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In Banner Elk North Carolina, "the Balcony of the Blue Ridge", you can gaze out across mountain ridges stretching almost 100 miles to the horizon from your cabin or vacation rental. Banner Elk is in Avery County, the northwest mountains of North Carolina, in a region known as the High Country. Avery encompasses Banner Elk and several small communities of less than 1,000 year-round residents. With three major ski resorts in the immediate area, the county has evolved into a premiere southern destination for NC skiing, snowboarding and winter adventures. 
The first settlers  in Banner Elk were members of the Banner Family, originally from Wales. In 1848 a permanent settlement was established by the 55 members of the Banner family and the settlement was named Banner's Elk. In 1911  the town became incorporated and the name shortened to Banner Elk. 

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Lees-McRae College is a private four-year college located in Banner Elk and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church USA. Originally an all-female high school , it became an accredited co-ed junior college in 1931 and was granted status as a 4 year  college in 1990. The college currently offers   20 majors, including Wildlife Rehabilitation, Wildlife Biology, Performing Arts Studies, Business, and Elementary Education. The campus includes several historic stone  landmarks -  the Rock House, Tuft Tower and the North Carolina House. 
 
The Elk River headwaters begin in the Northwestern slopes of Peak Mountain and flow  west to Banner Elk and on to Elk Park. Prior to crossing into Tennessee it flows over Elk Falls, a locally-known attraction which is approximately a 40 foot drop. It then flows down a narrow, relatively steep valley to the tiny community of Elk Mills. 
 
 
 
 Upcoming Events and Festivals in or near Banner Elk:
12/12            Santa at Sugar
12/12-14       Pre-Season Ski Clinic at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort
12/12-14       SugarFest at Sugar Mountain Ski Resort

                                             ONGOING EVENTS:
Concerts in the Banner Elk Town Park  Every Thursday evening in July and August the community of Banner Elk gathers in the town park for a summer concert. Performers range from bluegrass to beach, to country, to top 40, to blues, to jazz, to Motown, to big band.
Live Music at the Village Shoppes - Wednesdays in downtown Banner Elk
   
 
Banner Elk NC Cabins and Vacation Rentals:
For additional cabins and rental near Banner Elk see Blowing Rock and  Linville
beautiful mountain views from this Banner Elk vacation rental Beautiful mountain views from a classic High Country vacation rental - 3 bedrooms, 4.5 baths, sleeps up to 11. Decks with mountain views, gas grill, large wood-burning fireplace. Located within 15 minutes of the ski slopes. $200 - $250 night, $1000 - $1250 week.    
                See rental photos and availability 
Banner Elk vacation rental near tubing and zipline 300 yards to Hawksnest Tubing and Zipline - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 8. Incredible year-round views, all-in-one 48" gaming system for pool - ping pong- air hockey, Grill, WIFI, Satellite TV. Pet Friendly. $105 - $125 night, $700 - $800 week. 
              See rental photos and availability 
vacation rental near downtown Banner Elk Townhome in the heart of Banner Elk - 3 bedroom 2.5 baths, sleeps 6. Balcony and patio, 2 gas fireplaces, jetted bathtub, washer and dryer, Internet, tasteful modern furnishings. Walk to downtown Banner Elk. $110 - $115 nt, $690 wk. See rental photos, details and availability
enjoy the mountain views Mountain view cottage near the slopes - 1 bedroom +loft, 1.5 baths, sleeps up to 4. Views of Grandfather and Sugar Mountains inside and out, deck with dining area and hot tub, fireplace, gas grill, WIFI. $110 - $400 night, $600 - $900 week.          Check photos and availability  
enjoy the view of Grandfather mountain at the 3 level cabin Stunning views of Grandfather Mountain - 3 bedrooms+, 3 baths, sleeps up to 8.  Deck with hot tub and gas grill, fireplace, foosball and video games, WIFI. Located in Banner Elk NC near High Country attractions and ski resorts. Contact for current rates.  
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incredible mountain views Log cabin with gorgeous views from inside and out - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Hot tub, fireplace, foosball, HDTV, Internet., 1700 square feet of deck. $165 - $190 night, $900-$975 week.  
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vacation by the stream on 83 acres Streamside vacation home on 82 acres - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps 8. Newer cedar home 50 feet from Beech Creek, stocked trout waters. Hot tub, covered porch and open deck with grill, fireplace, video games, onsite hiking. $235 - $265 night, $1450 week.    Learn more 
Large, upscale log home rental Upscale Log Home rental - 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, sleeps up to 10. Hot tub, HDTV, WIFI, gas grill, pool table. Community facilities including  playground. 15 minutes to Sugar Ski Resort and Beech Mountain. $450 night.
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vacation rental with hot tub Seven Devils rental with hot tub - 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps up to 7. Fireplace, 5 person hot tub, winter view of Grandfather Mountain, WIFI, Pet Friendly. Less than a mile from Hawksnest.  $160 night, $850  week.   
                               Get details 
Banner Elk cottage rental with hot tub  Banner Elk renovated cottage rental - 1 bedroom, 1 bath, sleeps up to 4. Hot tube, gas fireplace, Internet, HDTV.  Walk to the river for fishing. Located in private community with trails, pool, tennis, ponds - bikes, fishing poles, rackets provided. $70-$110 night.  Get details
rustic but refined log cabin rental Hand-hewn log cabin with hot tub - 3 bedrooms, 3 baths, sleeps up to 12. Beautiful views of Devils Lake and surrounding mountains. Hot tub, fishing ponds, fireplace, pool table,  deck with gas grill, sleeping porch.  Contact for current rates.                Get details  
Pet friendly cabin rental in the mountains Banner Elk Cabin with hot tub - 3 bedrooms, 2 baths, sleeps 6. Covered decks, gas grill, fireplace, fully equipped modern kitchen. Pet Friendly, Gated community bordering Julian Price Park. #175 night, $1050 week.
               See photos, details and availability
 
