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Beth M wrote a review 10 Nov
Wayne, United States9 contributions
The Lodge at River Run is one of a kind - beautiful, peaceful and just lovely. Bobbie, the Inn keeper, was exceptional both in her hospitality and her delicious breakfasts! Our rooms were perfectly appointed with everything a traveler could want or need….we can’t wait to go back!
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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DianeTracy wrote a review Oct 2022
Little Rock, AR5 contributions2 helpful votes
My husband and I had the most wonderful anniversary stay at The Lodge at River Run! The lodge and views are just gorgeous. It’s right on a rushing river with a firepit beside the river, a huge sofa swing on the porch and a hot tub on the deck! Bobby attended to our every need and made gourmet breakfasts every morning! Wine and appetizers by the fire in the evening shared with other guests was delightful! Not to mention the beds….dreamy ❤️ We will be back!
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Date of stay: October 2022
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FarAway193060 wrote a review Aug 2022
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We just left the Lodge at River Run. Spent 3 days there. Bobbie, the manager and chef was fantastic! So friendly and breakfast each morning was a delight. Accommodations were also fantastic and quite a pleasant surprise. Rain or shine, great spot. The Hummingbirds are all over the porches. We highly recommend the Lodge at River Run on the Elk River. Vic and Dale
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Date of stay: August 2022
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44jim wrote a review Aug 2022
Dunwoody, Georgia3 contributions2 helpful votes
My wife and I recently spent two delightful nights at this beautiful lodge overlooking the river. Our hostess and innkeeper, Ms. Bobbie, made us feel at home like family. The accommodations were well appointed yet very comfortable. We enjoyed wine and cheese with other guests before heading out for dinner and awoke to a scrumptious breakfast while listening to the melody of songbirds. What a welcome getaway if you are looking for a little peace and quiet in the heart of the North Carolina high country.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Jennifer R wrote a review Aug 2022
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If you want a quiet, relaxing place to go… This is the place! This is a beautiful bed and breakfast, in the mountains of North Carolina that sits right on the river. You can hear the river flowing from every room, and it is so peaceful and relaxing. The innkeeper, Bobbie and her staff, are absolutely wonderful! From making you feel right at home, to delicious gourmet breakfasts, Bobbie is there with a smile to help you with anything from dinner reservations to tickets to different attractions. The lodge is immaculately clean and so beautifully decorated. This place is a little slice of heaven!
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Date of stay: August 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Laura Ball, Owner at The Lodge at River Run
Responded 2 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for your kind words. As you know, we love having you come and stay with us... always so pleasant and HELPFUL! I hope to see you again soon.... Bobbie
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Blueydbld9 wrote a review Jul 2022
Columbia, Maryland108 contributions42 helpful votes
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My husband and I stayed here for our anniversary for a quiet and relaxing getaway. The Lodge at River Run was amazing. We were lucky enough to have most of the property to ourselves, being able to utilize the downstairs living room and the outside couch swing with much privacy and not in others' way. With really only the sound of the running water in the yard, it is SO quiet and peaceful. We also had a great time with Bobbie and her visiting family as companions for breakfast conversation! :) Everyone was so pleasant, and Bobbie really went out of her way to accommodate us; she tried to set up a last minute request for fly fishing in the river out back (although the guide was tied up on other plans) and she even called the Stonewalls Restaurant to let them know ahead of time it was our anniversary, which is just above and beyond, and also made for an exemplary experience when the hostess and our server wished us a happy anniversary. Breakfasts were amazing. Rainbow Trout was a comfortable room, but just a heads up that it stays VERY DARK in there - if you need to get up in the morning, set an alarm or it will always feel like midnight ! :D We're definitely keeping The Lodge at River Run on our list for the future if we're in the area again!!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Response from Laura Ball, Owner at The Lodge at River Run
Responded 2 Aug 2022
Thank you for your kind words! I enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you will return. We always love having guests that enjoy the Lodge and the Mountains of North Carolina.. come back and see us soon. Bobbie
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Brian L wrote a review Jul 2022
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We had a fantastic time. Bobbie booked the best Trout guide in the region for us as well as directed us to so many cool things to do in the area. Such a pleasant area and so relaxing with the river being only feet from the decks where a 5 star breakfast is served each morning. We will absolutely be back in the fall to see the colors in and around Banner Elk. Thank you Bobbie for a perfect getaway.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Laura Ball, Owner at The Lodge at River Run
Responded 10 Jul 2022
I am so glad you were here for your anniversary. We enjoyed having you celebrate with us. Come and seek us again soon! Bobbie
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RichF77 wrote a review Jun 2022
Guntersville, Alabama11 contributions4 helpful votes
My wife and I were looking for a quiet mountain retreat for our anniversary weekend, and we hit the jackpot with this stunning lodge. From the scenic drive to it past great views of Grandfather Mountain and mountain towns with all sorts of scenic attractions and gourmet restaurants, to the beautiful setting next to a rushing river with on-site lawns and gardens and firepit and deck chairs and swings, to the impeccably designed lounge and dining room and the comfy roomy bedroom, to fantastic breakfasts well worth abandoning your diet for, and to Bobbie's warm hospitality and endless stock of tips about where to go and what to do, it had everything we could have wished for and more. We can't wait for another celebration occasion to go back, and we may not wait.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Laura Ball, Owner at The Lodge at River Run
Responded 19 Jun 2022
Thank you so much for the kind review. I really appreciate it when people love the lodge as much as I do. It is people like you who make my job so gratifying. I hope you will come again soon. bobbie
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Donna E wrote a review Jun 2022
Highland Park, Illinois3 contributions
What a spectacular setting, log home, and gracious host!!! Bobbie is terrific and will take care of you from the moment you arrive. She is kind, funny and she gives you the most delicious breakfasts. Bobbie will help you with restaurants and all activities that you may want. The log home is incredibly clean, peaceful and everything you would want for some rest and relaxation! We had a great time and will never forget this memorable experience! Thank you so much for everything, Bobbie! Donna and Fred
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Laura Ball, Owner at The Lodge at River Run
Responded 16 Jun 2022
Thank you so much! What makes a place is the people that frequent it and you certainly added warmth and fun. I really enjoyed having you stay with us and hope you will come again soon. Bobbie
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Susan Walker wrote a review May 2022
St. Augustine, Florida16 contributions6 helpful votes
Where to begin? Yes, a beautiful lodge, elegantly decorated, well appointed with comfortable rooms on an idyllic property. But it’s so much more! It was truly an experience. Like visiting our favorite sister who is a gourmet cook and hostess extraordinaire! To begin, Bobbie’s breakfasts and table settings are worthy of a spread in Bon Appetite. But it’s her warmth, humor and desire to make your stay into a memory you will never forget! I’m homesick for The Lodge at River Run already …
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Date of stay: May 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Response from Laura Ball, Owner at The Lodge at River Run
Responded 16 May 2022
Thank you so much.... I really enjoyed your staying with us at the Lodge. I really hope you will come back and see us again soon. I can't wait to talk with you again... and cook you breakfast! Take care. Bobbie
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US$404 - US$488 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
LOCATION
United StatesNorth CarolinaNorth Carolina MountainsBanner Elk
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Lodge at River Run
Which popular attractions are close to The Lodge at River Run?
Nearby attractions include Land of Oz (3.7 km), The Buckeye Recreational Center (4.9 km), and Beech Mountain (4.3 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Lodge at River Run?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Lodge at River Run?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Lodge at River Run?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Lodge at River Run?
Conveniently located restaurants include Artisanal Restaurant, Stonewalls Restaurant, and Bayou Smokehouse & Grill.