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Banner Elk Winery & Villa
Ranked #4 of 9 Banner Elk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Charlotte, NC
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Perfect Weekend Get-Away”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2008

Blueberry Villa is a must stay when you are in the NC mountains. The setting is breathtaking, the inn is beautifully decorated but the icing on the cake are Dede and Dick, your hosts. We stay almost exclusively at B & B's and the Blueberry Villa rates a perfect 10.

Stayed May 2008
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2008

I was able to book the Alicante room last minute on Saturday morning. Cindy, the innkeeper, was in the middle of making breakfast, but took the time to take the reservation. After hearing I was vegetarian, she planned a wonderful veggie strata which she served the next morning with country ham biscuits-thus also appeasing my carnivorous boyfriend. The room is huge with high ceilings and to light the fire in the fireplace you just flip a switch on the wall. The best part though is the winery across the driveway! Once inside, we were greeted warmly and asked to join the ongoing tour given by Dick (the vintner) himself. All the guests at the tour were invited “backstage” to view the process and receive an interesting explanation flavored by a few of Dicks stories of how these astonishing NC wines came to be. It was informative but not stilted, and Dick even set up an amp in the main room floor so a guest could play classic rock on his guitar while we sat together and brought on the evening. There was plenty of wine to be tasted-watch out for Dick though, he pours with a heavy hand…

  • Liked — The winery out back, the lush furnishings in the home.
  • Disliked — Is a bit expensive, one night costs over $300.00.
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled as a couple
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2008

The Blueberry Villa is a truly lovely B&B. The breakfasts were delicious the rooms were beautiful. The staff and owners were very friendly and helpful. For a stay in mountains this is a great place just a few minutes from downtown Banner Elk.

  • Liked — The rooms were beautiful
  • Disliked — Bathroom floors cold in the winter
  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Banner Elk Winery & Villa

Property: Banner Elk Winery & Villa
Address: 60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk, NC 28604 (Formerly Blueberry Villa and Banner Elk Winery)
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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