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315 Lazy Bear Trail, Valle Crucis, NC 28692   |  
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Ranked #4 of 8 Valle Crucis B&B and Inns
Clayton, North Carolina
2 reviews
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“Great B & B”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

What a great Bed and Breakfast place this is to stay. Anne and Mark have made this a wonderful retreat for those who like peace and comfort and great food. We have been here many times and we will continue to visit for many years to come. Their staff are friendly and helpful and their two dogs are so friendly and playful. Anne is very helpful with directions of places to visit, to make the most out of our stay. I would strongly recommend this place for everyone who is looking to get away from it all and the beauty of this place makes it comforting and relaxing. The rooms are spacious and comfortable. We will be back!!!
Monique & Norm

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
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  • Rooms
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  • Value
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I love staying at Lazy Bear Lodge! The owners are fantastic! Anne and Mark are warm and eager to please. They want you to feel at home. Breakfast is always delicious and in nice weather can be eaten out on the deck. Whether you're eating in the cozy dining room or out on the deck, the view of the mountains is gorgeous. I enjoy sitting on the front porch in the swing or in one of the rocking chairs and reading or just listening to the small waterfall. Sound idyllic? It is!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Arlington, VA
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163 reviews 163 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

Beautiful location and landscaped grounds. View from our balcony in the Hummingbird room was breathtaking in the morning. Pecan waffles at breakfast were SOOO good. Beds in our room had foam like cushion pillow top things. We liked this, but may be too soft for some. Inn is clean, rustic country décor, and we heard no noise from adjoining rooms. They accommodated us with a late check-in and helped us find the local coffee brewer where they get their supply from so we could pick up some beans. Just a few things kept us from really loving this place:
1) cigarette butts left from previous lodgers had not been cleaned out of the ashtray on the balcony, 2) the two giant dogs are totally friendly and chill, but they were let into the kitchen, which I'm not wild about, 3) the innkeeper is welcoming and friendly, but almost a bit too informal and casual with guests around, kinda gossipy

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Warren, Ohio
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17 reviews 17 reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

We stayed at lazy bear lodge for two nights. This b&b is perfect for anyone. Beautiful rooms,views and a great breakfast. Anne is a wonderful host and so helpful. We loved it and was sorry to leave . there's do much to do in the area, beautiful water falls,grand father mountains.

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Allentown NJ
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19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2013

We were visitng the NC mountains for our vacation and made the Lazy Bear Lodge the first stop of the trip after a 10 hour drive. We stayed on the first floor in Black Bear. The room was a very nice size and the bed was very comfortable. Lots of very nice decorative touches in the room as well as the whole Inn. The gardens, pond and view from the deck are beautiful. Loved having our own little private section of deck to sit and have coffee in the morming while viewing the wild life. Breakfast was good. Would recommend.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Parrish, Florida
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155 reviews 155 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 53 cities Reviews in 53 cities
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2013 via mobile

I don't easily give 5 star reviews, but Lazy Bear deserves one. Honestly, I can't find anything wrong with the place. My wife is not a big fan of huge dogs, but the two here, Bela and Bo, are so well behaved that they are an enhancement to the inn. Our room is spacious, clean and has a great view. Anne, the innkeeper could not be nicer or more helpful. Breakfast is great, especially if the weather is good and you can eat on the deck. I truly enjoyed viewing the deer, turkey, humming birds and flying squirrels from the deck. We will be back.

  • Stayed July 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Frankfort, KY
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2013

Beautiful settings, feels remote because is so quiet, yet close to great restaurants and fun outings. Hosts are gracious and accomodating. Rooms are extra comfortable. Everything we were looking for for a 3-day vacation!

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lazy Bear Lodge

Address: 315 Lazy Bear Trail, Valle Crucis, NC 28692
Location: United States > North Carolina > North Carolina Smoky Mountains > Valle Crucis
Amenities:
Restaurant Spa Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Valle Crucis
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The lodge is a 2-story log cabin with 5 luxurious bedrooms, large comfortable porches, long range sweeping views, and plenty of privacy. The relaxing front porch overlooks a garden and sream, and is just steps away from convenient parking. Sweeping long-range views are found from the two story living room and back porches. ... more   less 

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