Log Cabin with 5 Bedrooms + Loft, 4 Baths, Sleeps 10-12, Centrally Located
We were blessed to purchase this house, formerly known as the "Brown Bear Retreat Lodge" from previous owner Mary in August of 2018. We look forward to hosting you at our delightful mountain log cabin home! - Joey & Jacqueline
Owner purchased this Lodge in 2018
Why Owner chose Vilas
The location can't be beat! The house is siutated in an ideal central location for exploring all the High Country has to offer with easy access to Boone, Blowing Rock, Banner Elk, Valle Crusis, skiing, hiking, fishing, golf, shopping, dining, entertainment etc - all within a 10-30 minute drive. The road to the house is paved, as is the driveway, ensuring hassle-free accessibility in all seasons and weather conditions. The house is situated on top of a hillside and affords stunning long-range views of the Blue Ridge mountain. This house is an ideal option for large groups or multi-generational families who are looking for a rental home that is both comfortable and modern as well as charming and cozy.
What makes this Lodge unique
- sleeps twelve comfortable - four full bathrooms - long-range views of the Blue Ridge Mountains - close to Boone, Valle Crucis and within a 15-30 minute drive of all of the main High Country attractions - gas and wood burning fireplaces - three decks - hot tub with mountain views - well-equipped kitchen - "smart" home features include keyless door entry and Alexa-connected Sonos speaker system
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
Additional comments after receiving security deposit.
Graduation and Mother's Day Celebration
The house is beautiful and very spacious. Many things in the house are in need of some repair and/or updates. Main oven did not work. We were up in Boone for my daughter's graduation and planned to cook for family every meal but had to be creative and figure out ways to fix food without an oven. Top floor bathroom has a window in the shower/bathtub that is clear glass and no cover. Window faces main road, had to make a temporary curtain with a towel in order to take a shower. Could not get the TV to work in the basement. Kids bedroom had a stain on the fitted sheet. Dining room chairs need to be reupholstered. For this price, you shouldn't have to deal with these sorts of inconveniences!
We're sorry to hear that your trip was not as great as you'd hoped. Unfortunately, sometimes things break in houses. You notified me about the problem with the oven on the Friday of a holiday weekend and I took immediate action and was able to get our handyman out the next day (hard to do on Mother's Day weekend) to fix the stove but he told me that you sent him away for unclear reasons.
Regarding the window in the shower, clarification is needed. The window is above shoulder height and faces a private lane, not "the main road." We have never heard any complaints from other guests about this in the past.
We're unaware of any issues with the downstairs TV but we'll take a look. It seems like your party struggled with the technology in the house given the multiple texts that you sent me asking about how to turn lights on.
We wish you better luck with future stays at other rental properties!
Everything was advertised. Great location, great house. The owner went above and beyond the expected
Very nice comfortable house. We really enjoyed the weekend.
This home was perfect for a group of 10 friends having a ski weekend. Beautiful view and a very well stocked kitchen. The hot tub was amazing in the freezing weather. Joseph was a super person to rent from.
Great Home with Wonderful Views
We very much enjoyed our stay at Black Bear Lodge. The home is spacious, comfortable and well appointed. As we were there in part to visit Appalachian State...this location is very close to all local attractions. Our family will certainly stay at this property again.
Terrific House with a Great View
We rented Black Bear Lodge for a family weekend of skiing. The house was excellent. The community is gated but it does not feel like a golf resort - more like a quiet mountain with several houses dotted around. This is a large home with 5 bedrooms, two large living spaces and two very large decks with great long range views. The kitchen works well for a large crowd with two islands and a large table. While the house is well designed, what we all appreciated the most was how nicely it was furnished and appointed. All of the furniture is very substantial and fits the style of the house. The beds are also very comfortable and have high quality linens and blankets, making for a great nights sleep. Finally, the kitchen is well appointed and includes the same sort of cookware and utensils I would use at home. The owners clearly outfitted the place like a real home and not a hodgepodge of mismatched bits and pieces. We sincerely enjoyed the place and will come back again.