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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.

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.

Guest Rooms

Popular rooms offered at this hotel.

Hotel Amenities

Because We CareSM

Cleaning Standards

Industry-Leading Cleaning Standards

Modified Breakfast

Breakfast Service & Selections 

Low Rate Guarantee

Low Rate Guarantee

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.
Child Policy
Children 17 And Under Are Free In Room With One Paying Adult In Existing Bedding.


Hotel location and the surrounding area

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
  • 100.00 mile(s) from Cherokee
  • 105.00 mile(s) from Charlotte
  • 160.00 mile(s) from Raleigh
  • 175.00 mile(s) from Knoxville, Tennessee
  • 180.00 mile(s) from Pigeon Forge, Tennessee


  • 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
  • 1.10 mile(s) from Edge of the World, whitewater rafting; kayaking; rappelling; rock climbing
  • 2.40 mile(s) from Sugar Mountain Golf Course
  • 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
  • 4.20 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
  • 11.60 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)
  • 18.00 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


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