BEARS DEN: PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE, WELL KEPT COTTAGE W HOT TUB OVERLOOKING RIVER.

Ericka York

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Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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BEARS DEN: PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE, WELL KEPT COTTAGE W HOT TUB OVERLOOKING RIVER.

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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6

Bears Den cottage is located on a dead end mountain road backing up to the Pisgah Natl Forest, just N. of Asheville. It is just minutes from Navitat, WNC's only zipline!! The home is decorated to match the mountains, easy going and peaceful. Sit by the creek on the property or listen to the roar of the river below. There is hiking at Douglas Falls down the road. The lawn is beautifully landscaped with different varieties of flowers all season long. When in season, pick fresh blackberries and raspberries in the front yard. Enjoy a book or glass of wine on the wrap around porch or soak in the 6 person hot tub that sits up on a deck. The property is very secluded and quiet, yet close to many fun things to do...including whitewater rafting, gem mining, shopping, restaurants and the Biltmore Estate. It is the perfect vacation spot, we love it and know you will too. Behaved Pets welcome.

Our Mission: It is our goal to provide you with everything that you will need to make Bear's Den your home away from home. If you have special requests prior to arrival, we will do our best to accommodate your needs. All you will need is your toiletries and food.

Our Story: We own and operate Bears Den Cottage ourselves. We both have a background in hospitality including running a 4 star AAA rated bed and breakfast in Colorado. We lived in Asheville and ran the property ourselves for 9 years. We fell in love with Bears Den the first time we saw it. We now live in Colorado and still manage the property ourselves. We have an excellent team of care takers that make sure it is just how we would have it. We now visit twice a year for maintenance, updating and a little R & R.

Bears Den has a magical feel to it...you can almost see the fairies dancing in the flower gardens. :) We sit on the porch for hours watching the birds, butterflies and humming birds and listening to the river below. The house is open and airy with a big picture window looking out into the forest. The cottage is decorated appropriately with bears, flowers and inspirational signs to make your trip the mountains relaxing and enjoyable. There is a good chance of seeing wild life at this property. We guarantee you will have an excellent time.

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome

Ericka York

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I worked in a 21 room country inn/bed and breakfast in Colorado in 2000 which I really enjoyed. After moving to Asheville in 2001, I wanted to pursue owing a vacation rental and we found Bears Den in 2006. I find hospitality is my gift. We owned other cottages but are back to having just this one, it's our favorite and our 'baby' you could say. We hope to one day own a bed and breakfast. We love having this cottage and want to make you feel like you are home away from home.

Ericka York purchased this cabin in 2006

I was in the mortgage business and was constantly being told about cabins and cottages from Realtors I was working with as we were looking. We knew right away Bears Den was the one. I cannot describe the magic and charm you feel. It may look rustic on the outside but it's very well kept inside and the grounds are beautiful and display everything the Western North Carolina Mountains hold.

Renters love listening to the river below while on the porch with either a glass of wine or a cup of coffee. The hot tub is also a favorite because it sits up on a deck so it offers better views and is like it's own destination. Several renters have seen deer and turkeys in the yard. It's very quiet yet close to everything.

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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4.9
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
average rating of 4.857143 based on 42 reviews
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p126987
+1 828 691-0416
Asheville Asheville Area
Hexham, Northumberland, UK
5

TRUE RELAXATION

  • 5 of 5
My wife and I have just spent four nights at this delightful hideaway. The setting is indeed idyllic, with a huge variety of flowers in the garden, which is surrounded by enormous trees and attracts all manner of wildlife - huge butterflies, wild turkeys wandering past, hummingbirds, etc., etc. The cottage has everything you need for a relaxing stay, including a luxurious hot tub. A car is essential, and it is true to say that a fair bit of driving is required to visit the many local attractions (The Biltmore Estate at Asheville is a must!), but it is worth it. Owners are great to deal with and were very helpful in making the arrangements for our stay. I would definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting the area who wants to get away from the hustle and bustle of daily life.
  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2008
  • Stayed: Jul 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: We work very hard to make Bears Den the perfect vacation spot for you and your family. Come enjoy the beauty of the mountains.
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p126987
+1 828 691-0416
Asheville Asheville Area
Greensboro, NC
5

GREAT GETAWAY

  • 5 of 5
My friend and I got together for a Girls Weekend in Asheville, and zip lining at Navitat, and stayed at the Bears Den. Owner was great to work with, answered all questions and made recommendations. The cabin had exactly what we needed. Hot tub was fantastic for these cool spring days. Would stay again. Thanks!!
  • Submitted: May 18, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p126987
+1 828 691-0416
Asheville Asheville Area
5

WONDERFUL LITTLE COTTAGE FOR A GETAWAY!

  • 5 of 5
My husband and I had a good friend visit us from another state, so we rented this cottage for a long weekend. We had a wonderful time. The cottage is very clean, pleasant, and cozy. We took full advantage of the hot-tub and grill. The bed were very comfortable as well.

We chose this cottage because it's outside of the city but not too terribly far from downtown Asheville. The owners are very nice and helpful! We would definitely stay again.

