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
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.5
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Honeymoon Getaway

5 on January 11, 2017

We stayed in the Fox Suite just after Christmas after our wedding. This place is comfortable, easily accessible, and everything in town is easy walking distance, Also very close to Beech and Sugar mountains for snow skiing that we enjoyed. Frank and Karen are great hosts and serve up an awesome breakfast. If you're in the area, I highly recommend the Azalea Inn. Z & T

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.

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Rooms & Rates

White Crow Suite

1 King Bed. FP, TV large bath with large jacuzzi and large shower, kitchenette

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

The 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 pillow top mattress, for two, separate shower, kitchenette. TV with DVD and VCR wireless internet. Sit on your own little porch or walk a few steps to our large gazebo.

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

The Rooster Cottage

Cottage with lodge decor, great king sized cedar log bed with pillow top mattress, whirlpool bath plus shower and another half bath, kitchen, living room, fireplace, porch and 2 tv's.

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

The Bear's Den Cottage

Upstairs Carriage House cottage with great king sized cedar log bed with pillow top mattress, living room with gas fireplace,complete kitchen, 2 tv's. Vaulted Ceiling, bathroom with regular sized jacuzzi bathtub. Romantic getaway.

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

The Willow Room

Private porch with 2 rocking chairs. four poster queen sized bed, with quilt, and down comforter, burgundy walls with Blue Willow accents, hardwood floor, bath with regular sized jacuzzi bathtub. Color TV, Wireless Internet.

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

The Elk Suite

Beautiful suite with Elk theme. King bed with pillow top mattress, fireplace,large bath with two person jacuzzi, separate shower, nice ceramic tile, kitchenette, tv wireless internet.

  • 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, tv, wireless internet, hardwood floor, large bathroom with tub with shower. ADA handicap approved.

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

Azalea Room

Wonderful King Sized Bed with pillow top mattress. Fireplace, 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 memorabilia. Wireless Internet

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

Eagle's Nest Cottage

Upstairs cottage with lodge decor (you will feel like you are in a log cabin) with vaulted ceiling, king bed, kitchen, living room,FP, 2 cable tv's, one with DVD, wireless internet jacuzzi tub for two and separate shower. View of horse bottom ridge on balcony.

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

The Laurel Room

Charming room with quilted king bed with down comforter. Antique furniture. Cable TV and wireless internet. Private hallway bathroom with historic large claw footed tub with hand held shower. Just like Grandma used to have.

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

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.

  • 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 Internet

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

The 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.

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

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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.




Languages spoken


Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

Cooking, Gardening, Wine Making and Educating,

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

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian