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
  • Service4.9
  • Value4.7
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.8

Great place in a Scenic Area

5 on September 13, 2017

The Lazy Bear Lodge is great place in a very scenic area. The breakfast is yummy and the rooms are very nice. I loved the gas logs in the room. It has a breathtaking view as well. Highly recommend!

Love this place!

5 on September 12, 2017

From the first turn up the drive, we knew we had made the right decision to stay at Lazy Bear. The Lodge is so charming as well as new owners John and Marsha. We stayed in the Black Bear room on the first floor, wonderful! Loved seeing the deer every day and all the birds!Both Marsha and John are fabulous in the kitchen, everything was delish! The Lodge is in a perfect location to all you want to see in the area. A great place to stay if you go to the Highland Games at Grandfather Mountain. We will want to return to this charming place!

Awesome Weekend Getaway

5 on September 06, 2017

Thank you for an absolutely wonderful weekend. You made us feel like family. You have a stunning lodge, in a perfect location, with magnificent views. We will certainly be back.

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5 on September 03, 2017

We very much enjoyed our 3-night stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge. The owners are delightful, the breakfasts are creative and delicious and the The Lodge is both beautiful and cozy. An unexpected treat for us was sitting on the spacious deck with the owners and other guests while watching the wildlife and taking in the amazing mountain views. It was a wonderful and relaxing vacation.

Lazy Bear Lodge

5 on September 02, 2017

This was our second stay at Lazy Bear. We visited there 5 years ago for our anniversary and went back this year for the same occasion. Though the owners were new, they lived up to our expectations. Lazy Bear is conveniently located to a lot of attractions we were interested in visiting. Breakfast prepared by Marsha was great on both days of our stay. All that said, one of the best things about our stay at Lazy Bear was visiting with the owners, John and Marsha on the deck in the evenings. We really enjoyed drinking a glass of wine and swapping stories. Also, because I am a very early riser, I was happy that coffee was ready by 7:00 AM. It would have been better to have had it at 5:00 AM, but I recognize I am an oddity with regard to rising on vacation.

Anniversary Retreat

5 on August 30, 2017

My husband and I stayed here for a long week-end stay celebrating our anniversary. It was our first time staying at the Lazy Bear Lodge. John and Marsha, the owners, were very welcoming, accommodating and fun to to talk to. I highly recommend staying at the Lazy Bear Lodge. We will definitely be back to visit!!

love ¿ lazy Bear Lodge

5 on August 28, 2017

Marsha and John are wonderful and welcoming innkeepers. We would and have recommend them to our family and friends

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review. Most days we just want to "pinch ourselves" living in what we call paradise. We thoroughly enjoy making our guests feel welcome as we converse on the deck, the great room or our lovely gardens. Looking forward to your return visit.

- Marsha - Owner (innkeeper)

Favorite place in the mountains

4.8 on August 19, 2017

We return each summer on the way to visiting family. It’s the perfect place to unwind and breathe. Breakfast on the deck by Marsha and staff was excellent, as always. We enjoyed Over Yonder in Valle Crucis and Sixpence Pub in Blowing Rock for meals while out.

Innkeeper Response
Looking forward to being part of your regular pilgrimage in visiting family! We love serving breakfast off our deck with spectacular views. There are so many great restaurants/chefs to choose from in the area, but Andrew Long's cuisine at Over Yonder is simply superb! Thank you for the compliment on my breakfasts.

- Marsha - Owner (innkeeper)

Incredibly Relaxing

5 on August 13, 2017

Beautiful view. Fun to observe local wildlife. Owners encouraged deer to feed below the rear decks. Also, attracted hummingbirds, woodpeckers, and other birds. Great breakfast served in the morning. Recommend staying at least 2-3 nights to fully enjoy.

Innkeeper Response
Enjoying the abundant wildlife is something many of our guests find relaxing. We encourage longer stays to enjoy all this area has to offer (hiking, equestrian activities, kayaking, biking, R&R) as well as enjoying the inn itself! Glad you enjoyed our cuisine.

- Marsha - Owner (innkeeper)

All in all delightful!

4.2 on August 06, 2017

Great stay with new innkeepers. The views are spectacular, the gardens are lovely, and the wildlife is charming!

Innkeeper Response
So happy you enjoyed our wonderful inn and all it has to offer!

- Marsha - Owner (innkeeper)

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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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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.
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John and Marsha Speer

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

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