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Banner Elk North Carolina Accommodations

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The Banner Elk center point is approximately 6 miles northwest of Grandfather Mountain and 6 miles north of MacRae Meadows.

Welcome to Banner Elk, North Carolina, a popular getaway destination between two ski resorts in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you're hoping to experience small-town charm with big-city amenities or you're craving outdoor adventure, Banner Elk offers everything you could hope for in a Southern getaway. More from this guide...

Banner Elk Hotels/Motels & Accommodations

Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk
+1-888-389-4121
1615 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Two star Mountain hotel
  • 4 meeting rooms in property
  • Most guests enjoyed the restaurants & bars nearby
  • Terrific location
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Ascend Resort Collection
+1-888-675-2083
3781 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • 3-star hotel
  • Fitness / Gym is on-site
The Mast Farm Inn
+1-800-716-8490
2543 Broadstone Rd., Banner Elk, NC 28604
  • Luxury Five Star hotel
The Inn at Crestwood
+1-800-805-5223
3236 Shulls Mill Rd., Boone, NC 28607 ~8.41 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Midscale Mountain property
  • 38 rooms in hotel
  • Most guests thought the tv was sub-standard
  • AC needs updating
Super 8 by Wyndham Boone NC
+1-888-965-1860
2419 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607 ~10.32 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Low priced Mountain hotel
  • Complimentary breakfast is offered
  • Rooms could be cleaner
  • Near city centre
Ridgeway Inn Downtown Blowing Rock : 131 Yonahlossee Rd.
+1-888-788-5576
131 Yonahlossee Rd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~10.96 miles east of Banner Elk
  • 3-star Downtown hotel
  • 21 sleeping rooms in hotel
  • Oversized bedroom
  • Good snacks
Blowing Rock Inn
+1-888-897-9207
788 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~11.12 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • 24 rooms in hotel
From$80
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Meadowbrook Inn
+1-888-311-4278
711 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~11.16 miles east of Banner Elk
  • 3-star Mountain hotel
  • Shuttle to airport available
  • Very little information in the room
  • Average sized rooms
Hillwinds Inn Blowing Rock Near Boone : 315 Sunset Dr.
+1-888-469-4795
315 Sunset Dr., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~11.20 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Affordable Downtown hotel
  • Hotel has 2 suites
From$69
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Boxwood Lodge Blowing Rock Near Boone University in Blowing Rock
+1-888-734-9421
671 Main St., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~11.20 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Cheap Mountain hotel
  • 5 suites in hotel
Sleep Inn Boone University Area in Boone
+1-888-841-5292
163 Highway 105 Extension, Boone, NC 28607 ~11.34 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Two star Mountain hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00
The Village Inn Blowing Rock Near Boone
+1-888-455-5160
7876 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~11.35 miles east of Banner Elk
  • High end Downtown property
  • 7 suites in hotel
  • Great view
  • Breakfast is mediocre
Comfort Suites Boone - University Area
+1-888-965-8297
1184 South Sr 105, Boone, NC 28607 ~11.47 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Economical Resort hotel
  • Fitness + Health Center
  • Good vibe
  • 1 out of 2 guests thought the bathroom was big enough
From$88
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Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock
+1-888-906-6358
8412 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~11.49 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Three Star Mountain property
  • Hotel has 3 floors
  • Great reception
  • Fitness area can be optimized
From$79
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Courtyard by Marriott - Boone
+1-888-749-6785
1050 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607 ~11.52 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Mid-scale Mountain property
  • 4 floors in property
From$129
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Holiday Inn Boone University Area : 1075 Highway 105
+1-888-878-9982
1075 Highway 105, Boone, NC 28607 ~11.52 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Cheap Downtown hotel
  • Has environment-friendly policy See more
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham
+1-888-389-4485
165 Highway 105 Extension, Boone, NC 28607 ~11.94 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Low priced Mountain hotel
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
Green Park Inn
+1-888-389-4121
9239 Valley Blvd., Blowing Rock, NC 28605 ~12.21 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Four star property
  • Check-in time: 16:00
From$160
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Holiday Inn Express of Boone - Boone
+1-888-675-2083
1943 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC 28607 ~12.25 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Three Star Mountain hotel
  • Free comp. breakfast
  • Close to attractions
  • Fair breakfast prices
From$84
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Country Inn & Suites in Boone
+1-800-716-8490
818 East King St., Boone, NC 28607 ~12.27 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Three Star Mountain property
  • Free complimentary breakfast
  • Front desk staff was friendly and efficient
  • Very good business hotel
Quality Inn & Suites University
+1-800-805-5223
840 East King St., Boone, NC 28607 ~12.29 miles east of Banner Elk
  • 2 star Mountain hotel
  • 3 floors in hotel
  • For 75%, the lobby entrance was sub-standard
  • Modern Hotel
From$55
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Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boone
+1-888-965-1860
2060 Blowing Rock Rd., Boone, NC 28607 ~12.32 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Midscale Mountain hotel
  • 2 conference rooms in property
From$79
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Towneplace Suites Boone in Boone
+1-888-788-5576
2240 Blowing Rock, Boone, NC 28607 ~12.37 miles east of Banner Elk
  • Mid-scale hotel
  • 92 rooms in hotel
Towneplace Suites
+1-888-897-9207
1110 Meadowview Dr., Boone, NC 28607 ~12.37 miles east of Banner Elk
  • 3-star hotel
  • Check in: 4:00 PM
Hampton Inn & Suites Boone in Boone
+1-888-311-4278
1252 Us Highway 421 South, Boone, NC 28607 ~12.58 miles east of Banner Elk
  • 3-star Mountain property
  • 5 floors in hotel
From$139
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The area now known as Banner Elk was first inhabited by the Cherokee and was likely used for fishing and hunting. The first permanent settlement was founded in 1848 by Martin L. Banner, whose family originally came from Wales. Over time, the Banner family grew to 55 members and the area they called home was dubbed Banner's Elk. The name was then shortened to Banner Elk in 1911 when the town was incorporated.

Today, Banner Elk serves as the perfect home base for experiencing the two largest ski resorts in the South: Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain. During the summer, the town is a hub for adventurers looking to go fishing, whitewater rafting, hiking, wakeboarding, and swimming. Although Banner Elk is a small town, it boasts a variety of shops, museums, art galleries, festivals, wineries, breweries, and spas. You can even drive to Asheville in just over an hour and a half to visit other Western North Carolina attractions, including Biltmore Estate.

From indulgent spa getaways to thrilling ski vacations, Banner Elk offers something for everyone. All you need now is to choose the perfect hotel that allows you to explore everything this natural beauty has to offer.

What is the best time to visit Banner Elk, NC?

The best time to visit Banner Elk largely depends on what activities you hope to enjoy. Winter is a prime tourist season thanks to the Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain ski resorts. In fact, Beech Mountain is the highest ski area in the Eastern United States, boasting a peak elevation of 5,506 feet. The resort features 17 trails, seven lifts, and 96 skiable acres, including an expansive terrain park. The town of Banner Elk also features multiple ski shops where you can buy sporting equipment before hitting the slopes, just in case you forget to pack something.

Keep in mind, however, that hotel rates remain high during the winter months due to the area's popularity as a ski destination. Book your room early to enjoy a wider selection of rooms, and reserve refundable flights just in case bad weather cancels your trip.

Summer is another peak tourist season for Banner Elk thanks to the area's outdoor recreational opportunities. Nearby Grandfather Mountain State Park offers 12 miles of hiking trails, picnic areas, and beautiful scenery just off the Blue Ridge Parkway. Take the family ziplining, river tubing, caving, or gold panning. If you're traveling with small children, head to Apple Hill Farm for the petting zoo and special events. Hotel rates in Banner Elk are high during the summer, and areas like the Blue Ridge Parkway see more traffic, but you can't beat an adventurous summer in the Blue Ridge Mountains.

