The mountains are coming alive with all the beauty it holds this time of year. The trees are different shades of green, the flowers are in bloom and the weather is warm in the day and cool at night. The outside concerts have begun and people are enjoying sitting outside, having a beverage and listening to the music.
Grandfather Mountain Winery has started the it’s summer season with the bands playing on Sunday afternoons. Take your chairs and something to eat and enjoy listening to the band as you sit by the river. It is a fun afternoon! The Hampton Store has a band every Thursday night on their lawn or inside if it rains. They added a bar last year that serves your favorite beverage. Also, you can enjoy one the items on their menu for dinner. Banner Elk Cafe has added on a bar and they have music and entertainment for you. It has been a great addition. Stonewalls also has music that you can listen to while dining. We have added 2 new restaurants in Banner Elk… Bodegas and Elevations. They are both great and people have enjoyed them.
Activities have begun in Banner Elk and surrounding areas. We have bird walks, craft fairs, beer and wine festivals, summer concert series, plays, hiking and kayaking to just name a few.
Here at the Lodge we are stocking the river with mountain trout for you to be able to enjoy the catch and release fishing we provide. For those who do not know how, we have a great teacher and guide for you. Cade is quite the teacher and people that have fly fished with him have enjoyed his knowledge and his easy going personality. Please let us know if you would like us to set up a fishing trip in private waters or stay right here with us and enjoy the Elk River that flows behind us.
We have also added massages here at the Lodge. We have one male and one female to provide you with this service without having to leave the property. I have had both of them do a massage for me and both of them are wonderful. Please let us know when you make your reservation.
As always, we are enjoying sitting by the fire pit and enjoying the river. Our river and fire pit have new lighting which offers a beautiful ambiance for the evening. It is truly beautiful to see the rocks and the trees lit up at night. It doesn’t get any better than seeing and listening to the river at night… what a way to end the day!