3BR Log Cabin atop Sugar Mountain near Ski Slopes with Hot Tub, Long Range Views & Fireplace

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3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets
TV, fireplace, video games
3 bedrooms, iron/ironing board, WiFi, bed sheets

Overview of 3BR Log Cabin atop Sugar Mountain near Ski Slopes with Hot Tub, Long Range Views & Fireplace

Entire cabin

3BR Log Cabin atop Sugar Mountain near Ski Slopes with Hot Tub, Long Range Views & Fireplace

4.7/5 Exceptional

Entire cabin

3 bedrooms2 bathroomsSleeps 8

Popular amenities

  • Kitchen
  • Washer
  • Dryer
  • Outdoor Space
  • Hot Tub
  • Barbecue grill
Banner Elk, NC

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationSugar Mountain Resort12 min walk
  • Popular LocationSugar Creek Gem Mine9 min drive
  • Popular LocationGrandfather Golf and Country Club11 min drive

Space details

3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 8
1543 sq ft
Bedroom 1
    1 king bed
Bedroom 2
    2 twin/single beds
Bedroom 3
    1 queen bed
Common area
    1 sleep sofa/futon
Bathroom 1
Bathroom 2

About this property

Entire place

You'll have the entire cabin to yourself and will only share it with other guests in your party.

3BR Log Cabin atop Sugar Mountain near Ski Slopes with Hot Tub, Long Range Views & Fireplace

Family-friendly cabin in Banner Elk with spa tub

Additional Room Details
Sleeper Sofa (Double or Queen)
Shared Full Bath

Welcome to Sugar Bear!

Sugar Bear is a charming 3BR log cabin near the top of Sugar Mountain, close to the ski slopes. Enjoy long-range mountain views, including the peaks of Grandfather Mountain. During the ski season, guests are within walking distance to the slopes of Sugar Mountain Ski Resort, less than half a mile or a short 3-mile drive to their main parking area and ski lodge. Enjoy "virtual slopeside" shuttle service! The Sugar Mountain Shuttle can pick you up at the cabin or the resort and drop you off at Sugar Bear or the slopes. Either way, you have virtual slopeside access to the ski slopes! Search http://www.skisugar.com/downloads/Shuttle-Map.pdf for more information.

During the warmer months, enjoy the 18-hole golf course and the tennis courts, less than three (3) miles from the cabin on Sugar Mountain. Downtown Banner Elk is only five (5) miles away, with Lees McRae College, shopping, restaurants, and more. Grandfather Mountain and the popular Profile hiking trails are less than four (4) miles away, and Beech Mountain Ski Resort is an eleven (11) mile drive from Sugar Bear. The town of Seven Devils, with Otter Falls trail and the Hawksnest Snowtubing & Ziplines resort, is eight (8) miles from the cabin.

The towns of Boone and Blowing Rock are both about fifteen (15) miles away. Tweetsie Railroad Theme Park and Appalachian Ski Mountain are about nineteen (19) miles away. The village of Valle Crucis, with its riverfront community park and the original Mast General Store, is only fourteen (14) miles away. The Elk River is three (3) miles away, and the Watauga River is twelve (12) miles away. Watauga Lake is about twenty-five (25) miles. Linville Falls and Linville Caverns are both within twenty (20) miles of Sugar Bear cabin. Sugar Bear cabin is close and convenient to the High Country attractions and many more.

The main level of Sugar Bear boasts wood floors, antler chandeliers, and vaulted, tongue-and-groove ceilings, and exposed beams. The great room features a large HD Smart TV, leather furniture, and a floor-to-ceiling river rock fireplace with gas logs. The adjacent dining table seats six, plus two more on bar stool seats at the kitchen bar top, for a total of eight guests. The kitchen is well equipped to prepare and serve meals to a packed house. Guests can even enjoy the long-range views from the kitchen sink!

Two bedrooms and one full bathroom are on the main level. Both have an HD Smart TV, and one has a queen bed and a glass door leading to the rear deck. The second bedroom has two twin beds, exposed beams, and also has mountain views. The main level full bathroom is central to both bedrooms and the rest of the living area.

