Bear Necessities - 4BR home in Banner Elk near ski slopes with a hot tub and pool table!

House

Overview

4 bedrooms
10 guests max.
House
3 bathrooms
Pet-friendly

Amenities

Pet-friendly
Dishwasher
Washing machine
TV
Air conditioning
WiFi
Fireplace
Microwave
No smoking
Kitchen
Family-friendly
Grill
Hot tub
Coffee machine
Toaster
Heating
Fridge
Fitness
Dryer
Mountain view
Parking
Suitable for events
Romantic
Games
Queen-size bed
King-size bed
Pool table
Patio
Golf
Bed linen
Towels

Safety and hygiene measures

Contactless check-in/-out
Use of highly effective cleaning agents to sanitize surfaces

What's nearby

Fishing
1.7 mi to ski lift

Outdoor

Balcony/patio
Rooms
1 bedroom
1 king size bed
2 bedrooms
1 large double bed
1 bedroom
2 bunk beds
Additional rooms
3 bathrooms
Description

"Look for the bare necessities
The simple bare necessities
Forget about your worries and your strife!"

Welcome to Bear Necessities!

This rustic 4-bedrrom 3-bathroom log cabin is located in beautiful Banner Elk! Enter the main level of the home from the covered porch where you will find the fully equipped kitchen (offers both a standard drip coffee maker AND a Keurig!), the main living area featuring a wood burning fireplace, and 2 of the 4 bedrooms. The master bedroom features a King, the 2nd bedroom features a queen and these room share a full bathroom. The 3rd bedroom is located on the upper level of the home and contains a queen bed along with the 2nd bathroom. The 4th bedroom is located on the lower level of the home and contains two sets of twin bunks along with the 3rd bathroom. This home sleeps 10 making it the perfect family vacation rental! Enjoy a game of pool or relax in the hot tub while the bare necessities of life come to you!

Additional notes:
-This home allows up to 2 mature, well-trained dogs with an additional pet rent of $25 per pet per night plus tax. Pets other than dogs are not permitted.
-Check In is after 4pm. Check Out is by 10am.
- All BRMR homes offer well stocked kitchens with all utensils needed to cook meals. There is also a "starter set" of paper products at the house: a roll of toilet paper per bath, several garbage bags, a small vial of dishwashing liquid, a few tablets of dishwasher detergent, some laundry pods, a roll of paper towels, hand soap, shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and some makeup remover cloths. There are enough of these items for one night, or maybe two. We do not provide hair dryers. Towels and linens will be provided
- Must electronically sign an additional Rental Agreement Terms and Conditions and any Neighborhood Rules sent by Host (property manager) or entry information cannot be sent.
- Must be at least 25 years old to reserve. This person is required to be the person signing the agreement and must be one of the persons staying in the property for the reserved dates.
- No smoking inside the home. No trace of smoking left outside the home.
- Do not leave food or trash outside as it could attract animals. All trash must be bagged and placed in the trash receptacle indicated in the Welcome Book inside the house or your digital guidebook.
- No parties or gatherings above the posted occupancy allowed at any time. Keep outside noise respectable.
- This home is accessed via steep roads that are paved. 4WD/AWD and/or chains recommended during winter (Nov-March) for all homes. Travelers visiting during the winter months where inclement weather may be possible should come prepared with an AWD or 4WD vehicle, and chains may also be required if it snows. No refunds, allowances, or date changes will be given to travelers who are not prepared with the proper vehicle, as outlined in the Rental Agreement.
- Firewood may be purchased at the time of booking, or by calling us with a week's notice. You receive two wrapped, kiln-dried bundles and a firestarter for $25 plus tax.
- Absolutely no parking on the street or at the base of the driveway.
- This property has 1 external security camera mounted on a outside deck column, facing away from home, watching driveway entrance only. No other security cameras are present at the property.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Bookings canceled within 24 hours of their creation will receive a full refund of payments. Bookings canceled more than 24 hours after their creation are not entitled to a refund unless the reservation dates are rebooked to another guest. All bookings are subject to a $50 cancellation fee.

NCREC Broker Name: Blue Ridge Mountain Rentals
NCREC License Number: 29198

Property policy: the primary guest must be at least 25 years old

House rules
Pet-friendly
Smoking not allowed
Host
The offer is provided by a professional host. This host has committed to providing products or services that comply with the applicable rules of Union law.

