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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
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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Whitsett, North Carolina
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

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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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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

Flowery Branch, Georgia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014 via mobile

We were so pleased with our stay at the Inn at Elk River. The Inn itself was beautiful and boasted an absolutely lovely view off the balcony outside our room. The Inn Keeper was friendly and accommodating, even cooking my breakfast separately so that I could have a gluten free breakfast. The inn is conveniently located to town, but feels... 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

Graysville, Tennessee, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2014

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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
20 helpful votes 20 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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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

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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): $$

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Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
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The Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk, NC is honored to have received a 2012, 2013 & 2014 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence! For the past several years, Trip Advisor has ranked the Inn at Elk River as one of the top rated 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 highly rated as one of the best B&B's in the NC mountains by TripAdvisor for the past deveral years! ... more   less 
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