About The Alpine Inn

The Alpine Inn is a 95 year old piece of history on top of Grassy Mountain.  It was built in 1929 by Dallas Holifield and his wife Mary. They started with a souvenir/gas station and eventually evolved in what you see today.  The old gift shop still sits adjacent to the property today and can be seen on a short 30 yard walk from the lobby door.  A 12 room, three building Inn that clings to the side of the mountain providing the best views of the world famous Tablerock Mountain and the valley that is Turkey Cove. Our view is simply amazing.  The Inn sits directly on NC 226A also known as the Diamondback for those motorcycle and motorsports enthusiasts because it is 200 curves in 12 miles.  All the roads to Little Switzerland and our Inn are quite curvy so if you have a tendency to get motion sickness you might want to bring the Dramamine.  Our little treasure is also 3/4 of a mile from Little Switzerland and the Blue Ridge Parkway mile marker 334.  We sit at an elevation of 3,200 ft so the temperature for the majority of the summer never gets too hot or too cold.  Which makes for excellent sleeping temps when you open up your windows to the fresh mountain air.  All the rooms have a heating units if you get chilled and ceiling/portable fans to circulate the air.


Because our Inn is on the side of the mountain parking is limited but very adequate. It is first come first serve in terms of which spot is available. There are 5 prime spots directly in front of the Alpine and 3 spots directly across the street on the gravel area. There is also a paved lot under the street lamp that can hold 4-5 cars against the mountain that is about 30 yards from the Inn. Directly across the street from the paved area is another gravel space that can accommodate 3 vehicles. No trailers are allowed due to the allotted space.


Charming rooms

Our rooms are quaint and beautiful.

Alpine Inn has 12 individual rooms, some of them with adjoining doors, which is perfect for families and friends traveling together. We have rooms with two double beds, and rooms with a queen bed. Eight of the rooms have balconies, and they all have windows that open to let in mountain air because at 3,200 ft elevation no air condition is needed.  All the rooms have fans, and a heating unit. Each room is equipped with free Wi-Fi and streaming Roku TVs.



Relax and enjoy the Alpine Inn.

We have a large covered picnic table, gas grill, charcoal grill, swing, and chairs, all available for guests to use at no extra charge. On many nights, we start a fire in our propane firepit and invite everyone to join us. It usually starts at dusk and ends around 10:30pm. There’s a comfortable cushioned swing and chairs. It’s a great place to sit and enjoy an evening fire in the mountains.

Inside the guest lounge, there’s a television with wifi reception, games, books, and a telescope. There’s also a Crane Combo vending machine with many snack options including an assortment of cold drinks. You will also find your coffee fix in the mornings with the airpot coffee dispenser free of charge.

Breakfast & Supper ("Dinner!")

Enjoy breakfast or supper on the balcony

Breakfast is available for purchase daily from 7:30am to 9am. Enjoy yours on the balcony, and listen to birds sing and chirp in the cool mountain air.  Supper is available from 4:30pm to 7pm.

Please Note: Breakfast or dinner is not included with the room, but available for an add on price. 


The Alpine Inn is owned by French Norsk Properties, LLC.  It is a small corporation that specializes in opening up small intimate lodging for all who want to veer from the large conglomerates to a more intimate setting.  We bring back the old-style (mom &pop) businesses to life with a bit of 21st century amenities sprinkled in.  They currently have one Inn, a boat rental business and glamping sites to share the great outdoors with their customer base. The 95 year old Alpine Inn is under continued renovation and will be completed during the off seasons over the next 10 years. They are excited to share the great outdoors in the Pisgah National Forest with you.