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

32 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type cabin
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Minimum Stay
2 - 3 nights


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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!

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

More Details
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm

Lynne Webb
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a few hours
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Calendar last updated:
October 26, 2016
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based on 32 traveler reviews

Bear's Lair Cabin on the New River~ Relax in Rustic Elegance~
average rating of 4.90625 based on 32 reviews

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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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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Peaceful Thanksgiving

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving! The directions were perfect. The cabin was immaculate and everything we needed was provided. I felt as if I was staying in a friend's home with all of the little touches that made it comfortable. Our grandsons, aged 3 and 5, enjoyed hiking the woods and attempting to learn to fish. They were outside every minute that they could be. In the evening we enjoyed the fireplace and doing puzzles. Thank you!

  • Submitted: Dec 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Nov 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Rustic retreat for the soul

  • 5 of 5

Perfect get away along the sparkling New River. The house meets every need and comfort. Tucked far enough for peace and privacy while close enough to activities such as the New River Trail State Park. Hope to return again and again.

  • Submitted: Aug 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. We welcome you back for a visit anytime! Lynne
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Beautiful property, well-stocked

  • 4 of 5

This house is really well-equipped. We enjoyed sitting out on the deck, walking down the yard to the river, and hanging out in the comfortable living room with lots of natural light. Beds are very comfortable. Location was convenient to activities on the New River -- went biking on the trail, and tried tubing at Foster Falls.

The only down side was that there is a campground/horse facility directly across the river. On our third morning there (a Friday) we were startled to hear loud, amplified music and announcements from there starting at 9 a.m.. It looked like some kind of a horse show. The music continued off and on til 10:00 that night, and started up again on Saturday morning at 9:00. It was quite a surprise to have so much loud noise in such a remote location.

We would definitely recommend the property if you make sure that you won't be staying there during an event at the facility across the river.

  • Submitted: Aug 18, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind remarks about our cabin. We are very sorry you were disturbed by an event for the Ivanhoe Volunteer Fire Department. The Horse Show Grounds was donated to and is maintained and operated by the fire department to raise funds for the all volunteer agency. All contributions and donations are used within the department, allowing them the ability to protect and serve the surrounding community. The events are held a couple of times per year and one of our guests even visited the show for a bit of local color. :) Lynne
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Nearest Airport
65 Miles
Nearest Motorway
6 Miles
Car: necessary

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


Rates & Availability

Austinville Cabin Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Sep 7 2016 - May 24 2017
2 night minimum stay
May 25 2017 - Sep 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
Fall/ Winter/ Spring
Sep 7 2017 - May 24 2018
2 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

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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Austinville Cabin Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • cabin
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1344 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Water View
  • Waterfront ...
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • 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
  • Blender
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 8 people
  • 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.
  • 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 .
  • Books
  • Books for Adults
  • Books for Kids
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Games for Kids
  • Music Library
  • Radio
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Toys
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • 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
  • Low Allergen Environment
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
Pool / Spa:
  • Jacuzzi
  • 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
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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