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Bear's Lair Cabin on the New River~ Relax in Rustic Elegance~

Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

Overview


Details
Property
cabin
Sleeps
7
Bedrooms
3
Bathrooms
2
Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights

About the property

3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, sleeps 7, just steps from the lovely New River

Have you ever dreamed of running away to a log cabin in the woods on the banks of a river?

Your dream can become reality at Bear's Lair Cabin located on the banks of the New River in the lovely Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia.

Bear's Lair is a log cabin featuring a spacious great room with cathedral ceilings, hickory hardwood and tile floors, custom pine cabinetry, and a Jacuzzi tub in the master bath. With water views from every room, you never feel far from the river. Watch the sun set across the river from the large outdoor deck and porches while you listen to the melodic sounds of the river. Discover 5 wooded acres with over 300 feet of easily accessible river frontage; just steps from your door. Splash in the river, fish for your dinner, canoe or kayak downstream or hike/bike the New River Trail. This cabin, located in a private community is perfect for couples , a girl's getaway or the entire family--just waiting for fun and memories to begin!

For additional information, just give me a call at 540-556-1903 (Lynne)

Convenient to:: Nearby towns of Hillsville, Wytheville, Galax and Pulaski+

New River Trail State Park+

Shot Tower Historic State Park+

Foster Falls State Park (horseback rides, canoe and tube rental)+

Beagle Ridge Herb Farm+

Blue Ridge Parkway+

The Crooked Road Music Trail-Blue Ridge Music Center and Rex Theatre+

Fort Chiswell Outlet Mall+

Antique malls, wineries and restaurants

West Wind Farm Winery-Beautiful tasting room and gift shop; special outdoor events in warm weather!

Also nearby:: Golf courses, live theatre, wineries, Safari Park, Virginia Tech and Blacksburg, Virginia(1 hour), Radford University, Mount Rodgers and White Top Mountain

Plan an easy Day-Trip to:: Abingdon and the Barter Theatre, Mt. Airy, NC and historic Mayberry, Roanoke and the Taubman Museum of Art

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Owner
Lynne Webb
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
January 22, 2017

Reviews

Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(35 traveler reviews)

Bear's Lair Cabin on the New River~ Relax in Rustic Elegance~
average rating of 4.885714 based on 35 reviews
5

Best setting for a real nice cabin!

  • 5 of 5

Beautiful views of both the river and the woods. The cabin inside is so warm and rich, it truly is comforting for the whole family.

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

A Blast and A Half

  • 4 of 5

We rented this cabin for "Cousins Weekend". It was a pretty good place to meet-halfway between Atlanta and Philadelphia. The cabin is amazing! There was plenty of space for the four of us. We each had our own bed. The kitchen was well stocked for cooking. We enjoyed walking along the river, sitting outside in the chairs, and the beauty of the leaves, though most had already fallen. The cabin is pretty secluded. The only life we saw was a skunk, a killer possum, two dear, and a pride of cats. We did arrive late - 10:30 pm and had a little trouble finding the cabin. The directions were off a bit as it said to find the red gate with "private" signs. The signs are actually located after entering through the gate and can't be seen at night. That wouldn't have been a big issue except that there are about seven red gates along the road. There is a sign at the gate that says something like "End state maintained road"-that's the gate you want. Basically, drive until you can't go any more, then enter the code to open the lock to go through the gate. That was literally our only issue, but coincidently both sets of cousins were lost looking for the right red gate at the same time. We found each other lost in the woods and conquered the "case of the mystery gate" together. Book this cabin! You will love it.

  • Submitted: Nov 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you "cousins" for your nice review! I appreciate your advice and have changed my directions to read "at the very end of the state maintained road" and "drive until you can't go anymore". I enjoyed reading your comments in our guest book, so glad you enjoyed our cabin getaway :) We would love to have you back to the cabin for your next reunion. Don't forget to ask about our returning guests discount! Lynne and Larry
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5

The property was as described and pictured on HomeAway.

  • 5 of 5

The property owner was prompt answering questions. It's a very private location and good for kayaking the new river or riding the New River Trail, with entry points close by. Didn't know if we should go with the insurance or extra temporary charge on our card. We went with the insurance, but if we stayed again, we would just do the temporary charge. Only negative was having to open and close the gate when entering and exiting the area.

