Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site.  Our family purchased A Happy Bear Chalet in February 2008.  We purchased this home in Seven Devils after spending several vacations in various parts of North Carolina.  We looked at homes in Lake Lure, Murphy, Asheville, Black Mountain and other places, but we kept coming back to this area.

We picked Seven Devils due to its great, central location. At the foot of our mountain, you simply make a left to go to Valle Crucis, Boone and Blowing Rock, or else take a right to go to Sugar Mountain, Banner Elk or Beech Mountain. Everything this beautiful area has to offer you is easily accessible from Seven Devils! We love that our beautiful mountain has a nice, small town feel, with full-time police and fire protection just down the road, plus city water and streets that are plowed right away. For us, it's a huge plus that we don't have the crowds of Beech or Sugar Mountain in the winter.

In upgrading the home, we picked items that we felt would give the home a nice mountain feel with a bear theme. After some trial and error, we finally got the furniture we wanted, and made sure that it would work for both us and our guests.

We have spent a lot of time in other rentals and we wanted to make sure that issues we noticed were addressed in our own home. Having a decent TV in every room was always an issue, so we made sure to address that problem. Having high speed internet access was also important. A level driveway and a paved road was also a must. We also went with better sleeper sofas with more comfortable mattresses.

Being close to a supermarket and restaurants was also important. For quick snacks and gas, we have a new gas station and market coming in at the base of Seven Devils. We also have a Lowes supermarket less than 10 minutes away, at the corner of our main road and Tynecastle. This intersection alone boasts two upscale restaurants, and sub shop, a coffee shop, a McDonalds and a sportsbar.

For antique lovers, we are only minutes from several shops on Highway 105 at the base of Seven Devils, and several more antique stores are less than ten minutes away in Foscoe.

We always look forward to coming back to A Happy Bear Chalet, and hope you will enjoy our little getaway as much as we do!

The Posner Family
September 2008