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Lazy Bear Lodge

The Lazy Bear Lodge is a modern mountaintop retreat with breathtaking mountain views. 


The Lazy Bear Lodge is a modern mountaintop retreat with breathtaking mountain views. 

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The Basics


A modern log cabin with five beautifully appointed guestrooms perched on a mountainside in Valle Crucis. Three rooms feature private balconies where guests can relax and enjoy the spectacular vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and valley below. The common areas enjoy the same views. The property features lovely gardens a Koi pond and is surrounded by forest with abundant wildlife and hiking trails.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Smoke-Free
  • Concierge Services
  • Adult Only
  • Eco-Friendly
  • Fireplaces
  • Cabins/Cottages
  • Mountain Retreat

In the Know

  • Drive the Blue Ridge Parkway from Moses Cone to Grandfather Mountain. Be sure to hike Rough Ridge 

  • Experience the "long" zip line course or alpine coaster at Hawksnest
  • Enjoy Music in the Park on Friday evenings in the nearby Valle Crucis Park
  • Ride a bicycle down the Virginia Creeper Trail - the rental companies haul you to the top and ride 15 scenic miles downhill

Stay for the Story

Set amidst the picturesque landscapes of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the lodge offers a serene and idyllic setting for guests to unwind and connect with nature. Enjoy a peaceful retreat after a day of outdoor adventure.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Enjoy fresh ingredients paired with a cocktail or craft beer at The Local

Vidalia has a menu centered around North Carolina products, fresh local produce, and expanded the wine list

Over Yonder tells the story of Southern Appalachian cuisine from Chef Andy Long

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

Take in the views along the Blue Ridge Parkway
Hike at Grandfather Mountain Nature Park
Shop for unique supplies, outdoor gear and more at Mast General Store

Guest Reviews

Such a wonderful place! I kind of found it by accident, while just looking around on Google. I asked a friend if they knew anything about it. They said they did not, but if we stayed there they would like to know what we thought. So I booked it, largely in order to give a report. WELL! I cannot say enough about how wonderful it is. John and Marsha...See More

- JustSomeGuy

Pictures do not do justice. Scenery is amazing. Chairs on porches overlook beautiful landscape. Breakfast was amazing and out of the ordinary. John and Marsha go above and beyond to make sure your stay is memorable.

- Miriam Ezell

Our 1st impressions of the place were "wow!" We have lived in and near Boone most of our lives and havent seen it from this view. Its absolutely stunning. The house is so very well decorated with rustic beautiful furniture. Everytime I turned around I caught myself saying, "look at this!!!". The kitchen area is beautiful. With a beautiful laid out coffee and tea bar. The house has so...See More

- Lauren Pless

We had a lovely stay at this place. Beautiful setting and views. The room was comfortable and nicely appointed. The lodge is furnished very tastefully. Delicious breakfast. Alot of nice little touches by the innkeepers. We will definitely stay here again! Had a great time.

- Jeannine Edwards

We discovered Lazy Bear Lodge a long time ago and have been coming back ever since!! It truly is my “Happy Place”!! John and Marsha go above and beyond to make your stay comfortable and restful! They are so welcoming and are full of great suggestions for where to eat or fun things to do in the area! We have stayed in every room now since we have been...See More

- Paige Jobe

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 5

Room Amenities: Air Conditioning, Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Alarm Clocks

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy:

Family Friendly: Welcomes children over the age of 12

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Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Dining Amenities: Complimentary Beverages, Complimentary Early Coffee Tea, Complimentary Snacks, Special Diets Accommodated

Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Inn Amenities: Hot Breakfast, Concierge Services, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, LGBTQI+ Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Weddings & Events Available

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Location Type: Mountains, Rural