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Compass Conversations: Black Bear Lodge


Located in the breathtaking Blue Ridge Mountains, the Black Bear Lodge offers a unique blend of luxury and nature, making it an ideal retreat for both families and nature enthusiasts.

The lodge not only provides a serene escape, but also supports local businesses and enriches the community through tourism. I have personally heard rave reviews from a client who booked the lodge recently!

Be sure to tell Brandy you found them through us for a special offer!


Each month, we'll take you on a journey through the unique stories, passions, and dreams that drive our local entrepreneurs. These are the stories behind the logos and social media posts, the spirited souls enriching our daily lives with their craft and dedication.

Black Bear Lodge ad with photos
Black Bear Lodge

What inspired you to create and offer the lodge to the community?

We wanted a place to land after hiking all day and enjoying the beautiful Blue Ridge Mountains. Having invested in long-term rentals for years, we saw an opportunity to share this beauty with friends, family, and the community.

How does the short-term rental contribute to the local community?

Our cabin attracts visitors who support local businesses and create job opportunities. By promoting tourism, we help stimulate the local economy and foster a vibrant community.

Can you share a memorable experience or success story related to your lodge?

We were able to host our family's Easter dinner at the cabin this year. It was a joyous occasion with the kids playing in the creek, creating wonderful memories that highlighted the special atmosphere we aim to provide for all our guests.

What makes your offering unique?

Our lodge uniquely combines luxury amenities with the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains, offering an ideal retreat for nature enthusiasts and families.

What advice would you give to small business owners who are just starting out?

Research your market, understand your customers, build strong community relationships, and stay flexible in solving challenges. Let your passion shine in all aspects of your business.

How do you see your offering evolving in the future?

We are already evolving by renovating a larger cabin on the same creek. This will allow us to offer more accommodations and enhanced amenities, providing an even better experience for our guests.

Do you have a special message that you'd like to share with the community through this article?

We are grateful for the support of our community and look forward to welcoming more visitors to experience the beauty and tranquility of the Blue Ridge Mountains.

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Photo of the owner and her husband who live in Madison Heights VA

Hi, I'm Michelle

I'm the owner of County Compass, and an Amherst County resident. 

I love our community and want to help new homeowners find all the local gems that may not get enough exposure on social media.

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