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The Farm at Banner Elk is far more than just another gated mountain community. Tucked into North Carolina’s Blue Ridge Mountains, the 140-acre site is within the city limits of Banner Elk yet you feel as though you are miles away from it all. The Farm’s pastures, walking trails, outdoor pavilion and stocked trout ponds were carefully planned by developers and preservationists Robert and Sterling Collett (first cousins) to create an environment that is unique in Southern mountain communities.

Banner Elk, NC

Downtown Banner Elk, at the foot of Grandfather Mountain, is a quaint mountain community incorporated in 1911. Exceptional restaurants have received national recognition in Wine Spectator and Zagat magazines. Clustered in downtown are clothiers, fine furnishings retailers, quaint antique stores and a variety of eclectic shops. Banner Elk is also home to Lees-McRae, a private four-year Liberal Arts college, offering year-round cultural and educational opportunities. 


Whatever your favorite time of year, Banner Elk and Avery County offer an array of outdoor activities. During the warmer months, play a round of golf on a championship golf course, fly fish in the mountain streams or hike an abundance of scenic trails. For the more adventurous, challenge yourself by mountain climbing, kayaking or whitewater rafting.

During the winter, ski one of the many mountains in the area including Sugar, Beech, Appalachian and Hawksnest.

Fall brings spectacular colors to the Blue Ridge Parkway and the High Country. Also during this time, Banner Elk hosts the Wooly Worm Festival attracting almost 20,000 people annually to the community for mountain music, crafts, food and fun.



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Click here to view a tour of homes and scenes from The Farm.

Mark Lehmann
Ruffin Properties

e-mail: thefarmbenc@skybest.com

PO Box 3117
Morganton, NC 28680-3117

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