About The Alpine Inn

Alpine Inn has 12 individual rooms, some of them with adjoining doors, which is perfect for families and friends traveling together.

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. All the rooms have fans, and a heating unit. Each room is equipped with free Viasat Satellite Wifi.



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.

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


Carter and Steve have been business partners for 12 years and counting! They are entrepreneurs who are looking forward to creating new relationships with the community here in Little Switzerland. They are excited to meet you all and ready to continue sharing the wonderful things the Alpine Inn has been able to bring each and every one of our amazing guests.

Carter Francois

Carter has been a radio DJ, Emmy award winning videographer for WGHP, and a businessman. In college he majored in Business Administration and Broadcasting with an emphasis on Broadcast Production. Carter’s mother was born and raised in Winston-Salem, NC. While Carter is from Alaska, he still feels a strong connection to his roots here in North Carolina. He is extremely excited to have finally become his own boss and is looking forward to sharing his new ideas with everyone here at the Alpine Inn.

Steve Carlsen

Steve is one of the best kitchen designers on the west coast! Having owned his own greenhouse, he has developed an amazing green thumb. Additionally he has 24 years in the hardware industry. Steve’s unwavering kindness and willingness to serve our lovely guests will be an amazing asset to all the guests coming to stay at the Alpine Inn. In college, he majored in Graphic Communications and Photography Science. Steve is originally from Washington, although having lived in Florida & Alaska previously. Steve is so excited to meet all of our loyal Alpiners and to continue making your stay at the Alpine a memorable experience.