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Mast Farm Inn, Banner Elk, NC

Mast Farm Inn

4.7
4.7
28 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
The Mast Farm Inn has been historically been open only to guests, however, this year, we've opened the doors to learn what our community wants and needs. We love seeing our neighbors chat it up with our guests.

In the farmhouse, we are thrilled to serve our neighbors the oatmeal, grits, biscuits, and French toast our guests know and love. We are currently serving fixed plates that include a starter and main course.

At the Valle Tavern "Barnyard" we offer provisions like sandwhiches, flatbreads, and draft beers from 12:00-7:00 Thursday through Sunday. Drinks served until 9:00.

Our historic Valle Tavern bar in the Farmhouse is open 4:30pm-7pm and serves the same provisions menu with sandwhiches and flatbreads. Drinks served until 9:00.

And lastly, we love serving tea! We're currently offering Tea Service on Saturdays from 12:00-3:00. Reservations preferred but not required. Sip our loose leaf teas from vintage china and nibble on some fresh English sweets.

See you soon!

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Contemporary Southern, Home cooking

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Thu–Sun 8:30 am–10:30 am Bar Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (828) 963-5857

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Cross street

    Valle Crucis

  • Parking details

    Park by the Farmhouse or at the Barn

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Experiences

  • Tea Party with Grandma's China

    $14.00 per person

    Multiple dates available
    TEA PARTY Every Saturday 12:00-3:00 in the Farmhouse. We know you love tea parties. WE love tea parties. Our loose leaf teas are served on vintage china with sugar cubes on the side. Experience a different time with our attention to detail and relax with your personal pot of tea. Personal Pot of Tea & One Sweet of the Day $8 Personal Pot of Tea & Sampler Sweet Plate $14 Sweets of the day can include Bakewell Tart, Butterscotch Brownies, Red Velvet Cookies, Scones, Carrot Cake, Caramel Brownies, and more! Our resident bakers are Ms. Velva of Matney and Chef Dominic, formerly of Eat Crow. Between them, we have a delightful and creative rotation of traditional English sweets and American favorites.
  • The Mast Family Goes Bourbon Street NYE

    $1.00 per person

    Dec 31, 2022 only
    Join the Mast Farm Inn to celebrate New Year's Eve! Here's the plan, folks: Enjoy an 8 course dinner then let the party begin! A jazz trio will play lively tunes in the Grand Dining room, the parlor will be home to casino games, and the Family Dining room will host a cigar bar & New Orleans style buskers. Ticket Options: The Charlie Parker Early Bird: $129 includes dinner, non-alc. beverages during dinner, but no party festivities. The Louie Armstrong Dinner & Dazzle: $189 per person. Includes dinner, non-alc. beverages during dinner, midnight champagne toast, and party festivities. The Miles Davis Party Hearty: $89 per person. Includes the party and midnight champagne toast. Visit our website for more details and call to book!
  • October 23, 2022 Mast Farm Inn Dinner Event

    $59.00 per person

    Oct 23, 2022 only
    We are proud to present you with our October dinner event menu. Enjoy! Course 1, Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Crispy Shallots and Balsamic Reduction. Course 2, Miso Seared Salmon with a Mushroom and Hazelnut Nut Farrotto, Roasted Baby Bok Choy, and French Curry Butter Sauce. Desert is, Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake, Allspice Custard and Vanilla Whip Cream. Menu set at $59 per person.

What 28 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Best Ambiance

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Great for Brunch

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Romantic

  • Asheville / Western North Carolina

    Vibrant Bar Scene

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  1. JC

    JohnC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was wonderful. The Inn is very relaxing and the setting was beautiful. We will be back.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed our breakfast at Mast Farm Inn. The food was tasty & our service was top notch.
  3. EH

    ErikaH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, was quick out of the kitchen. My coffee cup stayed full and if I needed anything, the servers were right on top of it.
  4. KH

