafood that included all the good stuff. The selection included, crab legs, raw oysters, monster size cold shrimp, all kinds of seafood entres, salads, deserts and of course the prime rib. All of this was $28.00. In the Atlanta area all this would have set me back at least twice that price.
After we forced our selves away from the table we made our way to the great bar and lounge area. While sipping on a few cold ones we had a great time speaking with the other patrons. Most people we spoke to came in on motorcycles. I was told by the bartender that even the owner and his wife ride as well.
I am going to become a regular visitor as were most of the people we ran into while there.
To sum it all up, it is a great motorcycle destination that offers a cool place to stay, eat and drink right on the parkway. litterally you pull out of the parking lot and turn imediatley onto the parkway. I will be back as soon as time allows.
- Also Known As:
- Switzerland Hotel Little Switzerland
- Switzerland Bed Breakfast