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Additional Banner Elk Cabins, Vacation Rentals, Cottages:
A and W Mountain Rentals - 25+ Banner Elk and High Country Rentals
Avery Realty Rentals - 1 bd/1 bath, walk to downtown, quiet setting.$125 & up
Banner Elk Cabin in the Woods - 3 bd, 2.5 baths, Pet Friendly, $135 - $150
Blue Ridge For Rent - 100+ rentals from basic to luxury group vacation homes
Blue Ridge Vacation Cabins 60+ vacation rentals throughout the High Country

Cabins of Sugar Grove  - 2cabins, hot tub, WIFI, wooded setting $150 - $210\
Cornerstone Cabin Rentals 3 cozy cabins and a 2-4 bedroom lodge from $150
Cottages at the Azalea Inn - cottages or "Cabinettes" on the Inn grounds
Hemlock Ridge - log cabin, 2 bedrooms, 2 baths, fireplace, view. 2/$508
Little Elk Cottage Rental - 3 bedrooms, 1 bath,  farmhouse, hot tub, from $75
Mountain Retreats Realty 25+ rentals available from 1-4 bedrooms, from $135
Serenity Haven  2 rentals, 2-3 bds, 2 baths, mountain view, hot tub, from $155
Walnut Tree Log Cabins 2 cabins, 1-3 bds, 1-2 baths, hot tub, WIFI, from $100
For website links or more information on these inns, just send a request to: info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
Banner Elk Inns,  Bed and Breakfast, Lodges,
For additional inns and B&Bs near Banner Elk see Blowing Rock and  Linville
Azalea Inn Bed and Breakfast in the heart of Banner Elk Azalea Inn Bed and Breakfast - 6 guest rooms, 2 suites, 3 cottages. Some clawfoot tubs and whirlpool tubs. Bedrooms beautifully decorated with antiques, quilts, color TVs and down comforters. Full breakfast included. Lobby fireplace. View of Horse Bottom Ridge.
                 Check availability and rates 
Stay at the Blueberry Villa on the Banner Elk Winery Banner Elk Winery and Inn - The Blueberry Villa accommodates 16 people in 8 distinctive suites with jacuzzi baths. Complimentary wine tasting, full breakfast, DSL internet, common areas with terrace and porches overlooking the private trout pond, golf green, vineyard and winery. Wedding facilities.  Check details and rates 
Banner Elk Bed and Breakfast Inns List:
1902 Turnpike House - 317 Old Turnpike Road Northwest Banner Elk, NC
Azalea Inn Bed and Breakfast
- 149 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk NC
Banner Elk Inn B&B and Cottages - 407 Main St E, downtown Banner Elk NC
Banner Elk Winery and Inn - 60 Deer Run Lane Banner Elk, NC
Banner Haven B&B and Cabins - 509 Beech Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk
Little Main Street Inn - 607 Main Street East, Banner Elk NC
The Inn at Elk River - 875 Main Street West Banner Elk, NC
For website links or more information on these inns, just send a request to: info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
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Banner Elk Hotels and Motels
 
