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1615 Tynecastle Highway
Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604-9708
United States


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Hotel Overview

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Welcome to Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk!

If you're looking for hotels near Boone to be close to the ski slopes, our Banner Elk hotel has everything guests need for a great trip.

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Banner Elk is close to Grandfather Mountain, which is a big reason why many guests and outdoor lovers come to the region. Banner Elk lodging is just 10 miles from scenic Blue Ridge Parkway, and our friendly staff members are happy to provide tips and recommendations to all guests. Enjoy southern hospitality, clean, comfortable rooms and a great location close to all the most popular destinations nearby.

Banner Elk hotels have Grandfather Mountain as a backdrop, but we take it a step beyond at our property. Enjoy relaxing at our seasonal outdoor heated pool. The local scenic highway nearly demands a drive, especially for guests who are photographers. Of course, it's Beech Mountain Ski Resort and Sugar Mountain Ski Resort that really bring the guests to our Banner Elk hotel.

Business travelers also come to the area for business with Lees-McRae College®, Blue Ridge Village and the Grandfather Home for Children, and especially enjoy our meeting and banquet facilities onsite. When you stay at our Banner Elk hotel, you get a great value, location and service all in one. With spacious rooms, plenty of parking and a short drive away from everything, there's no better place for ski enthusiasts, vacationers, or those looking to get away from it all.

If our friendly staff can do anything more to make your stay even better, just ask. At our Banner Elk hotel, we pride ourselves on offering the best service in town. How can we make your visit to the area more special?

Reserve your upcoming stay at Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk today! Enjoy your stay.

Our heated outdoor pool is open daily from 9 am until 10 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day.


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Hotel Policies

Pet Policy
Pets allowed based on the availability of pet friendly rooms. Up to 2 dogs per room with a 80 pound weight limit. Additional pet types (cats, birds, etc) may be accepted at the hotel's discretion. Pet rate is $10.00 per day with a $100 per week maximum.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

Hotel Amenities


  • 100% smoke-free hotel
  • Outdoor pool Heated Pool is open daily from 9 am until 10 pm, Memorial Day through Labor Day. .
  • Complimentary breakfast
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Complimentary full breakfast, choice of breads, cereal, fruit, hot eggs, hot breakfast meat, other hot items, yogurt, juice, coffee.
  • Baggage hold
  • Late check out
  • Safe deposit box
  • Printer available
  • Fax services -nominal fee
  • Photocopy services
  • Secretarial services
  • Audio/visual equipment
  • Dataports
  • Shipping
  • Mail services
  • Banquet facilities
  • Conference services
  • Ballroom
  • Exercise facility open from 600 a.m. to 1000 p.m. cardiovascular and strength training equipment
  • Parking for the physically challenged
  • Ice/vending machines
  • Weight lifting equipment
  • Free parking
  • Higher rates may apply for holidays/special events
  • Stationary bike available
  • Treadmill
  • Exter corridor
  • Express check out
  • Cable or satellite television, 37-inch TVs. We offer a full range of cable channels including HBO®. DVD players available in all rooms.
  • Free wireless iinternet access available in public areas and all guest rooms
  • Fax machine
  • Computer available
  • Photocopy machine
  • Lobby coffee service throughout the day
  • 100% wireless Internet access, high-speed Internet access
  • Picnic area with gas grills (complimentary use by hotel guests)
  • Newspaper

Accessible Exterior Routes, Building Entrances and Public Spaces

  • Sidewalks and walkways
  • Entrance doors that accommodate a wheelchair
  • Lobby check-in counter
  • Breakfast and food counter
  • Public restrooms
  • Swimming pool

Accessible Public/Common Use Restrooms

  • Accessible public restroom, with adequate entry and interior space
  • Accessible toilet stall
  • Accessible toilet seat
  • Accessible horizontal grab bar by the toilet
  • Accessible sink, including accessible height, knee space and levers

Accessible Public Space Food Service Areas

  • Accessible tables and counters
  • Accessible routes to accessible tables and counters
  • Accessible for reach food, drink, condiments and tableware

Accessible Rooms: Bathrooms

  • Bathroom doors allow at least 32" of clear passage width and accessible approach clearance
  • Accessible bathroom door hardware and faucet controls
  • Clear floor space in accessible guestroom bathroom such that wheelchairs can turn
  • Accessible toilet (height of 17” to 19” above floor) and accessible grab bars
  • Accessible wash basin no more than 34" high with at least 29" high clearance under the front edge with accessible knee clearance. Plumbing is insulated and/or installed to avoid contact.

