- Mary, Posted: 05/16/2015
To say that our family vacation at Black Bear Lodge was fantastic would be an understatement. We felt so welcomed and comfortable here-like it was a home away from home. Your cabin made having three households under one roof effortless! Every detail had been thought out and the attention to detail was just amazing!
- Evelyn, Posted: 07/17/2015
"We absolutely love this cabin! Everything we needed was supplied, which was a pleasant surprise. We will definitely be back. Love this place!"
- The Worrelss Family, Posted: 09/09/2015
We really enjoyed your pool table! The cabin was all right - just kidding! The cabin was awesome! Great views of the black bears and deer, roaming around. I've never seen our dalmation get along so well with a bear - amazing! It was a great family vacation, we cooked together, sat on the porch and spent some quality time. Hiking and exploring all the trails off the Parkway was our favorite. We saw some beautiful views, probably the best was the view from hot tub looking at the stars on a clear night - Beautiful! This is definitely God's country and your cabin is nestled right in the middle of it. We plan to visit again
- Shelia, Posted: 11/05/2016
We have stayed here 2 times this year and both were so wonderful. We spent 5 days there this spring and again this fall. The cabin is so large and clean. The view will take your breath away. Loved getting up in the morning and having coffee on the deck. At night without all the lights the stars are so beautiful! This is a place that we could only dream about, but being able to rent it every now and then is a dream come true. Thanks for having such a great place where we can bring our 4 legged family member with us. This really makes a difference and keeps the family together. Thank you again for the honor of renting this cabin!
- Dianne, Posted: 01/17/2017
The Black Bear Lodge is our favorite place to take our family. This was our second year there and we loved every minute of it even being snowed in. Everything was perfect.
- Robert, Posted: 03/23/2017
It's a beautiful home. There are adorable little black bears through out the house which really made it feel homie. The house had an amazing view with a scenic drive to it. I highly recommend using the given instructions otherwise you will get lost. Overall A+!
- Donald, Posted: 10/04/2017
We spent most of our waking hours on the deck gazing at the mountains. When inside, we kept stumbling across unique decorative touches---in a thoughtfully stocked home. This is a treasure of a property to rent--we will be back!
- Monica, Posted: 11/06/2017
This home was amazing. The long ride up was so worth it to have the gorgeous Mountain views and privacy. Plenty of room for a large family group. Rental company was very easy to deal with as well!
- Lisa, Posted: 01/22/2018
We are from way way down in South Florida so each year we travel to allow our four kids (ages 17,14,11,&6) to experience the seasons. Our family stayed a week at Black Bear Lodge January 8-13th 2018 and we had a wonderful experience. The cabin was not hard to find and our GPS located it correctly. The roads leading up to the home were a bit scary with tight winding turns at high elevations and a one lane bridge, but there was no snow or ice on the roads. The cabin was clean and beautifully decorated and the view off the back porch was awesome. The weather was rainy for two days so we didn’t get to ski or snow tube this trip, but we all had a great time relaxing. We took little trips out to visit antique shops, mast general store, mystery hill, foggy mountain gem mine, and hiked to see the elk river falls. We stopped at a food lion grocery store and a subway for lunch and everyone we met was super friendly. Overall the trip was perfect, the cabin was perfect, and we wouldn’t change a thing except the weather:) Thank you for another great experience!
