USA Blue Ridge Mountains North Carolina Banner Elk Listing #48375

Halfback Mountain Retreat - Banner Elk, NC

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11 reviews
Max. occupancy: 4 2 Queen Bed 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 2 dog max  (45 lb weight limit)  4WD/traction may be required in winter
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Darling Dog-Friendly Getaway w/ Free WiFi, a Gas Fireplace, & Washer/Dryer

If it's time for a well-deserved break from your busy life to hit the slopes, the hiking trails, or the golf courses, consider a stay at this adorable, dog-friendly vacation rental in snowy Sugar Mountain! This charming, updated home includes a well-equipped, full kitchen with stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar for two. Dine together at the adjacent table for four (perfect for family board game nights), and then settle into the cozy living area with a wall-mounted, cable and Netflix-equipped flatscreen TV plus a warming gas fireplace. And just off this space, you'll find a private, furnished balcony offering forest and mountain views.

What's nearby:
Ideal for a small family ski-cation, this home is just two miles away from the renowned Sugar Mountain Resort for prime skiing, snowboarding, and ice skating in winter as well as mountain biking and hiking in the summer. Looking for a fun, family-friendly activity? You may visit the alpacas at Apple Hill Farm eight miles away. Additionally, don't miss attractions like the Foggy Mountain Gem Mine for a fun, family-friendly experience, and Grandfather Mountain State Park, home of the Mile High Swinging Bridge. And when it's time to dine, be sure to check out the many local restaurants like Painted Fish Cafe and Beer Bar, just a short walk away, as well as Artisanal, Stonewalls, and The Village of Banner Elk, all within three miles of your door.

Things to know:
Free high-speed WiFi
Full kitchen
Private washer/dryer
Up to two family dogs (45 lbs. each) are welcome with a small nightly fee
Snowbird-friendly. Please contact Vacasa for details.
A 4x4 is recommended during the winter months

This property is managed by Vacasa North Carolina LLC.

You must be 21 years or older to rent this property.




Washer/dryer : Private

Heating & cooling

Central AC


Partial AC

Gas fireplace

House rules


Kitchen & dining









Wireless router

Netflix streaming

Nearby activities & attractions

Downhill Skiing

Disc golf

Golf nearby




11 reviews

Ashlann H. May 2022
Perfect place for a weekend away! This home was spotless upon checkin and was decorated so cute !! We will definitely be back.
Scott A. Jan 2022
Very clean, pleasing to the eye, comfortable, and a great place to stay. Dog friendly but you would not know that pets have been there. Very close to the ski slopes and almost within walking distance. Big snow storm came in during our stay and we debated walking over but they plowed the roads (every 4 hours or so).
We will stay here again.
Maria B. Dec 2021
Very comfortable and clean! Would definitely stay again!
Andrew L. Dec 2021
Drove in from Wilmington. I hiked the day I went up, grabbed dinner, and headed to the house in Banner Elk. I was only at the house for 12 hours, basically to sleep but it was perfect. I had dinner at Bella's where I have been eating since my younger days. If it's available in January I will be back for snowboarding. Thanks for a great stay.
Marjorie M. Oct 2021
Right off of SR184 made it very easy to get into Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain and to Boone.
Caroline H. Jul 2021
Location and decor.
Kathleen J. Jun 2021
This 2 bedroom condo is ideal for a comfortable and clean place to hang out while visiting the mountains. The decor is modern and simple, the kitchen is fully stocked, and 2 large decks provide plenty of space to hang out and relax.
Jae Lindsay C. Feb 2021
We looked at several properties in the area, and ended our search as soon as we found Halfback Retreat! This place was perfectly decorated, well-stocked, and exceptionally clean--it truly made for enjoyable experience to have such a cozy home base for our weekend. We enjoyed being so close to the slopes of Sugar mtn, but also an easy drive into Banner Elk or over to Beech. Loved waking up to that view out off the back patio, especially after we had 6 more inches of snow one morning! The little toys for the kiddos and to-go coffee cups for the adults were such thoughtful touches. We would love to come stay again!
John M. Jan 2021
We had a wonderful time at the condo this weekend. The snow amount 6" was awesome and beautiful!. My son had a blast skiing. The plow trucks came on Friday to clean the road helped a lot! As we were doing our last cleaning of the kitchen before departure we looked up and saw a deer eating on the bushes. Beautiful scene.