VISIT BLACK BEAR LODGE ON 22 SECLUDED ACRES WITH A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW

Robin and Troy Suntheimer

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Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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VISIT BLACK BEAR LODGE ON 22 SECLUDED ACRES WITH A MILLION DOLLAR VIEW

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Set On 22 Acres, 3400 Sq Feet, 3 Bedrooms, 3 Bathrooms With Mountain Views

BLACK BEAR LODGE

Black Bear Lodge’s kitchen has granite counter tops, top end appliances, and a built in steamer that will steam your fish or vegetables to perfection. The up-to-date kitchen is fully furnished and allows you to prepare meals as if you were in your own home. It is fully stocked with full cook and bake ware, utensils and the basic spices. Black Bear Lodge has three bedrooms. The Master bedroom features a queen size bed, private balcony, and a master bathroom with double sinks, two walk-in closets, shower and Jacuzzi tub. The other bedrooms feature queen-size and full size beds with huge lighted closets. Black Bear Lodge is equipped with a washer and dryer for your convenience. High ceilings give you a sense of openness, and well placed windows let in abundant light to brighten the room and showcase the million dollar view. Hard wood floors complete the space. The living area offers a flat screen 42” HDTV, stone fire place and space for relaxing.

Coffee Maker: There are two coffee makers. One in the kitchen and one in the master bedroom. We try to keep filters but you may want to bring the round ones just in case.

Dishwasher. This dishwasher works great and is extremely quiet. We provide the dish washer soap.

Dishes & Utensils. The house has plenty of glasses, plates, bowls, spatulas, knives, utensils and all the small kitchen appliances you could ask for.

Dining Area:

Seat 6 around the table and there are 5 bar stools at the kitchen counter

Amenities

Central Air and Heat

Stone Fireplace in the living room

Wood Stove in the Basement

Single Car Garage

Washer and Dryer. We supply the laundry soap and dryer sheets

We supply nice towels, washcloths, hand towels and kitchen linens.

Linens Provided. We have nice soft sheets of quality thread count.

Iron & Board

Hair Dryers in each bathroom

Hot Tub

Fire Pit

Wet Bar

Other Amenities

For those of you who love the mountains, Black Bear Lodge is the place for you. We provide you with a million dollar view and a secluded place to relax. Once you've stayed with us, we know you will want to return again and again. Enjoy all four seasons at Pine Mountain. The fall colors are absolutely breath taking and the lodge is cozy and warm when the snow falls on the mountain. Come up in the spring to enjoy the wild rhododendrons blooming or in the summer for the cool mountain breezes. All of these are reasons to come home to Black Bear Lodge!

Communication

Wi-Fi internet throughout the lodge and outside on the deck

Land Line

Entertainment

Television: Satellite Television (Dish Network) is installed in the living room and the basement giving you access to movies, music and regular TV. There is a Blu Ray in the living room and the PS3 (plays Blu Ray) in the basement.

42” Flat Screen located in the living room

60” Console TV in the basement – perfect for movies, gaming, and sports.

Games:

PS3 system with move controllers and multiple games is located in the basement

DVD Collection

Assorted board games and puzzles for all ages

Backgammon

Card Table

Electronic Dart Board with numerous games (darts included)

Horse Shoe Pit

Corn Hole Boards (supply your own bags)

Outdoor Features

Deck / Patio: The deck extends around the lodge that provides a spectacular view and sunrises/sunsets. There is a patio off of the basement where a 5 man hot tub awaits.

Outdoor Gas Grill: There is a gas grill on the deck.

Fire Pit: Check out the fire pit. Great for roasting marshmallows or making s'mores bars.

Lawn / Garden: The lodge sits on 22 acres. Horseshoe pits are located off the patio. There's plenty of room for croquet, badminton and corn hole.

Target Area. For those gun enthusiasts – bring your favorite gun. We have a clearly marked target area at the lodge.

Activities

•Kayak / Canoe/Tubing. The New River flows through Grayson County so bring your own kayak, canoe or tube. If you don't have one, there are kayak/canoe/tube rental companies that will supply you with all you need.

