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“Quaint hotel with lots of character”

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Skyline Village Inn
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Reviewed 21 April 2014

This inn was perfect. It is not all ritzy and dolled up. It is not the Hilton. It IS a wonderful, quiet place to stay with a wonderful story. The owners were wonderful and answered a million questions about the history of the hotel. The room was lovely with beautiful details on every surface. My husband and I really enjoyed the atmosphere and the time to just be quiet and together. I will be coming back the next time I want a quiet weekend or want to spend some time in this area.

  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

What an unexpected find! We had an enjoyable stay here for 5 nights in their off-season. The owner/operator is a lovely, hard working person who went 'above and beyond' to make us feel welcome and comfortable. Each morning, he prepared a delicious breakfast for us and was available to assist with everything we needed.

It rained nearly the entire time we were there, but even through the bad weather, the view from the balcony was beautiful. The rooms are cozy and clean. The small store offers beer, wine, local crafts and gemstones.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 15 February 2014 via mobile

We stayed at the skyline one night on a planned trip to go snow tubing at Jonas ridge. This is not your normal chain hotel. It has alot of character, very unique. We stayed on the third floor, great view from the balcony of the mountains. Lots of neat woodwork in the hallways and rooms. The man who built the place put his name in stone in the foyer, John Greer. We had a good time reading the history of the place. The common area has a pool table and bar with gas fireplaces. We had the place to ourselves since it was off season, but John made sure we had some coffee made in the morning. We will definitely come back. Loved the quirkiness of the place, bed is comfy, balcony view is great (snowing in the morning), clean bathroom, small but worked for us. Oh yeah, the tubing was great fun at night, super fast!

Stayed: February 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 February 2014

If your preference is sanitized, ubiquitous motel chains this isn't the place for you! But if you like quirky places with history, character and individuality, don't miss Skyline Village Inn. It was handcrafted in the 1940's, with local hardwoods featured in the paneling and furniture; don't miss the unique table in the restaurant with sides of marquetry and a top embedded with mica radio parts. In some places of the hotel the age is showing, but the owners are in a continuous process of upgrading it without destroying its character. The hotel also has a convenient shop offering minerals, jewelry and gifts, as well as wine and beer. Of course, the view is spectacular!

The owner Mike Thrift is one of the nicest, most accommodating hosts ever! We arrived at dinnertime on Superbowl Sunday; off season, and with no restaurants open nearby. He made a little Superbowl party for us, complete with pizza and chicken wings! He went out of his way to make sure we were comfortable during our five-night stay there.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled on business
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Reviewed 4 November 2013

Just got home from North Carolina and viewing the changing of the trees. What a beautiful experience in a new place. We stayed at the Skyline Village Inn which is centrally located to
some of the great driving and walking areas. We went to Linville Falls and walked the 3 miles
down to and back, which was not an easy feat for an almost 70 year old widow. But made it
with no problems and felt so blessed to have been able to do so. What a view it was. In the area was Crabtree Falls and Grandfather Mountain. These are a must see while in this part
of the country. Mike and Lynn, owners of the Inn, make the most awesome pumpkin waffles
I have ever had, also my first and very delicious. There were also some other falls that we
walked to on our way back but I have since forgotten which they were. So much to see and
so little time to see it all. The Blue Ridge Parkway was worth the trip in itself.

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  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 October 2013

Saw the 'special - buy a nite get a nite free that Mike was running on tripadvisor , and took advantage of it......man what a neat place to stay! I loved it! Got the room with the balcony :-) got to see some amazing sunsets and awesome sunrises , if your coming up to ride your bike I would highly recommend staying here,breakfast was very tasty and filling! I can't wsit to come back!!! Thanks Mike

  • Stayed: October 2013
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Reviewed 9 October 2013

Been there for 2012 fall foliage trip in mid Oct. The restaurant was so crowed and it took so long and we were starving, so we decided to use breakfast area upstair to cook our own meal. The staff was very nice and brought free waffle for us later on. The room was decent, clean and warm, with front balcony to watch sunrise... and it was really good place to stay and watch sunrise.

Room Tip: wake up early, cross the street to Skyline Overlook. The scenery is really beautiful.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled with friends
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Additional Information about Skyline Village Inn

Address: 12255 NC Hwy. 226A, Milepost 331, Between Little Switzerland and Spruce Pine, Little Switzerland, NC 28777
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Little Switzerland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Little Switzerland
Price Range: £66 - £103 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Skyline Village Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located at Milepost 331 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, halfway between Asheville and Blowing Rock/ Boone. Just 25 miles north of Mt. Mitchell and 25 miles south of Grandfather Mountain. We are motorcycle friendly and, in fact we rent Dual Sport Motorcycles. We are also Pet friendly. We are perched high on top of the Blue Ridge adjacent to the Parkway and only 200 feet from the Parkway ramp at the NC226 exit. We have 16 affordable rooms with a balcony that runs the length of the building overlooking the Catawba Valley and surrounding mountains. We have covered motorcycle parking as well as ground floor access to all 3 floors. The building has been renovated with new plumbing, electrical and refinished red oak floors. There is some very unique wood paneling made from 22 varieties of native wood. We serve guests only in the restaurant with an excellent beer and wine selection for on and off premises. Our gift shop has some unique rocks, gems and minerals, jewelry and Diamondback NC226A souvenirs and T-shirts. We pride ourselves on customer focus and hospitality. Come see us at the Skyline. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Skyline Village Inn & Cavern Tavern Hotel Little Switzerland
Skyline Village Inn And Cavern Tavern
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