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Blue Ridge Parkway Closures

A short stretch of the Blue Ridge Parkway will be closed November 1, 2012 through April 2013 to stabilize a failing slope. It involves all of the north bound lane and a portion of the southbound lane, and it’s very noticeable dip when riding through. Temporary traffic lights will stagger one way traffic through the

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Fall Motorcycle Riding Tips

Wet Weather – Riding in the rain can be done safely if you follow a few simple rules. Keep rain gear with you if you have room.  Keep a pair of clear glasses or wear a helmet shield of some type. Keeping the rain out of your eyes is important. Adjust your riding speed for

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Motorcycle Club Getaways

Is your Motorcycle Club planning a Fall Getaway? Tucked under the trees is The Diamondback Motorcycle Lodge, featuring 8 individual rooms with a central living area. Each room features 1 double bed, a flat screen TV, private bath, and use of all Switzerland Inn amenities. In the communal living area there is a gas log

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Labor Day Weekend Ride

Fall is just around the corner. Plan your weekend ride through the mountains of Western North Carolina.  Don’t miss the Diamondback Motorcycle and Sportscar Route as it winds from Marion, NC to the Parkway at Milepost 334. Over 190 curves in a fun and fast 12-mile ride climbing 2000 feet and dropping 10 to 15

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Riding A Motorcycle Safely

Be visible: • Remember that motorists often have trouble seeing motorcycles and reacting in time. • Make sure your headlight works and is on day and night. • Use reflective strips or decals on your clothing and on your motorcycle. • Be aware of the blind spots cars and trucks have. • Flash your brake

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Fuel For Your Body – New Breakfast Menu at Switzerland Inn

  Join us this Friday morning, August 10th, as we unveil our brand new breakfast and lunch menus! Omelets served until 3:00, 5 different eggs benedict dishes, new vegetarian options, and more!  Get your morning ride started right with a great breakfast. The best of the Blue Ridge Parkway is waiting for you in the

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Introducing Special Room Packages at the Switzerland Inn

We’ve developed our special event, themed, holiday and weekday packages to fit your getaway budget and vacation needs. Choose a Midweek Getaway, a romantic Best-of-the-Inn holiday, touring the Blue Ridge Parkway vacation or our shoppers’ delight package featuring the Trillium Gallery. In November we are offering a FREE choose and cut Christmas Tree 2-day package

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Climbing Mount Mitchell Motorcycle Ride

Want to see the views from the highest peak east of the Mississippi? You don’t have to hike.  Soaring to a dizzying 6,684 ft. above sea level, Mt. Mitchell invites you to ride to its peak and take in the view. When you ride to the top of this mighty peak, you get to see

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Visit the Switzerland Inn – Food & Venom

Visit the Switzerland Inn – amazing food, beer, wine & Diamondback Venom! Whether you are dying of thirst after rounding the last curve on the Diamondback Route or your belly-button is touching your backbone from a long ride on the parkway, stop at the Switzerland Inn for delicious, fresh-prepared food, icy cold beer…or if you are

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Ride Over for Bluegrass and BBQ

Join us in the cool Blue Ridge Mountains for the Spruce Pine BBQ Championship & Bluegrass Festival.  It will be held in Downtown Spruce Pine, North Carolina on July 20 & 21, 2012. The event features a BBQ competition, a wings contest, public tastings, live bluegrass, a cornhole tournament, championship clogging teams, craft vendors, BBQ equipment

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