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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 nights

Overview

About the property

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 operate Bears Den Cottage ourselves. We both have a background in hospitality including working at a 4 star AAA rated bed and breakfast in Colorado. We fell in love with Bears Den the first time we saw it. We have an excellent team of care takers that make sure it is just how we would have it.

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.

More Details

Owner
Dana Wingate: Property Manager
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
September 23, 2017

About Dana Wingate: Property Manager

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.

Dana Wingate: Property Manager purchased this cabin in 2006

Why Dana Wingate: Property Manager chose Asheville Area

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.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Note left from renters: Thank you so much for the use of your cottage. We saw a beautiful doe out side the bedroom window. Your gardens are wonderful with so many butterflies. The sound of the stream is so soothing. We enjoyed your porch often. Thanks again!!!
Aug 2007
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Amenities

Barnardsville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • pets considered ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
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
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.

Reviews

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Bears Den: Private, Comfortable, Well Kept Cottage w Hot Tub overlooking River.
average rating of 4.7113404 based on 101 reviews
Hexham, Northumberland, UK
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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
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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5

AMAZING

  • 5 of 5

Def coming back!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Sep 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Beautiful - secluded but close to all

  • 5 of 5

Great getaway for parents and 2 young kids. We didn't see any wildlife (we were probably too noisy). Hot tub was clean and worked well. House has everything one might need. Wish we could have stayed longer. Went into Asheville almost every day, distance not too far. Beds very comfortable, lots of hot water. Just pay attention to check out "assignment" there's a lot to be done that last day, no sleeping in. 9am I don't think was early enough to start all the washing. Otherwise it's a great place to relax and unwind.

  • Submitted: Sep 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice Cozy Stay

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed our stay at Bear's Den. It is a super cute cabin, very clean. We loved all the games to play. Douglass Falls and Craggy Gardens are within an hour...

  • Submitted: Aug 6, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Absolutely charming cabin in the woods! Close to everything the Asheville area has to offer.

  • 5 of 5

Four of us went primarily for the Highlands Craft Fair. The cabin was very close to how it was pictured and our stay was lovely. The sound of the creek rushing past was a delight as we sat on the porch in the early mornings with coffee & evenings with wine. The drive to Area attractions was not bad and we enjoyed the feel of remoteness. It did not have a strong negitive impact on our stay but it was disappointing to find that the over all condition of the site seemed to lack the degree of care taken for the photographs. Cobwebs were not uncommon inside, some of the linens

had a sour smell, the porch chairs were in very sad shape as is the hot tub area, curtains had been added with what looked like little thought to interior design.

Given the w/d capacity it was a challenge to wash and dry all the linens by check out time.

All that said, it's a wonderful location and an extremely charming site.

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Loved the cottage and setting!

  • 5 of 5

I had a wonderful month at the Bear's Den Cottage. I loved how quiet and peaceful it was. The hiking and hot tub were an added bonus! I will definitely be returning next year!

  • Submitted: Jul 23, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $85
Pet Fee $50
Damage Deposit $75

Rates are subject to change until reservation is confirmed. We do also accept Pay Pal and checks. Please inquire with any questions. Thank you!

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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