Discover a selection of 23 vacation rentals in Banner Elk, NC that are perfect for your trip. Whether you’re traveling with friends, family, or even pets, Vrbo vacation homes have the best amenities for hanging out with the people that matter most, including WiFi and fireplaces. Prices start at $175 per night, and cabins and houses are popular options for a stay in Banner Elk. Either way, you'll find a rental for everyone's needs.
Destination guide

Beautiful Banner Elk in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Banner Elk is a pretty little town located in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. Banner Elk vacation rentals are surrounded by small town charm with big city convenience. Enjoy the richness of culture and delight in the amazing adventure here. Within 15 minutes of the town’s only stoplight, you can experience the great outdoors and all the thrills they have to offer. For something a bit more tranquil, visit an alpaca farm, or sample the local wines at the Grandfather Winery & Vineyard. There are plenty of vacation rental options to suit couples, groups, or the whole family.

Things to do

Banner Elk: something for everyone

Banner Elk vacation rentals truly are the perfect place for action-packed trips. If you want a day away from all the adrenaline-fueled sports of the lakes, head into town for a bit of retail therapy. For a dose of cute critters, Apple Hill Farm is home to alpacas and other farm animals. Tours are held on different days throughout the year so be sure to check they are running before you go. Adults will enjoy sampling the local produce at the Grandfather Vineyard & Winery while taking in the spectacular mountain views.


Plenty of fun in beautiful Banner Elk

Banner Elk vacation rentals can be your summertime home base for a wild activity vacation, which can include hiking, biking, rafting, tubing, and horseback riding. Try exhilarating whitewater and river adventures, or for something on land, how about a rock climbing excursion? For a more relaxing outdoor experience, head on down to the 13-acre Wildcat Lake—a free public lake complete with a white sandy beach, swimming area, and a fishing pier. In the winter, skiing and snowboarding are king at the 2 resorts in the area: Beech Mountain and Sugar Mountain.


4 seasons of family fun in Banner Elk

Banner Elk vacation rentals are the perfect getaway any time of the year. Summer is mild with temperatures averaging highs of 70°F, and winter temperatures range between lows in the 20s to highs around 40°F. These moderate temperatures allow for year-round fun with rainfall at a steady 4-5 inches per month, and an average snowfall of 45 inches in the winter. The winter weather is perfect for winters sports down the slopes of Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain resorts! Summer, fall, winter, or spring—it’s always a good time to go to Banner Elk.

Natural features

Banner Elk—the perfect location for your vacation

The town of Banner Elk is located 3,740 feet up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Avery County, North Carolina. Its waterways include the Elk River, Wildcat Creek, Shawneehaw Creek, and Hanging Rock Creek. The area is also home to Historic Mill Pond and Grandfather Mountain State Park. Surrounded by rolling hills and exquisite scenery, this little town of just over 1,000 residents enjoys a perfect position in the mountains, close to rivers and the exciting outdoor wilderness that make the Blue Ridge Mountains so beautiful.

How to get there

Transportation to and around Banner Elk

The nearest airport is in Tri-Cities, TN (TRI-Tri-Cities Regional), located 37.1 mi (59.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you can also fly into Abingdon, VA (VJI-Virginia Highlands), which is 37.2 mi (59.8 km) away.

What are the top vacation rentals in or near Banner Elk?

Whatever you're seeking in a vacation, you'll find a rental property in or around Banner Elk that's a match made in heaven. These are some of our top picks:

  • Take advantage of handy extras like towels and a toaster at "Peace Be With You At Annie's Cabin". Located around 3 miles from Banner Elk, this property has 3 bedrooms and good guest reviews.
  • "The Mountains Are Calling - Plan Your Getaway Now" is another top pick, offering 3 bedrooms, a TV, a microwave oven and more. It's around 6 miles from Banner Elk.

For even more great options, use the search bar at the top of the page to find the perfect Banner Elk vacation rental for you.

What are the best tiny house vacation rentals in or near Banner Elk?

For a unique experience, book a tiny house rental in Banner Elk. A word of caution though — after you've experienced the tiny house lifestyle, the temptation to move into one of thes pint-sized digs will be tough to resist!

  • Unwind and reenergize at "Red Wolf Chalet - Tiny Home With Eagles Nest Amenities". Located in Banner Elk, a barbecue grill and an oven are a couple of amenities offered here.
  • "Tiny Home On The River With Firepit" in Banner Elk is another highly rated option. An oven and a TV will help make your time here even more cozy and comfortable.

Can I find log cabins to rent in or near Banner Elk?

There's something delightfully cozy about snuggling up in a log cabin with a hot chocolate and a novel. Leave the hustle and bustle behind and spend a few nights or more at one of these log cabins in Banner Elk:

  • Located in Banner Elk, "Cozy Log Cabin With Hot Tub - Pet Friendly" will put you near some of the awesome outdoor activities this region has on offer. Snorkeling and sailing are a couple of them.
  • Alternatively, get your vacation on at "Centrally Located Quaint And Cozy Log Cabin - Awd". Try some horse riding or hiking and biking or just kick back at this Seven Devils getaway.

