Are you planning a trip to western North Carolina? If you are, we know the Blue Ridge Parkway is part of your plans, and we are on your way! We are at mile 328.3, right on the Parkway, near the town of Spruce Pine. Check out where to stay, where to eat, and what to do while you’re here.
Romantic Asheville’s Blue Ridge Parkway Vacation Guide offers 50 pages with full page features on many places along the Parkway.
BEAUTIFUL any time of year, but especially in the autumn! The Orchard at Altapass off the Parkway has free Old Time and bluegrass music, and the entire experience is full of joy and light.KK (Tryon, NC)
Where to Eat
Apple Core Grill at the Orchard
Altapass Orchard now serves a daily Fresh Home Grown Food Service lunch at Apple Core Grill. Our goal is to serve the finest, fresh, locally-raised meat and vegetables on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our Chef Robin Ellis is a native of Spruce Pine and owned her own restaurant “Fox Fire” downtown Spruce Pine.
Our menu is be simple but of the highest quality, featuring truly country-style flavors. The menu includes:
Switzerland Inn Chalet Restaurant
86 High Ridge Rd, Little Switzerland
Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner, Views of Blue Ridge
Knife & Fork
61 Locust St, Spruce Pine
Lunch & Dinner, Fine Dining
Mountain View Restaurant
5253 Hwy 226 N, Spruce Pine (junction of 226 & 226A)
Lunch & Dinner, Sweeping Views
DT’s Blue Ridge Java
169 Locust St, Spruce Pine
Breakfast & Lunch
Where to Stay
We are pleased to acknowledge our web site sponsor, Switzerland Inn in Little Switzerland, for their support of the Mission of the Historic Orchard at Altapass. Their sponsorship helps to defray the costs of making information about our many heritage programs available to the public through this site. We are grateful for their support.
86 High Ridge Road
Locally Owned Accommodations
Pine Valley Motel
11827 Hwy 226 South
Richmond Inn B&B
51 Pine Ave