We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Banner Elk Villa and also had a great experience at the winery. The location is beautiful, surrounded by rolling hills, and a quiet atmosphere. We found the staff to be very helpful in finding places to eat around town and different hikes to take and sights to see while in the area. They told us to make ourselves at home in the villa, and we did! If felt like we had the whole place to ourselves (which we liked). Our room was very spacious and clean with a nice view from the top floor of the house. The Jacuzzi bath was a great way to wind down after a day of exploring the outdoors and the bed was very comfortable. The staff was great and told us to contact them if there was anything we could think of to make our stay more enjoyable, and we took them up on it! On our last night there we enjoyed a bonfire down by the pond with a glass of wine from the winery and then took a dip in the hot tub before turning in for the night. We enjoyed eating the breakfast out on the back balcony with a nice view of the pond and winery. The breakfast was delicious and plentiful. Lots of coffee and tea available all day as well! All in all a great place to get away for a couple of nights. We plan on returning!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience Banner Elk Winery and Villa, a luxury bed and breakfast... it's a magical world.Nestled in the awe inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands North Carolina High Country's original winery. Come for a tasting and tour, or stay for a week at The Villa, a highly elegant Bed & Breakfast that offers an idyllic setting, luxurious accommodations, and unrivaled service for discerning travelers.The age-old tradition of winemaking made its debut in the region with the establishment of Banner Elk Winery and Villa, the first commercial winery built in Avery and Watauga counties. Banner Elk wines pay tribute to the rugged mountain landscape and capture the delicate nuance and subtle flavors of the fruit. Our vintners produce excellent award winning wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you are interested in a wine tasting or guided tour, learning more about the art and science of winemaking, or just relaxing with a glass of wine, we welcome you to Banner Elk Winery & Villa.Restore your soul in the ambience of our Tuscan inspired Villa. We offer eight beautifully appointed suites, two with private fireplaces. Each features a king or queen-sized luxury mattress bed adorned in the finest linens and abundant pillows, private jacuzzi tubs, and thick plush robes. Breathtaking mountain views from every window several with semi-private terraces.Wake each morning to a complimentary chef-prepared gourmet breakfast in The Villa before you explore the gorgeous High Country where you can hike, bike, ski, fly fish, or play one of the many championship golf courses. Have a private massage in your suite, or enjoy a visit to Banner Elk's premier spa for additional services. Taste the wine, taste the produce, and taste a bit of luxury. It's the perfect place to relax, re-inspire, and rejuvenate – both inside and out. ... more less