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The Inn at Elk River

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875 West Main Street W., Highway 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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The Inn at Elk River
Ranked #2 of 9 Banner Elk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I had the best time of our lives, we came up here for our honeymoon. If you love tubing, skiing, and snow boarding, you will love it here too. There is also other amazing attractions such as gem mining, hiking the Appalachians, great dining, shopping, horseback riding and many more. This is a great place for you... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

Happy New Year! 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. Please share your experience with us with your friends & family. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Came for a snowboarding trip at Beech and Sugar Mountain and we are SO glad we chose to stay at The Inn at Elk River! Great location that is secluded and beautiful while only being a mile from downtown Banner Elk. The hospitality and cleanliness was superb! Made us feel right at home. Would definitely recommend this bed and breakfast... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

Happy New Year! 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. Please share your experience with us with your friends & family. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a... More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My boyfriend and I stayed in the Beech Room at the Inn and it was wonderful. The innkeeper was very friendly and helpful, breakfast was delicious, and we were an easy 10 minute drive to Sugar Mountain. Because it is a house, the walls are thin and we could hear the visitors in the room next to us snoring early... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

Happy New Year! 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. Please share your experience with us with your friends & family. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a... More 

Jacksonville, Florida, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wanted to spend a few days in a picturesque setting with our daughter who is in law school. The Inn at Elk River was the perfect choice. This is a private bed and breakfast with beautiful views of the mountains as well as the valley below. Although it is located only minutes from the hustle and bustle of the... More 

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Happy New Year! 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. Please share your experience with us with your friends & family. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a... More 

Portland, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The Inn at Elk River is a lovely place to stay while touring the Blue Ridge Parkway area, or get away from it all and relax for a while. The Inn is tucked away up a hill with beautiful views of the valley below. Darlene was a great hostess and made sure we had everything we needed to feel comfortable... More 

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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... More 

Cincinnati, Ohio
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

The Inn at Elk River is a lovely bed and breakfast - clean, comfortable, cozy and inviting. The hostess, Darlene, represents all that's good about "Southern." She has great knowledge of the area and is a great resource for travelers. In addition, she has a smart sense of humor and is very engaging with the guests. She works hard around... More 

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Thank you very much 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 always welcome your comments. We welcome your sharing your positive experience at the Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk,... More 

Cornelius, North Carolina
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56 reviews 56 reviews
14 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at this inn. We had a fireplace room which was wonderful because it was quite cold when we were there. Even though it was cold, we still took time to sit on the balcony and enjoy the view. Darlene, the innkeeper, was very helpful and cooked great breakfasts. One morning we had... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

Thank you very much 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 always welcome your comments. We welcome your sharing your positive experience at the Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk,... More 

Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Our stay at the Inn was far beyond expectations. The facility was spotless, accommodations comfortable, and breakfast excellent. I cant say enough about Darlene the Inn Keeper. She went out of her way to make our stay great. She was always eager to serve, made special snacks, knew the area very well and could give excellent advice on attractions and... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

Thank you very much 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 always welcome your comments. We welcome your sharing your positive experience at the Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk,... More 

Holden Beach, North Carolina, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

We just returned from a two night stay at this beautiful inn. Darlene is the perfect host and saw to all of our needs. She is also a lot of fun! Our room was beautiful with it's own fireplace and very comfortable bed. Breakfasts were delicious and there was also an afternoon sweet treat (peach cobbler) to enjoy. The scenery... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

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... More 

Banner, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

We stayed here for a celebration of our anniversary and it was wonderful. Darlene was a great host and made us feel right at home, the rooms were clean & accommodating. Picturesque fall scenery on both the parkway & Grandfather Mountain made the stay at the Inn all the better. The local Wooly Worm festival was fun & the nearby... More 

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

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... More 

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Address: 875 West Main Street W., Highway 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8

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