Member Monday: Hiking, Skiing and More! Banner Elk, NC is a Perfect Vacation.

Millie P. wanted a change of pace from Florida so she grabbed a friend and used her daughter’s membership to reserve a condo in Banner Elk, North Carolina. When she returned, she let us know the Blue Ridge Village resort and her vacation was perfect. Of course we wanted to know more. Here she shares her experience on a Global Discovery Vacations trip.


What was your favorite memory of your vacation?
We are from Florida and loved the beautiful snow covered mountains.

Where would you recommend a fellow member go:

To Shop:
Boone and Blowing Rock

To have fun/attractions:
Linville Falls
Three Wineries
Hiking trails
Grandfather Mountain

What was your favorite Resort Amenity Activities:
We decorated hiking sticks and wax candles.

Why did you choose this destination? We needed a change from Florida.

How did you get there—Drive or Fly? Drove

Were you traveling for a special occasion? No, just a getaway.

Any tips for a traveler to this resort destination?
Don’t depend on your GPS for the exact location. Look for the Festiva sign, we missed the Blue Ridge Village part (passed by three times) and didn’t know to look for Festiva which is much larger!

Additional Comments:
The resort was wonderful, everyone was friendly and helpful. Our accommodations were outstanding. It was immaculate, beautifully decorated and very comfortable for us. The location was central to hiking, skiing, and lots of summer activities also.

About you
How long have you been a Global Discovery Vacations member?  I was using my daughter’s membership.
What is your profession? Retired School Guidance Counselor

Stacey is a writer with an eye for design. She’s been with Global Discovery Vacations since 2004, directing the creative department. Her passion for the written word is equal only to that of rescuing dogs and playing volleyball.