Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast

509 Beech Mountain Parkway PO Boc 2062, Banner Elk, NC 28604 USA (Show map)


We offer private bedrooms and private baths, in the main house and a cabin at the back of the property; situated in NC High Country between Asheville and Boone near Grandfather Mountain & Blue Ridge Parkway. Built in 1910, updated and opened in 2012, this is the newest B&B in Banner Elk. Winter skiing (2 miles away) and summer whitewater (30 minutes) are close by. Birdwatching, fishing, hiking, biking and more can be done right from the property. Enjoy relaxing days or use Banner Haven as your base camp for everything there is to do in the mountains.



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  • Guest room4.9
  • Service4.9
  • Value5
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Cabin in the woods Banner Elk, NC

5 on August 28, 2017

A really clean cabin next to a mountain stream. Cabin did not come with breakfast, so it was not rated

Charming B and B

5 on November 01, 2014

Cozy,cute and charming private cabin. Breakfast was delicious.

Great getaway!

5 on April 22, 2014

My girlfriend and I stayed there for a night for her birthday. The hosts were wonderful - they even upgraded our room from the king room to the cabin since they had a cancellation. The hosts were extremely accommodating and really encouraged us to make ourselves at home. The hot tub has a great view and we got directions to a few local landmarks including a nice waterfall hike. I would highly suggest staying in the cabin - it's the perfect size, very private, has a hammock right outside, and is extremely cozy for a nice getaway. We definitely plan on staying here again. I can't forget to mention the huge pile of pancakes waiting for us in the morning. -Jason (Charlotte, NC)

Our New Home Away from Home

4.6 on February 13, 2013

We try to make a visit to Banner Elk, NC, an annual affair. In year's past, we stayed at one of the litany of ski condos...small, boring and uncomfortable. This year, however, we decided to try the B&B route for an entire week. The newness of Banner Haven made us a little apprehensive at first, but we quickly settled into our cozy, clean, and roomy abode. We loved getting to know Greg and Amy, and it was an honor being one of the first in-house breakfasters. We definitely felt like we were visiting old friends. The breakfast cards are definitely great, although I was hoping for more breakfasts in-house. It's a B&B, after all. :) Hopefully as the business grows the rest of those details will fall in place. Regardless, we loved our stay and will definitely be back for years to come.

Wonderful innkeepers and kids

5 on November 18, 2012

The innkeepers' daughter was delightful. Although she was only about 16, she checked us into our room, gave the wifi code, explained breakfast, and answered a couple questions. She is a sweet little girl and very mature for her age. Greg and Amy were delightful as well, friendly, welcoming, and sweet. They are doing a wonderful job with their new business and are sure to do well.

Anniversary Getaway

5 on September 06, 2012

Me and my wife stayed one night here for our anniversary and went ziplining the next day. There is definitely plenty to do around with all the waterfalls you go hike around and everything else. The cabin was absolutely gorgeous and a lot bigger than the pictures could show. We were excited before hand, but we were blown away overall. Greg and Amy were awesome and super friendly, they took the time to help with the local sites and tell us where what was and any other questions we might would of had. The cabin has all you need and once again far exceeded all expectations (which were high anyway).

Escape from the City

5 on August 31, 2012

My husband and I traveled from Indianapolis to attend the Brisol Night Races. We decided to stay in the "High Country" of North Carolina and travel to the Speedway. We are so glad at we made the decision to do so. We loved Greg and Ami "the owners" they were so nice and helpful in helping us navigate our way through the area. We stayed in the King Suite and were very happy with our accommodations. I think their original idea of giving everyone meal cards for each day and allowing the guests the flexibility of choosing their time and location for breakfast or lunch is pure genius! This allows you to sleep in while on vacation. We will definitely stay again on our next tripto the area.

Mid Week stay in Banner Elk

4.6 on August 15, 2012

I enjoyed my stay with Banner Haven B&B. The people were great and were very informative about the area. The location was great for hiking and dining at the local hot spots. I plan on coming back in the future and staying longer next time.

Loved this place!

5 on July 23, 2012

We really loved our stay here. The owners treated us like visiting family and there was nothing we wanted/needed that we didn't have. We will stay here every time we visit Beech Mountain. The view from the cabin's deck is beautiful. Thanks, Greg and Amy!! (Bryan, Wendy, and Stella)

Puprise anniversary with my wife

5 on June 29, 2012

We love the Banner Elk area and have been coming here for 19 years. Normally we stay at the Azalea Inn, but apparently they've closed and someone recommended a new place. The innkeepers accomadated our same-day booking and lead us to the cabin. Breakfast was included and the stay was half what we expected to pay for a place like this. It's also pet-friendly and we'll be bringing our dog next.

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Rooms & Rates

Banner Creekside Cabin

At almost 500 Sq Ft, the Creekside Cabin features a queen sized bed and pullout couch. This is a pet-friendly cabin with cable TV, internet access, kitchenette (2-burner stove & countertop oven), and a fantastically private back porch overlooking a beautiful wooded creek and hillside. With room for up to four people it's a great place for families or couples.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $145 - $195

Banner Suite

The Banner Suite is our largest bedroom in the house. It has a queen sized bed. The bathroom is located in the room with a spacious tub. The room offers a walk-in closet and television, also including internet. You have two windows with a beautiful view of our cabin.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $150

Banner Couples Retreat

The Couple's Retreat is the smallest room in the house. It has a double sized bed and a walk-in closet. The bathroom is located across the hall, however, it is completely private and for the use of those guests only. It has beautiful wooden floors and a claw foot tub. Television and internet are included. Access to the hot tub at all times.

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

Nightly Rate: $89 - $125

Check Dates


Location Type

Countryside, Mountains, Wine country


Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 110 miles

Directions to property:

From Banner Elk (Hwy 184):

At the stoplight turn left (West) on Hwy 184/194
Travel 4/10 of a mile
Turn right on Beech Mountain Parkway (Hwy 184)
Travel 4/10 of a mile
Turn left into driveway (beside fire hydrant)
Driveway have stone columns and lights on both sides

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, National/State parks, Nature area, Tweetsie Railroad - 20 Minutes, Mystery Hill - 20 Minutes, Grandfather Mountain - 15 Minutes, Blue Ridge Parkway - 15 Minutes, Elk River Falls - 15 Minutes, Valle Crucis - 10 Minutes, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Bed and Breakfast, Cottage, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Fireplace, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Library, Piano, Videos, Wedding Facilities , All Rooms - Solo and Couples Massages Cabin - Pet-friendly

Room amenities

Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 1500-2100
  • Check Out:: 1200
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only All rooms are non-smoking
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Children are always welcome at Banner Haven
  • Childcare Provided: Limited Child care may be available if pre-arranged
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required Must be pre-registered and may incur a pet fee, Cabin only
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All reservations must be made with a credit card, in order to hold the room
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made within 15 days of your stay will incur a $100 fee; Cancellations made within the last 10 days will incur a $200 fee; Cancellations made within the last 7 days will be charged the full amount of the stay.



Greg and Amy Gardner

Languages spoken


Resident Pets

Cats , Dogs , 2 Macaw Parrots

About the innkeepers

Greg, Amy, Brooke and Jade enjoy meeting new friends from around the world and can always be found on local rivers, trails, and streams. They are avid campers and hikers but enjoy a lavish style when at the B&B with the highest level of service and style.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: Until 9:30am
  • Serving Location: Served until 9:30am, Breakfast/dining area