Banner Elk offers the convenience of central location, cool temperatures in the summer and some of the best views in the High Country. Many gated communities can be found nestled in Banner Elk’s countryside including Tynecastle, Headwaters, Elk Creek and Elk River. You'll also find golf course communities including Linville Ridge, Linville (Donald Ross designed Course), Diamond Creek (Tom Fazzio designed course), Elk River (Jack Nicholas Designed Course) and Grandfather Golf and Country Club (co founded by the co founder of Augusta National Home of the Masters Mr. Clifford Roberts). GFCO is rated a top 25 course in the country every year by Golf Digest.
A popular summer residence and vacation destination since the late 1800s, Banner Elk offers activities in all four seasons. Considered the Ski Capitol of the South, Banner Elk offers adventure including skiing, golfing, hiking, horseback riding, nearby rafting, and fishing.
There are also excellent restaurants, shopping, spas and performing arts at Banner Elk’s own Lees-McRae College.
Average High in July: 75.6 degrees