Cozy Banner Elk Vacation Rental w/ Private Porch

Property ID: 495171Banner ElkNCUS
Sleeps 62 BR2 BA


Soak up the natural beauty of Banner Elk, North Carolina, when you stay at this comfortable Blue Ridge Mountain vacation rental home. This 2-bedroom, 2-bathroom home near the Watauga River is the ideal base for hiking, skiing, and brewery-hopping. Outdoor-loving families will relish the proximity to winter sports at Sugar Mountain Resort and the stunning views on the Blue Ridge Parkway. At the end of the day, return to this North Carolina vacation rental to grill and hang out on the deck!


  • Kitchen
  • Pets Allowed
  • Community Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Wireless Internet (WIFI)
  • Washer
  • Laptop Friendly
  • Essentials
  • Central Heating
  • Self Check-In
  • Central Air Conditioning


Location Details

GET OUTDOORS: Otter Falls Trail (4 miles), Wilderness Run Alpine Coaster (6 miles), Sugar Mountain Resort (7 miles), Tate-Evans Park (9 miles), Blue Ridge Parkway Access (11 miles), The Blowing Rock (12 miles), Grandfather Mountain (13 miles), Calloway Peak View Trail (13 miles), Beech Mountain Ski Resort (14 miles)

HIT THE SLOPES: Sugar Mountain Resort (7 miles), Appalachian Ski Mountain (13 miles), Beech Mountain Ski Resort (14 miles)

BREWERIES & WINERIES: Grandfather Vineyard & Winery (1 mile), Blind Elk Tap Room (9 miles), Lost Province Brewing Co. (9 miles), Appalachian Mountain Brewery (9 miles), Blowing Rock Brewing Company (10 miles), Booneshine Brewing Company (12 miles)

AIRPORT: Asheville Regional Airport (87 miles)


15 reviews
  • An Excellent Time


    We came to the Owl House for my husband’s birthday and had a wonderful time. The house was clean and comfortable, but our favorite part was definitely the porch area and outside space. The owners communicated very well and the surrounding community is lovely.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 26, 2024
  • Mountain Getaway


    Mill Ridge is a very pretty mountain community. The common grounds are nicely maintained with small ponds and river views. The house does not currently look as nice as photos online. We cleared fallen tree limbs along pathway to front door and the yard was a mess. Had to sweep and tidy up front and back decks. The interior was clean but not very inviting. The 5 cup coffee maker worked part of the time. The master bed was comfortable, didn’t use other bed so don’t know about that one. We still enjoyed our stay in Banner Elk and surrounding areas. (Didn’t have any communication with property management so gave 3 stars for that)

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 13, 2024
    Manager's Response:

    Hi Holly, we always appreciate honest and constructive feedback. After talking with the homeowner, we'd like to clarify the following points:

    - The home has yard maintenance every week or two depending on the season. They mow the lawn, clean the gutters, and pick up any yard debris.
    - The cleaning service always sweeps the porches and steps. That week, a large storm -came through the area between their cleaning and your check-in.
    - The owner will bring a different coffee maker to the home for guest use.

    Thanks for your valuable feedback as we continue to improve for future guests!

  • Weekend away


    We came up for the weekend with our two dogs to see our daughter, who of a student at Appalachian.

    The neighborhood was quiet, peaceful, and beautiful. The house was welcoming, comfortable, and adorable.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published May 5, 2024
  • Perfect location


    We were skiing at sugar so it was close but not in the middle of the holiday mess. Close to Boone and Banner Elk downtown.

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 17, 2024
  • Cute place great location


    We had a great stay at this cute little cabin for our recent ski trip to Sugar Mountain. It is in the perfect location just 15 min to the mountain and 15 min to Boone. House was very clean and had everything we needed - even a dog food and water bowl for our pup. Enjoyed having the small park area for the pup and kids to run. Loved the retro 70s decor of the cabin - so fun! Great and easy check in and out and prompt communication from the owner. Great place!

    *This review was originally posted on Vrbo

    Published January 17, 2024
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  • This property has a maximum occupancy of 6 guests, not including infants.
  • Pets are allowed at this property.
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