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

Charming and Peaceful

4.0 on May 01, 2016

This is a great inn ensconced in a beautiful, and whimsical, setting. Our room was lovely. Sitting on the deck watching the birds was a delight!

Awesome getaway weeknd

4.6 on March 09, 2016

This is our 3rd visit to Lazy Bear and it only gets better. Their attention to detail is second to none and their hospitality is out of this world. Anne and Mark go out of their way to make guests feel welcome and comfortable. They are there to answer any questions you may have and are quick to offer outstanding dinner ideas. They are amazing cooks and their specialty stuffed French toast is to die for. We highly recommend a couples massage too! Gorgeous views and a relaxing atmosphere make Lazy Bear awesome! We will be back!

a romantic weekend away

5 on March 02, 2016

We couldn't have asked for a more enjoyable weekend getaway. Anne helped me find a wonderful restaurant to go to that night and I'd wanted to do a little something extra to make it special and she made dark chocolate covered strawberries for me and provided a delightful champagne to accompany them. The view from the room was outstanding and we loved having our own private balcony to enjoy it from. We loved it there so much we already made reservations to go back in October.

Lazy Bear very relaxing

5 on March 02, 2016

Our stay was as wonderful as the last time. The food at Lazy Bear is excellent. When you stay ask for the stuffed French toast. The rooms are cozy. This was our second stay. The first was in summer. This time we stayed in winter. Both times we found fun things to do in the local area. We highly recommend a stay with Ann and Mark.

Great Place to Celebrate 42 Years of Marital Bliss!!

5 on February 16, 2016

The bride and I needed a trip away to celebrate 42 years together. I booked the Lazy Bear from looking around the Boone, NC area on the web. My wife and I get tired of paying $100+ for hotels only to find them not-so-clean and noisy, so I opted for a B&B. We've had better luck with B&Bs, but you can book a dog there also. We found the Lazy Bear clean, quiet and everything we were looking for. The setting is beautiful, stuck on the side of a hill overlooking the valley. It snowed everyday we were there, and we loved it!!! Anne was friendly and helpful in providing us with local attractions and places to visit. Her breakfast meals were outstanding.! We would highly recommend staying at the Lazy Bear!!!!

Little piece of heaven on earth

5 on February 10, 2016

Lazy Bear was everything we could have asked for and more! The owners both have a servants heart and are there to make your stay as relaxing as possible. The view will take your breath away, tucked back on top of its own mountain side. The food was delicious and their coffee, cookie and brownie bar was amazing too. I can't say enough about this place, it was absolutely amazing.

Weekend at Lazy Bear

5 on February 03, 2016

A wonderful place to stay. The owners are the best treat you like family. The lodge has some of the best sunsets you will see.

Cozy B&B

4.8 on February 02, 2016

Anne, Mark, and Bella are so welcoming. Super comfortable beds, on-site spa treatments, and awesome breakfast are just a few of the reasons our stay at The Lazy Bear Lodge was so wonderful. Thank you for a romantic weekend, we will be coming back!

Absolutely wonderful

5 on January 17, 2016

We stayed at Lazy Bear Lodge in the Lost Creek room for 2 wonderful nights mid-week. Driving into town we had some car trouble and when we arrived Anne was so great, helping us get some food in at the Lodge so we wouldn't have to drive the car in the dark and setting us up with someone to look at the car the following day. Our room was beautiful and cozy with gorgeous views of the mountains. The bed was very comfortable. Breakfast was made-to-order and perfectly cooked. The common areas are just as cozy and well furnished. We really could not have asked for anything more from our stay.We really felt right at home. Anne is a friendly, caring, helpful host who really went above and beyond to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

Best B&B

5 on January 11, 2016

Best B&B in the mountains. Best host great views.

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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