The location in nature was wonderful, but due to our short stay (due to a family funeral) we weren't able to take advantage of getting to enjoy the outdoors. The interior had everything one would want, and tastefully decorated with interesting furnishings. The only down side for us was the shower which would only produce cold water! My husband is mechanically inclined, and even he couldn't determine what the issue was. We did have hot water elsewhere in the bathroom, so that was a mystery. I know you can't have pillows for each person's likes, but we did find the ones on our bed a bit too flat for our preferences. Kathy Hopson
Lazy Bear Lidge totally exceeded our expectations! The views are breathtaking. The landscape is very nice even in winter. Cannot wait to see it one day during the spring and summer. The room was amazing! I enjoyed the whirlpool tub and having the gas fireplace in the room was so nice! John and Marsha are wonderful inn keepers!! Thoroughly enjoyed our stay here. Absolutely recommend the beautiful B&B. And, how could I forget, the breakfast was so delicious. Thank you for a wonderful stay!
Such a beautiful place on the river! The scenery was beautiful, just a few steps out the back to the river. We spent the weekend with our two boys and enjoyed the hot tub and some sight seeing. The little touches like board games and popcorn were a treat. It was a great place to stay and the owners were so helpful. You can tell they take pride in their cabins with the cleanliness of the entire property. We will definitely be back!
Staying in a B&B is not unfamiliar to me. Taylor House Inn really is exceptional. The warm welcome, the inviting atmosphere, the extraordinary food and service are truly exceptional. The comfort of the room, cozy and immaculate. The Inn keepers, Tessa and Bernard Russo are two of the loveliest people you could meet. They make you feel like old friends. There is no service, question, or kindness they would not do for you. They are people you love by the time you leave. Really. Extraordinary.. some day, when they on to retirement, they will be missed by so many people. Truly angels among us. Regina..Greeneville, TN.
Wonderful find off the beaten path. Steve and Susan (new owners) seemed to work extra hard to make our stay wonderful. It was quiet and comfortable, and clean, The breakfast was outstanding- even the coffee was great (coming from a coffee snob).
Our first time at a B&B. We didn’t know what to expect but we were pleasantly surprised. The lodge was perfect. John and Marsha were very welcoming and friendly. We enjoyed chatting with them and wish them well in their new endeavor as owners of Lazy Bear Lodge. Their hospitality and service was the best and the breakfasts were simply mouthwatering! We will be back and have decided to stay at other B&Bs on our future travels.
My boyfriend and I recently celebrated our anniversary at Lazy Bear Lodge and were blown away by the hospitality, views, and breakfast! We loved having our own private balcony to drink our coffee on in the mornings and the breakfast was delicious. We also had a couples massage which was the best massage either one of us has had. We have been recommending our friends and family already and can't wait for our next trip back.
We've had the pleasure of visiting Lazy Bear in the past when it was under different ownership. For anyone who is in a similar situation as us, I would say to be open minded when visiting again. Breakfast is wonderful, however there are no options for what you would like as there is a set menu for each day. The owners are different from the previous owners in their interaction with the guests, but are still very pleasant and helpful. My suggestion to them would be to go above and beyond and offer to do the little things previous guests have become accustomed to, like offering to make dinner reservations at local restaurants and greeting guests warmly when they walk in the door. Let them know of the extras that are available, like the bathrobes that are hanging in the closets, handmade soaps in the bathroom, etc. With that said, the rooms, views, and lodge are still just as wonderful as they always have been and we will of course return in the future.
My wife and I first stayed at the Lazy Bear Lodge 8 years ago on our honeymoon. It was one of the highlights of our week, as we enjoyed a great room, friendly hosts, and a great breakfast. After 8 years, I am happy to report that the Lazy Bear Lodge is still an incredible experience. John and Marsha are both super friendly. We talked with them for over an hour this morning, just chatting about life and the lodge. They are incredible people that we look forward to seeing again. As far as the lodge itself, it is still a great place to stay. The rooms are fantastic, and really capture the rustic cabin feel. The enormous porch has fantastic views of the valley. The common room provides a great place to curl up and read next to the fire. The food is yummy. We were greeted with complimentary brownies and beverages, and the breakfast was delicious! We have only been in the winter time, but we are going to try and get back during one of the other seasons to see the gardens in their full glory. A beautiful place to stay, run by wonderful people!
My fiancé and I stayed at the Taylor House Inn for the Christmas holiday. Bernard and Tessa were very gracious hosts. They made sure all of our needs were met. The Inn is absolutely beautiful. I would recommend The Taylor House Inn to anyone looking for a quiet getaway.
My husband and I really enjoyed our stay at Lazy Bear. The cabin is beautiful and the views are even more amazing. Breakfast was always served promptly and was always delicious. The owners are pleasant, but are new to the whole “southern hospitality” thing. They do need to update their website to reflect the change in ownership. All in all we would definitely stay again.
Marsha and John (the owners) are as welcoming and accommodating as the place is beautiful. We spent an extended weekend. Food and service was excellent. Plenty to do in the area. Just a really nice quiet place to unplug and unwind. Take advantage of the onsite massage service too !
Being there is something simply relaxing, the kindness and personalized attention of your hosts make you feel like one of the family, it is a wonderful place, share with them you will not regret it ....
Excellent attention from Bernard and Tessa ... to spend a few days away from the noise and the everyday ... it is the best ... the mountains ... spectacular ... and the delicious breakfast ... Congratulations!
Wow! We cannot say enough about our experience! We enjoyed every moment of it. We were spoiled with wonderful hospitality and amazing food! We highly recommend this place and can’t wait to go back!