Welcome to the
Skyline Village Inn. Enjoy a bit of History with a touch of
modern hospitality. Lodging, Accommodations, Dining and great
wine and beer selection on the Blue Ridge Parkway, near
Spruce Pine and Little Switzerland, NC
adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 331, the
historic Skyline Inn was built by John M Greer in the side
of the mountain at the entrance to a cavern, where a
moonshine still was located. Construction began in 1942 and
was completed in 1948 financed by the moonshine money. Mr.
Greer was a master carpenter and stonemason. His handy work
is present in the wood paneling, marble floors and wood
inlay tables throughout the building.
The hotel has one of the most beautiful views in the
North Carolina mountains.We are midway between Boone and Asheville areas making
this an ideal spot from which to visit and roam the
Close to hiking for Mt Mitchell, Linville Gorge Wilderness
Area, Roan Mt and Grandfather Mt..
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Tales abound about the secret tunnels and caverns used by
the moonshining crews and their activities during the 1940’s
and 50’s. We have uncovered one of the caverns in the boiler
room. This cavern goes about 20 feet under the back parking
The facility today consists of a 12,000 square foot Inn with
16 guest rooms all with hand made wood paneling. Also we
have a restaurant with great food: Delicious hamburgers, mouth watering Ribeye Steaks with some delicious
vegetarian selections as well. We have enhanced the ambience of dining at the Skyline by building a deck
which over looks the Catawba Valley. The deck is located on
the second floor and has its own bar facility and we serve
our full menu weather permitting. Dinner with one of the
greatest views on the beautiful Blue Ridge Parkway: It
doesn't get any better!
In August 2005 we noticed a
hollow wall in our boiler room. This aroused our curiosity
knowing the history of moonshining etc, so we knocked a hole
in the wall with a sledge hammer and uncovered a cave going
underneath our parking lot.
We invite the active public: Motorcyclists, bicyclists and
campers seeking refuge and a shower for a night. We feature
live local musical talent whenever we can. We have a 56”
digital HD TV to view sports events. We are one of the very
few establishments on the Parkway to offer bike rentals.
* Pet Friendly
*Murder Mystery Weekends
*Meetings, Dinners & Parties
*Mountain Bike Rentals
* Best Rock Shop on the Blue Ridge Parkway
*Best selection of Beer & Wine on the Blue Ridge Parkway
The varied activities with a setting that affords a
drop-dead view, entertainment and a unique history led us to
change the name from the Skyline Inn & Café to the Skyline
Village Inn & Cavern Tavern.
Skyline is open year round and is centrally located to many
of the areas biggest attractions including: The Blue Ridge
Parkway, Mineral Museum and Visitor’s Center, Emerald
Village, Gem Mountain, Rio Dolce Mining, Spruce Pine Gems,
Mt Mitchell State Park, Linville
Falls, Grandfather Mountain, Roan Mountain, The Appalachian
Trail, the Mountains to Sea Trail, Linville Gorge Wilderness
Area, the major North Carolina ski resorts and much more.