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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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  • 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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Pulaski, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A beautiful bed and breakfast tucked away in Banner Elk. The room was EXTREMELY clean, the bed was comfortable, everything we needed was right there. Breakfast was delicious! Darlene was very friendly and welcoming as soon as we arrived. The conversations throughout the day with her were pleasant and she had lots of information about the area. Darlene also made... More 

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment that we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback... More 

Southport, NC
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Once again we had a great relaxing time at the Inn. Darlene, the Inn Keeper was her wonderful self and ensured everything was just right and that we were pampered. Breakfast is perfect and you can order whatever you want. The rooms are beautifully appointed and clean as a whistle. If you are ever in Banner Elk, stay here.

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

Belmont, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Beautiful spot tucked away in Banner Elk! Spectacular views from the deck - checkout the sunset! Delicious breakfast and welcoming staff! The nearby fire pit was ready for us to enjoy a taste of the outdoors without the mess - we enjoyed relaxing by the fire in the evening! So very accommodating for our extended family! What a fun trip.... More 

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

Marshville, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Clean, friendly, and delicious food is all you need in a B&B and this place has it all. The view from the deck is beautiful with nice Adirondack chairs to enjoy it. Had fun sitting around the fire pit too. We would definitely return.

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

Mount Holly, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

From the deck outside our upstairs room, we enjoyed a beautiful, peaceful view of the mountains, mountain homes in the distance, and wildlife. Comfortable beds, super clean bathrooms. Darlene is the best innkeeper and cook in the business. Even the coffee is outstanding!

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

Honaker, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015

Great place to get away from the aggravation and worries of the "real world" and enjoy just being together. We truly enjoyed our stay. Clean comfortable rooms and Darlene is a great hostess. We will definitely be back!!! Thanks so much!!!

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

My husband and I used this Inn as our home base while we roamed the entire area. We had an end room upstairs with access to the balcony. It was a fabulous view, and the room was clean and comfortable, with excellent bedding. Breakfast was great every morning and Darlene was a fabulous hostess. The dining area is a special... More 

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

Durham, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This was our third visit in five years, and as in the first the comfortable, relaxed, and welcoming accommodations were outstanding. Any B&B will have clean rooms, clean bed linens and towels; but it is the personnel that will make the difference. So when you combine Darlene, the Innkeeper, with the inn’s panoramic vista; we had a wonderful time. Oh... More 

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

Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &... More 

Aiken, South Carolina
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2015

We stayed in March of 2015 and the weather was cold and beautiful. No snow, but the mountain valley horizon was breathtaking at night with the sunset and the lights coming on around the hillsides. Darlene cooked a great breakfast both mornings and delicious afternoon snacks,especially the peach cobbler! Breakfast on the sunny glassed-in back porch was very special. We... 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! Please share your experience with the Inn at Elk River with your friends &... More 

1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015 via mobile

everything about this lovely B&B was superior...from the accommodations to the Delicious breakfast to the cleanliness to the location. Fabulous!! Already planning our next trip!! Darlene, the Innkeeper, was so gracious and well-versed on the area and history of the area. She was a wealth of information and could not have been more accommodating, in asking us if we needed... 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! Please share your experience with the Inn at Elk River with your friends &... More 

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