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The Inn at Elk River
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All reviewsb bbed and breakfastlook forward to returning soonanniversary cardwonderful suggestionsfrench toastview from the balconyfamily emergencydelicious breakfastenjoyed our stayroom was clean and comfortablecelebrate our anniversarypeace and quietupstairs roomplenty of hot waterlong weekendwould definitely stay here again
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Reviewed 14 July 2013

The location is nice and secluded but one complaint I have is the rough condition of the driveway leading to the B&B. There were lots of potholes. Other than that, it was a lovely weekend with great hospitality and food. I do wish the breakfast had a little more variety though.

  • Stayed: July 2013, travelled with family
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this reviewResponded 16 July 2013

All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene!

We agree the potholes are an issue & we continue to hope the economy keeps improving, so we can address this soon. We appreciate your tolerance & understanding during your stay.

Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 20 June 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at The Inn at Elk River while in Banner Elk at the end of winter for an introductory snowboarding session before heading out west (to the "real" mountains!) The inn is 5-10 minutes from the slopes, near the center of town. Innkeeper Darlene is fabulously friendly, helpful with questions, and interesting to talk with over meals.

We are Floridans and- naturally- requested a room with a fireplace, but woke up sweating about 2am after our fizzled fire roared back to life. We had to open the door and window to cool down (no need to worry about being too cold!)

Everything in the building was clean and comfortable, though not our style. All rooms have a beautiful view off a wide porch. The only suggestion we have for improvement is in the coffee department. My husband was very disappointed by the offering and said that a keurig or similar would be a great improvement.

We enjoyed dinner- twice- at Zuzda, a delicious tapas restaurant just a few minutes away. Although we spend most of our North Carolina time in nearby Asheville, we would definitely stay here again if in the area to enjoy the slopes!

Room Tip: All rooms have the same view and share a common porch.
  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this reviewResponded 26 June 2013

June 20, 2013

All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene!

Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

We are so glad to have discovered the Inn at Elk RIver a few years ago. We've spent 3 of our anniversary celebrations here and on each visit, Darlene has been one of the highlights of our stay. As other reviews confirm, hospitality comes natural to her and she is very personable, not to mention a fantastic cook! Darlene remembers her guests and welcomes us back with open arms each time. Our last stay was a bit last minute as we made our reservation around 3pm in the afternoon and then hopped in the car and arrived at the Inn around 6pm. With just 3 hours notice, we were especially impressed that Darlene remembered it was our anniversary and had a nice card sitting on our bed waiting for is. Did I mention that we made our reservation online? Very impressive indeed! The Inn has a great deck and breakfast room with gorgeous views, clean, convenient location, comfortable beds, but honestly, Darlene is what keeps us coming back.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene!

Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 19 June 2013

The room was wonderful with a great view from the porch. Adirondack chairs made the porch that much better. Darlene, the hostess, was very knowledgeable on the surrounding restaurants and attractions... including the local wineries. Breakfast was great and fitted into my strict diet. Overall, I would suggest this place to all of my friends.
My wife and I were well pleased!

Room Tip: Any room is great!
  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this reviewResponded 20 June 2013

All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene!

Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

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Reviewed 10 April 2013

Over the years, we stayed at the Inn we've always been pleased. The Inn at Elk River is IMO a true B & B, not a hyped up large hotel like the Grove Park, etc.

We enjoy the location just outside of downtown Banner Elk and proximity to Boone and Blowing Rock. There are good restaurants near by and the food at the Inn is excellent.

Rooms are warm and quaint and the over all atmosphere is relaxing and the service is attentive without being intrusive.

I highly recommend this Inn.

Room Tip: Get a room with a fireplace!
  • Stayed: November 2012, travelled as a couple
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jslowery, Owner at The Inn at Elk River, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2013

All of us at the Inn at Elk River appreciate your feedback & review of our inn & our wonderful innkeeper, Darlene! Thank you so much for your stay & please tell all of your friends! Please come back to our B&B inn on your next return to Banner Elk! Thanks again!

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