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

Peaceful and Relaxing B&B

3.8 on September 07, 2015

My wife and I stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge on our one year anniversary. It was exactly what we wanted a quiet relaxing B&B with friendly people and service. The inn was beautifully decorated and had amazing views on the near by mountains.

Outstanding bed and breakfast!!

5 on June 19, 2015

This is my happy place for sure!! Love this place!! Anne and Mark are great hosts and the rooms and food are exceptional!!

wonderful place to stay!

5 on May 23, 2015

Enjoyed every minute there!

Perfect doesn't come close!!!

5 on April 24, 2015

Sister escape....second time around! Definitely need a longer stay next time! I've never felt more relaxed and at home. Anne is an amazing hostess! Comfort food, cozy rooms, warm home.......once you arrive, you don't want to leave. THANK YOU! We'll be back :)

Innkeeper Response
Wow Sisters!!! You made my day. Thanks for your kind words.

Very happy with the property

4.8 on April 16, 2015

The people were wonderful, the room was very comfortable, the entire lodge was very nice. I thought the price was a little high, but it is comparable with the other properties in the area, and there was absolutely nothing wrong with the lodge. I loved how they have carved bears and stuffed bears all over the place. Every time you turn around you find another one.

Exceeded expectations

5 on April 15, 2015

We stayed three evenings and truly enjoyed our stay! The room was great, the hospitality was warm and the food delicious. We'd definitely recommend and we are seasoned B&B travelers!

Amazing Get Away

5 on April 08, 2015

We had an amazing time at Lazy Bear Lodge. Everything was super clean. Anne and Mark were super nice and made us feel right at home the moment we walkws in the door! The view was breath taking and it was close to many attractions with a short drive. We highly recommend Lazy Bear Lodge to all of our friends and family!

Bella's house

4.8 on April 03, 2015

Stayed one night in early April. Met at the front door by Bella the Newfoundland and Anne, the innkeeper and hostess. Both were wonderful features of our stay at the B&B. Orientation involves Bella performing a number of her tricks. The lodge is in a private location on the side of a mountain with breathtaking views of Appalachian scenery. The lodge is a spacious, knotty-pine mountain design, eclectically furnished, with many thoughtful details. Our room was immaculate and comfortable with a large bathroom and gas fireplace. Breakfast was excellent. Highest recommendation, but must like dogs. It is pretty hard to avoid contact with a dog the size of Bella.

Perfect Getaway!

5 on March 23, 2015

Beautiful views, beautiful lodge, delicious breakfast, very helpful and friendly owners - Anne recommended restaurants and activities, made reservations for us, and even printed out the directions to each. She was very accommodating with our allergy requirements, modifying the breakfast and snack recipes to remove all offending nuts. :-) It was a rainy and cold day, so we spent much of the day just relaxing in the living room, where we felt perfectly comfortable. Would definitely come again!

The Jone's 3rd Year!

5 on March 18, 2015

We Love, Love, Love, this Lodge! Mark and Ann are Very hospitable! Such a Peaceful, Beautiful place! No complaints! Rooms are So cozy! Breakfast, Spectacular! Highly recommend!

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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