Lodging Options

Visitors from all over flock to Banner Elk—with four distinct seasons, the High Country provides outdoor entertainment year-round.

As a base for hiking, rafting, climbing, skiing, and more, Banner Elk is a beautiful, unique setting for the college. Learn more about how you can escape, unwind, and indulge in Banner Elk at www.bannerelk.com

Banner Elk Lodging


Best Western Mountain Lodge


Azalea Inn B&B
The Banner Elk Inn

The Inn at Elk River

Little Main Street Inn & Suites

The Perry House B&B

The Lodge at River Run

Cabins and Local Rentals

Banner Elk Mtn. Cabins
Carolina Stays
Hidden Gem Cottage
Mountain Retreats Realty

Serenity Haven Cabins
Banner Haven Guest House and Cabin Rentals
Resort Real Estate and Rentals at Sugar Mountain
(25% discount for Lees-McRae families; two-night minimum)
The Whitehead Historic Farmhouse
The Wildflower Cottage


Nearby Lodging

Beech Mountain (7 miles)

Beech Alpen Inn
Beech Mountain Realty and Rentals

Pinnacle Inn

Top of the Beech


Valle Crucis (8 miles)

Mountainside Lodge B&B
The Mast Farm Inn

The Taylor House Inn

Lazy Bear Lodge

Boone (10-20 miles)

Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals
Blue Ridge Tourist Court
Baymont Inn & Suites
Comfort Suites

Country Inn & Suites

Courtyard by Marriott

Graystone Lodge
Sleep Inn

Smoketree Lodge

Camping Sites

Grandfather Campground RV Resort and Cabin

  • Tent camping, RV camping, and cabins
  • Frontcountry
  • Located in Foscoe, 15 minutes from campus

The Little Campground and Cabin

  • Tent camping, RV camping, and cabins
  • Frontcountry
  • Located in Elk Park, 10 minutes from campus 

Grandfather Mountain State Park

  • Tent camping
  • Backcountry
  • Located in Linville between 20–40 minutes from campus, depending on site

Flintlock Campground

  • Tent camping, RV camping, and cabins
  • Frontcountry
  • Located in Boone, 25 minutes from campus

Price Lake Campground

  • Tent camping and RV camping
  • Backcountry with some amenities 
  • Located on the Blue Ridge Parkway, 35 minutes from campus