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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
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Rating summary
  • 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Thoroughly enjoyed our stay; excellent facility, staff was courteous and attentive. Centrally located for taking advantage of the other attractions, such as the Linville Caverns, in the area. We came up right at the end of the ski season; a time when the crowds are gone and the town is quiet.

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

Thank you for your review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & positive review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Please share your experience with the Inn at Elk River with your friends &... More 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I'm not sure how you could improve on this place. It's in a great location, right on the side of a hill facing the mountains. The view from the balcony & breakfast room is breathtaking. Everything in and around Banner Elk is easily accessible from here, including Sugar & Beech Mountain, and it's a fantastic deal for the money. Darlene... More 

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

Thank you for your review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & positive review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments. Please... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

This was a fantastic choice for a romantic weekend! The inn is comfortable and welcoming, and each room offers a grand view. The fires are roaring and the beds are like clouds. The innkeeper was very helpful with her knowledge of the area, and with Boone and Blowing Rock minutes away there's a lot to offer. We got snow the... More 

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

Thank you for your review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & positive review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments. Please... More 

Burlington, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

We stayed here on our weekend away before our baby is due. The Inn was clean, cozy, and exceeded our expectations. The views from our room and the dining area were astounding. We also enjoyed afternoon tea on comfy couches by the fireplace in the common areas. The afternoon treat was perfect; individual, heart-shaped cakes with icing. The Innkeeper, Darlene,... More 

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

Thank you for your review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & positive review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! We appreciate your feedback to help us improve & we welcome your comments. Please... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

My wife and I were getting away for a romantic weekend and could not have found a better place. We were treated like we were family. Warm cozy rooms with a fireplace ready to go and a beautiful mountains just outside your door.

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

Thank you sincerely! 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 

Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 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 January 8, 2015

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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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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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

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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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 January 4, 2015

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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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 

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