Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast would like to welcome back Little Tweetsie Railroad for another season in Banner Elk, NC.
Little Tweetsie Railroad has been a fixture at Banner Haven for almost three years and many people have been here to enjoy the train; kids of all ages. There have been a few birthday parties and many happy children, ages 3 to 73.
Several trains have come to visit and we hope that continues this season. The track is being modified to accommodate larger locomotives. The “driveway turn” has a tight radius and some trains can derail. A slight track movement will widen that turn and allow for proper tracking of larger trains.
In addition, a late summer addition, may be a 36 foot twin-track tunnel to allow two engine to pass each other in the double track tunnel.
This will be quite an undertaking and we hope you will come enjoy the modified layout and tunnel, later this summer.
Please watch the Little Tweetsie Railroad website for details about operating dates.
Banner Haven Bed and Breakfast will offer limited accommodations to visitors. We offer a stand-alone cabin (breakfast not included) with its own small kitchen, directly beside the railroad track.
We also offer periodic availability in the main house, bed and breakfast for up to 6 people. Call for availability.
Little Tweestie Railroad has been around for several decades and has a long tradition of operation from the Carolinas and Virginia to Florida and areas in between. That tradition was begun by John Bardon and is being carried on by Greg and Amy Gardner, and their Grandson Zeb.
You will often find Zeb helping his grandfather “drive” the locomotive and many times find him riding in one of the beautiful cars, modeled after the original ET&WNC coaches from the early 1900’s.
For more information about Banner Haven B&B or Little Tweetsie Railroad, please call Greg at 980-329-8101