Black Bear Lodge

  • BEDROOMS: 4 ......... SLEEPS: 8-12
    BATHS: 3.5 ................. SQ. FT.: 3,213
    This custom home is one of our most popular, with stunning long-range views across the mountains to be enjoyed while soaking in the hot tub or from the firepit area on the deck beside the home.  Inside enjoy the especially well-outfitted kitchen, central AC, wood-burning fireplace, pool table, foosball and flat screen tvs.  All this and more awaits you in a lovely Valle Crucis setting, convenient to most area attractions and events.

    Main level: Master with king and full bath with walk-in tiled shower; powder room
    Upper level: Second master with queen and full bath with airjet tub and walk-in shower
    Lower level: Third bedroom with queen, fourth bedroom with twin bunk and second bunk with twin on top, double beneath and there is even a twin trundle that pulls out as well; third full bath


    What an amazing week. We vacationed with our 2 children at Black Bear Lodge and could not have been happier. Our only disappointment was that we did not book the cabin for 2 weeks. Every detail was impeccable...furnishings, linens, kitchen amenities, location. But the best part was the view. We had our breath taken away when we saw it upon our arrival.

    Wow! From the moment we arrived, we were blown away! What an amazing location and view. The house was gorgeous and the attention to detail makes this an amazing place to stay. We have been coming to this area for 12 years, every summer, and have stayed in many nice homes and cabins. Black Bear Lodge, with the detail, the hospitality, the view and the down home feeling - is at the top of the list. We especially enjoyed walking in and popping the cork on the nice bottle of wine to celebrate our arrival - very nice touch! Thank you, we will be back!

    Black Bear Lodge - Valle Crucis NC

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    Black Bear Lodge is a 3800+ square foot knotty pine paneled log cabin, comprising two main floors and a loft. It was completed in the fall of 2008 and welcomed its first guests in December 2008. It sits at an elevation of approximately 4000’ and, from virtually every room, has unsurpassed and unobstructed majestic views of the mountain ranges and valleys as far away as forty miles to the north.

    The main floor contains the spacious post-and-beam Great Room with soaring ceilings, a window wall open to the wrap-around covered deck overlooking the distant mountains, a wood-burning stone fireplace, game table, and a cozy sitting area for the wall-mounted 46” flat screen HDTV with a six speaker Blueray surround sound system for BDs, DVDs or CDs as well as an Ipod docking station to play your personal music collection. Just off the great room is the commodious gourmet kitchen with honed granite counter tops, abundant cabinet space and top-of-the-line built in stainless appliances, including a four burner gas cook top and oven, and a large prep island with built-in microwave and additional seating. The adjacent dining room was designed to seat eight comfortably around a large oak farm table. From the kitchen, you can enter the windowed laundry room with modern front-loading washer and dryer. Also on the main floor is a powder room and a very large master bedroom with king bed, private en suite master bath, raised pine ceiling and direct access to the covered back deck.

    Imagine yourself resting comfortably in the softness of the cushions in the great room, your favorite book in hand, the soothing warmth from the crackling fireplace, the snow covered mountains out your window reminding you of another place and time, the quiet images brought on by the surround sound stereo, the smell of baking in the nearby kitchen. As they say,,,it doesn’t get much better than this!

    On the second floor is the loft, reserved for another master bedroom suite with a log frame queen bed nestled under twin skylights in the pine-paneled vaulted ceiling, and a very private en suite master bath containing a separate glass-enclosed stall shower and a raised Kohler Airjet soaking tub with 110 air jets to soothe both body and mind.

    The lower level has voluminous 9 ½ foot ceilings and contains an additional spacious and beautifully-appointed country chic master bedroom with a queen bed and comfortable sitting area, a fourth bedroom for the kids with foosball table,  and two sets of bunk beds, one with two twins, and the other with a twin on top, double on the bottom and there is even a trundle that pulls out with one more twin; and a large master-style bathroom with double vanity and glass-enclosed tub/shower and, to relax and entertain the guests, an enormous, deluxe recreation room with a Minnesota Fats pool table, a 52” flat screen HDTV and its own private covered deck with sumptuous hot tub overlooking the distant mountains. Who could ask for more in a North Carolina mountain retreat?

