Banner Elk Winery & Villa: Banner Elk, North Carolina
Nestled at the foothills of the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains lays the Banner Elk Winery & Villa; a Tuscan inspired three-story house surrounded by rolling vineyards, landscaped gardens, and a blueberry orchard. This bed and breakfast was designed so that you would feel as though you are in the comfort of your own home — only a more glamorous version. Who knew that after traveling the world, you would find the ultimate in relaxation in the High Country?
Banner Elk, located in western North Carolina, is a charming town that only has one stoplight. It is also home to a vibrant community filled with outdoor activities ranging from skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, rafting, and fishing. Although the main attractions are definitely the agreeable climate and the friendly locals.
The villa offers eight different suites that are aptly named after various wines that are produced in their vineyard. Each one features a king or queen sized bed and are decorated with furniture from all over the world. If you are looking to a splurge, the two largest suites have their own fireplace, which is quite a luxury during the cooler months. Every time my husband and I visit, we always stay in the Cabernet Room. When you enter your room of choice you are greeted with picturesque views of lake, mountains, and sky from the windows.
The en-suite bathrooms are adorned with jetted tubs, Fresh bath products, and lavish linens. Make sure to try on the bathrobes that come with the rooms — they are so comfortable you will never want to take them off!
You will sleep peacefully in comfortable beds, waking in a renewed state of excitement about what the day has in store. At Banner Elk Winery & Villa that could be anything from lounging in the common room next to the fireplace, exploring the beautiful grounds of the villa, or wine tasting at the adjacent award-winning winery. Of course, a visit to the Spa at Banner Elk is a must. There you can indulge in massage therapy, facials, and various other holistic services in a state-of-the art facility. The highly trained therapists care deeply about bettering your health and you instantly feel that the moment you meet them amidst the calming atmosphere.
Why It Is Andi’s Pick
Since your wellbeing is largely dependent upon the food you eat, Banner Elk Winery & Villa offers only the best: gourmet cuisine that focuses on fresh and local seasonal ingredients. Every morning you will awake to the delicious smell of breakfast being made in the kitchen. During your stay you will never taste the same meal twice, as the menu changes daily. An unforgettable way to celebrate your vacation is to enjoy an evening with a chef prepared dinner. Earlier in the day, the chef will discuss with you what your favorite foods are and then will create an innovate feast that will be paired with Banner Elk wines.
Awesome! I would totally visit! I love charming places like this. =)
You should, it’s so amazing! We went over five times last year!!
This looks so beautiful! I’m a sucker for good B&Bs, especially involving wine!
You would LOVE this place, so very you!
Beautiful place! I love B&Bs because they usually offer the same comfort as a hotel, but are so much more personal! I love that they change their menu daily and that you can have an actual input on the food you’re going to be served in the evening – that must be the perfect meal! 🙂
Yes, I agree, I love B&Bs for that reason as well. The cooking at BEW&S is out of this world!
The Fresh Soy face soap alone warrants a stay here! LOL!
Hahaha I totally agree! 🙂
Love the warm colors in the room! That photo with the light streaming in is amazing!
Isn’t that gorgeous? I can’t tell you how many hours I’ve spent on that couch next to the fireplace, drinking coffee and reading!
After nearly a year in SE Asia I could use a few days in a place like this. The need for a fireplace would be fantastic for a few days!
I can only imagine! Yes, the fireplaces are beyond amazing!!!
oh would LOVE to visit this place – amazing!!!! 🙂
Yes, so so so amazing!!! I hope visit someday soon!
Those rooms look sensational – I love that they are named after wine varieties as well.
Isn’t that a cute touch?
Oh how lovely, Andi. 🙂 I love the views and the light streaming in the windows. 🙂
You would absolutely adore this place!!! We loved it so much we returned over five times last year!
What a beautiful place! Talk about living the good life! 🙂
Yes, it is the ultimate in luxury and relaxation!
WOW that is insanely luxurious looking!
It so is, but with a great price!!!
This place is beautiful! I love your room, it is so luxurious!
Isn’t it gorgeous? This place holds such a special place in my heart!!!
Looks so cozy and relaxing! Perfect for fall 🙂
Yes, yes, and yes!
These photos took my breath away. I would not want to leave the property or maybe even the room. Amazing!
Awww thank you so much! You would LOVE this place!!! Please come for a visit. The property is absolutely amazing!
Stayed there per your recommendation to celebrate my husband’s homecoming from Afghanistan – it was SO incredible and relaxing! Especially in the fall with the gorgeous leaves changing color. We drove up to the high vineyard and the views were incredible!!
I was so happy to hear last year how much you enjoyed your stay!!! It’s really a special place.
what a beautiful sunset!! and Fresh products? My kind of a place!
Haha pretty fabulous right?
That sunset! I love cozy, quaint places like this.
Isn’t the sunset amazing? Yes, this is so cozy and quaint!!!
Oh myyyy, that second to last picture! I’d love to escape here. Thanks for sharing!
Happy travels 🙂
I hope can one day dear! Thank you, same to you!!!
I LOVE the idea of staying in a room named after my favorite wine! <3 My mom and sister live near the Blue Ridge Mountains-I might have to suggest a girls' getaway to this gorgeous retreat!
Oh you absolutely must! Trust me on this!!!
What a lovely/charming/awesome looking B&B! I’ve always wanted to visit the Carolinas- maybe I need to get out there sooner over later 🙂
Yes X a million!
mmmm elk wine
Hahaha elk wine?
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Wow, what a gorgeous place!
Yes, it totally takes your breath away!
Lovely cozy rooms, alright!
Yes!!! Their rooms are the best!
That sunset photo is amazing! Love the bath products too.
Thank you so much! The bath products are too luxe!!! Love them!
This is stunning!
I couldn’t agree with you more!
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It is SO great!
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Such a lovely place, Andi.
Isn’t it gorgeous?
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