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Make a self-catering cabin or holiday rental in Banner Elk, North Carolina, USA your home away from home

Banner Elk is a small town of less than 900 residents tucked away in the Blue Ridge Mountains. It is named after the Banner family who first settled here in 1848.

Things to Do in Banner Elk, NC

Banner Elk holiday homes are nestled in the forested slopes of the Blue Ridge Mountains. This scenic area is brimming with outdoor activities and the scenic surroundings are at their best when the leaves change colour in the autumn. Visitors can enjoy hiking, fishing, whitewater rafting, kayaking, scenic drives and other activities. Banner Elk is a small and friendly town. Dine out in the choice of restaurants and get to know the locals. Every year the town draws a crowd to celebrate the Woolly Worm Festival. In winter, Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain are ideal places to visit for those wanting to enjoy skiing and snowboarding. Hawks Nest is an all-tubing park for snowboarders, the largest facility on the East Coast.

Places to Visit Around Banner Elk, NC

Watauga Lake is a favourite spot with those staying in rental homes in the Banner Elk area. Boating, fishing and wakeboarding are the main activities in summer. Mill Pond is where the Shawneehaw Creek and the Elk River merge and is a particularly scenic spot. Elizabethton is a 30 mile drive from your holiday home in Banner Elk. It is the historic site of the first independent American Government, known as the Watauga Association, in 1772. Most of the buildings in the downtown area are on the National Register of Historic Places. It is also the site of the Battle of Musgrove Hill and the Battle of Kings Mountain during the American Revolutionary War. Look for the Elizabethton covered bridge, built in 1882, which is open to cyclists and pedestrians only.

Weather in Banner Elk, NC

Banner Elk holiday cabins experience a humid continental climate with warm humid summers. Temperatures reach 77°F (25°C) on average in July with occasional days reaching 97°F (36°C). In winter the temperatures drop to well below freezing 20°F (-7°C) on average from November to March. The elevation of Banner Elk gives it colder weather than other towns in North Carolina. The area has around 4 inches rainfall every month with slightly less from November to March when it falls mainly as snow.

Travel to Banner Elk, NC

The nearest airport to holiday rentals in Banner Elk is Tri-Cities Regional (TRI) Airport in Blountville, Tennessee. It is about 37 miles from Banner Elk and has domestic connections from Atlanta, Charlotte, Detroit and Orlando with Allegiant, Delta, US Airways Express and American Eagle. The nearest international airport is Charlotte/Douglas (CLT) Airport at Charlotte, about 108 miles away. Pick up a hire car and drive northwest along US-321 for just over two hours to reach your Banner Elk holiday home.

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