We arrived at Banner Elk Winery & Villa in the cab of a wrecker, whose flatbed held our car and whose hitch towed our motorcycle trailer. Not the way we intended to arrive; but an accident only 15 miles from this destination made that necessary. From the moment of our arrival and throughout our three day stay, we experienced an excellent, caring staff who went out of their way to be hospitable. In order of our meeting them, Ashley, Cody, Jackie, Alexis, Brandy and Bic couldn't have been kinder or more professional in their respective roles. A special thank you to Jackie who drove me into town to pick up a vehicle. Her breakfasts are incredible and worthy of a trip for that alone. And for wine lovers, this association of vineyards is producing wines that are winning awards throughout the country. The three couples who own this property must be thankful for their excellent staff and we truly do look forward to a return visit.
- 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