The Banner Elk Inn B&B and Cottages -- the original and true Banner Elk Bed and Breakfast -- offers classic, traditional Bed & Breakfast Inn accommodations , luxurious new cottages & cabins -- in a beautiful village mountain setting across the street from The Banner Elk Town Park. Perennial gardens, fountains, mountain meadow views and waterfalls, grace the setting and soothe the soul.

The historic century old Banner Elk Bed and Breakfast was once The Shawneehaw Inn from a bygone era. Still romantic, charmingly restored, and furnished with antiques collected from around the world, the award winning Inn now offers 3 new luxurious cottages and 2 wonderful cabins for families: all private baths, whirlpools, fireplaces, down comforters, soft sheets. And to serve you better with modern conveniences we have underground cable for wireless DSL internet access everywhere (plus Air Conditioning, phones, TV, VCR, DVD & a classic movie library). We have been serving memorable full wonderful breakfasts every day for 23 years!

Centrally located in the High Country, close to Grandfather Mountain and Sugar Mountain Resort with easy winter access. Walk to 7 restaurants. Ask about The new Bark House cabin, Briarwood Cottages for 2, and our pet policy.

The Bark House Cabin
(Click image for details)


To Enhance your stay we recommend the following:

  1. Eric's Cheese & Wine will deliver Wine and Cheese baskets to your room (
  2. Natural Healing Day Spa will come to the Inn and give you a wonderful massage (
  3. Ashi therapy, just a very short drive away gives acupuncture and massages (
  4. Mountaineer Garden Center will bring flowers to your room, all year long! (

"Click on "Like" for The Banner Elk Inn and when you stay at the Inn let us know, and we will give you free wine or chocolates!

To better serve you, we offer . . .

Wireless/TV/DVD/phones/down comforters
air-conditioning/private baths/whirlpools/showers
perennial gardens -- and spaced with the lay of the land -- for your privacy. We welcome you to come and experience it for yourself!
New! -We have installed an underground cable for Internet Wireless Service connecting (all 3 houses of the Inn) and insuring a reliable strong internet signal.
Bring your laptop if you wish.  WIRELESS everywhere!

Call 828 898-6223 for reservations

Avery Realty located at The Banner Elk Inn has offered vacation rentals for a number of years and will continue to do so. We now have a full time licensed North Carolina Real Estate Broker available, Tom Jennings, of Park Place Realtors, who works with our clients helping them find the mountain property of their dreams.

Here's how it works. Beverly Lait, Innkeeper and Owner of the Banner Elk Inn is a licensed Real Estate Broker and Broker In Charge, Realtor and founder of Avery Realty since 2001. Beverly has 21 years experience in real estate as a Realtor and is a member of the MLS (Multiple Listing Service). She has full access to all MLS properties online and is happy to talk with anyone interested in purchasing property in the High Country area, print out information for them, and make the arrangements for Tom Jennings to work with them in the search through to the closing. Click on Avery Realty to find out more.

Summer and Fall Events 2015

NC Mountain golf courses
From Murphy to Manteo as the saying goes...North Carolina is about as perfect as it gets for golfers. Few states can boast of being home to coastal, heartland AND true mountain golf courses. Add to this our great weather and world renowned "Carolina Blue Skies" well, you just can't get much closer to heaven on earth for golfers.

Blue Ridge Wine Festival - April 20-23, 2016
Events include: Winemaking Competition Winemaker's Dinners, Wine Tastings, Seminars & Classes, Fire on the Rock, VIP Charity Reserve Gala.

All Summer Long

An Appalachian Summer
July, 2016 brings An Appalachian Summer Festival back to the stages of the High Country with Pilobolus, Michael McDonald, Nickel Creek, Sheryl Crow-SOLD OUT, visual arts programming and more.

Blowing Rock Stage Company
The Blowing Rock Stage Company is a non-profit, artist centered organization that serves as a vital cultural resource for the people of Blowing Rock and the High Country of Western North Carolina

Horn in the West
Horn in the West drama is performed in Boone North Carolina at one of the most beautiful outdoor theatres. Horn in the West is great entertainment to share with family. Highlighting the story of the nation's first settlers to the Blue Ridge Mountains, this drama is enjoyed by children and adults alike.

Lees-McRae Summer Theater
Summer in the mountains suggests wonderful opportunities to bring communities together; and what better way to do this than through Lees-McRae Summer Theatre.

Grandfather Mountains Highland Games
The 60th Grandfather Mountain Highland Games will be held July 7-10, 2016 at MacRae Meadows on Grandfather Mountain near Linville, NC.

MerleFest, MusicFest 'n Sugar GroveApril 27-30, 2016
Now in it's 12th year, the MusicFest in Sugar Grove has become known for top-notch bluegrass, Americana, Gospel and old time music in one of the most intimate festival settings anywhere. This year is no exception with Grammy Award winners, Dwight Yoakam, The Avett Brothers, Bela Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Hot Rize and Lee Ann Womack leading the pack.

ASU Arts Calendar

NC High Country Host Calendar

Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce Calendar


We invite you to browse our website, see what previous guests say about us and then call us, email us or use our ONLINE REQUEST FORM to request availability.

For Reservations Call: (828)898-6223
Toll Free: 888-487-8263
(Then after message...Press 1...Spanish & some German spoken)

The Banner Elk Inn B&B and Cottages, Inc.
 407 Main Street East
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
Beverly Lait, Innkeeper and Owner
Fax: 828-898-6224
Email: or

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