•Golfing. Don’t forget to bring your clubs. There are plenty of courses in the area. Give us a call and we can recommend some courses for you.

•Fishing. Bring your own poles or use what we have at the lodge. There is great trout fishing in the area.

•Hiking, climbing and horseback riding. Did you know that Grayson Highland State Park has numerous hiking and horseback riding trails all year?

•Mountain Biking

•Whitewater Rafting

•Hospital

•Massage Therapist

•ATM/Bank

•Medical Services

•Hunting Small Game

•Freshwater Fishing

•Fly Fishing

•Cycling

•Mountaineering

•Spelunking

•Winery Tours

•Restaurants

•Walking

•Scenic Drives

•Recreation Center

•Cinemas

•Churches

•Library

•Playground

•Museums

•Miniature Golf

•Boating

•Shopping

•Groceries

•Wildlife Viewing

•Antiquing

•Sight Seeing

•Bird Watching

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Robin and Troy Suntheimer

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Troy and Robin - Troy and I have lived in Newport News, VA for 18 years. Troy owns his own construction business and I retired from the Navy in 2012 after 29 years of service. We have a son in the Navy and our daughter works for an outdoor recreation company.

Robin and Troy Suntheimer purchased this lodge in 2013

In Oct 2013, Troy and I traveled to Gatlinburg, TN and fell in love with the mountain views and cabin life and decided to find a cabin of our own. We found a cabin in Grayson County for sale and we contacted a realtor. We immediately felt at home in Independence and fell in love with our vacation home, the mountain it sits on, the area and the people. I think you will love it just as much as we do. We closed on 20 Dec 2013 and have been up there 5 times since.

When we first saw this lodge (cabin just doesn't do it justice) we noticed the numerous windows and the beautiful stain. We walked the deck which wraps around all but one side of the lodge and couldn't get enough of the million dollar view. We knew this was the place for us and hadn't even been inside. With the large master bedroom with its own deck, the loft with the amazing views, the high end appliances, single car garage, wet bar and 22 acres we were hooked. The other two bedrooms are cozy and private. The finished basement isn't like most, as it has several windows and french doors that lead out onto the patio. While sitting in the hot tub you can watch the sunset over the mountains which is spectacular. The wood stove keeps the basement very warm and if you open a window, the wood stove will heat the main floor. The living room has a beautiful stone fireplace, high ceilings and a mountain view. There isn't a room in the lodge that isn't cozy and comfortable. If you come to our home, you won't want to leave.

Sleeps10
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Property type lodge
Minimum Stay 1 - 2 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

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Visit Black Bear Lodge On 22 Secluded Acres With A Million Dollar View
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Black Bear Lodge - Independence, VA

  • 5 of 5
We have stayed at several properties in this area and this is one of the finest we have found in the area. Our visit to the area was to trace some family history from the early 1800's and Civil War era.

We arrived late in the day and experienced some difficulty in getting up the driveway in our rental mini-van. The home has security lighting which was a nice feature for the evening arrival.

The property was everything advertised. The photos from the website show exactly what is in the home. The exterior porches allow you to take in the fantastic view both day and night.

We enjoyed the view, evening fireflies, and day-time wildlife. You can frequently look outside and see deer and other birds and wildlife. There is an outdoor fire pit, gun range and sports areas on the property as well as the nature trails.

The interior is well furnished and the owners provide easy instructions on how to operate the electronics and equipment furnished. This is a great place for couples or families to stay.

The property is close to many outdoor activities - the Virginia Creeper trail is an awesome nearby attraction- as well as many other places.

The owners were great to work with on reservations, directions, nearby attractions and shopping.

