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“Nice place but this is a timeshare not a hotel as listed on other sites”
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Blue Ridge Village
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234 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 278 helpful votes
“Nice place but this is a timeshare not a hotel as listed on other sites”
Reviewed 18 February 2014

Everything was nice. The place is a bit dated but still had all we needed. The hills created a challenge in the snow not because they were slippery but because they plowed only 1-1/2 lanes and when one car goes up you need to back-up or wait for the other car to pass. It should not be listed as a hotel since it is really a timeshare. There is no daily room service or restaurant onsite.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with family
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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Reviewed 16 February 2014

The renovated units look nice and the close proximity to stores, restaurants and ski slopes is a plus. Also appreciated the WiFi and the flat screen TVs.
Now for the cons: Walls and ceilings are paper thin - you can hear everything that your neighbors are doing and it makes for an especially unpleasant experience when your upstairs neighbors have children who think running and jumping off the furniture in their unit is fun and continue to do so past 10:00pm. When we complained to the front desk and to security staff, they shrugged it off like they had heard these complaints a million times.
Unit was not especially clean - I was excited about the jacuzzi tub in the master bathroom until I saw the slimy green stuff around the nozzles in the tub.
The half eaten cookies (not ours) we found under the couch cushions when we went to pull out the fold a bed were just nasty.
We came here to ski and were very disappointed that there was no shuttle to the ski slopes - when you're competing with lodgings that offer ski in/ski out access, one would think that a shuttle to the slopes would be offered.
There are better places to stay in Banner Elk and I do not recommend this place.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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55 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

We have been to Blue Ridge Village 2 times. Once we went as a couple, and the next time we brought family members with us. Each time we had a 2 bedroom unit.

I have to say we were a little hesitant upon seeing the outside of the units but once we got inside we were totally surprised. The two-bedrooms in one building offered large outside decks on two floors and the two bedroom in another unit offered one small balcony. The furnishings were 'mountain style' and all done in good taste. The furniture was new and everything was
clean.

There was a hotdog and marshmallow roast the evening we arrived which was a lot of fun holding sticks over an outdoor fire! The roast was complimentary and greatly appreciated after a long drive. The resort overlooks a lake and has several pedal boats for guest use, free of charge.
Major attractions of course were the Blue Ridge Parkway along with Grandfather Mountain.

We will definitely return as we totally enjoyed walking to the lake in the evening with a glass of wine and sitting on one of the benches!

Room Tip: One-bedroom units by the lake are small and don't have a balcony. Pay the extra for a two-bedroo...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Greensboro, North Carolina
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

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.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with friends
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2013

We were a little bit concerned after reading some of the negative reviews about this location but, were very pleasantly surprised when we arrived. The night security staff checked us in as we arrived after hours and they were very courteous and friendly.

The room was clean and had most of the pots, pans, utensils, etc. needed for cooking. The room had 2 cable TV's, a washer and dryer, dishwasher, stove, microwave and more. The fireplace and jet tub were a nice added touch. The indoor pool and hot tub was also within walking distance of our room.

Sugar mountain is less than 15 minutes from the resort and beech mountain is less than 25 minutes so you can have your pick.

We definately give this place a thumbs up and can't understand why people wrote negative reviews about it. Maybe they have remodeled recently.

  • Stayed December 2013
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United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 November 2013

We spent a couple of days with our daughter and her family at Blue Ridge Village last week. The condo was beautiful and clean with updated furnishings and a lovely kitchen featuring granite counter tops. This unit was a little off, past the room service department, on the ground level. It was very private and had a small patio facing the woods. Unfortunately, it was not warm enough to be outside. But I can imagine that is very nice and peaceful to sit there on a clement evening, sipping your favorite beverage. This was a 2-bedroom unit and it accommodated 5 people quite well. My granddaughter complained some about the pull-out couch having a hard mattress, but she is 15....enough said. We did hear some children's noise from the condo above, but this was minimal. I had stayed at Festiva Blue Ridge some years back with out daughter in another 2-bedroom unit, which was larger and had a balcony facing the lake. This unit was also very nice and inviting. We will be back.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
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35 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2013

My wife and I spent a delightful week last month at this high country resort near the famed ski areas of Sugar and Beech Mountains. The remodeled room was spacious, clean, and had a great view. We particularly enjoyed the small lake on the property and the large indoor pool at the registration building. The fresh mountain air and serenity of the forest was invigorating, and the Fall color change in the leaves spectacular. We drove up from Charlotte, and took daytrips down to the Biltmore in Asheville, over to Roan Mountain in TN, up to ASU in Boone, and along the incredible Blue Ridge Parkway to Grandfather Mountain, with a stop at the Moses Cone mansion. We bought food at the Food Lion market, had coffee at Larry and Fred’s, and caught a concert by Baron Carroll at Lees McRae College. We dined at Bella’s, China House, Valle de Bravo, Nick’s Pub, and the Banner Elk Café -- all highly recommended. Friendly folks and laid back feeling added to the adventure.

Room Tip: A view of the lake is a must!
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Blue Ridge Village
Address: 3781 Tynecastle Hwy, Rt 1 Hwy 184, Banner Elk, NC 28604-7790
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Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 9 Speciality Lodging in Banner Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Blue Ridge Village 3*
Number of rooms: 130
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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