Key events happening in the summer include the Fourth of July Parade & Party in the Park and the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games.

Visit during the spring or fall to take advantage of lower priced accommodations. Banner Elk experiences four distinct seasons, including lush, fragrant springs and vibrantly colored autumns. There are also fewer crowds during the shoulder seasons, although October can see more traffic as people wander around to look at the leaves. You'll also love the annual festivals like Trunk or Treat and the Woolly Worm Festival.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Banner Elk, NC:

seasonality of hotel rates in Banner Elk

Banner Elk, NC: Prices by Star Rating Class

Below are 3 charts illustrating avg. price trends by star rating class in Banner Elk, NC. Browse these line graphs to determine the best time to book a room in Banner Elk for your upcoming travels.

Which luxury hotels are in Banner Elk, NC?

4 Star Average Prices: $210.01

Looking for a luxurious accommodation in Banner Elk? You're in luck!

Bluegreen Vacations' Blue Ridge Village, an Ascend Resort, is a retreat for all seasons. The club resort features an indoor heated pool, fitness facilities, guest laundry, a soothing hot tub and sauna, picnic areas, a tennis court, a mini golf course, and paddleboats you can use on the lake. The elevated cabin-inspired guest rooms boast high-definition flat-screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, cozy sofas, fireplaces, and full-sized kitchens.

If you prefer a bed-and-breakfast experience, head to The Mast Farm Inn. This historic lodging offers a variety of one-of-a-kind guest rooms, including cozy dormer rooms, spacious country farmhouse rooms, family cabins, and restored historic cottages. Each room is tastefully decorated with Southern-style bedding and furniture. Plus, many rooms feature fireplaces, period-appropriate wallpaper, and four-poster beds. No matter which room you book, you can enjoy a country gourmet breakfast for two each morning. The property also features a fitness center and outdoor pool.

The Inn at Crestwood is a hidden jewel just outside of Boone and Blowing Rock that offers indulgent amenities. Enjoy the bright and airy indoor pool, relaxing spa, fitness facilities, The Table Restaurant, and a complimentary breakfast. Pets are also welcome. Guest rooms are well appointed with traditional furnishings, fireplaces, mini-fridges, and private or shared terraces. Upgraded rooms offer balconies, work desks, full marble baths, and armchairs.

What options are in Banner Elk, NC for the most affordable hotels?

3 Star Average Prices: $166.42

Banner Elk has limited accommodations within the town's limits, so you may need to remain flexible in your travel plans to save money. This means expanding your search to nearby areas like Boone, Blowing Rock, and even Lenoir.

Super 8 by Wyndham Boone NC serves as your budget-friendly Appalachian getaway near Grandfather Mountain. Located on Highway 105, this hotel features straightforward amenities like free Wi-Fi internet access, on-site parking, an indoor pool, a business center, and complimentary breakfast. Guest rooms are decorated with modern decor and local black-and-white photographs. Enjoy an in-room alarm clock radio, flat-screen TV, microwave, miniature refrigerator, work desk, and sofa.

For an authentic mom-and-pop experience, book a room at Greene's Motel Boone. The accommodation offers free Wi-Fi, ample parking, guest laundry, a 24-hour front desk, and wakeup calls. Guest rooms are a bit dated but feature everything you need for a comfortable stay, including a microwave, mini-fridge, hairdryer, iron, ironing board, free local calls, and cable TV.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Banner Elk

2 Star Average Prices: $142.85

2 Star Hotel Prices in Banner Elk

Which hotels in Banner Elk, NC offer the best discounts?

If you're hoping to save money during your trip to Banner Elk, see if you qualify for a discount. AAA members, seniors, military families, and government employees can save an average of 15 percent off regular room rates simply by booking the appropriate rate and presenting proof of eligibility at check-in.

For instance, seniors can save money at Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk. Situated near the Banner House Museum, this accommodation offers an outdoor seasonal pool, complimentary breakfast, fitness facilities, a lodge-style lobby, and meeting and banquet facilities. Guest rooms include flat-screen TVs with DVD players, hairdryers, coffee makers, alarm clock radios, ironing facilities, microwaves, mini-fridges, wake-up calls, and turndown service. Upgrade to a two-person whirlpool suite for the ultimate romantic getaway.