The only suggestion I would make to improve the cottage is to replace the futon with a better couch. Futons are rarely comfortable!
  • Submitted: Apr 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Mar 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Pet-friendly, Girls Getaway, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p126987
+1 828 691-0416
Asheville Asheville Area
5

VERY CUTE AND SECLUDED CABIN

  • 5 of 5
We shared a girl's weekend at the cabin. Everyone loved the place and hot tub. Will definitely be returning in the future!
  • Submitted: Apr 15, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p126987
+1 828 691-0416
Asheville Asheville Area
St. Petersburg, FL
5

APTLY NAMED

  • 5 of 5
Absolutely awesome. The cottage is nestled deep in the woods of the mountains. Open windows and listen to the stream all night. Private and quiet. Place is aptly named as saw a black bear of first day there and wild turkey every morning. It is a plesant drive into Asheville. Property was well maintained and Ericka is very attentive, even if she is out of town. This will definately turn into an annual retreat for us and for longer time. I did not want to leave and force them to have to evict us.

You will love it.
  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
http://www.homeaway.com/vacation-rental/p126987
+1 828 691-0416
Asheville Asheville Area
5

WHY LEAVE THE PROPERTY?

  • 5 of 5
What a wonderful time! The setting is just amazing, whether you're looking for drinks and relaxation, laughs with friends, grilling, hiking or trying your hand at bocce ball! Luckily we traveled as a group of five because when a couple were interested in touring the Biltmore, the others didn't want to leave the property! I highly recommend the short drive to Douglas Falls! It will be about half mile hike - but you arrive at a fall that is a must see! Ericka was attentive to our questions and suggestions. What a WONDERFUL time!
  • Submitted: Apr 28, 2013
  • Stayed: Apr 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Navitat Canopy Adventures
Magnolia's Raw Bar & Grille -- CLOSED
"Great steak and seafood. Live music on the weekends and right in the center of Asheville so ..."
Mela Indian Restaurant
"This is my favorite lunch spot! They have an excellent Indian buffet for a great price!"
Blue Mountain Pizza
"This quaint little pizza joint is just 15 min from the cottage in the town of Weaverville. T..."
Well-Bred Bakery & Cafe
"If you are checking out Weaverville (which is very close to the cottage), you must stop in W..."
Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
19/23 N Future 26
Nearest Beach
298 Miles
Folly Beach, SC (wonderful, small town beach)
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Weaverville, NC
Car: necessary

The cottage is located NORTH of Asheville, home of the Biltmore Estate, fine dining, antiquing, shopping and live music. It is also convenient to Wolf Laurel Skiing, Hot Springs Spa, and the Blue Ridge Parkway. There are many outdoor and indoor activities nearby including biking, white water rafting, fishing, hiking, kayaking, a nature center, museums and children's play places. Come enjoy the large Belle Chere festival that takes place the last weekend of July with lots of crafts & arts & live music. Asheville now hosts the MoogFest over Halloween weekend with tons and tons of music!!

Other Activities: Just min to Reems Creek Golf Course, Blue Ridge Parkway, white water rafting, hiking, Navitat zip line, antiquing, river boarding, kayaking, and much, much more!

Golf: Reems Creek Golf Club was labeled our nicest public course by Golf Digest. It is conveniently located 15 min South of Bears Den.

Ski: Wolf Laurel Ski Resort is about 35 min North of the cottage.

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Asheville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
June, July, August
Jun 1 - Aug 31
2 night minimum stay
$135
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$875
 
 
September
Sep 1 - Sep 30
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$130
Fri,Sat
$770
 
 
October
Oct 1 - Oct 31
3 night minimum stay
$145
From
$145
Fri,Sat
$940
 
 
November, December
Nov 1 - Dec 31
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$805
 
 
March, April, May
Mar 1 - Apr 30
2 night minimum stay
$125
From
$135
Fri,Sat
$845
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60.00 + Tax
Pet Fee $50.00 + Tax
Payment due 30 days prior to stay.
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
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Amenities

Asheville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Rural ...
  • River ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Heating ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Basic Soaps
  • Toilet Paper
  • Linens Provided
  • Iron & Board
  • Broadband Access
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Parking
Kitchen:
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Stove ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Refrigerator
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Lobster Pot
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Child's Highchair
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • We supply plenty of towels, washcloths and hot tub towels.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom - 1 queen , luxury mattress
    Bedroom - 1 queen , luxury mattress
    Sleeper Sofa - 1 sleep sofa /futon
    Bedroom - 1 baby crib , We have a pack n play in the cottage, not a full size crib.
  • The beds have pillow top mattresses and high quality linens. The futon sofa sleeper has a coiled spring mattress for extra support and comfort. We also have a pack and play.There are 4 pillows per bed plus a complete set of sheets, comforter & pillows for the futon. There are extra blankets all around the house.
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Toys ...
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • DVD Player
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Sand Box
  • Porch Furniture
  • Wood Deck
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
Suitability:
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • recreation center
  • autumn foliage
  • forests
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • waterfalls
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • library
  • museums
  • playground
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • synagogues
  • festivals
Leisure Activities:
  • walking
  • scenic drives
  • antiquing
  • horseback riding
  • sight seeing
  • bird watching
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • sledding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • hunting
  • mountain climbing
  • equestrian events
  • mountain biking
  • fishing
  • golf
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • hiking
  • rafting
  • water tubing
  • tennis
Notes:
Kitchen and living space have open floor plan for comfortable living. There are games, books, movies, CD's and an IPOD docking station for you to begin your great time at Bears Den. Outdoor games include horseshoes, bocci ball & croquet. There are chairs on the deck for enjoying your company or reading a good book while listening to the sound of the river. The gas grill is located on the wrap around porch. There are many different kinds of wildlife at Bears Den to enjoy; deer, wild turkeys, lots of birds that we feed and once in a while you will spot a bear. Not to worry though, they haven't done anything but eat the berries out of the yard. We will inform you if the bears are active during your stay.

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