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“Wonderful Weekend Away” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals

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Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals
2.0 of 5 Cabin/Campground   |   509 Beech Mountain Parkway, PO Box 2062, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Formerly Irmolot Lodge)   |  
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Charlotte, North Carolina
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Wonderful Weekend Away”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

We stayed over Memorial Day weekend and had a wonderful time in the High Country! To start, the Gardners were very welcoming. I was very impressed with their knowledge of the area, things to do, the history, and how to get anywhere we wanted to go. I thought breakfast was delicious! You can tell they have put a lot of thought into their property. They were very pet friendly as well. We brought our dog and had no issues with keeping her there while we were off to dinner or exploring Boone. The accommodations were nice and very well kept up. We would definitely come back again!

Room Tip: The King Room had plenty of space and the attached bathroom was a nice amenity.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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232 reviews 232 reviews
26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 77 cities Reviews in 77 cities
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

The cabin was well maintained and warm. Because of renovations, they just gave coupons for breakfast at a restaurant. But the folks were really nice and seemed glad to have us.

Too cold to enjoy the deck, but we'll try that another time.

Room Tip: We stayed in a cabin. We enjoyed that.
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sunset Beach, North Carolina
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2014

My Hubby & I recently took off for a quick getaway trip to the mountains & as a matter of luck accidentally found this little Haven in the heart of Banner Elk. Honestly, we would have loved to stay in the cabin, but since it was already occupied we definitely plan to return and reserve it in advance next time.

So as it turned out we were able to stay in the upstairs king sized bedroom within the main house and still avail ourselves to the amenities, including the outdoor hot tub. [Such a treat after a long ride in the rental car!] We really enjoyed getting to know both our Hosts, Greg & his wife Amy. They were warm, welcoming, and most accommodating. What more could you ask for?

The Hartleys ~ from the coast.

Room Tip: The room was warm & cozy but since I like to sleep a bit on the cool side, I discovered that the...
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Wesley Chapel, Florida, United States
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2013

We stayed at the Creekside Cabin last week and had a fanastic time. It was clean, quiet, peaceful, charming, and the owners were so lovely. There was a little back porch with chairs that we enjoyed playing cards on and listening to the creek below. Huge yard for my son to run around with the fall leaves falling around him.

Plenty of room in the cabin for the four of us to hang and sleep in.

I can't say enough about Banner Haven and highly recommend you to check availability if you are in the area.

Room Tip: Creekside cabin was fantastic
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 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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Charlotte, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2013

We have stayed here a couple times, since they opened last year. It's close to down town Banner Elk and a wonderful place to stay.

The Creekside Cabin overlooks a small brook that feeds into Elk River. Sitting on the cabin's back deck, you have complete privacy. No other cabins, houses, or people are visible. You only see the creek and woods. It's a great place to have your morning coffee or just sit and watch the wildlife. Although we've heard stories about bear sitings, we have only seen deer.

Greg and Amy are a great couple and very helpful. They do a wonderful job managing the place

  • Stayed September 2013, 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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Westover, Maryland
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

The Couples Retreat Room is a cute little getaway with just enough room for tow people looking for a little privacy, peace, and quiet. The young couple operating Banner Haven are extremely pleasant and friendly. They are knowledgable about the area and what's going on. Although the bathroom is located across the hall, it's private and just a couple steps from the bedroom door. We look forward to coming back.

Room Tip: Don't forget your bathing suit. There is a wonderful little hot tub behind the house.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Richmond, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for a weekend in a cabin. Cabin was clean and spacious. Big yard if the kids want to run around. From rear balcony, all you can see is woods and the nice, bubbling creek. ( awesome to hear it at night, when you're going to sleep ) Owners were absolutely accommodating to our needs!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals

Address: 509 Beech Mountain Parkway, PO Box 2062, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Formerly Irmolot Lodge)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 5 Specialty Lodging in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Banner Haven B&B and Cabin Rentals 2*
Number of rooms: 3
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Banner Haven (Formerly Irmolot Lodge) is nestled at the foot of Beech Mountain North Carolina, near Grandfather Mountain. Nearby activities include skiing and snow tubing in the winter. In the summer guests can fish, birdwatch, hike, bike, whitewater rafting, attend festivals, and enjoy beautiful weather, 90% of the time. If you're planning a vacation or visit to the NC High Country, Banner Elk is ideally situated and close to Hickory, Boone, Tennessee, and Asheville. ... more   less 
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