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Little Bear House will be the star in the show at Little Bear Farm when we complete our renovations.  It is currently unavailable as we work to create a truly special listing.  We hope to make it available in September 2023.

Minutes from restaurants, shops, ski resorts, hiking and bike trails

Take a break from the grind and relax in a comfortable two bedroom home with a large yard located on Family Farm in quiet community surrounded by fields and forest. Just off the scenic By-way, Winding Stair Gap (HWY 194) between historic Valle Crucis and the town of Banner Elk. Perfect for families, bicyclist, hikers, dogs, skiers, or just a weekend getaway.

Bedroom 1

The Master Bedroom features a King size bed. '

Bedroom 2
1 queen bed and 1 twin loft bed

The second bedroom features a new queen bed.

The Living are is unique.  It features an electric fireplace and a large 65' flat screen tv.  The sliding glass door opens into an open air deck with a table and seating for 4.  From the deck you can watch deer and other wildlife in the surrounding fields.  The living area doubles as a sleeping area at night offering a queen size Murphy Bed that closes up during the day.   The corner of this room also provides a desk and chair as a designated work space for those wishing to work remotely.
The cozy adjoining bath sports a beautiful soaking tub and an electric fireplace.' Dining Area/Living Area share a large common space.
kitchen & Dining Area
The Kitchen and Dining area of this house are over the top.  The newly renovated Kitchen features all new appliances including a gas stovetop/convection air fryer oven.  We are really excited about this.  The countertops are beautiful custom resin finish over hickory cabinets.  The kitchen also includes a washer/dryer.  The sink is a large open deep sink with a professional style faucet.
The dinner ware, silverware, and glassware are also brand new, purchased just for this special listing.
Finally, the dining area us uniquely beautiful.  It is the focal point of the house.  The table is a custom resin finish added to a refinished table booth setup and comfortably seats 6 for a meal or family game time. ( a hidden storage area below the table offers board games).  One wall of the dining area is a rock face gas fireplace.  This fireplace creates a cozy space in cool evenings whether for pizza, a home cooked meal, or game night.  Additionally this gas fireplace provides welcome heat in the event a winter storm creates power outages in the area.  

'  Main Bath 

The Main Bath has been completely renovated.  It features a large walk in shower with two shower heads as well as an overhead rainfall shower.  You will enjoy a shower with plenty of water.  The shower is fully tiled with a glass front.  This bath also has a heat light over head for those chilly morning showers.


Field and Grounds

The field and grounds are the lure of this place. Little Bear Farm is a family farm that originated in the 30's and was later run by Jay and Dot Bliss. The boundaries of the farm are much the same as they were in the 1930s.  We recently had to remove the barn on the property due to structural instability.  Happily we replaced it with a small but beautiful pond.    We mow a walking bath around the field for our guests and their furry companions to enjoy.  To the right and back of the property, the forest is owned by the Episcopal Mission and continues all the way down the mountain to the Apple Barn and Conference Center.

The open field is a part of the farm that has housed horses or cattle from time to time but is currently mown for hay and is the home to a wide variety of wild life including a small herd of deer and a flock of wild turkeys.

To the left and across the road the property is bordered by the farm which was owned for many years by Bill and Hester Smith, Dot's parents. The creek running through this property, Crab Orchard Creek, flows down the mountain and empties into the Watauga River. This creek is a small fresh water and relatively clean creek which is home to fresh water trout. (be sure to ask permission from Bill in the green house before visiting the creek).

Jason and Dusty live up the hill in the log cabin. This cabin is more than 100 years old. It is a combination of two old cabins which were reclaimed and reconstructed by Jay Bliss in the 70's.