From Florida (East Coast):
Take I-95N until intersection ofI-26 in South Carolina. Go on I-26 until intersecting I-85 (near Spartanburg). Continue on I-85 for approximately 7 miles until you come to the US 221 exit (Chesnee exit). Take 221 North towards Linville, North Carolina. In Linville, take US 105 North for approximately 5 miles. Intersect US 184 North (left turn) for approximately 5 miles, which brings you into Banner Elk. At the traffic light take a left, continuing on 184N, go about 2 tenths of a mile and veer off to the right (184N continued). Start up the mountain and go about 3.5 miles until you crest the mountain. At the Pinnacle Inn sign, take a right onto Elderberry Ridge Road. Follow the road back and bear left at the next sign.
From Florida (West Coast):
Take I-75 North to Atlanta. Follow directions below from Atlanta.
Take I-85 North to Spartanburg, South Carolina. Just beyond Spartanburg take the US 221 exit. Follow US 221N until Linville, North Carolina. See directions above from Linville.
Take I-77 North to I-40 at Statesville, North Carolina. Continue on I-40 West towards Hickory. Near Hickory, take US 321 North to Boone, North Carolina. In Boone, turn left onto US 105 South. Take 105 for about 12 miles, and then at the traffic light turn right onto 184 North. Follow 184N approximately 5 miles, which brings you into Banner Elk. See directions from Banner Elk above.
Take I-40 West to Winston-Salem, and then take US 421 North to Wilkesboro. Continue on 421N into Boone. See directions above from Boone.
Take I-81 South (to Abingdon) to US 58 South (to Damascus) to VA 91 South to Mountain City, TN. Intersect US 421 South to Boone, NC. See directions above from Boone.
Take I-40 East to I-81 North to I-26 South (Johnson City) to Tennessee 67 East (go through Elizabethton) to US 321S and 19E (to Roan Mountain). Take 19E until you cross the state line, and then take a left onto US 194 North just past Elk Park, North Carolina. Take a left turn onto 184N when it intersects with 194N. Follow directions to top of the mountain.