Area Information

There is so much to do in Linville, Linville Falls, Linville Gorge and the surrounding areas of Banner Elk, North Carolina.


From the first explosion of colorful wildflowers, spring rains and rainbows, the green creeps up the mountainside as the trees bud from the lowest to the highest elevation. The valley awakens after a long winter sleep. Golfing, hiking, picnics, and camping are the most popular spring activities. April's average high and low: 36 / 59


Escape to the refreshing coolness of the valley in summer. This season holds something for everyone, including craft fairs, music festivals, and gem festivals. Two popular summer events include the the world-famous Highland Games and the Brown Mountain Lights Festival. July's average high and low:
57 / 77


Nature offers a spectrum of breath taking color to welcome travelers to the area. The Blue Ridge Parkway is the most popular attraction for this season, as it meanders through the amazing mountain vistas. Visit local apple orchards or experience the Woolly Worm Festival in Banner Elk. October's average high and low: 38 / 62


From the secluded North Cove Valley, discover the quiet beauty of the surrounding snow covered peaks. Enjoy skiing at one of four different local ski resorts, cuddling up in front of the fire place in your room, or warming up with a mug of hot chocolate or mulled cider. A popular way to remember the beauty of the season is a candlelit tour of the world-famous Biltmore Estate. January's average high and low: 19 / 40