Welcome to Banner Elk

Banner Elk is a popular getaway 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.
Visitors 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 winter sports venues in the South.

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  • A Small Town Christmas

    Soak up a season full of holiday cheer with “A Small Town Christmas in Banner Elk” the first weekend in December. Escape the rush of the season and enjoy an authentic small town holiday Dec. 2-4 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Festivities start Friday evening with the lighting of a 40-foot frasier fir tree ringed […]
  • Winter is Better Here

    North Carolina’s High Country is a welcome escape any time of year, but winter is especially magical. And when it comes to choosing a winter destination in the NC mountains, Banner Elk just might be the ideal spot. Banner Elk is a welcoming place known for cozy lodging, romantic getaways, family fun and great restaurants. […]
  • The High Country’s Dining 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.
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