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Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast

Banner Elk, NC 28604 USA (Show map)
99 Reviews
$89 - $190
per night

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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.

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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

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99 Reviews

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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.

Wonderful Stay at The Azalea Inn , Banner Elk, NC

5 on April 29, 2014

Spent three wonderful nights at the Elk Cabin at The Azalea Inn and loved every minute. The hosts, Frank and Karen, were very gracious and breakfast was served in their very charming dining room every morning. I would definitely stay there again and recommend this Inn to anyone looking for a great experience!

A nice place to stay in the heart of Banner Elk.

3.0 on November 18, 2013

Azalea Inn is a nice place to stay in Banner Elk.

Nice peaceful convenient location for pleasant stay

4.0 on October 09, 2013

Great breakfast served 9 am to 9:30 am; comfortable room; close to excellent restaurant one can walk across to, quiet yet convenient location; room up to par. Only discomfort was Laurel room booked, admittedly lowest cost option, while had a private bath, the bath was not attached to the bedroom and one had to walk through common house area to access bathroom.

Charm and Serenity in the Heart of Banner Elk

5 on October 07, 2013

Fantastic accommodation and hospitality. We arrived late and owners provided clear instructions how to reach them to check-in. Service was impeccable. Room was very clean. On-site paved parking a plus. Convenient access to quaint shops and boutique restaurants in nearby shopping village. Will consider again for a relaxing mountain getaway!

Great place!!

4.4 on September 28, 2013

Beautiful bed and breakfast. Amy and Greg were wonderful and we really enjoyed our stay!!

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Mountains, Small town


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

Directions to property:

Travel South on I-85 to Exit 17 (Hwy 321) and turn left (North). Travel approximately 90 minutes to Boone, NC (remain on Hwy 321). In Boone, turn left (South) on Hwy 105/421. Continue 12 miles to the third light and turn right on Tynecastle Highway (Hwy 184). After 5 miles you will be in Banner Elk, NC. 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

Country Inn, Bed and Breakfast

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
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Some week-ends and Special Events
  • 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


Hot Deal

Sudden Sleeper Program

Regular Rate: $99 now $49.50 (50% Savings:)

Call the day before you want to stay between the hours of noon and 6 p.m. and reserve a room for the next 2 nights. Get the second night at 50% off. Example: first night $99, second night $49.50.

expires Wednesday

Details Diamond Collection

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

Property highlights

Free $60 gift card with a $300+ purchase