Fall Foliage Viewing

fall foliage viewingJust Imagine sitting on your private deck at The Inn at Elk River and taking in nature's colors that warm the soul. The vibrant reds and yellows are gracefully highlighted across the mountain range. You can enjoy this magnificent scenery and cherish the moment with loved ones at The Inn at Elk River.

Not only can you experience the annual fall colors from your wonderful guest room at The Inn at Elk River, you can even take a fall foliage tour.  By car, bike, or foot you can take a tour to witness for yourself the beauty of the colors of fall in Banner Elk. The fall foliage lasts about 6 weeks starting at the end of September and beginning of October.  One of the most popular fall foliage tours is the WNC High Country Fall Scenic Drive.  The WNC High Country Fall Scenic Drive begins in Boone, NC, and travels through its mid-way point, Banner Elk, NC, ending in Spruce Pine, NC.

Banner Elk is well known for its astonishing mountain ranges and the beauty of the fall colors.  The Hardwood leaves offer many varieties of reds, yellows, oranges, and maroons that are swept across the mountains canvas.  "Optimal conditions for brilliant colors are cool clear days combined with early frost, hopefully around the end of September."- According to Dr. Gary Walker of Appalachian State University.

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