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Banner Elk, North Carolina
Banner Elk is located in the picturesque Appalachian mountains of western North Carolina.  In Avery County, we are right in the middle of several breath-taking attractions like Grandfather Mountain and the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Avery/Banner Elk Chamber of Commerce will give you an inside look at the surrounding area where Grandfather Academy, on the campus of Grandfather Home, is located.  To find out all about the town of Banner Elk, NC, click here

Educational opportunities are plenty in this area as well. Colleges include Lees McRae College in downtown Banner Elk or Appalachian State University located in Boone 20 minutes away.  

Ski Resorts are a big attraction in the winter months with slopes opening around late October/ early November.  Resorts include Ski Beech, Sugar Mountain, Hawksnest , and Appalachian Ski Mountain. Many of these resorts offer golf and tennis in the warmer season.


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