There’s something about High Country living, Banner Elk style that captures the heart and calms the mind. Situated at an elevation of 5,000 feet in the Blue Ridge Mountains, we invite you to soak in the North Carolina sun as you enjoy Banner Elk Club. Encompassing more than 1,200 acres, we believe this place is exceptional, and not just because of its thoughtful design and ample amenities—our residents are some of the friendliest around. Many share a love of horses, having made the decision to call Elk River Club home due in part to our world-class Equestrian Center. If you’re searching for Stables in NC, keep reading to learn more about what we offer.

Excellence Elevated

The story of our luxury community began in 1982 when brothers Harry and Spencer Robbins envisioned a luxury golf course community in the Blue Ridge Mountains. We are proud to be home to North Carolina’s first Jack Nicklaus Signature Course; we continually improve our club to ensure it’s everything our residents expect and more.

Here is a look at our world-class amenities:

  • An Equestrian Center
  • A private, on-premise airport
  • Har-Tru tennis courts
  • A pool complex
  • Spa services
  • A Clubhouse
  • Fishing
  • Member events and more

One of North Carolina’s Finest Stables

Our newly updated Equestrian Center is situated on nearly 40 acres of fenced pasture and paddock. Even more than the picturesque setting, horse enthusiasts will appreciate the care horses receive thanks to our highly qualified and attentive staff. Alongside the Center is 140 acres of riding preserve and a host of nature trails ready to be enjoyed. Our covered arena serves as home base for training and riding all year-long, creating a safe and consistent environment for the horses. Rings are available for those working on their riding and jumping. You’ll find 30 stalls in the Center, and the stables feature two tack rooms and inside and outside wash racks. After a busy day of riding, treat yourself to a cozy seat in our member’s lounge.

An Exceptional Staff

Entrusting the care of your horse to our team is a responsibility we take to heart. We love and respect our members’ horses and are proud to have some of the state’s best riding professionals on our team. We welcome you to bring your children and grandchildren to our Center and offer customized riding programs suitable for all levels.

Elk River Club is a private mountain golf community in Western North Carolina with the first signature Jack Nicklaus golf course in the state. Residents and guests enjoy surrounding views of Beech Mountain, Sugar Mountain and Grandfather Mountain. Amenities include an Equestrian Center, a private, on-premise airport, Har-Tru tennis courts, a pool complex, spa services, Clubhouse, fishing, events and more.