Are the mountains calling you? Then you must respond with a soul-refreshing trip to the high country in the town of Banner Elk, North Carolina! Truly a nature-lover’s retreat, Banner Elk offers breathtaking mountain landscapes, hikes and trails. Among the handful of charming, small-town shops and eateries, there are four vets and animal clinics in case Fido catches a cold after a day of skiing.
Banner Elk is snuggled in between the pawmazing Blue Ridge Mountains. Climb the highest of the mountain range at Grandfather Mountain State Park. Grandfather Mountain is a wooftacular sight, offering you and Fido grueling hikes and incredible wildlife sightseeing oppawtunities. Boot up for an intense hike at the Tanawha Trail with Fido. You might even see an elk when in Banner Elk!
Wag your way into downtown for a visit to the locally-owned pet store and bakery, My Best Friend’s Barkery, to stock up on handmade doggie treats! Sara and Peaches, the store owner’s pups, will be happy to greet you with a woof and a wet kiss!
Take shelter from the mountain’s frost at the Best Western Mountain Lodge at Banner Elk for a cozy and pleasant stay with Fido. Be sure to call ahead for a pet-friendly room or risk not being able to check-in upon arrival.
A visit to Banner Elk with Fido will leave you feeling refreshed and one with nature. You best hurry up now, the mountains are waiting!