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Escape The Summer Heat

North Carolina mountain communities like Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland are a welcome retreat from the everyday summer sizzle. At Switzerland Inn (at the peak of 226A) it is typically 10 degrees cooler than the neighboring valley communities and the humidity fades away as the elevation climbs. The twisting climb up NC 266 or NC

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Triumph Car VIN #1 Arrives in Little Switzerland

The very first Triumph car to roll off the assembly line will be on display at the Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland this weekend.  VIN #1 is one of 40 vintage Triumphs that will be displayed on the Inn’s front lawn beginning at 9:00 am on Friday, June 22. It is not unusual for the

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Route 80 and Route 226A

The scenery and excellent road conditions of the Blue Ridge Parkway are no secret.  However, there are two routes to be explored off the Parkway in Western North Carolina.  Not many travelers know about this hidden treasure, but its curves and scenery are too nice to be kept a secret. NC 80 leads to the

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Blue Ridge Parkway Destinations

In western NC’s High Country region, Linville Caverns is an ideal destination for visitors of all ages.  Located on US 221 between Linville and Marion, just 4 miles south of the Parkway-Exit Parkway at Milepost 317.4. Turn left on US 221 toward Linville Falls and Marion.  The beauty, the splendor and wonders nature created inside

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