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A Getaway for 2 in the Blue Ridge Mountains

Bedrooms 1
Space 900 sq. ft.
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 nights


About the property

Cabin, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

There are no next door neighbors at Lazy Bear's Rest. All you'll see from the deck is the view. Situated at the edge of 25 acres certified as a Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation, Lazy Bear's Rest is the perfect romantic getaway for 2 in the Blue Ridge Mountains. Sightings of deer, wild turkeys, or even a bear or bobcat are possible.

The experience begins on the deck of this 900 square foot luxury accommodation. Enjoy the long range view of the Piedmont, Sauratown Mountain and Hanging Rock.

Once inside you'll be swept away by the interior. The living area includes a 50'' HDtv hooked to a home theater system, DVD, and CD player, gas log fireplace, full kitchen with dishwasher, microwave, coffee maker, ice maker, and everything you need to cook that special meal or cook on the gas grill on the deck.

The spacious bath is decorated in the Art Deco style. The bedroom, also done in Art Deco, has a queen size bed. In the closet you will find two fluffy robes to use after enjoying the sauna or hot tub, both located on the deck. In the evenings you can snuggle around the outdoor firepit.

For the outdoor enthusiasts, there is plenty of hiking in the immediate and surrounding areas,

A short hike from the cabin will get you to Lazy Bear's private spots for getting away from it all. Steps to the deck overlooking the spring pond make it easily accessible. Take a thermos with coffee and watch the sunrise from 'The Rock' at Lazy Bear Vineyard. Keep walking past Lazy Bear's Vineyard to access the short wooded path to Lazy Bear's private waterfall. There's a picnic table there, so you can pack a lunch or bring a book and listen to the water as it flows to the bottom of the mountain.

If you want to explore beyond Lazy Bear's neighborhood, we are convenient to the Blue Ridge Parkway, Mt Airy, NC (Mayberry USA), New River Trail, Mabry Mill, Devil's Den Nature Preserve, Historic Hillsville, Olde Mill Golf Course, Blue Ridge Music Center, Rex Theater, Levering Orchard (seasonal outdoor theater), Chateau Morrisette, West Wind Winery and many more area attractions. Special events nearby include Floydfest, Galax Fiddlers' Convention, Autumn Leaf Festival (Mt Airy) and the Hillsville Flea Market. Numerous antique shops are within easy driving distance in Mt Airy and Galax. You can enjoy wine tasting at Villa Appalaccia (music events in the warm months), Shelton Vineyards, West Wind Winery (music events in the warm months), and Old North State Winery.

No pets are allowed on the property, so please make arrangements for your furry and feathered friends prior to your arrival.

All couples over 21 are welcome.

Keywords: Cabin, Fancy Gap, Piedmont View, Hot Tub, Romantic getaway, New River, Blue Ridge Parkway, Virginia's Crooked Road, Blue Ridge Music Center, Hillsville, Mt. Airy

More Details

Carol Hodges
Member since: 2004
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Carol Hodges

We've been enjoying Fancy Gap since 1999 when we purchased our property. Having lived here full time since 2003, we can't say enough about Fancy Gap and the surrounding area. Personally, we enjoy the peacefulness and serenity of Fancy Gap Mountain. The views are spectacular and, on a clear evening, we can see all the way to the lights of High Point, NC! Our interests lie outdoors - whether it's hiking, riding our ATVs, or sitting on 'The Rock' looking out over the Piedmont. It's all here - come see for yourself.

Carol Hodges purchased this cabin in 2004

Why Carol Hodges chose Blue Ridge Highlands

We live on the mountain and built Lazy Bear's rest in 2004. Our goal was to create a place for two people to get away from it all and enjoy each other's company. It's worked. We've had two weddings on the property. It's not unusual to hear that our guests are honeymooning or celebrating an anniversary.