1535 Meadow Ave

28604 Banner Elk, NC, United States

Leslie
5.0
Outstanding
"Excellent customer service! Cabin was perfect for our family gathering. The kitchen was a little small but really well stocked! Many places to gather."
Reviewed on 12/12/2023
DeLeon P.
3.0
"First, this is a beautiful home that is well maintained (better than most). Before arrival, a window had broken and Mgmt made us aware, which was fine. The home has a nice fenced in yard which was great for our dog. It is dog friendly with gates at porch entrances so he could roam the porch with us. Kitchen was well stocked with cooking pans, etc. After arrival we realized the washing machine had out of order note - we would have preferred to know that before arrival. As people were settling in to rooms, we had one main floor room that had a considerable amount of rodent droppings on the nightstand and floor by the bed. Mgmt promptly sent someone out to clean and she indicated it was probably chipmunk droppings. By the time we left, there were more droppings so it might be in residence. Aside from losing a room b/c nobody wanted to encounter a rodent in bed, the biggest issue was a breaker outage that Mgmt didn't fix before we left. We lost internet, TV, and stairwell light. We were able to rig extensions to the router so internet was up, but main TV was out most of our stay. I fell a few steps in the dark stairwell without the light. It seems a breaker would be an easy fix. Otherwise, the home is great and we would stay again. Breaker definitely needs fixing. Turn around space for SUV size cars is tight, but wasn't a problem. Home would be perfect but for the droppings and the breaker issue."
Reviewed on 06/17/2023
Christopher
5.0
Outstanding
"Bear Necessities was an excellent getaway in beautiful Banner Elk. This was our second time staying and we will definitely be back. We loved having the fenced in yard for our dog, and communication with management was helpful & easy. Thank you!"
Reviewed on 04/20/2023
Yesenia M.
5.0
Outstanding
"This cabin was amazing and georgeous. Loved and enjoyed my stay having the opportunity to be at a100% cabin. Everything was cleaned. I also love the good mesages they had around the walls. If you want to stay at a cabin this is your best option, I promise you wont regret it."
Reviewed on 12/23/2022
Yesenia
5.0
Outstanding
"This cabin was amazing and gorgeous. Loved and enjoyed my stay having the opportunity to be at a100% cabin. Everything was cleaned. I also love the good messages they had around the walls. If you want to stay at a cabin this is your best option, I promise you wont regret it."
Reviewed on 12/23/2022
Jennifer H.
4.0
Very good
"Selecting a vacation rental balances a lot of factors and priorities and overall we made a good choice. The pros: Kids loved the well-maintained hot tub, bedrooms were large enough, had efficient bathrooms, and there was plenty of family space. The cons: There was no storage space for food in the kitchen, we had a minor pest problem, there was no mountain view, and renters need to be careful with the driveway. We were most disappointed with the lack of view. The listing indicated "mountain view" but the density of tree cover in the summer blocked it. It was cozy for sure, but we expected to see mountains and we did not. Visitors in winter or early spring may have a different experience. Regarding the pest problem, I communicated the issue with the rental company only after departure. We did not notify them during our stay, and I'm confident it could have been managed if we had requested help. The driveway is VERY steep and curvy. My husband’s front wheel drive truck had a lot of difficulty and almost didn’t make it, though my SUV (all wheel drive) did better. I would not try to negotiate this driveway in winter."
Reviewed on 07/25/2022
Pat M.
4.0
Very good
"We liked that the property had plenty of bedrooms and baths for the seven of us. The hot tub and pool table were enjoyable. We were disappointed that the cabin shows a lot of wear and tear. Also, the ice maker did not work and the screen out the door to the deck kept falling off. The office person did offer to send a technician, but we did not want to deal with that during our stay. Overall our time there was enjoyable although the pics were deceiving which made it look better online than in person."
Reviewed on 07/19/2022
Amanda
5.0
Outstanding
"This was a perfect spot to host a July 4th getaway with friends and family. The kitchen is amazingly stocked and had labels so you'd know where to put stuff back. The hot tub was wonderful, beds comfy…thumbs up!"
Reviewed on 07/18/2022
Ryan
5.0
Outstanding
"The house is great. Hot tub and fire place is really nice. Only downside for us is that it is up far in the mountains and we had to leave early due to a winter storm coming in."
Reviewed on 03/16/2022
Brandon
5.0
Outstanding
"The cabin was everything that we expected! Even nicer than the pictures, would love to stay here again. In the winter the driveway can definitely be a problem so plan accordingly"
Reviewed on 02/07/2022
Jon M.
5.0
Outstanding
"The cabin was beautiful and perfect for our trip!"
Reviewed on 01/10/2022
Linda C.
5.0
Outstanding
"Na"
Reviewed on 12/03/2021
Linda
5.0
Outstanding
"Beautiful property"
Reviewed on 12/03/2021
Jonathon
5.0