Accessible hearing-impaired guest rooms that include the following:

  • Television closed captioning
  • Visual smoke alarm device
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  • Cable or satellite television
  • DVD player,
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Iron, ironing board
  • Desk/work area, available
  • Dataports
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Free local calls under 30 minutes
  • Air-conditioning
  • Wake-up calls
  • Turndown service
  • Microwave
  • Adjoining rooms, available available
  • Refrigerator
  • Spa/hot tub room, available
  • Cribs, available

Accessible Parking and Loading Zones

  • Marked accessible parking spaces, to include accessible van spaces for lift-equipped vehicles
  • Covered passenger pickup/drop-off area

Accessible Interior Routes

  • Hallways and corridors to all facilities and guest amenities
  • There are no protruding objects in interior hallways, stairways or other pedestrian routes that impede individuals with disabilities
  • “House” telephones

Interior Signs and Warning Features

  • Signs are properly mounted throughout the facility on correct walls with Braille and raised letters
  • Audible and visual fire alarm system located in public spaces and accessible guest rooms

Accessible Guestrooms

  • Entry doors to accessible guestrooms and other interior allow at least 32" of clear passage width that provide at least 18" of clear floor space on the latch side
  • Accessible door hardware
  • Security latch or bolt on the hall door mounted no higher than 48" above the floor
  • Space at the foot of each bed that is at least 36" wide
  • Accessible drapery wands and controls on fixed lamps and HVAC units
  • Accessible desk height and clearance
  • Accessible clothes closets

Accessible Rooms: Roll-in shower

  • Horizontal grab bar on the wall alongside the shower seat
  • Horizontal grab bar on the wall opposite the seat
  • Roll-in shower is free of doors that would impede wheelchair transfer onto the seat
  • Water controls are positioned on the wall such that they are operable from the shower seat or wheelchair
  • Roll-in shower has an adjustable height shower wand with at least a 60" long hose

Additional Accessibility Information

  • The hotel can be contacted directly by customers regarding additional information relating to its accessibility features at the following telephone number: (828) 898-4571
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Nearby Attractions

Area Business

  • 5.00 mile(s) from Avery Health Care, hospital
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Cannon Memorial Hospital
  • 18.00 mile(s) from U S Forestry Service, corporate office and training center


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Lee's McRae Theater, Performing arts and summer theater.
  • 1.40 mile(s) from Sugar Creek Gem Mine, Gem mining, grading, cutting, and setting.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Natural Healing Day Spa
  • 3.40 mile(s) from Banner Elk Winery, Winery & vineyards, tastings and seasonal tours. (May-Oct)
  • 6.60 mile(s) from Grandfather Vineyard
  • 8.00 mile(s) from Family Billiards, Great food and great fun for the entire family. Pool hall with no alcohol or smoking.
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Grandfather Mountain, Amazing views, mile high swinging bridge nature museum, animal habitat and a fudge shop. Fun for all ages.
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Mast General Store, Old mercantile store and annex with arts, crafts, groceries, candy shop and so much more.
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Blue RIdge Parkway, Scenic road with gorgeous views and great hiking.
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Appalachian State, Performing arts and summer theater.
  • 17.50 mile(s) from Linville Falls Winery
  • 20.00 mile(s) from The Orchards at Alta Pass, Apple barn, orchard and craft shops.
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Tweetsie Railroad, Wild West themed amusement park. Great fun for all ages. Fourth of July Fireworks. (weather permitting)
  • 24.00 mile(s) from Mystery Hill, Family entertainment


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Louisiana Purchase Restaurant Incorporated, bar/lounge, Cajun, open for: dinner, 600 p.m. to 1000 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Bayou Smokehouse and Grill, bar/lounge, Cajun, open for: lunch, dinner, 1130 a.m. to 1200 a.m. Cajun Barbecue
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Banner Elk Cafe, bar/lounge, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, homestyle, 700 a.m. to 900 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Stonewalls Restaurant, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, 500 p.m. to 1000 p.m.
  • 1.00 mile(s) from Dunn's Deli, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, 1100 a.m. to 700 p.m.
  • 1.50 mile(s) from Frog and the Monkey Incorporated, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, great little eclectic restaurant in downtown Banner Elk.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Subway®, deli, American, open for: breakfast, lunch, dinner, 700 a.m. to 1000 p.m.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from China House Restaurant, bar/lounge, Chinese, open for: lunch, dinner, 1100 a.m. to 1100 p.m.
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Zuzda, bar/lounge, American, open for: dinner, 500 p.m. to 1000 p.m. Tapas Bar Restaurant
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Frontier Barbeque, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner, 1200 p.m. to 1000 p.m. daily. Great BBQ.
  • 4.00 mile(s) from Jackalope's View, full service, American, open for: lunch, dinner


