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Upscale - Mountain View - Fire Pit - Full Size Hot tub - Fireplace - Wifi

Bedrooms 2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

5 minutes to Blue Ridge Parkway and 15 minutes to Cherokee Casino

The Bear Den Cabin is conveniently located in Maggie Valley with a paved road all the way to the back door. Great Location - 3 miles to Blue Ridge Parkway & 14 mile to Cherokee Casino & 1 mile to the turn off to Cataloochee Ski Area Fie Top Rd. (See Directions below)

The covered porch has a Great Mountain View of Soco Mountain (Great Smokey Mountains) so plan to spend some time in the country swing or soaking in the full size 6 person hot tub or hanging out at the fire pit. If you enjoy hiking or site seeing the Blue Ridge Parkway and Soco Falls are only a few miles away.

The Bear Den is the ultimate vacation rental with everything you need for a relaxing vacation. Well furnished - 50" TV in the Living Room - 32" TV's in both bedrooms - Queen beds with pillow top mattresses in both bedrooms - K-Cup Machine as well as a traditional Coffee Maker - Refrigerator with thru the door ice and water dispenser.

Directions to Cataloochee Ski Area:

1.Turn Right on Hwy 19 and travel for 1 mile

2.Turn Left on Fie Top Rd. and travel for 3.5 miles

Keywords: Fireplace Firepit Wireless Wifi Paved Road

More Details

Don Rucker
Member since: 2007
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great traveler experience.

Speaks: english
Response time:
Within an hour
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 20, 2018

About Don Rucker

We live in Summerville, South Carolina. But, the sweet spot for us is Maggie Valley, North Carolina.

Don Rucker purchased this cabin in 2007

Why Don Rucker chose Maggie Valley

Terri and I wanted a great view without having to drive up a mountain road to enjoy it. We ride a Harley Davidson so having a paved access road is very important.

What makes this cabin unique

Soco Mountain View!! Conveniently located near the Blue Ridge Parkway and the National Park.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We had a wonderful stay at the Bear Den. It was the perfect get away for our 10 year wedding Anniversary. We loved the comfy bed & couch & giant TV. We also enjoyed the hottub which relaxed our muscles after a full day of skiing. Thank you for sharing your home on VRBO. Keren & Michael P.S. We enjoyed all the pictures too! You are so artistic!
Mar 2010
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Maggie Valley Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet ...
  • Wood Fireplace ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Full size walk in shower with seat
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd Bathroom is immediately outside 2nd Bedroom Door
  • Master Bath has two vanity's and a walk in shower with seat.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 queen
  • Each Bedroom has a queen size bed with a pillow top mattress. There is also queen size sofa bed in the living room that is OK for children to sleep on but not recommended for adults.
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Games ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Pool / Spa:
  • Hot Tub ...
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • hunting
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • swimming
  • water skiing
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Upscale - Mountain View - Fire Pit - Full Size Hot tub - Fireplace - Wifi
average rating of 4.9411764 based on 52 reviews

Don is a wonderful communicator and the Bear Den is a cozy, warm stay!

  • 5 of 5

We arrived at the Bear Den and it was awesome! It was such a cozy, warm greeting with Christmas decorations, even a lit tree. Everything is as great as the pictures and better. The lunch cation is fabulous for day trips in the area. Don’s communication is always fast, clear and helpful. We had a couple of hiccups in our travel and Don not only was helpful but went above and beyond to help us and ensure we had a pleasant trip. We are looking forward to staying st his property(ies) again! Thank you again for sharing your Bear Den with our family.

  • Submitted: Jan 10, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Raeford, NC

unied as one

  • 5 of 5

wonderful cabin! would love to stay there again in future

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very relaxing with gorgeous view. I could live here

  • 5 of 5

Fantastic. Clean. Comfortable. Superb home and view. Don Rucker was great with communications.

  • Submitted: Sep 16, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
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Circleville, OH

Very nice,

  • 5 of 5

The house was perfect. I lived the swing and hummingbirds that visited daily

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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Wonderful stay!

  • 5 of 5

Loved the view, the swing, the hot tub, the fire pit, the movie and book selection, and the recliner!!! 😁 Wonderful area to visit!!

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
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  • 5 of 5

Very enjoyable stay, beautiful views from the balcony sitting relaxing on the porch swing. Plenty of room for 4 adults with all the amenities of home. The lane is nicely paved just a little tricky to maneuver on a motorcycle. Will definitely stay here again.. The Rieck's

  • Submitted: Aug 5, 2017
  • Stayed: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Golf
7 Miles
Maggie Valley Country Club
Nearest Restaurant
3 Miles
Joeys Pancake House
Nearest Ski
5 Miles
Cataloochee Ski Area


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $125
Damage Deposit $150

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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

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