Outstanding
"An awesome place to stay! Conveniently located and has all you'd need for a mountain trip!"
Reviewed on 11/16/2021
Anonymous
5.0
Outstanding
"We had an extraordinary time at the cabin. It was the perfect way to end 2020. It provided the perfect setting for our family to disconnect, relax, and enjoy each other’s company. Luckily, it had snowed a great deal before our arrival and our two young children were able to see and play in show for the first time in their lives. We spent days playing in it, having snowball fights, making snow men and just plain exploring in “the forest. ” We had so much fun! It has been such a refreshing change in pace. We would love to return next year."
Reviewed on 01/02/2021
E.
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved our stay here! Wonderful weekend in the mountains! This place was awesome for rest and relaxation."
Reviewed on 04/07/2019
F.
5.0
Outstanding
"Wonderful week of skiing and relaxing with friends that are like family."
Reviewed on 03/14/2019
L.
5.0
Outstanding
"Wow! What a weekend full of relaxing. We had a wonderful time at this house. It was stocked with everything we needed and the hot tub was so relaxing. This is a beautiful house with lots of creative details that make it a home. We hope to visit again in the years to come."
Reviewed on 03/02/2019
R.
5.0
Outstanding
"Your attention to every detail was amazing. Then the view, soft, soft sheets and central location to visit so many places!"
Reviewed on 02/26/2019
Anonymous
5.0
Outstanding
"What a great place! We had a wonderful long weekend skiing Sugar, relaxing, movie watching, playing pool and enjoying the view. We hope to visit for many years to come."
Reviewed on 02/09/2019
Anonymous
5.0
Outstanding
"This is our second family ski vacation and we really enjoyed the cabin. The driveway was steep but we became pros. The hot tub was a nice place to relax after a long day on the slopes. This is our first time to NC and what an introduction! We had the best time in your cabin! Thank you for the nice getaway, we will be back"
Reviewed on 01/27/2019
O
5.0
Outstanding
"Really enjoyed our stay here. The cabin had everything we needed. The fence yard was great for the dog (I didn’t have to walk him!) Plenty of activities to enjoy for us flatlanders! Looking forward to coming back again for a different season."
Reviewed on 01/05/2019
P.
5.0
Outstanding
"Had an awesome time at the cabin this weekend. We traveled down with the goal of exploring North Carolina. We accomplished in in the comfort of this home. We enjoyed a beautiful hike on the Blue Ridge. The warm weather was terrific after the harsh winter we have had."
Reviewed on 02/25/2018
R.
5.0
Outstanding
"We have thoroughly enjoyed the cabin. Great design, spacious and very comfy and cozy. We loved the fireplace, and enjoyed the hot tub. We played pool. We got to enjoy skiing on Sugar Mountain and tubing. We ate at the Banner Elk Café and went to Boone and walked through town. We visited the Mast General Store and ate family style at the Daniel Boone Inn. We only regret we cannot stay a few days longer. Thanks for sharing this great cabin!"
Reviewed on 02/19/2018
G.
5.0
Outstanding
"It was our honor to be guests in your beautiful home. We couldn’t have imagined the grandeur of the home, the views, the crystal snowfall, and the entire stay was so much more than we had hoped for. The care you have taken of this home was truly evident in even the smallest details. Thank you for allowing us the opportunity to come and be your guests."
Reviewed on 01/02/2018
A.
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a great family trip visiting the Blue Ridge Mountains and enjoying this cozy cabin. The cabin was a perfect location for all the activities we wanted to do and was full of fun games for evenings on the deck. We would love to return!"
Reviewed on 06/16/2017
Anonymous
5.0
Outstanding
"It’s not often you find a place that you can immediately settle into like your own home. It was just that for all of us. It’s even harder to find a place so well set up for our “children” (our pups). From the fence yard to nice bowls, we all could instantly relax and enjoy your wonderful cabin. Thank you for sharing your wonderful place in the mountains and we look forward to our next stay."
Reviewed on 04/23/2017
B.
5.0
Outstanding
"We had a wonderful cabin experience here. Our two families thoroughly enjoyed the beautiful amenities in the cabin. The kids had a great time in the hot tub and playing pool. It was a pleasure to cook food in your very well-equipped kitchen. All in all, a very comfortable stay. The kids are begging for “one more day. ” Will surely visit again."
Reviewed on 04/16/2017
E.
5.0
Outstanding
"What a wonderful way to get Spring Break started! The weather was cold and showy. Lots of amazing memories, making smores, kids seeing snow for the first time, playing games, snow tubing, sledding, Appletree Farm (highly recommend), horseback riding, family dinners, went to the Mast General Store and enjoyed dinner at The Banner Elk Cafe. Your cabin in the perfect place! We would love to come back soon."
Reviewed on 03/14/2017
JRN
5.0
Outstanding
