The Lodge at River Run

Select Registry member since 2018
Modern Rustic Accommodations in the Blue Ridge Mountains.
2981 Banner Elk Hwy Banner Elk NC, 28604 US
The Lodge at River Run
Lodge at River Run Main Room
Lodge at River Run Creek View
Lodge at River Run Bunk Beds Room
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Lodge at River Run Dining Rm Kitchen
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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

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: Elopment

Business Travel & Events

Meeting Types: Retreats, Social

Meeting Facilities: Indoor

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