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Luxurious BEAR LODGE sleeps 10 or more, is the BEST of everything. Huge home..

Bedrooms 4
Half Baths1
Property type house
Minimum Stay 4 - 7 nights


About the property

Want the BEST? Our fabulous log house, 5 Bedrooms, 4.5+ Baths, (Sleeps 10-12)

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

More Details

Ralph Grissom
Member since: 2008
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 16, 2017

About Ralph Grissom

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

Why Ralph Grissom chose High Country & Blue Ridge Mountains

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:
  • Max. occupancy: 12
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(25 traveler reviews)

Luxurious BEAR LODGE sleeps 10 or more, is the BEST of everything. Huge home..
average rating of 4.84 based on 27 reviews

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: Dec 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: Jul 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: Jul 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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Huge Cabin In A Good Location

  • 5 of 5

One of the best vacations we had in a long time. We love going to the mountains and travel few times a year to get out of the city life. This cabin is huge, it was very close to restaurants, blowing rock attraction and Boone, not too far from Grandfather mountain either. We were lucky to get right amount of snow at the right time, this made our trip worthwhile. Ralph was easy to deal with, very responsive. He has a couple that takes care of his property, they were nice and easy to deal with. All in all a great cabin and great people! Not too far from Banner Elk, Sugar Mountain, Beech Mountain etc. In good location, friendly neighborhood.

  • Submitted: Jan 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jan 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Joshua, we are enjoyed working with you to help you make a fabulous vacation for your family. We learned a long time ago that our wonderful home, Bear Lodge, must have two key people nearby to make things operate smoothly. We are blessed to have Wendy and Jeff close by. Between them and a few others if necessary, we can take care of just about anything other than what I reference as acts of God. Our intent is to respond to anything immediately. Come back to Bear Lodge soon. Best to you and your family, Ralph
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Beautiful Home, Beautiful Are

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Nov 7, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks so much to David and Cary. I greatly appreciated your phone call after your stay at Bear Lodge and now appreciate these kind words. We look forward to having you return to our most special little world soon. Best to you both and to your family, Ralph
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Wonderful birthday weekend

  • 5 of 5

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.

  • Submitted: Oct 1, 2014
  • Stayed: Aug 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Laurie, you are so gracious and I thank you for this outstanding review. Bear Lodge itself makes many friends for us but I've learned the value of making a personal effort to become friends with our guests and customize their visit. We are thrilled to think of your family having fun in our home over Thanksgiving. It's a special time of year for each of us to count our blessings! Talk again prior to your visit, and as always, we thank you for selecting Bear Lodge.
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Rates & Availability

Blowing Rock House Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Winter Season
Jan 10 2017 - May 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Jun 1 2017 - Oct 31 2017
4 night minimum stay
Thanksgiving Week
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 9 2017
7 night minimum stay
Christmas and NY Eve
Dec 11 2017 - Jan 5 2018
7 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $300
Pet Fee $100

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.

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