The Inn at Elk River

875 Main Street West , Banner Elk, NC 28604 USA (Show map)
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About

Nestled in the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains of Banner Elk, North Carolina, our bed and breakfast is the perfect choice for a romantic get away, an outdoor adventure, a business convention, or a well-needed relaxing vacation during any season. The Inn at Elk River is quiet, scenic with beautiful vies of the North Carolina mountains and yet convenient to many area attractions including several North Carolina ski resorts such as Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Seven Devils Ski Resorts. In addition, Grandfather Mountain and Linville Falls and Gorge are very close by our Inn property as are numerous trout fishing opportunities or mountain hiking or biking. Our elegant, Williamsburg styled inn provides eight individually fashioned rooms to choose from, each room unique and spacious that includes sitting areas. This Blue Ridge Mountain oasis offers many great amenities for each room which include: Cable TV, free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, private deck entrances, queen and king sized beds, and working fireplaces in four of the eight rooms. Each room rate includes a delicious full breakfast for two which you can enjoy on our enclosed porch dining room or by the fireplace in the parlor on cool mornings. As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback and invite you to come enjoy the comforts and hospitality of our inn. You will not be disappointed! Come visit us soon!

Reviews

Overall
4.7

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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Great getaway in the mountains

4.4 on November 10, 2014

Inn was clean, accommodations very comfortable, and food good. Nice location for exploring the mountains. The Inn keeper, Darlene, was outstanding!!!! She is the best Inn Keeper we have encountered.

Innkeeper Response
Happy Holidays! All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thank you again!

- John Lowery (Owner)


Fun at Elk River

5 on February 26, 2014

Fantastic Place

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your excellent review! All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thank you again!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


Great value.

4.0 on February 15, 2014

Having paid as much for hotel rooms in the area we found this to be by far the better value. Homey, warm and inviting.

Innkeeper Response
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thank you again!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


Wonderful weekend get away!

5 on February 06, 2014

The room was cozy with fire already laid up, just had to start it. Inn keeper had delicious snacks. Breakfast was excellent and filling, just what we needed to start out our snowy adventure. Thanks again to the inn keeper for a wonderful experience.

Innkeeper Response
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thank you again!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


Homestyle away from home

5 on December 19, 2013

Peaceful, wonderful service, well worth the drive.

Innkeeper Response
Happy Holidays! All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thank you again! Happy New Year!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


The Inn at Elk River

4.6 on December 17, 2013

The Inn and manager Darlene, are very nice. Well appointed cozy rooms, delicious food and the views are truly breath taking. Loved our long weekend there!!

Innkeeper Response
Happy Holidays! All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thank you again! Happy New Year!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


Very Happy Here

5 on November 25, 2013

This inn offers an exceptional view of the beautiful NC mountains. Our room was clean and very comfortable. Darlene, the innkeeper, went above and beyond to make our stay one we will always remember,


NC Mountains - Banner Elk

4.8 on November 16, 2013

Absolutely a beautiful view! Wonderful innkeeper. Very welcoming and full of history and information about the area. We will definitely return.

Innkeeper Response
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on your next visit to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


Needs an update with furnishings and meals.

2.0 on July 26, 2013

First room was damp and moldy smelling. Had to ask for another room. The other room was fine without odors but the window airconditioner vents were very dirty. The decortive pillows on the bed smelled like they had not ever been cleaned. The bedspread was yellow underneath and was supposed to be white. The mattress was hard as a rock! Afternoon snack was one level box cake with icing on it. No forks provided or beverages. The morning coffee was instant with coffeemate instead of half and half with fresh brewed. The food was tasty and the host of the Inn was very nice and accommodating.

Innkeeper Response
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & are truly sorry for your dissatifaction during your recent stay. We welcome your comments, but are confused by several of your issues, as we offer fresh brewed coffee & our mattresses in all 8 rooms were recently replaced last year. The mattresses are "top of the line" nationally recognized pillow top mattresses. While this is the first complaint we have had about our bedding since we bought the Inn in 1996, we do recognize we are really selling a "good night's sleep" at our B&B. At the same time we replaced all of the mattresses, we also purchased new bed spreads. We are constantly purchasing new sheets & towels & such to provide our guests with top quality & a good value for their money. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


A Wonderful Stay

4.4 on July 15, 2013

We stayed at the Inn at Elk River as a last minute get-away. We were pleasantly surprised with the coziness and comfort. The breakfast was wonderful, and our room was extremely clean. Breakfast was outstanding, and Darlene, the Inn Keeper went that "extra mile" so to speak to accomodate us.

