The Barn at Cornerstone


Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge would like to introduce The Barn at Cornerstone. An event/wedding venue that was built by the owners, Ray and Kim Schrader. We are take reservations and are booking up quickly.

*Gorgeous 1,700 square foot barn to fit up to 175 people

*Outdoor Covered Pavilion

*Dance Floor

*Catering Kitchen with Separate Entrance

The Barn at Cornerstone

*18 Foot Open Beamed Ceilings

*Covered Porch on Both Sides

* Two Restrooms

*Friday- Sunday Rental (you get the venue for the whole weekend)

*Bring Your Own Vendors or You Can Pick From Our List

*Bring Your Own Beer/ Wine/ Or Liquor (liquor requires license)

Welcome to the wedding capital of the Blue Ridge! The High Country provides a spectacular backdrop for mountain weddings and Cornerstone Cabins are perfectly located in Banner Elk. Our cabins can accommodate wedding parties and provide family and guest lodging. We can host small ceremonies as well – making us a great choice for your Banner Elk wedding.

Couples love the seasonal mountain flora and fauna. The spring, summer and fall are popular wedding times, and snowflake weddings in the winter can be especially beautiful. If you are looking for a quiet, private place to host your ceremony and guests, or would like to elope to the mountains, book our Banner Elk cabins.

We feature 4 idyllic and perfectly located Banner Elk rentals aptly named Love, Hope, Faith, Cottage and we feature a spacious, luxury mountain lodge that you can rent as well for High Country mountain weddings.

Please contact us at to schedule a tour of our venue!

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Pet Friendly Vacation Rentals

Welcome all the furry friends to Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge  in Banner Elk, NC. We are pet friendly as pet friendly can get. Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge loves your animals just as much as you do. To bring a pet with you to Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge, we do require just a couple things from you and your pet.



We charge $25.00 per a pet for the first day and then $10.00 per pet for each additional day


We Ask:

-That you please pick up after your pet uses the bathroom.

-Keep your pets on leashes when other people are around.


We Provide:

-Dog waste bags (used for picking up after your pet)

-A goodie bag for the pet to enjoy their stay.

-Dog treats



“Every animal needs a vacation in the beautiful mountains of Banner Elk, NC”

“Bring Them with You”

Biltmore Estates Asheville, NC

Come stay at Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge and check out the Biltmore Estates in Asheville, NC. The Biltmore Estates is located 90 minutes from our property.

The tickets are $59.00 for adults and $29.50 for youth between 10-16. There is also a reduced price for guest who have limited mobility.

The luxurious family home of George and Edith Vanderbilt is a marvel of elegance and charm, as magnificent today as it was more than a century ago. Your self-guided house visit spans three floors and the basement. You’ll see displays of vintage clothing, accessories, art, furniture, and more that tell stories and illustrate the lives of the Vanderbilt family, their guests, and employees.

Get a close look at original art by Pierre-Auguste Renoir and John Singer Sargent. Marvel at magnificent 16th century tapestries, a Library with 10,000 volumes, a Banquet Hall with a 70-foot ceiling, 65 fireplaces, an indoor pool, and a bowling alley. Almost all of the priceless objects that you see throughout the house are from George and Edith Vanderbilt’s original collection.

Your self-guided visit is included in estate admission. An in-depth audio guide and guided specialty tours are also available at additional cost.



Woolly Worm Festival

Its almost that time of year again where thousand of people will gather together to race woolly worms and predict the weather for 2016/2017. This year is the 39th Annual Woolly Worm Festival which will be held October 15-16th.


Adults- $ 5.00

Children- $ 3.00 (6-12 years old)

5 and under are Free

** Note: they only accept Cash at the Gate but there will be ATMs located in the area. No pets are allowed inside the Festival unless they are service animals.**

If you have any other questions regarding the Woolly Worm Festival, please contact them at (828)-898-5605 or visit their website at


If you are interested in making a reservation for Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge for October 15-16th, please contact us to see if we have any availabilities or you can check our calendars.


Labor Day in Banner Elk

Its almost that time of year again when the leave start the change color and the weather starts to get cooler. Labor day is right around the corner. When visiting Banner Elk, North Carolina there are a couple things to enjoy on Labor Day.

Labor Day Art On The Greene

Show times: Saturday, September 5th, 2015 10:00am to 5:00pm & Sunday September 6th 11:00am to 4:00pm



Wildcat Lake

Grandfather Home for Children’s Wildcat Lake is open for the Summer. Wildcat Lake is a place where you can swim, play in the sand, canoe, fish, and much more. Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge is located 3.3 miles or  8 minutes from Wildcat Lake.

The hours for Wildcat Lake:

Saturday May 23, from 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sunday May 24, from 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Wildcat Lake will only be open on the weekends starting May 23rd, 2015 to June 15th, 2015.

After June 15th, Wildcat Lake will be open everyday:

Monday thru Saturday 11:00 am to 6:00 pm
Sundays 1:00 pm to 6:00 pm.

If you would like more information about Wildcat Lake, you can visit their Facebook Page at:

We hope you enjoy your stay at Cornerstone Cabins & Lodge!!