We had a department retreat here and were not disappointed. The staff helped us select the best cabins for our small group so that we were conveniently close to each other, but not cramped in one large cabin. They were accommodating and so friendly. The meals at the onsite gourmet restaurant were exceptional. For people who like to stay in B&B but don't like the communal breakfasts, this is perfect. Every meal is in the dining rooms at individual tables.
We stayed in the farmhouse. It was clean, spacious and still felt like an 19th century farmhouse. Breakfast was to die for--delicious and filling and different every day ( out of 4). The area is great--close to Blowing Rock, Boone and the BRP. I fly fished for trout on the Watauga river, just across the street. Banner Elk is also a cool town.
My room was heavenly, the weather was ideal, the breakfast was scrumptious, only thing to add would have been a sweet muffin or pound cake to accompany the delicious coffee. Alissa was so sweet, a wonderful innkeeper!
We had a very nice stay here at the Taylor house. Tessa and Bernard were great hosts! We stayed in the "flower cottage" and was perfect. It was a little more private, as it is separate from the main house (but only a few steps away).
This was the perfect lodge for us! I searched for a B & B that would be tucked away in the mountains of NC. The cost was excellent, especially compared to the price of B & B's in Blowing Rock, NC. This 10 year old "rustic and elegant" lodge was a welcome change from the fussy Victorian B & B's in which we have stayed. The lovely landscaping, perennials, front garden walk, Koi Pond, and Bella, the dog, on the spacious front porch were all very welcoming. Our bedroom and bathroom were both very large and very clean. The bedding was very comfortable. The bathroom had both a shower and a Jacuzzi tub. The staff was very attentive and accommodating. I especially appreciated the soft, soothing, lovely music that I could hear in the communal rooms, where we enjoyed reading. The breakfast food was delicious and the service was excellent: we enjoyed al fresco breakfast dining, on the balcony deck, lingering to enjoy the view of the mountains and the sound of the songbirds and hummers. In the evening, we viewed deer and wild turkey. We will definitely return to the Lazy Bear Lodge!
My husband and I were celebrating our anniversary and this turned out to be one of the nicest and most peaceful and we have found near Boone, and all at a great price! The owners made us feel like family, the rooms were exceptional, and the surroundings were tranquil. We woke daily to a great meal, wonderful coffee, and wildlife right outside of our door! You can't go wrong by staying at Lazy Bear Lodge!
We stayed in the little room which was very comfortable. The breakfast in the main house was great and the table layout for the meal was outstanding. Our host and hostess were very friendly and helpful. I would stay in the main house if return to the area again.
My husband and I recently stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge and are in love with the place! If you enjoy nature, wildlife, water features, outdoor spaces to relax, delicious food, rustic elegance and comfort, you'll love the Lazy Bear Lodge too! The warm pound cake and cookies before bedtime were an added bonus! It's an amazing place nestled on the side of a mountain with amazing views of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Our single regret is that we were only able to stay one night. It's at the top of our list and we can't wait to return! G & R from Texas
This was our first stay at a B&B. Now we can't wait to go again! No more hotels! The owners of the Lazy Bear Lodge are amazing! I don't know if other B&Bs are the as good, but I will always be comparing to this one. We LOVED staying there! The setting, the food, the wildlife, the hosts - all made our stay wonderful! We will for sure go back again to the Lazy Bear!!! Judy and Joe
This was our second stay at the Lazy Bear. This time we brought our 18 yo son with us. We all enjoyed our time sitting on the back porch looking at the views and watching the birds and the flying squirrels. The breakfasts are hearty and delicious and the hosts, Mark and Anne, are so gracious. And, of course, we love playing with Bella, the B&B dog!
Stayed for a second time and still a wonderful retreat! The rooms, breakfast, wildlife and on-site store are great. Also, close to lots of NC fun. Would gladly stay here again in the future.