Lazy Bear Lodge is a luxury Bed & Breakfast, perched on a mountainside overlooking spectacular vistas of the Blue Ridge Mountains and historic Valle Crucis below. This Bed and Breakfast mountain retreat was built from the ground up with love and care and with you in mind. The Lodge is centrally located and only minutes from the Blue Ridge Parkway, Boone, Blowing Rock, and Banner Elk. Guests can relax in the common areas where a wood burning double sided fireplace graces both the Great Room and Dining Room to create a warm and friendly atmosphere for socializing or simply relaxing. Both of these rooms have full length windows and doors that access the back veranda with ample seating to enjoy the surrounding beauty of mountains, forest, gardens and abundant wildlife.
The current owners, John & Marsha Speer, purchased the Lodge from the Winkelmans in 2017. In their previous careers John was a financial executive with a large public manufacturing company and Marsha's career focused on customer service while raising two boys. Although they did not have backgrounds in hospitality, they both have a passion for travel and whenever they traveled they often looked to stay in unique small Inns and B&B’s. They often found that meeting Innkeepers and other guests made their experience more enriching and memorable. Over the years they often had discussions with B&B owners about their
experiences of running an Inn and their desires grew to one day own and operate an Inn themselves. Their search for a B&B to purchase took them three years and after visiting over 20 properties in six states they finally fell in love with the Lazy Bear Lodge and the surrounding area.
Our Mission - "The staff of The Lazy Bear Lodge takes great pride in providing exceptional service to our guests from the time they make their reservation to the time they check out. We want their stay to be the best Bed & Breakfast experience they have ever had by providing a comfortable stay and helping them create wonderful lasting memories."