I never quite know how to rate hotels -- so I rate them according to what they say they are. Big Lynn Lodge isn't fancy, but it's clean (most important to me), beds are comfortable, food is delicious, people are extremely friendly (but not intrusive), and the view is simply amazing. I like the fact that the integrity of the original structures are being maintained. This results in small bathrooms (at least in the cottages), but I'd choose that over having the old cottages demolished in order to build bigger bathrooms. I find the old-fashioned cottages to be charming. I also like patronizing "mom and pop" places rather than chains. We took our two granddaughters (6 & 16) with us and they thoroughly enjoyed our two nights at Big Lynn Lodge. They enjoyed actually experiencing a similar atmosphere to the one we did as kids -- including learning how to play horseshoes and corn hole! The little one spent a good amount of time trying to catch clouds ;)
Big Lynn Lodge is a convenient base for visiting Mt. Mitchell and Crabtree Falls, and the BRP has a Gem Museum right there in Little Switzerland. There are several good mining locations in the area. There is also a waterfall located on private land that you are allowed to walk to.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A lodge that features a variety of accommodations with homecooked meals. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Big Lynn Hotel Little Switzerland