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

First time B&Bers—and we loved it!!

5 on February 12, 2018

Our first time at a B&B. We didn’t know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The lodge was perfect. John and Marsha were very welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed chatting with them and wish them well in their new endeavor as owners of Lazy Bear Lodge. Their hospitality and service was the best and the breakfasts were simply mouthwatering! We will be back and have decided to stay at other B&Bs on our future travels.

Wonderful getaway!

4.6 on February 09, 2018

My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Lazy Bear Lodge and were blown away by the hospitality, views, and breakfast! We loved having our own private balcony to drink our coffee on in the mornings and the breakfast was delicious. We also had a couples massage which was the best massage either one of us has had. We have been recommending our friends and family already and can't wait for our next trip back.

Winter stay ay Lazy Bear Lodge

4.4 on February 07, 2018

We've had the pleasure of visiting Lazy Bear in the past when it was under different ownership. For anyone who is in a similar situation as us, I would say to be open minded when visiting again. Breakfast is wonderful, however there are no options for what you would like as there is a set menu for each day. The owners are different from the previous owners in their interaction with the guests, but are still very pleasant and helpful. My suggestion to them would be to go above and beyond and offer to do the little things previous guests have become accustomed to, like offering to make dinner reservations at local restaurants and greeting guests warmly when they walk in the door. Let them know of the extras that are available, like the bathrobes that are hanging in the closets, handmade soaps in the bathroom, etc. With that said, the rooms, views, and lodge are still just as wonderful as they always have been and we will of course return in the future.

A Wonderful Experience

4.6 on January 20, 2018

My wife and I first stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge 8 years ago on our honeymoon. It was one of the highlights of our week, as we enjoyed a great room, friendly hosts, and a great breakfast. After 8 years, I am happy to report that the Lazy Bear Lodge is still an incredible experience. John and Marsha are both super friendly. We talked with them for over an hour this morning, just chatting about life and the lodge. They are incredible people that we look forward to seeing again. As far as the lodge itself, it is still a great place to stay. The rooms are fantastic, and really capture the rustic cabin feel. The enormous porch has fantastic views of the valley. The common room provides a great place to curl up and read next to the fire. The food is yummy. We were greeted with complimentary brownies and beverages, and the breakfast was delicious! We have only been in the winter time, but we are going to try and get back during one of the other seasons to see the gardens in their full glory. A beautiful place to stay, run by wonderful people!

Lazy Bear stay

3.4 on January 15, 2018

Nice stay. Very impressed with the impromptu new years eve celebration!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us. We enjoyed being able to provide and impromptu New Years eve meal due to everyone being snowed in. It was a wonderful experience for us to share the celebration with three other couples that night and wake up to the snowy winter scenery the next morning. We wonder what we could have done different to get a 5-star review!

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A Lazy Stay at Lazy Bear

4.2 on January 06, 2018

My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Lazy Bear. The cabin is beautiful and the views are even more amazing. Breakfast was always served promptly and was always delicious. The owners are pleasant, but are new to the whole “southern hospitality” thing. They do need to update their website to reflect the change in ownership. All in all we would definitely stay again.

Innkeeper Response
So happy you enjoyed our wonderful inn and all it has to offer! Yes, we are currently working on updating our web site this winter.

- Owners (innkeeper)

You need to visit Lazy Bear Lodge!

5 on December 27, 2017

Marsha and John (the owners) are as welcoming and accommodating as the place is beautiful. We spent an extended weekend. Food and service was excellent. Plenty to do in the area. Just a really nice quiet place to unplug and unwind. Take advantage of the onsite massage service too !

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the kind review! Yes, our area offers plenty of outdoor activities as well as quality dining experiences. Our mountain top location allows our guests to unwind, unplug and relax; and our on-site spa makes that even easier!

- Owners (innkeeper)

Best place to stay

5 on December 03, 2017

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

Innkeeper Response
We are glad you enjoyed your stay inn our beautiful lodge! One of my passions in cooking is to provide our guests with delicious cuisine they can't get at home.

- Marsha - Owner (innkeeper)

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.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for your kind review, we're so happy you were able to explore the area and find exciting things to do!

- John - Owner/Innkeeper (innkeeper)

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!!!!!

Innkeeper Response
We felt the same way when we purchased this Inn, what a gem! It is a very romantic and charming place, which is probably why we get so many couples celebrating anniversaries, honeymoons, birthdays and yes, engagements.

- Marsha - Owner/Innkeeper (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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