    KathyH

    Charlotte

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We chose Mast Farm Inn so we wouldn’t have to drive back into Boone. The restaurant was very cozy and nice. The food was tasty. It was a 3 course dinner - salad, pork chop with risotto & asparagus and dessert. My only complaint was how expensive everything turned out to be. The cheapest glass of wine was $9.00 which is a little on the pricey side for me.. Plus for the price, it seems it would’ve been a filet or something comparable. My bill with tip was $190. If money is no object, I would definitely recommend but if you are trying to watch your spend, I would suggest somewhere else.
  5. DG

    DarrelG

    Tampa

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent and our waitress was the best. Knowledgeable about local history and was very attentive to us.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Took my daughter for her birthday and it was the best experience ever. She loved it so much she said next time we are in Banner Elk we need to eat here again. The breakfast was amazing and the service was amazing. Would highly recommend.
  7. SP

    SherriP

    Western NC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Whenever I step into the doors of Mast Farm Inn the inviting atmosphere makes me I feel like I’m getting a refreshing hug as all my cares and woes melt away. It’s a shelter from the storms of life. You feel it through the friendly server who makes you feel known and cared for, through the staff who are confident and caring in all that they do, and through the heart warming food that soothes your weary soul. Can’t wait for our next visit!
  8. M

    Mark

    Chicago

    52 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    52 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience4
    Delicious and refreshing watermelon salad. Tasty apple pie for dessert. Unremarkable main course - chicken. Friendly and efficient service.

    Mast Farm InnResponded on August 6, 2022Mark! We think this sounds like a 5 star experience! Our dinner chef and dessert chef were in a cheerful competition and you gave the dessert chef her first glance at victory as all of our other diners went on and on about how amazing the chicken was. Empty plates and to-go boxes were the story of the night as no one wanted to let a bite of that beer-can chicken go to waste. And friendly service to boot! So, while we disagree with the 3 stars, our apple pie baker isn't mad about your opinion.

  9. w

    wayner

    Charleston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really enjoyed the dining experience. Our server was exceptional. Took time to chat a little, very personable. Food was exquisite.
  10. M

    Mags

    Miami

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Went there for breakfast. Food was amazing, tasty and fresh. The service was incredible and very welcoming/warm. The venue is stunning. Highly recommend.

    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 29, 2022Thank you for the nice review! We so appreciate it when our guests take the time to let us know how we are doing. Please come see us for the July 31st event and bid July goodbye in style!

  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The filet was excellent with a generous amount of sauce that was delicious. The brownie with the peanut butter custard was decadent. The perfect meal for Father’s Day. Even though we live here full time, I feel like it is a mini vacation in the country. Service was excellent. I appreciate the follow up email from the owner, a personal touch. Looking forward to our next visit.

    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 26, 2022Thank you! See you next time! I'm making my (family famous) apple pie and buttermilk ice cream for the July 31 dinner!

  12. B

    Bubbledover

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Front desk (darling young lady whose name I’ve forgotten) and even housekeepers we encountered while touring property- all so thoughtful, helpful & cheerful. Our server Velva was delightful. I guess it would be difficult to ruin that place. We enjoyed everything! The temp sauna service is a very cool add on.

    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 11, 2022Hi, thank you so much! Our sweet front desk office read this and bubbled over with happiness! Everyone here works tremendously hard and it is a labor of love. We're so glad you felt that love. Thank you so much and we hope to see you again!

  13. EG

    ElizabethG

    Western NC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The new owners have outdone themselves with all the new features of the Inn. As a local, we were not able to enjoy the Inn as much in the past unless staying there. Now, they have opened the beautiful Valle Tavern where we can stop by for a drink, they offer breakfast and lunch for locals and host wonderful meals like the Mother’s Day brunch we went to this past weekend. The food and service were outstanding and the quaint Inn is so beautiful! We are looking forward to enjoying many more visits to the Mast Farm Inn.

    Mast Farm InnResponded on May 18, 2022Liz, I can't tell you how much this means to us to hear. Everyone working at MFI are long time locals and we worked to open the Inn so that our neighbors and friends could have a special place to enjoy. Support like this keeps us going when the going gets tough. Thank you thank you.

