Welcome to Banner Elk

Banner Elk is a popular getaway near Boone in the Blue Ridge Mountains of the North Carolina High Country. It’s a place that blends small town relaxation with the amenities of a larger city.

Enjoy a richness of culture and adventure. Within 15 minutes of the town’s lone stoplight you can experience the great outdoors, fabulous dining, theater and the arts, family attractions like Grandfather Mountain, and the South’s two largest ski resorts: Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain.
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  • Art on the Greene is Four Times Each Summer

    Art on the Greene transforms the grounds of the Historic Banner Elk School into an art gallery four times each summer. These popular shows take place Memorial Day weekend, July Fourth weekend, the first weekend in August and Labor Day weekend. Each show highlights works from local and regional artists, and allows shoppers to add […]
  • Banner Elk is a Top 15 Summer Cabin Destination

    Looking for fun and affordable summer cabin vacation? Look no further than a Banner Elk cabin says one of the world’s largest travel websites. TripAdvisor.com, with more than 375 million unique visitors monthly, named Banner Elk to its list of 15 Affordable Summer Cabin Getaways Across America. Trip Advisor analyzed user ratings for all U.S. […]
  • The High Country’s Top Culinary Destination

    Banner Elk is the culinary hot spot of the NC High Country. Whether you’re looking for an upscale meal to mark a special occasion, a hearty sandwich after a day in the great outdoors, or a steak dinner in a casual setting, this town’s thriving food scene has it all.
  • Theater Packages Provide a Romantic Escape

    Looking for a romantic getaway? Book a Banner Elk theater package and escape to the Blue Ridge Mountains. A pair of Banner Elk accommodations have teamed up with Ensemble Stage to offer theater packages that start at just $119. Each package includes one night of lodging for two, a pair of tickets to an Ensemble […]
  • Banner Elk’s World Famous Woolly Worm Festival

    Every autumn during the third weekend of October, the Blue Ridge Mountain town of Banner Elk becomes the woolly worm racing capital. That’s when this resort town welcomes visitors from near and far for the world famous Woolly Worm Festival. The festival features two days of racing woolly worms, aka woollybear caterpillars, with crowds cheering […]
  • Four Best Places for Snow Tubing in the North Carolina Mountains

    There’s no tubing like snow tubing, and the Banner Elk area is home to four of the best places to snow tube in the North Carolina mountains. Snow tubing is among the easiest — and most fun — winter sports because it requires little preparation, equipment or skill. Just hop on a tube and whoosh […]

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