We had 3 adults staying two nights and only spent evenings in the room. Our room was a 1 bedroom condo. Small kitchen, small dining table (seating for 4) 2 small stools at counter/bar, pull out sofa and a chair. The bedroom is quite large with a king size bed and Chair. The bathroom has a sink with small amount of counter space, 1 person shower and a nice sized whirlpool tub.
The positives: The place is very close to the sugar mountain entrance!!!! There is a grocery store very close as well. Several restaurants and small shops on Tynecastle road. The décor of the room is very nice.
The condo sleeps a max of 4 and if you have visitors there is seating for 11, it would be very crowded but can be done. We had six seated comfortably.
The bedroom is quite large and there is plenty of room for a crib, cot or sleeping bag without stumbling over and had its own TV.
The king size bed was very comfortable.
The property is really very pretty, there was a small children's playground across from our building and a stream.
Although we only interacted with the staff at check-in, they were very nice.
The negatives: The pull out sofa is a double so if two are going to sleep on it you had better be small or used to sleeping close together. I was told that it is very uncomfortable. There were only 5 down (3 in master, 2 for sofa) pillows available in the room. There was only 1 blanket available for the pull out sofa (he regretted not asking for another blanket).
Some of the kitchen cooking utensils were dirty and needed to be washed before use.
The whirlpool tub was dirty and needed to be cleaned before use and there were no cleaning products available in the room so we had to use bar soap and washcloth to clean it.
The shower - #1 a note to indicate the H for hot is actually cold would have been nice. #2 due to the small shower, if you turn the water on full blast the force of the water bypasses the curtain and ends up on the bathroom floor. Also due to small shower you can get that full blast right into your face depending on your height.
The building is older and showing its age as there was mineral buildup on the sink faucet and some tiles along the bottom of tub had no grout and the small toilet rocked when you sat on it.
Supposedly there is wifi but we were never able to use it. Thankfully we had 3g smartphones so it wasn't an issue.
Overall, with the exception of having to clean the tub, the negatives were rather minor.
We would definitely stay there again, for skiing weekends, but if we had to spend longer there and/or require dependable internet, we would not.
- 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