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The Banner Elk Inn" Winner People's Choice Awards #1 B&B In Avery County, NC"


Trip Advisor 2017 -Certificate of Excellence

Trip Advisor 2015 - Certificate of Excellence in Service Award

Trip Advisor 2014- Certificate of Excellence
 Trip Advisor March 2013- #1 in Popularity for Banner Elk

Trip Advisor, 2009-8 #1 in Popularity for Banner Elk!
And AGAIN! August 2009
Trip Advisor, 2x winner, #1 B&B in Banner Elk

Trip Advisor 2012- Five Star Award for Excellence June, 2012

June 20, 2011 -- Rated 100%, A+ inspection by the Health Department
Again, February 2013 -- Rated 100%, A+ inspection by the Health Department
June 20, 2011
-- Rated 100%, A+ inspection by the Health Department
Again, February 2013 -- Rated 100%, A+ inspection by the Health Department

People's Choice Awards

Presented by the Mountain Times, May 28, 2009
by Readers of The Watauga Democrat, Avery Journal Times,
The Blowing Rocket, and Ashe Mountain times
Acknowledgement of Excellence
The Best of the High Country

The Banner Elk Inn
#1 Bed and Breakfast in Avery County
Our State Magazine, Down Home in
North Carolina, March 2009

11 Perfect Weekends
arts, history, golf, romance, and more:
Golfing weekend at Grandfather Mountain: Where to Stay: honorable mention: The Banner Elk Inn

We are a "3 Diamond Rated AAA" Inn since 1991.

Unsolicited Editorials

AAA Go Magazine for the Carolinas - "The Banner Elk Inn Bed and Breakfast, run by Innkeeper and Owner Beverly Lait, is known around the world." "A lavish breakfast of homemade breads, fresh fruit and a variety of special dishes has been featured in several travel publications ..." "historic, comfortable, and unassuming ....." Michaele Ballard

Southern Living Magazine - "Breakfasts at The Banner Elk Inn combine casual atmosphere with fine appointments and memorably good food...an adorable B&B with international flavor..."

Atlanta Magazine - "The appeal of Banner Elk lies in its quaint lodging places like the Banner Elk Inn Bed and Breakfast. If you want ambiance, choose a place like the Banner Elk Inn Bed and Breakfast."

America's Wonderful Little Hotels & Inns of the South by Sandra Soule - "A cozy, inviting inn where one can feel comfortable meeting other guests without being overwhelmed. Beverly is helpful and informative, yet never intrusive. The rooms are charming, comfortable and immaculate. Convenient location, yet quiet and serene..." Andrea League

The Winston-Salem Journal - "Cozy comfortable rooms, and wonderful breakfasts"

Blue Ridge Country Magazine - "..the antidote for run-of-the-mill ski lodging." Randy Johnson

Frommers On The Road Again with Man's Best Friend - "..a most charming B&B. An exceptionally intimate B&B with nooks and crannies that always seem to contain intriguing treasures. Hearty and memorable breakfasts served on fine china. Beverly's international collection of carvings and crafts is interspersed with more traditional antique furnishings, creating a strong sense of whimsy balanced with a slight formality. We can't think of a better place to rejuvenate than at The Banner Elk Inn." Dawn & Robert Habgood, travel writers who stayed anonymously with their dog.