LOCATION LOCATION LOCATION !!!!!! If it's that mountain view that you're looking for, just step off your front porch and take a 2 minute stroll around the bend in Bearwallow Road. There you will be entranced by the endless miles of vistas that the Catawba Valley offers, over one thousand feet below.
The special feature of our Chalet is its unique front porch, sitting directly beside the landmark of Little Switzerland, the famous little red waterwheel, timelessly fed by an eternal spring.
It is your Little Switzerland "downtown" location, with its endlessly changing panorama of activities, that makes it an enviable place to be - because our "downtown" is only 5 buildings big! Enjoy the antics of walkers, of diners, of bookworms across the way at our famous "stopping spot" on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Pure simple mountain entertainment - its called meeting your neighbors! Bring your cool lemonade or spirited cocktail to drink on your own front porch and enjoy the show. Afterward, enjoy your privacy and quiet forest views by strolling around to the back of your chalet to enjoy your your own natural fire pit yardscape.
Just across the street from you is the quaint Switzerland Cafe, the quintessential dining experience of Little Switzerland, which offers homemade specialties throughout the day, and its General Store that supplies you after a long day's sojourn in the mountains, with that much deserved bottle of fine wine or ice cold beer.
Check out Little Switzerland Books and Beans, where you can idle away the hours with a cup of fresh ground coffee and a new found old book or peruse the new and growing Mountain Arts and Crafts Gallery. Some weekends, they may even sponsor a local mountain pickin' music group that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own front porch.
And just nearby is Emerald Village, the premier Gem Mining Attraction of the NC Mountains. Or if that is not enough to fill yur day, there are waterfalls, hiking trails, mountain vistas and SO much more.
If it is a bit more of a formal atmosphere you seek one night, take a 1 minute stroll up the hill to the 100 year "new", Switzerland Inn, for a more elegant dining experience that a larger hotel has to offer.
38 Orchard Lane
Little Switzerland, NC 28749