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All towables


Trailers for all types of towing vehicles, including SUVs and pickups.

Folding Trailer

Trailers you can tow with passenger vehicles or SUVs. A great way to transform average cars into adventure cars.


Larger trailers that attach to towing vehicles with a gooseneck extension in the truck bed.

Toy Hauler

Living quarters in the front with dedicated space for hauling motorcycles or other “toys” in the back.

Utility Trailer

All other types of towable trailers.

All drivables

Class C

Popular with small families and first-time RV drivers who want a little more room than a van. Comparable to driving a truck.

Camper Van

The smallest and nimblest of fully enclosed RVs. Drives like a van. Loves posing for Instagram.

Class B

A formal-sounding name for camper van, but just as photogenic.

Class A

Drivers should be comfortable driving bus-sized vehicles and dealing with parking limitations. Great for delivery.

Truck Camper

If you can drive a truck, you can drive a truck camper. Makes roughing it significantly less rough.


All other types of drivable vehicles.


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Discover Banner Elk

This small town is nestled into the heart of the Blue Ridge Mountains. As this is a very rural area, the nearest larger town is Asheville, NC around 75 miles to the southwest, while the large city of Charlotte lies over 100 miles to the southeast.

State and local parks and other natural areas offer numerous recreational opportunities nearby, as does the Pisgah National Forest. Wineries, breweries, and art galleries are also available, as are plenty of locally-owned restaurants. The area of Banner Elk, NC is known for its unique take on BBQ!


When you book an RV in Banner Elk, you will have access to unique locales around the Blue Ridge Mountains. Grandfather Mountain State Park is located nearby. The site offers camping opportunities and various hiking trails. One of the more difficult trails is known for its rope ladders and metal cords that assist hikers in climbing the trail's steeper portions. The park has two claims to fame. One is the swinging suspension bridge that hangs over a local gorge at over a mile in elevation. The other is that the road leading to the park was featured in the film Forest Gump (in one of the running scenes)!

Linville Gorge is also located nearby. Scoured by the Linville River, this site is known as one of the most rugged and picturesque gorges in the Eastern US. Hiking and camping opportunities are available nearby, as is the scenic, Linville Falls.

Pisgah National Forest also provides exciting activities. This area offers camping, hiking, biking, and fishing access as well as the chance to enjoy scenic drives. Please note, some parts of the park may not always be accessible due to weather, please check with a local ranger for current conditions. It should also be noted that, due to the higher elevation in the local area, weather here can vary greatly from the rest of the state. This region does regularly experience snow during the winter season. Due to its heavy forest cover, this region is also a prime place for viewing fall colors and is a good place to spot local wildlife.


When you rent a motorhome in Banner Elk, NC, you will need a campground to park it in. As this region is so scenic, it caters to the needs of those with an RV.

Grandfather Campground is found in town and sits at the base of the locally known, Grandfather Mountain. The park is open year-round and offers full-service sites. The camp provides scenic views of the surrounding area as well as easy access to all the nearby attractions, including the local ski resorts during the snowy times of the year.

Buffalo Camp and RV Park is located in nearby Blowing Rock, around 15 miles east of Banner Elk. The camp is located just off of US 221, one of the main routes through town, so it shouldn't be hard to find. Please call for information regarding lengthy reservations or those needed during the winter season.

There are numerous campgrounds found throughout the national forest and off the Blue Ridge Parkway, including at Grandfather Mountain State Park. Many of these can accommodate RV's. Please contact the parks individually for specific information on each. Being located near an area that offers a lot of recreational opportunities, RV rental near Banner Elk is common, so it shouldn't be hard to find places to replenish your supplies.


There's so many sites to see in this part of the country! The Tweetsie Railroad is also found in Blowing Rock. This amusement park offers carnival and train rides and a petting zoo. Events are held here throughout the year, including those that feature fireworks in the summer, ghosts in the fall and Santa around Christmastime. Your luxury RV rental in Banner Elk, North Carolina will provide you with opportunities to enjoy activities throughout the local region.

Blowing Rock is a well-known rock fixture near the town that shares the same name. The site sits at an altitude of around 4000, and towers over the Johns River Gorge, more than 3000 feet below. The rock's namesake comes from the strong winds that frequent the area. Legend has it, if a person stands on the rock and throws a light object into the gorge, it will be blown back to them. (Obviously, littering, or throwing items into the gorge, is frowned upon.)

Portions of the Blue Ridge Parkway are located nearby. The entire route is over 400 miles long and traverses three states, from Virginia to Tennessee. The route offers a scenic drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains, hence the name, and provides opportunities for camping, hiking and exploring historic sites along the way. There are also numerous places to enjoy a picnic lunch or picturesque points that offer prime spots for photos.

If it’s a quiet town nestled into the Appalachians that you've been seeking, consider a camper rental in Banner Elk. Try out the local BBQ, go for a hike, and see the sites. Rent an RV in Banner Elk, NC and explore the beauty of Western North Carolina!

Popular nearby hiking trails and campgrounds

  • Hiking TrailLocation
  • Beech Mountain Ski Resort, NCPisgah National Forest, NC
  • Emerald Mountain Outback Trail, NCPisgah National Forest, NC
  • Sugar Mountain Ski Area, NCPisgah National Forest, NC
  • Profile Trail to Calloway Peak, NCPisgah National Forest, NC
  • Grandfather Mountain Trail, NCPisgah National Forest, NC
  • Mile High Swinging Bridge, NCFranklin, NC
  • Crab Orchard Falls Trail, NCBanner Elk, NC
  • Black Rock Nature Trail, NCGrandfather Mountain State Park, NC
  • Nuwati Trail, NCGrandfather Mountain State Park, NC
  • Daniel Boone Scout Trail to Calloway Peak, NCPisgah National Forest, NC

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