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

Ericka York

Advertiser since: 2005
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Speaks: english
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Ericka York

Advertiser since: 2005
Speaks: english
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Calendar last updated:
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BEARS DEN: PRIVATE, COMFORTABLE, WELL KEPT COTTAGE W HOT TUB OVERLOOKING RIVER.

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

Overview

Asheville Cabin Rental Photos and Description

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:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets considered
Ericka York (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
Call Owner
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Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
December 22, 2014

About Ericka York

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

Why Ericka York chose Asheville

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.

What makes this cabin unique

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights
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Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
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Three services to protect your trip:
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Reviews

4.9
based on 44 traveler reviews

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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
average rating of 4.8636365 based on 44 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
5

Wonderful Time, Beautiful setting!

  • 5 of 5
We had the best time. First thing we noticed was how clean it was! This trip was to just get a way and recharge our batteries. It was wonderful. Other than a day trip into Asheville, we hardly saw a soul!! Very nice! Will be back!
  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
business
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

Excellent experience! We'll be back!!

Excellent experience! We'll be back!!
  • 5 of 5
My husband and I were looking for an 'off the beaten path' cabin for our weekend getaway. This cabin exceeded our expectations in every way. It is tucked up on the mountainside with no other houses in sight. When we pulled into the driveway (it's gravel and steep but fine for a small car) and opened the door, the roar of the little river below the property just set the tone for our chilled out weekend. The cabin itself looks rustic on the outside but is impeccable and well-furnished inside. The grounds are gorgeous and well maintained. The hot tub, which is set up on its own deck behind the cabin, was the perfect way to wind down at night. We went into Asheville one of the days of our stay and it was an easy ~20 minute drive. My husband enjoyed trout fishing in the river, too. We will definitely be back to Bears Den!
  • Submitted: Sep 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 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
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
business
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
business
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

Map

Nearest Airport
30 Miles
Asheville Regional Airport
Nearest Golf
13 Miles
Reems Creek Golf Club
Nearest Motorway
9 Miles
19/23 N Future 26
Nearest Restaurant
14 Miles
Weaverville, NC
Nearest Ski
26 Miles
Wolf Laurel Ski Resort
Nearest Beach
298 Miles
Folly Beach, SC (wonderful, small town beach)
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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Rates & Availability

From $125 Per night

Asheville Cabin Rental Rates

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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
 
 
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
 
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$135
 

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $60 + Tax
Pet Fee $50 + Tax
Tax Rate 7.0%
Notes Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed.
Payment due 30 days prior to stay.
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Amenities

Asheville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain ...
  • Mountain View ...
  • River ...
  • Rural ...
Theme:
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Telephone ...
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Lobster Pot
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • 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:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Television ...
  • Toys ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Porch Furniture
  • Sand Box
  • Wood Deck
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets considered ...
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • Outdoor Hot Tub
Onsite Services:
  • Massage
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • waterfalls
  • winery tours
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • paddle boating
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • tennis
  • water tubing
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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