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From the moment you awaken, you will realize you are someplace special. Perhaps it’s the first cup of coffee from one of the many rocking chairs on our deck, or the sight and sound of deer and bears walking through the woods, this place is one of peace and quiet. Providing a front row seat to Mother Nature's best offerings, you simply need to roll out of bed, take a deep breath and open the blinds. Imagine soaking in an outdoor hot tub, secluded in a woodsy setting with no one else around. With 2 stone, wood-burning fireplaces, you can easily curl up, cuddle up and disconnect. Enjoy magnificent stargazing, far from city lights - the stars glint like precious jewels in the night sky. Our cabin is privately owned and was built with the purpose of escaping to the beauty, privacy and serenity of the Shenandoah Mountains.
Want to leave your cozy accommodations and explore? You can head to Charlottesville for a UVA football game, visit the historical homes of Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, see the area via hot air balloon, take a hike in Shenandoah Natl. Park, or an easy meandering drive along Skyline Drive. Wineries? Yes, we have them. Kayaking, Canoeing and Rafting? Bring it on! Year round activities are within reach at Massanutten Resort. This well adorned cabin is close to everything, while maintaining the feeling of being worlds away.
This cabin is located on 8 acres in the woods along a one-lane gravel road that the State maintains in the winter. 4 WD recommended if there is snow or ice.
Pet friendly! The owners keep this calendar up to date, so please check your dates against availability before inquiring with our local property manager.
Our guest had trouble submitting her September and December reviews via Homeaway, so here it is:
We stayed for a long weekend at the Dancing Bear in September and again in December...that right there should tell you how wonderful this place is! At our December stay the owners left us a handwritten card and a Dancing Bear ornament on the kitchen counter when we arrived, which was so thoughtful! The atmosphere inside and out is so welcoming and you instantly feel relaxed. We loved sitting in the rocking chairs drinking wine and enjoying the beautiful scenery! The fire pit provided hours of entertainment as well as the awesome hot tub. We really enjoyed using the fireplaces! We slept on the king size master bed both visits and it felt like sleeping on a cloud. The faucets and sinks are unique and fit the cabin decor perfectly. It was nice to stay at a clean cabin in which the owners have thought of everything! The kitchen is stocked and no matter what you needed you found it. Both stays were so much fun and we look forward to our next stay at The Dancing Bear :)
Located 110 miles from Washington, DC; 90 miles west of Richmond; 25 minutes from Charlottesville or Harrisonburg, VA, it borders the Shenandoah National Park, nestled in the foothills of the stunning Blue Ridge mountains. Specifically, we are located just east (6 miles) of the Swift Gap/US 33 entrance, which separates the central and southern sections of the park. Monticello, Luray Caverns, Keswick Hall, vineyards and acres and acres of exploring are all close by. (The location icon above is not 100% accurate - the cabin is located off the main road on a shared gravel 'cul de sac' of 4 homesites spread amongst 40 acres. There are no other homes on our 8 acres, and our cabin does not appear on Google Maps.)
These services can be arranged to ensure complete relaxation:
-Limousine service to area wineries, sporting events, and concerts
For the more adventurous:
Lydia Mountain Adventures is an easy 2 mile drive from this cabin and offers ziplining, tubing and ATVs.
Greene Hills Country Club offers golf, tennis and swimming.
Things to do:
Antiquing, Apple Picking, Art Galleries, ATV Tours, Ballooning, Biking, Birding, Canoeing, Festivals, Fishing, Golf, Hiking, Historical Sites, Horseback Riding, Ice Skating, National Parks, Pottery, Sky Diving, Snow Skiing, Snow Tubing, Spa Activities, Star Gazing, Theatre, Tubing (All Season), Universities, Wildlife, Wineries, Zip Line.
And then there's always curling up with a good book and reconnecting with family and friends.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
2 night minimum required. 3 night minimum required for holidays/holiday weekends. We do not rent our cabin for just one night.
Check in is any time after 3pm. Immediately upon your arrival, please be sure to complete the rental agreement that we have left on the kitchen counter in our cabin and then put it in the mailbox at the end of the driveway. Check out is 11am.
$50 non refundable deposit to confirm your reservation. If you cancel your reservation, this fee is not refunded. Your deposit will be applied to your overall stay. You must cancel your stay at least 7 days in advance or you will be charged for your entire stay. Credit Cards only via telephone with cabin manager. We do not accept wire transfers or on-line payments.
Payment is usually accepted in the quoted currency (USD) unless the currency and the amount is specifically agreed in advance with the owner / advertiser.