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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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Portland, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

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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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 

Cornelius, North Carolina
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52 reviews 52 reviews
13 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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 

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 October 11, 2014

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 

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

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 September 22, 2014

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 

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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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