Our stay was fantastic for early summer and this property is a great place to stay anytime! Well worth the price! We would definitely stay at again!
  • Submitted: Jul 29, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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This was an amazing cabin with beautiful property ! The owners are amazing super helpful and great to deal with and went above and beyond with everything! By far our best family vacation so far already booking another stay in this simply amazing cabin!
  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5
We were looking for a great long weekend getaway from our hectic work schedules and found the lodge on the VRBO website. We have stayed at many cabin rentals in several different states and this cabin far exceeded any of them. What a fantastic place and at such a bargain. We have bragged to so many about the plush amenities especially the master bathroom. What I wouldn't do to have it in my own home! True pampering with so much space and every amenity. We did two days of hiking at Grayson Highlands State Park and enjoyed the great views and scenery so close to the lodge. We loved the nightly serenade by the whippoorwill. We truly enjoyed our visit in May and we are returning in October only this time for a full week! We can't wait to see the fall colors and feel the cool mountain air.
  • Submitted: Jul 21, 2014
  • Stayed: May 2014
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We had a wonderful time at your home. It was all as it was described. We even got to see a real black bear run across the property and had a deer visit us a couple times. It is so beautiful there and we enjoyed watching the fireworks on the 4 th of July on the front deck! We definately would stay there again if we are back in the area. Thank you.
  • Submitted: Jul 16, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Amazing!!!

  • 5 of 5
Black Bear Lodge is exactly as described! Upon arrival you will be amazed at the sight of it from the outside, and then when you go inside you will be even more pleased. Furnishings are comfortable and cozy, the kitchen has everything you could possible need, the decks are gorgeous and of course the views are priceless. This place is perfect for a romantic getaway or a family vacation!! Children will love the furnished "basement" with the game stations, huge TV and selection of movies. Adults will love the view from the hot tub! The master bed and bath on the top floor are simply gorgeous and have a great little private balcony and the two other bedrooms on the middle level are perfect. The driveway is a slight challenge the first time but you will soon master it! We will definitely book this lodge again and highly recommend it!!
  • Submitted: Jul 4, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
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Independence Blue Ridge Highlands
NC
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Black Bear Hibernation

  • 5 of 5
Website and photos do NOT compare to what this sanctuary does when you walk on the front porch. Black Bear Lodge is immaculate!!! Can't wait to get back on the mountain!
  • Submitted: Jun 17, 2014
  • Stayed: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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Map

Map

Davis-Bourne Inn
El Parian Mexican Restaurant
Nearest Airport
94 Miles
Tri-Cities Regional Airport
Nearest Motorway
21 Miles
US 58/US221
Nearest Barpub
13 Miles
S 5 Sports Bar and Lounge
Nearest Ski
68.9 Miles
Appalachian Ski Mountain
Nearest Golf
14 Miles
City of Galax Mun Golf Course
Nearest Restaurant
6 Miles
Ogles
Car: necessary

At 2900 feet above sea level, this secluded mountain lodge sits on 22 acres on Pine Mountain in Independence, Virginia. The lodge is only 23 miles from Grayson Highland State Park where you will find hiking and horse trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls. Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain join Grayson Highland State Park to the North where you will find hiking, trout fishing, hunting and spectacular views. The New River winds its way through Grayson County and offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and tubing. Black Bear Lodge is all about location. It is 5 miles from local shopping in Independence and the Historic 1908 Courthouse and easy driving distance to Galax for more shopping, restaurants, antiques, bowling and a cinema.If you want to get away from it all and still be close enough to civilization, then Black Bear Lodge is the perfect place for you. Independence and Galax are only minutes away and just a little further is Sparta, NC. For the outdoor enthusiasts, discover caves and spectacular waterfalls. Do you like to bike? Then you will surely enjoy the famous Virginia Creeper and Independence Bike trails that are relatively close. Horseback riding is also available. All you have to do is book a trail ride with a local stable. If you are a golfer, there are a slew of golf courses from which to choose. If you like river sports, then you are in luck. There is plenty of rafting, kayaking, and canoeing. For the fisherman, the New River offers a variety of fish and the ponds are stocked with trout. If you are tired of grilling, check out the historic Davis-Bourne Inn and tavern for dinner. For those who enjoy fine wine, be sure to visit Mt. Vale Vineyards in Galax. If you are here in the summer, be sure to attend the Grayson Wine Festival that is held every August and for those who stay with us in the fall, you can’t miss the Mountain Foliage Festival.

