The Lodge at River Run

Select Registry Member Since 2018

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The Lodge at River Run

Select Registry Member Since 2018

The Basics

This warmly decorated B&B set on 10 acres along the Elk River is eight miles from the Beech Mountain Ski Resort and nine miles from Elk River Falls. The five warm, rustic rooms sleep up to four people and offer sitting areas, private or en suite bathrooms, and complimentary Wi-Fi. Breakfast is served in the homey dining room or on the beautiful terrace. There’s a beautiful river for fishing, two living rooms, an outdoor patio with a fireplace and a flat-screen TV, a fire pit along the river, and multiple areas to relax in nature.

Things We Love

creek by the lodge

Our river is the perfect place to fly fish

lodge dining

Our manager is a phenomenal gourmet cook. So be prepared for some amazing breakfasts

cross country skiier in winter scene

We are located within 15 minutes drive of both Beech and Sugar Mountain ski resorts

At A Glance

  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Smoke-Free Property
  • Free On-site Parking
  • Fireplace or Firepit Onsite
  • Private Entrances - Some Rooms
  • Onsite Spa Services
  • Full House Rental Available

Best For

  • Mountain Retreat
  • Outdoor Activities
  • Romantic Retreat/Honeymoon Destination

In The Know

Here are a few things you can't miss when you visit...

  • Don't miss Saturday morning yoga and drinks on top of Beech Mountain in the summer
  • Try trout fishing along the beautiful Elk River
  • Be sure to take a hike along the Grandfather Mountain Profile Trail and Elk River Falls
  • Explore our local wineries
  • Go gem mining


The Lodge at River Run offers five beautifully decorated bedrooms, all with private baths and modern amenities. The linens and beds are of the highest quality and every attention to detail has been well thought out. Each bedroom faces the beautiful Elk River where you can hear the sound of the rushing water as gentle breezes permeate your senses.

The experienced manager of the lodge is available around the clock and will happily attend to the your every need. Serving breakfast is her specialty and guests are delighted as they savor her culinary creations. Raves have been made over her expertly prepared breakfasts. As evening approaches hors d’oeuvres and wine are shared with the guests. This is a special time to ask questions and learn more about the area as you meet new friends.

In the Smoky Mountains one can find excellent golfing, rafting, horseback riding and gem mining. Hiking on the Profile Trail, Price Lake, Roan Mountain and Moses Cone Memorial Park are sure to delight. Waterfalls abound at Linville Falls, Elk River Falls and Crabtree Falls. Skiing and snow tubing are favorite winter activities at Sugar and Beech Mountain which are just a few miles from the lodge. The Woolly Worm Festival and the Valle Country Fair are fun festivals in the fall. The Highland Games, Singing on the Mountain and the Swinging Bridge are nearby on Grandfather Mountain. The Blue Ridge Parkway beckons visitors to explore its stunning scenery. At Watauga Lake you can rent a boat and have a day on the water fishing or swimming. Also Apple Hill Farm, Mast General Store and the Historic Orchard at Altapass are not-to-be-missed activities. Lees-McRae College is located in Banner Elk along with many well-known restaurants such as Atisanal’s, Stonewall’s and Elevations.

At the Lodge at River Run guests are treated like family. Our lodge welcomes you to make it your home away from home. Come and spend the night with us and enjoy all our area has to offer. Become a part of our family and return often to enjoy relaxing vacations in our small part of paradise.


Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Food & Wine

Coffee and Tea Bar is in kitchen at 8:00am and seated breakfast is served at 9:00 am.
Wine and Hors d'oeuvres served at 5:00pm

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Restaurant on Premises: No

Special Diets Accommodated: Vegetarian, Vegan, Gluten Free

Breakfast: Complimentary

Breakfast Service: Full

Breakfast Seating: Set Times

Pub/Tavern on Premises: No

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Afternoon Tea/Refreshments, Complimentary Snacks, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Evening Hors d'oeuvres

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 5

Beds: Twin, King

Room Entertainment: Cable TV

Safes: In-Room

Handicap Accessible: Not handicap accessible due to historic nature of property

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Alarm Clocks, Bathrobes, Fireplace, Full Kitchen, Hair Dryer, Ironing Boards, Laundry Facility, Microwaves, Private Entrance, Refrigerator, Telephones, Turndown Service, Whirlpool or Jacuzzi

For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Free Onsite Parking, Wine/Spirits Available, Concierge Services

Location Type

Location Type: Mountains, Waterfront


Only ADA approved Support or Therapy Animals Allowed. While Emotional Support Animals or Comfort Animals are often used as part of a medical treatment plan as therapy animals, they are not considered service animals under the ADA. These support animals provide companionship, relieve loneliness, and sometimes help with depression, anxiety, and certain phobias, but do not have special training to perform tasks that assist people with disabilities. Even though some states have laws defining therapy animals, these animals are not limited to working with people with disabilities and therefore are not covered by federal laws protecting the use of service animals.  Therapy animals provide people with therapeutic contact, usually in a clinical setting, to improve their physical, social, emotional, and/or cognitive functioning. Title III of the ADA 

Minimum Stay Required: Weekends, Peak Season

Pet-Friendly: Limited

Innkeeper's Pets: Inside

Smoking Policy: Smoke Free

Family Friendly: Over 12

Weddings & Events

Events Supported: Elopement

Business Travel & Events

Meeting Types: Retreats, Social

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

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