Travel Stage: Trip to Banner Elk for a few days during stay in Huntersville
Date Range: December 3 – 6, 2015
Summary: Quick trip up to check out the Banner Elk/Boone area. We toured the area, did a lot of hiking, made some great new friends, and saw some amazing mountains! We thoroughly enjoyed our visit.
Where We Stayed
We had the awesome opportunity to go up into the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina for a few days. We absolutely loved it! It was an easy 2 hour drive from where we were staying in Huntersville to our friend’s cottage in Banner Elk. The temperature dropped 20+ degrees as we ascended into the mountains. Ah, the mountains!
Banner Elk is a small 1,000-person town about 20 minutes from Boone, a town of 18,000 people named after the famous explorer Daniel Boone.
The region is covered with ski resorts, and there were ski and snowboard shops everywhere. It is amazing to think of snow in the south, but there it was, and we heard they have some great slopes, too. Though we didn’t get to go skiing we saw them making the snow.
We found the “Banner Elk” – not really, but we found a statue of an elk on Main Street.
The Jones House
Doug Kaufman Music site
Niadele Handcrafted Makeup – Website & Facebook
Laura Kaufman Music site
Go to Boone!