Steve, Thank you!
My husband and daughter and I had such a great time spending a week at your Stone House in Little Switzerland during foliage season. It was great to discover Little Switzerland, with café, post office, a small general store, and other amenities right at an exit on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The location on McKinney Mine Rd is a lovely country setting for the house, back from the country road but convenient to it - just what you'd expect from the posted picture of the house. The 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms are generous and furnished with plenty of bureaus and shelving. Eat-in kitchen and the family room addition are both spacious and comfortable. We enjoyed all our breakfasts and a few dinners at the house, and made our lunches every day to set out on adventures.
We appreciated your detailed write-up of things to do and see in the area. And the Stone House was a wonderfully central location. We traveled in all directions: to Asheville on 2 different days, including one day at The Biltmore, and to Blowing Rock, Mt Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, Black Mountain, Crabtree Falls, and more during our 6-day trip. Grocery shopping in Spruce Pine was close enough, we enjoyed the drive, and also ate a delicious dinner for our family birthdays at Spruce Pine's Knife and Fork. On another evening we discovered that the Mexican restaurant, also in "old town" Spruce Pine along the river, had delicious food and very generous portions. Having also hit a few micro-breweries in the area, I think all we missed was a night out for the great local country music you described.
Writing from our home in Oregon, we can't be sure when we'll have the chance to come visit again, but would love to. Our daughter lives in Durham, so she, and we, will enjoy another visit when we can.