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“Been there 5-6 Times Over The Years...” 5 of 5 stars
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The Inn at Elk River
Ranked #1 of 9 Banner Elk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte
Level Contributor
13 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Been there 5-6 Times Over The Years...”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

Over the years, we stayed at the Inn we've always been pleased. The Inn at Elk River is IMO a true B & B, not a hyped up large hotel like the Grove Park, etc.

We enjoy the location just outside of downtown Banner Elk and proximity to Boone and Blowing Rock. There are good restaurants near by and the food at the Inn is excellent.

Rooms are warm and quaint and the over all atmosphere is relaxing and the service is attentive without being intrusive.

I highly recommend this Inn.

Room Tip: Get a room with a fireplace!
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank RenaissanceCracker
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, April 10, 2013
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Morganton, North Carolina, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2013

Our room was exceptionally clean and the full fireplace added to our comfortable and cozy stay. Hostess was very generous and accomodating. Breakfast was very tastly. We will definitely return .... David & Kathy

Room Tip: Higher floor has excellent view.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, March 27, 2013
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Gastonia, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2013

My wife and I stayed at "The Inn at Banner Elk" during Valentine's Day weekend Feb 14-17, 2013. We had a Wonderful time! The Williamsburg style B&B "Inn" was so comfortable!!! Our room had a beautiful full fireplace which keep us warm and cozy while several inches of sparkling snow poured down around our B&B and all of Banner Elk. The B&B overlooks the Elk River Country Club & its' small private airport. Darlene Calvert, the Innkeepper, was soooooo accomodating to our every need - whether it was for a listing of nearby good restaurants or activities to try out - Darlene always came through! Her breakfast's were something to write home about!!! We would HIGHLY RECOMMEND The Inn at Elk River to anyone looking for a Great & Memorable B&B!!! We'll be back SOON!
Sincerely,
Jay & Millie Heavner...Gastonia, NC.

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, March 21, 2013
Thanks Jay so very much for your outstanding review on Trip Advisor! All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Clemson, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

My wife and I just spent our 15 year anniversary here. The hostess was as friendly as ANYONE could ever meet. The den and the rooms were clean and cozy. Definitely would recommend the Inn and stay there again.
Brian V

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, March 12, 2013
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Denver, North Carolina, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2013

We loved our stay at the Inn and would definitely return again. The room was wonderful and created a relaxing atmosphere plus we loved the fireplace. Darlene was a fantastic host and made us feel welcome as soon as we walked in. And don't get me started on the breakfast, it was fantastic! We were the only ones there at the time but Darlene was always there when we needed anything (even setting up hot water for tea and cider) and we enjoyed chatting with her. We had to leave early due to weather, but we had the most excellent time and hope to come stay for more than just two days. I highly recommend the Inn at Banner Elk (and the chocolate chip french toast) if you want a true get-a-way and relaxing vacation, even if it's only a few days.!

  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Amber P
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, March 14, 2013
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to The Inn at Elk River on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Hickory, North Carolina
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

We have stayed there s couple of times now and we really enjoy staying there! It is a lovely setting no matter what season. Darlene is always very friendly and helpful. We plan to stay there again real soon!

Room Tip: The Magnolia room in on the top floor at one end. Nice and quiet!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Hickory, North Carolina
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2013

The Inn is like a second home. Cozy fireplace in the den and a friendly Inn Keeper who takes care of all your needs. Breakfast is fantastic overlooking the mountains. The rooms are clean and comfortable. Each room has access to a deck that shares the same view you get at breakfast.

Room Tip: There are several rooms that have a fireplace. We have stayed in the lower floor as well as the upp...
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank Jim4704
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review, March 5, 2013
All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!
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Property: The Inn at Elk River
Address: 875 Main St W, Highway 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7719
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Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Elk River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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 
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