Located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 331 the historic Skyline Inn was built by John M Greer in the side of the mountain at the entrance to a cavern where a moon shine still was located. Construction began in 1942 and was completed in 1948 financed by the moonshine money. Mr. Greer was a master carpenter and stonemason. His handy work is present in the wood paneling marble floors and wood inlay tables throughout the building. Tales abound about the secret tunnels and caverns used by the moon shining crews and their activities during the 1940s and 50s. We have uncovered one of the caverns in the boiler room. This cavern goes about 20 feet under the back parking lot. The facility today consists of a 12 000 square foot Inn with 16 guest rooms all with handmade wood paneling. Also we have a restaurant with great food - BBQ Ribs mouth watering Ribeye Steaks with some delicious vegetarian selections as well. We have added to the ambience of dining at the Skyline by building a deck which overlooks the Catawba Valley. The deck is located on the second floor and has its own bar facility and we serve our full menu weather permitting. All guests must enter zip code in order for reservations to be confirmed.