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Spectacular BEAR LODGE Comfortably Sleeps 12—offers BEST of everything

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 8 nights


About the property

Luxurious but casual authentic log home, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

My name is Fuller. 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

More Details

Fuller Grissom
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 20, 2018

About Fuller Grissom

We are Fuller and Sassie Grissom, live in the Wilmington, NC area when not here in our Blowing Rock Home known as Bear Lodge, 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.

Fuller Grissom purchased this house in 2000

Why Fuller Grissom chose Blowing Rock

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.

What makes this house unique

In-floor radiant heat throughout our home, 4500 square feet of beautifully appointed space, 60" SMART TV that will accomodate your Netflix, etc., 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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hey Ralph,

Thank you, Hank you, thank you for allowing us to stay in Bear Lodge. We walked inside and just froze to say WOW.

The house is huge and plenty of privacy is there, yet the common area is awesome. The location is perfect. Near the Parkway and town plus close to Moses Cone and other spots.

What luxury and detail. You asked what you could do to improve Bear House. None of us can imagine one thing, so we will gather again soon to enjoy Bear Lodge once again.

Again, thank you.

Our best,

The Hufner family
Jul 2016
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Blowing Rock House Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • house
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 12 ...
  • Min. age of primary renter: 28
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed ...
  • Pets considered ...
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Garage
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking Off Street
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer
  • Telephone
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Wood Fireplace
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining Area
  • 4 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
    Bathroom 2 -
    Bathroom 3 -
    Bathroom 4 -
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 12
  • King size beds (2), Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (4)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Balcony
  • Deck / Patio
  • Lanai / Gazebo
  • Outdoor Grill
Pool / Spa:
  • jetted tub
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • spelunking
  • tennis


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Spectacular BEAR LODGE Comfortably Sleeps 12—offers BEST of everything
average rating of 4.821429 based on 30 reviews

Loved the open floor plan with the huge great room and large kitchen plus the central location.

  • 4 of 5

I would recommend this unit for family retreats. We had two daughters, two sons in law, and four grandchildren plus my wife and me. Everyone enjoyed the long weekend.

  • Submitted: Jan 15, 2018
  • Stayed: January 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful “cabin” in a great location!

  • 5 of 5

Fuller is a wonderful host that was available for any questions we had about how to operate the house. It is sometimes tricky coming into a house that you aren’t familiar with and discovering how it works, even down to light switches. We really enjoyed our Thanksgiving and had plenty of oven to cook in with the Monogram series range!! What a great place!

  • Submitted: Nov 29, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much, Tim. You were the perfect guest, and what a pleasure meeting you. Merry Christmas and a very happy new year. Visit Bear Lodge again!! Your friend, Fuller
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A wonderful home for a large family gathering!

  • 5 of 5

What a great time had by all at Bear Lodge! From the time of booking to the time of departure Mr Grissom could not have been more accommodating

Bear Lodge is warm....spacious....comfortable ( the beds are sooooo nice) and a fantastic location. I am already homesick to return it was that great! Thank You Fuller! Five Stars from our crew

  • Submitted: Oct 10, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Christmas at Bear Lodge

  • 5 of 5

Perfect. That's how I'd describe our week at Bear Lodge. The floor plan is wonderful for a couple or for a big family. Privacy is not an issue - each bedroom has it's own bath. The home is impeccably clean and everything is beautifully presented. The beds are extremely comfortable. Linens and towels are very nice and plentiful. The kitchen is fantastic and well supplied. We cooked Christmas dinner without any problems. The location is ideal. While in a neighborhood, we felt it was very private and the house is within easy driving distance to Blowing Rock, Boone, and all kinds of local activities. The deck is huge and the views are breathtaking. We had some great ping pong games in the lower level rec room! Bear Lodge owner, Ralph, was very responsive to our every need and was available to answer any questions during the week. He is personable, friendly, and delivered more than he promised. Great experience. We highly recommend Bear Lodge.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2017
  • Stayed: December 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind words, Debbie. It was such a pleasure to have you and your family in Bear Lodge at the most wonderful time of the year. I'm especially happy that you felt you received even more value than promised. Sassie and I hope to meet you one day and to welcoming you back to Bear Lodge as your busy schedule allows. Happy New Year to all.
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Delightful place for family retreat

  • 5 of 5

Ralph's home is beautiful and so well cared-for and clean. It was perfect for our family gathering of 12 people (including kids) and the Great Room is an ideal center of the home for gathering together. The kitchen is outrageous and stocked well for a rental and Ralph was very responsive of our needs in the house while there. It is an ideal local close to EVERYTHING and we loved going down into Blowing Rock!

  • Submitted: Aug 15, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks Katie. It was an honor to have your military families in our Bear Lodge. I'm so happy that the timing was good for all of you. Be safe! Ralph
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Gorgeous log home

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful log home with fantastic floor plan. Plenty of privacy in each sleeping area/bedroom. Lovely view. The two car garage is very convenient (especially when it is raining). Even though there are houses nearby, it still feels very private. The owner Ralph is extremely accommodating and responsive. I would definitely recommend this home.

  • Submitted: Aug 11, 2016
  • Stayed: July 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you, Leah. We appreciate you choosing Bear Lodge and are so happy you enjoyed your visit. You hit on several points that everyone seems to find important, and especially the easy in, easy out garages and a huge amount of privacy. As I designed and built our home, privacy in all areas was important to me. The spell of rain during your stay was unfortunate but you kept a great and happy attitude and are a joy to know. Come back to Bear Lodge for your next visit to the area. Best regards, Ralph
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Pet Fee $100
Damage Deposit $300

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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