What makes this cabin unique

The Art Deco theme of the interior is not often seen in the mountains. When you're outside, you can walk to our private waterfall or Lazy Bear's Rock. Sit by our little spring pond and listen to the birds. Meditate on the medicine wheel. It's all here for our guests to enjoy.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had such a nice time at Lazy Bear and greatly appreciate all the views and amenities available to us. We barely left the property as everything we wanted was right here.
Jul 2017
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Nearest Airport
80 Miles
Greensboro, NC
Nearest Barpub
15 Miles
Mt Airy, NC
Nearest Motorway
4 Miles
US 52
Nearest Restaurant
4 Miles
The Gap Deli at the Parkway
Car: necessary

Wineries, Virginia's Crooked Road, Floyd Fest, Hillsville Flea Market, New River Trail, Blue Ridge Parkway, Devil's Den Nature Preserve, Floyd Country Store


Fancy Gap Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 900 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • not suitable for children
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Free Long Distance ...
  • Gas Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1. when we built LazyBear's Rest, we had no idea how many guests would come stay with us! Amazingly, there are many. While that's great, it means that we cannot offer the indoor Jacuzzi as an amenity. The amount of water required for each filling would tax the well beyond capacity. The outdoor hot tub remains available for soothing soaks.
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Bed (1)
  • Books ...
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Kayak / Canoe ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub
  • Sauna
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • tennis
  • water tubing
Robes provided. Toiletries available. Local info provided upon booking.


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A Getaway for 2 in the Blue Ridge Mountains
average rating of 4.7021275 based on 119 reviews

Beautiful mountain getaway

  • 5 of 5

Views were gorgeous, loved the Finnish sauna and hot tub, everything was clean and amazing. Loved the bear theme. We didn't have cellular signal there but the cabin had a landline and internet access that let us maintain minimal touch with kids and the outside world. My wife and I had a wonderful second honeymoon and are already planning when we can come back.

Tip for others looking at Lazy Bears Rest, please pay attention and trust the owner directions when they tell you that GPS likely won't get you there. Follow the directions they give you! I grew up 5 miles away but put my GPS on for curiosity sake and it would have sent me off in the wrong direction.

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We always LOVE it when our guests enjoy Lazy Bears Rest! We sincerely hope you make a return visit. Also, we are glad you didn't get lost. ;). I don't know who is responsible for ensuring GPS accuracy, but a number of them don't know about our area in beautiful SW Virginia.
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Very relaxing

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed or stay in the mountains. Hot tub was great and thto views were fantastic.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent place to unwind

  • 4 of 5

Very nice. On cold nights the gas fireplace was perfect. Exactly the get a way we needed.

  • Submitted: Sep 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful mointain views. Beautiful well kept cabin

  • 5 of 5

The cabin was beautiful! Well kept & clean. The views of the mountains were breathtaking. Perfect place to escape from it all and relax. Would recommend to anyone who wants relax & be around nature but have all the ammenties needed. Went on a wedding anniversary trip, my husband and I throughly enjoyed the cabin and the area.

  • Submitted: Aug 29, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Great to hear that another special occasion was enjoyed at Lazy Bears Rest!
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lazy bear

  • 5 of 5

4 days of "forget it!!!!" - peaceful, views of different skies each day/night from clear blue cloudless to roiling ever changing ominous storm build up. cabin spotless, great hot tub, wanted to steal the bear, 3 diff fantastic golf courses, all we wanted!!

maybe an awning so you could sit on the great deck if weather not co-operating

just a great time!!

  • Submitted: Aug 14, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed your getaway. You did get to experience the gamut of summertime weather on the mountain. It was a pleasure having you as guests.
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  • 5 of 5

Peaceful and happy

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $45

For a stay of 7 nights, the 7th night is at no charge. There is a $200 additional cleaning fee if you smoke inside the property or bring an unauthorized pet. Deposit is nonrefundable within 30 days or arrival. 50% refundable within 60 days of arrival. 100% refundable over 60 days from arrival. Please consider purchasing Trip Cancellation insurance through the vrbo website. Garage parking is not included. We have year round pest control. However, this is the mountains and you may encounter some our local wildlife. Under certain weather conditions, stink bugs in particular can surface. They have no natural enemies and no chemicals are an effective prevention.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.