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Banner ElkUnited States of America

Experience the mountains, skiing, and hiking in Banner Elk!

Mountain views, a college vibe, and top sights from Sugar Mountain Resort to Beech Mountain Resort—discover it all in Banner Elk.

Where to stay in Banner Elk

This was taken at a shopping center in Banner Elk. The entire center is designed to have this “old timey” feel. The shops have been upkept with this sort of historic architecture. There is this idea that Appalachia is somewhat detached from modernity, and commercial architects like to play into this. The same effect is seen in other parts of Appalachia and just on the east coast in general, for example Williamsburg, VA. The reality is that this “quaint” little town is just the same as any other place in the United States. We’re looking at BB&T, a commercial bank that is far from particular to place. The region of Appalachia can sometimes be less distinct than we like to think, and I feel this image captures this sort of denial of singularity. #appalachianechoes

Tynecastle

When in Tynecastle, you can plan a visit to Sugar Mountain Resort and Hawksnest Tubing Park, some noteworthy sights in the nearby area.

Tynecastle

Top Hotels in Banner Elk

Estimated price for 1 night / 2 adults
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
2.5 out of 5
1615 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC
The price is $90 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

Situated in Banner Elk, this hotel is 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Banner House Museum and 2 mi (3.1 km) from Sugar Mountain Resort. Lees-McRae College and Sugar Creek ...

4.1/5Very Good! (912 reviews)

"Had adapted to pandemic very well. Served nice bag breakfast. Very clean. Great staff"…"

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
The Highlands at Sugar by Capital Vacations
The Highlands at Sugar by Capital Vacations
3 out of 5
2173 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk, NC

Situated in Banner Elk, this apartment building is within 3 mi (5 km) of Sugar Mountain Resort, Sugar Creek Gem Mine, and Grandfather Mountain State Park. Banner ...

4.1/5Very Good! (362 reviews)
Mountaintop getaway

"We enjoyed staying at this condo for 5 nights. The unit is as advertised. It was partially updated and pretty nice, for an older condo. It has pretty much all utensils and dinnerware, pots and pans, etc that you may need for a couple of days. There is an inventory list provided for the unit, but ..."…"

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2020

The Highlands at Sugar by Capital Vacations
4 Seasons at Beech Mountain
4 Seasons at Beech Mountain
2.5 out of 5
608 Beech Mountain Pkwy, Banner Elk, NC
The price is $109 per night from Sep 20 to Sep 21

This family-friendly Banner Elk aparthotel is located in the mountains, within 2 mi (3 km) of Beech Mountain Resort and Land of Oz. Lees-McRae College and Banner ...

3.8/5Good! (199 reviews)

"Very clean. One thing is the curtains on both floors were broken and didn't close at all."…"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

4 Seasons at Beech Mountain

Popular places to visit in Banner Elk

Beech Mountain Resort
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Beech Mountain Resort

4.5/5(113 reviews)

Hit the slopes at Beech Mountain Resort, a top ski area in Banner Elk. Amble around this family-friendly area's college campus, or seek out the hiking trails.

Land of Oz
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Land of Oz

4.5/5(29 reviews)

Enjoy a fun-filled day at Land of Oz during your visit to Beech Mountain. Discover the area's mountain views, or seek out its ski slopes.

Grandfather Vineyard & Winery
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Grandfather Vineyard & Winery

You can enjoy a tasting or tour at Grandfather Vineyard & Winery during your travels to Banner Elk. Discover the mountain views in this family-friendly area, or enjoy its hiking trails.

Buckeye Recreational Center
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Buckeye Recreational Center

Explore the lovely green spaces of Buckeye Recreational Center and enjoy the ski slopes in Beech Mountain. Discover the mountain views while you're in the area.

Grandfather Mountain
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Grandfather Mountain

4.5/5(254 reviews)

Walk the Mile High Swinging Bridge, hike along one of the many trails and visit the nature museum at this remarkable mountain near Linville, North Carolina. 

Appalachian State University
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Appalachian State University

4.5/5(363 reviews)

Enjoy the collegiate vibe around Appalachian State University, a top college in Boone. Discover the area's mountain views, or seek out its hiking trails.

Top things to do in Banner Elk

Premier Powersport Dealer: Sales, Service & UTV Rentals
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Premier Powersport Dealer: Sales, Service & UTV Rentals

$255
Per adult
Full Day Float Trip
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Full Day Float Trip

$475
Per adult
Watauga River Small-Group Rafting from Elizabethton
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Watauga River Small-Group Rafting from Elizabethton

$61
Per adult

Reviews of Banner Elk

4.4

Top Destination

5 - Excellent
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5 - Excellent 55.67567567567568%
4 - Good
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4 - Good 36.21621621621622%
3 - Okay
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3 - Okay 6.486486486486487%
2 - Disappointing
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1 - Terrible 1.0810810810810811%

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Jun 2, 2020

We had never visited this area and we enjoyed our entire experience .The hotel staff all 3 days were amazing! We will be back next year to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary !!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

May 29, 2020

Beautiful area if you are looking for solitude

5/5 - Excellent

Verified traveler

Feb 4, 2020

Adorable town!

4/5 - Good

Verified traveler

Jan 7, 2020

Cute small town close to ski centers and Boone

4/5 - Good

C

Dec 30, 2019

It was a cute little town

4/5 - Good

Amber

Dec 9, 2019

It’s a cute town. Pedlin’ Pig was so good and Hickerman’s was a good breakfast place.

Cities near Banner Elk

Grandfather Mountain showing a bridge

Boone

Grandfather Mountain showing cuddly or friendly animals and a suspension bridge or treetop walkway as well as a couple

Linville

Beech Mountain

Beech Mountain