We stayed at Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge in Banner Elk, NC one night over Labor Day and found it to be very accommodating. The staff could not have been nicer, including those at the front desk and, especially, the breakfast hostess, Wanda. They offer a FULL, free breakfast - eggs, sausage, grits, the works! Check rates online, but call the hotel for any specials. We ended up with a much better rate by calling. This hotel is dog friendly too, and we were never bothered by barking. Our only complaint was the "pillow top" mattress not being very comfortable, causing you to roll towards the center of the bed. Possibly worn out, needing replacement? I mentioned at checkout that the shower rod was falling down and the desk attendant said it would be fixed that day. The hotel's location was very convenient to Banner Elk, a quaint town that was fun to explore on foot. We had dinner at Bayou Smokehouse & Grill, sat on their patio, where our dog was very welcome. The pot stickers entree is a LOT of meat - we shared it! We loved the Banner Elk Winery - you MUST go there! The wine tasting was well worth $7 each, and the wine hostesses were knowledgeable and friendly. Their wine has won many awards, and after you taste it, you'll know why! (our dog was most welcome there too!) The outside porch and grassy areas yield a wonderful place for picture taking. Note - the temperatures felt a bit cool, even in early September. Take a jacket!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience outstanding customer service and convenient access to the Blue Ridge Mountains, Lee's McRae College and more at this pet-friendly Banner Elk, North Carolina hotel. Welcome to the BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk where guests will find friendly customer service, newly updated guest rooms and convenient access to a variety of Western North Carolina attractions. This Banner Elk area hotel boasts 100 spacious, well-appointed guest rooms featuring cable television and wireless high-speed Internet access. Hotel guests are welcome to take advantage of a variety of hotel amenities including an seasonal outdoor heated swimming pool, guest laundry, fitness center, picnic area, business services and meeting/banquet facilities accommodating up to 200 guests. The BEST WESTERN Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk is the only pet-friendly hotel in the area. Guests staying at this Blue Ridge Mountain hotel will have convenient access to a variety of outdoor activities including skiing and snowboarding at Sugar Mountain, hiking in the Blue Ridge Mountains, horseback riding and golfing. Families visiting the area will enjoy spending the day at the Orchards at Alta Pass or the Tweetsie Railroad Amusement Park. Grandfather Mountain, just nine miles from the hotel, provides scenic nature trails and ideal picnic areas. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Best Western Plus Mountain Lodge At Banner Elk Hotel Banner Elk
- Best Western Banner Elk
- Banner Elk Best Western