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Parkway Accommodations & Camping

These sites along the Parkway provide opportunities for overnight accomodations from spring through the fall foliage season. Many visitors also enjoy the various camping sites along the Parkway and a chance to sleep under the stars.

Explore our Interactive Map to find a variety of lodging convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway. Many travelers may find that venturing beyond the Parkway into the local towns and communities in the region is an enjoyable part of the Parkway experience.

The Peaks of Otter Lodge is located 20 miles north of Roanoke, Virginia, at Milepost 86.  This is the only year-round lodging on the Parkway and offers dining, trails, fishing and seasonal interpretive programs at the park amphitheater.

Pisgah Inn is open from early spring through the fall foliage season. Located south of Asheville, North Carolina, at Milepost 408.6, Pisgah Inn is the highest elevation lodging on the Blue Ridge Parkway at more than 5,000 feet and is known for its restaurant's breathtaking views. 

Switzerland Inn & Chalet Restaurant is open from early spring through the fall foliage season. Located north of Asheville, North Carolina at Milepost 334.The inn offers a variety of accommodations including mountain view suites, cottages & rooms in the main lodge. The restaurant serves three meals daily.

Rocky Knob Cabins is currently closed, pending facility repairs. Located at Milepost 174 near Meadows of Dan, Virginia, these are small, rustic cabins built by the Civilian Conservation Corps during the early days of Parkway construction.

Highlights & Happenings

  • Doughton Park, MP 240
  • The Brinegar Cabin, craft demonstrations, and diverse hiking options and make Doughton Park a must-experience destination along the Parkway.
  • Rocky Knob & Mabry Mill, MP 169, 176.2
  • These Parkway treasures offer many opportunities for visitors including hiking, camping, picnicking, and one of the most-photographed structures along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Moses H. Cone Park, MP 294
  • Today the manor and the entire estate are one of the most heavily used areas along the Parkway and home to the Parkway Craft Center. Carriage roads are popular for hiking, horseback riding and cross-country skiing, especially by residents of the Boon
  • Mount Pisgah, MP 408
  • Mount Pisgah’s spectacular views, hiking trails, picnic area, campground, lodge, restaurant, and country store make this area a popular destination for visitors along the Blue Ridge Parkway.
  • Peaks of Otter, MP 86
  • With stunning views, natural beauty, and the surrounding Jefferson National Forest, it’s no wonder the Peaks of Otter area has attracted people to the region for more than 8,000 years.
  • Waterrock Knob, MP 451.2
  • An ideal spot for watching sunrise and sunsets across the rugged mountains, Waterrock Knob Visitor Center sits at almost 6,000 feet elevation.
  • Cumberland Knob, MP 217.5
  • Located near the Virginia state line, Cumberland Knob is the site where construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway began in 1935. It was the first recreation area opened to the public and remains a favorite destination for both locals and visitors.
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