|Minimum Stay||3 - 5 nights|
My name is Ralph. If you seek a truly special vacation in a magnificent home, not a typical rental house, then you will find 'Bear Lodge' to be your place. If you value personal attention, you found it here! Please read our REVIEWS. We care what our guest experience while in our home and do our best to make your vacation the best ever.
A magnificent 4500+ square foot NON SMOKING, custom home built true LOG HOME built from 'massive logs from Western Canada' and features a lovely view of Grandfather Mountain. Nothing but the best throughout, including the latest Wi-Fi available to all renters. Bear Lodge was built in 2000 and is simply the best in a great location with a gorgeous western view of Grandfather Mountain and nearby areas. Only 4 miles from downtown Blowing Rock, 15 miles to Boone, less than one mile from the famous Westglow Spa, two miles from the Blue Ridge Parkway, a short 5 mile drive to wonderful Appalachian Ski Mountain, approximately thirty minutes to Sugar Mountain and another 15 minutes to Beech Mountain, and located in well-known Misty Mountain on Hwy 221 towards Grandfather Mountain and only 4 miles from downtown Blowing Rock.
The huge great room features a soaring 27' tall ceiling with 65' TV and wood burning fireplace.
The fully equipped large kitchen has commercial grade stainless steel appliances.
The large Master Bedroom is special and the Master Bath has a magnificent 84' x 69' Jacuzzi tub plus a walk in shower.
PLEASE NOTE: We have wonderful sleeping accommodations:
two bedrooms feature KING beds
one bedroom with a QUEEN bed
one bedroom with two TWIN beds
(each of these four bedroom has it's own private bath)
Additionally, the spacious vaulted loft has two TWIN beds that shares the loft bathroom with the other upper level twin beds room.
In cooler months, you will love the warm floors provided by in-floor radiant heat.
Outside, you will enjoy over 1200 square feet of deck space suitable for al fresco dining or a grand cocktail party, plus a wonderful view of Grandfather Mountain from the rear of the house, which includes a 72' wide full width deck on the main level and a smaller deck on the terrace level.
Children will love the upstairs loft plus the terrace level den as well as the extra large front and rear decks.
Keywords: Blowing Rock, large, Log House, log cabin,Grandfather Mtn view, fireplace, fire pit, pet friendly, sleeps 10, view
We are Ralph and Sassie Grissom, live in the Wilmington, NC area, and sincerely thank you for visiting our home. We take great pride in helping you to thoroughly enjoying your visit to our home. We designed and built our home beginning in 1999. The house features extra large round logs from western Canada and is upscale throughout. Please read what others say and we hope you will come and experience your vacation in our majestic home. We think if you come visit once, you will return often and we will make ever effort to assure you of a grand vacation.
Ralph Grissom purchased this house in 2000
Simply the best!!! Located on superb Misty Mountain only 4 easy miles from Main Street Blowing Rock just off of Hwy 221. Only 5 miles to Appalachian Ski Mountain.
In-floor radiant heat throughout our home, 4500 square feet of beautifully appointed space, 65' TV and wood burning fireplace in the Great Room. 72' wide rear deck facing Grandfather Mountain, Master Bedroom and Master Bath are spacious and has a 'huge' two-person Jacuzzi.
Our kitchen features all commercial grade appliances and a chef's dream. Our driveway connects the road above our home to the road below our home for easy access year round, especially during inclement weather.
Our family enjoyed a 5-day vacation at this lovely home. The home was very clean and comfortable. The spacious home boasts a large kitchen with everything for cooking which we like to have on vacation. We were able to see the Blowing Rock area, drive on the Blue Ridge Parkway, and take advantage of some hikes and walks. Highly recommend this home for a family or group trip.
My husband and I plan to spend Thanksgiving in this wonderful home, but thought how nice it would be if we could get away for my birthday and at the same time have a chance to stay at Bear Lodge without the family and get familiar with everything. Ralph was kind enough to rent us the house for a long weekend and I couldn't have been more pleased with this house, the location, the great hiking trails and shopping all within a few miles. I love that the main living area is so spacious with the wonderful deck overlooking the mountains and the kitchen has everything I will need to prepare the Thanksgiving dinner. The guests rooms are quiet and private and knowing that some of my family members are a little competitive, I'm certain the ping pong table will be put to use. The house will be perfect for our family gathering in November. Ralph left no attention to detail unattended when he designed this wonderful home. I am thankful for this opportunity.
Our third stay and we would never stay anywhere else. Ralph is great and more than accommodating for all request.
We love the three levels with the living space and Master suite on the middle floor. We put the kids upstairs, adults downstairs, and all is good with the world.
What a deck here. We love to sit outside, enjoy the mountain air and those great views and sunsets. My wife loves the front patio for our morning coffee, plus we often sit there in the afternoon and enjoy the shade, then go to the rear deck for the sunset.
Can't forget that kitchen. Amazing.
I'm out of praise. Oh, we get to have our dog also. That's great, and the house is always super clean.
Wow!! What a fantastic property in so many ways. To start, the house was gorgeous and well furnished. It was clean and the there was even a personal note from the cleaning lady in case we needed anything. The location is superb. Only a few min from all the shopping and restaurants in Blowing Rock. We were there with kids, ages 8 and 6. We enjoyed Grandfather Mountain, hiking some trails along the Parkway (nearby), trout fishing, and horseback riding along the Watauga River. After fun filled days we were content to sit outside with a glass of wine and talk about the upcoming day. Ralph was very easy to deal with and accommodating. Thanks for the memories!
My family and I rented this extraordinary home for the Columbus Day Holiday. We needed a home in the Blowing Rock area to accommodate my parents, my two sisters and their families, and my own so that we could meet in the middle (they live in WV and we in NC). As you know, anyone finding the rental for the larger group feels pressure to please everyone. Upon our arrival, all parties were thrilled with the home. Whew! The location is ideal, close to downtown Blowing Rock and the parkway within the haven of a lovely neighborhood called Misty Mountain with a view of Mountains galore. My Husband remarked that the construction reminded him of the lodge in Disney...definitely not a "kit house." You can tell that Ralph, the owner, set out to make it magnificent and did he succeed! Ample room for the four families and kids, large open kitchen, incredible great room, expansive porch, and very comfortable beds! Did I mention how clean it was as well. On top of that, I felt like we had a personal connection with Ralph as he ensured we were pleased. I would recommend this without hesitation to any of my friends and family. Thanks to Ralph and Sassie for sharing their home with Renters like us. We had a wonderful time with lots of laughter and togetherness in this beauty of a home!
Recently I hosted a girls weekend at the Bear Lodge. The house was the perfect backdrop to our relaxing weekend. Their were 9 of us staying at the lodge and we had plenty of space to each have our own bed, relax, and bathroom space to get ready. The house was very clean and updated. My favorite part of the home is the huge open floor plan kitchen that opens into the great room and deck.
|Rate Period||Nightly||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event|
Jan 6 2015 - Apr 30 2015
4 night minimum stay
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.