The Lodge at River Run

A quaint Bed & Breakfast situated along the Elk River in Banner Elk, North Carolina.


A quaint Bed & Breakfast situated along the Elk River in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

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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 offer sitting areas, private 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.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Free Parking
  • Fireplace or Fire Pit
  • Private Ent Avail.
  • Spa Services
  • Full House Rental

In the Know

  • 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

Stay for the Story

The lodge is where history, nature, cuisine, and exceptional service intertwine, creating an unforgettable experience. Outdoor enthusiasts can explore hiking trails, engage in fly-fishing excursions, or simply unwind by the river's edge.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy produce from the Western North Carolina mountains and fresh ingredients at Artisanal
Stonewalls Restaurant offers prime rib, seafood, gourmet steaks, and fine wines
Enjoy Italian classics at Sorrentos Italian Bistro

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Enjoy skiing, a brewery, yoga and more at Beech Mountain Resort
Ski, snowshoe, tubing, and more on nearby Sugar Mountain
Go white water rafting and climb the mountains of Western North Carolina

Guest Reviews

My wife and I were referred to The Lodge at River Run by a friend, what an amazing and relaxing find! Miss Bobbie the Inn caretaker made us genuinely feel at home from her delicious breakfast to her accommodations! We extended our stay we loved it so much! ????

- Doug Kelley

The Lodge at River Run is one of our favorite places to go! If you are looking for a beautiful, peaceful place to stay, The Lodge At River Run is for you! As soon as the innkeeper, Bobbie, greets you, you feel right at home. The lodge is a beautiful log cabin, with stunning views of the Elk River. The sound of the river is so calming, and you...See More

- Jennifer Rogers

We stayed in the Cascades Room and every day started with a wonderful 9:00 gourmet breakfast. Bobbie Parks is a wonderful host and chef. Before breakfast I would go out on the back deck to listen to soothing sounds of the Elk River and bird watch. At 5 p.m. we had a glass of wine before we go out to dinner and, of course, Bobbie helps you find a...See More

- Jim Love

This lodge is exceptional. Bobbie is the perfect host, chef, baker, and guide for an unforgettable stay in gorgeous Banner Elk, NC. The covered deck is serene with the sound of the river water calming all your worries. The interior lodge is impeccably decorated down to the smallest details. You will not regret one second of staying at this unforgettable bed & breakfast.

- Shay Barwick

What a beautiful lodge and the location is fantastic. Next to the river, you can't go wrong. You can sit around and relax and read or go for hikes. Bobbie was an exceptional host, telling us where the best shops were, the best water falls. She recommend a few top restaurants and they did not disappoint..... And Breakfast was amazing!!!!! I look forward to coming again!

- Jeannie Johnson

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 5

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Turndown Service, Alarm Clocks

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


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: No

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

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Business Hours

Corporate Rates: No

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Events Supported: Elopements

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

Location Type: Mountains, Waterfront