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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  • 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, located near Boone, is known for cozy lodging, romantic getaways, family fun and great restaurants. […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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.
  • Banner Elk Lodging Recognized for Quality, Value

    A major travel website says travelers seeking a desirable winter destination and affordable lodging rates can find both with Banner Elk lodging. TripAdvisor.com, which has more than 375 million unique visitors monthly, named Banner Elk to its list of Top 10 Affordable Winter Hidden Gems in the United States. Trip Advisor analyzed user ratings for […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]

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