Homes in Banner Elk: Elk River Club Beauty

The Avery County Chamber of Commerce aptly describes our sought-after region as one where “beauty, fun and adventure abound for the entire family.” Residents look forward to the blessings each new season holds—each just as magnificent as the last. At the time of this post, visitors are arriving from near and far to behold the splendor of fall in the Blue Ridge Mountains and check out one of our fall festivals. Elk River Club’s long history of excellence, impressive amenities, luxury real estate options and idyllic setting earn it top rankings for those considering purchasing a mountain residence or second home in the area. Our story began in 1982, when Brothers Harry and Spencer Robbins launched our comprehensive community. Jack Nicklaus’ first Signature Course in the state of North Carolina was a huge selling point on opening day, and it continues to attract avid golf players from across the country and around the world. In today’s post, we’re spotlighting our close-knit community and why residents choose an Elk River home. 

A Western North Carolina Golf Community

Elk River Club is located in the mountain town of Banner Elk. You may be familiar with nearby towns Boone and Blowing Rock; we’re also just a short drive away from Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain Ski Resorts and Grandfather Mountain State Park. Fishing, hiking and outdoor recreation options abound in our region—perfect for those who have placed living in a Blue Ridge Mountain town near the top of the list. Cultural attractions, locally-owned restaurants and boutique shops add to the entertainment lineup.  

Cruising the Fairway or Lounging Poolside 

In a recent article on, Zach Wichter recommends outlining the amenities that are most important to you when searching for a property. At Elk River Club, our top notch amenities keep families busy as friendships blossom and relationships deepen. Wichter also points out that some amenities may be valuable should you wish to resell, even if you won’t regularly utilize them in the meantime. 

Here’s a sampling of our amenities:

  • North Carolina’s first Signature Jack Nicklaus golf course
  • Views of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain
  • One of the Southeast’s finest Equestrian Centers
  • A private, on-premise airport
  • Har-Tru tennis courts
  • A pool and wellness complex
  • Spa services
  • A 50,000 sq. ft. Clubhouse 
  • Fishing and hiking
  • Casual and fine dining
  • Member events and more

Homes in Banner Elk

When browsing available Banner Elk homes, the lifestyle you’ll find at Elk River Club is more than enough to bookmark several of our available properties. The ever-changing landscape captivates, the cool mountain streams enchant, the golf course calls and the Elk River becomes a playground for our residents. 

Begin Your Real Estate Search

As always, we’d love to hear from you! Request more information online or give us a call at 828.898.9773.