Blue Ridge Village offers pool, mini golf, lake and more Blue Ridge Village a Festiva Resort  - One and two bedroom suites with free WIFI. Indoor pool, fitness center, canoeing on lake, mini golf, basketball, volleyball, clubhouse, picnic area, grills, lobby fireplace, video library. Some smoking. Rates from $119.  get details or book online
pet friendly and free WIFI Pet Friendly Best Western PLUS Mountain Lodge - 100 recently remodeled guest rooms with cable TV and WIFI. Outdoor heated pool, laundry, game room, business facilities. Free breakfast. On site full service restaurant and lounge.            Check current rates 
Banner Hotels and Motels List:
Archer's Mountain Inn - 2489 Beech Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk, NC
Best Western Mountain Lodge -
1615 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk NC
Blue Ridge Village -
3781 Tyne Castle Highway, Banner Elk NC
SmokeTree Lodge
- 11914 Highway 105 South, Banner Elk NC
Get links, rates or book online HERE 
 
Banner NC Campgrounds and RV Parks
Gradnfather Campground RV Resort and Recreational Park Grandfather Mountain Campgrounds  Over 100 acres including RV and Tent Sites, Campground Store, Laundromat, Barbecue Grills, Playground, Scenic Acres, Cabin Rentals, Deluxe Bathhouses, Picnic Tables, Fishing in Watauga River, Stocked Trout Pond and Hiking.
       Get rates, details and reservation information
Additional Banner Elk Campgrounds:
Grandfather Campgrounds - 125 Profile View Rd., Banner Elk, NC
The Little Campground by the Creek - 564 Curtis Creek Rd, Elk Park NC
For more information about Banner Elk Camping contact info@ClimbEveryMountain.com
 
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Sports and Outdoor Activities:
        Sugar Mountain Resort
Ski in the Winter and enjoy outdoor sports the rest of the year. The 40+ year old resort offers twenty slopes and trails spread over 115 skiable acres providing for all levels of skiing and snowboarding. Additional activities include 700 ft tubing runs and a 10,000 square foot refrigerated outdoor ice skating rink. Relax at the Last Run Lodge, shop the sports store or fuel-up at the cafeteria.  In the warmer months enjoy golfing, hiking, mountain biking and summer rider on the scenic lift.
       Hawksnest  (Seven Devils)
      &   Snow Tubing and ZIPLINE

Hawksnest’s is the largest Snow Tubing Park and the longest Zip line Tour on the East Coast. There are 4 different areas to snow tube with 20 lanes of fun, 400 – 1000 feet long and 2 moving carpet lifts. Hawksnest has 100% snowmaking and lighting on all lanes to provide the best possible conditions and fun for the whole family. 

Zip Line Tours are available year around with 19 zip lines including 4 super or mega zips over 1500 feet, including 4 miles of zipline riding with heights over 200 feet and speeds up to 50 mph. 
Apple Hill Farm
400 Apple Hill Road, Banner Elk, NC 
Banner Elk Stables
796 Shomaker Road, Banner Elk NC
Edge of the World Outfitters
394 Shawneehaw Ave., Banner Elk NC
Foscoe Fishing Company and Outfitters
8857 NC Highway 105 South, Boone NC  
Grandfather Trout Farm
10767 Highway 105 S, Banner Elk NC 
High Mountain Expeditions
3149 Tynecastle Hy, Banner Elk NC
Banner Elk NC area Attractions
             Tweetsie Railroad
North Carolina's first theme park, takes you back into the days of the Old West. Hop aboard the train for an unforgettable three-mile journey through the scenic mountains. Even in today's high-tech world, there's still a place for old-fashioned fun like Tweetsie Railroad, a unique attraction that allows children and families to explore their imaginations and a whole lot more. Be a cowboy, Indian or an engineer. And of course, every guest will want to take a ride on our historic steam locomotive, Number 12, listed on the National Register of Historic Places
           Grandfather Mountain 
GRANDFATHER MOUNTAIN is the highest peak in the Blue Ridge Mountain range at an elevation of 5,964 feet. Grandfather Mountain inspires awe through an abundance of natural wonders. Today it is  designated by the United Nations as an International Biosphere Reserve and protected forever by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation, there is nowhere else on Earth that you can enjoy such a variety of mountain life in one amazing place.
                  Linville Caverns
The Caverns are located at the base of Humpback Mountain in the beautiful Linville Valley lies a natural wonder, Linville Caverns.  After remaining a mysterious secret for centuries, the caverns have been opened for safe and convenient public touring. Through the ages, nature has decorated this intriguing inner space with new deposits of minerals forming elegant shapes, multiple textures, and splashing a spectrum of color.  
Grandfather Vineyard and Winery
225 Vineyard Ln, Banner Elk, NC
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Banner Elk NC Crafts, Galleries
   Crossnore Weavers & Gallery
 For decades Women would weave  rugs and clothes on looms in a special building at Crossnore, and sell their wares from the site. They have passed on their tradition to young Crossnore residents and today weavers still ply their craft and visitors the nation over marvel at their skills. Located at 205 Johnson Lane, Crossnore NC.
            The Art Cellar Gallery
 Established in 1993 The Art Cellar Gallery Art_Celler_Gallery_Banner_Elk_NCbegan as the lifelong vision of Pamela McKay. Having grown up in the area, she understands the correlation between the beauty of North Carolina's environment and the inspiration it gives area artists.  Located at 920 Shawneehaw Avenue, Hwy. 184 in  Banner Elk NC.
                  Carlton Gallery
 Louise Pinto - "Rolling Hills of Foscoe"25+ years as the largest, most established gallery in the High Country with the widest variety of fine art and fine crafts. Over over 200 local, regional, and national artists are included in the Gallery's collection. Located at 10360 Highway 105 South in Banner Elk NC. 
Find more NC Artists here 
 
