Elk Island at River Run - Exquisite 5 Bedroom Vacation Rental

Elk Island at River Run
Elk Island at River Run
Green A-frame House With Large Deck In A Forested Area
Wooden Interior Of A Cozy Home Hallway With Natural Light

Elk Island at River Run - Exquisite 5 Bedroom Vacation Rental

Discover Elk Island at River Run, a luxurious vacation rental in beautiful Banner Elk, NC.

How Many Bedrooms? 5 Bedrooms • Sleeps 12
How Many Bathrooms? 3 Full, 1 Half Bathrooms
Internet: Internet Access
Television: Television
Washer/Dryer: Yes
Map of Banner Elk

Rates & Availability  
(Displayed in USD)

  • Rates From $280 to $575 per night
  • Rates From $1,835 to $3,395 per week
  • Minimum Stay: 2 Days

Rates from $280 per night
Additional fees may apply
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In Business Since 2003

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Elk Island at River Run

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Availability Details

Season Nightly Weekly Monthly
Off Peak 2024
Mar 12, 2024 - Apr 30, 2024
$280 $1,835 n/a
Spring Shoulder 2024
May 01, 2024 - Jun 12, 2024
$315 $2,015 n/a
Summer 2024
Jun 13, 2024 - Jun 27, 2024
$365 $2,365 n/a
Independence Day 2024
Jun 28, 2024 - Jul 07, 2024
$450 $2,680 n/a
Summer 2024
Jul 08, 2024 - Aug 29, 2024
$365 $2,365 n/a
Labor Day 2024
Aug 30, 2024 - Sep 02, 2024
$450 $2,680 n/a
Fall Shoulder 2024
Sep 03, 2024 - Sep 26, 2024
$315 $2,015 n/a
Fall Season 2024
Sep 27, 2024 - Nov 03, 2024
$380 $2,425 n/a
Fall Shoulder 2024
Nov 04, 2024 - Nov 21, 2024
$315 $2,015 n/a
Off Peak 2024
Nov 22, 2024 - Nov 23, 2024
$280 $1,835 n/a
Thanksgiving 2024
Nov 24, 2024 - Dec 01, 2024
$450 $3,395 n/a
Off Peak 2024
Dec 02, 2024 - Dec 19, 2024
$280 $1,835 n/a
Christmas 2024
Dec 20, 2024 - Dec 25, 2024
$490 $2,925 n/a
New Years 2024
Dec 26, 2024 - Jan 04, 2025
$575 $3,395 n/a
Ski Season 2024
Jan 05, 2025 - Jan 16, 2025
$295 $1,930 n/a
MLK 2025
Jan 17, 2025 - Jan 20, 2025
$425 $2,530 n/a
Ski Season 2024
Jan 21, 2025 - Feb 13, 2025
$295 $1,930 n/a
Presidents Day 2025
Feb 14, 2025 - Feb 17, 2025
$425 $2,530 n/a
Ski Season 2024
Feb 18, 2025 - Mar 10, 2025
$295 $1,930 n/a
off peak 2025
Mar 11, 2025 - Apr 30, 2025
$280 $1,835 n/a
Spring Shoulder 2025
May 01, 2025 - Jun 11, 2025
$315 $2,015 n/a
Summer 2025
Jun 12, 2025 - Jun 26, 2025
$365 $2,365 n/a
Independence Day 2025
Jun 27, 2025 - Jul 06, 2025
$450 $2,680 n/a
Summer 2025
Jul 07, 2025 - Aug 27, 2025
$365 $2,365 n/a
Labor Day 2025
Aug 28, 2025 - Sep 03, 2025
$450 $2,680 n/a
Fall Shoulder 2025
Sep 04, 2025 - Sep 25, 2025
$315 $2,015 n/a
Fall 2025
Sep 26, 2025 - Nov 03, 2025
$380 $2,425 n/a
Fall Shoulder 2025
Nov 04, 2025 - Nov 19, 2025
$315 $2,015 n/a
Thanksgiving 2025
Nov 20, 2025 - Dec 01, 2025
$450 $3,395 n/a
off peak 2025
Dec 02, 2025 - Dec 17, 2025
$280 $1,835 n/a
Christmas New Years 2025
Dec 18, 2025 - Jan 06, 2026
$575 $3,395 n/a

Property Description

Elk Island at River Run is an inviting 5-bedroom home that sits on over 3 acres. Come enjoy a quiet gated community near Banner Elk with access to the Elk River. Located less than 10 minutes from downtown Banner Elk, 20 minutes from Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, and 15 minutes from Wilderness Run Alpine Adventure Park, guests will enjoy the convenient location and the comfort of the well-designed home. Just a short drive through the community, and guests can enjoy catch-and-release fishing or a picnic by the Elk River (permits are required and bring your own fishing equipment).

