Lazy Bear Lodge

315 Lazy Bear Trail , Valle Crucis, NC 28692 USA (Show map)


Quiet and peaceful setting overlooking Valle Crucis. 5 elegant bedrooms w/fireplace or stove, some with private porches. Private bath including whirlpool and separate shower. Full breakfast with menu selections. Close to all activities. Available for parties or meetings. Wrap yourself up in a butter-soft robe and watch the sun set on the far mountain tops. Then snuggle in front of your own fire until sleep overtakes you in a bed of fine linens and lofty bed coverings. Wake to find fresh coffee waiting in the dining room and a complete assortment of breakfast foods.



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Mother-daughter getaway

5 on August 24, 2016

We had a relaxing mother-daughter getaway with another mother- daughter couple at lazy bear lodge. We were close to area attractions, shopping, and a variety of restaurants but when at the lodge we felt tucked away to enjoy the beauty of themountain. We look forward to returning!!!

Simply lovely!

5 on August 23, 2016

We stayed for two nights in the Hummingbird Room. It was wonderful, as was our view of the mountains. Breakfast was delicious, Anne the perfect host (as was Bella-resident Newf). We will definitely return!

Bar Set High For First Time B&B Experience!

5 on August 21, 2016

My husband and I spent July 10-15, 2016 at the Lazy Bear Lodge. It was our first vacation without our children in over 12 years and turned out to be the perfect choice. When looking for a vacation spot, I had only a couple of non-negotiable requirements...wherever we stayed had to be clean, quiet and relaxing. Lazy Bear fit the bill! The owners and staff could not have been more accommodating. They answered questions, offered suggestions, but were never intrusive. Their advice led us to some really wonderful adventures! The accommodations were comfortable and private. Our room had a private balcony overlooking the mountainside. Every afternoon I sat outside and quietly watched deer at the feeder below. At night we had a great time watching the flying squirrels put on a show. Breakfast was relaxing and delicious - almost always outside on the deck with incredible mountain views. To reinforce how much we enjoyed our time, as we were checking out we re-booked the same room for next July. Thank you Anne and the Lazy Bear crew - we look forward to seeing you next year!

Lazy bear

5 on August 10, 2016

Loved it all!

Peaceful Mountain Getaway

5 on August 06, 2016

Bill Thomas

Great stay at a great B&B!

4.8 on July 27, 2016

The lazy bear lodge is a beautiful bed and breakfast with a fantastic spot in the mountains. You feel like you are staying at a friend's home and are welcomed like family. We enjoyed everything about our stay: sitting on the deck enjoying our breakfast and watching the squirrels, sleeping in our comfy bed in the beautifully decorated room and swinging on the porch swing drinking a class of wine. Our host Anne was gracious and friendly. We would not hesitate to stay here again!

Excellent stay!

5 on July 27, 2016

Had an overnight stay at the Lazy Bear in an effort to escape the heat in Charlotte. I cannot offer anything but complements to the B and B as well as the owner/host Anne and her assistant. We will look forward to returning soon! BTW, their dog Bella was a real treat as well.

Great stay!

5 on July 11, 2016

So glad we found this place!

wonderful time --- again

5 on July 03, 2016

We love Ann and Mark. Breakfast is always a treat. We love the LBL

Another wonderful stay!

5 on June 26, 2016

We love this place! Anne and Mark make you feel at home. Beautiful views and a delicious breakfast make it worth the trip. We keep returning.

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Location Type



Charlotte, NC (CLT-Douglas Intl.) 100 miles

Directions to property:

From Boone Take Rt 105 South to Broadstone Rd. Turn right and proceed on Broadstone toward Valle Crucis to the Dewitt Barnett road on the right, approximately 2.2 miles. Turn right onto Dewitt Barnet Rd. Go across the wooden bridge over Watauga River and continue approximately 1 mile to the entrance to the Lodge. The entrance will be on your Left side and is marked with a street sign labeled "Lazy Bear Trail" and our business sign.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Lake, Live Music, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, Blowing Rock, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, River, Ski area

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Wedding Facilities, Wired internet , some private porches with great views

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, DVD Player, Desk, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, VCR, Videos, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Downhill Skiing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Bristol Motor Speedway, Highland Games, Art in the Park, Regional Music, Story-telling, Restaurants, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Ski rentals, Swimming, Water sports, Whitewater Rafting

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  • Check In:: 2:00-6:00
  • Check Out:: 11:00
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Outside only
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other, VISA, Mastercard, Personal checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: We ask for a deposit of 50% of the total room cost at the time you place your reservation. If you are paying by check, we will gladly hold your reservation for 10 days.
  • Cancellations: A total refund will be paid as long as you cancel 14 days prior to planned day of arrival. Less than 14 days in advance requires us to retain 20% of the total room cost. Cancellation within 24 hours of the planned arrival requires us to retain the entire deposit. At any time, if a special service has been requested, those costs may not been refunded.



Anne & Mark Winkelman

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  • Time Served: 8:30-10:00
  • Serving Location: Public porch, Dining Room