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Availability & Rates

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Independence Lodge Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
 
Summer Delight
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 8 2014
1 night minimum stay
$175
$1,200
$4,300
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2014 - Dec 1 2014
2 night minimum stay
$150
$1,000
$3,600
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2014 - Mar 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$150
$950
$3,600
 
 
Spring Fling
Apr 1 2015 - May 31 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,700
 
 
Summer Delight
Jun 1 2015 - Sep 8 2015
2 night minimum stay
$200
$1,300
$4,400
 
 
Fall
Sep 9 2015 - Dec 1 2015
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,700
 
 
Winter
Dec 2 2015 - Mar 31 2016
2 night minimum stay
$175
$1,100
$3,700
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$150
 

Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $89
Cleaning Fee $150 + Tax
Tax Rate 5.3%
Notes Full payment when booking less than 4 weeks out. Bookings more than 4 weeks out require a 50% deposit. Cancellation fees may apply (check with owner)

Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Amenities

Independence Lodge Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • lodge
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 3400 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Wood Stove ...
  • Internet ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Heating ...
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Parking ...
  • Garage ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
Kitchen:
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Toaster ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Oven ...
  • Microwave ...
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Connects to bedroom 2 and close to bedroom 3
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , shower , Basement bathroom
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub , Master Bath, double sinks, large walk-in closets
  • Master Bathroom is spacious with marble counter tops. Cedar wood gives it that spa look and feel. Bathroom 2 connects to bedroom 2 and is cozy. Bathroom 3 is located in the basement and very convenient for anyone who sleeps on the sofa sleeper. Each bathroom has a blow dryer, starter shampoo and conditioner, and soap. There are plenty of bath towels, hand towels, wash cloths and toilet paper.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10
  • Master Bedroom - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Master Bedroom Queen size bed Dresser 2 night stands Rocker and Recliner French Doors onto private balcony Cabinet with sink and coffee maker Ceiling Fan Bedroom 2 Full size bed Ceiling fan Large closet with light Ceiling Fan Chest of Drawers Night stand Bedroom 3 Queen sleigh bed Large closet with light Ceiling Fan Dresser with mirror and night stand Full size sofa bed in the basement Twin inflatable mattress
Entertainment:
  • Television ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • DVD Player ...
  • Video Library ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Toys ...
  • Games ...
  • Video Games ...
Outside:
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Balcony ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
Suitability:
  • children welcome ...
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • Events Allowed
  • non smoking only ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
Attractions:
  • churches
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • winery tours
  • restaurants
  • museums
  • library
  • cinemas
Leisure Activities:
  • bird watching
  • scenic drives
  • walking
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • wildlife viewing
  • antiquing
  • horseshoes
  • miniature golf
  • horseback riding
Local Services & Businesses:
  • massage therapist
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • fly fishing
  • mountaineering
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • whitewater rafting
  • golf
  • rafting
  • kayaking
  • swimming
  • cycling
  • cross country skiing
  • hiking
  • fishing
  • hunting
  • rock climbing
Notes:
At 2900 feet above sea level, this secluded mountain lodge sits on 22 acres on Pine Mountain in Independence, Virginia. The lodge is only 23 miles from Grayson Highlands State Park where you will find hiking and horse trails that lead to beautiful waterfalls. Mount Rogers and Whitetop Mountain join Grayson Highlands State Park to the North where you will find hiking, trout fishing, hunting and spectacular views. The New River winds its way through Grayson County and offers fishing, kayaking, canoeing, white water rafting and tubing. Black Bear Lodge is all about location. It is 5 miles from local shopping in Independence and the Historic 1908 Courthouse and easy driving distance to Galax for more shopping, restaurants, antiques, bowling and a cinema.Black Bear Lodge is owned and operated by a couple from Newport News. When you email or call, you are speaking directly with the owners, not a management company. Maps and suggestions for dining and sightseeing are also included.
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