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

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.

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!

Great getaway location!

5 on August 01, 2017

Our room, Lost Creek, was so quiet and had a great view with a private porch. The innkeepers were very friendly and even made a call to a nearby restaurant to get us in on a busy Friday night so we would not have to wait too long after traveling all day. We look forward to going back when we can stay longer.

Wonderful Get A Way!

5 on July 15, 2017

My husband and I stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge for our 11 anniversary. Our whole purpose was to go off somewhere and just relax. The Lazy Bear was the perfect spot for that! The wonderful at home feeling made it so easy to enjoy ourselves and the beautiful scenery. The innkeepers, Marsha and John were wonderful. Marsha even made me coffee late one evening to enjoy in the cool mountain air on the deck. I highly recommend Lazy Bear to anyone looking for a nice, friendly get a way. We will definitely be back!

Crazy.... Not to stay at the Crazy Bear Lodge ¿¿

5 on July 09, 2017

Arrived the same day as the new owners took over, John & Marsha - Met by John, he helped us with our luggage, at the same time he was moving in himself, but he still had the time for making us extremely welcome. Marsha met us with a beaming smile and made us feel like we had known her for years and showed us to our oustanding room. Very relaxed atmosphere throughout our 2 night stay, breakfast was choice and again so much avaible and could not fault it - we even ate on the deck with squirrels and birds in the background in the morning. Everything about Crazy Bear Lodge is outstanding and a must stay if in Boone at any time. A big thank you to John & Marsha for making us feel so welcome and Good Luck for the future. Ben & Bev UK

Great place up in the mountains

4.6 on June 25, 2017

We wanted to visit the mountains of NC and stayed here for our lodging. What a beautiful view from a very comfortable B&B. We had a scrumptious breakfast with the birds and the squirrels on the porch in the morning. Our room was very nice having a king sized bed, very large bathroom, and comfortable sitting chairs.

Beautiful Accomodations

4.8 on May 30, 2017

The Lazy Bear Lodge is a beautiful place to get away from everything and relax and enjoy nature. The owner's are attentive to making your stay relaxing and have great recommendations on things to see locally and wonderful places to dine

Superb stay

5 on May 24, 2017

My wife and I experienced a wonderful stay here for two nights in early May and would urge you to complete the registration you are contemplating! Anne and her staff are fantastic, and the breakfasts are as well. The lodge sits on a ridge with spectacular mountain and valley views and there are an abundance of birds and wildlife to be viewed up close from the lovely decks. The inside of the lodge and the rooms have such a warm and inviting atmosphere, full of interesting things to see and read if you just want to spend some time inside. The driveway is a bit steep and narrow for a couple on a motorcycle but manageable, and no trouble at all for a car. She even has a cute little gift shop with fun local and hand made gifts. We will return for another stay when in that area.

Welcoming, Lovely Lodge

4.8 on May 16, 2017

We stayed in the Black Bear room. It is on the main floor and has handicap access.It opens onto the small lobby and back deck. I was concerned about noise from the lobby area, but it was not a problem at all. Everything was spotless in cleanliness and lovely and tasteful in decor.The grounds are beautifully maintained and landscaped. It is a very relaxing atmosphere. The bird feeders make time on the deck fun even in the rain. Anne is gracious and very welcoming. She seems happy to be sharing her home with you.

Mountain Paradise

5 on April 18, 2017

Came here on a mother/daughter trip. It was quite magical. The hospitality was outstanding. The views of nature, including wildlife was perfect. The fresh brownies, cookies and cake were amazing. The room was beautiful and comfortable. We look forward to returning!

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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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