Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast, nestled at the base of Beech Mountain, offers more than 100 years of history in the beautiful mountain village of Banner Elk, North Carolina. The property can sleep 2 to 12 guests with plenty of activities; ski, hike, raft, shop, or just relax on the porch while listening the the creek just a few feet away. Enjoy private time with your loved one while watching the sun set or grab a bike and ride through town to the ''duck pond'' and local park where wildlife can be found anytime of year. Have breakfast just after sunrise, or sleep late and take your time.
In addition to private comfort and a great location, winter activities include the finest regional skiing at Beech or Sugar Ski Resort just minutes away. Enjoy all day, half day, or night skiing and snowboarding; snow tubing, ice skating.
Warm weather encourages guests to relax in a hammock or mountain bike the local greenway. Whether you want a slow weekend getaway or an active vacation, Banner Haven is the place to go.
Located half a mile from downtown Banner Elk, NC (Between Beech and Sugar Mountains), Banner Haven has beautiful views of the Great Smokey Mountains and the Grandfather Mountain Range. Boone and Blowing Rock are just a few minutes away with great shopping, dining, movies, and entertainment.
Banner Elk and Avery County are also home to fantastic dinning and attractions, like Linville Caverns, the Wooly Worm Festival, the Highland Games and much more.
Greg and Amy Gardner have been the innkeepers since Banner Haven opened in May of 2012. Their background as business owners has helped launch this property quickly and brought in guests from all over the east coast.
Banner Haven offers the privacy of a wooded cabin or the typical bed and breakfast setting, without the early serving times. Instead of eating with people you don't know - at 8am, guests choose when and where to eat; choosing from 5 local restaurants that serve breakfast until 11am or later every day.