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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a truly wonderful time at this cute inn. Darlene was so sweet, helpful, and hospitable. She had a fire going in the living area and had lots of wonderful suggestions on where we could go. She made a fantastic breakfast both of the mornings that we were there. She's an outstanding cook! The deck was beautiful and the...

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

Statesville, North Carolina
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Reviewed 28 June 2016

We have traveled a lot but never stayed in a Bed and Breakfast. What a great one to start with. We were pleased with our room, beautiful mountain view off our back deck. Darlene was a wonderful Innkeeper, we had amazing fruit cobblers for evenings and the breakfast was so delicious. Great experience we would do it again.

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had a room on the top floor with a fireplace, king size bed, large deck with a great view, Darlene the concierge, runs and operates the hotel, kitchen,cleaning service and hospitality, she serves a full breakfast in the morning and always bakes some type of dessert in the afternoon, the downstairs common areas, your typical living room / Den...

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

Charleston, South Carolina
Reviewed 31 October 2016

Worst experience ever. On the way up to this mountain B & B my heart rhythm became irregular. I am a disabled veteran with a heart issue. I was anxious to lie down but we were arriving at mid-day for a three day stay and were told we could not check in until 3:00 PM. I had to drive from...

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Thank you for your review & we regret your experience was less than satisfactory since most of our guests brag on our B&B Inn on Trip Advisor. As you know, we tried to contact you several times via cell phone over the 3 days, but you refused to take our calls. We had no idea that you were having health...

Fayetteville, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

We spent 2 night's at the Inn on our annual see the leaves trip. The location is excellent for everywhere we wanted to go, Blowing Rock, Boone, Grandfather Mountain! The rooms were good size and comfortable. Plenty of hot water and when the temperature plunged, we had a warm room. My husband enjoyed breakfast. I slept. I had filled up...

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

North Carolina
Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Planned a mountain tip a couple months back with some friends whom we had traveled with before. They had stayed at this B&B before and had high reviews. My wife and I have stayed in several B&B throughout the years and were not totally excited about staying in another. We arrived to a well kept and clean inn. The owners...

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

Benson, North Carolina
Reviewed 18 October 2016

If you are just looking for a small bed room to sleep in it is fine. The deck has a nice view but other than a very narrow, steep drive way that's it. No yard and driveway passes within a few feet of the front door. You do get a so so breakfast, nothing to brag about. Location for the...

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Thank you for your review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk, NC. Our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene is known to go beyond the call of duty to satisfy our guests, so thank you for your comments and we regret your breakfast experience was less than satisfactory since most of our guests brag on Trip...

Siler City, North Carolina
Reviewed 17 October 2016

We just spent a delightful 3 days at The Inn at Elk River! Our room was clean and comfortable, and the view from the porch was beautiful. Darlene, our hostess, was very helpful with area directions and dining recommendations. Breakfasts were delicious, and she provided some lovely sweet treats to eat each afternoon. This was the perfect place to stay...

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

Reviewed 26 September 2016

My husband and I had a very relaxing weekend stay here. Darlene the host was friendly and helpful with our every need. Beautifully decorated and great all around atmosphere.I would certainly stay again!

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Thank you for your gracious review & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than returning guests and we appreciate your desire to become a loyal guest at our B&B! As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River...

Vienna, Georgia
Reviewed 3 September 2016

We were lodged by our client to stay at this renovated Inn at Elk river. Our innkeeper was very friendly and she (Darlene) tried to do her best to make your stay a good one. She called for us to a very good restaurant, if it was convenient to come for a dinner. In the morning, she was up early,...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Inn at Elk River in Banner Elk, NC is honored to have received a 2012, 2013 & 2014 Trip Advisor Award of Excellence! For the past several years, Trip Advisor has ranked the Inn at Elk River as one of the top rated B&B facility in the NC High Country Mountain region, an honor that Innkeeper Darlene Calvert works very hard to maintain. The Inn is always spotless clean and fresh. The Inn has 8 rooms with private baths and a beautiful view of the NC mountains from the deck outside each room. Four of the eight rooms have working fireplaces for cool, cozy evenings. Room rates include a full breakfast for two prepared and served fresh each morning. The Inn at Elk River is an inviting Williamsburg Inn that has been owned and operated by three couples since 1996; John and Malinda Lowery, Bill and Loretta Dodgen and Richard and Ann Miller. Come and enjoy every season in Banner Elk N.C. As The Inn at Elk River is open year round and the hospitality will surpass your expectations. Come see for yourself why The Inn at Elk River has been highly rated as one of the best B&B's in the NC mountains by TripAdvisor for the past deveral years! ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Inn at Elk River

Address: 875 Main St W, Highway 194, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7719
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Price Range: ₹ 10,129 - ₹ 11,336 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Inn at Elk River 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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