1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast

317 Old Turnpike Road Northwest, Banner Elk, North Carolina 28604
Innkeeper(s): Cindy & Paul Goedhart
  • Introduction

    Welcome to 1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast!

    Today, spend happy hours overlooking the secluded, tranquil grounds from rocking chairs on the expansive front porch. On cooler evenings, retreat to the elegant, but comfortable gathering room with its wood-burning stove before retiring to your private quarters, a cozy oasis beautifully appointed with an eclectic blend of antiques and family treasures. For your comfort, our guestrooms are furnished with down comforters, private baths, remote cable TV, and many more amenities you deserve.

    1902 Turnpike House is nestled in the mystery and beauty of the North Carolina High Country. Located just twenty minutes from Grandfather Mountain, and within minutes of Beech and Sugar Mountains, the Banner Elk area offers visitors activities which include skiing, white water rafting, trout and bass fishing, hiking, mountain biking, or if you wish just sitting on the front porch enjoying the cool summer breezes of the mountains.

    1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast, front porch1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast, front view

  • Breakfast

    1902 Turnpike Bed & Breakfast, dining room

    Picture waking slowly in your lovely, comfortable room to the peace, quiet, and cool fresh air of a serene mountain morning. Dress for the day at a leisurely pace while enjoying a hot cup of coffee, tea or cocoa in your room. Come on down to breakfast at our handmade, antique heartpine dining table, which is always candlelit and decorated with beautiful, seasonal flowers. Take your seat and be served a scrumptious, homemade, full mountain breakfast on sparkling china and crystal with soft, soothing background music. Begin your day on the spectacular Balcony of the Blue Ridge relaxed, refreshed and renewed. Unforgettable!

    A typical breakfast might consist of our Turnpike House Egg Casserole , Aunt Laurie's Apple Crisp, homemade blueberry muffins, crisp bacon, fresh orange juice and other beverages.

    Other specialties include Blueberry Pecan French Toast with homemade blueberry syrup, Beech Mountain Eggs, Pecan Waffles, Paul's Quiche Lorraine, Bananas Foster French Toast, Cindy's Banana Bread, and our special Herb and Cheese Soufflé.

    Evenings at the inn offers other culinary opportunities. For those who choose not to go to one of Banner Elk's wonderful restaurants, we offer a choice of home-cooked meals, many of which are from the menu of Chef Paul's personal chef service, "Dinner's Served" .

    Comments from our Guests

    "Breakfast was awesome! Can we come live with you?" "We were just overwhelmed with the food. We can't even pick our favorite - we loved them all." "You outdid yourselves with breakfast! You far exceeded our expectations. We'll be back."

  • Comments From Our Guests

    "Welcome! We're gla1902 Turnpike House Bed & Breakfast, guests dining d to meet the new owners! Thanks for keeping the comfortable, homey feel. The bottomless cookie jar is a great idea! See you again!" - Bob and Diana, Midlothian, VA (From a returning guest when we first took over this grand old home.)

    "Had a wonderful time, wedding was great-we'll be back soon!" - Kay and Blair, Elizabeth City, NC

    "The beauty of your lovely home was exceeded only by your hospitality. We've never slept so well." - Gerald and Maritza, Douglas, LA

    "What a great time! Staying here was grueling! Ha! Golf, hiking, festivals, "combat croquet". sightseeing, gourmet dining-we need to go home to rest up! Thanks so much. We'll be back." - Tom and Evelyn, N. Bethesda, MD

    "Thank you....Your sweet hospitality, beautiful inn/home and scrumptious food has been nurturing and encouraging. My prayers for many blessings ahead for you both, Cindy and Paul." - Susan, Madison, CT

    "We enjoyed our stay with you so much. I'm sure you have many wonderful years ahead of you hosting this B & B. You were so warm and hospitable. We enjoyed meeting your parents and the other guests." - David and Janice, Hinesville, GA

    "Thanks for making our 1st visit to a B & B so enjoyable. Everything was just perfect for our anniversary." - John and Barbara, St. Augustine, FL

    "WOW! We could not have asked for more. Thank you so much for making this such a special trip for us!" - Heidi and Jim, Atlanta, GA.

    "Thank you for such a lovely experience! We thoroughly enjoyed the accommodations, atmosphere, and incredibly delicious food! " - Hank and Paula, Dickens, SC

    "What a memorable way to bring in the New Year! Thank you for your extraordinary hospitality and for sharing your charming home. We will never forget the endless supply of home baked cookies, the best hot tub, the amazing breakfasts, new friendships, and romantic rooms! Thank you. We'll be back." - Jennifer and Jimhin, Clemson, SC

    "This was the best B & B we have stayed in. Great hospitality! Beautiful house and rooms! Love the "help yourself" snack area! Breakfast was the best!" - Kim and Doug, Jacksonville, FL

    "Coming home to your B & B after a day of skiing brings me back to my childhood, when my mother had hot cocoa and cookies waiting for us after playing in the snow. I could stay here forever! It is just lovely." - Shawn

    "Thanks for the rest - body, soul and mind. Until next time...." - Ruth and Cecil, Jonesborough, TN

    "We came for our sister's wedding and could not have asked for a better place or nicer innkeepers. Thank you so much for your hospitality! We had a great time!" The Bohn Family (Charlotte, NC), The Nutt Family (Orlando, FL)

    "Thank you for a warm and wonderful visit and the conversations! The whole family enjoyed being here." - Phil, Alison, Alex, Nikki, Iceland

    "Another wonderful experience at The Turnpike House! Thank you, Paul and Cindy, for a beautiful stay. Happy Fourth of July!" - Kim, Frank and Jacob, NY, NY