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“Beautiful pet-friendly mountain retreat!”
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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 4
Boone, North Carolina

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Alice C
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“Beautiful pet-friendly mountain retreat!”
Reviewed 18 July 2017 for a stay in July 2017
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This two-story mountain home in Leatherwood Mountains Community is clean as a pin with a comfortable, but classy, mountain lodge interior, a nicely equiped kitchen, gas fireplace, washer/dryer combo, huge refrigerator, and plenty of comfortable seating. The large rear screened porch overlooks the valley and mountains to the east, with an open deck next to the porch that steps down to the large hot tub.

When they tell you Bear Necessities is a place to get away from it all, they aren't kidding. The only reason I can't give this gorgeous cabin an "Excellent" rating is its remote location - maybe a "plus" in someone else's idea of vacation heaven - but we like to travel daily from a base location and this home is a long, long drive just out to the main road, which in turn is a long, long drive to anything resembling food, restaurants, gas stations, Boone, Blowing Rock, and the Blue Ridge Parkway.

If you want peace and quiet in a gorgeous mountain retreat, Bear Necessities is the place for you. Just remember to bring food. Oh, and the water is ice cold and delicious right out of the tap!

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Lenoir, NC
Reviewed 5 March 2016 for a stay in February 2016

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Older travelers People with pets
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Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 1 August 2015 for a stay in July 2015

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
Friends getaway A romantic getaway
People with disabilities Older travelers
Families with young children People with pets
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  • Was it a good value for the price paid?
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gabbyz
Calgary, Canada
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“Leatherwood Mountains Amazing”
Reviewed 11 July 2015 for a stay in December 2014
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Leatherwood Mountains is incredible! Drive is breathtaking as are the walks along the mountain roads and horseback riding. Bear Necessities is a beautiful cabin--the view from the mountain top below is quite something especially if you happen to catch an early morning sunrise! Watching the snow fall was magical though it only lasted for the day before you could feel the warmth of a late December sun again.

I will visit Leatherwood Mountains but it will be hard to go back to Bear Necessities for the one reason that stink bugs (many many) invaded the cabin, inside, during our stay which pretty much paralyzed me with fear. And, now each time I reflect on my stay at Bear Necessities I shudder as thoughts of those stink bugs flood my memory.

Travelling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Management Response
16 Jul 2015
Thank you for your review of Leatherwood Mountains and Bear Necessities. This properties is one of the favorite 2 bedroom homes that we represent and we are extremely proud to share this home with travelers. Last winter stink bugs were a problem for the entire state of North Carolina. They are a harmless bug that is new to our region. Luckily they disappeared as quickly as they came and we have not seen any in months! All of our properties are treated professionally by pest control companies. Hope to see you again soon!
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Teejay844
Greenville, SC
1 review
“Gorgeous”
Reviewed 16 December 2014 for a stay in December 2014

I really enjoyed my stay at the Bear Necessities. The view was very amazing, as was the hot tub! The cabin was very clean and there were plenty of unsaid amenities within the cabin. There were several chests filled with movies on both floors. Also, there are several margarita, beer, wine, and shot glasses so you can celebrate any occasion! I would like to thank the staff for being great as well. If you're looking for a place to stay that is secluded and peaceful, look no further!

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