2019 Grandfather Mountain GS&LW: Directions

GFM GS&LW LogoDirections to Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk, NC

From Johnson City, Tennessee, and the Tri-Cities Airport area:

Take 321 northeast from Johnson City to Elizabethton. Continue east on 19E across the state line to Elk Park, NC. At Elk Park, go left on 194 to Banner Elk. As you come to the top of the hill and enter Banner Elk, Lees-McRae College is on your right. Total driving time: approx. 1 hour.

From Charlotte Douglas International Airport:

Take I-485 to I-85 West. Take I-85 to 321 North.Follow 321 through Hickory & Lenoir to Boone. At Boone, turn left onto Rte. 105 at large intersection. Take Rte. 105 approximately 15 miles and turn right at traffic light onto Rte 184 (Tynecastle Hwy). Rte 184 ends at Rte 194 in Banner Elk. Turn left. Lees-McRae College is on the left.

From Rte. 421, Boone, NC:

Take Rte. 105 South approximately 15 miles. Turn right at stoplight onto Rte. 184 (Tynecastle Hwy.) Rte.184 ends at Rte. 194. Turn left. Lees McRae College is on the left.

From Rte. 221, Linville, NC:

Take Rte. 105 North and turn left at stoplight onto Rte. 184 (Tynecastle Hwy.) Rte.184 ends at Rte. 194. Turn left. Lees McRae College is on the left.

***Banner Elk is a small town and you should have no trouble finding the college and the dorm. There will be signs.