Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast

149 Azalea Circle , Banner Elk, 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. 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.



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

Pleasant Retreat

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.

Favorite B&B

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.

Rhody trip

5 on June 27, 2016

Everything was excellent. Very gracious hosts. Highly recommend

An enjoyable vacation

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.

Great place to stay

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..

Best ever B&B

5 on August 21, 2015

The room was clean, comfortable and the food was outstanding. Very nice owners and it is located perfectly.

Wonderful getaway, wonderful hosts

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

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.

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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

$119 - $119

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

$119 - $119

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

$109 - $109

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

$149 - $149

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

$129 - $129

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

$139 - $139

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

$190 - $190

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

$205 - $205

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

$190 - $190

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

$175 - $175

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

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

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, Tennis courts, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • 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.



Angelo Acceturo

Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Cooking, Gardening, Wine Making and Educating,

Check Dates




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

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian