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317 Old Turnpike Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604   |  
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Ranked #4 of 9 Banner Elk B&B and Inns
Atlanta, Georgia
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Perfect Experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

We stayed for 4 days and 3 nights. Cozy, warm, friendly and perfect. Reasonably priced, treated like family, superb location, quiet, great breakfast...what more could you expect? The most pleasant aspect of our stay was PAUL & CINDY: two wonderful (married) folk who love what they do and are genuine. Our room was the Thomas Lowe room ~ Just just for a couple with one child. It's located on the second floor and it's mirror "twin" room across the hall called Bettie Banner (the main difference is the shower area...Thomas has a step in tub with hanging curtain and Bettie a walk-in with door). Location is between Sugar Mtn and Beech Mtn resorts. We visited Boone and the Mast General store area - a nice afternoon getaway.

At night, there is usually a fire going in the living room and homemade cookies for grabs. Bowls of candy everywhere and a well prepared breakfast for all in the morning (make sure you "sign-up" for a time slot on the refrigerator in the evening). There is the sweetest rescue dog there and two cats. I am hyper allergic to cats, but did not have any problems since the cats are kept out of all guest areas. There is much love and care in this place and I do believe there are Angels truly watching over this place and the folks that stay there.

Room Tip: Elizabeth room is the best room, as it is largest, on main floor and handicap accessible (if necessa...
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Los Angeles
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18 reviews 18 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2012

My wife and I loved this place. Very clean and the bed in the Betty Banner room was superbly comfortable. Paul prepared quiche lorraine at our request (we had read it was delicious) and it (and the rest of the breakfast) was amazing. Paul gave us a tour of the house when we arrived and told us the history as well. He was a wonderful host and very warm and welcoming. They've got a fridge stocked full of drinks and snacks and their attention to detail throughout the property was excellent.

We will be back when we are in the area again!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

We went looking for a quiet place to relax and have a restful getaway. This was the perfect place! Cindy and Paul were friendly and extremely helpful. Everything we needed and more was provided (from extra toiletries to a guest pantry with drinks and snacks to the endless cookie jar!). There were plenty of places to sit and chat or read and the rooms were very clean with every amenity you would expect/need - cable, wifi. The owners even upgraded our room for us with no charge because they were not fully booked and thought we would be more comfortable in a different room! Breakfast was amazing - Paul's cooking is top notch. The location is great as well, as it's close to hiking, some great restaurants but not in the middle of a lot of hustle and bustle. We would recommend this place to everyone! We'll definitely be going back.

Room Tip: All of the rooms have charm. Read the explanation on the website as they are true descriptions of wh...
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Worth, Texas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2012

Turnpike is a wonderful place to get away from the hustle and/or bustle of the city and just relax. Paul's breakfasts are fantastic. The beds are comfortable. The peace is quiet. What more could you ask for? Paul and Cindy treat us like family and we will come back here every chance we get! The location is just far enough for peace, and just close enough to be convenient to all of the mountains' attractions.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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raleigh, nc
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2011

Beautiful setting to relax and enjoy the mountains of NC. Great proximtiy to Boone, Blowing Rock and other sites. I love the porch to sit and chill

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Alfred Station, New York
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3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

Having stayed in many b&b's around the country, we have now added the 1902 Turnpike House to our list of all-time favorites. Paul gave us a brief history and tour of the home upon arrival, and Cindy had everything decorated beautifully for fall. Our room was spacious and comfortable. There were ample places to sit and relax inside and outside, and the setting was lovely in October. And then there was breakfast! Whether you plan to hike, ski, shop or explore, you will be well fortified by the substantial and delicious breakfast. And Banner Elk is a great place to do all of the above. The 1902 Turnpike House, and Cindy and Paul, the hosts, make for a memorable stay.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Betty Banner room. It was very comfortable and quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Perfect location for Skiers. Excellent breafast (cream cheese stuffed french toast was amazing), friendly and welcoming. We look forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about 1902 Turnpike House B&B

Address: 317 Old Turnpike Road, Banner Elk, NC 28604
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7

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