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. Walk to fine dining or grab a burger nearby. The Banner Elk Winery is only one mile away and offers daily tastings and summer tours of the vineyard. Great shopping, scenic drives along the Blue Ridge Parkway, or take in one of the many festivals: fine arts and crafts, local farmer's market, and summer theatre at Lees McRae College. Hike magnificent Grandfather Mountain, or ski and snowboard nearby Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain. North Carolina's High Country has nature in her autumn finery during the Wooly Worm Festival and the Apple Fair in Valle Crucis on the third weekend in October each year. The color and pageantry of the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games occurs on the second full weekend in July annually. Drive along the Blue Ridge Parkway and enjoy shopping and dining in quaint Blowing Rock, a resort town established in the 19th century for the "cooling off" of the residents all over the warm South.
4.8 on September 25, 2016
Frank and Karen are low-key but very knowledgeable of the area. They personalized our visit by being available, but now intrusive. The place felt like home. The gardening is spectacular. A bonus is a walking trail behind the house.
5 on August 18, 2016
We stay at the Azalea Inn each year now. It is perfect. Clean, comfortable, located very well and the owners are the nicest people ever. The breakfast is wonderful....the only problem is I never want to leave.
5 on June 27, 2016
Everything was excellent. Very gracious hosts. Highly recommend
5 on April 12, 2016
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Azalea Inn although the weather was pretty cool. Frank and Karen prepared a great breakfast every morning. They made sure everything met our approval. Our room was very spacious and well kept. I hope we can plan more trips to the inn.
5 on October 19, 2015
This was one of our stops on our trip up the Blue Ridge Parkway. The inn was very nice and comfortable. Karen and Frank were gracious and friendly hosts. We would love to stay there again..
5 on August 21, 2015
The room was clean, comfortable and the food was outstanding. Very nice owners and it is located perfectly.
5 on May 22, 2015
Our stay at the Azalea was a pleasant surprise. The inn was quiet and the hosts, Frank and Karen, were the perfect blend of friendly and informative. The grounds were beautiful and I could easily see hosting a family reunion here. The breakfast was the best B&B food we have ever had. Plenty of privacy and plenty to do in the area plus shops and restaurants right across a side street. Would highly recommend this B&B
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)
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.
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.
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
$119 - $119
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
$119 - $119
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
$109 - $109
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
$149 - $149
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
$129 - $129
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
$139 - $139
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
$190 - $190
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.
$205 - $205
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
$190 - $190
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
$175 - $175
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
$165 - $165
Downtown, Mountains, Small town
Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 90 miles
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.
Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Lake, Movie Theater, Museum, Nature area, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Ski area
Board games, Fireplace, Parking, Telephone , Balcony, Free Local Calls, Free Parking, Refrigerator / Kitchenette, Tea / Coffee Making Facilities
Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR
Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Volleyball, Health Spa / Massage, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting
Restrictive , Vegetarian