- Dorothy, Posted: 07/13/2018
The cabin was beautiful, and the view was gorgeous all the time, even when mist covered the hills one day. The great room soars two stories high, with warm pine all around--a perfect environment for our long games of Monopoly and our collaborative jigsaw puzzling. Our father, who has limited mobility, had to negotiate only the front steps, after which he could go to the great room, kitchen, deck, and his bedroom suite without taking any steps. The bathrooms are luxurious, with elegant fittings, piles of thick towels, enclosed toilets, and endless hot water from an in-line heater. (A few grab bars in the main-floor shower and toilet room would be great--installed into the studs, since the other types are dangerous--but of course you don't bill the cabin as appropriate for people with mobility issues). The kitchen and pantry were very well outfitted and easy for three people to work in at a time. (We rolled the two slippery throw-rugs aside, no problem.) The beds were extremely comfortable, with lots of pillows, and the bedrooms had nice, thick curtains to shut out light. We loved sitting on the wraparound deck, listening to the chorus of birds, and on the Fourth of July we saw fireworks below us, far away, all over the valley. The road on which the cabin sits is quiet and tree-covered, a great place to walk so long as you don't mind some hills. We met neighbors and walked with them some days. We especially loved the single-lane gravel route to the cabin, which passes by several lovely old buildings and cuts right through a spic-and-span farm whose goats, chickens, and rabbits unconcernedly ambled in front of our car. I swear one brown rabbit sprawled right in the road and cheerfully waited for us. The Lowes Supermarket in Boone is very good, and you can find some groceries as close as the Dollar General in Foscoe, which has a produce section. Good coffee is in Banner Elk and Boone, as are various restaurants. And of course, the Blue Ridge Parkway can fill many an afternoon.
- Connie, Posted: 08/27/2018
Cabin was beautiful and clean. Thank you BRVC and Bundy's for a great week for my family.
- Melissa, Posted: 06/25/2019
The cabin is beautiful, clean, and beyond our expectations. Thank you!
- Rebekah, Posted: 07/17/2019
I rent cabins throughout the year in western NC and the High Country. Black Bear Lodge was the most beautiful cabin, with the best views, I've stayed at in 5 years. Every detail cared for, good WiFi for the mountains (for those of us that need to work) and a top notch rental team! I will absolutely be back to
this beautiful home. It was easy to find and hard to leave! :)
- Claudia, Posted: 09/17/2019
Our weekend at Black Bear Lodge was just perfect in every way! The house was stocked with everything we needed, and more. The house was clean, furniture was comfortable, and the view from the deck was truly a million dollar view. The reservation process was seamless and we felt well taken care of.
- Rebecca, Posted: 10/21/2019
We had a Wonderful time. The cabin was absolutely beautiful, HUGE, with more than enough room for the family to spread out. Beautiful views from the balconies. Kids loved the fire pit & we had smores a couple of times. The drive up was a bit daunting the first time, but once we got used to it, we actually enjoyed it....remote, yet close to everything we wanted to do in Boone, Blowing Rock, etc. Would definitely consider staying here or with another Blue Ridge Rental in the future.
- Gilbert, Posted: 11/20/2019
As always, your rentals are top notch. This cabin had an amazing view and plenty of room, along with all the expected amenities. I think it's the best we've stayed in yet. My old Air Force buddies and I rent one each Fall and Spring and we have never been disappointed.
- Richard, Posted: 01/08/2020
This is an amazing place. Very clean, everything worked, great amenities. Beautiful view. Can't recommend enough
- Steve, Posted: 02/03/2020
Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals provided timely and thorough communication regarding our reservation. The staff was always courteous and eager to help. All of our calls and emails were rewarded with an immediate response. We are repeat renters and would highly recommend this company for multiple reasons. These people run a tight ship!
- Carol, Posted: 08/03/2020
We had a great time at Black Bear Lodge. Beautiful scenery and a beautiful cabin. Blue Ridge Rentals is a great company to work with. The instructions were told to us in wonderful detail and we even received reminders on our phones We will definitely rent from Blue Ridge Rentals again.
- Matthew, Posted: 08/06/2020
The cabin was spacious and had everything we needed for my family's stay. The floor plan for the bedrooms was perfect and gave the adults and kids our space. Would absolutely stay again and we cannot say enough about the view!!!
- David, Posted: 09/10/2020
Had a great time at Black Bear Lodge. Everything was as advertised and the place was beautiful! Pretty much always have a great experience with BRMR.
