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The Inn at Elk River

875 West Main Street W., Highway 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604
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The Inn at Elk River
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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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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Graysville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For my wife and me, this was our first experience with a B&B. Wow, what a treat it was to find this beautifully decorated and secluded home away from home. The rooms are spacious and very comfortable. Each room has its own bathroom and TV. This B&B is located on the side of a mountain with a beautiful view, but... 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

Raleigh, North Carolina
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2014

At this price point this was the best BnB we have stayed in. Service was great even though the weather was less than ideal. It is more of a simple place without feeling austere. I felt at home. It was not so packed with antiques that I was afraid to touch anything.

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this 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 sincerely 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 inn... More

Charleston, South Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

I booked this B&B on the strength of the Trip Advisor reviews and the location shown on Google maps for a spontaneous NYE away with the wife. It took some time to find it. It is NOT located where Google maps shows it, apparently within walking distance of downtown Banner Elk. It is about a mile further south, down a... More

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this 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 sincerely welcome your comments, good and bad. Of course, I am sure you know we have no control over Google maps, but we are close to downtown. In... More

Lexington, South Carolina
2 reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

On a whim we took off for the mountains and happened upon the Inn. We were very pleased with our room and quietness of the Inn. We stayed in a room with fireplace and enjoyed relaxing and watching the fire. Darlene is a wonderful innkeeper and makes a great breakfast-french toast-yummy!

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this 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, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on... More

Hickory, North Carolina
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014 via mobile

The Inn is a wonderful place to stay. It is cozy and comfortable. The food is great and the breakfast is fabulous. I love the views from every room and the warm fireplace in the gathering room. Thanks to Darlene who is a perfect innkeeper and a caring person.

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this 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, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on... More

Fayetteville, North Carolina, United States
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

I've written before about how wonderful this Bed and Breakfast is, and have to tell you how pleasantly suprised I was that months after my visit, I opened up the mailbox back home and they had sent me a nice Christmas card, once again thanking us for visiting. I planned on returning anyway, but this only makes me want to... More

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this 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, good and bad. Thank you so much for your stay & please consider a return visit in the near future to our B&B inn on... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2013

We only stayed one night and have been to banner elk area many times. This is a hidden jewel we were glad to find. We will definitely be back. Enjoyed the home feel and the fireplaces. Christmas tree was also beautiful. The innkeeper was very helpful and offered lots of recommendations to the area.

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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

Orangeburg, South Carolina, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2013

Our visit in October of 2013 was our second stay at the Inn at Elk River. My husband and I had visited this beautiful and friendly Inn to celebrate our anniversary in June of 2013. At that time, he was recovering from major surgery and we appreciated the special care we received. When my elderly parents wanted "one more trip"... More

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

We are glad to have so many awesome guests like you that continue to come back to visit us! Thank you so much for your kind comments about our Innkeepr, Darlene & your stay at the Inn at Elk River! Please tell all of your friends & please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner... More

Friendswood
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2013

The Inn at Elk River is a great place to stay. It is close to the Blue Ridge Parkway, shopping, restaurants and skiing. The inn keeper, Darlene, is very friendly and eager to make your stay a pleasant one. I look forward to my next visit.

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

We are glad to have so many awesome guests like you that continue to come back to visit us! Thank you so much for your kind comments about our Innkeepr, Darlene & your stay at the Inn at Elk River! Please tell all of your friends & please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner... More

Cary, North Carolina
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

We have been staying at The Inn at Elk River for almost 10 years and seen the innkeepers change 3 or 4 times. The current innkeeper,Darlene, is without a doubt the best. She is very friendly, helpful, attentive and truly shows that she cares about her guests. She goes out of her way to make your stay enjoyable and provides... More

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

We are glad to have so many awesome guests like you that continue to come back to visit us! Thank you so much for your kind comments about our Innkeepr, Darlene & your stay at the Inn at Elk River! Please tell all of your friends & please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner... More

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Additional Information about The Inn at Elk River

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
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk, NC is honored to have received a 2012 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence! For the past year, Trip Advisor has ranked the Inn at Elk River as the #1 B&B facility in the NC High Country Mountain region, an honor that Innkeeper Darlene Calvert works very hard to maintain. The Inn is always spotless clean and fresh. The Inn has 8 rooms with private baths and a beautiful view of the NC mountains from the deck outside each room. Four of the eight rooms have working fireplaces for cool, cozy evenings. Room rates include a full breakfast for two prepared and served fresh each morning. The Inn at Elk River is an inviting Williamsburg Inn that has been owned and operated by three couples since 1996; John and Malinda Lowery, Bill and Loretta Dodgen and Richard and Ann Miller. Come and enjoy every season in Banner Elk N.C. as The Inn at Elk River is open year round and the hospitality will surpass your expectations. Come see for yourself why The Inn at Elk River has been rated the #1 B&B in the NC mountains by TripAdvisor for the past year! ... more   less 

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