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Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast

149 Azalea Circle , Banner Elk, NC 28604 USA (Show map)

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Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast and 3 cottages are beautifully situated behind a white picket fence with an original birdhouse collection and blue ribbon flowers with a view of Horse Bottom Ridge in the heart of Banner Elk. There are 3 cottages and 2 suites with lodge decor; great king cedar log beds and FP, along with seven other guest bedrooms with private bathrooms beautifully appointed with hardwood floors and ceramic tile. Some bathrooms with clawfoot tubs and whirlpool tubs. Bedrooms beautifully decorated with antiques, quilts, color TVs and down comforters.



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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service4.6
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

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104 Reviews

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Simply Charming

4.6 on October 15, 2014

Frank and Karen go out of their way to make your stay pleasant. The breakfast is great and you won't go away hungry! You can walk to several good restaurants for dinner. The grounds are absolutely beautiful!!! My personal favorite thing at the Inn is Karen's "Watch Dog" on the mantle! A great Inn at a great price. Joanne and Kirk (Waller)

Our first but not last

5 on October 05, 2014

This was a trip of a lifetime the stay at Azalea was to say the least the most enjoyable my wife & I have ever encountered. We will without a doubt go back again and again. You won't be sorry.

Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast

4.8 on September 27, 2014

This stay was my first at a B&B and I did not know what to expect. I was pleasantly surprised. The Inn is charming and the proprietors, Frank and Karen, are wonderful. They are excellent hosts and both of them went above and beyond to ensure I had a pleasant stay. The breakfast each morning was excellent. If there's a 4 star rating for breakfast, the Azalea Inn should receive one. I would highly recommend this B&B to everyone who want a relaxing stay in the beautiful mountains of North Carolina.

Great option for lodging in the heart of Banner Elk

4.8 on September 22, 2014

This place is meticulously kept. Very good value an walking distance to everything in Banner Elk

Comfortable and accommodating!

4.8 on August 27, 2014

My husband and I loved our stay at the Azalea Inn. Our room was comfortable and cozy, and the breakfast was wonderful. We were so happy that we were able to stay at the Azalea Inn instead of in a hotel. We felt welcome, and it was more like staying with friends than a hotel would have been. The location was perfectly nestled in the small town of Banner Elk. It was within walking distance of shops and restaurants. We will definitely return.

Stay was great.

4.0 on July 17, 2014

Our stay was great. The owners were very friendly and helpful. We will definitely stay there again.

Best weekend ever!

5 on June 18, 2014

The only bed and breakfast that I will ever visit

High Standards & Friendly Innkeepers

5 on June 16, 2014

We recently enjoyed another stay with Frank & Karen at the Azalea Inn in Banner Elk. The inn reflects professional management and caring owners. We see them a couple of times/year and have been staying there for over 12 years. Glad to have them back from their 2 year mission trip in East Africa.

Great place!!

5 on May 15, 2014

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay!!

Back after two year hiatus.

5 on May 15, 2014

We went back to the Azalea Inn B&B after a two year absence. This coincided with the return of the owners, Frank & Karen. They have returned this Inn to its formal glory. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay, and there were no issues with anything. I highly recommend this B&B.

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Rooms & Rates

Ivy Room

Queen sized iron bed with comfortable Orthopedic mattress, down comforter, antique dresser, modern bathtub with shower, hardwood floor. Cable TV. Wireless internet. Wonderful morning sunlight. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$109 - $109

Magnolia Room

Queen sized bed with pillow top mattress, down comforter, bath with modern bathtub with shower, hardwood floor. view of the "Plate Garden" in the front yard. Cable TV. Wireless. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$109 - $109

Rose Room

Queen sized iron, four poster bed, with rose-flowered comforter. Walls medium blue with rose stenciling, hardwood floor,bath with ceramic tile shower. Cable TV. Wireless internet Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$99 - $99

Azalea Room

Wonderful king sized bed with pillow top mattress, Faux mink comforter,down comforter,and lace coverlet.Fireplace. Color cable TV, vaulted ceiling with crystal chandelier, antique furniture, sitting area with two comfortable chairs and ottoman and stained glass window. Bathroom with beautiful dark blue ceramic tile shower. The "Bridal Suite" with wedding memorialbilia. Wireless. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$139 - $139

Violet Room

Queen sized antique four poster bed, with down comforter,deep green walls with violet accents, color TV, hardwood floor, large bathroom with tub with shower. Wireless internet. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$119 - $119

Willow Room

Four poster queen sized bed, with all white quilt, down comforter, burgundy walls with Blue Willow accents, hardwood floor, bath with regular sized jacuzzi bathtub. Room has it's own private front porch with 4 great rocking chairs. Color TV. Wireless internet. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

$129 - $129

Bear's Den

Upstairs Carriage House cottage with great king sized cedar log bed with pillowtop mattress, living room with gas fireplace, complete kitchen. Walls and vaulted ceiling are tongue and groove wood. Bathroom with regular sized jacuzzi bathtub. Romantic getaway for 2 people. Cable TV. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$0 - $180

Rooster Cottage

Cottage with lodge decor, great king sized cedar log bed with pillowtop mattress, whirlpool bath plus shower and another half bath, kitchen,living room, fireplace and porch. Tongue and groove walls makes it look like a log cabin inside. Call 888-898-2743 to reserve.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$0 - $190

Eagle's Nest cottage

Lodge decor (you will feel like you are in a log cabin) with king bed, kitchen, living room, FP, Cable TV, jacuzzi tub for two and separate shower. View of horse bottom ridge on balcony. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$0 - $180

Elk Suite

Beautiful suite with Elk theme. King bed with pillowtop mattress, fireplace, large bath with two person jacuzzi, separate shower, nice ceramic tile, kitchenette, cable TV, wireless internet. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$165 - $165

Fox Suite

We saw a fox in the nearby town park, and he must have followed us home because we have his picture in this suite. Fireplace, king bed with great pillowtop mattress, jacuzzi tub for two, separate shower, kitchenette. TV with DVD and VCR. Sit on your own little porch or walk a few steps to our large gazebo. Call 888-898-2743

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

$165 - $165

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 90 miles

Directions to property:

From the stoplight in Banner Elk, turn east on Main St (Hwy 194) and go one block to Azalea Cir and turn right. Go south one block and turn into Azalea Inn driveway.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Fireplace, Parking, Telephone , Balcony, Free Local Calls, Free Parking, Refrigerator / Kitchenette, Tea / Coffee Making Facilities

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Volleyball, Health Spa / Massage, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 3:00 pm - 7 p.m
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some week-ends and Special Events
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit cards hold the reservation.
  • Cancellations: There is a 7 day cancellation policy, except for special events and holidays, then it is 14 days.



Frank & Karen Wimbush

Languages spoken

Kiswahili, English

About the innkeepers

Golfing, gardening, woodworking, creating mosaics, quilting, cooking, volunteering for civic functions are some of our interests.

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Full, Flex or In-Room Breakfast

  • Time Served: 8:30am
  • Serving Location: Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian


149 Azalea Circle , Banner Elk, NC 28604 USA (Show map)

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