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

Best place to stay

5 on December 03, 2017

A beautiful place to stay, host are friendly and the food amazing!

Lazy Bear Lodge

5 on November 29, 2017

We were more than happy with our 2 night stay at the Lazy Bear Lodge. It is a great location, convenient to several towns nearby. The hosts were very friendly, and offered great suggestions for things to do in the area. Breakfast was great both days.

Thanksgiving Getaway

4.2 on November 29, 2017

Came across this gem while searching This was exactly as advertised. A warm, cozy, mountain lodge feel, with great views and inviting rooms and shared spaces. Located with easy access to Valle Crucis, Banner Elk, Boone, Blowing Rock, and the ski slopes at Sugar and beech. John and Marsha were incredibly pleasant and had plenty of local tips for dining and things to do. highly recommend this place for your bed and breakfast getaway. On a side note, the private nook off the Black Bear room is a nice place to get engaged!!!!!

Calvin and Lola

4.2 on November 28, 2017

Really enjoyed our stay. Room was clean and large. View was great and the location was very good. Food was good and were able to use refrigerator. Marcia and John were very friendly. We plan on going again.

Great Getaway

3.2 on November 08, 2017

Had a great stay. If I had to picky, I might suggest having coffee available to the guests in the evening and having less fancy breakfast items.

Relaxing , Scenic Place to Stay

5 on October 08, 2017

John and Marsha made us feel like family. The location is away from hustle and bustle of Boone. The property is gorgeous, and the rooms are spacious and comfortable. We highly recommend the Lazy Bear!

Best night away from home we have ever had.

5 on October 08, 2017

The Lazy Bear lodge is a cozy home away from home. From the comfy bedrooms to the delicious breakfast, John and Marsha have created a welcoming atmosphere in this magnificent lodge. The views alone would bring us back, but the personal service we received will make us life long patrons of this lovely bed and breakfast.

Great R&R Vacation

5 on October 03, 2017

This B&B is awesome! I was looking for a special place, very close to Boone, to celebrate my birthday and we just happened to find this wonderful B&B. It is nestled in a gorgeous setting overlooking Hanging Rock Mountain, what a view! It’s a lovely log cabin with huge timbers and a rustic, comfortable space perfect for relaxing, painting, reading and getting to know other guests. The owners, Marsha and John, were awesome and could not have been more accommodating. Breakfast, each morning, was scrumptious, being served on the huge deck with a lovely Mountain View and complete with a stimulating musical ambiance. Our room was perfect, allowing a beautiful view from our private porch and the constant gentle sound of the babbling creek from our window. This is one of those special places tucked away for total r&r or easy access for nature loving seekers. It is very close to the Blue Ridge Parkway and lots of hiking trails, Linville Falls and Caverns, just minutes from the “original” Mast General Store in Valle Crusis, ie. So much to do! A wonderful find and we will be back!

Peaceful mountain retreat

4.8 on September 27, 2017

We spent a Saturday evening at the Lazy Bear Lodge. We really enjoyed the lodge and surroundings; the back deck overlooks a beautiful mountain vista. We had a very relaxing time.

The right choice!

5 on September 21, 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!

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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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