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Lazy Bear Lodge

315 Lazy Bear Trail , Valle Crucis, NC 28692 USA (Show map)
274 Reviews
$159 - $179
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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
  • Dining4.8

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Great Place!

5 on December 12, 2014

First time at a Bed and Breakfast. Excellent experience. Everything was so cozy and Anne and Mark could not have been any more pleasant and helpful.

Quiet peaceful stay

3.6 on December 05, 2014

We were warmly welcomed by the owner and her two dogs! That night a special treat - one of the best homemade biscuits I've ever had! What we really liked was not having to come to breakfast at a certain time and having our own table (not keen on eating with strangers).

great weekend

5 on November 23, 2014

The accommodations were great and so were the host. Could not have asked for a better time

Wonderful place to make memories

4.6 on November 20, 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Lazy Bear Lodge. The rooms were amazing and overall experience was wonderful. Loved the jacuzzi tub and fireplace in the rooms. Great recommendation for dinner at Casa Rustica. We loved the dogs, just wished they weren't allowed in the dining room/kitchen area. Other than that, no complaints at all, it was absolutely perfect. Gorgeous view of the mountains as well. Very romantic place to get engaged as we did! (: We would love to go back!

Lazy Bear Lodge Rocks

5 on November 19, 2014

My wife and I decided to take a weekend trip to the Boone area. The Lazy Bear Lodge transformed our trip from good to great. From the moment we got out of our car we were smitten with this place. Two happy friendly dogs greeted us at the door, the receptionist gave us a through tour of the cabin and amenities, and the owners helped us pick a dinner spot. Wonderful room with a huge bed, fireplace, and great view it was completely relaxing. Breakfast in the morning was great too and the staff overly friendly. Loved this place and will go back again next time we visit Boone.

Lazy Bear leisure

5 on November 13, 2014

A wonderful experience, Anne our inkeeper was helpful, fun, and a nee friend. The lodge is rustic, the breakfasts hearty, and the atmosphere relaxing. We loved it..

Our Finest B&B Experience!

5 on November 09, 2014

We were delighted by our three night stay at Lazy Bear Lodge. The setting is beyond beautiful, situated in the mountains outside of Boone, NC. The accommodations, service, and food were attractive, upscale, and comfortable. The hostess was available to respond to individual requests, give directions to area attractions, and help make dining choices. Bo and Bela added to the ambience! We would love to visit again in the future.

Beautiful Mountain Getaway!

5 on November 07, 2014

We love this B&B hands down! Great location in the beautiful area of Valle Crucis near the original Mast General Store up a climbing winding driveway that ends at a fabulous lodge beautifully decorated with a rustic mountain touches. The views from everywhere on this property are breathtaking, and the lovely owners are more than accommodating. We stayed in the Black Bear suite on the main floor which was very spacious, beautifully appointed decor, stove fireplace, and a sliding glass window to a deck with amazing vistas. We highly recommend and will stay there again.

Anniversary Weekend at the Lazy Bear

4.4 on October 29, 2014

We had a wonderful weekend at the Lazy Bear Lodge, and in the High Country. This was my first stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge, and my first trip to the High Country of N. C. Hopefully, it will not be our last. We look forward to coming back.

Loved the Lazy Bear!

5 on October 16, 2014

Anne and Mark are excellent hosts with a wonderful home. Loved every minute of our stay!

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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

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Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Conference Rooms, Copier, In-room internet, Fax Machine, Internet Service, Library, Wedding Facilities , 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


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

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