What are the top-rated vacation rentals for weekend getaways in or near Banner Elk?

We all deserve some time out every now and then. If you're itching to spend a couple of mornings lingering in your PJs with a coffee and the morning paper, we've got some excellent weekend getaways in and near Banner Elk. Check out a few of our favorites:

  • "Large Luxury Lodge, Long Range Panoramic Mountain Views" is around 1 mile northeast of Banner Elk and will be just the thing to refresh your spirit. You'll appreciate the convenient amenities here, including WiFi and nearby hunting activities.
  • Or, toss a few clothes in your suitcase and head to "The Best Slopeside Cabin With Gorgeous Views And The Easiest Entry And Parking". This popular getaway is around 2 miles north of Banner Elk and offers free WiFi and mountain views.

Can I find studio apartments for rent in and around Banner Elk?

Studio apartments are a simple yet stylish pick, perfectly suited for traveling couples or solo stays. Spend your days getting acquainted with your surroundings and your nights relaxing in your comfy hideaway. These vacation rentals in or near Banner Elk will tick all the boxes:

  • Chill by yourself or take a travel buddy along to "Escape From The Everyday And Come To Beech’s Cozy Cottage To Stay And Play". You'll have lots of amenities at your disposal, including a microwave oven and a kitchen.
  • Another cool option is "Peaceful Cottage Sits Right On The Linville River". Don't let it's compact size fool you — this comfortable apartment is loaded with convenient amenities like ski lift privileges, a fridge and lots more.

Can I find short term rentals in or near Banner Elk?

From modern studio apartments to huge vacation homes, Vrbo has your quick break sorted. Here are just two of our top picks in and around Banner Elk:

  • For an awesome weekend away, it's tough to beat "Great Location, Spacious Custom Built". It's close to the center of Banner Elk, along with plenty of things to see and do.
  • Alternatively, book a couple of nights at "Unforgettable Views @ The Reserve Atop Sugar Mt 0. 4 Mi From Slopes". This conveniently located property makes it easy to explore the area's sights.

What are the best romantic weekend getaways in or near Banner Elk?

Forget about roses and chocolates. Sometimes all you need is to take off for a weekend, just you and your honey. At Vrbo, we've got romantic getaways in and around Banner Elk that would make Cupid green with envy. Here are a few that'll sweep you off your feet:

  • Located around 3 miles from Banner Elk, "Peace Be With You At Annie's Cabin" is a perfect place for doting lovebirds. A fireplace and air conditioning are some of the many amenities here.
  • Another place where you can enjoy a few glorious days together is "The Mountains Are Calling - Plan Your Getaway Now". Located 6 miles from Banner Elk, winery tours and a fireplace add to the ambiance here.

What are the best large group vacation rentals in or near Banner Elk?

Big groups mean massive fun. They also mean finding a place that'll comfortably fit your entire gang. Check out our large group vacation rentals in or around Banner Elk and get your favorite people together under one roof:

  • A great range of amenities including a kitchen and a fireplace make "Weddings, Family Parties And Venues" a favorite with groups. This sizable property has 8 bedrooms and accommodates up to 16 people. From the heart of Banner Elk, it's around 2 miles away to the southeast.
  • "Cabin - 60 Acre Mtn Top Retreat 5 Miles From Downtown Banner Elk" is another impressive option. It's around 3 miles to the west of Banner Elk, has 5 bedrooms and sleeps as many as 16 guests. Mountain views and a kitchen are just a couple of things that'll help make your group vacation more comfortable.

Are there large vacation rentals that sleep 30 or more in or near Banner Elk?

Go on and plan that big ol' shindig. We've got large vacation rentals in and around Banner Elk that come with plenty of space to celebrate with friends or relatives. Round up your crew and get comfy in one of these getaways:

  • "King Wolf Bunkroom Sleeps Up To 69": No need to stress about fold-out couches or camping mats here — this vacation home has room for up to 66 guests. Its amenities include a kitchen and a garden.
  • "Large Unique Log Home In Nc Mountains": Make yourselves right at home with handy amenities like a kitchen and mountain views. This spacious retreat has room for up to 30 guests.

What are the best houses for rent with a pool in or near Banner Elk?

A pool is often a must-have when choosing where to spend your vacation, especially if you've got kids in tow. Check out these houses with a pool in or near Banner Elk and fill your days with frolicking good fun:

  • Treat your loved ones to an unforgettable stay at "Creekside Beech House". There's plenty to love about this retreat apart from its pool, such as childrens activities and a fridge.
  • Otherwise, enjoy a more leisurely pace of life at "2bedroom Secluded House With Amazing Mountain View And Dog Friendly". In addition to its inviting pool, you'll also have use of coffee and tea making facilities and a dining table.

Banner Elk has an oceanic climate, with average summertime temperatures ranging between 60 ºF and 75 ºF. But you don't have to wait until summer to visit! Take a look at the search bar at the top of the page and adjust the filters to find the perfect Banner Elk vacation rental and plan your escape for whatever season you like.