We had a department retreat here and were not disappointed. The staff helped us select the best cabins for our small group so that we were conveniently close to each other, but not cramped in one large cabin. They were accommodating and so friendly. The meals at the onsite gourmet restaurant were exceptional. For people who like to stay in B&B but don't like the communal breakfasts, this is perfect. Every meal is in the dining rooms at individual tables.
We stayed in the farmhouse. It was clean, spacious and still felt like an 19th century farmhouse. Breakfast was to die for--delicious and filling and different every day ( out of 4). The area is great--close to Blowing Rock, Boone and the BRP. I fly fished for trout on the Watauga river, just across the street. Banner Elk is also a cool town.
My room was heavenly, the weather was ideal, the breakfast was scrumptious, only thing to add would have been a sweet muffin or pound cake to accompany the delicious coffee. Alissa was so sweet, a wonderful innkeeper!
This was the perfect lodge for us! I searched for a B & B that would be tucked away in the mountains of NC. The cost was excellent, especially compared to the price of B & B's in Blowing Rock, NC. This 10 year old "rustic and elegant" lodge was a welcome change from the fussy Victorian B & B's in which we have stayed. The lovely landscaping, perennials, front garden walk, Koi Pond, and Bella, the dog, on the spacious front porch were all very welcoming. Our bedroom and bathroom were both very large and very clean. The bedding was very comfortable. The bathroom had both a shower and a Jacuzzi tub. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. I especially appreciated the soft, soothing, lovely music that I could hear in the communal rooms, where we enjoyed reading. The breakfast food was delicious and the service was excellent: we enjoyed al fresco breakfast dining, on the balcony deck, lingering to enjoy the view of the mountains and the sound of the songbirds and hummers. In the evening, we viewed deer and wild turkey. We will definitely return to the Lazy Bear Lodge!
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and this turned out to be one of the nicest and most peaceful and we have found near Boone, and all at a great price! The owners made us feel like family, the rooms were exceptional, and the surroundings were tranquil. We woke daily to a great meal, wonderful coffee, and wildlife right outside of our door! You can't go wrong by staying at Lazy Bear Lodge!
Extremely well run B&B: spotless, homey, beautiful decor and details. Great hosts! Wonderful time meeting other guests over splendid breakfast. Beautiful grounds to explore, with fabulous flowers and foliage. Hope to return!
We stayed in a lovely cottage on this wooded property located at the edge of Boone. Our host gave us a complete orientation to the place and showed us where we could find snacks and drinks. The breakfast was wonderful. Would definitely recommend this B&B!
My husband and I recently stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge and are in love with the place! If you enjoy nature, wildlife, water features, outdoor spaces to relax, delicious food, rustic elegance and comfort, you'll love the Lazy Bear Lodge too! The warm pound cake and cookies before bedtime were an added bonus! It's an amazing place nestled on the side of a mountain with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our single regret is that we were only able to stay one night. It's at the top of our list and we can't wait to return! G & R from Texas
This was our first stay at a B&B. Now we can't wait to go again! No more hotels! The owners of the Lazy Bear Lodge are amazing! I don't know if other B&Bs are the as good, but I will always be comparing to this one. We LOVED staying there! The setting, the food, the wildlife, the hosts - all made our stay wonderful! We will for sure go back again to the Lazy Bear!!! Judy and Joe
We loved our stay! I have food allergies and they prepared the most wonderful breakfast! The flowers are amazing and it's just beautiful! Excellent service. I can't say enough! It's also close enough to walk to ASU games.
This was our second stay at the Lazy Bear. This time we brought our 18 yo son with us. We all enjoyed our time sitting on the back porch looking at the views and watching the birds and the flying squirrels. The breakfasts are hearty and delicious and the hosts, Mark and Anne, are so gracious. And, of course, we love playing with Bella, the B&B dog!
Stayed for a second time and still a wonderful retreat! The rooms, breakfast, wildlife and on-site store are great. Also, close to lots of NC fun. Would gladly stay here again in the future.
We loved staying at the Lovill House Inn! Everything was perfect and clean and the bed was very comfortable. Scott and Anne are wonderful hosts and were able to alter my breakfast each day to meet my vegan diet. We loved how close to town we were while feeling like we were in a private mountain retreat. Highly recommended!!!!
The Innkeepers are experienced in their art and are wonderful hosts. The Inn is warm and inviting, the rooms are solid. Breakfasts are outstanding, and local dining is varied and delightful. I would recommend the Lovill House Inn anytime ones travels take them to this area.
This was our second stay at the Mast Farm Inn, an old home surrounded by cottages. We stayed in the Gazebo Cabin, a rustic structure with modern amenities and lots of room. The Inn takes that second "B" in B & B quite seriously, offering up a gourmet breakfast in true Southern style. We will definitely return.
There are certain measures of hospitality, service, amenities, cleanliness, etc., that you come to expect from a place you stay, but it is so rare to find a gem such as this, that truly exceeds them in every way. We stayed in the Loom House, which was such a wonderful treat. While it may be the oldest inhabitable log cabin in the state, they have attended to every detail to ensure it is also comfy, inviting, CLEAN, and cozy. The personalized notes waiting for us upon arrival -- and left on our bed each afternoon -- as well as the personalized menus! -- are such nice mementos, and just an example of the types of individualized attention to detail that you will receive here at the Inn. We couldn't recommend them more.
Our new favorite B&B in the mountains! The rooms were clean and very comfortable, breakfast was delicious and the view was beautiful. Anne (and Bella) are gracious hosts and make you feel right at home. And the flying squirrels were a real treat! We have already made plans to return.
Anne and Scott were wonderful, and their inn is a beautiful gem! Our room was very comfortable, and they had taken pains to find restaurants to recommend for our dinner (we arrived at dinner time); as well as activities for the next day. I was very impressed with the level of service--and our delicious breakfast the next morning! We really had a lovely time. The grounds are also beautiful.
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!!!
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!
My husband and I recently stayed in the Gazebo Cottage for a weekend to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. The Inn far exceeded our expectations! Our little cottage was perfect--spacious but cozy, with every detail well-thought-out. Loved that the coffee bar included regular and decaf coffee, filters, multiple types of sweeteners, and even REAL half-and-half in the mini fridge! The little details made our stay so comfortable and special! But by far the most amazing part of our stay was the FOOD. It's in a class by itself. We not only enjoyed two unbelievable breakfasts (included with our stay), but also chose to have dinner one night in the Inn restaurant, Simplicity. Everything is made in house, using a multitude of fresh ingredients from the Inn garden. We are foodies, and we can honestly say our dinner was one of the finest meals we have ever eaten! I highly recommend a stay at The Mast Farm Inn!
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!
Where do I begin…..We loved every aspect of the Mast Farm Inn. It was exactly the kind of wedding we wanted and more then what we imagined it would be. It was intimate and beautiful. The food was personal and amazing. The house, cottages and the surrounding gardens were peaceful and surreal. We will be back to the Mast Farm Inn and hope others get to enjoy their quality time together at such a wonderful place as the Mast Farm. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts Danielle, Lorraine and Michelle Lyerly Photography. Sincerely, JT and Rhiannon Blair
This was a spur-of-the-moment trip for us. Have driven past the Mast Farm Inn many times and thought "wouldn't it be cool to stay there?!?" So, we were thrilled to find that they had an opening for us. I love history and enjoyed reading the history of the house and farm. Absolutely loved our little third floor (converted attic) room. We especially appreciated that everything was SO very clean. The staff was exceptionally kind and seemed genuinely friendly ... even seemed appreciative that we came - sure don't find that much anymore these days. Highly recommended.