Destination guide

Delight in the majestic landscape of Banner Elk

The mountains and riverfront provide a pleasant backdrop to your holiday home in Banner Elk. This city's skiing, university setting and hiking draw many visitors. Many of our holiday rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.


Activities and attractions in and around Banner Elk

Are you hoping to find things to do in the city? You'll be sure to enjoy Banner Elk for its skiing and hiking. Although it can be tempting to stay in your comfortable holiday rental, you'll want to check out everything that makes Banner Elk a fun spot to go on holiday. Here are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Land of Oz (1.6 mi / 2.6 km)
  • Banner Elk Winery (1.8 mi / 2.9 km)
  • Beech Mountain Resort (2.2 mi / 3.6 km)
  • Sugar Mountain Resort (2.4 mi / 3.9 km)
  • Hawksnest Tubing Park (2.9 mi / 4.7 km)
  • Mountain Glen Golf Club (4.2 mi / 6.8 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Banner Elk

Banner Elk is well known for its skiing. If you're interested in winter sports, you might consider visiting in January, December, March or November, when snowfall averages 13.15 inches and temperatures average -5°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the mountains and other natural features in Banner Elk

Whether you're an adventurous traveller or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Banner Elk is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city centre:

  • Buckeye Recreational Center (4.3 mi / 6.9 km)
  • Grandfather Trout Farm (4.3 mi / 7 km)
  • Grandfather Mountain (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Julian Price Park (6.6 mi / 10.6 km)
  • Price Lake (7.9 mi / 12.7 km)
  • Moses H. Cone Memorial Park (9.6 mi / 15.5 km)
How to get there

Travelling to and around Banner Elk

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 37.1 mi (59.6 km) from the city centre. If you can't find a flight that's convenient for your trip, you could also fly into Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), which is 37.1 mi (59.8 km) away.

Where to stay near Banner Elk?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,270 holiday rentals near Banner Elk. From 729 Cabins to 684 Houses, find unique holiday homes for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Banner Elk for a long holiday or a weekend break is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Banner Elk?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday rentals for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Banner Elk:

  • Southcrest: 183 holiday homes
  • Tynecastle: 79 holiday homes
  • Mill Ridge: 76 holiday homes
  • Beech Mountain Resort: 1,411 holiday homes
  • Panorama Estates: 22 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday homes available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Banner Elk?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday homes near great places in Banner Elk. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sugar Mountain Resort: 1,931 holiday rentals
  • Banner House Museum: 2,359 holiday rentals
  • Banner Elk Winery: 2,412 holiday rentals
  • The Greater Foscoe Mining Co.: 2,492 holiday rentals
  • Alta Vista Gallery and B & B: 2,386 holiday rentals

But there are many other points of interest around Banner Elk listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Cabins in Banner Elk?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 729 Cabins in Banner Elk. Our other popular types of Banner Elk holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 684 holiday houses
  • Cottages: 729 holiday houses
  • Condos/Apartments: 667 holiday houses

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Chalets and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Banner Elk?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 577 holiday homes with pool available in Banner Elk. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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