    Each of the cabins' bathrooms has a granite vanity top with two sinks and rustic cross-handled faucet sets and antique barnwood-framed mirror above. Each also has an enclosed toilet room for the ultimate in comfort and privacy.

    The cabins’ ample heating and air conditioning systems have three separate zones, each with its own thermostat, so that each living area can be regulated to achieve the desired climate for your personal comfort.

    The floors of the cabin are made of rustic wide-plank knotty yellow pine that have been carefully stained and oiled to remind you of days long gone when mountain homes were crafted entirely by hand from available materials. In keeping with this spirit of self-sufficiency the mantel over the fireplace, the sofa table in the great room, the serving shelf in the dining room and the small shelf in the lower hallway all were hand-crafted by a local artisan from a tall, regal cherry tree that was felled to make room for the cabin.

    Black Bear Lodge has paved access until approximately the last two miles, which alternate between pavement and gravel.

    For larger groups, consider renting this cabin with nearby Van Beek's Peak or  Farallon.

    Depending on the home, 4WD, chains or sometimes both may be required when visiting the mountains in winter. Access to this home may not be suitable for vehicles with rear wheel drive, limited ground clearance, or motorcycles even during summer months.  We are happy to help you find the home with the access you are most comfortable with, any time of year!

    Seasonal Rates:
    First Night: $445
    Additional Nights: $255
    Weekly: $1595

    2017 Peak Season: Jun 16 - Sep 03, Oct 05 - Oct 21
    First Night: $505
    Additional Nights: $315
    Weekly: $2015

    2017 Holiday Season: Nov 19 - Nov 25, Dec 15 - Dec 31
    First Night: $670
    Additional Nights: $480
    Weekly: $3170

    2018 Off Season: Feb 26 - Mar 24, Apr 21 - May 02
    First Night: $420
    Additional Nights: $230
    Weekly: $1420
    Please call our office if you are interested in a Saturday arrival for any of our homes, as these options are limited, and may not appear online.
    Holidays falling within other periods will be charged at Holiday Rates. 

    Rates do not include taxes or processing fee. 

    Call for special prices on last minute availability as well as for extended stays. 

    Minimum stays may apply and vary throughout the year. 

    Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.

    Additional Information

    If you have additional questions or are interested in any of our Boone NC luxury rentals, Valle Crucis vacation rentals, private NC vacation rentals, or one of our other vacations just give us a call on our toll-free number 855 NC MOUNTAINS (855 626 6868), send us an e-mail or Use Our Online Request Form.

    • Hot Tub
    • View
    • Outdoor Firepit
    • Wifi
    • Dog Friendly
    • Luxury
    • Game Table
    • Fireplace
    • Robert & Michelle    Star Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review Rating
      It's a beautiful home. There are adorable little black bears through out the house which really made it feel homie. The house had an amazing view with a scenic drive to it. I highly recommend using the given instructions otherwise you will get lost. Overall A+!
      on 03/23/2017
    • Dianne    Star Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review Rating
      The Black Bear Lodge is our favorite place to take our family. This was our second year there and we loved every minute of it even being snowed in. Everything was perfect.
      on 01/17/2017
    • Sheilla    Star Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review Rating
      We have stayed here 2 times this year and both were so wonderful. We spent 5 days there this spring and again this fall. The cabin is so large and clean. The view will take your breath away. Loved getting up in the morning and having coffee on the deck. At night without all the lights the stars are so beautiful! This is a place that we could only dream about, but being able to rent it every now and then is a dream come true. Thanks for having such a great place where we can bring our 4 legged family member with us. This really makes a difference and keeps the family together. Thank you again for the honor of renting this cabin!
      on 11/05/2016
    • Mary    Star Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review Rating
      To say that our family vacation at Black Bear Lodge was fantastic would be an understatement. We felt so welcomed and comfortable here-like it was a home away from home. Your cabin made having three households under one roof effortless! Every detail had been thought out and the attention to detail was just amazing!
      on 10/27/2015
    • Evelyn    Star Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review RatingStar Review Rating
      "We absolutely love this cabin! Everything we needed was supplied, which was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be back. Love this place!"
      on 10/27/2015
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