My Favorite Place For A Weekend Getaway: Banner Elk, North Carolina

March 30, 2014

A couple of years ago, my husband and I visited Banner Elk, North Carolina for a magazine assignment and subsequently fell head over heels in love with the charming town nestled amongst the Blue Ridge Mountains.  It is only a three hour drive from our hometown of Charlotte, thus it is the perfect distance for a weekend getaway.  Our favorite property to stay in while we are there is the gorgeous Banner Elk Winery and Villa — a place that truly feels like home away from home!  When our Valentine’s Day trip to New York City was canceled due to snow, we booked a last minute stay there and it definitely helped us get over the sadness we were feeling.  The following photos are from that last weekend getaway there:

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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40 thoughts on “My Favorite Place For A Weekend Getaway: Banner Elk, North Carolina

  1. Ben

    I am fascinated by the photos. They’re really great! It already tells the whole content of the post. 🙂 I love it.

  2. Larry

    I know it’s in the mountains, but North Carolina seems more wintry than I ever imagined it … loved the shot with the falling snow around you!

  3. Katie @ Domestiphobia

    That place was SO peaceful. I remember we stayed there one week before a massive snowstorm — and we had 70+ degree weather! My absolute favorite part was driving up to the high vineyard. We had the whole hilltop to ourselves — I could’ve stayed up there for days! (Or at least until the snowstorm.) 🙂

  4. AJ @TheBlondeTravels

    How stunning! I visit the Blue Ridge mountains a lot in Virginia, and they are so gorgeous, especially in the fall. Haven’t spent much time in North Carolina yet, but might need to check out Banner Elk!

  5. Lucy

    This looks just gorgeous, so romantic! Makes me realise how much more of the US there is to see that you don’t necessarily hear much about.

  6. Victoria

    Love it! These photos are great and this villa looks really romantic especially in the lovely winter months!
    I’ve been “seeing” you around Andi so I think it’s time that I come on board. Thanks so much for posting!


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