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Reviewed 15 August 2016 via mobile

My fiancee and I were here for the weekend from a recommendation from a friend, and I can honestly say that it was one of the more calming stays I had at a place where I truly felt like I was welcome. We tried coming here a few months back, but our schedules never seem to time up right. Darlene,...

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

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 8 August 2016

My wife and I had a great experience with The Inn At Elk River. We went up this weekend past for a short overnight stay. Check in was a breeze. The place is very nice. Our room was clean, and very charming. A fireplace in the bedroom, although it was not the season. A great deck outside our door with...

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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 2 August 2016

My wife and I had the opportunity of staying at The Inn At Elk River last weekend for our 34th anniversary. We could only stay overnight but wish we could have stayed a week. The Inn is so nice and clean, located in a quiet area with beautiful views. Darlene and her mother (who was helping for the weekend) were...

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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...

Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Checkin was immediate, air-conditioned room, cozy bed and bedding, quality towels and very clean! We had no issue with the sleeping. Warm peach cobbler was also waiting on the common table as we entered. Wifi was available, but spotty. The other drawbacks seemed to result in the fact that there was a sole innkeeper without help. 1) The "gourmet breakfast"...

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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this review

As owners of the Inn at Elk River since 1996, all of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback. We strive to satisfy everyone & are trying to hire additional staff, which has been challenging. However, Darlene's mother helps out when she is available as evidenced by the many reviews posted on Trip Advisor. Our guests generally...

Reviewed 5 July 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed a lovely stay at the Inn over the 4th of July. The view of the sunset was gorgeous, and watching the country club's fireworks from the upper deck of the inn was a nice bonus. The inn was spotlessly clean, the bed was very comfortable, and the hostess, Darlene, was beyond compare. She is entertaining, welcoming, and makes...

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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 24 June 2016 via mobile

I must preface this review with a distinction between Darlene a delightful innkeeper and the facility itself. Darlene and her mother were very congenial. They worked diligently to provide a lovely atmosphere for their guests. However, we couldn't seem to cool the room with the small window unit AC. It was poorly installed which would allow mosquitos or other bugs...

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Thank you for your gracious review of our innkeeper, Darlene Calvert & your recent stay at the Inn at Elk River. There is no greater compliment we can hope for than when guests that show their appreciation for our Innkeeper & her mother for the efforts they put forth on behalf of our guests. As owners of the Inn at...

Charlotte, North Carolina
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Darlene was very accommodating in fixing a breakfast that my husband (being a diabetic) could eat. The view is very wonderful. Darlene was very gracious and we enjoyed our stay. The inn had an excellent rating for their sanitation - 100.00%! We would recommend this place to everyone! Ginny & John T.

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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 12 June 2016 via mobile

We had a great day of hiking and arrived at the Inn about 8pm. Darlene greeted us, gave a brief tour and offered some peach cobbler. It was around sunset, and my daughter took some nice photos off the double deck overlooking the mountains. It was so relaxing to sit on the Adirondack chairs as the stars come out and...

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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 June 2016 via mobile

We were welcomed by Darlene,the innkeeper right away she is very hospitable and the breakfast she served was delicious. We enjoyed talking with her about the area. However, we realize that in the mountains the nights are usually cool and opening a window and a fan would cool the room, but it was rather hot during the day and our...

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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! We have now installed the air conditioners in all rooms, as there had been no need for them until...

North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Reviewed 5 June 2016

My husband and I stayed at this Inn for one night as a get away. The Inn was very pleasant and the views were wonderful. Our room had a working fireplace and a porch off the back that overlooked the landing strip to the Country Club. We had a very pleasant stay in spite of rainy weather.

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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...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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: ₹ 10,095 - ₹ 10,162 (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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