Bear Necessities

Location: Banner Elk View: Forest View
4 Sleeping Areas 3 Baths Sleeps 10 Yes

"Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife!" 

Welcome to Bear Necessities!

This rustic 4-bedrrom 3-bathroom log cabin is located in beautiful Banner Elk! Enter the main level of the home from the covered porch where you will find the fully equipped kitchen (offers both a standard drip coffee maker AND a Keurig!), the main living area featuring a wood burning fireplace, and 2 of the 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom features a King, the 2nd bedroom features a queen and these room share a full bathroom. The 3rd bedroom is located on the upper level of the home and contains a queen bed along with the 2nd bathroom. The 4th bedroom is located on the lower level of the home and contains two sets of twin bunks along with the 3rd bathroom. This home sleeps 10 making it the perfect family vacation rental! Enjoy a game of pool or relax in the hot tub while the bare necessities of life come to you!

Additional notes:

*This home is pet friendly with a max of 2 dogs.
- This home is accessed via steep roads that are paved. 4WD or AWD vehicles are required during winter seasons, no exceptions. Chains may also be needed during inclement weather. 
- Returning guests of Bear Necessities can enjoy a 5% discount
Firewood may be added at the time of booking under "Additional Fees" after entering payment info or by reaching out to us more than a week in advance. You get two wrapped bundles and a firestarter for $25/night.
- All BRMR homes offer well stocked kitchens with all utensils needed to cook meals. There is also a "starter set" of paper products at the house: a roll of toilet paper per bath, a couple garbage bags, a small vial of dishwashing liquid, a few tablets of dishwasher detergent, some laundry pods, a roll of paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and some makeup remover cloths. There are enough of these items for one night, or maybe two. We do not provide hair dryers. 
- Towels and linens will be provided for you.
- Absolutely no parking on the street or at the base of the driveway.

Room Beds Baths Room Features Comments
Master Bedroom King Full Bath
Tub / Shower Combo
Shared Bath
Main Level
Bedroom 2 Queen Full Bath
Tub / Shower Combo
Shared Bath
Main Level
Bedroom 3 Queen Shower TV Upper Level
Bedroom 4 Two Sets of Twin Bunks Shower Lower Level

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  • Central/Mini-Split Air Conditioning
  • Drip coffee maker
  • Game Table
  • Gas Firetable
  • Gas Grill
  • Hot Tub
  • Keurig Coffee Machine
  • King Bed
  • Large Dogs OK
  • Pet Friendly
  • Pool Table
  • Primary Bedroom on Main Level
  • Washer / Dryer
  • WiFi
  • Wood Burning Fireplace


  • Close to Alpine Wilderness Coaster


  • Deck/Patio Covered

Outdoor Amenities

  • Deck Covered
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