Military families can take advantage of special rates at Baymont by Wyndham Boone Near App State. Centrally located in the heart of Boone, this hotel offers an on-site fitness center, indoor pool, business center, free Wi-Fi, and a complimentary breakfast. Guest rooms feature flat-panel TVs, work areas, hairdryers, and plenty of drawers for storing your clothes.

Which hotels in Banner Elk, NC are budget-friendly?

Banner Elk and surrounding areas offer a variety of midrange hotels to give you even more bang for your buck. Meadowbrook Inn on Main Street in Blowing Rock is located one block from upscale restaurants, shops, and galleries. The boutique hotel features a beautiful indoor pool, fitness center, free Wi-Fi, and complimentary hot breakfast. The well-appointed guest rooms feature flat-screen satellite TVs, DVD players, hair dryers, coffee makers, and signature bath amenities. You can even utilize the concierge service to arrange discounted tickets, champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, and more.

Located close to Daniel Boone Native Gardens and Appalachian State University, Comfort Suites Boone is a wonderful option offering a variety of amenities. Enjoy free coffee in the lobby, a complimentary hot breakfast, free Wi-Fi, a fitness center, and a heated indoor pool. Every guest room contains a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, USB ports, premium bedding, a microwave, and a refrigerator to help you relax and enjoy your stay.

What are the top attractions near Banner Elk, NC?

With so much to see and do around Banner Elk, you may be wondering where to start. Grandfather Mountain is a must-see in nearby Linville. This exceptional state park features the Mile High Swinging Bridge, America's highest suspension footbridge, with 360-degree panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. The bridge spans an 80-foot chasm at more than 1 mile in elevation, so you may want to skip this one if you're afraid of heights! Grandfather Mountain State Park also features a fudge shop, gift shop, nature museum, hiking trails, and wildlife habitats.

If you prefer to feel more grounded, head to Linville Caverns and explore underground wonders. Visitors can take a guided tour of the caverns, complete with a chance to experience total darkness. The caverns stay at a comfortable 52 degrees year-round, so you may want to bring a light jacket.

Banner Elk is a hidden gem brimming with natural beauty and adventure. Discover your perfect hotel so you can start exploring!

FAQs about hotels in Banner Elk

What are the top rated hotels in Banner Elk?

Boxwood Lodge Blowing Rock Near Boone University, La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham and Hampton Inn & Suites Boone are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the most up-scale hotels in Banner Elk?

The Mast Farm Inn, The Village Inn Blowing Rock Near Boone and Green Park Inn are the top 3 luxury hotels near Banner Elk city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Banner Elk?

Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk, Ascend Resort Collection, and The Mast Farm Inn are the properties closest to Banner Elk city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Banner Elk cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Banner Elk can be as cheap as $142.85 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Banner Elk cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Banner Elk has been $166.42 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a luxury hotel in Banner Elk cost?

In the last year, the average 4 star hotel in Banner Elk has been $210.01 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Banner Elk?

Boxwood Lodge Blowing Rock Near Boone University, Ridgeway Inn Downtown Blowing Rock and Meadowbrook Inn are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the most popular Marriott hotels in Banner Elk?

Courtyard Marriott Johnson City, Courtyard by Marriott and Fairfield Inn by Marriott Boone are the best rated Marriott/Starwood branded hotels (based on customer reviews score).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Banner Elk?

Ascend Resort Collection, Sleep Inn Boone University Area and Comfort Suites Boone - University Area are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Banner Elk?

Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk and Best Western Johnson City Hotel & Conference Center are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

What are the best IHG hotels in Banner Elk?

Holiday Inn Express Blowing Rock, Holiday Inn Express of Boone and Holiday Inn Express West Jefferson, an IHG Hotel are the best rated Intercontinental Hotel Group (IHG) branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

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