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Bama Bear Lodge: A Larger than Life Mountain View Escape

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Space 5,800 sq ft
Property type house
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom stunning mountain home right in the heart of Black Mtn

This 4 bedroom, 5.5 bathroom stunning mountain home is nestled right in the heart of Black Mountain in the Pisgah National Forest . Whether you're looking for a place to relax with family or friends, or hosting a business retreat, this is the place for you. Each bedroom is built like a suite, with its own full bath and enough beds and space for an entire family.

Upstairs offers magnificent views of the surrounding mountains and will take your breath away with the picturesque sunrises and sunsets. Make your way downstairs to the main floor and find a full kitchen, open floor plan living and dining room with a working fireplace, and the master suite. Two glass French doors lead you out onto the upper patio where you can lounge by the fire-pit and take in the fresh mountain air. No mountain home would be complete without a full basement entertainment area. Choose between a thriller in the private media room, or challenge yourself to a game of shuffleboard, darts, or a game of cards in the game room. If you find yourself hungry or thirsty in the middle of a heated match of Uno, just make your way over to the second kitchen/bar area in the basement. Before turning in for the night, we recommend you take advantage of gazing at the stars while relaxing in the 8 person hot tub on the lower patio. You won't regret it!

The house is minutes away from downtown Black Mountain, a short drive to Asheville and walking distance to several trails leading to the Upper Falls.

Come let yourself escape the hustle and bustle of every day stresses at Bama Bear Lodge. Your adventure awaits you.

More Details

Wes and Susan Hibbard
Member since: 2017
Premier Partner

This VRBO partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 9, 2018

About Wes and Susan Hibbard

Retired contractor and school teacher, who decided to make their dream home for extended family getaways a reality. Currently the two reside in South Carolina, only a short 2 hour drive from the property. Every detail from the wood on the trim to the custom iron chandelier were hand picked and installed by the owners.

Wes and Susan Hibbard purchased this house in 2017

Why Wes and Susan Hibbard chose Black Mountain

The owners have traveled to the Black Mountain area on numerous occasions between youth retreats to family reunions to personal leisurely getaways and decided that when the time was right, they wanted to find a piece of this place to call their own.

What makes this house unique

This home was built from the ground up by the owners. They searched for months for the perfect piece of property. They built the house large enough to invite all of their friends and family while still providing you the seclusion and intimate space to enjoy the views and scenery that surround.


Black Mountain House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 5800 sq ft
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 24
  • Max. adults: 18
  • Min. age of primary renter: 25
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Do not move furniture around. Contact owner if you need this done. A $300 fine per violation will be assessed.
  • Do not bring outdoor furniture inside the house.
  • Keep spa on STD mode with temp between 102 - 104. Spa sanitizer ball must be kept inside spa when not in use. Close cover when not in use.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 5 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Master Bath - toilet , tub , shower
    Mountain View Room - toilet , shower
    Bunk Room - toilet , shower
    Basement - toilet , shower
    Main Level - toilet
    Sunrise Room - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Master Bath - walk in 6'x8' shower All tubs and showers are at least 5' wide
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 24
  • Bunk Room - 1 king , 2 bunk bed
    Mountain View Room - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Master Bedroom and Office - 1 king , 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Sunrise Room - 2 queen , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Media Room - 1 Sleeper Sofa
  • Books
  • DVD Player ...
  • Game Room
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • arboretum
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • golf privileges optional
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rock climbing
  • whitewater rafting
Absolutely NO tobacco onsite allowed


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Bama Bear Lodge: A Larger than Life Mountain View Escape
average rating of 5.0 based on 4 reviews
Marietta, GA

Perfect gathering place

  • 5 of 5

Our extended family celebrated Christmas 2017 at Bama Bear Lodge. The "cabin" was a perfect place to gather. There are many communal areas for cards, games, movies, meals and gatherings as well as areas to tuck in and regroup if needed. The cabin was beautifully decorated for the season which made our stay there even more special. The views from every window, the decks and the front entrance are gorgeous. Facility wise, the cabin is well designed, and had more than enough room for our party of 14, we had many empty beds. The kitchen is a roomy gathering place, with every appliance and utensil we could ask for. The decks and fire pits are expansive and beautiful, we were there during an arctic blast so we really didn't spend much time on the decks but we did enjoy the huge hot tub on the lower deck. The owners Wes and Susan are very responsive and made sure that we had everything we needed for a perfect stay. The house was completed in August of 2017 and Wes is a builder so it was almost like staying in a designer show house with all the new bells and whistles. The location was ideal for hiking locally, no car needed, and the town of Black Mountain has a huge grocery store, liquor store and restaurants. Asheville was a quick drive and we took advantage of the proximity to tour the Biltmore, sample many breweries and went to Biscuit Heads for breakfast one day - highly recommend!! Some members of our party hired a local guide for fly fishing, also convenient. I would give Bama Bear Lodge 5 stars, I would love to go back in the fall and/or spring.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mountain Top Paradise

  • 5 of 5

Beautifully decorated and furnished Lodge located close enough to Asheville, NC to easily get into town and do whatever your heart desires ( Golf, Restaraunts, Local Breweries, Live Music and Entertainment ) but remote enough to take a hike into the Pisgah National Forest and see The Upper and Lower Catawba Falls without ever having to get into your car and drive, just start your hike from the front porch. When your hike is complete then hop in the hot tub as the sun is going down. The magnificent views start first thing in the morning as the sun rises from the back of the Lodge and the show ends at sunset from the covered front porch. Our group ( suppliers and customers ) could break away and have whatever privacy that was needed at times and then enjoy each other's company. Groups large or small should somehow find the time to visit this place. Once you have been here it's likely you will make it an annual event.

  • Submitted: Oct 20, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best vacation home ever !! And fantastic hosts!!!

  • 5 of 5

Best host ever, they were so accommodating and welcoming!! We rented the entire property for 5 nights and we loved the house which is in top condition , spacious and charming ! Such a great mountain retreat highly recommended!! We will definitely want to repeat. Thanks again !

  • Submitted: Sep 23, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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We took our high school soccer team to the Bama Bear Lodge for our annual preseason training camp.

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing experience at the Bama Bear Lodge!!! Immediately upon stepping inside the front door you are impressed. It is beautiful, spacious, and comfortable! Then house is extremely well stocked with everything you need and the owner Wes Hibbard could not have been a better host making sure we had everything we needed. He happened to be available as a cook for our team and was fabulous. The back porch with gas fire pits and the big hot tub were huge hits with our team!! You can't go wrong with this beautiful house!!!

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
26 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport (AVL)
Car: necessary

Find all skill level hiking trails leading to the Catawba Falls right off the property.

Minutes away from downtown Black Mountain, Hendersonville, Asheville and Lake Lure


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $325
Property Damage Insurance $99

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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