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Rio Doce Mine

14622 Hwy 226 S

Spruce Pine NC 28777


P.O. Box 296

Little Switzerland, NC 28749



Fax: 765-2097


Rio Doce Gem Mine is open everyday from Easter through Halloween.

The operating hours are from 9:00 A.M. until 6:00 P.M.


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Tkids-in-pool-2he Mountains of Western North Carolina provide you with a wide variety of lodging choices, wonderful places to eat and amazing things to do.   From Elegant to "Roughing it" western North Carolina has it all!

In order to help you plan your vacation we have categorized links for you based on the type of the lodging.   Not all families are cut out for camping in the mountains.

Depending on the season you are visiting us you may want to consider different types of lodging choices.

One of the fastest growing segments of the lodging choices here in the mountains are Chalet Rentals.   Chalets range in size from one to over 10 bedrooms!  These beautiful cabins are often nestled in some of the most pristine landscape in the Mountains! 


Country Oaks


Your family deserves this kind of vacation!






Visit the Chamber of Commerce Web Site for interesting facts about Mitchell County, NC