1911 – Little Switzerland, NC – $284,900

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Added to OHD on 5/12/20   -   Last OHD Update: 5/12/20   -   6 Comments
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710 Grassy Mountain Rd, Little Switzerland, NC 28749

  • $284,900
  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2193 Sq Ft
  • 3 Ac.
What do Little Switzerland and the NY Yankees have in common? This house! Built by a founder of Little Switzerland, it was the home of Louisa DeSaussure Duls, the author of The Story of Little Switzerland.The second owner was Clyde King, a major league baseball pitcher for the Dodgers and successful manager of the Yankees. Echo Cottage has been a summer home since being built in 1912.It has been updated throughout the years but still retains the original charm.Plenty of room for family and friends, the home once served as a boarding house during the construction of the Blue Ridge Parkway. Quaint Little Switzerland downtown, the parkway and Grassy Creek Falls are within walking distance! The separate 496 sq ft. cabin, used originally by parkway workers during it's construction, was later purchased and moved to the property.This house has amazing long distance views! There's a small creek too! If you love history, baseball and Little Switzerland, this house is waiting for you!
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Ginger Gregory, Coldwell Banker King
(828) 398-5955
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6 Comments on 1911 – Little Switzerland, NC – $284,900

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  1. This is a beautiful area. I love the cast iron stove and the stonework.

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  2. dunamovindunamovin says: 146 comments

    I could easily live in the cottage and airb+b the house. In a vacation destination like this it would stay rented and pay for itself. Hmmm have to think about that.

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  3. hearsetraxhearsetrax says: 219 comments
    VA

    cute place, but it’d make for a nicer getaway from it all in some senses

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  4. RyRy says: 13 comments
    NC

    Oh, I think I shared this one before! I hadn’t realized I missed it the first time around…

    Little Switzerland is a cute blink-and-you’ll-miss-it stop on the Blue Ridge Parkway. Originally in the 1900s, a group of businessmen wanted to build their own toll road and resort, an early predecessor to the Parkway, but they ran out of money and the resort never really took off. But there are two hotels with wonderful views and a café that’s listed on the Historic NC BBQ Trail (very delicious, make sure to stop if you’re in the area!). Easy proximity to waterfalls, mining in Spruce Pine, Mt. Mitchell, Grandfather Mountain, and skiing. I-40 is about half an hour away since the new 226 route made traveling up and down the mountain much easier.

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  5. I would really like to stay here.

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  6. KEYLIMEKEYLIME says: 209 comments

    Here, belatedly, is some information about the town. Sounds like a neat little place.

    https://www.romanticasheville.com/little_switzerland.htm

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