  • 1.00 mile(s) from Lee's McRae College
  • 17.00 mile(s) from Appalachian State University

Nearby Cities

  • 17.00 mile(s) from Boone
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Spruce Pine
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Blowing Rock
  • 30.00 mile(s) from Jefferson
  • 40.00 mile(s) from Johnson City
  • 45.00 mile(s) from Bristol, TN/VA
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Asheville
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Hickory
  • 89.00 mile(s) from Winston-Salem
  • 100 mile(s) from Cherokee
  • 105 mile(s) from Charlotte
  • 160 mile(s) from Raleigh
  • 175 mile(s) from Knoxville, TN
  • 180 mile(s) from Pigeon Forge, TN


  • 1.00 mile(s) from jogging track, Lee's McCrea College
  • 1.00 mile(s) from High Mountain Expeditions, whitewater rafting; river tubing; caving; hiking
  • 1.1 mile(s) from Edge of the World, whitewater rafting; kayaking; rappelling; rock climbing
  • 2.4 mile(s) from Sugar Mountain Golf Cours
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Tate-Evans Park, walking trail; volleyball court; picnic areas (covered and uncovered); wading pools; playgrounds
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Blue Ridge Mountains, hiking
  • 3.00 mile(s) from Wildcat Lake, swimming; fishing; boating; picnic areas
  • 4.2 mile(s) from Sugar Mountain, skiing; tubing; snowboarding; ice skating; mountain biking
  • 5.00 mile(s) from Fly Fishing Outfitters, fly fishing trips and guided tours
  • 6.00 mile(s) from Grandfather Trout Farm, stocked ponds; no fishing license required; gem mining
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Beech Mountain, skiing, ice skating, snowboarding; tubing; mountain biking; hiking; fishing; recreation center; dog park
  • 7.00 mile(s) from Mountain Glen Golf Course
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Blue Ridge Parkway, scenic overlooks and picnic areas
  • 9.00 mile(s) from Grandfather Mountain, trails; nature preserve; animal habitat; museum; fudge shop; pet-friendly; picnic areas
  • 11.6 mile(s) from Elk River Falls, hiking; fishing; waterfalls; pet-friendly
  • 12.00 mile(s) from Hawksnest, snowtubing and ziplining
  • 15.00 mile(s) from Willow Creek Golf Club, (Par 3)
  • 18 mile(s) from Linville Gorge, hiking; camping; waterfalls; pet friendly
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Boone Bowling
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Mountaineer Golf Center, driving range
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Boone Golf Club
  • 21.00 mile(s) from Linville Caverns
  • 23.00 mile(s) from Appalachian Ski Mountain, skiing and ice skating


  • 0.01 mile(s) from High Country Square
  • 0.25 mile(s) from High Country Mart
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Antiques & Uniques, antiques
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Finders Keepers, antiques
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Hayes Antiques, antiques
  • 2.00 mile(s) from The Village Emporium, antiques
  • 2.00 mile(s) from Village Heirlooms, antiques
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Gilded Age Antiques
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Grail European Antiques
  • 10.00 mile(s) from Hidden Valley Antique Mal
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Aunt Pymms Table Antiques
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Boone Antique Mall
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Fieldstone Antiques
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Marfine Antiques
  • 20.00 mile(s) from Timeless Treasures Antiques
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Andrews Antiques
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Blowing Rock Antique Center
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Carriage Trade Antiques
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Family Heirlooms
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Possom Hollow Antiques
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Village Antiques
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Windwood Antiques
  • 25.00 mile(s) from Shoppes on the Parkway, outlet mall


  • 105 mile(s) from Charlotte-Douglas International Airport
  • 100 mile(s) from Piedmont Triad International Airport
  • 89.00 mile(s) from Winston-Salem Train Station
  • 60.00 mile(s) from Tri Cities Airport