The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook
 

Susanna Pantas, Artist

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Banner Elk, North Carolina

"Banner's Elk" as the village was once called, was settled around 1850, and is located in the northeast section of the mountains in Avery County. Banner Elk NC is a quaint mountain community that offers tourist activities including sking and snowboarding at the world famous Sugar Mountain Resort, Golf, Hiking & Backpacking, Horseback Riding and Whitewater Rafting. Surrounded by high peaks and rugged ridges, Banner Elk has strong historic and cultural ties with the neighboring mountainous regions of Tennessee and Virginia as well as Western North Carolina. Lees-McRae College has been located in the area for over 100 years and the College Drama Department presents theatrical productions during the summer months. Banner Elk is also host every October to the famous Woolly Worm Festival.

 

 

Resources
City Website:  Banner Elk
: Town Offices, 200 Park Avenue, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5398
Facebook: High Country
Location:
Northern Mountains, 2 hours east of Asheville
County:
Avery County: County Administrative Building, 175 Linville Street, Newland NC 28657; 828-733-8202
Elevation & Population:
3,739 feet, 950+
Visitor/Welcome Center:
None
City Chamber of Commerce: Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce:
100 West Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-8395
County Chamber of Commerce: Avery County Chamber of Commerce: 4501 Tynecastle Highway, Unit #2, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-972-2183
Newspaper: The Mountain Times PO Box 1815, Boone NC 28607; 828-264-6397 
Movie Theatres: (Nearest) Regal Boone Cinema 7: 210 New Market Street Centre, Boone NC 28607;
828-262-3330.
High School: Avery County High School, 401 High School Road, Newland NC 28657; 828-733-0151
Colleges and Universities:
Lees-McRae College, 191 Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5241
Hospitals:
(Nearest)  Watauga Medical Center, 336 Deerfield Road, Boone NC 28607; 828-262-4100
Area Major Festivals: Woolly Worm Festival (October)
Area Natural Attractions: Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, Linville Gorge,
Area Cultural Attractions: Avery County Historical Museum,
Banner House Museum,  Crossnore Fine Arts Gallery, Horn in the West, Mast General Store, Mystery Hill, Orchard at Altapass, Tweetsie Railroad
Wineries: Banner Elk Winery & Villa


Real Estate
 

Fine Dining in Western North Carolina
Dining
Fine Dining
Artisanal: (Contemporary-American) 1200 Dobbins Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5395
J. L. Trent's Seafood: (Seafood) 444 Beach Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-7555

Stonewalls Restaurant: (American) 344 Shawneehaw Avenue, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5550
The Mast Farm Inn: (American) 2543 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-963-5857

Casual & Family Dining
Grandview Restaurant: (American) 10575-1 Highway 105 South, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-963-4573

Overseas & Exotic
Bayou Smokehouse & Grill: (Cajun) 130 Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-88-8952
Bella's: (Italian) 3585 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9022
Cafe Vivo: (Continental) 142 Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5282
Louisana Purchase Food and Spirits: (Cajun) 537 Shawneehaw Avenue, Banner Elk NC 28694; 828-963-5087
Los Arcoiris: (Mexican) 431 Beech Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk 28604; 828-898-4123
Melange Mountain Bistro (Italian) 4501 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5750
Sorrentos Bistro (Italian) 140 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5214
Zuzda Tapas Restaurant and Bar: (Progressive-Alternative) 502 West Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-4166

Cafes & Grills
Banner Elk Café: (American) 324 Shawneehaw Avenue, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-4040
Dunn's Deli:  (Delicatessen) 134 W. Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-6731
Fred's Backside Deli: (Delicatessen) 501 Beech Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-387-4838
Sugarfoot Tavern: (Contemporary) 2941 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-4455
Cafe Vivo: (Cafe) 142 East Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-5282

Inn on Biltmore Estate, Asheville NC
Accommodations
Resorts
Sugar Ski & Country Club: (Resort) 100 Sugar Drive, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-634-1320

Hotels, Inns & Lodges
Archers Mountain Inn: (Hotel) 2489 Beech Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9004
Banner Elk Winery & Villa: (County Inn) 60 Deer Run Lane, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9099
Little Main Street Inn & Suites: (Village Inn) 607 Main Street East, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-851-4397
Smoketree Lodge: (County Lodge) 11914 Highway 105 South, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-422-1880
The Inn at Elk River: (Village Inn) 875 Main Street West, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9669

Bed & Breakfasts
Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast:  (B&B) 149 Azalea Circle, Banner Elk NC 28604; 888-898-2743
Banner Elk Inn B&B and Cottages: (B&B) 407 E. Main Street, Banner Elk NC 28604; 888-487-8263

Banner Haven Bed & Breakfast:
(B&B) 509 Beech Mountain Parkway, Banner Elk, NC 28604; 828-783-0408
Mountainside Lodge Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 1709 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 877-687-4333
Perry House Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 153 Klonteska Drive, Banner Elk NC 28604; 877-806-4280
Taylor House Inn: (B&B) 4584 Highway 194 South, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-963-5581
The Mast Farm Inn: (B&B) 2543 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 888-963-5857
1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 317 Old Turnpike Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 888-802-4487
Valle Crucis Bed & Breakfast: (B&B) 2171 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-963-2525


Motels
Best Western Mountain Lodge: (Chain Motel) 1615 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-4571

Campgrounds
Grandfather Campground: (Campground) 125 Riverside Drive, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-788-2582
Holston Presbytery Camp & Retreat Center: (Camp) 6993 Hickory Nut Gap Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-6611

Rental Agencies
Country Living Rentals & Realty: (Rentals) 486 Main Street West, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9188
Dereka's Sugar Mountain Accommodations Center & Realty: (Rentals) 106 Sugar Mountain Drive, Sugar Mountain NC 28604; 800-898-9475
Foscoe Rentals: (Rentals) 133 Echota Parkway, Boone NC 28607; 800-723-7341
Linville Cabin Rentals: (Rentals) PO Box 2341, Banner Elk NC 28604; 866-818-9106
Mountain Retreats Realty: (Rentals) 4840 Highway 105, Suite 3, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-819-7647
Pinnacle Inn Resort: (Condominium Rental) 301 Pinnacle Inn Road, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-405-2231
Sugar Mountain Lodging: (Rentals) 3440 Tynecastler Highway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-858-9663
Sugar Mountain Resort Accommodations & Real Estate: (Rentals) 3390 Tynecastle Highway, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-438-4555
Sugar Ski & Country Club: (Condominium Rentals) 100 Sugar Ski Drive, Banner Elk NC 28604; 800-634-1320
The Highlands at Sugar: (Timeshare Rentals) 2173 Sugar Mountain Drive, Banner Elk NC 28604; 828-898-9601
 


 

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