2017 Season Hours
April 30 – August 31:
Monday-Tuesday: Closed, except Labor Day & Memorial Day
Wednesday-Sunday: 10 to 5
September 1 – October 29:
10 to 6 every day
Physical Address: 1025 Orchard Rd
Spruce Pine, NC 28777
Mile 328.3 on the Blue Ridge Parkway
Mailing Address: PO Box 245
Little Switzerland, NC 28749
Toll Free: 888-765-9531
Location: The GPS coordinates of the Orchard are: 35.875541 (N), -82.024560 (W)
Directions from Spruce Pine:
Via 226: From Hwy 19E, go south on Hwy 226. Turn left just before the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass to access the Parkway. Turn left on the Parkway and go about 3 miles. Turn right at sign to Orchard Road.
Directions from Asheville:
Take I-26 W toward Johnson City. Exit at Hwy 19E, turn right on 19E, and follow signs to Burnsville. Continue past Burnsville to Spruce Pine. Turn right (South) on Hwy 226. Turn left just before the Blue Ridge Parkway overpass to access the Parkway. Turn left on the Parkway. Go about 3 miles. Turn right at sign to Orchard Road.
Directions from Boone/Blowing Rock:
If the Blue Ridge Parkway is open, go south on the Parkway to mile 328.3. Turn left at Orchard Rd.
If the Parkway is closed, take Hwy 105 south from Boone or Hwy 221 south from Blowing Rock. The two roads eventually merge to become 181/221. Turn right on 194 and go about 4 miles. Turn left (south) on 19E toward Spruce Pine and go about 6.5 miles. Turn left on Altapass Highway (at sign for Blue Ridge Regional Hospital). Follow Altapass Highway until it ends at the Blue Ridge Parkway. Turn right (North) on the Parkway. Go 1 mile and turn left on Orchard Road.
Directions from Marion:
Take Hwy 226 north to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Go North on the Parkway and continue for about 3 miles. Turn right at sign to Orchard Road.