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Old Fort area
Information for Marion, Lake James, Linville Falls, Little Switzerland, Old Fort and surrounding areas.
Steeped in history, North Carolina offers travelers an authentic experience by air, land and sea. Whether you’re watching a Civil War re-enactment at…
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Old Fort (16.10 mile)
January 11, 2015 , February 8, 2015
Sunday Painters group open to the public.
Old Fort (16.30 mile)
Held the 3rd Saturday of every month. Bring your car, truck or motorcycle to downtown Old Fort, 3-5 p.m.
Marion (11.86 mile)
December 18 , December 25
(37) dates in all …
Open to all musicians, no scheduled performers. Outdoors (weather permitting), bring chairs or blankets. Call for more information.
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Spruce Pine (0.25 mile)
The Chalet restaurant on-site serves full breakfast, lunch and dinner everyday.
Spruce Pine (0.43 mile)
Spectacular views serves lunch and dinner. Panoramic view from balcony. Restaurant open year round. Near junction of NC 226 and Blue Ridge Parkway ...
Little Switzerland (1.53 mile)
Casual mountain atmosphere combine with an innovative taste. Menu samples: Chicken caesar wrap, sundried tomato veggie foccocia, smoked trout BLT
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Little Switzerland (0.25 mile)
Hotels & Motels
Unique inn, chalets and cottages in Little Switzerland, c. 1910.
Little Switzerland (0.26 mile)
Mountain cabins near Little Switzerland completely furnished with fireplaces, lots of glass, wood, paneling, large decks, hot tub on deck and panor...
Marion (0.65 mile)
Country Inns / Bed & Breakfasts
Unplug and unwind in a place unlike any you have ever seen! The Alpine Inn of Little Switzerland, is a precious gem among western North Carolinas m...
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