The Lodge at River Run

2981 Banner Elk Highway , Banner Elk, 28604 USA (Show map)
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Escape to The Lodge at River Run, a peaceful and inviting bed and breakfast in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Hidden away on ten acres overlooking the idyllic Elk River, this is a refuge like no other. Here you will encounter five-star luxury that emphasizes warm and friendly service in a tranquil, intimate atmosphere. In this serene Elk River valley setting, our luxurious accommodations are accented with a warm log-home flair. Thoughtful touches invite pampering and romance, such as an outdoor fireplace and a fire pit by the river, king-size beds with the finest linens, private baths, an outside hot tub, hammocks, and a hanging bed and lounges. This lodge offers five exclusive and very private rooms, each with a unique style and an excellent view. Unwind at the day’s end by enjoying a complimentary wine and cheese reception, where you can meet our staff and share stories with other guests. On special evenings, we will have live entertainment featuring local artists on the outside terrace. Do as much or as little as you’d like in the serene surroundings of The Lodge at River Run. Wander the lush grounds, relax in the Adirondack chairs and listen to the river gurgling by, or take in the beautiful scenery from either of the two covered decks while enjoying the outdoor fireplace. Relax in the hot tub or take a nap in one of the outdoor hammocks or the hanging bed. You are welcome to enjoy fishing along the banks of the river in front of our property.



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  • Guest room5
  • Service5
  • Value4.8
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining5

We will definitely be back!

5 on November 28, 2017

What a wonderful B&B. Bobbi made us feel like one of the family - warm and welcoming plus an outstanding cook. The lodge felt like a luxurious lodge.

Rest and relaxation!

5 on November 13, 2017

Our stay was nothing short of amazing. We always go for a trip for our anniversary and my husband was working in the area and saw it as he drove by. From the moment we got there we were met with Bobbie’s smiling face! We were given a tour of the lodge and were able to settle in and come up for hours dourves which were delicious. Then we relaxed for the rest of the night in the family room and on the swinging bed. From the swinging bed the calming sound of the river was just what we needed to relax. The leaves were in full vibrant colors. The next day Bobbie had delicious breakfast and gave us info about the area. We went out and came back for evening and sat by the fireplace and just relaxed. If you are looking for somewhere to just relax and rewind this place is for you! Definitely will be back!

Beautiful home!

5 on November 10, 2017

My husband and I had a wonderful stay! Beautiful home and friendly staff made us feel comfortable and allowed us to relax and enjoy our time in Banner Elk.

What a Gem!

5 on November 01, 2017

What a wonderful place! Everything done to perfection. From the Chocolate French Toast to the exquisite decor. And the hostess? Well, Bobbie is the cherry on top!!! She makes your stay nothing like any other. Can't wait to return!

Perfect Spot to Unwind!

4.8 on October 23, 2017

Loved the room and deck overlooking the creek. Enjoyed the fire pit after dark and breakfast was amazing. Cannot say enough good things about the place and the hosts Ray, Sandra and Bobbie.

A Gem in the woods

4.8 on October 20, 2017

So much more than we expected! The Lodge is gorgeous, the rooms are clean and comfortable and the hors d’oeuvres and Breckfast was excellent! They also accommodated me being gluten free. I highly recommend The Lodge at River Run!

Most beautiful home in the NC mountains

5 on July 26, 2017

The pictures of the Lodge look nice they don't do justice to this beautiful log home. The owners have thought of everything to make your stay a wonderful experience. We are planning our next trip.

wonderful time away

5 on July 16, 2017

It's worth staying here just for the fantastic 3 course breakfast!! Bobbi was a very informative and helpful hostess. Very quiet and private.

Truly an "Awesome Place"

5 on July 07, 2017

The best place we have ever stayed. Not only is the Lodge's rooms clean and beautiful, the service, value, cleanliness and dining is far above a 5 star Bed and Breakfast. Most important to us was the friendly and peaceful feeling when you entered. We entered as strangers from Florida and left as feeling like family. Thank you, Ray, Laura and Bobbie. Miss you all, Bill, Jan and Bryanna

What an amazing experience!

5 on June 17, 2017

We have gone to several B & B's. This one is by far the best. The log lodge is beautifully decorated and inviting along with luxurious rooms. But it was the outside sitting places that we fell in love with from the fire pit gathering space along the babbling stream to the outdoor living room with fireplace to our private outdoor covered deck. The breakfasts were fantastic homemade feasts. The homemade cinnamon rolls were wonderful! Our host, Bobbi, spoiled us. We came as strangers and left as friends. We will definitely be back.

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Rooms & Rates

Rainbow Trout

This room features a king-size bed that is hand engraved with fishing motif. Private entrance to the covered patio with rocking chairs that overlook the Elk River. This has an adjacent private bathroom connected by a private hallway with a tub/shower combination, heated tile floors, hair dryer and bathrobes for our guest.

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

Mountain Laurel

This is the largest of the riverside rooms as it sleeps up to 4 people with a king size bed and a futon sofa bed. It opens up onto the covered porch and has a cafe table for you to enjoy a cup of coffee. It has a flat screen tv, small refrigerator and coffee maker. The bathroom has a shower, heated tiles, hair dryer and bathrobes for our guest.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King


Beautiful room on top floor with king bed and twin day bed that overlooks the Elk River. Private bath with all the conviences... heated tile floors, hair dryer, and robes. Equipped with own refreshment center complete with coffee maker, refrigerator, and ice maker. Direct tv, free wi-fi, overhead fan, and XM radio.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin

River Watch

This bedroom is located on the top floor and has a cathedral high ceiling and three large windows with a twin daybed that overlooks the Elk River. The tall king-size high bed guarentees a great night sleep. A large private bathroom connects to your room with a tub/shower, heated tile floors and bathrobes for our guest to use.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Twin


Large bedroom with twin canapy beds.. Private bathroom with all modern conveniences including double sinks, hair dryers, heated floor tiles. This room opens up to the covered patio complete with rocking chairs and hanging bed that overlooks the Elk River.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Asheville, NC (AVL) 80 miles

Inn Details

Establishment type

Boutique Hotel, Cabin, Chalet

Room amenities


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  • Check In:: 16:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children must be at least 10 years old.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions



Bobbie Parks

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

We look forward to having you be a part of our family at The Lodge at River Run. You will come as strangers but leave as our friends.

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  • Serving Location: Covered Terrace, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area