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

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!

awesome views, awesome people

4.8 on April 08, 2017

Mark and Anne are wonderful people. Never in your space, but always there to help. I would highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing getaway.

My happy place!!

5 on March 26, 2017

My husband and I love this place so much!! We have been coming every year for about 5 years now! Excellent food and beautiful place! We love Mark and Anne's hospitality!!

Love the Lazy Bear

5 on March 13, 2017

This is our third visit at the Lazy Bear. We love the ambience, and the owners, Mark and Ann could not be more friendly, and of course, we love the house dog, Bella. Always a wonderful experience, we will be back!!!

Romantic; Superb Experience

5 on January 19, 2017

Superb experience! Not just the room but the entire facility was clean and top notch. Every detail was thought of. We stayed for three nights and the breakfast was honestly the best I've ever had anywhere! We are so pleased with this experience...we will be back!


5 on January 04, 2017

We spent a few days with Anne, Mark and Bella during the holidays. It was a wonderful experience. The B&B is very inviting, and the companionship felt very home like and relaxing. The food was a delight. We are looking forward to returning soon!

Wonderful, relaxing get a away!

4.0 on December 19, 2016

Loved this log cabin tucked away in the mountains yet very close to town! Breakfast was delicious and staff was friendly. Very comfortable room!

Excellent stay in the mountains.

5 on December 14, 2016

The Lazy Bear Lodge has a great mountain feel with gorgeous rooms and views. We loved the little touches around the property that make it unique. Bella (their newfoundland) is beautiful, quiet and extremely friendly. Breakfast was amazing every day with 2 options, one standard and one specialty that changes daily. We have been twice now and definitely plan on returning.

Annual Christmas Tree Trip

5 on December 13, 2016

Hosts are very gracias and breakfast was cooked just right. The view from our room was remarkable and the rooms very comfortable. We have been visiting the Boone/Blowing Rock area for a number of years for our Xmas tree. We will be staying here for our next trip as this was our first stay at The Lazy Bear.

Excellent get away!!!!

5 on December 13, 2016

Friendly atmosphere and all the comforts of home. Loved Bella and the view was breathtaking. Would recommend it and I know we will make it an annual destination.

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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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Anne & Mark Winkelman

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

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