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Banner Elk Winery & Villa
4.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Formerly Blueberry Villa and Banner Elk Winery)   |  
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Ranked #5 of 9 Banner Elk B&B and Inns
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Can't wait to go back”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

What a surprise! A stately home on the hill with huge guest rooms combining elegant furnishings with comfort and modern conveniences. Terri treated us like friends and we could enjoy sitting on the great porches overlooking the pond and hills while sipping the excellent Banner Elk Red and White from the winery just a few yards away. Anyone who needs a touch of serenity should consider a stay in the Villa and get excellent service, elegance inside and the lovely surroundings.

Room Tip: Each and every room is elegantly furnished, spacious and very comfortable and there just is no infer...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

From our family and friends' rave reviews of the Villa and our dream wedding, to our first-hand experience . . . Banner Elk Winery & Villa will forever be near and dear to our hearts. We want to say thank you to all the staff for their expertise and help; we truly felt they shared our joy on our special day. Words cannot express our gratitude to Terri, the entire staff, and owners for a truly blessed and amazing weekend. We will be back and will highly recommend to anyone who asks!

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

Far beyond any expectation! even in the off-season, we were beyond impressed! From Terri's amazing hospitality at the Villa to the excellent wines served by the friendly staff at the Winery, this week has been a week to remember! The mountainous view and the luxury of the Villa didn't leave any room for the cold weather to bother! I would recommend a visit to the Banner Elk Winery & Villa to anyone! Definitely a stay that everyone should experience! Very private, and if there's an excuse to get away from the chaos of life, banner elk winery/villa is the perfect place to go! Downtown Banner Elk has just the right amount of variety also. Sushi, Italian, late - night cocktails, live music, and more are hidden inside the gem that is downtown banner elk!!

Stayed April 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2014 via mobile

Beautiful "home" with an amazing staff. All were so friendly and welcoming. Lee cooked us two excellent breakfasts. Suzanne and Brandi provided us with an informative and comfortable wine tasting experience. The blueberry wine is a must try!
And Terry is a wonderful host!
We are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed April 2014
    • 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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Athens, Georgia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

Everything about this place is excellent! Beautiful villa and property, delicious breakfast, snacks, and wine, and truly wonderful people to make my stay better than I ever could have asked for. I was staying in the area for a month and tried out other places prior to Banner Elk Winery & Villa--nothing else compares to this place. Already planning my return visit!

Room Tip: I enjoyed both the Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio rooms. I do prefer the Chardonnay as it is more spac...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here recently; loved the property, its beautiful! our weather was not ideal (cloudy/rainy) however, we did get snow and it was so pretty. Our room (Cabernet) was large, beautifully furnished/decorated and the bed is super comfy. Our bathroom was also quite large and the jacuzzi tub was nice! The Chef, Lee, went out of his way for us and helped make our weekend special. He served up a wonderful breakfast each morning. We also enjoyed our wine tasting and honestly like them all. The blueberry was our favorite. We hope to return during the summer or fall for another visit! & we highly recommend this wonderful place!

Room Tip: The Cabernet Suite is beautiful and spacious~the fireplace is great for colder months...
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  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Cowpens, South Carolina
2 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014 via mobile

We went there for an anniversary. The room we stayed in was the Pinot Grigio. Clean, open, airy. The only tiny thing I'd complain about is the size and placement of the tv and lack of a closet. Breakfast was great as well as the wine tastings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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 Elk Winery & Villa

Address: 60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Formerly Blueberry Villa and Banner Elk Winery)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Banner Elk Winery & Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Banner Elk Winery and Villa, a luxury bed and breakfast... it's a magical world.Nestled in the awe inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands North Carolina High Country's original winery. Come for a tasting and tour, or stay for a week at The Villa, a highly elegant Bed & Breakfast that offers an idyllic setting, luxurious accommodations, and unrivaled service for discerning travelers.The age-old tradition of winemaking made its debut in the region with the establishment of Banner Elk Winery and Villa, the first commercial winery built in Avery and Watauga counties. Banner Elk wines pay tribute to the rugged mountain landscape and capture the delicate nuance and subtle flavors of the fruit. Our vintners produce excellent award winning wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you are interested in a wine tasting or guided tour, learning more about the art and science of winemaking, or just relaxing with a glass of wine, we welcome you to Banner Elk Winery & Villa.Restore your soul in the ambience of our Tuscan inspired Villa. We offer eight beautifully appointed suites, two with private fireplaces. Each features a king or queen-sized luxury mattress bed adorned in the finest linens and abundant pillows, private jacuzzi tubs, and thick plush robes. Breathtaking mountain views from every window several with semi-private terraces.Wake each morning to a complimentary chef-prepared gourmet breakfast in The Villa before you explore the gorgeous High Country where you can hike, bike, ski, fly fish, or play one of the many championship golf courses. Have a private massage in your suite, or enjoy a visit to Banner Elk's premier spa for additional services. Taste the wine, taste the produce, and taste a bit of luxury. It's the perfect place to relax, re-inspire, and rejuvenate – both inside and out. ... more   less 
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