"Drove up for a good NC Mountain get away. Loved the cabin and fireplace! So cozy! Had a weekend full of new memories made and sharing old memories as friends. After full days of skiing, the hot tub was a wonderful way to relax. Had fun sitting around the table playing games, pool table too! Thank you for sharing your beautiful home."
Reviewed on 01/29/2017
R.
5.0
Outstanding
"Came for skiing, it was warm and raining, but great cabin. My grandsons stayed busy with the pool table and hot tub. The cabin was so cozy. I liked the décor, especially the upstairs bedroom and bath. Great place!"
Reviewed on 01/20/2017
G.
5.0
Outstanding
"We thoroughly enjoyed our stay here in your wonderful cabin. Our family of 8 was able to celebrate the holidays in a fun and relaxing way. We loved the hot tub with a view, played multiple games of pool, and also played Trivial Pursuit and Scattergories. We made lots of coffee, and cooked family meals every day. The cabin had just enough space so that we all could hang out in the same place, or spread out and relax. The beds were super comfy, and so was the furniture. We also loved all of the Christmas decorations! It even snowed our last night here which was beautiful. Thanks for sharing your beautiful cabin with us!"
Reviewed on 12/30/2016
A. G.
5.0
Outstanding
"Thanks for a great vacation. Our family was all able to come together to beautiful NC. The cabin was perfect. It was warm and inviting. The decorations and the extra touches (Christmas tree, lights, blankets) made us feel right at home. The fence yard was great for the dogs. They enjoyed the vacation too! We went skiing, tubing and hiking. We visited Flat Top Brewery and The Peddlin’ Pig. The only negative was the steep driveway in winter. Thanks for a wonderful place to bring our family together for the holidays!"
Reviewed on 12/23/2016
J.
5.0
Outstanding
"We had such a great time on our little family get away to the mountains. The cabin was beyond anything we could have imagined. It had everything we needed, super comfortable beds, plenty of space (it was just four of us). And the views were amazing, made our stay very relaxing. Even our dog loved it. The location is perfect! Right in the middle of all the attractions. Thank you so much for letting us stay here at your beautiful cabin, we will be back for sure!"
Reviewed on 10/27/2016
K.
5.0
Outstanding
"We had an amazing trip. We had to evacuate from Charleston, SC due to Hurricane Matthew. What a great place to escape to. We enjoyed fires every night, soaked in the hot tub, and cooked family meals every night. We went to Octoberfest at Sugar Mountain and enjoyed the music and jump castles. We also hiked to Elk River Falls, highly recommended easy hike. The dogs enjoyed the yard and the children enjoyed the bunk room. We would love to return next year!"
Reviewed on 10/08/2016
Anonymous
5.0
Outstanding
"We loved cooking in the kitchen, hanging out on the deck, went hiking at Grandfather Mountain, saw Swinging Bridge and did Autumn in Oz at Land of Oz. Enjoyed our stay at the cabin."
Reviewed on 09/12/2016
Z.
5.0
Outstanding
"My husband and I came here for a few days in celebration of our 50th anniversary. We love the serene setting and incredible cabin! The house is furnished beautifully and comfortably, and the craftsmanship is just superb. As a thank you for your hospitality, I left you a little oil painting I did of your house. (Owner’s note: These lovely oil paintings are displayed in the house.) "
Reviewed on 08/15/2016
A.
5.0
Outstanding
"Our family had such a nice stay at the cabin, It was the perfect home for our summer getaway. The kids loved the hot tub and the bunk room. Thanks for an awesome place to stay!"
Reviewed on 08/05/2016
F.
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed our time at your beautiful cabin! The view was fantastic as was the location. Tubing, gem mining, Grandfather Mountain, Linville Caverns and more! Thank you for allowing us to spend a few days at your relaxing retreat. This area is beautiful, hospitable and relaxing. We loved our stay."
Reviewed on 08/02/2016
D
5.0
Outstanding
"This was a perfect cabin for our family trip. Everybody had space, the kitchen was great, and we loved grilling with a view. We enjoyed our day trip to Elk River waterfall. The kids enjoyed tubing down the New River. We ended our weekend with zip lining and gem mining. We truly fell in love with the cabin and we’re hoping to return soon. Thank you for sharing this beautiful oasis with us!"
Reviewed on 07/14/2016
B.
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed our stay! The house was beautiful and perfect for two families with four teenagers. Our dogs loved the fenced in yard and exploring the mountain. Thank you for sharing your little piece of heaven with us."
Reviewed on 07/10/2016
Anonymous
5.0
Outstanding
"We enjoyed our stay. Had fun in the hot tub and late-night fires. Good home cooked meals in a beautiful kitchen. Pool and dart games were fun. All the stairs gave us a workout. The cool weather was a welcome change from the heat in Florida. Grandfather Vineyard was fun and beautiful and tasty. Fireworks at Tweetsie Railroad on the 4th of July. Kayaking and canoeing in Boone is always a wonderful experience, very peaceful. Our stay was too short, and we are sad to go home. Thank you for welcoming us into your home."
Reviewed on 07/05/2016
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