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    Little Switzerland Grandfather Mountain Retreat

    Little Switzerland /Grandfather Mountain Retreat

    Date: Oct 20th (Friday ) – Oct 22nd (Sunday)

    Location: Spruce Pine, NC

    If you have never seen the gorgeous NC mountains in the fall, you are missing a wonderful sight. Even those of us, who are fortunate to live in the mountains are amazed at the wonderful colors. We have planned a great time for driving - sightseeing and my favorite, eating and socializing. If you can make it, I guarantee you will have a great time.

    The mountain location is located near the city of Spruce Pine, NC, right on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Little Switzerland was so named because its sweeping panoramas of deep valleys and distant ranges resemble those in the foothills of Swiss Alps. You will be enchanted by the Inn’s old world charm, lovingly preserved by the Jensen family for generations. Fine continental dining, generous accommodations, interesting Swiss shops, all in a peaceful, scenic mountain setting in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Close to area attractions, Switzerland Inn has the closest accommodations to Mount Mitchell and is the only commercial property on the Blue Ridge Parkway.
    We have several events planned to include a drive to the scenic Grandfather Mountain, take a very short walk to the mile-high swinging bridge were you can see the panoramic view of the mountains that are along the Blue Ridge Parkway. Also, planned in route to Grandfather Mountain, is a stop at Linville Caverns, where you can actually walk and see the inside of a mountain. So, not to leave the Vipers to themselves, we have also planned a short ride on the “Diamond Back”, not to rival the Tail of the Dragon, but it is a nice curvy road and it is on our route to Grandfather Mountain.

    We have two hotels available to us, one is the Little Switzerland Inn, that provides different level of accommodations, several restaurants, and a bar/lounge. The other hotel, is the Pine Valley Motel, with more economy friendly rates, but does not offer the amenities of the Little Switzerland.

    Dinner plans for Friday night will be at the Little Switzerland and for Saturday night's dinner will be at Twisted Laurel, located at the Spruce Pine golf course, right across from the Pine Valley Motel.

    Note: Please respond via email if you are interested in attending and/or make your motel reservation early, as the rooms become very limited at this time of year. Hopefully, we will get enough interested to make this an event this year.

    Hotel Links

    Little Switzerland: https://switzerlandinn.com/

    Pine Valley: http://www.pinevalleymotel.com/

    Diamondback Route: https://switzerlandinn.com/diamondback/the-route/

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    Sounds Great!! Phil & Melody are going All booked

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    Here is a list of those to the Little Switzerland / Grandfather Mountain Excursion

    Jeff & Donna B.
    Dale Elizebeth S.
    Phil & Melody B.
    John D. Plus 1
    Dave T.
    Dave & Marcia
    Rick & Cheryl H.
    Larry & Tricia
    James H. Plus 1

    If I left anyone out please let me know.

    Jeff
    Last edited by CarolinaViper; 07-19-2017 at 03:41 PM.

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    After a long, hot summer, this is going to be so COOL !

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    Tom & Diane M. room is booked!

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    Patrick & Brittany just booked; looks like rooms are still available at the Switzerland Inn, can't say how many though.

    Looking forward to this, great time of the year to be in the NC mountains and it's been far too long for us to get out to an event!
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    Here is a list of those to the Little Switzerland / Grandfather Mountain Excursion


    Jeff & Donna B.
    Dale Elizebeth S.
    Phil & Melody B.
    John D. Plus 1
    Dave T.
    Dave & Marcia
    Rick & Cheryl H.
    Larry & Tricia
    James H. Plus 1
    Patrick & Brittany
    Tom & Diane M.
    Mark S. + 1.
    Last edited by CarolinaViper; 07-19-2017 at 08:55 PM.

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    This could be fun! I am from Asheville, so if I can make it, I'll just stay at my place up there. Maybe I can meet up with you guys!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ViperDrive97 View Post
    This could be fun! I am from Asheville, so if I can make it, I'll just stay at my place up there. Maybe I can meet up with you guys!
    Sounds like a great idea, Donna and I are doing the same thing. as we live less than 15 miles from the event. Check your email in the next hour or so and I will be sending you a welcome letter to the region and some other info. In the email will be several links and some upcoming events.

    Jeff Barnes

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    Add Terri and I to the list. Just booked!!

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    Here is a list of those to the Little Switzerland / Grandfather Mountain Excursion

    There is still time to reserve rooms and see these fantastic views. We are going to be in the mountains at the best date to see the mountain foliage.


    blue-ridge-parkway-fall.jpg scenic-drives-fall.jpg


    Jeff & Donna B.
    Dale Elizebeth S.
    Phil & Melody B.
    John D. Plus 1
    Dave T.
    Dave & Marcia
    Rick & Cheryl H.
    Larry & Tricia
    James H. Plus 1
    Patrick & Brittany
    Tom & Diane M.
    Mark S. + 1.
    Mike & Terri R.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarolinaViper View Post
    Here is a list of those to the Little Switzerland / Grandfather Mountain Excursion

    There is still time to reserve rooms and see these fantastic views. We are going to be in the mountains at the best date to see the mountain foliage.


    blue-ridge-parkway-fall.jpg scenic-drives-fall.jpg


    Jeff & Donna B.
    Dale Elizebeth S.
    Phil & Melody B.
    John D. Plus 1
    Dave T.
    Dave & Marcia
    Rick & Cheryl H.
    Larry & Tricia
    James H. Plus 1
    Patrick & Brittany
    Tom & Diane M.
    Mark S. + 1.
    Mike & Terri R.
    Trying to make it work for Robyn and I. Would be a last minute add.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGEN View Post
    Trying to make it work for Robyn and I. Would be a last minute add.
    Jason,

    No problem, the Little Switzerland Inn may not have rooms available, but in the information regarding the event, there are alternative hotel/motels. Just let me know as soon as you can, so I can get the group rate tickets for the events we are going to.


    Jeff

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    wish I could go, Im having Knee surgery on the 18th so no Rttlsnk driving for now. , Have fun though.
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