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Review of Little Main Street Inn

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Little Main Street Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Banner Elk
Atlanta
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Pretty Perfect”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Needed a place to spend two nights with my two teenagers who were skiing at Sugar and Beech. One hotel room is a little cramped and two hotel rooms is a little expensive. Little Main Street Inn offered a one-bedroom apartment that was perfect. Very clean, very nicely decorated - even if "country kitsch" isn't your thing its done well. We arrived late at night to an apartment decorated for Christmas to the tee - even the Christmas tree was on. The place was clean, warm and comfortable and had everything we needed for two nights and a place for me to hang out and do work while they were skiing. Also a stone's throw from Banner Elk's small downtown so close to restaurants, etc. I am not a fan of B&Bs as I don't like to have to make conversation with strangers if I'm not in the mood. My only complaint was that this was a little too hands off. We never saw the owner or anyone else for that matter. When the Internet was acting up for several hours I called the lobby phone to contact the owner and no one answered. Will definitely return for next ski trip. Very pleased.

Room Tip: We had room #7 - at the back of the building.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BlazeAtlanta
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LittleMainStreet, Owner at Little Main Street Inn, responded to this review, January 24, 2013
Dear BlazeAtlanta,
We are happy you enjoyed your stay at Little Main Street Inn. I am sorry to hear you were not able to reach us regarding your internet connection. Unfortunately being a small inn, we are sometimes on another call and are not able to break away quickly enough. We do try to call back all missed calls, even from our Lobby, as well as run down to see if there is anyone we can help. Sometimes we don't make it fast enough before a guest returns to their suite, but if you ever return, don't hesitate to try us more than once, as we try to do everything possible to make our guests as happy and comfortable as we can. Our greatest pleasure is your pleasure. Thank you, and we look forward to serving you again.
Most sincerely,
Phil & Lori :-)
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  • Sleep Quality
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Knoxville, TN
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102 reviews
24 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2013

We recently stayed at Little Main Street Inn for the third time while skiing at Sugar Mountain. We love the "homestyle" atmosphere provided by Phil and his family. This visit we had a two bedroom suite which was decorated for the holidays (complete with Christmas tree). We enjoy having a kitchen and living area for relaxing in the evenings. As always, the rooms were spotless, the beds comfortable (love the flannel sheets for winter). We made use of the available movies and games provided in the inn. Cereals, teas, hot chocolate, popcorn, etc is also available. We will continue to visit this Inn when we return to Banner Elk. Thanks so much for the wonderful stay!!

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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank tmscott
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2012

My husband, two doggies, and I spent 5 nights at the Little Main St. Inn over the Christmas holiday. We had everything we needed and more. The unit was large, clean, and tastefully decorated for Christmas. We did not want for anything. We would stay here again.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Omiespearl
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Apopka, Florida
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012 via mobile

I wanted to bring my 4 yo to see snow for the first time and while snow is very scarce God made up for it with this wonderful home away from home ! When you walk in you just feel the love and time somebody must have put in decorating and cleaning so that you can truly feel welcome. When you meet Phil, the innkeeper, every suspicion will be righteously confirmed ! He is a wonderful person and will go out of his way,beyond your regular hotel accommodations to help you enjoy your stay. And by the way there is nothing commercial/ hotel like about this place, it trully feels like a home. My 4 year old is so happy here building blocks in front of the fireplace, enjoying the wonderful Christmas decorations and the large jacuzzi :)
We hope to be back in January to find snow and we'll be so thrilled to return here for many many vacations ! God Bless !

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Adriana T
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Tampa, Florida
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8 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

We own a property in neighboring TN, and we make a point to travel to Banner Elk at least once a year, just to enjoy the scenery, and stay at the Little Main street inn which is part of the experience. We have always stayed in one bedroom suites on the first floor. My husband found this place online, and we were charmed. While we did not interact with the staff much, the place is homely, very clean, comfortable and friendly. While "country" decor is not something I'd have in my house, it just 'fits' the atmosphere and the place so well. We absolutely love the character, the gas stoves to heat the living room, and the whirlpool tub in the bathroom. Seems that every suite has unique decor touches and they also decorate for each season. We stayed there as a couple as well as with other family member (the sleeper in the living room made it easy). We will definitely go there again and highly recommend it!

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank chilanzar
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Havelock
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82 reviews
29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2012

If you are looking for a quiet getaway, this is a great place to be. Rooms are suites with fully stocked kitchens as far as utensils and a few staples. Bathrooms have hot tubs. Although there were multiple families staying in the inn, we didn't hear much noise from our neighbors or in the halls. The innkeepers let you keep to yourselves, but avail themselves readily as needed. Because this inn is on Main Street, you don't have to worry about getting stuck in t he snow or sliding on roads getting in and out of the place. Also, the town's Greenway entrance is pretty much right across the street, so you can leisurely walk to restaurants and stores if you want to, or drive the short distance to the downtown area.
If you stay during the week or for a week, prices are comparable to places that offer much, much less, including standard hotels.
The only negative I would say about our suite is that the kitsch was a little overdone. Decorations are nice, but they were a little overkill, taking up some valuable surface spaces.
Because suites are spacious and so well-stocked, I would recommend this place for families as well as couples. I know there was at least one family staying because we briefly heard a young child. But again, trust me, you will not be disturbed!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Magma5
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Holden Beach, North Carolina
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2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 21, 2012

At the last minute we (two seniors) decided to take a three day trip to the mountains .. We should have checked the weather forecast first cause it rain the whole time we were there. Thank goodnees for the condo syle rooms cause we would gone crazy in a one room motel We were able to relax and take avantage of the large jacuzzi,. a selection of what seem to be a thousand movies,sattelite TV,acomfortable bed and tons of snacks . The only thing I would change would be the cushions on the sofa they are geting a little thin.. We defintly are planning a trip back to Banner Elk and the Little Min St Inn.. Our new Mountain Home...

Room Tip: We stayed in Room#4 decor was great
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Robert J
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Property: Little Main Street Inn
Address: 607 Main St E, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7485
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Little Main Street Inn is your home inn the mountains. We offer clean, comfortable accommodations in full 1 and 2 bedroom condo style suites. Most have gas fireplaces and Jacuzzi bath tubs, all for rates around the same as a standard area hotel room. We provide complimentary breakfast items, and a large DVD library for your convenience, and Free High Speed Wireless Internet. Call 828-898-6109 to reserve your home inn Banner Elk. ... more   less 
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