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Banner Elk Winery & Villa

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#2 of 5 B&Bs in Banner Elk
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4.4
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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.
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Jayne A wrote a review May 2023
Boone, North Carolina7 contributions5 helpful votes
We traveled here exploring the area from Raleigh, my brother and his gf visiting from the UK (he-37/she-27) they had their UK drivers licenses and they were told they could not be accepted as it was a North Carolina ABC liquor law..(we've yet to find it) we've not had this issue anywhere else..so heads up if you are international Visitors or traveling with international guests. Needless to say was not worth the trip back to Raleigh to get their passports!! Disappointed to say the least looked like a nice spot for a glass as we explored the area. The rest of Banner Elk/Boone did not disappoint we were able to get served at other establishments who too were not aware of this "law" I would not go back though.
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Date of stay: May 2023
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harry k wrote a review Oct 2022
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My wife and I used to live right behind the winery and vineyard location but, alas, we moved before winery opened. Had to swing by to check it out and all I can say is WOW! Beautiful location and supremely friendly staff. Amanda is so incredible; she is fully half the reason to come visit! Loved all the wines we sampled and we took home more than a couple of bottles. Looking forward to our next visit! 6 out of 5 stars.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Kelli L wrote a review Jun 2022
Peoria, Illinois81 contributions11 helpful votes
Very friendly staff and wonderful wines! We had an amazing flight. I purchased the white reserve (my favorite) and the red reserve. We didn’t stay but stopped for the wine tastings. So beautiful here! Relaxing and wonderful scenery. Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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The Simple Salty Life wrote a review Feb 2022
Winter Garden, Florida586 contributions28 helpful votes
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The wines are amazing, and you can get a flight and enjoy it outside on the couches sprinkled throughout the property. It is a gorgeous setting! The kids even had fun checking out all the fish in the pond.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Sandra H wrote a review Jan 2022
St. Augustine, Florida734 contributions113 helpful votes
We have visited the winery about 3 times now, all in different seasons. They have beautiful grounds to sit and sip. There is also a beautiful fireplace inside however in the years I have been it has never been lit even in snowy temperatures. That would be a nice addition. We did sit by it and enjoy the time with friends. It is beautiful sitting both inside and out. There are tastings as well if you are not sure what you want to try that is a good way to start. We take home cases of our favorite to wines to enjoy throughout the year and to give a gifts to our friends and family. Bring some things to nibble on if you would like and pets are welcome. We have even seen children on the property as well. Overall a very nice way to spend the day sitting and enjoying a good glass of vino and company. Take some pictures and then put the phone away and enjoy.
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Date of stay: January 2022
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Ruth W wrote a review Nov 2021
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We enjoyed our stay at the Banner Elk Winery Villa. The villa is beautiful and very comfortable. We enjoyed the wine and the people we got to know there. They provided a nice elopement package that we were happy with, although information on the website is not kept up to date so I would advise people to call and visit the winery before making a decision to use it for a wedding venue. The location is close to Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway so there are many beautiful options for wedding pictures outside or inside their beautiful villa.
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Date of stay: November 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Coastal541960 wrote a review Oct 2021
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I would think not two times, but three times before reserving this house. My friends and I reserved this house for 4 nights for the New Year. However, they canceled us without any reason or explanation why. Our guess is that someone called them and offer them more money. But we paid whatever they asked. Anyway, they left us now without being able to book something at that time, so our plans are ruined. I would NEVER do something like this. So, NO, I don’t recommend this house. Book something else if you can. One last thing that I can say is, SHAME ON YOU OWNERS!!!!!
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Rose P wrote a review Oct 2021
Nashville, Tennessee369 contributions114 helpful votes
Well, we did just come from Grandfather Winery so that factored in how this place was perceived. For atmosphere and wine selection, Grandfather is way better. This place- I liked the room, it was very comfy and I could hang out there. Liked all the art on the walls. Perfect to have wine there. But you get the flight and it's in plastic cups. Big downer. Go outside and it loses the appeal. There are houses/cabins everywhere, it just doesn't feel like a vineyard. The pond is pretty, but the building and the outdoor structures they've built are not. It needs more flowers and landscaping. But even with that, the other houses would still be there. We did the red flight- they were all good, liked the cabernet the best. Glad we went, but just good, not great. TA's buttons go from Average to Very Good, no choice for anything in between.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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delospoppy wrote a review Oct 2021
New York City, New York523 contributions198 helpful votes
A very lovely winery and the servers behind the wine bar are so helpful and fun. We got the wine flight and cheese selection. It was a nice start to the afternoon. There is some fun art hanging and adds ambiance to the place.Very relaxing place to hang out with our friends. Some of their wine are quite good.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Linda F wrote a review Oct 2021
Jupiter, Florida258 contributions37 helpful votes
Nice place to sit and relax as you enjoy the wine flavors being offered. Some nice gifts and flavorful wines. Enjoy the day! Four generous tastings and then buy whatever makes you happy and enjoy it in a nice atmosphere . Bring your puppies with you if they are polite.
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Date of stay: October 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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PRICE RANGE
$1,859 - $2,248 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Blueberry Villa and Banner Elk Winery
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBanner Elk
NUMBER OF ROOMS
8
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Frequently Asked Questions about Banner Elk Winery & Villa
Which popular attractions are close to Banner Elk Winery & Villa?
Nearby attractions include Apple Hill Farm (1.9 miles), Grandfather Mountain State Park (3.5 miles), and Mast General Store (4.1 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Banner Elk Winery & Villa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Banner Elk Winery & Villa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Banner Elk Winery & Villa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Banner Elk Winery & Villa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Artisanal Restaurant, Over Yonder, and Stonewalls Restaurant.
Are there any historical sites close to Banner Elk Winery & Villa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (8.8 miles), Flat Top Manor (8.6 miles), and The Jones House Cultural and Community Center (9.4 miles).
Does Banner Elk Winery & Villa have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the mountain view available here.
Is Banner Elk Winery & Villa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.