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Valle Crucis ~ Bear Tree Cabin in the Woods ~ Biking, Hiking ~ See Reviews!!

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin


About the property

Cabin, 2 Bedrooms plus large bonus room + Den, 2 Baths, (Sleeps 6-8)

Enjoy fresh mountain air and peaceful atmosphere at Bear Tree Cabin! Cute as a button, it's nestled on the margin of a forest and gets its nickname from an unusual natural formation on a tree in the yard that looks like a bear is hugging it.

Our zip code is Sugar Grove, but the cabin is just 3 miles from the historic Mast General Store in Valle Crucis and is situated near a rural farming neighborhood. Fishing, canoeing or swimming in the Watauga River is 2 miles away. Bring your mountain bike and enjoy the gentle grade of the Watauga River Road ... or for a little more adventure, let our resident mountain bike expert recommend a nearby trail that fits your abilities ...

No A/C needed at our shady spot in the cool mountains of NC. Cabin has ceiling fans in each bedroom and in both living areas to help with those occasional hot days in summer.

Shopping at the historic Mast General Store is only 3 miles away. Restaurants of all types are in nearby Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock as well as a few in the village of Valle Crucis itself. Hiking trails are available onsite or within a short drive.

And during the winter months ... Three ski resorts are within a 30 to 40 min. drive. Cross country skiing onsite is available if snow conditions are right. Snow tubing is an option for the non-skier at some ski resorts nearby. At the end of the day, come 'home' to a relaxing hot tub.

Keywords: Cabin, Cottage, Birding, Fly Fishing, Mountain Biking, Christmas Trees, Skiing

More Details

Member since: 2007
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
October 16, 2017

About Angela

A resident of Watauga county for most of his life, owner Jim Henson has traveled around the world climbing mountains including Kilimanjaro, Mt. Elbrus, and Mt. Ranier. He is an avid mountain biker and enjoys playing tennis. He grows Christmas trees on part of his farm, but the vast majority of his 250 acres is woodlands and he has donated a conservation easement on more than half of his land to the Blue Ridge Conservancy. When you inquire, you will be corresponding with Jim's assistant, Angela.

Why Angela chose Blue Ridge Mountains

After owning the 250-acre farm for over 40 years, Jim decided to build a cabin in 2006 for friends and family to share in the beauty of the location. Valle Crucis is centrally located to Banner Elk, Boone and Blowing Rock.

What makes this cabin unique

Bear Tree cabin gets its name from an unusual natural formation on a tree near the cabin. The wooded surroundings allow for the discovery of many of Mother Nature's wonders! An extensive network of mountain bike trails is not far away.


Car: necessary

Located 3 miles from the Mast General Store, off of the Watauga River Road.


Sugar Grove Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: Noon
  • Max. occupancy: 8
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Downstairs bathroom is full; upstairs bathroom has a shower stall.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 king , Upstairs KING. The upstairs bathroom is inside this bedroom.
    Upstairs bonus room - 2 twin/ single , 1 sleep sofa /futon , Spacious room with 2 twins, TV/DVD and a Queen Sleeper Sofa
    Bedroom 1 - 1 king
  • King size beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2) 2 twin beds in upstairs loft., Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) Queen Sleeper Sofa upstairs in the same room as the two twin beds.
  • DVD Player ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • limited accessibility
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • racquetball
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • ski privileges optional
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • spelunking
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
Four wheel drive is recommended for the driveway in winter. Holiday weekends may require a 2 or 3-night minimum stay.


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Valle Crucis ~ Bear Tree Cabin in the Woods ~ Biking, Hiking ~ See Reviews!!
average rating of 4.979592 based on 49 reviews

Well prepared cabin for a girls trip❤️

  • 5 of 5

The place was very clean and very cozy. The cabin was very cute. We had a wonderful time.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Beautiful, spacious home with many amenities.

  • 5 of 5

We had so much fun! We will definitely be coming back!!

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
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Clean, comfortable, relaxing

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean and comfortable. Angela was great to deal with!

  • Submitted: Aug 27, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome Cabin!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our stay at Bear Tree Cabin! The cabin is very nice. We hope to come back sometime next year. Valle Crucis is one of our favorite places to visit. Angela is very helpful and easy to deal with.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Absolutely the most precious cabin around!

  • 5 of 5

More than pleased! Darling, private cottage...perfect and close to plenty to do! We are from Texas and this was more than we could have asked for! Thank you!

  • Submitted: Aug 4, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful cozy cabin nestled in the woods. 4W drive recommended.

  • 5 of 5

Bear Tree cabin is very private, well appointed and comfortable. Not the best kitchen utensils but adequate. The hot tub is a bonus and I'd love to return in the winter to soak under the stars and then dry off in front of a roaring fire. There's some decent looking fishing in the river that's just down the road a bit. The cabin was spotless and Angela was very pleasant to deal with and responded immediately to my inquiries. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Jul 28, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning fee $50
Tax Rate 12.75%

Nightly rate is for two adults. During the Summer months or on holiday weekends, a 2 or 3 night minimum stay may be required.

Prefer online bank payment or check or money order by mail ... PayPal OK with 3% service charge.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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