Banner Elk Restaurants, Entertainment
Artisanal - Upscale American cuisine with unique components: squash blossoms, lobster mousse, Hawaiian big eye tuna tartare, artisanal poached pear & rocket salad, North Carolina mahi, New Zealand elk chop...and more. The restaurant specializes in day boat fish from Hawaii to Maine and  the menu focuses on seasonality and creativity. Chef Bill's main focus is for the guest to have a great experience from start to finish and make the evening a memorable one. 1200 Dobbins Road, Banner Elk NC 
   Make reservations and read reviews 
1861 Farmhouse Market and Deli
124 Broadstone Rd., Banner Elk NC
Banner Elk Winery  
60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk NC 
Bayou Smokehouse, Grill and General Store   130 E Main Street
Village Shoppes, Banner Elk NC
Blind Squirrel Brewery
4716 S. US Hwy. 19E, Plumtree, NC
Carolina Barbeque   828-737-0700
500 Pineola Street,  Newland, NC 
Dunns Deli 
134 W Main Street, Banner Elk  
Erick's Wine & Cheese Shop
4004 Hwy 105Banner Elk, NC
Fred and Larry's Coffee Shop
3591 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk NC
Frontier Barbeque
4235 NC Hwy. 105, Banner Elk NC
Inner Harbor Restaurant  
HWY 184, Banner Elk NC 
Jan's Jams
50 Raintree Lane, Banner Elk NC
Melange Mountain Bistro   828-898-5750
4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Ste 1, Banner Elk 
Mountain Grounds Coffee & Tea Company
3990 NC Hwy. 105 S., Banner Elk NC
Nick's Restaurant & Pub  828-898-9613
4527 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk  NC
Painted Fish Cafe' and Beer Bar
2941 Tynecastle Hwy., Banner Elk NC
Papa's Pizza To Go
456 Hardees Alley Rd., Newland NC
Pappys Barbeque   828-898-6777
4235 NC Highway 105 South, Banner Elk 
Puerto Neovo   828-898-3332
2120 Tynecastle Hwy. Ste 1, Banner Elk
Sorennto's Bistro  
140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk  NC 
Stonewalls Restaurant  
344 Shaneehaw Avenue, Banner Elk NC 
Valle de Bravo Mexican Restaurant
4501 Tynecastle Hwy # 1, Banner Elk NC
Vivos Cafe  828- 898-5282
142 Main Street E.  Banner Elk  NC 
Zuzda Tapas Restaurant and Bar
Banner Elk NC 
The Frog and the Monkey -   Features a variety of vegan dishes and local beef and produce with an emphasis on heathier and lighter fare. Moderately priced with outdoor dining.  128 Banner Road, Banner Elk NC.  Read reviews 
 
Banner Elk Shops, Services
             Ski Country Sports
carries all of the major brands including K2, Burton, Nordica, Head, Volkl, Tecnica, Ski Country Sports sels and rents ski and sports gear  Ride, Salomon, Spyder, North Face, Arcteryx and Patagonia. Ski Country is the largest independent ski and snowboard rental operator in the south, with over 1,000 sets of skis and snowboards. Highway 184 - Across from Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk NC  
Alpine Ski Center   
3440 Tynecastle Hwy Unit B, Banner Elk
Banner Elk Winery  
60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk NC 
Clemmens Produce  
1947 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk NC 
Cycle 4 Life Bike Shop  
76 High Country Square Banner Elk NC 
Edge of the World
HHighway 181, Banner Elk NC 
Flora Ottimer  
4501 Tynecastle Hwy, Banner Elk NC 
Gray Light Gallery  
231 West Mitchell, Newland NC 
High Country Municipal ABC Store
4004 Hwy. 105, Suite 11 Banner Elk, NC
Main Street Antiques   828-737-9070 
115 Main Street, Elk Park NC 
Mountain Grounds Coffee and Tea   3990 Hwy 105, Suite 10, Banner Elk NC 
The Pink Gorilla  
3175 Tynecastle Hwy.Banner Elk NC 
Ken Blackburns Rustic Rooster 
828-898-5161
4501 TyneCastle Hwy # 14 
 
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