  14. AT

    AmyT

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience5
    Loved the unique ambiance of the seating and unique rooms. The pictures and artwork really tell a story. Wish the service matched the setting and food. Lost the finesse of the experience from the service.
  15. DB

    DBDtraveler

    Charlotte

    217 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    217 reviews

    Dined on April 17, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    We had booked this as our family’s Easter brunch thinking it would be a good variety of many choices. Instead it was a fixed menu of very limited choices. While it was very good, it just didn’t meet our expectations. But in all fairness the food was quality and delicious. Great setting.
  16. SV

    SuperV

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Mast Farm Inn is an absolute gem - whether you want a well crafted cocktail in the adorable newly renovated bar or a full blown 3 course meal for a special occasion; this is a spot in the High Country not to be missed. We started off as tourists here, even staying for our honeymoon almost 10 years ago and fell in love with the charm and the insane quality of food. It seriously is one of the best brunches I have had and I lived in Manhattan for 3 years. We are now full time residents in the area and this is our first choice for holidays, date nights or "just because" experiences. They have preserved the historic nature of the property but have also done some impressive modernization in the past year. It is the perfect blend of quaint and hip!

    Mast Farm InnResponded on June 25, 2022Thank you so much! "Quaint and hip" is the kind of poetry we wanted to write here. See you soon!

  17. KS

    KSquared

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We booked a quick weekend trip to the mountains and was able to nab an early breakfast at Mast Farm Inn. We were quickly seated towards the back and had the room to ourselves. Our food was served promptly. It was a great little adventure that we highly recommend.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Charlotte

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    The Mast Farm Inn is a jewel in Valle Crucis and now under new ownership. My wife and I visited the Inn to participate in a special Valentine’s dinner. The overall experience was impacted by a couple situations which should be corrected. Our table was next to the swinging door which leads to the kitchen. Every time a server entered or exited the door, a rush of air hit me in the back of my neck/head. The wine pairings were not served in a timely manner. The bar tender couldn’t provide a bourbon with one “rock”. The bar did not have the bourbon I ordered from the menu. The wine pairings were not the same quality as the food. We love the Inn and will return with confidence that improvements will be made.
  19. DR

    DeborahR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing valentines dinner! Food was spectacular. The house has such charm. All of the wait staff were so helpful and accommodating. Will definitely be back.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Greensboro

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, cozy environment; excellent food and service. Will be back!
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New Orleans

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great place. Go every time in town
  22. TC

    TammieC

    Atlanta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was fantastic. Loved the atmosphere and the service was great!
  23. V

    Vabu

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful food and lovely historic property and grounds. Service was personable and attentive! Loved it!!
  24. KE

    KathyE

    Tampa

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect weekend brunch! Fixed menu, relaxing, delicious, and a lovely setting. Highly recommend!
  25. SM

    SarahM

    Charlotte

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Never disappoints. After staying here before and getting married here, it’s always special to return. So excited to now be able to make reservations for brunch- Velva was amazing as always, the oatmeal is drool-worthy and I wish I could eat their quiches every single day. So lovely to stroll the gardens afterwards and enjoy the morning!
  26. K

    Kcook

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    What a great little place for weekend brunch! And if you’re lucky, Velma will be your server - she was delightful!
  27. H

    Heather

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service at the Mast Farm Inn is absolutely unmatched. Velva is the best. You will not find a better place to eat (or stay!) than this.
  28. KN

    KristyN

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Both the vegetarian and sausage quiches and Gouda grits were delicious! It is great to have a breakfast place so close to home when you want a special treat!

FAQs

Mast Farm Inn is rated 4.7 stars by 28 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Experiences are available.
Google Map for Mast Farm Inn

2543 Broadstone Rd, Banner Elk, NC 28604-9043

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Valle Crucis

  • Neighborhood

    Banner Elk

  • Hours of operation

    Breakfast Thu–Sun 8:30 am–10:30 am Bar Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–9:00 pm Afternoon Tea Sat 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Lunch Thu–Sun 12:00 pm–7:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Breakfast, Contemporary Southern, Home cooking

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Park by the Farmhouse or at the Barn

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Cash not accepted, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Weekend Brunch, Wine

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