Upstairs is a cozy loft with an HD Smart TV, an Xbox game console with a handful of fun games, and a comfy sofa that opens to a queen bed. The master suite is a spacious bedroom featuring a king bed, vaulted ceilings, exposed beams, an HD Smart TV, an ensuite bathroom, and a glass door framing stunning mountain views and opening to a Juliette deck.

Sugar Bear features covered porches and open-air decks on the front, rear, and on both sides. The hot tub was added during the summer of 2020. The owners plan to continue upgrading this lovely cabin, so you may well arrive to find a few unexpected amenities. The open-air rear deck on the main level wraps around the side and has outdoor steps going down to the lower level rear deck and into the backyard. The rear deck has cushioned outdoor deck furniture and a stainless gas grill. The lower back porch also enjoys mountain views, has another table and chairs, and wraps around the far side of the house to another open-air deck. The covered front porch features a fun two-seat bench glider, a bistro table for two, and more outdoor seating. The front porch stretches the length of the cabin, leads out onto the open-air side deck and parking area, and curls around to the back deck.

A summary of the amenities includes a washer and dryer, a total of five (5) HD Smart TVs with digital streaming programming and internet TV, an Xbox game console with numerous games to enjoy, WiFi Internet, gas log fireplace, hot tub, and a year-round unobstructed long-range mountain top view.

Sugar Bear is a charming cabin with plenty of creature comforts and lots of fun stuff to do. In addition to the ski slopes, Sugar Mountain Resort has ice skating and snow tubing in wintertime. The Sugar Mountain Public Golf Course and tennis courts open during warmer months. Sugar Bear cabin is a fun, convenient, family-friendly place to enjoy your High Country vacation!

Even though Sugar Bear nears 5,000 feet in elevation, the owners plan to add central air conditioning in 2021. The air conditioning and other plans to update, add to, and improve the property, will likely happen after the spring of 2021. That said, please keep your eye on Sugar Bear over the next couple of years, as we want you to be able to come back again to enjoy any fun additions and improvements!

SLEEPING ARRANGEMENTS (sleeps up to 8 guests max):
Upstairs King Master Suite (sleeps 2)
Main Level Queen Bedroom (sleeps 2)
Main Level Twin Bedroom with 2 Twin Beds (sleeps 2)
Queen Sleeper Sofa in Upstairs Loft (sleeps 2)


Cancellation Policy:
Bookings canceled at least 60 days before the start of the stay will receive 100% refund.
Bookings canceled at least 30 days before the start of the stay will receive 50% refund.

*Currently, Sugar Bear Cabin has central heat but does not yet have central air conditioning. The temperatures rarely ever get above the mid-70s up this high in elevation during the summer weeks. However, the owners plan to upgrade their HVAC by the summer of 2021 to provide central heat AND air conditioning. No guarantees on exact dates, but that is the game plan, and this note will come down once the upgrade is complete.
Guest accommodations at this cabin offer fireplaces and coffee/tea makers. Rooms open to balconies. Kitchens offer refrigerators, stovetops, microwaves, and cookware/dishes/utensils. Bathrooms include showers and hair dryers. Housekeeping is provided on a limited basis.
Recreational amenities at the cabin include a spa tub.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

Property amenities


  • Snowboarding and cross-country skiing nearby


  • Spa tub


  • WiFi available


  • Refrigerator
  • Stovetop
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Cookware/dishes/utensils


  • 3 bedrooms
  • Bed sheets provided
  • Sofa bed


  • 2 bathrooms
  • Shower
  • Towels provided
  • Hair dryer

Living spaces

  • Fireplace


  • TV
  • Video games
  • Games

Outdoor areas

  • Balcony
  • Barbecue grill


  • Washing machine and dryer
  • Near laundromat


  • Heating


  • No pets allowed


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Smoke-free property

Services and conveniences

  • Limited housekeeping
  • Iron/ironing board

Location highlights

  • In the mountains
  • Near a health or beauty spa
  • Near a hospital
  • Near outlet shopping
  • Near a zoo
  • In a village

Things to do

  • Snow sports gear
  • Fitness facilities nearby
  • Golf privileges
  • Golfing on site
  • Boating on site
  • Kayak on site
  • Tennis on site
  • Birdwatching nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Rafting nearby
  • Winery tours nearby
  • Theme parks nearby
  • Fishing nearby
  • Water tubing nearby
  • Sledding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby

