When it comes to mountain destinations, North Carolina is brimming with possibilities. If the Highlands of the Tar Heel State are where you’ve set your aim for a day trip, weekend getaway, or longer, then you can’t go wrong if you head to Banner Elk — especially in the height of the winter season. Just be sure to bring along your go-to winter hiking gear before hitting the slopes!

Winter activities in North Carolina are so much fun. If you’re among those who wait with anticipation for winter to arrive, then you will be so pleasantly surprised by Banner Elk. Of note, there is only one actual hotel in Banner Elk. Most people find something on AirBnB.com or find a rental agent to help locate a place to stay.

Will you head to Banner Elk this winter for some outdoorsy, snowy fun? We’d love to know your thoughts!

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