2012 Toe River Studio Tour

The 2012 Toe River Studio Tour will be June 8 – 10, 2012. The tour hours are Friday 12-4, Saturday 10-6 and Sunday 10-6.

Art lovers create their own tours, travel at their own pace, and stop for lunch on their own schedule. A TRAC Studio Guide shows the locations of the studios and galleries on the tour. The Studio Guide, along with arrowed Tour signs aid travelers in finding their destinations.

Over 100 artisans and galleries open their doors and invite the public. It is an opportunity to visit the actual workplaces … glass blowers, potters of every description, wood turners, basket makers, printers, painters, fiber artists, photographers, sculptors, jewelers, metal workers, and more.

Tour map guides can be picked up ahead of time or during the Tour at either TRAC galleries, the Yancey or Mitchell Chambers of Commerce. For more information contact Toe River Arts Council at 765-0520 or 682-7215.

Get on your bike, take a ride through the mountains of Western North Carolina and check out the beautiful artwork of the local craftsmen.

Ride your bike along the Diamondback with friends after the tour and stay with us at the Switzerland Inn.  The Switzerland Inn has a wonderful Friday surf and turf buffet that is not to be missed.

 

Ride For a Vet

May 26, 2012 Burnsville, North Carolina

Sponsored by Mt. Mitchell Marine Corp League 1266

The ride starts at the Town Square in Burnsville with registration beginning at 10:00 am. The ride begins at 12:00 pm as the first wave of the Memorial Day Parade. The ride fee is $20.00 for the rider and $10.00 for a passenger. The fee includes food after the ride. The ride ends with door prizes, 50/50 drawing, raffles and food. All proceeds will benefit the Mt Mitchell Marine Corps. League 1266, to help veterans who are unable to help themselves. For more information call (828) 467-0259 or go to http://www.rideforavet.com.

Ride your bike along the Diamondback with friends after the parade and stay with us at the Switzerland Inn.  The Switzerland Inn has a wonderful Friday surf and turf buffet that is not to be missed.

 

Switzerland Inn’s Special Room Package

Experience the best of the North Carolina mountains and enjoy our special room and rate packages. Please call for details…our packages are so new, they are not active on our online reservation system yet. Call us at 828-765-2153 or 800-564-4026. Send an email message to us at info@SwitzerlandInn.com.

​Take a ride and enjoy the vast expanse of the Blue Ridge Mountains on the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway. Take dining with a view to the next level by partaking in a picnic lunch created especially for you by the Chalet Restaurant, at one of the breathtaking overlooks on the Blue Ridge Parkway.

  • Overnight accommodation in a Heidi Suite
  • Breakfast for 2 in the Chalet Restaurant
  • Detailed guide map of the Southern Section of the Blue Ridge Parkway (providing visitor center locations, trailheads, campgrounds, overlooks, tunnels, access roads, recreation areas, waterfalls and US Forest Service campgrounds in nearby National Forests).
  • Gourmet picnic basket
  • $275 all weekdays and most weekends
  • $305 peak weekends and holidays
  • Lodging and NC Tax is not included

 

Memorial Day Rides

Memorial Day weekend is coming up.  Plan your weekend getaway in the mountains of NC. Little Switzerland is the perfect place for a long weekend getaway.  Sweeping curves, amazing scenery and cool mountain breezes make the Diamondback, NC 226A, one of Western North Carolina’s last great mountain roadways.  Riding your bike along the Diamondback with friends or having a romantic weekend with your significant other.  The Switzerland Inn has a wonderful Friday surf and turf buffet that is not to be missed.

Little Switzerland offers relaxation, great mountain activities and beautiful views. Visit us this Memorial Day.