Located on the side of Grassy Mountain at an elevation of 3,200 feet, the Alpine Inn is one mile off the Blue Ridge Parkway (milepost 334) in Little Switzerland, North Carolina. We have 12 charming, comfortable rooms, including eight with balconies. Some rooms have two double beds, others have one queen bed. All rooms have private bathrooms, desk and chairs, free Wifi, and windows that open to let in cool, fresh mountain air. And with our great location between Asheville and Boone, Alpine Inn is perfect for exploring nearby Mount Mitchell State Park, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Falls & Linville Gorge, Crabtree Falls, and other area attractions.
The Cliffhanger - Room 2
Room 2 is a small (200sq ft) cozy room located within the main building on our ground floor but holds true to its name as it sits high above the valley floor and trees below! For those that want a great corner room at the highest peak, this might be the room for you! Just walk out onto our version of the Swiss Family Robinson walking bridge to the end of the terrace and you will be looking down towards Turkey Cove and the folding hills of the valley beneath your feet. The bridge creaks a bit so your spouse may hear you sneak off to the fire pit. It has a double bed with a refrigerator microwave, Roku flat screen TV, table and chair, Air-Conditioning/Window Unit, heating unit, and a small private bathroom that has a large shower with a bench. The balcony is semi-private (sharing the space with one other room) with a table and two chairs. And since it’s a corner room, it has windows on two different walls, giving it a spacious, cool, and open feeling. The balcony faces out toward Shortoff Mountain and to your left, you’ll see the glorious Table Rock Mountain.
Hootin' Annie's Boudoir - Room 3
Room 3 is located within the main building on the ground floor which is also the top deck with a short walk around talkative Swiss Family Robinson-style bridge. Hop off your motorcycle or out of your car and park it right outside the wrap-around bridge for easy access to your room high atop Grassy Creek Mountain. It is a suite with a queen bed and has a refrigerator, microwave, Roku flat-screen TV, and a small living area down the hall with a futon that folds out into a bed. It also houses a desk, chair, and heating unit. You should feel very lucky for this is where Hootin’ Annie stays on her Adventures to meet up with Boojum; our mountain gem protector. A rustic room built for Rustic Mountain Royalty. Each room has a ceiling fan and window overlooking Shortoff and Table Rock Mountains. The bathroom is smaller and has a simple but comfortable shower and bathtub. The semi-private balcony includes a table and two chairs to enjoy that million-dollar view.
Boojum Hideaway - Room 4
Room 4 is a small (200sq ft) treasure that has 20 steps down to our lower level which is very easy to negotiate in the secondary building. It is a small remodeled room in 2023 that showcases a small bathroom with new fixtures, a black slate tile shower with an abalone accent that has a clean and welcoming feel. The room has been outfitted with luxury Catskill Pine vinyl plank flooring and has two double beds. It offers a refrigerator, microwave, Roku flat screen tv, desk and two chairs, dresser, ceiling fan, and heating unit. The room offers windows on two sides to let in the fresh alpine air with a private corner balcony and two chairs in addition to a small table that overlooks the famous Table Rock Mountain. Home to some of the most gorgeous sunrises on the eastern seaboard; especially in June & July when the sun emerges directly behind the mountain. In the daunting hours of dusk listen close and you may hear the grunt of Boojum; the keeper of the precious gems of the mineral city.
Hammock Boy - Room 5
Room 5 is a cozy (200sq ft) rustic treat that has 20 steps down to our lower level which is easy to access in our secondary building. The cozy bathroom has been remodeled in 2023 with a light grey porcelain tile that accompanies a wraparound river rock accent, a refurbished & freshly painted vintage claw foot tub for those long relaxing but needed baths, and new fixtures. The room also includes Catskill Pine luxury vinyl plank flooring, trim, and a new entry door. The room amenities offer a refrigerator, microwave, and Roku flat-screen TV with a queen-sized bed. The room has a desk and chairs, a dresser, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit. Room 5 showcases an enormous window to view and let in the fresh mountain scenery and breezes. Off the back side of the room is your own private balcony with two chairs and a live edge table for your beverage of choice for those relaxing summer nights over looking Turkey Cove.
Bobo - Room 6
Room 6 is another quaint (200sq ft) corner room with 20 steps down to the lower level of our secondary building. It is a room that was renovated in 2023 and has large windows on two different sides for great cross ventilation & views of the Blue Ridge Mountain chain including both Table Rock and Shortoff Mountains. It has two double beds, refrigerator, microwave, Roku flat screen tv, table and chairs, ceiling fan, and baseboard heating. The quaint bathroom is outfitted with beige-colored stone tile and a silver subway tile accent shower with new fixtures just to name a few. The corner balcony is private with a table and two chairs. This room has windows on both sides to allow for fabulous air circulation and stupendous mountain views. Be sure to say hello to Bobo while you’re there. *Hint; he’s the white one. He’s also the Magical goat in The Adventures of Boojum and Hammock Boy.
