Elk River Club is located around the bend from the charming town of Banner Elk and is surrounded by many diverse, year-round outdoor and cultural attractions that all ages can enjoy.

Outside the gates of Elk River, residents enjoy summer concerts in nearby parks, leisurely drives along The Blue Ridge Parkway, theater at neighboring Lees-McRae College and The Ensemble Stage, cultural events at Appalachian State University, skiing at Sugar Mountain and Beech Mountain, hiking along Grandfather Mountain, ziplining through the trees, trips with grandchildren to Tweetsie Railroad and more.

Two exceedingly popular regional events are October’s annual Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk and the Grandfather Mountain Highland Games, held in July. Visit the Banner Elk Chamber’s website and Calendar of Events for more information on local events.

Visit two of our favorite local Webcams for current views from Elk River. One is a view of Beech Mountain and the other shows the runway of our private airport.


International Airports.
Elk River is a one and a half hour drive from Asheville Regional Airport, two hours from the Charlotte International Airport, two and a half hours from Greensboro’s Piedmont Triad International Airport, and an hour drive from Tri-Cities Airport.

Medical Services.
Three major medical facilities have provided superior healthcare for decades to residents and guests of the High County and to Elk River Club. All are easily and quickly reached by car.

Blowing Rock Medical Park in Blowing Rock, Charles A. Cannon Jr. Memorial Hospital in Linville, and Watauga Medical Center in Boone create the innovative team that is known as Appalachian Regional Healthcare System. Together, the hospitals are enhancing the health care services available in the High County while demonstarating their values of compassion, integrity and excellence. Elk River residents can also find many private medical practices in the area.