Blue Ridge Village, a Festiva Resort, was quite disappointing. An average rating is very generous and it's maybe poor and even terrible in a few respects. The first impression is that the buildings are very dated on the exterior, there are no "views" and the place has poor curb appeal...doesn't feel like a resort but more like an unhappy low priced condo community. The staff had two in a row where the arriving guests had newly issued key cards that didn't work so myself and the guest before me were back at the check-in desk for new keys since we couldn't get into our third floor room (no elevators, which we knew but carrying armloads of things upstairs and then travelling back down to drive to the front desk wasn't expected). Banner Elk is a charming little town, the leaves and mountains were beautiful, the weather and golf was excellent but the resort was a bust. On a positive note, with the exception of serious black grunge around the bathtub the unit itself was updated, well furnished and comfortable. This is just an old property hanging on as best it can. We enjoyed our vacation but won't return to Blue Ridge Village under any circumstances.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Blue Ridge Village is the perfect retreat from the stress and strain of everyday life. The woodsy villas are nestled in the mountains close to several ski areas and breathtaking Grandfather Mountain. Banner Elk is a vibrant mountain community with plenty of year round events for all ages and interests. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Blue Ridge Village Hotel Banner Elk