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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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Banner, Illinois
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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

Holly Springs, North Carolina
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at this inn for two nights while we were searching for a potential second home purchase. Darlene Calvert who is the innkeeper, was wonderful! She was so nice and very helpful in giving us information about the area and what it is like to live in Banner Elk. She went out of her way to make us feel... 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

1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here for a quick overnight celebration of our anniversary and it was wonderful. Darlene was a great host and made us feel right at home. We would definitely come back again. The rooms were nice and clean and beds very comfy. The deck out back had a nice view and was nice to sit on.

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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

Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Darlene is a gem and very gracious and helpful. I liked the ambience. In all respect I like to see some evidence of the owners having some hands on participation in a B&B. I did not see that here. Maybe I visited at the wrong time to see this. I have seen more owner participation in other B&Bs and it... 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 are actively involved and 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... More

Gastonia, North Carolina, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Had the best time at the Inn. Everything was just GREAT!! It wa very clean and the breakfast was delicious. Darlene,the innkeeper was very nice and helpful. I have recommended the Inn to all my friends. Cannot wait to go back.

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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

Greenville, SC
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31 reviews 31 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Just returned from a weekend at The Inn at Elk River. This is a wonderful spot with great Mtn views. Our room was great and Darlene was wonderful. She made sure we knew where everything was and started the afternoon with warm Peach Cobbler!! The breakfast each day was wonderful and the Inn a relaxing place to be. Highly recommend... 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

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

The Inn at Elk River is very inviting, warm and clean. The hospitality was wonderful and the food was just as good! Darlene went out of her way to make sure I had everything I needed and more. The view is amazing and it's so peaceful. If you are looking for a place to rest or a place near to... 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

Whitsett, North Carolina
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

We stayed overnight at The Inn at Elk River when we came for our son's college orientation. From the moment we walked into the Inn we felt at home. Darlene, the inn keeper was very nice and hospitable. She made sure we felt at home. Her baking and cooking was amazing! She had a huge collection of movies we could... 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

Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Great time at the Inn at Elk River. It proved to be a "sweet" spot for viewing fireworks from the back upstairs balcony!! Darlene's French toast really is the best I think I have ever had. So yummy. This was a very refreshing place to stay after a day at Grandfather Mountain! (I notice that someone else also had a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
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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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Wonderful and relaxing overnight at the Inn. Darlene couldn't have made us feel more at home. Room was larger than many B&Bs, was clean and very comfortable. The balcony was a bonus. What a treat to just relax and enjoy the views. Banner Elk is a short drive to Valle Crucis, Boone and Blowing Rock. Will definitely stay again.

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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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