- Ryan, Posted: 09/21/2020
This place was amazing. Waking up to those views every morning was breathtaking. Minutes from everything we wanted to do. Very spacious and great layout for our group. Will book again for sure.
- Nick, Posted: 10/06/2020
If you're looking for quiet and relaxing family time away, this is your place! They have everything you need! It is a super place to stay, we will be visiting again!! Thank you for being a super host!
- Jade, Posted: 11/09/2020
If you're looking for the perfect mountain getaway, THIS is the place! We had a large group of friends from all over the country meet up and there was more than enough space for everyone to enjoy. Would highly recommend and we hope to return one day!
- Lindsey, Posted: 11/17/2020
Wonderful space. Terrific communication! Stunning views, too!
- Shannon, Posted: 11/23/2020
Blue Ridge was great to work with. Everything went smooth for registering and follow up information about the cabin and interesting things to do in the area. They were very accommodating and great to work with. Our family will definitely plan another stay through Blue Ridge. Thank you for a great vacation!!
- Brian, Posted: 12/22/2020
Spacious, well-maintained and clean. Quiet setting with an awesome view.
- Alex, Posted: 01/11/2021
The place was really nice and had plenty of space for everyone. The view from the hot tub was amazing.
- N., Posted: 01/21/2021
We had an amazing time at Black Bear lodge 01/17/20 - 01/20/20. Literally a Million Dollar view. Amenities are incredible in the service was outstanding. Will definitely stay again.
- Melissa, Posted: 02/03/2021
Perfectly authentic! Amazing views!
- Jessica, Posted: 02/17/2021
This cabin was great! Perfect layout for a large family or a couple of families with kids. The kitchen was well stocked, we didn't miss a thing and the house was prepared perfectly upon our arrival with plenty of towels. It felt very cozy, but was very spacious with lofty ceilings and beautiful beams and wood everywhere in the house. The porch was gorgeous, but there wasn't much of a yard since it is situated on a big hill. However, this offered beautiful views. Thankfully, we came prepared with a lot of food and an F250 because we arrived just as a winter storm was coming in and were stuck in for a couple days. This was actually pretty nice after a lot of travel to get there from Florida and we just enjoyed spending time in the house so much. This was our first time in the area and because of the winter storm, we didn't get around to see too much, but there are plenty of things close by. The roads off of the main roads are winding and steep. We had to go quite slow in the snow and ice but we still managed to get around easily enough. (A 4WD is an absolute must have for the winter!) 20 minutes to Sugar Mountain, another 5 to Banner Elk. 40 minutes to Appalachian Ski Mountain and only about 15 minutes to Hawks Nest tubing. Other things to mention - good Wifi connectivity, Amazon Fire TV, tankless (endless) water heater, lot of games and puzzles to stay busy, plenty of space to spread out but an open floor plan that kept us all feeling connected at the same time. The property managers were excellent and communicated very well about everything in advance and around check in. Overall, it was a great experience and we would definitely come back to this property.
- Alison, Posted: 03/04/2021
There are not enough amazing words to say about our stay! We are already talking about next year! We can not wait!
- Robert, Posted: 03/25/2021
Beautiful property, the log cabin feel was just what we were hoping for; the jacuzzi was an amazing amenity, along with the game room downstairs; the view truly was a million dollar view; the kitchen was well stocked with needed kitchen items; the host was quick to answer any questions we would have; the beds were super comfortable; the google nest in each room was great for each part of our group to adjust temperature as needed; the kitchen table was big enough to fit everyone for breakfast and dinner; the only criticism would be that it is somewhat further away from the city center/ski slopes than we had hoped but it wasn't that bad, only a 20-30 minute drive; the windy road to the house let's you drive through the mountains and we got to see lots of deer and wildlife which was awesome; all in all, our stay was exceptional and we would definitely stay again! Thank you so much!
- Joan, Posted: 03/29/2021
Our stay was relaxing and exceeded our expectations!
- Nick, Posted: 04/01/2021
Great house in a great place with great views.