The Alpiner’s Treehouse - Room 7
Alpiner’s Treehouse is in the second building on the ground level which also happens to be our top floor for the best million-dollar views Grassy Creek Mountain has to offer. Not technically a treehouse but you will feel like it because our little rustic Inn clings to the side of this mountain. It is a modest (200 sq ft) room and no stairs are necessary for this room as it has a small ramp to the upper floor to building two and a cute walk bridge to your front door. Lucky number 7 includes two double beds, a refrigerator, a microwave, Roku flat-screen TV, a desk and chair, and a ceiling fan. The small private bathroom has a simple but adequate shower, toilet, and additional toiletries to make your stay a memorable one. The room has a private corner balcony with two chairs and a small table. Room 7 has windows on two different sides so it feels like you’re in the trees.
“To the Trees!” As my friend -Pete Nelson- would say. All the better to let in the constant cool breezes of Little Switzerland into your room.
The Diamondback - Room 8
The Diamondback is a cozy (200sq ft) rustic room perfect for couples on the top floor in our second building overlooking the Blue Ridge Mountains and the city of Marion down below the canopy on the valley floor. A top floor room with no stairs to climb because our top deck is also our ground floor. However, it does have a small ramp to get to your room for those who may have knee problems. It has a queen bed, refrigerator, microwave, Roku flat-screen TV, and a small private bathroom with a shower. The room also offers a desk, chairs, a dresser, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit which opens to a private balcony with two chairs and a small table. Open your huge bay window to let in the light winds of Little Switzerland and immerse yourself in the tranquility of the mountains.
Mineral City - Room 9
Mineral City is a small (200sq ft) corner room on the top floor of building number two that requires no negotiating of any stairs but has a small ramp down to your room. It offers large windows on two different sides that open to the Blue Ridge Mountains. You can view the fantastic folds that house some of North America’s most refined gems. That’s the reason in the early hours of the evening you may hear Boojum grunt off in the distance as he hunts for his precious loot. This room has two double beds, a refrigerator, a microwave, Roku flat-screen TV, a table and chairs, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit. The humble bathroom has a small private rustic shower and toilet. The corner balcony is private with two chairs and a small table to enjoy the cool evenings in the summer with your special someone.
Room 10 is a small 1940s style room reminiscent of the old motor inns that is perfect for the person on the go who just needs a place to lay their head. It has a double bed, Roku Flat-Screen TV, a small private bathroom with a shower, desk and chairs, a dresser, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit. There is a large window that opens and overlooks the mountains. Room 10 is a corner room with windows on two different walls.
Room 11 is also a humble lodging showcasing a 1940s motor inn style. It has a double bed, Roku Flat-Screen TV, a small private bathroom with a shower, desk, and chairs, a dresser, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit. There is a large window that opens and overlooks the mountains.
Room 12 is exactly like the mom & pop motor inns of the 1940s that has a double bed, Roku flat-screen TV, a small private rustic bathroom with a shower, desk and chairs, a dresser, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit. There is a large window that opens and overlooks the mountains.
Room 14 is a small 1940s rustic motor inn style room at the very end of the hall way that has a double bed, Roku-flat screen TV, a small private bathroom with a shower, desk and chairs, a dresser, a ceiling fan, and a heating unit. There is a large window that opens and overlooks the mountains.
“Spent a few days here with my son and daughter. Carter, the new owner, invited us to play our acoustic instruments around the picnic table out front during the late afternoon hours. Before long we were joined by other visitors and passersby for music, story-telling and conversation. Carter creates an environment that is welcoming to all; plus I don’t believe there’s a better view than you’ll get from the breakfast porch or the room balconies. I highly recommend this place for an excellent mountain experience.”
“The Alpine in has the best view in Little Switzerland, NC. It is under new ownership, and they are doing a great job. You can have a hot breakfast out on deck with beautiful views of the mts. It is well priced for these times and so clean which is important to us. Its a simple B&B and you will love it. It is so relaxing and join the new owners by the fire at night. We will return in October for those beautiful colors off the deck.”
“I read about this place then while hiking, someone else mentioned it. I decided to stop in while exploring the blue ridge parkway on my way to Asheville. I’m so glad I did. This place is such a treat. The view is amazing. Watching the sunrise off the private balcony was breathtaking! The rooms are clean. The hot breakfast on the deck was excellent and the hosts were exceptional. I love this place! No this and no air conditioning, and it was a little slice of heaven! Most definitely will return!”
“My wife and I just stopped in to see the Alpine on a day trip. When we got there and were just looking, one of the new owners, Carter Francois, invited us in for a piece of hot cinnamon bread just out of the oven to eat it on the deck. The whole experience of talking with Carter while taking in the best view we’ve seen yet of the NC mountains was simply amazing! We’re definitely going to return to stay for a few days in the future and will recommend the Alpine Inn to our friends!”
“I really enjoyed my stay, my room was just perfect,just as it was mentioned in the description when I booked.My view from my room was great! I really loved the view from the porch,it was perfect.
I had breakfast and I chose the alpine breakfast, it was delicious,especially the fresh fruit bowl.In the evenings they had fire to sit by and meet the other guests and I really enjoyed meeting other people from all over.
The owners Carter and Steve really go out of their way to make sure you have everything you need and are comfortable . If you want a nice and comfortable place to stay that has a lot of charm and views,I recommend The Alpine Inn.”