Perched between the ancient rainforest and the sea, the Wickaninnish…
Starting at $500 per room per night
Banner Elk Highway, Banner Elk, Avery County, North Carolina, 28604, United States
Accommodations & Breakfast
Starting at $350 per room per night
Escape to The Lodge at River Run, a peaceful and inviting bed and breakfast in Banner Elk, North Carolina. Hidden away on ten acres overlooking the idyllic Elk River, this is a refuge like no other. In this serene Elk River valley setting, the luxurious accommodations are accented with a warm log-home flair. Thoughtful touches invite pampering and romance, such as an outdoor fireplace and a fire pit by the river, king-size beds with the finest linens, private baths, an outside hot tub, hammocks, and a hanging bed and lounges.
Unique Features: Festivals and craft fairs take place almost every weekend during the summer. In June and July, you can enjoy the famous Highland Games and Singing on the Mountain on Grandfather Mountain. In October, you can take part in the Wooly Worm Festival and Valle Crucis Farm Pumpkin Festival, along with Oktoberfest on Sugar Mountain. In the spring, Merlefest is a worthwhile attraction. And don’t forget to come to the 4th of July Festival and parade down Main Street!
Accommodations: The Lodge at River Run in Banner Elk, North Carolina offers a unique mountain lodging experience overlooking the Elk River. The lodge is a five-bedroom country inn in the heart of North Carolina High Country, complete with generous amenities. They will cater to your every need, making sure that your stay is a pleasant respite away from the hassles of everyday life. After a peaceful night resting in your cozy bedroom, wake up to a lavish breakfast served on the porch.
As Suite As It Gets: When money is no object, go for the River Watch Room. A tall king-size bed facing the Elk River is outfitted with luxurious sheets, pillows, down comforter, and a superior mattress create a restful night’s sleep. Inside the double-dormer windows is a twin-size daybed that overlooks the river and can accommodate a third guest. Other amenities such as Direct TV, free Wi-Fi, XM radio, noisemaker, ceiling fan, coffee bar with ice, and refrigerator are supplied for your enjoyment.
Dining: The Lodge at River Run serves a hearty full breakfast each morning for guests before they take off for whatever adventures Banner Elk, North Carolina has in store! They offer a variety of choices including fruit, cereal, homemade pastries, eggs, quiches and soufflés, sausage and bacon, hash browns, waffles, French toast, and the list goes on.
Activities: You will get to enjoy those coveted moments of relaxation on the porch while listening to the river running and birds singing. Lay in the hammock or hanging bed and read a book, or take a meandering walk along the river. At the lodge they have outdoor games, ping pong, bocce ball, and corn hole. You can even fly fish in the front yard! If you want a more active pace, there are endless activities to enjoy. They can set up a guided fishing float trip down the Watauga River, whitewater rafting with Edge of the World Outfitters, or horseback riding at excellent local stables.
Spa & Fitness: Enjoy a massage in the comfort of your room. Please schedule when booking your reservation.
Location: Banner Elk is a town in North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains. It lies between 2 ski resorts: Sugar Mountain Resort to the south, and Beech Mountain Resort to the north. In town, the Banner House Museum displays period furnishings, tools and clothing in an 1860s home. Wildcat Lake has a beach and a pier. To the southeast, Grandfather Mountain is home to a nature museum, trails and the Mile High Swinging Bridge.
Closest Airport: The nearest airport to Banner Elk is Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) Airport which is 37.3 miles away. Other nearby airports include Asheville (AVL) (63 miles), Charlotte (CLT) (83.8 miles), Greenville/Spartanburg (GSP) (90.6 miles) and Knoxville (TYS) (121.7 miles).
Children’s Programs: No. They regret that they are unable to host infants or small children. Children 10 years and older are welcome.
Pet Friendly: No. Pets are not allowed at this property.
Weddings: No. They do not normally host weddings but they may by special request.
Meetings: No. They do not have the facilities to host large business meetings.
Extra Info: The High Country offers great outdoor adventures: from skiing or snowboarding at Beech, Sugar, or Appalachian Mountains to ice skating, tubing, caving, cross-country biking, or hiking the Appalachian Trail or Grandfather Mountain. Whether it is a day trip to Asheville’s Biltmore Manor, shopping in Blowing Rock, or a performance at ASU in Boone, an easy ride in the car will take you to all of these places.