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Farmville, North Carolina
Reviewed December 7, 2015

My husband and I went over Thanksgiving for 2 nights. It was such a treat! Darlene makes the visit! Your wish is her command. There were homemade desserts waiting each night when we returned! Looking forward to another visit soon!

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Winter Haven, Florida
Reviewed November 30, 2015

Nice room with wood burning fire place - wood provided. Nice porch off of each room Darlene was so helpful and friendly and provided a nice breakfast in the dining room overlooking the mountains. You feel like you are visiting family. We also got to meet some of her family that were visiting for Thanksgiving. Would visit again.

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed November 9, 2015

Secluded, yet close to town and walking/hiking trails in Banner Elk. Beautiful time of year to be in the mountains of North Carolina. The Inn is quiet. Our room was spacious with private outside deck with rocking chairs to view the mountains. The main floor of the Inn had plenty of spots to relax, play cards or games, watch TV...

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Thank you for your review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & positive review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Please share your experience with the Inn at Elk River with your friends &...

Kinston, North Carolina
Reviewed October 25, 2015

This is our second time staying here. Very nice, quiet and secluded but not so secluded you are to far from restaurants and attractions. Rooms are clean and the breakfasts are great. Banner Elk has really grown over the years. Has great restaurants and some shopping.

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Rock Hill, South Carolina
Reviewed October 25, 2015 via mobile

The room was clean and well kept. Darlene was very helpful and friendly. Breakfast menu was a limited but the food was good.... Great getaway for the weekend!!!!!!!!!!! The We would definitely stay again we really enjoyed it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Durham, North Carolina
Reviewed October 19, 2015

First time staying at this Inn & was pleased with the surroundings & atmosphere. Darlene is most gracious & attentive. Our room was lovely & clean. There were snacks in the afternoon/evening that was very appreciated.

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Reviewed October 18, 2015 via mobile

My husband and I visited for our fifth anniversary. It is a couple minutes from town, Google has the road numbers backwards, but not inconvenient. Darlene was a doll, and very welcoming and helpful. The atmosphere is very sweet and the view from the deck is great. Our room was cozy with bright decor. The walls are rather thin, however...

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! We regret that you missed breakfast due to a stomach bug but trust that your husband is feeling better! As owners of the...

Oxford, North Carolina
Reviewed October 13, 2015

This is our second visit to The Inn at Elk River and as always Darlene was the best host ever. Her hospitality and kindness goes above and beyond. The breakfasts and evening snacks were delicious. Darlene works hard to keep the place always so clean and comfy. We came to this Inn the same time a few years ago and...

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Raleigh, North Carolina
Reviewed October 11, 2015

We spent a wonderful week-end in the NC mountains, staying at the Inn at Elk River. The room was comfortable, cozy and clean, the bathroom spacious with nice linens. Darlene, the innkeeper, was warm and welcoming, providing delicious and hearty breakfasts and tasty afternoon treats. When in this area again, we will definitely stay at this inn.

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

Vienna, Austria
Reviewed October 11, 2015

Darlene, the Inn Keeper, is a wonderful representative of southern mountain hospitality and is welcoming and attentive from early morning to night. The room was well prepared and cleaned and cozy for an older style inn and the bed very, very comfortable. The view from the breakfast room is stunning. It was a comfortable, peaceful place from which to explore...

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Thank you for your gracious review & stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your being a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback &...

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Family Rooms
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  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about The Inn at Elk River

Address: 875 Main St W, Highway 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7719
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Price Range: $151 - $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Elk River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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