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.
*** Since we live out of the area, we have chosen to have our home professionally managed to ensure the best quality vacation for our guests, and the assurance of working with licensed real estate professionals provides an extra level of service and experience. ***
2015 Peak Season rates Jun 19 - Sep 6 & Oct 9 - 25
2015 Holiday rates Nov 22 - 28; Dec 18 - Jan 4 2016
2015 Off Season rates Feb 27 - May 07
(except Mar 27 - Apr 11, 2014)
Rates do not include reservation processing fee and pet fees for dog friendly homes.
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!...Read more
Large Custom Log Cabin*BIG VIEW*Hot tub*Fireplace Valle Crucis, North Carolina
Additional Location Information
Valle Crucis NC between Boone NC, Blowing Rock NC and Banner Elk NC; close to the Watauga River, historic Mast General Store, area skiing and golf, the Blue Ridge Parkway, Grandfather Mountain, Tweetsie Railroad, ASU and area tourist sites and outdoor recreation.
More About This Location
Lake nearby, Mountain nearby, Rural retreats
Nearest airport: Charlotte or Greensboro, 95 miles Car is recommended
Last updated on February 26, 2015
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