Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast

149 Azalea Circle PO Box 1538, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
  • Introduction


    Enjoy the convenience of an in-town location while experiencing an acre of nature, birdhouse collection and a view of Horse Bottom Ridge. A casually elegant, award winning B&B with cottages and complete with a picket fence along the new brick sidewalks in town. Probably the most photographed property in town, located in the heart of Banner Elk behind the Village Shops. Walk to seven restaurants after a day of activities in the High Country!

    Azalea Inn is beautifully restored with seven bedrooms each with its own private bathroom, some with claw foot tubs, a whirlpool tub, private porch, FP, and ADA facilities. Plus there are three cottages and 2 suites with lodge décor (you’ll think you are in a log cabin)…FP, kitchens, king beds, and Jacuzzi tubs. All accommodations are for adult couples.

    A hearty home cooked breakfast is served in the dining room and the sun porches. Eat with other guests or your own table for two. Check out our original animal sculptures and other collections in the inn. Read a book by the fireplace in the living room or by the flowers in the backyard gazebo in the summer. Let the innkeepers pamper you, arrange for your local excursions, dining or just leave you you wish.

    The Azalea Inn was the home of one of Banner Elk's founding families. The entire house has been meticulously restored, both inside and out.

    Each room has it's own unique personality with a comfortable blend of antiques and top quality mattresses that you will love.  Every bathroom and bedroom have plenty of space for your things so that you will feel at home.  Bedrooms have a lamp on each side of the bed for your reading pleasure.  Also, there are books and magazines as well as color TV's in each room.


    We also offer Three beautiful cottages that make for the perfect vacation getaway! Each of our Vacation Cottages are like new. Each offer a beautiful lodge decor with tongue and groove walls and whirlpool tubs, fireplaces and more. The cottages accommodate 1 couple only.

    Throughout the home you will find furnishings and accessories that have been collected over the years. The grounds of the Azalea Inn are carefully maintained for guest enjoyment and

    The Azalea Inn is located downtown and is within walking distance to the Village Shops of Banner Elk...and we're very convenient to wonderful hiking trails, horseback riding, great skiing, and much more. In fact, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain and Grandfather Mountain are only a few minutes away.

    After a full day of enjoyment in and around our High Country area you'll enjoy the comfort and warmth of our inn. Stretch out on a couch on the sun porch, solarium porch or relax in the living room with a hot cup of cider, with your hosts and friends.


    Wake to the aroma of Fresh Baked Goods and Delicious Casseroles. Our guests rave about our Full, Home-cooked Breakfast. Enjoy an early-morning cup of fresh-ground coffee.

    Banner Elk is well known for its wonderful restaurants, and several are within walking distance of the inn. Additionally, the Wimbushes are happy to recommend others in the area.

    We invite you to stay with us soon. You can contact us by telephone or Request a Reservation and Check Availability Online.

  • Testimonials

    We pride ourselves on finding great B&B’s, but the Azalea Inn and the Rooster cottage, has to be our all time best choice!
    ~Judy and William, FL and AL
    Your friendly hospitality & kindness was very much appreciated.
    ~Bill and Renee, Mpls, MN
    The fireplace really spoiled us. We can tell you put a lot of your heart & soul in this place. We will be telling family and friends. ~Marianne and Donald, Greensboro, NC
    This place is romantic and charming! It was the perfect place to stay for our wedding night.
    ~Beth and Buddy, Dallas, TX
    The best part was just relaxing in front of the fire and soaking in all of the charm that this place has to offer.
    ~Kim and Peter, Wilmington, NC
    Especially love your garden and all the “artsy fun” touches. It’s our kind of place.
    ~Jim and Suzanne, Charlotte, NC
    We loved the down comforter & fresh cookies especially.
    ~Danny and Michelle, Lexington, NC
    We’re so glad we chose the Azalea Inn to celebrate our 47th anniversary. Thanks for your hospitality and the wonderful cookies.
    ~Eloise and Tim, Ferguson, NC
    We enjoyed your beautiful gardens and all your “treasures”. You have a great touch.
    ~Carol and Floyd, Charlotte, NC
    After our wedding here in town, I can’t think of anywhere else I’d rather been on our wedding night!
    ~Beth and Ben, Greensboro, NC
    I admire your respect for every detail—this includes the nutritious & yummy breakfast. We hope to stay with you again soon, the Azalea Inn is a special place in the High Country.
    ~Keith and Alice, Raleigh, NC

  • How To Find Us

    The Azalea Inn Bed & Breakfast is easy to find.  We are located just off of Hwy 194 in Banner Elk, North Carolina.

    We are located just behind the Village Shops... within a short walk from the only stoplight
    in the quaint town of Banner Elk! In fact, Golf Digest just featured an article about Avery County's North Carolina Golf Courses and stated that we reside within the only county in the United States that can boast of more Golf Courses than stoplights!

    Call or Write us today!

  • Things To Do

    "Frank and Karen can assist you in making any arrangements for you to enjoy the recreational activities in the area"

    • Shop at the Mast General Store     
    • See Beacon Heights
    • Hike Grandfather Mountain!     
    • Photograph Barns
    • Go Rapelling in the summer     
    • Go Horseback Riding
    • Try the Zipline!     
    • Walk to town park