Innkeeper Response
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

- John Lowery (Managing Partner)


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Rooms & Rates

Magnolia Room

The magnolia room is one of our most popular rooms. With the cool colors and relaxing ambiance, assure rest and relaxation will be yours. With a personal fireplace in the room, comfort is inevitable. Your king size bed will guarantee a good nights sleep and a refreshing morning. Enjoy your morning tea or coffee on our large deck, which your guest room has a personal access to. This relaxing oasis is furnished with a king-sized bed, fire place, sitting area, private bathroom, cable TV, free Wi-fi, and individual deck access.

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

Nightly Rate: $185 - $185

Sugar Maple

Our Sugar Maple Room is furnished with a queen size, four posted bed and top-quality linens. The beautiful blue and cream colors that engulf the room give a sensation of peace while resting in this wonderful guest room. After a day of fun outdoor activities such as horseback riding, fly fishing, or skiing across the Blue Ridge Mountains, come back to The Inn at Elk River and regroup in our Sugar Maple room! The Sugar Maple Room is wonderfully furnished with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, sitting area, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access.

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

Nightly Rate: $150 - $150

Fraser Room

The Fraser room is furnished with beautiful white whicker furniture, and red and green embellishments of linens and decor. A country feel with the Blue Ridge Mountain range as a view outside. A simple room that makes a guest feel exquisite and peaceful. Enjoy a relaxing bath in your private bathroom, then refresh your senses with the crisp mountain air on the deck that is located right out of the Frasers room personal deck access door. This cozy room is furnished with queen-sized bed, private bathroom, sitting area, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Beech Room

The Beech room is wonderful choice for the guest that enjoys comfort and privacy. You can read a book while being warmed by your personal fireplace, or enjoy watching your favorite television show on your flat screen TV. Not only do you have a luxurious king size bed , but you also have a small sitting area for the extra comforts of home. Rest your head in a room furnished with a king-sized bed, private bathroom, sitting area, fire place, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access.

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

Nightly Rate: $160 - $160

Balsam Room

The Balsam room is a comforting guest room where you can just relax and enjoy your time in Banner Elk. The calming colors of the decor, with the natural wood finish of the furniture will make you relaxed and at ease. Enjoy a nice glass of your favorite wine while being warmed by your personal fireplace. This room is a wonderful place for a romantic getaway with your significant other. Let the Balsam room bring the romance back into your vacation. Rest peacefully in a room furnished with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, sitting area, fireplace, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

Dogwood Room

Rest and relax in a room furnished with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, sitting area, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access. The Dogwood room is a great escape from your crazy daily life back at home. This quaint country style room is a fantastic place to enjoy the view of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. Step out on the deck from a private access door right in your room. Enjoy the crisp mountain air with a cup of coffee in the morning, a good book in our relaxing deck chairs in the afternoon, or a romantic sunset over the mountains in the evening. The Dogwood room a pristine guest room to experience during your stay.

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Scarlet Oak Room

The Scarlet Oak Room is furnished with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, sitting area, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access. The Scarlet Oak room gives off a warming sensation from the ambiance in the room. The pale yellow and greens that swallow up the room produce an overwhelming sense of peace and tranquility. With light splashes of red throughout the room make the small prints stand out boldly. This guest room is a great place to take an afternoon nap to replenish you after a long day of fun, outdoor activities. And at the end of your day you can catch up on your favorite cable television shows, or use our free Wi-Fi and play on your laptop!

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

Nightly Rate: $135 - $135

Hickory Room

The Hickory room is a favorite for our guests. With the many activities available in Banner Elk, the Hickory room is a centerpiece during your vacation. While the warm light from the glowing fireplace keeps you warm, sit back and relax in the privacy of this astonishing guest room. Enjoy a soothing bath in your private bathroom, and then retreat to the deck for a starlit evening. You will not be able to wait for your next vacation to Banner Elk, and your next stay in the Hickory room at The Inn at Elk River. Be at peak of comfort in a room furnished with a queen-sized bed, private bathroom, fireplace, cable TV, free Wi-Fi, and individual deck access.

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

Nightly Rate: $140 - $140

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Location

Location Type

Mountains, Small town

Airport

45 miles

Area Attractions

Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, White Water Rafting, Mountain Climbing, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Forge, Linville Water Falls, Outlet Stores, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Ski area, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other

Room amenities

Fireplace, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3pm
  • Check Out:: 11am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Rollaway bed available for $35
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

Innkeepers

Name(s)

John Lowery

Languages spoken

English

Resident Pets

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Meals

Breakfast

Full

  • Time Served: 7 - 9am
  • Serving Location: Enclosed dining porch, Breakfast Room, Breakfast/dining area, Dining Room

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