Beautiful Little Switzerland


The Little Switzerland Community is nestled near the borders of McDowell and Mitchell Counties, between Marion and Spruce Pine. It is nestled along along NC 226A and is just off the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.

Little Switzerland has a unique history and was founded in 1909 by Heriot Clarkson, a North Carolina Surpreme Court Justice.

Little Switzerland attracts visitors with its breathtaking views, local shops and tourism related businesses. Some local attractions include Emerald Village, Gem Mountain Gemstone Mine, The Museum of North Carolina Minerals, The Switzerland Inn, The Skyline Village Inn, The Switzerland Cafe and General Store and Little Switzerland Books and Beans.