  • Submitted: Oct 31, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Woodsy private retreat

  • 4 of 5

My family and I enjoyed our stay at the Bear's Lair. The cabin is as advertised, Lynn thought of everything. We cooked several meals during our stay, the kitchen had everything we needed....just add food ;)

The cabin sits on a private lot overlooking the river. The river was a bit high during our stay and it rained some so we weren't able to do any "river sitting". My husband and our three children did find a day to fish from the river bank.

During the rainy days we played games, completed a puzzle, read and watched a dvd....all available at the cabin.

I would recommend brining your favorite CDs or a Bluetooth receiver to play your favorite tunes. We weren't able to pick up any radio stations. There are CDs at the cabin but they might not fit your style.

Overall the cabin met our needs and was exactly what we wanted....a secluded cabin in the woods on the river "off the grid". No cable, no wifi...just each other. It was perfect :)

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Outstanding! Everything stated and then some more.

  • 5 of 5

Lynne was outstanding. I could not have asked for anything more. Quick, responsive, informative and a true family professional. I want to stay again. Documents and information was completed online and via voice. Simple and easy process. Home/Cabin was clean and provide all necessary supplies and equipment. I recommend this place to anyone who wants to get away and relax and unwind. What a wonderful experience. Don't bring your cell phone it won't work. Isn't that why you come there. :) Thank you.

  • Submitted: Aug 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review, we are so happy you enjoyed your visit to the cabin! So sorry that AT&T cell service is not available at the cabin. We have Verizon and US Cellular service; both of which work in the more rural parts of Virginia. We welcome you back for another visit soon~we are open year around! Lynne & Larry
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Wonderful cabin

  • 5 of 5

Bear's Lair cabin is fantastic. Well equipped, remote and peaceful, but close enough to shops/entertainment for kids and adults alike.

During a stay for one week, we were not bothered by insects at all, which was surprising given how close to the water the cabin is. Lots of wildlife and the New River is just wonderful.

I would recommend this to friends and would like to go back.

Thanks to Lynne and Larry for having us.

  • Submitted: Aug 2, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We would love to have you and your little ones back for a visit soon! Lynne and Larry
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Map

Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Roanoke
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Car: necessary

Other Activities: canoeing, kayaking, tubing, or bike the New River Trail

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Rates & Availability

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Additional information about rental rates

Property Damage Protection $59
Online Booking $25
Cleaning $85
Tax Rate 10.3%

Summer rentals are a 4 night minimum for week ends. 2 or 3 night stays are OK mid-week.
Shorter stays may be accepted as a "last-minnute" request.
Holidays and Special Events - rates and minimum stays are subject to change.
Carroll County tax is 5%. Virginia State tax is 5.3%. Security Deposit or Damage Protection Insurance required.
~~~Proud participant in the Virginia Green Lodging program.~~~VA Tech is 1 hour door-to door*** GO Hokies!!!

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Amenities

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Property Type:
  • cabin
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Activities Guide
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Filtered Water
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Parking
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , jetted tub
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower
  • Outdoor shower with hot and cold water is located under the deck facing the river.
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 double , 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen
  • Bedroom 1 has sliding glass doors to access porch and includes attached private master bath with Jacuzzi tub. All mattresses are pillow-top .
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Beach Chairs
  • Beach Towels
  • Binoculars
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Large Cooler
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Walkway to Water
  • Wood Deck
  • 10 garden chairs
  • 6 beach chairs
Suitability:
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
Attractions:
  • autumn foliage
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • forests
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • bird watching
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • swimming
  • water tubing
Notes:
Full kitchen with cooking essentials-crock pot, George Forman grill, blender. Full size refrigerator with ice maker. Washer and dryer in pantry. Outdoor shower with both hot and cold water. Large grassy area for outdoor games. ~~~Please Note: We are unable to provide satellite TV due to the large number of trees around the cabin (not willing to cut 7 trees, just to have TV) However, we do have 2 televisions with VCR/DVD and lots of movies for children and adults, family games, puzzles and books.~~~Cell phone service is excellent for Verizon and US Cellular customers.

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