The large double driveways offer parking for you and everyone in your party. There’s also a 3-car garage that guests have access to during their stay. One step up onto the covered front door leads into a spacious foyer.

The well-equipped kitchen features custom granite counters, stainless steel appliances, a pot filler over the 6-burner gas range, a large copper sink, a beverage cooler, and a double island with seating for 4. The dining room is located right off the kitchen and seats eight comfortably.
The main-level living area boasts a stone gas log fireplace controlled by remote and beautiful mountain views. Located on the main level, the master bedroom offers a private entrance to the back porch, a ceiling fan, and a TV. Off the master bedroom, you’ll find a large walk-in closet and the beautifully done master bathroom with two custom copper sinks and an oversized walk-in shower/jetted tub. Blow-dryers are provided in each bathroom for convenience during your stay.

Up the stairs to the loft game area, where you’ll find the perfect space to enjoy a card game or watch some TV. You’ll also find two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom with a shower/tub combo. The second bedroom offers two twin beds, and the third offers a queen-sized bed.

The lower level of the home features a large open-concept living area with a 75" flat-screen smart TV, an oversized couch, loveseat, and chair, as well as a 4-person table. Stream your favorite shows through Roku on each tv in the house or enjoy one of the many family games or puzzles as you gather with those you love. I addition to the board and card games provided, you'll love the retro arcade console.  With 100's of games such as Pac-Man and Galaga, there's always something new to try.  The 4th and 5th bedrooms are located on this level. The 4th bedroom has 2 twin beds, and the 5th is a queen bed as well as a private walkout patio. There is also a shared full-size bathroom with a shower/tub combo.

Step outside to find a perfectly placed stone firepit to enjoy the mountain view or roast marshmallows as you relax in the Adirondack chairs.  While you're outside, you can enjoy a few rounds of cornhole with family and friends.

- This home is in a quiet, gated community with full-time residents. RVs and trailers are not permitted, and there is a very strict 15-mph speed limit on the gravel roads.
- All BRMR homes offer well stocked kitchens with all the utensils needed to cook meals. There is also a "starter set" of paper products at the house: a roll of toilet paper per bath, a couple garbage bags, a small vial of dishwashing liquid, a few tablets of dishwasher detergent, some laundry pods, a roll of paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and some makeup remover cloths. There are enough of these items for one night, or maybe two. We do not provide hair dryers, but the home may have them in the bathrooms.
- Elk Island is accessed by a road that starts paved, turns to gravel, and offers a large gravel parking area. 4WD vehicles will be necessary from November through April, and chains may also be needed during inclement weather. 
- The community of River Run allows guests of the property to access the community fishing area in the Elk River. At least one person in your party must wear the provided River Run Fishing Club hats hanging in the laundry room. There is a $100 fine for a lost hat. Thank you for respecting this requirement to keep access open for everyone in the neighborhood. 
- Towels and linens will be provided for you.
- Firewood for the outside firepit may be purchased from us with a minimum of 7 days' advance notice, at $25 per day. A day's supply is 2 bundles and 1 firestarter log. 
- This property is not pet-friendly. Thank you for not bringing pets into this home. 
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive 100% refund.

Featured Amenities

» Internet Access
» Television
» Washer/Dryer
» Fireplace
» Grill

Property Features

» Parking
» Towels/Linens

Other Property Amenities

Indoor Jacuzzi, Mountain View, Central/Mini-Split Air Conditioning, King Bed, Master on Main Level, Game Table, Pets Not Allowed, Keurig Coffee Machine

Nestled in a serene gated community near Banner Elk, Elk Island at River Run exudes an air of exclusivity and tranquility, offering a luxurious escape for those with discerning tastes. This 5-bedroom vacation rental boasts over 3 acres of pristine land, providing an idyllic backdrop for relaxation and exploration. With a focus on both comfort and natural beauty, this property offers a blend of amenities and scenic surroundings that promise a memorable stay. Whether it's the well-equipped kitchen, the master bedroom with a private entrance to the back porch, or the loft game area, Elk Island at River Run offers a perfect mix of sophistication and outdoor allure.

