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, and the two largest ski resorts in the South.
A thriving food scene awaits. In fact, Banner Elk is known as the culinary hot spot of the NC High Country. Food aficionados indulge in everything from five-star white linen dining to upscale casual to down-home cooking to tasty delis. There’s also an array of wineries and craft breweries within a 15-minute radius of downtown.
Famed mountain attractions like Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Tweetsie Railroad and The Blowing Rock are just a short drive away.
With so many things to see and do (and eat), Banner Elk provides an ideal getaway for couples, families, adventure seekers and Baby Boomers. The mix of lodging available in Banner Elk assures something for every taste and budget. Please click here to review the many accommodations available.
Ensemble Stage has moved its professional theater productions to downtown Banner Elk after seven years in Blowing Rock. The group has established permanent residence at the Historic Banner Elk School and will give performances throughout the year. Its previous location at the Blowing Rock School auditorium limited performances to summer break and other school holidays. […]
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.
Few places in the North Carolina mountains have the variety of leaf-viewing options that Banner Elk offers. Nestled at 3,740 feet above sea level, the area typically reaches peak color around the third weekend of October.