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

A Beautiful Experience!

5 on May 22, 2018

My husband and I recently stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge for a glorious weekend in the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. This is by far one of the best experiences we have ever had with a bed and breakfast. It was absolutely perfect. The lodge was nestled on a mountain with stunning views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Everything about our weekend was priceless. Our room was quite spacious with a huge bathroom and jacuzzi tub. The sheets and pillows were so soft and comfortable. Our room overlooked a gently flowing brook and the sounds were lovely and peaceful. Marsha and John were amazing hosts. We did not want to leave! And - I can't say enough about the delicious breakfasts - Marsha and John are excellent cooks. We would give this wonderful bed and breakfast a 10 star rating if we could. Please check it out - you will not regret your decision.

We love Lazy Bear Lodge!

4.8 on May 11, 2018

My husband and I planned a one night stay but extended it another day once we had arrived and were met by John and Marsha and saw what a lovely home Lazy Bear Lodge is and the beautiful mountains it is set in. We plan to come back again next year to catch all the flowers and trees blooming.

Anniversary Weekend

5 on April 26, 2018

My wife and I were celebrating our 28th Wedding anniversary. John and Marsha were not only gracious hosts, but extremely wonderful people that we thoroughly enjoyed talking to. The flower arrangement with a card for my wife that John helped with to the bottle of champagne was so thoughtful. Every recommendation whether for dining out or places of interest, they were very well versed. Their breakfast menu was absolutely impeccable and the room was great,especially being able to sit out on the deck and enjoy God's creation just outside of our door. We stayed 3 nights and almost cried when we had to leave. We highly recommend The Lazy Bear Lodge and we will return again. We only hope to stay longer the next time. Thank you Marsha and John for an absolutely awesome time. If you don't book this place, you have missed the stay of a lifetime! Mickey and Lynn Stephenson

Anniversary Stay.

5 on April 25, 2018

Great place to stay. John and Marsha are very accommodating. The room was great and the breakfasts were awesome. Our whole experience was great. Look forward to staying there again in the future.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you chose our B&B to celebrate your Anniversary and that you had a memorable experience. Thank you for your kind review. We do hope you return!

- John - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Wonderful B&B

5 on April 16, 2018

It was our first time at a B&B and we were pleasantly surprised at how warm and welcoming the Lazy Bear was! Marsha and John are wonderful and made us feel right at home. We really enjoyed our stay and would recommend to anyone!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to share your kind review.

- John - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Great time

4.6 on April 14, 2018

Had a wonderful time at Lazy Bear Lodge. John and Marsha were amazing. Marsha’s breakfast was delicious and the conversation with others was wonderful. Great time and the scenery was breathtaking. Thank you.

Innkeeper Response
We are so happy you had a wonderful time at our B&B. Thank you for your kind review.

- John - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

Relaxing B&B with great mountain view.

3.0 on April 11, 2018

Beautiful wrap around porch with great seating. Abundunt wildlife, beautiful scenic view. Close to everything.

Innkeeper Response
We are happy you enjoyed the facility but wonder why we only received a rating of 3. Wish we had more feedback to understand what we could have done better to receive a 5 star review.

- John - Innkeeper (innkeeper)

A treat for the mind, body, and soul!

4.2 on March 20, 2018

The location in nature was wonderful, but due to our short stay (due to a family funeral) we weren't able to take advantage of getting to enjoy the outdoors. The interior had everything one would want, and tastefully decorated with interesting furnishings. The only down side for us was the shower which would only produce cold water! My husband is mechanically inclined, and even he couldn't determine what the issue was. We did have hot water elsewhere in the bathroom, so that was a mystery. I know you can't have pillows for each person's likes, but we did find the ones on our bed a bit too flat for our preferences. Kathy Hopson

Innkeeper Response
We our so happy you enjoyed our location in the woods on a mountaintop. Unfortunately we were out-of-town during your stay (which is rare!). Had we been here we would have explained we have a tankless hot water system that can take 30 to 60 seconds for the shower(s) to heat up. The beauty of this system is we never run out of hot water even with a house full of guests using our Jacuzzi tubs. We did check your room after reading this review and found it to be operating just fine (we waited about 40 seconds). Also, we do store different pillows in the room closets, however our Assistant must not have pointed this out. We do hope you return and give us a second chance to make your stay comfortable.

- John (Innkeeper)

Our Lazy Bear Lidge stay

5 on March 16, 2018

Lazy Bear Lidge totally exceeded our expectations! The views are breathtaking. The landscape is very nice even in winter. Cannot wait to see it one day during the spring and summer. The room was amazing! I enjoyed the whirlpool tub and having the gas fireplace in the room was so nice! John and Marsha are wonderful inn keepers!! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Absolutely recommend the beautiful B&B. And, how could I forget, the breakfast was so delicious. Thank you for a wonderful stay!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to right such a kind review. As Innkeepers, receiving such positive feedback is very rewarding as our mission is to insure all our guests have a memorable and comfortable stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge!

- John (Innkeeper)

Fantastic B&B

5 on March 12, 2018

This was our first stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge. We had a wonderful time. The views were incredible. Breakfast was delicious and every detail was thought of. We will be returning for sure.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review. We do hope you return!

- John (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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