Property Details and Location

Nestled within a quiet gated community near Banner Elk, Elk Island at River Run is a luxurious 5-bedroom vacation home, sprawling over 3 acres of land and offering exclusive access to the picturesque Elk River for fishing and picnics. This exquisite property provides a tranquil escape with nearby attractions such as Grandfather Mountain and Sugar Mountain Resort, perfect for outdoor enthusiasts. For those seeking culinary delights and shopping, the charming town of Banner Elk boasts a variety of nearby restaurants and shops, including artisanal eateries and unique boutiques. Guests can explore the local culture and flavors just a short drive away. Whether it's indulging in outdoor adventures or savoring local cuisines, Elk Island at River Run offers the freedom to immerse oneself in the beauty and experiences of the Blue Ridge Mountains.


The luxurious Elk Island at River Run not only provides a tranquil escape within a quiet gated community near Banner Elk but also offers an array of well-appointed amenities to ensure a comfortable and memorable stay for guests.

  • Outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, and picnicking along the Elk River
  • Nearby attractions including Grandfather Mountain, Sugar Mountain Resort, and Linville Caverns
  • Access to a community fishing area with provided fishing club hats for guests

These amenities cater to outdoor enthusiasts and those seeking adventure, offering a perfect blend of relaxation and recreation. Whether guests prefer to immerse themselves in nature or explore nearby attractions, Elk Island at River Run provides the ideal setting for a fulfilling mountain retreat.

Bedroom and Bathroom Layout

On the loft level, you will find two additional bedrooms and a full bathroom with a shower/tub combination, providing comfortable accommodation for guests seeking privacy and convenience. The master bedroom on the main level boasts a private entrance to the back porch, a large walk-in closet, and a beautifully done master bathroom with two custom copper sinks and an oversized walk-in shower/jetted tub. Each of the loft level bedrooms offers cozy spaces for relaxation and rest, allowing guests to enjoy a peaceful retreat. The thoughtful layout ensures that all guests have access to well-appointed bathroom facilities, with the full bathroom on the loft level catering to their needs. Whether it's the master bedroom features or the inviting loft level bedrooms, Elk Island at River Run provides a blend of luxury and comfort for an unforgettable vacation experience.

Entertainment and Recreation

After experiencing the comfort and luxury of the well-appointed bedrooms and bathrooms, guests can enjoy a variety of entertainment and recreational amenities at Elk Island at River Run. The property offers:

  • Outdoor activities such as fishing and picnics by the Elk River
  • A stone firepit and Adirondack chairs for enjoying the mountain view
  • Indoor entertainment including a loft game area for card games or watching TV, a 75" flat-screen smart TV in the lower level living area, and a retro arcade console with hundreds of games.

These amenities cater to guests seeking both relaxation and adventure, providing the perfect balance for a memorable vacation.

Important Notes and Policies

Nestled within a quiet, gated community near Banner Elk, Elk Island at River Run boasts a set of important notes and policies that ensure a tranquil and enjoyable stay for all guests. The cancellation policy allows for a full refund if the reservation is canceled at least 30 days before the arrival date. Noise restrictions are strictly enforced to maintain the peaceful atmosphere for all residents and guests. It's important to note that quiet hours are observed from 10:00 PM to 8:00 AM, ensuring a serene environment for all. Additionally, to uphold the community's ambiance, a strict 15-mph speed limit is enforced on gravel roads. These policies are in place to provide a relaxing and rejuvenating experience for all visitors, respecting the freedom of each individual while preserving the serenity of the surroundings.


Ensuring a tranquil stay for all guests within the quiet, gated community near Banner Elk, Elk Island at River Run can be easily accessed by following these directions:

  • From the main highway, turn onto River Run Road
  • Continue straight for 2 miles until you reach the gated entrance on the left
  • Once inside the community, follow the signs to Elk Island at River Run

Upon reaching Elk Island at River Run, guests will find themselves conveniently located near a variety of area attractions, including the stunning Grandfather Mountain and the scenic Linville Falls. Additionally, the vibrant town of Banner Elk offers a plethora of nearby restaurants, providing guests with the freedom to explore and indulge in the local culinary delights.