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Banner Elk Winery & Villa
Ranked #4 of 8 Banner Elk B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 24 April 2014 via mobile

Far beyond any expectation! even in the off-season, we were beyond impressed! From Terri's amazing hospitality at the Villa to the excellent wines served by the friendly staff at the Winery, this week has been a week to remember! The mountainous view and the luxury of the Villa didn't leave any room for the cold weather to bother! I would recommend a visit to the Banner Elk Winery & Villa to anyone! Definitely a stay that everyone should experience! Very private, and if there's an excuse to get away from the chaos of life, banner elk winery/villa is the perfect place to go! Downtown Banner Elk has just the right amount of variety also. Sushi, Italian, late - night cocktails, live music, and more are hidden inside the gem that is downtown banner elk!!

Stayed: April 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

Beautiful "home" with an amazing staff. All were so friendly and welcoming. Lee cooked us two excellent breakfasts. Suzanne and Brandi provided us with an informative and comfortable wine tasting experience. The blueberry wine is a must try!
And Terry is a wonderful host!
We are already looking forward to our next visit.

  • Stayed: April 2014
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Thank Gator1958
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Reviewed 6 April 2014

Everything about this place is excellent! Beautiful villa and property, delicious breakfast, snacks, and wine, and truly wonderful people to make my stay better than I ever could have asked for. I was staying in the area for a month and tried out other places prior to Banner Elk Winery & Villa--nothing else compares to this place. Already planning my return visit!

Room Tip: I enjoyed both the Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio rooms. I do prefer the Chardonnay as it is more spac...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled solo
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Thank lily30606
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Reviewed 31 March 2014

We celebrated our anniversary here recently; loved the property, its beautiful! our weather was not ideal (cloudy/rainy) however, we did get snow and it was so pretty. Our room (Cabernet) was large, beautifully furnished/decorated and the bed is super comfy. Our bathroom was also quite large and the jacuzzi tub was nice! The Chef, Lee, went out of his way for us and helped make our weekend special. He served up a wonderful breakfast each morning. We also enjoyed our wine tasting and honestly like them all. The blueberry was our favorite. We hope to return during the summer or fall for another visit! & we highly recommend this wonderful place!

Room Tip: The Cabernet Suite is beautiful and spacious~the fireplace is great for colder months...
  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank peaches0626
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Reviewed 27 March 2014

We went there for an anniversary. The room we stayed in was the Pinot Grigio. Clean, open, airy. The only tiny thing I'd complain about is the size and placement of the tv and lack of a closet. Breakfast was great as well as the wine tastings. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.

  • Stayed: May 2013
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Thank Starla1974
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Reviewed 31 January 2014

The lodge and rooms are beautiful. The decor is very warm and cozy, but not stuffy. We also looked at some of the other suites and they were all beautifully decorated. The bed was comfortable and the bath is beautiful.

The staff was more than friendly and was available and happy to answer any questions. They are very laid back and make you feel very welcome. The breakfast was delicious and the presentation was good.

The winery is just a neat place to hang out as well as drink wine. After our tasting, we just stayed there and socialized with other guests as well as people that were just there visiting the winery. Neat fire pit in the front.

It was a wonderful experience and I will be back!

Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 January 2014

My wife and I decided to take a last minute trip to the mountains for wine and contacted Teri and Banner Elk Winery & Villa. She was very helpful and having a room available we booked the night with her. That was the best decision we made. The staff was very knowledgeable about the wines, region and other places to wine or dine. The room was great. Teri offered us an upgrade to a larger room but we liked the one we were in and kept the Pinot Griogio. While tasting wines, live acoustic guitarist played and sang. Teri also showed us the barn which can be rented for events,
in the morning a fantastic breakfast was served of fresh pastries, eggs, the best potato casserole i have ever eaten with yogurts and juices. The only thing we hated during this trip was leaving.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank 621RobH
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Additional Information about Banner Elk Winery & Villa

Address: 60 Deer Run Ln, Banner Elk, NC 28604-6138 (Formerly Blueberry Villa and Banner Elk Winery)
Region: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Mountains > Banner Elk
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Banner Elk
Price Range: £129 - £213 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Banner Elk Winery & Villa 4*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Experience Banner Elk Winery and Villa, a luxury bed and breakfast... it's a magical world.Nestled in the awe inspiring majestic Blue Ridge Mountains stands North Carolina High Country's original winery. Come for a tasting and tour, or stay for a week at The Villa, a highly elegant Bed & Breakfast that offers an idyllic setting, luxurious accommodations, and unrivaled service for discerning travelers.The age-old tradition of winemaking made its debut in the region with the establishment of Banner Elk Winery and Villa, the first commercial winery built in Avery and Watauga counties. Banner Elk wines pay tribute to the rugged mountain landscape and capture the delicate nuance and subtle flavors of the fruit. Our vintners produce excellent award winning wines that reflect the unique characteristics of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Whether you are interested in a wine tasting or guided tour, learning more about the art and science of winemaking, or just relaxing with a glass of wine, we welcome you to Banner Elk Winery & Villa.Restore your soul in the ambience of our Tuscan inspired Villa. We offer eight beautifully appointed suites, two with private fireplaces. Each features a king or queen-sized luxury mattress bed adorned in the finest linens and abundant pillows, private jacuzzi tubs, and thick plush robes. Breathtaking mountain views from every window several with semi-private terraces.Wake each morning to a complimentary chef-prepared gourmet breakfast in The Villa before you explore the gorgeous High Country where you can hike, bike, ski, fly fish, or play one of the many championship golf courses. Have a private massage in your suite, or enjoy a visit to Banner Elk's premier spa for additional services. Taste the wine, taste the produce, and taste a bit of luxury. It's the perfect place to relax, re-inspire, and rejuvenate – both inside and out. ... more   less 
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