Safety features

  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Fire extinguisher
  • Smoke detector
  • Deadbolt lock


  • Sleeps 8
  • Unit size: 1543 sq ft (143 sq m)


  • Basketball
  • Cross-country skiing
  • Cycling
  • Ecotours
  • Fishing
  • Fitness center access
  • Golfing
  • Health/beauty spa
  • Hiking/biking trails
  • Horse riding
  • Ice skating
  • Kayaking
  • Marina
  • Motor boating
  • Mountain biking
  • Mountain climbing
  • Outlet shopping
  • Rafting
  • Rock climbing
  • Skiing
  • Sledding
  • Snowboarding
  • Swimming
  • Theme parks
  • Water skiing
  • Water tubing
  • Wildlife and game walks
  • Winery tours
  • Zoo

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Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
Minimum check-in age - 25


Check-out before 11:00 AM

Special check-in instructions

You will receive an email from the host with check-in and check-out instructions


Pets not allowed

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome

Important information

You need to know

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession
Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
Onsite parties or group events are strictly prohibited
Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a deadbolt lock
This property is managed through our partner, Vrbo. You will receive an email from Vrbo with a link to a Vrbo account, where you can change or cancel your reservation

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About this area

Banner Elk

Located in Banner Elk, this cabin is near theme parks and in the mountains. Sugar Mountain Resort and Beech Mountain Resort are worth checking out if an activity is on the agenda, while those wishing to experience the area's natural beauty can explore Grandfather Mountain and Pisgah National Forest. Traveling with kids? Consider Land of Oz, or check out an event or a game at Kidd Brewer Stadium. Be sure to check out the area's animals with activities such as game walks and birdwatching.

What's nearby

  • Sugar Mountain Resort - 12 min walk
  • Sugar Creek Gem Mine - 9 min drive
  • Grandfather Golf and Country Club - 11 min drive
  • Banner House Museum - 13 min drive
  • Lees-McRae College - 13 min drive

Getting around

  • Asheville Regional Airport (AVL) - 114 min drive


  • Bella's - 8 min drive
  • Mountain Grounds Coffee & Tea Co - 9 min drive
  • The Pedalin' Pig - 9 min drive
  • Puerto Nuevo - 10 min drive
  • Grandview Restaurant - 13 min drive

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Overall score and ratings



Rating 5 - Excellent. 23 out of 26 reviews
5 - Excellent 88%
Rating 4 - Good. 1 out of 26 reviews
4 - Good 4%
Rating 3 - Okay. 0 out of 26 reviews
3 - Okay 0%
Rating 2 - Poor. 2 out of 26 reviews
2 - Poor 8%
Rating 1 - Terrible. 0 out of 26 reviews
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5/5 Excellent

Family trip
Beautiful cabin to enjoy the scenic views and nature. We came to celebrate my daughter’s 6th birthday. We had unexpected snow our 2nd day which was the highlight! We enjoyed cooking our family dinners in the open kitchen where we could all be together. My son enjoyed the loft with the x box too!
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Great get away.
I would recommend this property to all my friends and family. I will definitely return next year. Thank you for an amazing getaway.
Stayed 4 nights in Feb 2022

5/5 Excellent

Perfect Getaway!
Perfect getaway to see the snow!! We would definitely return to this property in the future.
Stayed 2 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Perfect experience!
From start to finish this has been the best experience. The house is so much better than the photos. The definition of warm and cozy. Everything was in good working order for the most part. Only one tv remote worked properly but we didn’t go for the TV. Fireplace remote turned fire but had to manually turn it off. Both were non issues. I wish I would have listened to the advice for snow chains or 4 wheel drive however, I am stubborn and knew best. Now I am the proud owner of a brand new set of $300 snow chains purchased from a local tow company. I’m sure I’ll use these quite frequently here in south west Florida. Anyhow, lesson learned and money well spent.
Stayed 4 nights in Jan 2022

5/5 Excellent

Gorgeous mountain home!
This property exceeded our expectations- very clean, comfortable and beautiful. Close access to Sugar Ski Resort. We will be back!
Stayed 2 nights in Dec 2021